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How to test the motor in a Whirlpool Duet Sport - Kenmore HE2 Plus front load washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Washing Machine Repair 30 September 2011 · 2,707 views
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If your front load washer isn't spinning or tumbling the drum, the three big components to test are the door latch assembly, the motor control board, and the motor. Usually details for these tests are given in the tech sheet inside the washer. Here are some tips from Sublime Master Willie for testing the motor using an ohm meter:

When checking the tacho coil in the motor make sure you have your meter on a high enough ohms setting to read. You need at least one step up on the range on your meter than what you used to test the motor phase windings.

Phase windings you are looking for 6 ohms, the tacho coil is going to be 115 - 120 ohms so if you had you meter on a continuity check that usually only reads up to around 45 - 60 ohms, need to step up to a 200 ohm or higher setting or auto range on your meter.

Source: Kenmore HE2 Plus, mod# 110.47511701. Won't agitate or spin


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 · 3,508 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 · 4,874 views
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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 · 2,123 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 · 1,570 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

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