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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 · 658 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!


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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 · 2,006 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

Common fix for a Bosch Ascenta dishwasher, slow drain and E24 error code

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 10 May 2012 · 5,524 views
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I have dealt with a fair number of Bosch dishwashers and have changed maybe one drain pump. Much more common problem is stuff clogging the feed to the drain pump, and/or stuff in the outgoing vent to the drain hose.

Unscrew the first filter, remove the metal plate, and then remove the mesh cylinder. Take a T15 and remove the small screw that holds the drain pump cover. Take a bunch of paper towels and a thin flat blade screwdriver and get all the popcorn seeds and other junk out of the way.

Now take a one foot long cable tie and run it up past the drain pump impeller into the tiny hole next to the impeller. This is the very small hole that faces the back of the unit. Keep moving the cable tie back and forth until you hear a "glug." You'll probably see a really disgusting lump of fat come out. Clean that up with a paper towel or a shop vac.

Put everything back together and prime with about a half-gallon of water. Hit "cancel-drain". You should hear the water gurgling as it flows out.

Source: Bosch Dishwasher Mod#SHE6AF02UC/03 E24 error code

How to clean the accumulated scale and crud out of a dishwasher so it can clean the dishes better

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 09 May 2012 · 1,345 views
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Remove the spray arms.
Soak them overnight in a tub of CLR.
With the spray arms removed,run the dishwasher so that water circulates without being restricted through spray arms.
This may dislodge some crud that can be wiped out.
Re-attach the arms and start the unit.
Once it fills and starts washing add 1 quart of white venegar to the water and let it compleete the cycle.

Glisten dishwasher cleaner and scale remover ==> http://www.repaircli...4482929/1915432

Source: GE dishwasher leaving crud on dishes GLD5950N00CS

Easy test for a Whirlpool / Kenmore dishwasher to tell whether the touchpanel or the control board is bad

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 09 May 2012 · 4,284 views
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That is the general signs of a bad touchpad. If the tech sheet has a keypad matrix then look for what two ribbons are for the "CANCEL" key. Disconnect the touchpad ribbon cable and short the two pins that are for cancel on the board.

Generally if you can get the control to do a 2 minute drain and stop when cancel is pushed then the control board is OK.

Most Whirlpool boards will also defualt to drain if you remove power, disconnect the touchpad ribbon, and then reconnect power with the door closed. Lets you know that the control is sensing a missing keypad = control board probably OK.

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Touchpanel part link ==> http://www.repaircli...8573675/1180871

Source: Kenmore 665.13492K600 Dishwasher - Fail

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