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Troubleshooting a Frigidaire Dishwasher with the Spray Arm Re-Direct Check Ball

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 12 December 2012 · 1,457 views
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If you're having washability problems with this funkified Frigidaire-design dishwasher that uses a check ball to alternate the spray between the upper and lower spray arms, Professor Willies explains the basic operation:

You can simulate the pause of the control to check if the spray arm switch from bottom to top and you can tell by the sound change that the top arm is routing instead of the lower arm, (top arm spraying against door is louder).

Start the unit up and let it run for about two minutes then carefully pull in on the door handle for about 1/2 second and release so it while holding door shut. This creates a pause just like the timer/control board would do.

The pump has to run for at least around two minutes with the lower arm spraying before you can try to switch to the upper arm because there is a bleed hole that water can slowly bypass the check ball thus filling the tube that runs to the upper spray arm up with water that will come rushing back down the tube and re-seat the check ball against the lower spray arm outlet then the pump starts again and pushing the check ball against the lower arm outlet and water flows to upper arm.

To switch from upper arm to lower arm there is a longer pause because it has to let the water complete empty back down the tube and let the check ball settle back down on the lower end of the ramp before starting up the pump again and sealing the check ball against the upper arm outlet.


And Grand Master kdog offers this experiential wisdom:

I have seen several of these balls 'wear out" - often they become almost oblong and bind in the track


Here's the replacement electronic control ==> http://www.repaircli...4806401/1793650

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And here are the various ball and housing parts:


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Source: Frigidaire D.W. Model# DGBD2432KF1, Service Manual Request


Replacing the Door Springs in a Frigidaire Dishwasher

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 10 November 2012 · 1,421 views
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Grand Master Funk kdog calls the dance steps on this little ditty:

You should replace the pair, you need to order 2

unscrew the 2 flange brackets securing the d/w to cabinet, remove the toe kick and slide the d/w out a way - you'll see the springs/hinges on the side, pretty self explanatory when you see them. Hopefully the water line is flexible enough to allow it to slide out a bit. If it is plumbed to steel or copper line and is fixed, unscrew the valve from the frame so that it can stay put. DO NOT disconnect water line as you could be asking for trouble. If your hands are nimble enough, you might be able to install them from underneath by removing only the toekick.


Part link to the door springs ==> http://www.repaircli...mber=FDB989GFC2


Source: frigidaire dishwasher FDB989GFC2 springs


Ribbon cable pinout for the control panel on a Maytag MDB Dishwasher

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 23 June 2012 · 1,792 views
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Model number: MDB7609AWB1

it's a switch matrix

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Part link to the new touchpanel with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repaircli...-Touchpad-Parts

Source: ribbon cable pinout for Maytag MDB7609AWB1


Diagnosing a Couple of Problems with the Door on a Frigidaire Dishwasher

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Repair Videos, Dishwasher Repair 29 May 2012 · 592 views
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The door on this dishwasher has a couple things going on with it: it falls down heavily when it's opened and the front panel is separating from the rest of the door. The customer called me in to assess the problems and give an estimate for the repairs so they could decide whether to repair or replace the dishwasher. Watch with shock and awe as The Appliance Guru immediately hones in on the problems with the accuracy and precision that only his calibrated eyeballs can bring to the job!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtAHOQFKHlk

If you live in the New London, NH, area and you need fast, expert appliance repair service, call The Appliance Guru today at 526-7129. Visit our website for more info www.ApplianceGuru.com


How to fix the problem of the wire harness getting broken in the door of LG dishwashers

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 15 May 2012 · 1,524 views
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Many LG dishwashers have a problem where the sound dampening material on the inside of the door softens up and the wire harness on top of it gets stuck in it and eventually breaks. Academy Fellow CTG51 shows us his ingenious field repair for this problem.

After doing a few of these dishwashers for wires fusing to the sound deadening material, I thought I would try some thing....A customers asked if there was anything that could be done to prevent this from happening again..I said if we had some thing that was thin and could take some heat........As I am talking,I look at has dish drying rack and what do I spy???Posted Image It was a cutting mat, a kind of nylon/ UHMW material..........So I stuck it behind the wires....Dropped right into a small slot at the door stiffener...... Wire repair, CTG51 stylePosted Image.....AHH.........L.G...life is good...for techs that is... :rocker:



Source: LG LDS5811ST / LDS7811ST






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