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How to tell if you have bad drum bearings in an LG front loading washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 25 August 2011 · 1,635 views

If your washer sounds like this...



Then...

Yup - Bearings for sure (nice video :thumbsup: )

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Source: LG WM2277HW washing machine



How to wire in a new compressor start relay on a Frigidaire refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 23 August 2011 · 1,874 views

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Your wires will come out of the original overload/relay/start pak but Frigidaire loves to put the little spade retainer locks on there spade clips. You can pull and tug all day long and they won't come out. You have to get a little tiny straight screwdriver, (jewelers screwdrivers), and slide it down in the little square cutout area next to each spade clip and push the little retaining clip while pulling on the wire and it will release and come right out.

You won't have to worry about doing this since the new relay/overload has a different connector, so just cut the old wires and slice the new connector onto the existing wires that you cut off the old overload/relay.





Source: Buzzing ending with a click on a Frigidaire side by side


How to fix a GE or Hotpoint SxS refrigerator water dispenser with a frozen water tube

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dispenser Repair, Refrigerator Repair 23 August 2011 · 1,869 views

There is a heater kit "bandaid" fix available from GE to dress this issue...and yes it is freezing in the door, most likely right behind the cradle in the small recessed area.
you can use a hairdryer to warm this area and thaw it or I use a zoom spout oil bottle filled with hot water...the tube off the bottle is the perfect size to push down the dispenser tube and flush out the ice plug...reg will be along directly to link you the fix kit, I am sure...


No Water from the Dispenser on a GE Refrigerator


Source: Hotpoint SxS fridge, M# HSS22IFPACC


Scientists discover toxic dishwasher fungus

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 19 August 2011 · 958 views

Scientists discover toxic dishwasher fungus
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Once rarely found in nature, the potentially deadly black yeast fungi have begun to expand their territory.

And the new frontier could be your kitchen.

A team of European scientists sampled nearly 190 dishwashers in family homes around the world. They found black yeasts living on 62 percent of the rubber seals surrounding the dishwasher door.

The study appears in the journal Fungal Biology.

According to the researchers, black yeasts are “extremophile” fungi, which means they thrive in extreme temperatures and conditions.

The high heat, harsh detergents and humidity provided by dishwashers, coffee machines and washing machines provide just the right touch of comfort for these deadly fungi.

"The discovery of this widespread presence of extremophilic fungi in some of our common household appliances suggests that these organisms have embarked on an extraordinary evolutionary process that could pose a significant risk to human health in the future," said the authors.

The yeasts, also known as Exophiala dermatitidis and E. phaeomuriformis, have been associated with illness and death in people.

According to the researchers, the fungi are especially partial to the lungs, so people with cystic fibrosis are most at risk.

One of the authors, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, a microbiologist at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, told The Daily Telegraph one thing not mentioned in the report was that "we tested the dishes after they had been cleaned in these dishwashers and they were full of this black yeast, so too the cutlery that you put in your mouth. We just don't know how serious this could be."

The researchers say other fungi species also were found in the rubber seal.

And they warned that "further research is imperative," given the ubiquity of dishwashers and their concern about increased fungus-human interactions.




SOURCE: http://californiawat...er-fungus-11004









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