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How to fix a GE front-loading washer that over fills to half, then drains and will not do anything more

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 31 May 2011 · 1,271 views

Check the integrity of the black hose leading to the pressure switch off the bottom of the tub...should be air-tight, no holes or perforations.
also, blow from the switch back down to the point where it connects to the tub to clear any possible clogs or other obstructions...

Source: GE WCVH6800JWW washer

How to turn off demo mode in an Electrolux dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 29 May 2011 · 1,652 views

Demo Mode
In the manual it says to press and hold the temperature and dryness buttons for 5 seconds.
This did not work.

To deactivate the demo mode:
Turn cycle knob to last cycle on right.
Press start to save cycle position.
Press cancel to turn machine off.
Within 10 seconds, wake unit by pressing start once,
immediately press and hold cancel and the right-most button NOT INCLUDING the up-down menu button,
together for a minimum 6 seconds.

Turn the selector knob to TIME DRY, press START then CANCEL.
Wake the dryer up by pressing any button then IMMEDIATELY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY,
press and hold the CANCEL and CTRL LOCK buttons for five seconds


You need to go to the "set prefs" on the control then go to the "RESET" option.
press select for reset and the machine will reset.
The "install cycle" will be displayed, just push cancel and our washer should operate properly.

To return to the factory default settings, select RESET
in set preis under the options scroll butlons.


1. Turn cycle selector knob to any position other than "my favorites".
2. Press the "up arrow" button until set prefs" appears.
3. Press the "select" button.
4. Press the "up arrow" button until reset appears.
5. Press the "select" button.
6. Press the menu button under "all settings"

Source: ElectroSUX Dryer in Demo Mode

How to reverse the door on a Maytag Neptune washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 28 May 2011 · 4,306 views

Directions for reversing the washer door:
1. Swing door fully open and support it while removing four hinge screws (which hold hinges to door assembly).
2. Set door aside and transfer four color matched door screws to the opposite side of the door assembly.
3. Remove one screw holding top hinge to cabinet and one screw holding top hinge cover to cabinet (opposite side).
4. Remove hinge and bracket from cabinet by moving them up and down to a position where they are released.
5. Install hinge and bracket in swapped locations and drive screws to attach them securely to the cabinet.
6. Compare top hinge and top bracket to bottom hinge and bottom bracket for correct assembly position.
7. Repeat procedures 4 through 6 for bottom hinge to cabinet and bottom bracket to cabinet.
8. Support door in fully open position on hinge side and drive four screws to secure attach hinges to door assembly.
9. Close door and check to see that clothes washer operates properly.

Source: Maytag SuperStack stacked washer/dryer (MLG2000AWW)

ElectroSUX Dryer in Demo Mode

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 26 May 2011 · 467 views

A classic rant from our own Master Nick. THIS is what we've been missing around here!

I haven't vented in quite a while, so I'll serve one up on those worthless bastards at Electrolux.

A customer has this dryer for 2 weeks and it can't be used because it's in the Demo mode. The ownners manual, installation Guide, and Tech quides have no mention of this feature. Putting the machine into diagnostic will not change anything, trying to run the installation cycle will not help, The factory reset does nothing...


SO, I call STAC, our tech line, and spend 45 min with them trying numerous methods to exit the Demo Mode, nothing works. We are only left with the idea of replacing the main control board.


If any of you guys know how to correct this problem, and get the dryer into normal service mode, please post the method so I can help these folks out. Thank you.


Master Nick

PS... Electrolux you stink

How to test the freezer fan and damper operation in a Maytag MFD2561HES side-by-side refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 25 May 2011 · 1,868 views

from the 16026365.pdf Tech Sheet:
Service Test Mode:

The service test functions are performed using the refrigerator display and keypad.
Enter the Service Test Mode by performing the following sequence of events.
1. Open the Fresh Food door and press and hold the Door Alarm keypad.
2. Press and hold Refrigerator Temperature UP keypad .
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds.
4. Press the Refrigerator UP Keypad again.
5. Display will show 001 in left display and numeric or dashes in right display.
6. Press Freezer Up keypad and Freezer Down keypad to toggle through Service Test numbers.

Service Test – 112 Freezer Fan
• Press the Refrigerator Up keypad and Refrigerator Down keypad to toggle Freezer Fan On and Off.
NOTE: Display will show state OFF or DC voltage.

Service Test – 121 Damper Operation
• Press the Refrigerator Up keypad and Down keypad to toggle Damper (OP) open and (CL) closed.
NOTE: If damper is opening or closing it will not allow you to toggle damper and beep. Display will show state –CL or –OP if Damper is in the process of closing or opening.

Source: maytag refrigerator MFD2561HES not cooling, fan running fine

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