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Title: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 19, 2016, 06:53:59 PM
I'm having problems with my Maytag frontload washer. Anyone here with repair experience?
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: upside down on July 19, 2016, 08:27:01 PM
I have a window unit air conditioner which Although it gets the room quiet cold, the room stays very humid. Anyone experience this ever?
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: popcorn1508 on July 19, 2016, 08:48:10 PM
I'm having problems with my Maytag frontload washer. Anyone here with repair experience?
you may wanna describe the issue.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Dr Moose on July 19, 2016, 08:49:05 PM
you may wanna describe the issue.
It's goes: wumpa, wumpa when you turn it on.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Ydad on July 19, 2016, 09:07:49 PM
It's goes: wumpa, wumpa when you turn it on.
ROTFL!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 19, 2016, 10:17:12 PM
I'm having problems with my Maytag frontload washer. Anyone here with repair experience?
It's goes: wumpa, wumpa when you turn it on.
I sounds like a belt.
Do washers still have those?
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: grodnoking on July 19, 2016, 11:44:21 PM
It's goes: wumpa, wumpa when you turn it on.
Just give it a kick.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 19, 2016, 11:51:26 PM
you may wanna describe the issue.
Ok, here goes. It was in the middle of a regular cycle, and as it was about to drain the whole machine stopped. We unplugged it, plugged it back in and played around with the buttons to no avail. At one point I noticed error number e02 f06. I read up on it and watched a youtube video what the problem may be. Today I followed the instructions from the video and cleaned out the draining tank (or whatever that thing on the bottom is called), which was VERY dirty.

After reassembling the machine I can press start for a cycle to begin, it locks the door but stops right there. No error code visible.
TIA
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 20, 2016, 12:19:52 AM
I have a window unit air conditioner which Although it gets the room quiet cold, the room stays very humid. Anyone experience this ever?
you mean humid as in sticky?  Best bet would be to get a De humidifier, does a great job and keeps the ac working great. 
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 20, 2016, 12:21:56 AM
you mean humid as in sticky?  Best bet would be to get a De humidifier, does a great job and keeps the ac working great.
There must be something wrong with the ac. It shouldn't be that way with a properly working machine. So instead of buying a dehumidifier and have that run in tandem with the ac, just replace the ac.

Next he'll complain that it's too dry the room so he'll have to add a vaporizer above all that...  :P
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 20, 2016, 12:35:17 AM
There must be something wrong with the ac. It shouldn't be that way with a properly working machine. So instead of buying a dehumidifier and have that run in tandem with the ac, just replace the ac.

Next he'll complain that it's too dry the room so he'll have to add a vaporizer above all that...  :P
Yes that's true , an ac is supposed to suction all of the humidity through the filter which is on the front and cause the water to drain out from the back that is why the filter gets full of dust since it's working properly, to suction up all the dirty old wet air , so usually when it doesn't do that job anymore, mean something is wrong with the  AC,  you could/or should get it checked  out or stick with a de humidifier.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 20, 2016, 12:36:15 AM
Yes that's true , an ac is supposed to suction all of the humidity through the filter which is on the front and cause the water to drain out from the back that is why the filter gets full of dust since it's working properly, to suction up all the dirty old wet air , so usually when it doesn't do that job anymore, mean something is wrong with the  AC,  you could/or should get it checked  out or stick with a de humidifier.
Or check to see and make sure it's not full of dust
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 20, 2016, 12:37:16 AM
If the filter is not clean the compressor could freeze up and cause the whole machine to malfunction. Can even lead to permanent damage.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: eli1571 on July 20, 2016, 06:18:47 AM
Window a/c gets frozen, I let it run without the front cover and found the spot where it starts, does that mean water is getting stuck in that spot ? Or is it something else altogether ? What can I do about it ?
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: E R K on July 20, 2016, 06:28:40 AM
Window a/c gets frozen, I let it run without the front cover and found the spot where it starts, does that mean water is getting stuck in that spot ? Or is it something else altogether ? What can I do about it ?
We had that problem too, many years ago. Repairman said we had it set too high. We lowered the temp and it works fine.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: free pollard on July 20, 2016, 11:02:59 PM
I have a window unit air conditioner which Although it gets the room quiet cold, the room stays very humid. Anyone experience this ever?
Sounds like the condensation may not be drawing properly and is getting blown back in to the house. Make sure it's tilted slightly down toward the back so that the built up condensation will run down and drain. Also make sure there isn't any dust and/or garbage that is blocking the flow of water leaving. There should be a steady drip of water coming off the machine.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: free pollard on July 20, 2016, 11:04:07 PM
I'm having problems with my Maytag frontload washer. Anyone here with repair experience?
Model number?
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: MeirS on July 20, 2016, 11:27:32 PM
Any technicians able to fix the annoying typo in the thread title?
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: User6669 on July 21, 2016, 01:13:37 AM
Any technicians able to fix the annoying typo in the thread title?

That would need to be a Mod. Not many out there.  :)
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: eli1571 on July 21, 2016, 04:22:33 AM
We had that problem too, many years ago. Repairman said we had it set too high. We lowered the temp and it works fine.
Worked perfectly till recently, It's a new thing that it freezes, there is probably a way to make sure it doesn't once I identified the source
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:05:57 PM
Model number?
MHW6000... Maxima.

Anyway, I paid someone $100 to find out that I have to pay additional $300 for a new part.  :(
I should really be giving more tzedaka.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:09:15 PM
Any technicians able to fix the annoying typo in the thread title?
Sorry for that. I just realized what happened. The problem is that when typing in the body you have spell check, but not in the title line.

Anyway, JJ fixed it.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: upside down on July 24, 2016, 05:22:51 PM
I am constantly finding "sweating" and condensation on the bottles inside my fridge. I do not constantly open and close the fridge and as far as I can see the door closes well. The food is cold I just wonder what might be causing this and if this is signaling a problem coming
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 24, 2016, 06:19:24 PM
I am constantly finding "sweating" and condensation on the bottles inside my fridge. I do not constantly open and close the fridge and as far as I can see the door closes well. The food is cold I just wonder what might be causing this and if this is signaling a problem coming
When it's very hot, I think it's normal. Is this happening even on cooler days or when your a/c is continuously on?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 24, 2016, 06:21:22 PM
Wall air conditioner that's over 10 years old, but used infrequently.  It's not blowing cold.
My guess is it needs more coolant.  Any recommendations for a repair guy?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on July 24, 2016, 06:23:13 PM
Wall air conditioner that's over 10 years old, but used infrequently.  It's not blowing cold.
My guess is it needs more coolant.  Any recommendations for a repair guy?
Good chance it is worth replacing depending on how infrequently you use it. With a new one you will save a lot of electricity.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 24, 2016, 06:28:11 PM
It's in my storage room 2nd guest room. Would a new one be so much more efficient than one 10 or so years old?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on July 24, 2016, 06:32:05 PM
It's in my storage room 2nd guest room. Would a new one be so much more efficient than one 10 or so years old?
It is definitely much more efficient but you would need to check the numbers to find out how much. Once you add repair costs.......
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: User6669 on July 24, 2016, 09:33:16 PM
It's in my storage room 2nd guest room. Would a new one be so much more efficient than one 10 or so years old?

A new one might not be too much more then a repair guy.
Title: Re: Appliane Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 25, 2016, 12:28:47 AM
I have a window unit air conditioner which Although it gets the room quiet cold, the room stays very humid. Anyone experience this ever?
"If the air conditioner you buy is too big, the room will cool too quickly without removing enough humidity from the air."
also: On humid days, set the fan speed on low; the slower air movement removes more moisture from the air.
 from: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/how-to-size-up-your-air-conditioner-needs/index.htm (http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/how-to-size-up-your-air-conditioner-needs/index.htm)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on July 28, 2016, 10:17:19 PM
i have a GE stackable washer/dryer, model GTUP270GM4WW. it keeps pausing and i have to press the start button for it to continue. any advice?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 29, 2016, 11:02:35 AM
i have a GE stackable washer/dryer, model GTUP270GM4WW. it keeps pausing and i have to press the start button for it to continue. any advice?
Sounds like the switch which is by the door of the Dryer needs to be replaced! (the switch which senses when the dryer door is shut! )
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on July 29, 2016, 02:59:11 PM
Sounds like the switch which is by the door of the Dryer needs to be replaced! (the switch which senses when the dryer door is shut! )
Is it complicated that I need to call someone down or can I do it myself?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on July 29, 2016, 06:55:29 PM
i have a GE stackable washer/dryer, model GTUP270GM4WW. it keeps pausing and i have to press the start button for it to continue. any advice?
Does either (washer/dryer) work OK?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on July 29, 2016, 07:52:21 PM
Does either (washer/dryer) work OK?
Yes the dryer works perfectly
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 29, 2016, 08:06:02 PM
Does either (washer/dryer) work OK?
Usually the washer and dryer have nothing to do with each other, except that they are on top of each other! If one works doesn't mean the other will or vise versa! ...
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: bubkiz on July 31, 2016, 06:55:27 PM
)Can replacing gaskets on a fridge, freezer and dishwasher be done DIY? (Not very handy)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Emkay on July 31, 2016, 07:10:11 PM
)Can replacing gaskets on a fridge, freezer and dishwasher be done DIY? (Not very handy)
Yes, very simple. Some cheaper models can't be done though.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 31, 2016, 08:24:10 PM
)Can replacing gaskets on a fridge, freezer and dishwasher be done DIY? (Not very handy)
yes. Read the manual, and Google and YouTube are your friend.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: srap on July 31, 2016, 09:35:07 PM
)Can replacing gaskets on a fridge, freezer and dishwasher be done DIY? (Not very handy)
Absolutely.  My freezer door had about 25 screws that were hidden inside the gasket around the perimeter.  It was just a matter of unscrewing, replacing, and screwing back again.

Sounds like the switch which is by the door of the Dryer needs to be replaced! (the switch which senses when the dryer door is shut! )
Before you replace the switch, does the dryer door shut perfectly?  Maybe it is being jiggled out of place.  Are there any black dots where the door grinds against the machine when closing it?  It could be bent a bit out of shape (like if heavy things were kept on top).
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on July 31, 2016, 09:58:15 PM
Absolutely.  My freezer door had about 25 screws that were hidden inside the gasket around the perimeter.  It was just a matter of unscrewing, replacing, and screwing back again.
Before you replace the switch, does the dryer door shut perfectly?  Maybe it is being jiggled out of place.  Are there any black dots where the door grinds against the machine when closing it?  It could be bent a bit out of shape (like if heavy things were kept on top).
thanks. yes the dryer door closes perfectly and there are no black dots and not bent. Is it complicated to replace the switch that I need to call someone down or can I do it myself?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: srap on July 31, 2016, 10:04:35 PM
thanks. yes the dryer door closes perfectly and there are no black dots and not bent. Is it complicated to replace the switch that I need to call someone down or can I do it myself?
I'd still test out the switch first.  If you tape the switch down will the dryer stay on the whole time?  Or at least longer than without the tape? (Tape is heat sensitive and may not last the whole time.)  You may be able to jam a piece of paper in the crack around the switch to keep it depressed.  Just make sure the paper is long enough so that you can pull it out after your test.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on July 31, 2016, 10:17:15 PM
I'd still test out the switch first.  If you tape the switch down will the dryer stay on the whole time?  Or at least longer than without the tape? (Tape is heat sensitive and may not last the whole time.)  You may be able to jam a piece of paper in the crack around the switch to keep it depressed.  Just make sure the paper is long enough so that you can pull it out after your test.
It's not the dryer that's the problem it's the washer that keeps on pausing.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 01, 2016, 02:27:29 PM
It's not the dryer that's the problem it's the washer that keeps on pausing.
At which point in the cycle does it pause? Is it giving you any error messages? Sometimes you can get an error message and GIYF for the meaning with lots of info. Also, if the error message doesn't come up on its own you can try and press the power and start buttons simultaneously (maybe hold it down?) for the error code to display.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on August 01, 2016, 02:40:38 PM
At which point in the cycle does it pause? Is it giving you any error messages? Sometimes you can get an error message and GIYF for the meaning with lots of info. Also, if the error message doesn't come up on its own you can try and press the power and start buttons simultaneously (maybe hold it down?) for the error code to display.
dont know when it pauses exactly but it can pause up to 2 or 3 times a cycle. i have no idea how to get error messages as its not digital and there is no display.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 01, 2016, 02:43:45 PM
dont know when it pauses exactly but it can pause up to 2 or 3 times a cycle. i have no idea how to get error messages as its not digital and there is no display.
Is it a front loader that locks for the duration of the cycle?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on August 01, 2016, 03:53:43 PM
Is it a front loader that locks for the duration of the cycle?
no its a stacker with the dryer on top of the washer and it doesnt lock the whole time only at certain times
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: shulem92 on August 03, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
I was using my oven yesterday (GE hotpoint) for 2 hours on 350. When I attempted to shut it off afterwards, the knob melted in my hands! Apparently the whole control panel started melting! The clock still works though. Any ideas of what transpired? (No. The vents weren't blocked)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2016, 03:22:06 PM
I was using my oven yesterday (GE hotpoint) for 2 hours on 350. When I attempted to shut it off afterwards, the knob melted in my hands! Apparently the whole control panel started melting! The clock still works though. Any ideas of what transpired? (No. The vents weren't blocked)
Best thing for you would be to call GE and tell them this story! (were you cooking on the stove top as well? 
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: shulem92 on August 03, 2016, 03:53:48 PM
Best thing for you would be to call GE and tell them this story! (were you cooking on the stove top as well?
Nope. Nothing stovetop. I was wondering if anyone ever heard of such a thing, (and/or its possible causes) before I call GE
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on August 07, 2016, 09:47:58 PM
I'd still test out the switch first.  If you tape the switch down will the dryer stay on the whole time?  Or at least longer than without the tape? (Tape is heat sensitive and may not last the whole time.)  You may be able to jam a piece of paper in the crack around the switch to keep it depressed.  Just make sure the paper is long enough so that you can pull it out after your test.
am i supposed to be taping the sensor or the peice that moves down when the top gets closed?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Palm5 on August 07, 2016, 09:51:20 PM
Anyone know how to replace and solder capacitors for a range control panel that is extremely dim?

Frigidare part #316080102 is the replacement module but it is discontinued so have to improvise
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: srap on August 07, 2016, 09:52:29 PM
am i supposed to be taping the sensor or the peice that moves down when the top gets closed?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: srap on August 07, 2016, 09:54:45 PM
Anyone know how to replace and solder capacitors for a range control panel that is extremely dim?

Frigidare part #316080102 is the replacement module but it is discontinued so have to improvise
Just out of curiosity...does it have a dimmer switch/option on it?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Palm5 on August 07, 2016, 10:04:09 PM
Just out of curiosity...does it have a dimmer switch/option on it?

Nope. It's a known issue apparently with this model.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on August 08, 2016, 09:43:22 AM
am i supposed to be taping the sensor or the peice that moves down when the top gets closed?
so when i do that the top doesnt close. thats what im supposed to be doing right?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: srap on August 08, 2016, 10:13:15 AM
so when i do that the top doesnt close. thats what im supposed to be doing right?
You should be able to do one strong piece of tape across that little bobbing pin to keep it down and still be able to close the lid.  As long as that pin is FULLY depressed (all the way down inside its hole), the machine thinks that the lid is shut and has depressed it so the machine should work.

After all this,  I just reread your posts. I was thinking dryer.  If the washer lid is not closed properly the above would also apply, however FIRST I would check out something else.  What are you putting in the washer when it pauses?  It is a safely feature for the washer to stop when the load is not BALANCED appropriately inside.  Make sure the load looks relatively symmetrical in the tub.  Too much on one side vs the other side will cause the cycle to pause until you readjust the inside load and start it again.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: joe1234 on August 08, 2016, 10:15:37 AM
You should be able to do one strong piece of tape across that little bobbing pin to keep it down and still be able to close the lid.  As long as that pin is FULLY depressed (all the way down inside its hole), the machine thinks that the lid is shut and has depressed it so the machine should work.

After all this,  I just reread your posts. I was thinking dryer.  If the washer lid is not closed properly the above would also apply, however FIRST I would check out something else.  What are you putting in the washer when it pauses?  It is a safely feature for the washer to stop when the load is not BALANCED appropriately inside.  Make sure the load looks relatively symmetrical in the tub.  Too much on one side vs the other side will cause the cycle to pause until you readjust the inside load and start it again.
it happens in the washer even when i put nothing inside
also by the washer there is no bobbing pin. it only has a sensor to tell that its closed and a hook that goes down when the lid gets shut that can lock in the lid, but if i tape that down the lid doesnt close
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: elit on October 30, 2016, 04:44:14 PM
This is probably a stretch but maybe someone here can help. I'm borrowed a pressure washer to clean my deck but something is wrong. The hoses are attached real right but water is still leaking a ton out of the area where the garfen hose connects to the machine it also is running straight out of the pressure house even thought the trigger is not being presses. I'm not sure if that's one problem or 2 different problems. Anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on October 31, 2016, 12:04:44 AM
This is probably a stretch but maybe someone here can help. I'm borrowed a pressure washer to clean my deck but something is wrong. The hoses are attached real right but water is still leaking a ton out of the area where the garfen hose connects to the machine it also is running straight out of the pressure house even thought the trigger is not being presses. I'm not sure if that's one problem or 2 different problems. Anyone have any ideas?
Make sure it has the rubber gaskets where needed, and that they're not dried out.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on October 31, 2016, 12:09:19 AM
My memoir frost free freezer suddenly stopped running. Any ideas? On Friday the drain was a chunk of ice and that is when we noticed it. We emptied and defrosted over shabbos but no luck.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Emkay on October 31, 2016, 12:16:17 AM


My memoir frost free freezer suddenly stopped running. Any ideas?
Maybe buy it a new pair of sneakers.
Sorry, I had to.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: good sam on October 31, 2016, 07:34:07 AM
Is there anyone who makes housecalls in monsey? Need a diagnostic on my portable dryer to get Visa Signature to replace it. Visa will pay for the diagnostic.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on October 31, 2016, 02:26:01 PM
Is there anyone who makes housecalls in monsey? Need a diagnostic on my portable dryer to get Visa Signature to replace it. Visa will pay for the diagnostic.
Renah appliance repair. (No experience with them, just pulled off the top of my head.)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on October 31, 2016, 02:26:30 PM
My memoir frost free freezer suddenly stopped running. Any ideas? On Friday the drain was a chunk of ice and that is when we noticed it. We emptied and defrosted over shabbos but no luck.
Make sure the drain isn't clogged.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: good sam on October 31, 2016, 02:27:15 PM
Renah appliance repair. (No experience with them, just pulled off the top of my head.)
Looks good. Thanks.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on October 31, 2016, 02:42:38 PM
Make sure the drain isn't clogged.
It is not. Definitely not now.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on November 01, 2016, 01:02:59 PM
Make sure the drain isn't clogged.
It is not. Definitely not now.
You know it's not clogged when you can thread something down through it.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: smee123 on November 01, 2016, 08:32:30 PM
My memoir frost free freezer suddenly stopped running. Any ideas? On Friday the drain was a chunk of ice and that is when we noticed it. We emptied and defrosted over shabbos but no luck.
Are you sure its getting electricity?
Is it making any noise?
You will prob have to call someone unless you are able to safely deal with electricity.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on November 30, 2016, 08:35:18 PM
I'm having issues with my oven and looking for advice.

Food often takes a long time to cook, much longer than it should. For a while, the right side didn't seem to be cooking at all, and only the left side worked, and now the left side doesn't work well either.

I did a few tests with an oven thermometer, and it seems to be at the correct temperature.

Additionally, the stove (when lit) often gives off a very strong gas smell. The smell goes away as soon as I turn the stove off. All pilots are lit and none of the burners are clogged.

Any possible explanations?  TIA
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: smee123 on December 01, 2016, 08:25:51 PM
What kind of oven do you have?
If there is a gas leak you do NOT want to be using the oven
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 01, 2016, 09:15:30 PM
Anyone know fridges who might be able to explain to me why mine is leaking water?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: grodnoking on December 01, 2016, 09:19:20 PM
Anyone know fridges who might be able to explain to me why mine is leaking water?
Like just started, or has been for awhile?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 01, 2016, 09:20:16 PM
Like just started, or has been for awhile?
For a while. Just got fed up so trying to deal with it now...
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 01, 2016, 09:26:17 PM
Anyone know fridges who might be able to explain to me why mine is leaking water?
A frost free fridge collects water and drains it out a hole in the floor of the fridge, usually in the back, into a pan under the fridge.  The water usually evaporates from the pan.
Do you have a puddle on the floor inside the fridge?
Look for the drain hole inside the fridge.  It may be hiding under a plastic cover that you need to unscrew.
It may be blocked with dirt. Thread a pipe cleaner into the hole.  The tube leading from the drain is plastic, so don't make a hole in it with something sharp.



Edit:  I just see that upthread, on this very page, someone had a similar problem with a freezer.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 01, 2016, 10:07:46 PM
A frost free fridge collects water and drains it out a hole in the floor of the fridge, usually in the back, into a pan under the fridge.  The water usually evaporates from the pan.
Do you have a puddle on the floor inside the fridge?
Look for the drain hole inside the fridge.  It may be hiding under a plastic cover that you need to unscrew.
It may be blocked with dirt. Thread a pipe cleaner into the hole.  The tube leading from the drain is plastic, so don't make a hole in it with something sharp.



Edit:  I just see that upthread, on this very page, someone had a similar problem with a freezer.
I'll take a look and report back. Thanks!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 02, 2016, 01:00:10 AM
I'll take a look and report back. Thanks!
Found it and cleaned it out. I wouldn't say there was a TON of dirt, but definitely a significant amount. Let's see how the next day or two go. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 03:31:15 AM
Not to be mean but do any of you know how to search on YouTube?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Emkay on December 02, 2016, 03:39:36 AM
Not to be mean but do any of you know how to search on YouTube?
A different generation.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 06:21:10 AM
A different generation.
I thought that would be me.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: grodnoking on December 02, 2016, 10:19:26 AM
Not to be mean but do any of you know how to search on YouTube?
Usually that magnifying glass icon represents a search input.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 02, 2016, 10:25:44 AM
Not to be mean but do any of you know how to search on YouTube?
YouTube or generally googling things is a great tool that I employ often. However, there are sometimes detailed aspects to a problem that watching videos on YouTube  won't always help you with, certainly not in an interactive manner with an expert. In this csse, it made more sense to come here - it's a thread where people who are hopefully knowledgeable in this area are willing to help, answer questions, follow up...
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 10:31:04 AM
YouTube or generally googling things is a great tool that I employ often. However, there are sometimes detailed aspects to a problem that watching videos on YouTube  won't always help you with, certainly not in an interactive manner with an expert. In this csse, it made more sense to come here - it's a thread where people who are hopefully knowledgeable in this area are willing to help, answer questions, follow up...
Probably going to get in trouble now but the info in this thread is C- at best. YouTube would be a lot better.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 02, 2016, 10:34:43 AM
What kind of oven do you have?
If there is a gas leak you do NOT want to be using the oven
Gas oven. The stove gives off a strong gas smell, lately the oven hasn't been smelling at all / much, but it also hasn't been cooking much.

Hoping to have someone come down and look at it. Meanwhile, pizza!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 10:41:39 AM
Are your burners igniting right away or take a second?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 02, 2016, 10:44:12 AM
Are your burners igniting right away or take a second?
I don't remember and am not home, will TARB. If I had to guess I'd say that they take a second, but would rather verify.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 10:57:08 AM
I don't remember and am not home, will TARB. If I had to guess I'd say that they take a second, but would rather verify.
This is why I asked and is not meant to scare you but something that needs to be looked at right away. If it is the stove burners the igniters might need to be cleaned.

Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 02, 2016, 11:16:29 AM
Probably going to get in trouble now but the info in this thread is C- at best. YouTube would be a lot better.
Lol, fair.

Found it and cleaned it out. I wouldn't say there was a TON of dirt, but definitely a significant amount. Let's see how the next day or two go. Thanks again.
...aaaand it's back. Leaking again. Cleaning that tube seems to have done nothing.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 11:23:23 AM
...aaaand it's back. Leaking again. Cleaning that tube seems to have done nothing.
Can you see where it is leaking from. If it has been doing it for sometime there should be water marks?

Is there water in the pan, a lot?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 02, 2016, 11:31:57 AM
Can you see where it is leaking from. If it has been doing it for sometime there should be water marks?

Is there water in the pan, a lot?
No, the pan is basically empty. I'm guessing the water leaks into the fridge before it ever gets to the tube, and thereforedoesbt make it down into the pan. I see beads of water on the top of the fridge (the underside of the freezer on top) but can't seem to find the source.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 11:43:32 AM
No, the pan is basically empty. I'm guessing the water leaks into the fridge before it ever gets to the tube, and thereforedoesbt make it down into the pan. I see beads of water on the top of the fridge (the underside of the freezer on top) but can't seem to find the source.
Do you have an icemaker? Can it be leaking at the water valve?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 02, 2016, 12:00:01 PM
Do you have an icemaker? Can it be leaking at the water valve?
No ice maker.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 02, 2016, 12:46:17 PM
Condensation inside the fridge makes me think you need a repairman.
good luck.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: beeweegee on December 02, 2016, 03:37:10 PM
Condensation inside the fridge makes me think you need a repairman.
good luck.
...or YouTube.  ;) Thanks!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 03, 2016, 08:20:26 PM
I don't remember and am not home, will TARB. If I had to guess I'd say that they take a second, but would rather verify.
Okay the stove burners take between 1 and 2 seconds to light. The maintenance guy in my building looked at the stove/oven and said that all looks fine, but all is not fine IMO. He did say that the igniters don't look like they need cleaning, FWIW.

It's the stove that smells like gas when used, not the oven.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: JTZ on December 03, 2016, 08:40:51 PM
Okay the stove burners take between 1 and 2 seconds to light. The maintenance guy in my building looked at the stove/oven and said that all looks fine, but all is not fine IMO. He did say that the igniters don't look like they need cleaning, FWIW.

It's the stove that smells like gas when used, not the oven.
Did he smell the gas?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 03, 2016, 08:44:07 PM
Did he smell the gas?
Unfortunately not, it takes a couple of minutes of the stove on before it starts to smell, and he didn't stick around that long.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 03, 2016, 09:16:52 PM
Unfortunately not, it takes a couple of minutes of the stove on before it starts to smell, and he didn't stick around that long.
If all else fails and you want someone to look into gas leaks asap for free...
a) calm your gas company. They should have a 24 hr 1800gasleak number.
They will come down with a sensor and check everything out.
b) if you want to get more aggressive, call 911. The fire dept will be glad to pull up with their equipment and check everything out.


Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 04, 2016, 03:27:54 PM
If all else fails and you want someone to look into gas leaks asap for free...
a) calm your gas company. They should have a 24 hr 1800gasleak number.
They will come down with a sensor and check everything out.
b) if you want to get more aggressive, call 911. The fire dept will be glad to pull up with their equipment and check everything out.


I don't have experience with these methods, but something tells me that they shouldn't be tried. If the gas company or the fire dept. deem your range unusable then there's nothing you can do, and you'll be stuck without even the little you now have. You'll for sure have to buy a new one.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 04, 2016, 03:29:26 PM
I don't have experience with these methods, but something tells me that they shouldn't be tried. If the gas company or the fire dept. deem your range unusable then there's nothing you can do, and you'll be stuck without even the little you now have. You'll for sure have to buy a new one.
In my situation that would help, because then my landlord would be convinced that it needs replacing.

I had someone look at it today, he didn't see anything wrong. Cleaned out some junk from the oven, and lowered the gas valve a little bit for the stove. We will see if it helps at all...
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 04, 2016, 03:31:55 PM
In my situation that would help, because then my landlord would be convinced that it needs replacing.

I had someone look at it today, he didn't see anything wrong. Cleaned out some junk from the oven, and lowered the gas valve a little bit for the stove. We will see if it helps at all...
He didn't wait those few minutes to smell?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 04, 2016, 03:38:39 PM
He didn't wait those few minutes to smell?
He waited a couple of minutes and said he didn't smell anything. I smelled it somewhat, but not as strong as other times.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 04, 2016, 08:01:41 PM
He waited a couple of minutes and said he didn't smell anything. I smelled it somewhat, but not as strong as other times.
A pro should have a gas smelling tool. Not a nose
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 04, 2016, 08:03:21 PM
A pro should have a gas smelling tool. Not a nose
An oven pro, or a gas company pro?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on December 04, 2016, 08:12:41 PM
An oven pro, or a gas company pro?
both
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 04, 2016, 08:13:24 PM
both
Well then I guess this guy's not a pro
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 04, 2016, 08:36:11 PM
Well then I guess this guy's not a pro
Make the call. 911! 
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: thaber on December 04, 2016, 08:57:42 PM
Gas company is a great resource.  And they'll usually tag it,  which will require your landlord to have it repaired properly
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 04, 2016, 09:12:55 PM
Gas company is a great resource.  And they'll usually tag it,  which will require your landlord to have it repaired properly
Well since the guy cleaned it, so far I haven't smelled gas, so that might have been the problem. If it happens again that's probably what I'll do.

Thanks to all for your advice!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 05, 2016, 01:48:33 PM
Well since the guy cleaned it, so far I haven't smelled gas, so that might have been the problem. If it happens again that's probably what I'll do.

Thanks to all for your advice!
And we weren't invited for dinner...  :'(

 :P
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: etech0 on December 05, 2016, 01:57:21 PM
And we weren't invited for dinner...  :'(

 :P
Don't worry, it wasn't that exciting. We didn't want to risk fancy food in an oven that wasn't for sure going to work :)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: elit on February 17, 2017, 08:23:31 AM
Anyone have a recommendation for a refrigerator repairmen that services LI
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: davidmal on February 17, 2017, 09:46:32 AM
Or a Dishwasher repair man?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ben89 on March 14, 2017, 03:48:09 PM
I wanted to try to clean out my dryer vent by myself. Does anyone have any suggestions what type of cleaning kit to buy or how to do it?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on March 15, 2017, 12:03:13 AM
I wanted to try to clean out my dryer vent by myself. Does anyone have any suggestions what type of cleaning kit to buy or how to do it?
I think just a vacuum cleaner.  How long is your vent? Maybe you'll need an extra long hose?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ExGingi on March 15, 2017, 01:22:23 AM
I wanted to try to clean out my dryer vent by myself. Does anyone have any suggestions what type of cleaning kit to buy or how to do it?
I bought something online years ago. It's basically a brush and a set of flexible rods that screw into each other, so you can reach pretty far. Does the job well (beware of mess coming out, you need to be ready for it). My dryer vent goes up to the roof, so it's probably about 15 feet.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Something Fishy on June 04, 2017, 10:10:27 PM
So my gas dryer stopped heating... According to my best googling I need to replace the solenoids, and indeed both failed a continuity test.

I'm trying to determine which replacement parts I need, as the numbers stamped on the solenoids themselves don't bring anything up. Searching by my dryer model number doesn't give me a straight answer either.

All the replacements solenoids I'm seeing seem correct, but I have no idea if they're actually the right thing.

The dryer is a Whirlpool WGT3300SQ1, and the solenoids are stamped 08306A (2-prong) and 08284A A (3-prong).

Anyone with some insight?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ben89 on June 04, 2017, 10:39:49 PM
So my gas dryer stopped heating... According to my best googling I need to replace the solenoids, and indeed both failed a continuity test.

I'm trying to determine which replacement parts I need, as the numbers stamped on the solenoids themselves don't bring anything up. Searching by my dryer model number doesn't give me a straight answer either.

All the replacements solenoids I'm seeing seem correct, but I have no idea if they're actually the right thing.

The dryer is a Whirlpool WGT3300SQ1, and the solenoids are stamped 08306A (2-prong) and 08284A A (3-prong).

Anyone with some insight?
wow that's really interesting. I actually just had to change those on my dryer and I just brought in those solenoid valve coils to sears to show them what I needed and they just gave me what they had and he said you don't need a specific one for your model... and it worked. I have a kenmore dryer but I'm assuming that it's the same with whirlpool. Here's the link to the product I got http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/279834/0026/110.html
It was pretty simple to put them in. You just need to check on YouTube exactly how to open your dryer. Hope this helps you.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Something Fishy on June 04, 2017, 10:47:34 PM
wow that's really interesting. I actually just had to change those on my dryer and I just brought in those solenoid valve coils to sears to show them what I needed and they just gave me what they had and he said you don't need a specific one for your model... and it worked. I have a kenmore dryer but I'm assuming that it's the same with whirlpool. Here's the link to the product I got http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/279834/0026/110.html
It was pretty simple to put them in. You just need to check on YouTube exactly how to open your dryer. Hope this helps you.

Thank you. I was beginning to suspect that these were kinda universal, seems that your Sears guy agrees.

I've already opened up the dryer to test the solenoids for continuity, so now they're already both out. Putting the new ones in should be quick and painless by the look of things.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ben89 on June 04, 2017, 10:50:34 PM
Thank you. I was beginning to suspect that these were kinda universal, seems that your Sears guy agrees.

I've already opened up the dryer to test the solenoids for continuity, so now they're already both out. Putting the new ones in should be quick and painless by the look of things.
np. yup same way they came out they go back in. Did you need to take out the drum? Mine was too close to the drum that I couldn't unscrew it without taking it out.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Something Fishy on June 04, 2017, 10:55:55 PM
np. yup same way they came out they go back in. Did you need to take out the drum? Mine was too close to the drum that I couldn't unscrew it without taking it out.

Thankfully not. I couldn't get a regular screwdriver in there, and a small one had too little leverage, but I managed it by using a pair of pliers to twist a Philips bit.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ben89 on June 04, 2017, 11:10:44 PM
Thankfully not. I couldn't get a regular screwdriver in there, and a small one had too little leverage, but I managed it by using a pair of pliers to twist a Philips bit.
nice! Taking the drum in and out is a pain but I know how to do it from a different time when the belt snapped. Live and learn.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Something Fishy on June 06, 2017, 08:29:53 PM
Just popped the new solenoids in... Dryer works like a charm.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ben89 on June 06, 2017, 11:05:16 PM
Just popped the new solenoids in... Dryer works like a charm.
great!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: george on June 07, 2017, 07:50:35 AM
I have an electric cooktop, Jenn-air, glass top. One of the 4 burners suddenly stopped working. Any ideas what might be going on?

Its weird because the burner that is now broken actually has the indicator light on that indicates it is on, even though it is off and it doesn't work when you turn it on.

Thanks in advance for any tips.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 07, 2017, 03:05:46 PM
I have an electric cooktop, Jenn-air, glass top. One of the 4 burners suddenly stopped working. Any ideas what might be going on?
Model?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 08, 2017, 04:46:28 PM
I have an electric cooktop, Jenn-air, glass top. One of the 4 burners suddenly stopped working. Any ideas what might be going on?

Its weird because the burner that is now broken actually has the indicator light on that indicates it is on, even though it is off and it doesn't work when you turn it on.

Thanks in advance for any tips.
That sounds like some kind of sensor issue.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 09, 2017, 02:38:29 AM
That sounds like some kind of sensor issue.
...or a burnt out element, loose/corroded connection and other possibilities. With out knowing the model it is hard to give advice.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 16, 2017, 06:45:48 PM
Is it normal that the sides of my freezer are Yad soledes bo?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 16, 2017, 08:31:35 PM
GE profile convection oven. (approx: 24" W x 12" H x 17" D)
Sounds like it's working. Fan rotates, tray spins.
Doesn't get hot at all.


What could it be?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yelped on July 17, 2017, 07:31:05 PM
Door is closed all the way? Sometimes the sensor is broken. I had that once.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: AsherO on July 17, 2017, 08:44:31 PM
Is it normal that the sides of my freezer are Yad soledes bo?

Sounds dangerous...
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on July 17, 2017, 09:31:56 PM
Is it normal that the sides of my freezer are Yad soledes bo?
it is normal for them to be hot since the hot coils are there. It needs to deposit the heat energy somewhere.

Not sure about the heat level you are describing.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 17, 2017, 10:33:45 PM
it is normal for them to be hot since the hot coils are there. It needs to deposit the heat energy somewhere.

Not sure about the heat level you are describing.
Slightly uncomfortable to touch. כריסו של תינוק ניכבית?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 17, 2017, 11:41:47 PM
Is it normal that the sides of my freezer are Yad soledes bo?
Yad soledes bo?
Is it a frost free freezer?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Emkay on July 17, 2017, 11:49:09 PM


Yad soledes bo?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yad_soledet_bo
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: mgarfin on August 07, 2017, 07:45:35 PM
Is there anything wrong the way my Gas oven burner is burning? fire is wrapped around at a few spots.


(http://i.imgur.com/hejJ7wD.jpg)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: puddles on August 21, 2017, 09:03:21 AM
I have a repair question about a SubZero Fridge. Looking for an unbiased opinion. Anyone here able to PM me if they have fridge repair expertise? TIA.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 09:56:34 AM
My washing machine is leaking a lot of water from underneath, I found a 1/2" rip in the door seal, can I attribute the whole leakage to that or it might be something else as well ?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 10, 2018, 10:04:51 AM
My washing machine is leaking a lot of water from underneath, I found a 1/2" rip in the door seal, can I attribute the whole leakage to that or it might be something else as well ?
You are going to hate this answer. Yes and yes.
The door seal needs to be replaced so start there.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 10:16:28 AM
You are going to hate this answer. Yes and yes.
The door seal needs to be replaced so start there.
Wow i guess that's what I will do, hopefully it solves by that because i wouldn't curse my enemy not to have a  washing machine motzei 9 days

Is this the right part? do I need anything else

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/W10300559/0026/110.html?modelNumber=WFW9050XW03&categoryName=Residential%20Washers&brandName=WHIRLPOOL
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 10, 2018, 10:22:42 AM
Wow i guess that's what I will do, hopefully it solves by that because i wouldn't curse my enemy not to have a  washing machine motzei 9 days
I had a leak underneath and it was a 30 minute fix changing the discharge pump. These things are not that complicated even if you never done it before. YouTube is your savior. Good luck!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 10, 2018, 10:26:34 AM
Is this the right part? do I need anything else

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/W10300559/0026/110.html?modelNumber=WFW9050XW03&categoryName=Residential%20Washers&brandName=WHIRLPOOL
Do you have a local appliance repair store? Check there as these are common parts and it might be cheaper.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 10:32:25 AM
Do you have a local appliance repair store? Check there as these are common parts and it might be cheaper.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Whirlpool-Washer-Bellow-W10290499-PS3632809-W10381562-2229552-AH3632809/162111180517?hash=item25be944ee5:g:fMQAAOSw4CFYwGnT
NOT OEM worth the trouble?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 10, 2018, 10:40:03 AM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Whirlpool-Washer-Bellow-W10290499-PS3632809-W10381562-2229552-AH3632809/162111180517?hash=item25be944ee5:g:fMQAAOSw4CFYwGnT (https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Whirlpool-Washer-Bellow-W10290499-PS3632809-W10381562-2229552-AH3632809/162111180517?hash=item25be944ee5:g:fMQAAOSw4CFYwGnT)
NOT OEM worth the trouble?
Why not?  This isn't such a precision part.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Alexsei on July 13, 2018, 01:00:40 PM
Update:
Turns out a small piece of metal perforated a hole in the tub-to-pump hose

see (https://i.imgur.com/CTaEyk1.png)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 13, 2018, 01:04:45 PM
Update:
Turns out a small piece of metal perforated a hole in the tub-to-pump hose
A hole in the hose makes sense based on your report of lots of water.
20/20 hindsight.

Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yossig on July 15, 2018, 10:16:56 PM
GE profile convection oven. (approx: 24" W x 12" H x 17" D)
Sounds like it's working. Fan rotates, tray spins.
Doesn't get hot at all.


What could it be?
mine just died completely in the middle of preheating and never woke up
and I know a few more ppl with same issue like mine
there is something going around that there is an issue with this particular model being heated over 350 which might of caused your issue as well.
are you still under warranty?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 15, 2018, 10:20:42 PM
Update:
Turns out a small piece of metal perforated a hole in the tub-to-pump hose

see (https://i.imgur.com/CTaEyk1.png)
Where the heck did that come from?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Alexsei on July 15, 2018, 10:22:42 PM
Where the heck did that come from?
I wish I knew
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 15, 2018, 10:26:36 PM
I wish I knew
That is weird!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: good sam on July 16, 2018, 08:23:24 AM
Sump pump is smoking. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 16, 2018, 08:40:17 AM
Sump pump is smoking. Any ideas?
Replace it.
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Post by: good sam on July 16, 2018, 08:41:22 AM
Replace it.
Figured. Thanks
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Post by: Moshe123 on July 16, 2018, 09:33:57 AM
Where the heck did that come from?

Something to do with a certain clothing item men don't wear.
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Post by: Alexsei on July 16, 2018, 09:40:10 AM
Something to do with a certain clothing item men don't wear.
That!!
Go work for the FBI (or GRU...)
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Post by: Moshe123 on July 16, 2018, 10:09:08 AM
That!!
Go work for the FBI (or GRU...)

It's from my own experience once many years ago.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: davidd75 on July 22, 2019, 09:20:07 AM
having problems with gas dryer not drying the clothes no heat.

any advice?

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Post by: Tuna Baygel on July 22, 2019, 09:33:36 AM
having problems with gas dryer not drying the clothes no heat.

any advice?
Get the vent cleaned
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Post by: mercaz1 on July 22, 2019, 09:53:18 AM
my dehumidifier stopped auto draining- is this fixable or am I supposed to buy a new one its a Friedrich d70bpa
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on July 22, 2019, 10:14:09 AM
my dehumidifier stopped auto draining- is this fixable or am I supposed to buy a new one its a Friedrich d70bpa
Check the tubing to see if it's blocked?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 22, 2019, 10:33:12 AM
Get the vent cleaned
For no heat?
You want to see if the ignitor is glowing cherry red.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 22, 2019, 10:35:04 AM
my dehumidifier stopped auto draining- is this fixable or am I supposed to buy a new one its a Friedrich d70bpa
This has a drain pump?
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Post by: mercaz1 on July 22, 2019, 10:51:22 AM
This has a drain pump?

it has a continuous pump and a drain pump
I used the continuous pump for awhile but now it stopped working and I have to empty the bucket every day
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Post by: ckmk47 on July 22, 2019, 11:22:21 AM
it has a continuous pump and a drain pump
I used the continuous pump for awhile but now it stopped working and I have to empty the bucket every day
check that water flows freely through the drain tubing. It might be that simple.  It might not.
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Post by: mercaz1 on July 22, 2019, 11:33:05 AM
check that water flows freely through the drain tubing. It might be that simple.  It might not.
I will check tonight. Thanks
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Post by: davidd75 on July 22, 2019, 12:10:42 PM
Get the vent cleaned

That was the first thing we checked
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Post by: davidd75 on July 22, 2019, 12:11:45 PM
For no heat?
You want to see if the ignitor is glowing cherry red.

yes no heat
is that the problem most of the time?

where can i see the ignitor?
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Post by: aygart on July 22, 2019, 12:14:53 PM
For no heat?
You want to see if the ignitor is glowing cherry red.
this and that it actually stays that way for a sustained amount of time.
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Post by: aygart on July 22, 2019, 12:15:58 PM
yes no heat
is that the problem most of the time?

where can i see the ignitor?
On old style dryers there is often a small pastic square on the bottom which you can remove to uncover a peephole.
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Post by: davidd75 on July 22, 2019, 12:45:28 PM
On old style dryers there is often a small pastic square on the bottom which you can remove to uncover a peephole.

Ill check mine is 16 years old already
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Post by: CountValentine on July 22, 2019, 07:03:02 PM
check that water flows freely through the drain tubing. It might be that simple.  It might not.
Do this first since it is the easiest but that won't be the problem.  :)
The pump seems like the culprit. There should be a sensor (float switch/photo eye) to turn the pump on and off. I would start there.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 22, 2019, 07:07:52 PM
Quiz time.
So it was Friday and the central AC goes out. Outside unit fan is running and the compressor just hums for a few seconds. Want to guess what it is?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 22, 2019, 07:10:23 PM
Quiz time.
So it was Friday and the central AC goes out. Outside unit fan is running and the compressor just hums for a few seconds. Want to guess what it is?
Loose thermostat wire connection?
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Post by: 12HRS on July 22, 2019, 07:19:25 PM
Quiz time.
So it was Friday and the central AC goes out. Outside unit fan is running and the compressor just hums for a few seconds. Want to guess what it is?

shabbos
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on July 22, 2019, 08:03:26 PM
Loose thermostat wire connection?
Not a bad guess if you don't know the flow of things. If outside fan is turning on then the thermostat and wires are good. The same contactor that turns the outside fan on turns the compressor on. The compressor uses a starting cap (fan has one to) to initially start. These go bad all the time. Mine cost $9 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076TKGGGK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
On our block we have spares for everything. Was down for no more than 30 minutes. Try to explain to my kids they need to learn this basic stuff. They look at me like I am nuts.
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Post by: myi on July 23, 2019, 08:13:56 PM
Not a bad guess if you don't know the flow of things. If outside fan is turning on then the thermostat and wires are good. The same contactor that turns the outside fan on turns the compressor on. The compressor uses a starting cap (fan has one to) to initially start. These go bad all the time. Mine cost $9 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076TKGGGK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
On our block we have spares for everything. Was down for no more than 30 minutes. Try to explain to my kids they need to learn this basic stuff. They look at me like I am nuts.
And if the starting cap has gone bad why would it some times or even for a short period go on?

 The central A/C goes on only in some parts of the house, and in the other parts of the home it blows very gentle, works as if it's off. Meaning it blows so soft that you wouldn't know the A/C is on, when I go up to the attic I hear the fans and motors working away, and felt the tubing and seems to be air coming into it.
   Would think something is blocking but the vents are open and a little air is flowing, thing bad batteries can be the cause for these old thermostats? (the screen in on so wouldn't think the batteries are bad.)
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Post by: CountValentine on July 23, 2019, 08:32:37 PM
And if the starting cap has gone bad why would it some times or even for a short period go on?
It didn't. The compressor would only hum, trying to start. Think of a car with a bad battery.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 23, 2019, 08:33:55 PM
The central A/C goes on only in some parts of the house, and in the other parts of the home it blows very gentle, works as if it's off. Meaning it blows so soft that you wouldn't know the A/C is on, when I go up to the attic I hear the fans and motors working away, and felt the tubing and seems to be air coming into it.
   Would think something is blocking but the vents are open and a little air is flowing, thing bad batteries can be the cause for these old thermostats? (the screen in on so wouldn't think the batteries are bad.)
Is the air coming out cold?
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Post by: myi on July 23, 2019, 11:30:29 PM
Is the air coming out cold?
Definitely not hot, more to the cooler side.

  You deal with cars as well?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 12:11:27 AM
You deal with cars as well?
Yes and mine needs a an AC compressor.  >:(
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 12:12:30 AM
Definitely not hot, more to the cooler side.
This just start recently? Wondering if the a-coil is freezing up restricting air flow.
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Post by: myi on July 24, 2019, 01:37:02 AM
This just start recently? Wondering if the a-coil is freezing up restricting air flow.
     I left the thermastat on a steady temperature as there was noone home and wanted the house to be cool when I would come by, but even before that, only parts worked.
   Will see if I can play around if not have a guy come and check it out.
 I had a guy over not long ago, few months back, because it was leaking to the 2nd floor , thought it was the roof but turns out it was the AC compressor.
  Don't know of the two are linked to the problem.
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Post by: myi on July 24, 2019, 01:53:49 AM
Yes and mine needs a an AC compressor.  >:(

 Had one put in last year, seems like the mechanic thought he would get away cheap on me and put in a cheap garbage. It lasted for a few weeks and never got around to fix it untill last week where I went back to see what's what and he told me there's a bad compressor, Lol.
  His guys spent 4-5 hours fiddleing with the car to replace it. That's what happens when you try to get away cheap, you end up paying expensive.
      I never did any research on replacing one of these things, just from the amount of time seems like a big job to replace.
   You willing to take on this job, hands on?

 You related to CM? You guys have a lot in common. Wouldn't call you du·plic·i·tous, your kind of the opposite of that in many ways, but one guy playing two people.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 08:29:21 AM
You willing to take on this job, hands on?
Would not consider this a DIY job. If my son was still home I would have no problem supervising him. I also have major backup (knowledgeable) neighbors for any unforeseen issues.
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Post by: mercaz1 on July 24, 2019, 11:01:35 AM
Do this first since it is the easiest but that won't be the problem.  :)
The pump seems like the culprit. There should be a sensor (float switch/photo eye) to turn the pump on and off. I would start there.
no idea where to find this or even if I did how to fix it
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Post by: myi on July 24, 2019, 11:07:02 AM
Would not consider this a DIY job. If my son was still home I would have no problem supervising him. I also have major backup (knowledgeable) neighbors for any unforeseen issues.
That many neighbors on a block in Poland?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:36:16 AM
That many neighbors on a block in Poland?
We are a civilized country. I live on a cul-de-sac.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 10:24:18 PM
Problem with AC. Compressor sounds like it's turning on, but fan doesn't turn. Could it just be jammed?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 10:40:42 PM
Problem with AC. Compressor sounds like it's turning on, but fan doesn't turn. Could it just be jammed?
Fan in the outside unit with the compressor?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 10:59:10 PM
Fan in the outside unit with the compressor?
Yes. The compressor makes noise as though it's turning on, but it sounds a little different than usual, but the fan doesn't move
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:03:32 PM
Yes. The compressor makes noise as though it's turning on, but it sounds a little different than usual, but the fan doesn't move
The fan also has a starting cap. Newer units use dual caps.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:04:38 PM
Dual cap and I posted a single cap up thread.
https://www.amazon.com/Toughtech-97F9834-Volt-Round-Capacitor/dp/B07K1YFM7L/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2ZBL7Q3KLDZD&keywords=ac+capacitors+35%2F5+440&qid=1564023833&s=gateway&sprefix=ac+cap%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRVlGRFkyUUhGMklXJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODQzMzEzMzFTSE1QSEJJRkNZJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxOTUxNTUyQU9UWTZFVDBCNjROJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Other options is a bad fan, contactor or a mouse eat through a wire.  :)
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:06:26 PM
The fan also has a starting cap. Newer units use dual caps.
Not grasping it. This unit is a carrier from 2014, is that new?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:06:35 PM
Dual cap and I posted a single cap up thread.
https://www.amazon.com/Toughtech-97F9834-Volt-Round-Capacitor/dp/B07K1YFM7L/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2ZBL7Q3KLDZD&keywords=ac+capacitors+35%2F5+440&qid=1564023833&s=gateway&sprefix=ac+cap%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRVlGRFkyUUhGMklXJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODQzMzEzMzFTSE1QSEJJRkNZJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxOTUxNTUyQU9UWTZFVDBCNjROJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Other options is a bad fan, contactor or a mouse eat through a wire.  :)
Link doesn't work
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:07:54 PM
Link doesn't work
Works for me. How about this one?
https://www.amazon.com/TradePro-Capacitor-TP-CAP-45-Condenser-Conditioner/dp/B01FHVCMYI/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3R52A6XEV7COX&keywords=ac+capacitor+45+5+440&qid=1564024028&s=home-garden&sprefix=ac+cap%2Cgarden%2C154&sr=1-1
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:09:02 PM
Works for me. How about this one?
https://www.amazon.com/TradePro-Capacitor-TP-CAP-45-Condenser-Conditioner/dp/B01FHVCMYI/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3R52A6XEV7COX&keywords=ac+capacitor+45+5+440&qid=1564024028&s=home-garden&sprefix=ac+cap%2Cgarden%2C154&sr=1-1
Takes me to Amazon, but says we couldn't find that page. What's the cap called. I can search Amazon
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:10:10 PM
Carrier TP-CAP-45/5/440R Dual Run Capacitor
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:10:50 PM
Do you have AC model #?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:14:06 PM
Do you have AC model #?
Carrier 8000ts
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:17:27 PM
Is replacing the capacitor really so easy that a paraplegic monkey could do it, as one review stated?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:17:53 PM
Carrier 8000ts
That is furnace, no? Have model # of AC unit outside?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:19:15 PM
Is replacing the capacitor really so easy that a paraplegic monkey could do it, as one review stated?
Yes but make sure power is disconnected. You have a disconnect outside to make it easy to disconnect the power. You also need to make sure it is the cap.
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:22:47 PM
That is furnace, no? Have model # of AC unit outside?
Oh didn't realize does 38cks make sense?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:23:22 PM
Yes but make sure power is disconnected. You have a disconnect outside to make it easy to disconnect the power. You also need to make sure it is the cap.
Any way to make sure?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:27:07 PM
Any way to make sure?
Cap meter which you won't have. A spare is the easiest way. You can look at the cap and see if it deformed or leaking if it is oil filled cap.
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Post by: yitzgar on July 24, 2019, 11:33:22 PM
Cap meter which you won't have. A spare is the easiest way. You can look at the cap and see if it deformed or leaking if it is oil filled cap.
Ok thanks
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Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2019, 11:35:28 PM
Pop the cover off and take a picture to post tomorrow. Make sure to pull the disconnect first. I would also make sure the AC does try to turn on now.
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Post by: myi on July 25, 2019, 02:05:45 AM
Takes me to Amazon, but says we couldn't find that page. What's the cap called. I can search Amazon
All you need on amazon is the ASIN.
 Which would be "B01FHVCMYI"
Copy and paste that into the amazon search bar.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 09:15:54 AM
My WiFi thermostat is blank. Breakers, wires etc all look right. Any ideas?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 09:19:54 AM
My WiFi thermostat is blank. Breakers, wires etc all look right. Any ideas?
Type? You try a reset?
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Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 09:21:49 AM
Type? You try a reset?
Honeywell. How would i reset? Could it be the coin battery inside even though it is powered by the c wire?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 09:38:34 AM
Honeywell. How would i reset? Could it be the coin battery inside even though it is powered by the c wire?
You would think the battery would only be an issue when you lose power. What model Honeywell?
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Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 09:44:33 AM
You would think the battery would only be an issue when you lose power. What model Honeywell?
That is what i thought too. Tried changing it anyhow and it didn't help.
Rth8580wf
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 09:52:55 AM
Can't reset with a blank screen. Only think I can think of is double checking the wires to make sure they have power.
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Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 10:42:10 AM
Can't reset with a blank screen. Only think I can think of is double checking the wires to make sure they have power.
I figured it out with some help from a friend who is a plumber but does some HVAC too. Seems a gardener knocked a wire outside which blew the internal fuse. Working now. Thanks for your help.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 10:42:44 AM
I figured it out with some help from a friend who is a plumber but does some HVAC too. Seems a gardener knocked a wire outside which blew the internal fuse. Working now. Thanks for your help.
The old KISS.
Fuse in the thermostat?
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Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 10:47:05 AM
The old KISS.
Fuse in the thermostat?
No on the board in the inside unit.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 11:14:46 AM
No on the board in the inside unit.
Score! No crow for me in this thread.  :)
Only think I can think of is double checking the wires to make sure they have power.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 01:15:36 PM
Score! No crow for me in this thread.  :)
The nature of this thread is mostly crowless since a lot of diagnosis is trial and error.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yitzgar on July 25, 2019, 01:59:36 PM
Pop the cover off and take a picture to post tomorrow. Make sure to pull the disconnect first. I would also make sure the AC does try to turn on now.
DW didn't want me to diy. Tech came down this morning and you were correct.
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 25, 2019, 04:44:49 PM
Getting a new whirlpool fridge for around 650 from bestbuy.
Does it pay to buy the 3 year geek plan for 80 dollars?

Comes with 1 year warranty...

Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 25, 2019, 06:17:44 PM
Getting a new whirlpool fridge for around 650 from bestbuy.
Does it pay to buy the 3 year geek plan for 80 dollars?

Comes with 1 year warranty...
Chances are if noone leaves the fridge open during those first three years you fridge should work fine.
  Kind of a waste on a fridge to buy for the 3 years ,as the first three years it should work flawlessly.

 Or buy with amex and get extended warranty.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 08:00:48 PM
The nature of this thread is mostly crowless since a lot of diagnosis is trial and error.
Not true. Probable to least probable.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 08:01:18 PM
DW didn't want me to diy. Tech came down this morning and you were correct.
How much?
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Post by: aygart on July 25, 2019, 09:29:15 PM
Not true. Probable to least probable.
That is only an order for the trial and error but can also get adjusted by difficulty.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 09:36:48 PM
That is only an order for the trial and error but can also get adjusted by difficulty.
Not sure in you ever been involved in electronics but trail and error is when you basically have no idea what's wrong.
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Post by: yitzgar on July 25, 2019, 11:35:22 PM
How much?
$175
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 11:37:48 PM
$175
Ouch but I guess for your area that is the going rate. I should come out to NYC and fix minor household issues. Probably make a couple k's in a day.
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Post by: yitzgar on July 25, 2019, 11:42:44 PM
Ouch but I guess for your area that is the going rate. I should come out to NYC and fix minor household issues. Probably make a couple k's in a day.
I don't mind the stereotyping, but I'm not on the east coast. ;) How much is normal in Chicago for such a visit?
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Post by: CountValentine on July 25, 2019, 11:51:13 PM
I don't mind the stereotyping, but I'm not on the east coast. ;) How much is normal in Chicago for such a visit?
I don't mind you assuming I was talking about you being in NYC because I mentioned NYC in the second part.
I would say 75-100 for the service call. Now the question is am I going to be ripped off for a $20 part?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 26, 2019, 12:00:45 AM
I don't mind you assuming I was talking about you being in NYC because I mentioned NYC in the second part.
I would say 75-100 for the service call. Now the question is am I going to be ripped off for a $20 part?
I hear. C'est la vi
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on July 28, 2019, 12:01:37 AM
I don't mind you assuming I was talking about you being in NYC because I mentioned NYC in the second part.
I would say 75-100 for the service call. Now the question is am I going to be ripped off for a $20 part?
Service calls more like 50 to 75 and if it can be fixed deducted from the total or rather included in the total.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 28, 2019, 01:38:32 PM
Service calls more like 50 to 75 and if it can be fixed deducted from the total or rather included in the total.
That is cheap. What area is this?
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Post by: yitzgar on July 28, 2019, 01:49:09 PM
That is cheap. What area is this?
I'd guess Lakewood
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Post by: myi on July 28, 2019, 02:57:23 PM
That is cheap. What area is this?
When I say appliance I mean, Stove, oven,washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer.
And in Brooklyn, Flatbush/BoroPark.

   $50-$75 is very reasonable, you can't charge more for just coming to look at the problem, and it's usually something that can be fixed so it's included in the total repair cost, whether it being an Igniter on an oven for $125 it would be included.
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Post by: yelped on July 28, 2019, 09:39:58 PM
An igniter costs $15 and shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to replace.
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 28, 2019, 10:59:10 PM
An igniter costs $15 and shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to replace.
That's irrelevant. Same thing applies to any service industry. Noone is coming to your home for 50 bux anymore
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Post by: myi on July 28, 2019, 11:48:24 PM
An igniter costs $15 and shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to replace.
Yeh, and what about putting new brake pads on a vehicle for one axle $150-$250. The pads can be bought for $20-$30.
    Or what about putting up a fixture in your home, you can buy the fixture and put it up yourself, or change a broken braker? Nothing is free out there, only one exception the "Eggs in Bingo", not just one, 6dozen, you better run over! ;)
 
That's irrelevant. Same thing applies to any service industry. Noone is coming to your home for 50 bux anymore
Yup that's the way of the world, if you have two left hands it will cost you to borrow a right handed fellow to come and do the repair for you!

 

 
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on July 29, 2019, 05:56:37 AM
An igniter costs $15 and shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to replace.
...and some are 50-100 and take an hour to replace.
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Post by: CountValentine on July 29, 2019, 05:58:49 AM
Yeh, and what about putting new brake pads on a vehicle for one axle $150-$250. The pads can be bought for $20-$30.
Yes cheap pads are 20-30 but any mechanic who is going to pad slap isn't a real mechanic.
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Post by: myi on August 15, 2019, 06:41:44 PM
@CountValentine
 I changed the ignitor around a year ago, now this person does heavy baking, like real heavy baking, oven is always on.

 Does it make sense that the ignitor is shot already?

 The Symptoms are...
It's just not working well- it takes much longer to get to the temperature setting and takes much longer to bake- I also hear little sounds of sputtering when it's on.
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Post by: CountValentine on August 15, 2019, 06:57:59 PM
@CountValentine
 I changed the ignitor around a year ago, now this person does heavy baking, like real heavy baking, oven is always on.

 Does it make sense that the ignitor is shot already?

 The Symptoms are...
It's just not working well- it takes much longer to get to the temperature setting and takes much longer to bake- I also hear little sounds of sputtering when it's on.
Would not suspect the ignitor. Have you looked at the flames to see what they look like?
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Post by: myi on August 15, 2019, 07:03:33 PM
Would not suspect the ignitor. Have you looked at the flames to see what they look like?
What's your take?
 It's no biggy to change the ignitor, take me 3 min and have a few floating around the house but don't want to waste my time removing old and putting in new if that's not the problem.
 
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Post by: CountValentine on August 15, 2019, 07:13:03 PM
What's your take?
 It's no biggy to change the ignitor, take me 3 min and have a few floating around the house but don't want to waste my time removing old and putting in new if that's not the problem.
 
If you have them laying around I would try that first. Always worth a shot.
My guess is gas valve.
I would look at the flames.
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Post by: myi on August 15, 2019, 09:09:41 PM
If you have them laying around I would try that first. Always worth a shot.
My guess is gas valve.
I would look at the flames.
Something clogged? Will check it out.
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Post by: CountValentine on August 15, 2019, 09:11:59 PM
Something clogged? Will check it out.
Should be many YouTube videos on how to check different valves.
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Post by: myi on August 16, 2019, 12:40:47 AM
Should be many YouTube videos on how to check different valves.
It wasn't in my home, hence for the questionnaire.
 My relative was telling me I changed it already, but in the end it was another stove that was changed while the fleishig(meat) oven was never changed, tested it for 5 minutes, looked like it was running nice and strong. Let's hope that was the issue, will hear back from them over the weekend how it went. (Changed the igniter in the end.)
 But yes the oven is really dirty filled with dirt and dust, gave a quick cleaning and attached new igniter.
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Post by: zevi on November 10, 2019, 11:43:03 PM
Washing machine is filled with some black dirt, I tried some cleaning solutions, but none seem to help, the dirt comes back with every new load. Any ideas where the dirt comes from and how to get rid of it.
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Post by: myi on November 11, 2019, 12:51:03 AM
Washing machine is filled with some black dirt, I tried some cleaning solutions, but none seem to help, the dirt comes back with every new load. Any ideas where the dirt comes from and how to get rid of it.
Did you try googling?
 https://www.samsung.com/nz/support/home-appliances/top-loader-black-particles-on-clothes/

 Google your exact question.
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Post by: Alexsei on December 11, 2019, 07:13:54 PM
Microwave won't power on after power outage likely a blown fuse, is this a safe diy fix or should i rather get rid of it?
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Post by: myi on December 11, 2019, 07:40:31 PM
Microwave won't power on after power outage likely a blown fuse, is this a safe diy fix or should i rather get rid of it?
Outlet has power?
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Post by: Alexsei on December 11, 2019, 07:57:18 PM
Outlet has power?
No, power isn't back yet ;)
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Post by: myi on December 11, 2019, 07:59:05 PM
No, power isn't back yet ;)
Then I guess your microwave won't power on either..
   At least my microwave uses power to work.
   
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 10:16:15 PM
How long is the average amount of time for an oven to ignite?
   Meaning I think it takes too long, ready to swap out my igniter with a new one?
  Takes over 8 9 minutes for the oven to reach 500 degrees.
 That the norm?

@CountValentine
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Post by: CountValentine on February 05, 2020, 10:24:57 PM
8-9 minutes does not seem to long to reach 500. My oven takes 9 minutes to pre-heat to 450 and that was right out of the box.
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Post by: CountValentine on February 05, 2020, 10:28:29 PM
Microwave won't power on after power outage likely a blown fuse, is this a safe diy fix or should i rather get rid of it?
I would give it a shot.
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Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 10:32:41 PM
8-9 minutes does not seem to long to reach 500. My oven takes 9 minutes to pre-heat to 450 and that was right out of the box.
36 Seconds to ignite, so it doesn't seem to be the igniter maybe the line where the gas/ fire comes out is all filled with guck and garbage.
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Post by: CountValentine on February 05, 2020, 10:44:30 PM
36 Seconds to ignite, so it doesn't seem to be the igniter maybe the line where the gas/ fire comes out is all filled with guck and garbage.
Has it seemed to get longer and longer? 8-9 minutes does not seem long.
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Post by: myi on February 06, 2020, 11:28:08 AM
Has it seemed to get longer and longer? 8-9 minutes does not seem long.
Don't think so.
 10 min or less is the standard.

 Will test it later to see if the flame goes off while pre-heating the oven.

 Unless it's the gas valve which supplies the gas when the ignitor is on.(whatever that part is called.)
 Will need to watch a youtube video or two on how to diagnose a bad gas valve which goes on when the ignitor goes on. There's a set number of Ohms of resistance for a good working one.
 @CountValentine Ever had a bad sensor?
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Post by: CountValentine on February 06, 2020, 12:42:09 PM
  @CountValentine Ever had a bad sensor?
No.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Alexsei on March 16, 2020, 04:22:17 PM
can I fit a 33" refrigerator in A 33" space?
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Post by: CountValentine on March 16, 2020, 04:23:54 PM
can I fit a 33" refrigerator in A 33" space?
Check specs online. What model fridge?
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Post by: Alexsei on March 16, 2020, 04:34:37 PM
Check specs online. What model fridge?
Not about specs, technically they are all 32.62"  so it fits.
Question is about mandatory clearance
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Post by: CountValentine on March 16, 2020, 04:55:03 PM
Not about specs, technically they are all 32.62"  so it fits.
Question is about mandatory clearance
Side clearance should not be an issue. You can look at the manual online to make sure.
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 12:33:11 PM
Seems like something got stuck in the motor of my dishwasher. When we try turning it on it makes a grinding noise for a few seconds and then shuts. How can I figure out how to get it out?
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Post by: CountValentine on March 19, 2020, 12:41:56 PM
Most likely you will need to take it apart. Model?
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 12:47:43 PM
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Post by: myi on March 19, 2020, 04:28:22 PM
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Did you empty the basket or the filter and clear it from any dirt?

 Assuming when the water starts to drain you hear a grinding noise and it turns off?
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Post by: myi on March 19, 2020, 04:34:03 PM
Seems like something got stuck in the motor of my dishwasher. When we try turning it on it makes a grinding noise for a few seconds and then shuts. How can I figure out how to get it out?
If it's the same model as mine I can walk you through, had the same issue with mine.
 I would put the neironim glass candle holders in the dishwasher to clean them from the wax and the dirt.
(I don't recommend anyone doing that, as your putting wax in your sewer system and the pipes, but that's a different story.)

 Anyways the little metal pieces weren't removed that week from the glass cups and instead went into the motor, only figured that out when I removed the dishwasher from the wall and cleaned it out by removing the drain pump motor.
 I thought the motor was dead, so bought myself a new one from ebay, but in the end it was just a bunch of metal pieces all over the motor.
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 05:18:48 PM
Did you empty the basket or the filter and clear it from any dirt?

 Assuming when the water starts to drain you hear a grinding noise and it turns off?
Yes. Exactly this.


If it's the same model as mine I can walk you through, had the same issue with mine.
 I would put the neironim glass candle holders in the dishwasher to clean them from the wax and the dirt.
(I don't recommend anyone doing that, as your putting wax in your sewer system and the pipes, but that's a different story.)

 Anyways the little metal pieces weren't removed that week from the glass cups and instead went into the motor, only figured that out when I removed the dishwasher from the wall and cleaned it out by removing the drain pump motor.
 I thought the motor was dead, so bought myself a new one from ebay, but in the end it was just a bunch of metal pieces all over the motor.

Thanks. In the end my wife called someone down, we cleared out the kitchen for just him and he got it done.
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Post by: myi on March 19, 2020, 05:21:48 PM
Yes. Exactly this.


Thanks. In the end my wife called someone down, we cleared out the kitchen for just him and he got it done.
Was it the drain pump motor?
 Assuming you still have a warranty on the appliance? Or you called a tech?
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 06:46:06 PM
Was it the drain pump motor?
 Assuming you still have a warranty on the appliance? Or you called a tech?
We called a tech.
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Post by: myi on March 19, 2020, 07:52:28 PM
We called a tech.
Put a new part or cleaned it from what ever was stuck inside? Good to hear he got it to work!
   Now that I know you have a kitchenAid dishwasher, does your machine take 5 hours to clean as well?
  Don't think I'll be buying a KA dishwasher the next time around. Unless they make some models that don't take hours to clean.
   
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 08:03:32 PM
Put a new part or cleaned it from what ever was stuck inside? Good to hear he got it to work!
   Now that I know you have a kitchenAid dishwasher, does your machine take 5 hours to clean as well?
  Don't think I'll be buying a KA dishwasher the next time around. Unless they make some models that don't take hours to clean.
   
Pulled it out. It was a piece from the top rack which fell off and got stuck ::)

It does take 5 hours but i don't think others are better.
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Post by: myi on March 19, 2020, 08:33:19 PM
Pulled it out. It was a piece from the top rack which fell off and got stuck ::)

It does take 5 hours but i don't think others are better.
I've seen a Miele Dishwasher in action, took a quarter of the time and cleaned the dishes.
 But for now I'm not buying anything, will use what I have till it goes.
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 09:17:47 PM
I've seen a Miele Dishwasher in action, took a quarter of the time and cleaned the dishes.
 But for now I'm not buying anything, will use what I have till it goes.
How old was it? As the water conservation laws got stricter they take longer.
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Post by: myi on March 19, 2020, 09:20:36 PM
How old was it? As the water conservation laws got stricter they take longer.
Yeh, quite an older piece.
 Was put in when the house was built, custom made front for the dishwashers to match the kitchen cabinets. So yes can be 15-25 years old. I guess that explains a lot.
  Good point there.
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Post by: CountValentine on March 19, 2020, 09:54:28 PM
How old was it? As the water conservation laws got stricter they take longer.
Ours is a couple years old. About 3 1/2 hours but I can't even hear it when it is on.
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Post by: Dave321 on March 19, 2020, 11:08:27 PM
Hi I have a Samsung fridge and every couple days we have a leak on the floor coming from the fridge. What can it be and does it require a professional to fix. Tia
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Post by: aygart on March 19, 2020, 11:10:11 PM
Hi I have a Samsung fridge and every couple days we have a leak on the floor coming from the fridge. What can it be and does it require a professional to fix. Tia
Check is the pan on the bottom is in the right place.
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Post by: myi on March 20, 2020, 01:47:27 AM
Ours is a couple years old. About 3 1/2 hours but I can't even hear it when it is on.
Do you always put in ear plugs when you run your dishwasher? ;)
 But I guess that's a good thing that it's quiet when it runs for 3hrs. Kind of annoying that all appliances started taking more time than usual, especially some of the higher end washing machines.

Hi I have a Samsung fridge and every couple days we have a leak on the floor coming from the fridge. What can it be and does it require a professional to fix. Tia
Do you have a water dispenser where you have kids taking water? That can cause water to overflow and spill on the floor!
 Or if you have a waterline connecting to the fridge make sure the connections are tight,meaning if you have a water cooler connected to the fridge, where you can dispense water from the fridge.

 Is it a fridge freezer or just a fridge? Do you see any ice buildup anywhere?

 And like aygart mentioned, almost every fridge that I know of has a catch pan where it collects some of the water that the fridge produces, if the pipe in the back of the fridge or freezer depending if it's a fridge or freezer is clogged or frozen then the water will leak out of the fridge from the front, or if it's not clogged then make sure the pan is straight and directly under the hole where the water would come out from the fridge.

 Those are some basic checks you can do on your own before calling down a tech to come look at it.
 Good luck hope you can figure what the issue is.
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Post by: CountValentine on March 20, 2020, 07:25:06 AM
Is the water constant or does it come and go?
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Post by: Dave321 on March 24, 2020, 08:30:25 AM
Is the water constant or does it come and go?

Comes and goes.

I don't have a water cooler on it or ice machine on the outside. Only in the inside.

Where would I find the tray?

I do have an ice maker inside the freezer tho.
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Post by: CountValentine on March 24, 2020, 09:00:50 AM
Going to guess bottom left when looking from the front. What model?
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Post by: good sam on April 19, 2020, 10:23:48 AM
Washer is smoking and smells like burnt rubber. My first thought is a loose belt, I opened up the back (LG front loading) but I don't even see where the belts are!
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Post by: yelped on April 19, 2020, 10:51:21 AM
Pulled it out. It was a piece from the top rack which fell off and got stuck ::)

It does take 5 hours but i don't think others are better.
The Bosch's I have take 2:25 for a regular cycle. 2:30 for heavy duty. 1:10 for "Speed60".

They're the cheapest Bosch dishwashers. The one I had previously from about 5-6 years ago took 2:10 for a regular cycle. They're also very quiet. Model of the new ones are SHS863WD5N/11
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Post by: aygart on April 19, 2020, 10:53:16 AM
The Bosch's I have take 2:25 for a regular cycle. 2:30 for heavy duty. 1:10 for "Speed60".

They're the cheapest Bosch dishwashers. The one I had previously from about 5-6 years ago took 2:10 for a regular cycle. They're also very quiet. Model of the new ones are SHS863WD5N/11
5 hours was an exaggeration. Mine are in line with those numbers too. My old ones took 30-45 minutes and did a better job.
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Post by: yelped on April 19, 2020, 10:56:07 AM
5 hours was an exaggeration. Mine are in line with those numbers too. My old ones took 30-45 minutes and did a better job.
Oh ok. Was just trying to be helpful. Mine are quiet so I don't really mind.
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Post by: good sam on April 19, 2020, 11:08:57 AM
Washer is smoking and smells like burnt rubber. My first thought is a loose belt, I opened up the back (LG front loading) but I don't even see where the belts are!
Should have tagged @CountValentine
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Post by: CountValentine on April 19, 2020, 11:23:11 AM
Should have tagged @CountValentine
Model #?
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Post by: good sam on April 19, 2020, 11:30:23 AM
Model #?
WM2016CW
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Post by: CountValentine on April 19, 2020, 11:38:42 AM
WM2016CW
Does not look like it has a drive or pump belt.
Smell can be coming from many places. Coupler, bearing, gasket and the like.
Is something not working? Like it won't drain the water?
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Post by: good sam on April 19, 2020, 11:39:33 AM
Does not look like it has a drive or pump belt.
Smell can be coming from many places. Coupler, bearing, gasket and the like.
Is something not working? Like it won't drain the water?
It drains fine. Very shaky on high spin.
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Post by: CountValentine on April 19, 2020, 11:50:43 AM
It drains fine. Very shaky on high spin.
Does burning smell start right away or after it starts to spin? I am thinking a gasket is causing the smell if that is happening.
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Post by: good sam on April 19, 2020, 12:00:06 PM
Does burning smell start right away or after it starts to spin? I am thinking a gasket is causing the smell if that is happening.
Yes, after it starts to spin. In short, I'm going to need a technician, right?
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Post by: CountValentine on April 19, 2020, 12:07:51 PM
Yes, after it starts to spin. In short, I'm going to need a technician, right?
Going to say yes on this one. Could be the spider arm or bearing. Not a hard job but not easy either.
You could check to see if either spring came loose.
This video will give you an idea: https://www.appliancepartspros.com/lg-spider-4434er0003c-ap4439264.html#autoplay
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Post by: good sam on April 19, 2020, 12:18:46 PM
Going to say yes on this one. Could be the spider arm or bearing. Not a hard job but not easy either.
You could check to see if either spring came loose.
This video will give you an idea: https://www.appliancepartspros.com/lg-spider-4434er0003c-ap4439264.html#autoplay
Thanks for the help!
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Post by: myi on April 26, 2020, 11:57:23 PM
  Changed an oven ignitor, reason for changing was supposedly a weak ignitor. (Claimed it wasn't heating up as fast and cooking time takes much longer).

 I've changed the ignitors on that oven quite often, in my opinion it's an old oven and I would put it out for the sanitation.
But being that it's not mine I have the ability of a suggestion and not much more! ;)

  Now the oven ignitor looks perfect, so to double check that I took two different multi meters, a cheap $10 one from Craftsman and then a more expensive one from Greenlee and got the same results of 245 ohms of resistance.

   Now being that I'm not sure what the normal ohms of resistance is supposed to be, I did a quick Google search with results showing 3.2-3.6 is the normal amount. Not exactly sure how to get those numbers and then the other results that turned up were 40-400 or 70-180, which were possible to achieve.
 
 With lot's of mixed reports, i took it to the next level and tested with my two multi meters once again another 4 brand new Oven ignitors and came back with results of
109, 98, 225 and lastly from all 4, a real OEM GE ignitor which came back with 51 ohms of resistance, yes the other three were knock-offs for a fraction of the price of a real GE ignitor.

 
    So hoping I can find a someone here who is familiar with the correct range of ohms of resistance for a working igniter?
  Meaning what display should I find on my multimeter for a week igniter?

 TIA.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 09:12:40 AM
The problem is an ohm test is not accurate. If your multi-meter shows an open you know the igniter is bad. A correct ohm reading does not mean it is good. Once an igniter heats up the ohm reading will change. The proper way to check it is with an amp test. You need to now the amperage draw for your gas valve to open. I believe you would have no problem with the test except you probably don't have an amp clamp. You can do it with a multi-meter but I am not comfortable advising that.
ETA: If it is a double oven or even a small broiler on the bottom you can most likely swap the igniters and test them that way.



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Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 11:40:04 AM
The problem is an ohm test is not accurate. If your multi-meter shows an open you know the igniter is bad. A correct ohm reading does not mean it is good. Once an igniter heats up the ohm reading will change. The proper way to check it is with an amp test. You need to now the amperage draw for your gas valve to open. I believe you would have no problem with the test except you probably don't have an amp clamp. You can do it with a multi-meter but I am not comfortable advising that.
ETA: If it is a double oven or even a small broiler on the bottom you can most likely swap the igniters and test them that way.




To do an Amp test, assuming I need 120 volts and hook up those clamps? 12V from a car battery or the like won't work, would it?
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Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 02:27:59 PM
Not sure what you are asking. An amp clamp is self contained.
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Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 04:15:56 PM
Not sure what you are asking. An amp clamp is self contained.
One guys says 2.8 2.9 or 3 while the next guy says a reading from 3.2-3.6.

 It seems and needs to reach at least 2.8 to open up the gas valve.

 Sorry about that I thought you meant a load test!
  Yes an amp clamp.
Should have that on my Klein's multi meter!  Thanks will do the test.

Here's another method.
   

 
Thanks @CountValentine Couldn't seem to find any videos like these and now found! Amazing! Always irked me on how to check a weak ignitor.

 Here was another way if you don't own an amp clamp.. and just two probes.

(https://i.ibb.co/Gsp8npp/Screenshot-20200427-161148.png) (https://ibb.co/tZKvQKK)
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Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 04:23:24 PM
Here was another way if you don't own an amp clamp.. and just two probes.
You can do it with a multi-meter but I am not comfortable advising that.
If you go that route you will most likely have to cut a wire to insert in the circuit.

What they wrote is wrong or not clear at all.
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Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 04:41:48 PM
If you go that route you will most likely have to cut a wire to insert in the circuit.

What they wrote is wrong or not clear at all.
Now I'm understanding your previous message about I don't suggest that way.
  Never really used a clamp on the multi meter, to tell you the truth.
So wasn't familiar with the terms amp with the clamp!
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Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 04:54:44 PM
Now I'm understanding your previous message about I don't suggest that way.
  Never really used a clamp on the multi meter, to tell you the truth.
So wasn't familiar with the terms amp with the clamp!
This does get confusing. They have amp clamps, amp clamps with a multi-meter and plain multi-meters.
You can use a regular multi-meter to test the amps the ignitor will draw. That is the option I would not advise since you have to cut a wire. I can walk someone through it if they feel comfortable.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 04:59:10 PM
This does get confusing. They have amp clamps, amp clamps with a multi-meter and plain multi-meters.
You can use a regular multi-meter to test the amps the ignitor will draw. That is the option I would not advise since you have to cut a wire. I can walk someone through it if they feel comfortable.
Just be careful not to touch the live electric and you'll be fine.
All you're doing is putting a multimeter in between one of the wires that's going into the outlet and touching one end on the igniter.
Pretty straightforward, but I'll try with the amp clamp and see what happens.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 05:09:25 PM
Just be careful not to touch the live electric and you'll be fine.
All you're doing is putting a multimeter in between one of the wires that's going into the outlet and touching one end on the igniter.
FULL STOP!!! Don't do that.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 05:15:08 PM
FULL STOP!!! Don't do that.
I'll go on a stone floor, or have someone hold the wire, and I'll attach with a wire nut one end of the ignitor to the 120v and then use a clamp to clamp the probe to the other end of the ignitor or manually hold both ends, pretty straightforward.
 Why you against it?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 05:21:33 PM
I'll go on a stone floor, or have someone hold the wire, and I'll attach with a wire nut one end of the ignitor to the 120v and then use a clamp to clamp the probe to the other end of the ignitor or manually hold both ends, pretty straightforward.
 Why you against it?
Are you using a multi-meter or an amp clamp?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 05:30:11 PM
Are you using a multi-meter or an amp clamp?
Wanted to try with a multi meter but don't have prongs handy to attach some Romex to! 😌
 So will have to do it the safe way by using this clamp..

(https://i.ibb.co/CQ0tnhW/IMG-20200427-172654845.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GRPJVcF)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 05:35:06 PM
Ok you took it out. Just connect as normal and use the clamp, no probes needed. If you want to know how to do with the probes I can explain. Simple series circuit.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on April 27, 2020, 05:37:38 PM


 Here was another way if you don't own an amp clamp.. and just two probes.

(https://i.ibb.co/Gsp8npp/Screenshot-20200427-161148.png) (https://ibb.co/tZKvQKK)
Ok you took it out. Just connect as normal and use the clamp, no probes needed. If you want to know how to do with the probes I can explain. Simple series circuit.
That method won't work? How do you suggest?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 05:39:40 PM
That method won't work? How do you suggest?
I don't understand what they are saying. Let me find a simple series circuit picture.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 27, 2020, 05:46:55 PM
Does this make sense.
Battery is AC
Lamp is Ignitor
Ammeter is multi meter

https://sub.allaboutcircuits.com/images/05056.png

ETA: Multi meter is set to AC amps. Make sure it goes to at least 10 amps. After I reread the link you posted I guess it does make sense.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 28, 2020, 06:38:29 AM
How did it go @myi
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on April 28, 2020, 02:20:05 PM
How did it go @myi
Didn't get a minute to do it,btw that was replaced with a new igniter so I would need to do a quick swap out and put in this old one. Requires me to take apart the inside a bit, didn't have the strength to do that last night, will try soon. And plan on buying a prong to attach to my romex wire and see if I can use the probes to test as well.
 Will keep you updated with my results. 
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on April 28, 2020, 02:24:32 PM
Can you just put the probe into one side of the connector? The other probe you can wrap the romex around.
Now if plan on doing this again get an alligator clip to put on the romex.
ETA: Any old appliance plug/cord is great for this.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on April 28, 2020, 02:59:17 PM
Can you just put the probe into one side of the connector? The other probe you can wrap the romex around.
Now if plan on doing this again get an alligator clip to put on the romex.
ETA: Any old appliance plug/cord is great for this.
Don't have any alligator clips, (or maybe i do will check),and not to my knowledge do i have any old cords.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 01, 2020, 06:39:11 PM
How did it go @myi
Just curios which amp setting would you use?

(https://i.ibb.co/56fBtMy/IMG-20200501-183312960-HDR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L82nbkW)

  The 600A~ shows 3.18

While the 4A~
                 40A~. Shows a reading of 2.7-2.8
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on May 01, 2020, 06:40:38 PM
They should both read the same but I would use the lowest possible scale.
ETA: You are set to AC, correct?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 01, 2020, 07:07:17 PM
They should both read the same but I would use the lowest possible scale.
ETA: You are set to AC, correct?
I took a short video, check your messages.
  I played with both settings.
Put the clamp on in middle of the oven preheating.
  You don't have to watch the whole video as all I do is go back and forth, just the first few seconds.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 04, 2020, 12:56:10 AM
They should both read the same but I would use the lowest possible scale.
ETA: You are set to AC, correct?
Video didn't come out great.
 But tried it with a 3 Piece prong and some Romex, readings coming out the same, meaning one higher than the other, with the 600apm and then the lower setting.

   And using the tester in-between I couldn't get it to work. Didn't put something correct.

   Will draw it on a paper to show you what I did.. maybe I need to swap it around?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on May 15, 2020, 04:06:49 PM
I'm going to be making an extension for a telephone landline.  In an apartment in a sturdy old apartment building.  I'll need to string a wire from the original outlet to the new location.
How do I attach the wire to the wall/ceiling?  The walls are too dense to knock in a nail, so I assume staples from a staple gun won't penetrate enough to hold.
I was thinking of running tape along the whole wire to keep it tucked into the curve between the ceiling and wall.
What type of tape should I use?
What other options do I  have?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: shtank on May 16, 2020, 09:57:43 PM
Question about GE oven re Shabbos mode:

I have a GE model JGBP30WEA1WW gas oven. The manual for the oven says that some models come with Shabbos mode. However, it seems mine does not (I cycle through the options using the keypad combinations they give and it only goes through "on" and "off", which I think are for turning the automatic shutoff on and off, but no "sab" which would indicate Sabbath mode).

I would like to replace the control board with one that has Shabbos mode. Is this even possible? Also, I can't seem to find anywhere a way to tell which specific models of either the oven or the control board have Shabbos mode (only that some similar models have it, but no model numbers like the one I gave above). Is it something that GE started putting in their ovens at some point and mine is just old? If that's the case, I guess any later model control board will work, right? If not, which model control board do I need? The model I found is WB27K10143, and here's an example of a used one I found on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/GE-Range-Oven-Control-Board-WB27K10143/264724894091?hash=item3da2d5518b:g:dbgAAOSw3tNetZrN

Anyone have experience doing this? Thanks in advance.


EDIT: I should say that the original model # for the control panel is WB11K10013, but the one I gave up above replaces that one (so I guess it's the updated version)
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on May 17, 2020, 12:51:38 AM
Question about GE oven re Shabbos mode:
.........

Call GE.  Their phone people should know enough to give you the information you need.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: shtank on May 17, 2020, 12:51:24 PM
Call GE.  Their phone people should know enough to give you the information you need.

Thanks. Hadn't really considered that because it's such an old model and I guess I don't feel optimistic about customer service in geenral. But worth a try I suppose.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 17, 2020, 01:51:13 PM
Thanks. Hadn't really considered that because it's such an old model and I guess I don't feel optimistic about customer service in geenral. But worth a try I suppose.
If you want to borrow my display to test it out you're more than welcome! 😉
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: shtank on May 17, 2020, 02:52:49 PM
If you want to borrow my display to test it out you're more than welcome! 😉

Genuinely appreciate it, but I'm assuming that if a board has a model number and it has Shabbos mode, if you tell me the model number of the board, that would answer my question, no? If it doesn't have a model number, then even if I test it out, it wouldn't answer my question since I wouldn't know which model to order. Thank you in any case.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 17, 2020, 03:28:21 PM
Genuinely appreciate it, but I'm assuming that if a board has a model number and it has Shabbos mode, if you tell me the model number of the board, that would answer my question, no? If it doesn't have a model number, then even if I test it out, it wouldn't answer my question since I wouldn't know which model to order. Thank you in any case.
This is with the assumption that you have the right connectors for a different motherboard.

 Here's a picture of my oven with the shabbos feature.

 And here's the exact item you need.
https://partsdr.com/part/wb27k10355-oven-control-board?model=JGB281DER2BB

There's a few pictures of the control board which you should compare to own own board to see if it matches up.

All the parts for my model.
https://partsdr.com/appliance-parts/jgb281der2bb-ge-gas-range


(https://i.ibb.co/5WyVYSB/IMG-20200517-151234365.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y7MGD1p)

If there's anything else I can be of assistance, feel free to ask away. I hope I was of help.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 17, 2020, 03:31:56 PM
Genuinely appreciate it, but I'm assuming that if a board has a model number and it has Shabbos mode, if you tell me the model number of the board, that would answer my question, no? If it doesn't have a model number, then even if I test it out, it wouldn't answer my question since I wouldn't know which model to order. Thank you in any case.
  There's a few model and part numbers for the same item.
 Click on the link so you can see all the numbers they reference it back to.

Quote
And here's the exact item you need.
https://partsdr.com/part/wb27k10355-oven-control-board?model=JGB281DER2BB
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: shtank on May 17, 2020, 04:44:45 PM
This is with the assumption that you have the right connectors for a different motherboard.

 Here's a picture of my oven with the shabbos feature.

 And here's the exact item you need.
https://partsdr.com/part/wb27k10355-oven-control-board?model=JGB281DER2BB

There's a few pictures of the control board which you should compare to own own board to see if it matches up.

All the parts for my model.
https://partsdr.com/appliance-parts/jgb281der2bb-ge-gas-range


(https://i.ibb.co/5WyVYSB/IMG-20200517-151234365.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y7MGD1p)

If there's anything else I can be of assistance, feel free to ask away. I hope I was of help.

Thanks again. Definitely looks like you have a different model than I do and the panel isn't the same. My model has a manual dial for the oven, for example (actually, that's something I'd like to keep if possible because it's better for using the Sabbath Mode feature on Yom Tov). It's possible your board and connector may fit mine, but I'd like to first see if I can just get an exact replacement with the exception of it having Shabbos Mode.  But thank you again. Genuinely appreciate any help and feedback.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 17, 2020, 04:49:19 PM
Thanks again. Definitely looks like you have a different model than I do and the panel isn't the same. My model has a manual dial for the oven, for example (actually, that's something I'd like to keep if possible because it's better for using the Sabbath Mode feature on Yom Tov). It's possible your board and connector may fit mine, but I'd like to first see if I can just get an exact replacement with the exception of it having Shabbos Mode.  But thank you again. Genuinely appreciate any help and feedback.
Good luck.

  My board already has a hole through the board from all the times clicking the bake button, so a dial knob might be a better option for me!
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on May 20, 2020, 01:25:48 PM
GE oven.
When I turn it on, it sometimes seems not to ignite right away, and then I hear a pop when it does. 
Sometimes, as it's baking, I smell gas.


Thermocouple or igniter?  or something else?
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Post by: CountValentine on May 20, 2020, 01:30:19 PM
Ignitor is always a good guess.  :)
Does your oven have a thermocouple?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 20, 2020, 02:14:21 PM
Ignitor is always a good guess.  :)
Does your oven have a thermocouple?
sounds like it's a weak ignitor the way it's being described.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: ckmk47 on May 20, 2020, 03:01:21 PM
Thanks!
Is there a way to know which one to buy?  Or do I do my usual: take out the bad part, bring to store, get the same thing.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on May 20, 2020, 03:37:58 PM
I'm going to be making an extension for a telephone landline.  In an apartment in a sturdy old apartment building.  I'll need to string a wire from the original outlet to the new location.
How do I attach the wire to the wall/ceiling?  The walls are too dense to knock in a nail, so I assume staples from a staple gun won't penetrate enough to hold.
I was thinking of running tape along the whole wire to keep it tucked into the curve between the ceiling and wall.
What type of tape should I use?
What other options do I  have?

From best to worst
1. Liquid nails (i.e. glue)
2. Clear putty
3. Two sided tape

ETA staples of the type that you knock in with a hammer are the old tried & true way of doing this, but they're much more work and tend to come out messy if you're not experienced at knocking them in.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on May 20, 2020, 04:08:12 PM
Thanks!
Is there a way to know which one to buy?  Or do I do my usual: take out the bad part, bring to store, get the same thing.
Do you have the part number of the oven?
There is no return on these parts.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: YitzR on May 20, 2020, 04:30:20 PM
Anyone have issues with lg washers that use less water for the environment but dont clean clothing properly? Its a new gorgeous piece, just wont clean. Thanks
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on May 20, 2020, 05:09:13 PM
Have a LG front loader for a few years now. No problem with cleaning.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on May 21, 2020, 01:29:52 PM
Anyone have issues with lg washers that use less water for the environment but dont clean clothing properly? Its a new gorgeous piece, just wont clean. Thanks

Many HE top loaders have issues because they prioritize conserving water so highly that the clothes at the top don't even get wet. I thought it was mainly a Samsung issue (which is why I cancelled my order back when they were 90% off) but wouldn't be surprised if LG had it too. Youtube has video reviews where people share how they deal with the issue (by pausing it in mid cycle to empty a gallon bottle of water inside). The way I would deal with it is return/warranty/junk.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yelped on May 21, 2020, 03:02:16 PM
That's why most people get front loaders these days.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: YitzR on May 21, 2020, 04:22:06 PM
Many HE top loaders have issues because they prioritize conserving water so highly that the clothes at the top don't even get wet. I thought it was mainly a Samsung issue (which is why I cancelled my order back when they were 90% off) but wouldn't be surprised if LG had it too. Youtube has video reviews where people share how they deal with the issue (by pausing it in mid cycle to empty a gallon bottle of water inside). The way I would deal with it is return/warranty/junk.
mine is a front loader....
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 21, 2020, 04:40:54 PM
anyone know anyone who repairs grills? my far right igniter isn't issuing a spark for the gas to catch fire. 
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on May 21, 2020, 06:50:50 PM
anyone know anyone who repairs grills? my far right igniter isn't issuing a spark for the gas to catch fire.
What model? You don't want to do it yourself?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on May 22, 2020, 01:50:05 AM
anyone know anyone who repairs grills? my far right igniter isn't issuing a spark for the gas to catch fire.
Sounds like the others are working? Do you see any dirt build up?


Thanks!
Is there a way to know which one to buy?  Or do I do my usual: take out the bad part, bring to store, get the same thing.
Google your model number and many part stores should come up, click on one of them. Then scroll down until you find your igniter and then Google that exactly igniter online where to buy.

  It can be a round or a square ignitor depending on your oven model.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on May 22, 2020, 09:10:33 AM
anyone know anyone who repairs grills? my far right igniter isn't issuing a spark for the gas to catch fire.

Check the gap. Often the parts are fine but due to moving the grill around the "plug" can be shaken out of alignment.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Chapshnell on May 22, 2020, 10:08:21 AM
Thanks for all the responses.. No gaps, no dirt.. something seems broken.. its not even used that often.. under 2 years old...
I watched all youtube videos related to it & I cant fix it, I tried.

Weber SE-310 or E-310 something like that, Genesis II

thank you to all
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on May 22, 2020, 12:07:02 PM
You can swap the ignitors on the burners to see if anything changes. This way you can tell if it is just dirt or you need a new module.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: Politician on May 26, 2020, 12:26:37 AM
I changed my laptop screen (hp pavilion 15-cs0053cl) now the bezels aren't staying in place, which glue should I use?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: puddles on May 28, 2020, 02:18:48 PM
I just got a new Central AC outdoor and Indoor unit. My new outdoor unit (5 tons, Goodman) has a puddle underneath it and there is a puddle inside at the bottom of  the unit. Is this normal? My ac guy texted me its fine but I am nervous as its brand new and my old one didnt do this. Any insight?
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Post by: CountValentine on May 28, 2020, 05:24:20 PM
The large (low pressure) refrigerant line will sweat. It will be insulated for this reason. This is probably were the puddle is coming from. Above my pay grade to know if this is normal.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: smee123 on May 31, 2020, 01:04:02 PM
I just got a new Central AC outdoor and Indoor unit. My new outdoor unit (5 tons, Goodman) has a puddle underneath it and there is a puddle inside at the bottom of  the unit. Is this normal? My ac guy texted me its fine but I am nervous as its brand new and my old one didnt do this. Any insight?
Do you see white ice building up on the compressor after its been working for a while? You need to look inside the unit, thru the fan..
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 17, 2020, 08:43:58 PM
Anyone have any good place that give nice discounts on OEM parts?
Looking for the following dishwasher parts and they are around 50 each.  >:(
Part #W11259785 Left
Part #W11259786 Right
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 25, 2020, 10:39:44 AM
Anyone have any good place that give nice discounts on OEM parts?
Looking for the following dishwasher parts and they are around 50 each.  >:(
Part #W11259785 Left
Part #W11259786 Right
Thanks for the help.   :)
Found this place for about 45% off list and way cheaper than anyone else I could find. Genuine Whirlpool parts.
https://www.applianceparts4all.com/
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on June 25, 2020, 04:25:50 PM
Placing a 220 AC Unit on a 110V line.

   I know it's not supposed to be done, can causing electric fire the fuse to blow and ...

 What would be an option to get a 220 ac to work ?
 Change the whole line to a 220 and the breaker?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 25, 2020, 05:53:27 PM
Placing a 220 AC Unit on a 110V line.

   I know it's not supposed to be done, can causing electric fire the fuse to blow and ...

 What would be an option to get a 220 ac to work ?
 Change the whole line to a 220 and the breaker?
Wiring and breaker will do it.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on June 25, 2020, 05:54:51 PM
Wiring and breaker will do it.

 Now for a friend who is not going to change and be busy snaking new wiring and a new breaker, probably his best bet would be to get a 110 AC?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 25, 2020, 06:04:17 PM

 Now for a friend who is not going to change and be busy snaking new wiring and a new breaker, probably his best bet would be to get a 110 AC?
Yes. Running a 220 AC on a 110 is insane. Can the AC be converted to 110?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: myi on June 25, 2020, 06:04:52 PM
Yes. Running a 220 AC on a 110 is insane. Can the AC be converted to 110?
How would I convert a 220 AC to a 110 AC?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 25, 2020, 06:06:47 PM
How would I convert a 220 AC to a 110 AC?
You rewire it if it is capable to be converted. Do a google search for the unit.
I did it but it was many years ago.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on June 26, 2020, 03:42:39 PM
Yes. Running a 220 AC on a 110 is insane. Can the AC be converted to 110?

Why is it insane? In the US we create 220V by combining two 110V supplies. A simple instructable is all you need to do the step up.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 27, 2020, 10:53:12 PM
Why is it insane?
You ever try it?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on June 29, 2020, 10:00:01 AM
You ever try it?

No. My friend did it while living in an apartment.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 29, 2020, 12:27:23 PM
No. My friend did it while living in an apartment.
He plugged a 220 unit into 110 outlet?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on June 29, 2020, 02:34:20 PM
He plugged a 220 unit into 110 outlet?

Not exactly. He took the 110 outlet out of the wall and attached 2x 110V wires to a 220V outlet like this one (http://"https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-30-Amp-125-Volt-250-Volt-Shallow-Single-Flush-Mounted-Outlet-Black-R30-05207-S10/302480849"). Maybe there was something else added behind the wall as part of the installation but I don't know. In any case, he did the work himself and they never had a problem with it.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 29, 2020, 04:47:48 PM
Not exactly. He took the 110 outlet out of the wall and attached 2x 110V wires to a 220V outlet like this one (http://"https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-30-Amp-125-Volt-250-Volt-Shallow-Single-Flush-Mounted-Outlet-Black-R30-05207-S10/302480849"). Maybe there was something else added behind the wall as part of the installation but I don't know. In any case, he did the work himself and they never had a problem with it.
So he jury rigged a 220 outlet. He ran 220 on a 220 line not a 110 line. 220 ac will never work on a 110 line.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on June 30, 2020, 01:11:29 PM
Yes. Running a 220 AC on a 110 is insane. Can the AC be converted to 110?

This was your suggestion...
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 30, 2020, 01:39:44 PM
This was your suggestion...
Yes. What am I missing?
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: yos9694 on June 30, 2020, 07:10:00 PM
Yes. What am I missing?

Not sure who was suggesting that a 220 ac could run on a 110 line. Certainly dont think i did - but whoever it was, your comment seemed to suggest converting the ac into 110 which would be just as bad an idea.
Title: Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
Post by: CountValentine on June 30, 2020, 08:29:05 PM
Not sure who was suggesting that a 220 ac could run on a 110 line. Certainly dont think i did - but whoever it was, your comment seemed to suggest converting the ac into 110 which would be just as bad an idea.
Some appliances can be wired for 110 or 220. They are made that way. That is why I said to check. Many air compressors and some shop equipment can be rewired to run on either 110 or 220. You are just using different windings or combining windings.