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How the check ball in a Frigidaire dishwasher works to alternate spray between the upper and lower spray arms

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 19 August 2011 · 1,445 views

Check ball works in conjunction with short pauses in timer cycle to oscillate spray between lower arms and upper, during the cycle, puses approx every 5 min and switches over

Source: Frigidaire dishwasher PLD4375RFC3

How to enter forced defrost mode in a Maytag refrigerator with the "Jazz" control board

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 19 August 2011 · 5,211 views

What is an adaptive defrost in newer models, which replaces the defrost timer?

one of the functions of the Jazz Board

Defrost Operation:
The Control Board adapts the compressor run time between defrosts to achieve optimum defrost intervals

Enter the Forced Defrost Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Hold the refrigerator door light switch closed.
2. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Down keypad 3 times consecutively within 10 seconds.

Source: Maytag MFF2558KRW french doors, bottom freezer

How to fix an ice dispenser door that doesn't close all the way on a Whirlpool-Kenmore SxS refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dispenser Repair, Refrigerator Repair 13 August 2011 · 3,419 views

on this cover, there should be two little slots at the bottom of the panel.... ( ya gotta get down on the knees and look up at the bottom of the panel )

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...I use a mini-pry bar,....when you pry on the panel, it will pop off at the tabs on the inner frame......
I did not know if this fix-it kit mentioned by K-dog........fixed this one last week....

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..hinge pivot point broken off..

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....made this part out of a 1/4 inch 'P' clamp from a copper water line
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took a few file swipes to get the correct dimensions...

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almost as good as new..... darn picture alignment

Source: Kenmore Whirlpool SxS ice dispenser icing up 106.58562890

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