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slantsixdan

Member Since 29 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active May 12 2015 07:46 PM

Topics I've Started

LG WM1377HW Washer: Cold Fill for Sanitary Wash?!

12 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

Subject line says most of it. Unit is 7 months new, hooked up correctly (hot water supply to hot water inlet, cold water supply to cold water inlet). When Hot wash is selected, washer fills from hot water supply. When Warm wash is selected, washer fills from both hot and cold supply. But when Sanitary wash is selected, washer fills with cold water. Door glass subsequently gets quite warm to the touch during the wash cycle, so the internal heater is working fine, but…surely this can't be right? Firmware glitch or something?


GE JBP35 electric range - uneven burner glow, why?

31 December 2014 - 02:46 AM

What causes cold spots/cold rings on a coil-type surface burner? This photo isn't the most spectacular example; I've seen burners that will have a red-hot ring adjacent to a ring that's not glowing at all. This isn't the only range I've seen this on, either. And I've seen it with brand-new burners, too. What gives?


Exhaust-sized punchout on side of GE PCVH480EKW0W dryer

31 December 2014 - 02:42 AM

What's with this exhaust-sized apparent punchout on the side, around the corner from the actual (rear) exhaust outlet? This is not the first dryer I've encountered this on, and while I'll admit I haven't looked too hard, I've not seen options in parts catalogues for rear vs. side exhaust exit. 


GE PCVH480EKW0W dryer suspiciously cool exhaust

21 November 2014 - 08:00 PM

Korean-made (By…LG??), serial number RD700753N, purchased new and installed less than a month ago. New installation with new rigid metal exhaust ducting: vertical from dryer location approx 5 feet, 90-degree bend, then horizontal approx 9 feet, through wall to outside. Short metal flex duct connects dryer to rigid duct. 

 

Dryer seems to work, but metal exhaust duct right at the dryer is oddly cool even when dryer is set on maximum "Antibacterial" heat level. It gets warmish, but not very warm and certainly not as hot as I'm accustomed to. 

 

Is this the new norm, or is there a possible defect or problem here? 


Snap-Pop-Stink on Frigidaire CFEF312GSB range

15 November 2014 - 07:11 PM

Frigidaire model CFEF312GSB serial VF90936776 electric range. Once right rear (large) surface burner gets hot, there are periodic "SNAP" and "POP" noises and the smell of burning bakelite. I thought the burner socket would be found in toasted condition, but no, it's perfect: contacts springy and shiny, housing as new, no burnt smell. Wires, likewise, appear perfect. Am I correct to suspect the burner on/off/temperature control "infinite switch"?

 

(And why is it called an "infinite switch", anyhow?)



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