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Do the Evaporators in Whirlpool Dual Evaporator Refrigerators have Leak Problems?

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 21 July 2014 · 108 views
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We're starting to hear lots of reports of frequent instances of leaking evaporators in the newer Whirlpool dual evaporator refrigerators. Brother PDuff brings this Whirlpool Service Pointer to our attention:

There's something going on with these dual evap units, and Whirlpool is aware of it. Per Service Pointer W10666205A dtd March 2014:

Symptoms:

Slow Ice/No Ice
Warmer than normal freezer temperature
Long/Constant run time
Partial frost pattern on the freezer evaporator
discoloration or deterioration of the refrigerator evaporator housing

Note: The first symptom a customer notices is usually a decrease in ice production followed by a noticeable temperature increase in freezer and longer than normal cooling cycles.

Correction:

1. Verify the above symptoms with customer.
2. Check and record freezer, refrigerator and ice box temperatures.
3. Run tech sheet diagnostic test #4 (Compressor/Condenser fan/Evaporator fan) and #56 (I/M error codes) and record the results. Call the Techline (Authorized Servicers Only) from the customers home for further instructions.

Affected Serial Numbers: K217XXX - K335XXX


And Brother CubbieBear84 reports this:

We have scraped 3 of these fridges already. I've heard there's holes in the evap. Tech-line will record all the data and if it fits within their set criteria they give a concession number and send a new one.



Something to keep in mind if you're called out on one of these with a warm compartment complaint.


Source: model WRF989SDAF00 whirlpool frig.


Repairing a Samsung Quatro Refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Repair Videos, Refrigerator Repair 14 June 2014 · 563 views
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Join Samurai Appliance Repair Man on a repair safari into Refrigerator Land. In this scintillating video, I narrate a series of photos I took during a service call I did on a Samsung Quatro refrigerator. These are unusual refrigerators because they have four evaporators (hence the marketing name "Quatro"). In this service call, I fixed problems with two of the compartments-- fortunately, both on the same side!




The Fix for a Samsung DMT800 Dishwasher with Error Code oE

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 14 June 2014 · 552 views
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Part number: DD94-01006A

Part number: DD94-01006A



Usually a fouled up sensor, listen for the dishwasher to fill and then drain again right away...



Source: Samsung dishwasher model DMT800RHS error code oE.


Some Uncommon and Unexpected Symptoms of a Flakey Speed Control Board in Older Frigidaire Front Load Washers

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 30 May 2014 · 517 views
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Brother Brnt dispenses some pearls of wisdom on this topic:

kenmore model 417..... made by frigidaire
you say you caught the machine filling and draining endlessly?

known frigidaire problem
you need a speed board, also called the motor control unit

and yup a bad speed board can do all sorts of flakey stuff
another symptom .... timer knob gets stuck at around the 5 o'clock position

another common problem i saw with these machines.... the tub can go out of balance bad enough to smash into the bottom of the timer.
Remove washer lid, closely examine the bottom of the timer and where that molex plug connects there, look to see if it looks squashed or out of place

but filling and running the drain pump forever is the speed board for sure
frigidaire blamed this on electrical interferance comming from other outside sources, they say they modified later boards to prevent this
this was like 10 years ago or so



Source: washer is going crazy Kenmore 417.40412700


Whirlpool Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) System Monitoring and Lockout Control Scheme

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Oven-Range-Stove Repair 30 May 2014 · 300 views
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DSI Monitoring System:
When power is applied to the range, a safety delay of 40 seconds takes place before the direct spark ignition control becomes operational. The 40 second delay allows any unused gas inside the oven cavity to dissipate before a spark is activated. When the Bake or Broil operation is activated, the direct spark ignition control initiates an “internal self-test” and “flame safety check.” The flame safety check takes place anytime there is a flame present at either oven burner.

The self-test checks both solenoids on the gas distribution valve to verify that they are properly connected. If they are not, the control will turn the oven off, or lock it out. If the test is successful, the control will then open the appropriate valve, and initiate sparking at the
burner ignitor. Both the bake and broil ignitors spark simultaneously. Sparking will not occur until the gas distribution valve opens.

Once the gas has ignited, the “flame safety circuit” will monitor the flame at the burner to make sure it is present. If a flame is not present at the burner:
a)The control will allow the ignitor to spark for 4 seconds.
b)A 40 second delay to dissipate any unused gas inside the oven will occur.
The ignition attempt will occur three times. If the burner does not ignite after the three attempts, the system will “lockout”

Lockout:
The control will perform an oven system lockout if:
a) Any of the self-test checks fail.
b) The oven fails to ignite after three ignition attempts.

c) A flame is present within the oven for more than 10 seconds after the gas valve is off.
d)The flame is unexpectedly lost for any reason after being established.

NOTE:
If this occurs, a lockout condition will occur after 30 seconds with no attempt to reignite.
During the lockout, the gas distribution valve and ignition are turned off. All lockouts can be reset by pressing the OFF/Cancel keypad on the Electronic Oven Control.

NOTE: There will be no indication on the electronic oven control display showing a lockout condition.



Source: Whirlpool SF362LXSB Gas Oven Keeps Shutting Off






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