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How to troubleshoot and repair defrost system problems in a Hotpoint (GE) refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 18 June 2011 · 1,765 views

There's no "setting " of the defrost timer, it keeps its own time.

Your unit is comprised of a 3 component defrost system
including the timer, bi-metal, and a heater.

If you have excessive frost build up on the evaporator
coils or it's clogged completely then yes you have a defrost
problem.

now all you have to do it figure out which of the components you need.

the defrost timer is located in the control housing inside of the
refrigerator section and yes there is a hole there to advance the timer for testing.

Item # 646 on diagram below

if your coils are still clogged all you have to do is slowly advance the timer
clockwise with a screw driver "click by click" and when you reach the defrost mode you will
hear the compressor and freezer fan shut off.

When in defrost mode if the heater thats around the evaporator coils
imediately comes on the you have a bad timer. the heater can be checked by
touch "be careful" or with an amp meter.

If the heater is not getting hot then you either have a bad bi-metal
or a bad heater. the heater can simply be OHM'd out for continuity
and so can the bi-metal (as long as it's still covered with ice/frost)
If it's not you can submerge it into a glass of ice water for a few minutes.
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Timer Link (if needed) Bi-Metal Link (if needed) Heater Link (if needed)


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Source: How To Set Hotpoint CTX24GLR Defrost Control


How to fix a Whirlpool Cabrio / Kenmore Oasis / Maytag Bravo washer that partially fills and pumps out in an endless loop

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 16 June 2011 · 1,212 views

Pull the basket out and check for 2 thingss...

1) any items caught under the basket or between the basket and outer tub.

2) check the shaft abouve the tub seal for rust or build-up of soap/gunk.

If the shaft is rusted, sand it off and coat shaft with thin layer of grease. Put it back together and give it a try.





Source: Whirlpool Cabrio Washer WTW6700TW1


How to install a new water inlet valve in a Bosch WFMC front-loading washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 15 June 2011 · 1,337 views

- unplug washer

- turn off water supply at shut off valve on the wall

- unscrew the water fill hoses from the washer

- remove three torx screws in the back of the top panel

- panel pull back and lifts off

- water inlet valve is right there, remove obvious screws and wire harnesses and install the new valve

Cold water valve:

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Hot water valve:

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Source: Bosch WFMC3200UC Washing Machine


How to fix a GE (made by Frigidaire) top-load washer that fills and drains but won't agitate or spin

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 14 June 2011 · 828 views

GE WSM2700DAWWW
built by Frigidaire

sounds like a bad Lid / Lock Assembly

click on picture GE part (by Frigidaire) $ 112
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click on picture Frigidaire part $ 50
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Source: GE WSM2700DAWWW wont spin


How to replace the lid switch in a Whirlpool VMW washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 14 June 2011 · 2,093 views

Example model number: WTW5640XW
Here's part link to the replacement lid switch... http://www.repaircli...0404050/1938607



And here's how to replace it:

- Tape down the lid

- Remove the top screw from both hinged in back of the control panel.

- Slide the top panel forward about 1/2"

- Raise the front of the top panel up a bit

- While keeping the front lip lifted, push it back a bit

- Now tilt the top panel up on the rear hinges.

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Source: Whirlpool Washer WTW5640XW Lid Wont Unlock







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