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Whirlpool LA9500XTWO direct-drive washer agitates fine for a bit and then goes clickety-click [video]

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 24 March 2011 · 437 views

The weirdness starts about halfway into the video:



And Master Nickfixit nails it:

recheck the motor harness connections, make sure the harness is fully seated. Some machines had an extra 2 wire harness connection that can work loose, these were 3 speed motors.


Source: Whirlpool washer LA9500XTWO slow agitator and grinding sound


GE WSM2700RBWWH (made by Frigidaire) washer: Owner's Guide, Wiring Diagram, and Parts Manual

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 23 March 2011 · 1,400 views

GE WSM2700RBWWH made by Frigidaire
similar to:
WSM2700WAWCC
Owner Guide 131990700en
Wiring Diagram: 131990700en
Parts Manual: 95358016


Source: GE WSM2700RBWWH


KitchenAid refrigerator KSSS36DAW05 - icemaker fill tube keeps freezing up

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Icemaker Repair 23 March 2011 · 1,632 views

Common causes for this problem are an incontinent water inlet valve or low water supply pressure (such as from being hooked up to an RO filter) which doesn't have enough pressure to seal the valve. Another common cause, and the easiest to fix, is to replace the plastic water fill tube in the back of the icemaker with the new aluminum one:

Update time - I purchased the IM fix kit ( http://www.repaircli...05 ) which replaces the PVC fill tube with an aluminum extension. It turns out this model (or at least our refrigerator) has a heater that goes around the tube. Apparently the PVC is non-conductive enough that the heater doesn't really work well. Also, I noticed the PVC would hold a drop of water in the tube with each fill (like how a bead of water sits on your hood after a wax job) - the aluminum tube allows the water to completely drain, and the heater can do its job.

Anyway - it works now. No more freezing up. Its been a week and no issues.

On a side note - the water dispenser nozzle decided to get brittle and shatter. I read all about how the tubing has to be fished through the door hinge and spliced under the fridge. Well, it turns out on this model the coupling is behind the dispenser insert. A couple of screws, dispenser pulls out, and a compression fitting is revealed. Took about ten minutes to get the new one in. Now we're ready for the next appliance that wants a little attention. :thanks:


Source: KitchenAid refrigerator KSSS36DAW05 - icemaker fill tube keeps freezing up


Whirlpool Duet electric dryer- three fast beeps when you press the start cycle button

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 23 March 2011 · 1,467 views

Example model number: GEW9200

This problem is caused a bad door switch. Here's the link to the door switch, click the picture:

Posted Image

You can test using an ohmmeter. There are 3 prongs on switch, identified as C,NC, and NO.

C-NC should be closed circuit until you push switch and then it should be open.

C-NO should be open circuit until you push switch and then read closed.


Buying the switch through this site is a risk-free proposition because you can return the switch for a refund if that doesn't fix it. :rolleyes:


Mounting a dishwasher to granite counter tops

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 23 March 2011 · 658 views

Here's something that maybe of use to someone.

A system to attach the dishwasher to granite or other rock type counter tops without trying to drill and risk damage
to the expensive counter top material.

http://www.granitegrabbers.com/

Just happened to run across these being sold on E-bay and found this website by searching google.

It appears from the google search there is a real need for this product and it's not readily known about yet.

Source: Mounting a dishwasher to granite counter tops






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