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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #285 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #286 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #287 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #288 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #289 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!
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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #290 on: April 19, 2020, 11:23:11 AM »
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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #292 on: April 19, 2020, 11:38:42 AM »
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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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #293 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #294 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #295 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #296 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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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #297 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
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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #298 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.
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Re: Appliance Repair Thread -- Any Technicians Here?
« Reply #299 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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