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How to clear the control lock on the control panel of a Frigidaire dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Dryer Repair 28 September 2011 · 3,494 views
Frigidaire, dryer, control lock

You know your Frigidaire dryer is stuck in Control Lock Limbo™ if the little padlock light come on when you press any key on the control panel. Master Reg explains how to clear that:

Control (Control Lock)

To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer,

press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time until the (Control Lock) indicator is lighted.

To remove the control lock, press OPTIONS and SELECT again. :whistling:

Source: Frigidaire Dryer Model feq1442es0


How to fix a Whirlpool Duet Sport washer with an F22 error code

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Washing Machine Repair 28 September 2011 · 4,858 views
Whirlpool, Duet Sport, washer and 1 more...
This error is usually accompanied by the door lock attempting (and failing) to lock (clicking) six times and then throwing the F22 error code. Grand Master kdog explains the fire drill for this one:

Door latch contains a locking/unlocking solenoid as well as a switch to tell the control that it is locked, sound like that communication is not there in your machine

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Source: whirlpool duet m#wfw8300sw02 f22 error code


Whirlpool Duet Sport - Kenmore washer leaving clothes sopping wet at the end of the cycle

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Washing Machine Repair 22 September 2011 · 2,116 views
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So your Whirlpool Duet Sport or (Kenmore equivalent) washer is leaving your clothes sopping wet at the end of the wash cycle? It seems to be tumbling the clothes okay and it pumps the water out but it never kicks into high speed spin. Sublime Master tronicsmasta has some inside scoop on the fix:

We have gotten tons of complains about it. The recommended fix by Whirlpool is replace the MCU if everything else checks ok.

Check These:
Drain hose not siphoning back into washer,
Inlet Valve for dripping overnight,
Level Unit,
Sorting of Clothing (bad sorting = jeans with t-shirts),
Load Size (About 2/3 full max),
HE detergent only (Tide, Gain, Cheer)

Part link ==> Motor Control Unit

Source: Whirlpool duet washer WFW9750WW01


A little water leaks out the door vent of a new GE dishwasher when the door is opened at the end of the cycle. Is it broken?

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Dishwasher Repair 22 September 2011 · 1,568 views

Nah. Normal operation in these gimpy, new energy-star dishwashers-- they skimp on the heat during the dry cycle so everything comes out wet. Sublime Master KurtiusInterruptus explains:

The vent snorkel on these exits at the bottom left side of the door and has a small area that will catch condensation until the dry fan can evaporate it away...if you open the door right after the cycle, this is the water that drips out on the floor...no fix I know off for this except to be aware of it and stand ready to wipe it up promptly...GE imagination,as master regus loves to say!

Source: Bought a new Dishwasher...PDWT100VWW


How to retrieve the error codes and enter diagnostic mode in a Whirlpool Duet Sport - Kenmore front load washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Washing Machine Repair 22 September 2011 · 9,163 views

If your washer stops mid-wash or starts flashing an error code or won't start at all, the first thing you'll want to do is retrieve any error codes that may be stored in the control module. This can give you a clue on where to start hunting for the problem. Grand Master Reg has posted the procedure for entering service mode in your washer so you can read any stored error codes and run the built-in diagnostic program:

Starting Service History Mode & Diagnostic

NOTE: The washer must be empty and the control must be in the OFF state
before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.
1. Close the door.
2. Select any one key (except STOP) and follow the steps below,
using the same key (remember the key):
Press/hold 4 seconds
➔ Release for 4 seconds
➔ Press/hold 4 seconds
➔ Release for 4 seconds
➔ Press/hold 4 seconds
3. Upon release, all console LED lights will turn on for 5 seconds.
4. If there are any failure codes, all cycle LED lights will flash
and the appropriate Status LEDs will turn on.
The Estimated Time Remaining display will display failure code (if available).
NOTES: This program recalls the most recent failure code first.
■ Press the same key to advance to the next failure code.
(If the console doesn’t change then the same failure code was stored multiple times.)
■ If there aren’t any more failure codes all the lights on the console will turn on for 5 seconds.
■ Next the washer begins the Diagnostic Test.
■ To cancel out of service mode press STOP.
(This exits you out of the program.)

Source: Kenmore Front Loader Flashing Lights Mod#110.46462501

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