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Member Since 24 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 05 2015 07:22 PM

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In Topic: Frigidaire Dishwasher FDB1502RGS4

04 March 2015 - 08:41 AM

Sorry, I should have been more clear. It is the upper rack wash arm that has the grommet/gasket I'm speaking of. When the upper rack is pushed in, the grommet makes a seal at the back around the rear water inlet. The part number for the wash arm is: Part number: AP3773587

Part number: AP3773587

In Topic: Washer fills, doesn't agitate 417.996880210

29 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Preamble note:   With the cover removed the hum is definitely coming from the motor.


OK, I finally got around to trying your suggestion about removing the drive belt.  I just did that and found some interesting things.  First off, with the belt off the motor spun up just fine.  Ok then, I'm thinking that when I go to rotate the transmission pulley it ain't gonna budge.  Well, I was wrong.  The transmission pulley was rotating just fine (manually).  My next step in the troubleshooting process was to put the belt back on and see if things still stand where they did before I removed the belt.  Belt on, wash cycle activated, and it's working like a champ.  Time to wash some clothes while it's happy.


My first guess is the motor brushes are worn, but I'm open to suggestions.

I forgot to add the motor hums for about 5 seconds and stops.  Seems like a safety shut-off feature.

In Topic: Washer fills, doesn't agitate 417.996880210

17 November 2014 - 09:14 AM

Ya, I have an extra 8 in that model number.  The tub will spin if I move the knob to the rinse/spin section.  Still think it might be the transmission?  There were no indications of trouble before it stopped working if that matters.  Thank you for the reply.



In Topic: 417.99680210 Kenmore stackable

04 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

Gave it another shot this morning.  Discovered if I turned the water down to low the tub would continue draining.  I went ahead and began pulling off the control panel.  I had forgotten to unplug the unit, and in the process of pulling the panel off the tub started draining.  Once drained it began spinning.  I went ahead and pulled the panel and reseated all the connectors on the pressure switch, and blew out the hose.  Reassembled everything and ran a test load that went fine.  I started a second test load, and while it was filling I turned the water level down.  At this point the machine stopped.  Turning it off and back on got it going.  So it seems like it is the pressure switch.  That's what I'm thinking in any case.

In Topic: 417.99680210 Kenmore stackable

03 April 2014 - 06:43 PM

I should clarify...  Three or four loads were run successfully after the dryer repair.  

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