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

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Frigidaire Dishwasher FDB1502RGS4

03 March 2015 - 08:16 PM

Hi.  The securing tabs have failed on the grommet that makes the seal between the upper wash arm and the rear water inlet, and it keeps falling off.  I'd like to buy just the grommet, but it looks like it is only available with the entire upper wash arm.  Is that correct?  I really don't want to pay ~$65 for that grommet!




Looks like this part might also be called the tube gasket.

Washer fills, doesn't agitate 417.996880210

17 November 2014 - 12:40 AM

Kenmore Stackable


New Aug 1997 (17 years old)


On regular, permanent press, or delicate the washer fills but doesn't agitate.  I hear a loudish hum at that moment.  Moving to spin will drain the tub.


Based on a little searching around the site, it seems the best guess is the Water Level Pressure Switch.  Looks like an easy replacement, but the part is discontinued (131337900).  I've been running into this problem with this unit.  I see a used switch on eBay.  That said, I'm curious if there is a known substitute part that will work?  




417.99680210 Kenmore stackable

03 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

Kenmore Stackable


Unit is 17 years old


I replaced the dryer timer and dryer start switch yesterday.  That fixed the dryer.  Whoo hoo!  Now today the washer is bugging out.  My wife ran three or four washer/dryer loads after the repair.  The washer washes the clothes, but at the spin cycle it drains about 8" of water then stops.  I've tried the regular wash, permanent press, and delicate cycles.  Same issue each time.  When it finishes the rinse and goes into the spin cycle, ~8" of water drains and then it stops.  For some reason, this bothers my wife, but hey, all my clothes are clean at this point.


Is it possible I nudged a wire on the washer cycle switch assembly while I had the panel off?  Maybe, but I was pretty careful.



Kenmore Laundry Center 417.99680210

08 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hello.  I think I know the answer to my question, but I want to run it by the experts first.  A few weeks ago the dryer timer stopped working properly.  For example, if the dryer is set for one hour, the timer will only have moved about 20 minutes after an actual hour of drying time.  I think the following is the problem:


131063200 (sub 131719100) Dryer Timer Control Assembly.



Is that what I need to fix things up?




Frost in freezer. Not cold enough. Runs all the time.

04 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

Hi. I'm almost certain I had this issue in the past and received repair guidance here, but a search did not yield my prior inquiry.

Current situation:
Amana Bottom Freezer
Model: BCI20TL-P1309702WL

Lately the ice seems to have a surface layer of liquid water. Son is reporting popsicles don't seem as frozen as usual. Frost is steadily building up on the back panel of the freezer. The unit is running all the time.

From memory, I believe if I pull the back panel off I will find a block of ice. Recollection also says the fix was to replace a relatively small item that I believe is related to the defrost system. I have scanned the repair FAQ and have pretty much verified my recollection.

I'm looking at parts listings for my unit and I'm not seeing, e.g., "defrost timer." I'm sure it's there, I'm just blind. So, to sum up, I'm posting here for hopes of getting at the issue sooner than later. I'm going on travel next week so I only have tomorrow and Saturday to locate a part and fix this so the wife doesn't (potentially) have to operate out of coolers while I'm away.

Is it still customary to open a beer while contemplating a repair? If so, I'll do that now. Thank you.


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