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How to fix a Samsung washer with an ND error code

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 14 September 2011 · 7,646 views

In other words, it's not draining. Master john63 illumines us on how to repair this. Let's listen in:

Unplug washer.

Remove both hoses from the DRAIN MOTOR/PUMP ASSY.

Inspect the hoses for obstruction (such as---a coin or large button).

NOTE: I usually place a dry towel over the *drain outlet* hose (the hose that goes from the washer-to-the-drain) and poke a hole in the towel---then I blow air through the drain hose. If the water in the hose clears/drains out---the hose is likely not obstructed with debris/foreign object(s).

Inspect the IMPELLER (looks like an airplane propeller) on the DRAIN MOTOR for debris preventing/obstructing the IMPELLER from spinning (such as a small nail). Examine the IMPELLER *blades* (4 blades) for damage. If 2 or more of the *blades* are missing/broken---water will not drain sufficiently (or at all). In some cases---the IMPELLER appears normal---but has actually become separated from the DRAIN MOTOR shaft and is not spinning when the motor is energized during the DRAIN CYLE.

If no obstruction is found and the DRAIN MOTOR runs/hums but water still does *not* drain out of the tub---order a new DRAIN MOTOR/PUMP ASSY (DC31-00054A) from www.repairclinic.com.

Drain pump part link ==> http://www.repaircli...100054A/1534541

Source: Samsung Washer WF206BNW/XAA

How to replace the water tank and tubing in a GE Arctica Refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 10 September 2011 · 3,020 views

Merit Apprentice toy4x4 shares his combat tips for emerging victorious from this repair:

Having found the thread on this topic in the archived forum, I wanted to reply but could not. Here is the original thread


I had the same problem as discussed in the above thread, however I went down the path of replacing the actual tank and tubing. I would have gone the route of just splicing on a new tube but I ordered the tank with tubing. I searched around town for 5/16" polyethelyne tubing and 5/16" quick couplers and most places thought I was nuts using that size. For this reason I went ahead and ordered the tank and tubing thinking I would just replace the tank anyway because it had been years since the water in the tank had been circulated due to me just shutting off the ice and water. Stupid firdge messed up my wood floor twice with leaks. I recently figured out my issue in the house was a bad water pressure regulator, so I fixed it and decided to give the ice and water a shot again.

So to actually replace the tank and tubing, it is fairly simple. Below are the steps I took (+/1 one or two). Keep in mind I also had to replace the valve assembly so you should assume the it is out of the fridge and the 4 water tubes in the back are just hanging there. I also re-ordered my steps to the logical order so you can do it the "right' way

0. turn of your water line. Mine had been off for years...
1. Remove the front kick plate/vent cover at the bottom of the fridge. This is the black plastic cover.
2. Behind the cover, you will see a long 5/16" hose. Find the quick coupler that splices the long tank hose to the hose that goes into the door.
3. Press in the white collar and pull the hose out.
4. Remove the bottom three drawers in the fridge along with their "shelf"
5. The cover that goes over the top of the water tank you simple push up in the middle to remove it.
6. Remove the two screws from the tank
7. Pull the two hoses out through the rubber grommet
8. Take the tank and hoses outside and cut them up with a chop saw for fun
9. Insert the long and short hoses from the new tank through the grommet. You may have to work behind the fridge to help then go through
10 route the long hose back up to the front and push it into the quick disconnect.
11. Re-install the cover over the top of the tank
12. put the drawers back in
13. Install the valve assembly and tubing int the back
14. Enjoy water and ice again. (takes awhile to fill the tank up)

This really only took me 15-30 minutes. It's that simple.

Part link for the water tank ==> Water Tank Assembly

Source: Replace Water Tank and tubing - GE Artica PSI23SGMD - Part 2

How to troubleshoot an F11 error code in a Whirlpool Duet Sport / Kenmore Elite front loading washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 09 September 2011 · 3,538 views

F11 is one of the worst fault codes. Even the Factory Is not clear on its cause.

What I do is check the two blue wires that go from the motor control unit (MCU) to the central control unit (CCU). Make sure they are connected well and are not broken. Ohm 'em out, end to end.

Beyond that, your probabilities of successful repair are as follows:

- Replace the CCU: 95% chance, part link ==> Central Control Unit

- Replace the MCU: 25% chance, part link ==> Motor Control Unit

- Replace the wire harness: 10% chance. Okay, the wire harness may be 5% chance.

That code may also mean your F'd and you will be back 11 times. Just kidding! Good luck with it.

On a happy note, any parts ordered thru this site have a 365-day return policy, even on electrical parts that have been installed! :rocker:

Source: KM (WP) clothes washer M# 110.42822203 displaying "F11"

How to fix an LG-Kenmore refrigerator where the light in the beer compartment stays on and melts

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 09 September 2011 · 2,759 views

Masters john63 and Reg reveal a stealth recall campaign for this problem:

---an undocumented Service Campaign.
Some LG servicers are not aware of this as well.

some info for some models
CPSC, LG Electronics and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Announce Recall to Repair Refrigerators
(at least in) Canada: (maybe also USA)
"LG has committed to giving a lifetime warranty with regard to the light bulb defect
to the owners of affected LG and Kenmore refrigerators at no charge to the customer.
The warranty includes performing the necessary in-house repairs and possibly replacing the refrigerator in cases where
the plastic liner has warped to the point of being irreparable due to the increased heat generated by the light bulb."

Source: 795.77569600 Sears by LG FF lites won't go out!

All about those elusive shipping bolts that come with LG front loading washers

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 08 September 2011 · 2,333 views

Master Reg explains the in's and out's of shipping bolts used with LG washing machines:

... the washer was transported without any bolts to secure the tub...

from the WM2487HWM Owners Manual:
The appliance is fitted with shipping bolts to prevent internal damage during transportation.
Packing and all shipping bolts must be removed before using the washer.
Take out the 4 bolts and braces by twisting the braces slightly.
Keep the 4 bolts, braces and the wrench for future use.
• Whenever the appliance is transported, the shipping bolts and braces must be reinstalled.
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Source: LG WM2487HWM won't complete final spin gives UE error

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