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#41 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

I was thinking to get one but what I had herd was this was us for old ui not for the new one want more info on tester

I'm not so sure if that is true.. It certainly works on current appliances that use ribbon connectors. Regardless, I have a few questions for you :

1)What do you think will happen to the thousands of models that use compatible ribbon connectors and interfaces and the customers that need them repaired?

2)Between the supposed new technology that may be found in a few models now and older appliances that are compatible with the tester , which ones do you think would generate more repair calls?

Someone told me once that I should not get the Whirlpool modular ice maker tester because whirlpool has changed their Ice makers. That was about a year ago. Since then, Ive used that thing almost daily and it has paid for itself many many times over including twice today.

Old technology, maybe, but someone has to service the countless numbers of appliances that will remain in the field for many years to come.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 21 January 2014 - 10:25 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:40 PM

I'm not so sure if that is true.. It certainly works on current appliances that use ribbon connectors. Regardless, I have a few questions for you :

1)What do you think will happen to the thousands of models that use compatible ribbon connectors and interfaces and the customers that need them repaired?

2)Between the supposed new technology that may be found in a few models now and older appliances that are compatible with the tester , which ones do you think would generate more repair calls?

Someone told me once that I should not get the Whirlpool modular ice maker tester because whirlpool has changed their Ice makers. That was about a year ago. Since then, Ive used that thing almost daily and it has paid for itself many many times over including twice today.

Old technology, maybe, but someone has to service the countless numbers of appliances that will remain in the field for many years to come.

 

 

oooh, tell me more about this modular ice maker "tester"! Didn't think one was necessary but I'd like to see what it is/does.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

Someone told me once that I should not get the Whirlpool modular ice maker tester because whirlpool has changed their Ice makers. That was about a year ago. Since then, Ive used that thing almost daily and it has paid for itself many many times over including twice today.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

Pretty nifty... nothing a jumper and a meter couldn't do but this seems like it would be quite faster. What do one of these cost nowadays?



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:59 PM

That imt1 tester is cool, but I don't like the price :) I'll survive without it for now. It would definitely get used a lot like Durham said. Shoot I probably ran a handful of those ice makers a day at Sears. There are still new models that use that style ice maker as well. I did buy that ribbon tester too. I hooked it up to this microwave panel I had laying around and it seems to work alright.

Pretty nifty... nothing a jumper and a meter couldn't do but this seems like it would be quite faster. What do one of these cost nowadays?


$113, which is about $53 more than it should cost in my opinion.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:55 PM

I just sent an e-mail off to my friendly account rep at WL May to see if WPL still carries these and if she can get them from them. If so, $50 - $60 my cost is what I'd estimate. I'll keep ya'll informed.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:00 AM

Customers love the look of that imt1 tester. Anything with flashing light the customer loves. Vent tester, ice maker tester, voltage testers with indicator lights. They love that stuff. Makes you look professional too.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:29 AM

I like flashing lights too ... lol.   :whistling:


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

I just received this tool, I'm afraid it only works with the old touch-pad , where the veins are spaced far enough. I tried with the Maytag Dishwasher model MDBH980AWS0 the flex cable  the veins are spaced too close for this tool, they need another  adapter to be able to work any other suggestions about this tool.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:57 PM

I just got one, it only works with the old cables. the new cables like the Maytag dishwasher mod MDBH980AWS0 where the Flex cable is small and the veins are so close, it doesn't work I'm afraid . May be they have another adapter  who knows........



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:41 PM

Sorry I am so late so is the tester worth the money?

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

I don't think so........



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:06 AM

when you need it, it can be a life saver. It may not work with some of the new keypads but there are hundreds of thousands, if not more, older keypads out there and they need servicing too.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 15 August 2014 - 03:15 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:48 AM

Icemaker tester http://www.apdepot.c...rd&keyword=imt1



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:34 PM

http://cashwells.com...d=LIIMT1&sort=6 has the ice maker tester for 87.78 which is the cheapest I've found. If I had more calls for ice makers I might consider getting one. 


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

Used the keypad tester the other day. It saved me about 20 minutes of tedious, near impossible, ribbon cable testing.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:45 PM

The real question, how do you know what lead to test on the ribbon when the diagram/schematic doesn't give that info?



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:54 PM

The real question, how do you know what lead to test on the ribbon when the diagram/schematic doesn't give that info?



you don't need to know. Simply insert the ribbon in the tester, and press each button on the keypad. If a button doesn't register on your meter then the ribbon is bad and you need a new keypad. knowing which button is bad is irrelevant

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:55 PM

you don't need to know. Simply insert the ribbon in the tester, and press each button on the keypad. If a button doesn't register on your meter then the ribbon is bad and you need a new keypad. knowing which button is bad is irrelevant

I ment w/o the tester.....  



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:01 PM

I ment w/o the tester.....


That's like trying to figure out how something is wired without a wiring schematic.

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