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How to get to and replace the defrost heater in a Montgomery Wards top-mount Refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 09 July 2011 · 754 views

These units are a pain in the neck to get to the defrost heater. To do so without breaking any of the plastic panels or the syrofoam divider block, you should turn the unit completely off for 24 hours with the doors open to let the unit completely defrost.

First, remove the freezer door.

Remove the middle hinge, remove all the screws in the divider between the freezer compartment and the refigerator compartment.

Gently pry the plastic divider (also known as the mullion strip) towards you.

Pull the floor of the freezer out (very gently) as these are known to crack.

Remove the styrofoam divider under the freezer floor.

You will find the glass tube defrost heater clipped under the evaporator with a couple clips.

Simply remove the clips noting their position on the evaporator and unplug and remove the glass tube defrost heater.

Good Luck!



If either the defrost heater or the bi-metal are bad
it would be well worth the few extra bucks to replace them
both so you hopfully never have to go into the unit again.

Heater Link

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Defrost bi-metal Link

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Timer Link

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Source: Montgomery Wards, Refrigerator HMG19274


How to replace the hall sensor in an LG front load washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 08 July 2011 · 2,038 views

Remove the 4 screws on the rear access panel/remove panel.

Remove the 17mm bolt at the center of the ROTOR. Pull off ROTOR ASSY.

Remove the *phillips* screw that secures the wire harness to the rear of the tub.

Remove all of the bolts on the STATOR ASSY & carefully lower STATOR.

Unplug HALL EFFECT SENSOR.

Using a screwdriver or needle-nosed pliers---carefully bend the single locking tab of the HALL EFFECT SENSOR. Once pried/bent---the other three tabs will become disconnected.

Install new HALL EFFECT SENSOR. Carefully examine that *all* of the tabs are securely locked onto the STATOR ASSY.

Re-assemble & test washer.




Part link ==> Hall Sensor


Illustrative video:




Source: LG WM2277HW


How to remove the heater in a Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 06 July 2011 · 1,081 views

REMOVING THE HEATER

1. Turn off the gas to the dryer and disconnect the electrical power.
2. Remove the two hex-head screws from the bottom flange of the toe panel.
Pull the panel out at the bottom, pull down, and remove the panel.
3. Remove the hex-head screw from the heater shield and remove the shield.
4. To remove the heater:
a ) Remove the two wires from the terminal block.
b ) Remove the hex-head screw from the heater housing, and slide the heater out of the duct.
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Source: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer WED8300SW1


How to fix a flickering display on an LG front loading washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 06 July 2011 · 1,205 views

Press & hold---SPIN SPEED & SOIL LEVEL buttons---then press (but not hold) the POWER button.

Wait for the door to *lock* (click sound).

If all of the lights on the CONTROL PANEL are "on"---replace the MAIN BOARD (failing/intermittent power relay).

If all of the lights on the CONTROL PANEL are *not* "on"---replace the DISPLAY BOARD.





Source: flickering display on LG washer WM2016cw


How to fix an Amana washer that's leaving spots on clothes

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 04 July 2011 · 702 views

Thats years of Gookus that has collected in the machine.

You will have to tear the machine down some in order to
remove the bulk of it.

2 screws holding the front panel on at the bottom

2 screws holding the top down to the cabinet.

roll top back against wall

remove clothes guard cover (will have alot of gookus in it)

Use some type of lone brush to get between the tubs
like a refrigerator coil cleaning brush.

reassemble and run a few empty loads with bleace added to
flush out the gookus you knocked loose.


Source: Amana washer lw8252 leaving spots on clothes






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