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GE GSD2600D02 dishwasher giving C5 error code

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 14 May 2011 · 1,859 views

That is an outstanding analysis, Willie! I am truly impressed!

After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I was finally able to find something on the C5 error in this ancient-of-days electronic monstrosity and it's pretty close to what Sublime Master Willie's well-reasoned conjectures...

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Source: GE GSD2600D02 dishwasher giving C5 code


How to replace the control panel in a Frigidaire FEF366DCE range

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Oven-Range-Stove Repair 13 May 2011 · 2,193 views

To remove the control panel:
1. Disconnect power from the range.
2. Remove the back panel from the backguard.
3. Remove the knobs.
4. Disconnect the infinite switches or potentiometer and user interface boards from the control panel.
5. Disconnect the electronic oven control.
6. Disconnect the indicator light and the oven light switch.
7. Remove two square drive screws from the back top corners.
8. Remove two phillips screws, one in each corner of lower front.
Roll the bottom of the control panel out and lift up.


Source: Frigidaire FEF366DCE range


Fisher Paykel GWL11 washer: starts pumping out before full

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 May 2011 · 938 views

Regarding the pump out during fill when a cycle is started from the get-go ... you have either a bad diverter valve, or it's not connected properly after the son disassembled/reassembled the machine. The valve controls which direction water flows when the pump runs -- either out the drain hose (diverter off) or back into the tub through the recirculation port at upper right/rear of the tub cover (diverter on).

All cycles except Perm Press start with what F&P calls EcoActive wash. A small amount of water (at the selected temperature) is run in to saturate the clothes and dissolve the detergent. The diverter valve is activated and the pump turns on to shower the concentrated detergent solution over the clothes for 3 to 5 mins (while the basket rotates at 25 RPM). A bit more water may fill to top-off the required level for keeping the pump primed. After the recirculation period, the machine fills rest of the way (to either an auto-sensed water level or a manual-selected water level) with COLD water for an agitated wash.

Your diverter is not functioning, thus when the pump turns on for EcoActive recirculation, water drains instead of recirculates.

As per your 4th paragraph above, if a cycle is started with the tub already filled beyond the very low EcoActive water level, it'll skip that function and go on to the agitated wash. Perm Press also skips EcoActive by design, goes directly to the agitated wash.

The diverter valve can be operated in Diagnostic mode via the Delicate cycle button (this info is not on the Tech Sheet you may have found in the console). The diverter is a wax motor, takes a couple mins or so to shift into recirculate when activated, 3 mins or so to shift back to drain when deactivated. There's no indication on the console when it shifts, you just have to turn the diverter on or off and wait the requisite time before turning the pump on.
Delicate (diverter) On + Regular (pump) On = recirculation
Delicate Off + Pump On = drain


Source: Fisher Paykel GWL11 washer: starts pumping out before full


Frigidaire FWT445GES2 washer will not spin, step-by-step testing procedure

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 May 2011 · 1,536 views

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1. Advance the timer knob to the drain increment.
If the drain pu'mp does not run, check safety circuit.
If the drain pump runs go to step 2.

2. Turn the water off to the washer.
Remove electrical power from the washer and remove the back panel.
Remove the motor drive belt.
Reconnect electrical power and set the timer to the start of the regular wash cycle and pull the knob out.
If the motor runs check for a poor connection in the timer line switch or door lock switch.
If motor does not run go to step 3.

3. Remove the four pin plug from the speed control unit.
Measure the voltage drop between pins 2 and 4.
If the meter reads 0v, check the motor thermal cut out.
If the meter reads 120vAC go to step 4.

4. Remove the nine pin plug to the speed control unit.
Measure the voltage drop between pin 6 of the nine pin plug and pin 4 of the four pin plug.
If the meter reads 0v, check timer contact 11 to 11a.
If the meter reads 120vAC go to step 5.

5. Measure the voltage drop between pin 3 of the nine pin plug and pin 4 of the four pin plug.
(Leave meter connected for more than 4 seconds)
If the meter reads 0v, check timer contact 24 to 24b.
If the meter reads 120vAC go to step 6.

6. Remove electrical power from the washer.
With an ohmmeter check the resistance between pins 1 & 3 of the four pin plug.
If the meter reads about 6 ohms replace the speed control board.

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Source: Frigidaire FWT445GES2 washer will not spin


GE Washer WPRB9220C0WW Giving E43 Failure Code

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 May 2011 · 2,173 views

The failure code indicates excessive brake time. The problem will either be in the speed sensor or in the transmission / brake assembly. It's easy to test the sensor to determine whether or not it's good, here's the procedure:


Speed sensor input is also used by the electronic control board to calculate brake stop time. If, within a
1-year period (400 washes), the control board detects 3 stop times in excess of 25 seconds, the control
will determine that a catastrophic brake failure has occurred. The unit will immediately be disabled and
will display error code E43 on the Digital Seven Segment Display (DSSD). The unit will power up, but
no cycle selection will be available. The unit will remain disabled until the error code is reset using
service mode.

To test the speed sensor:
1. Place the unit in service mode and index to the Spin Fast Test.
2. Press the START pad and monitor the DSSD.
An rpm displayed on the DSSD indicates an operating speed sensor. No rpm displayed on the DSSD indicates a faulty speed sensor or faulty wiring.
When replacing the transmission, the speed sensor and magnets must be transferred to the replacement transmission.

GE 31-9095


Source: GE Washer WPRB9220C0WW Giving E43 Failure Code






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