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Mr. Lee Fix

Member Since 14 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2014 05:03 PM

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F3 = FMe

07 December 2013 - 10:35 AM

GE wall oven has constant F3 code.

Model # JKP17WOP3WG

Serial # RH6541800

Unit is an oven, convection oven, broiler.

Oven was working and then shut off while baking.  Restarted, but over 2 week span became unreliable.  Went F3 one day, beeped every 10 seconds or so and wouldn't stop until I killed power.  I then pulled boards, checked for the obvious and put them back.  Only F3 now without the beep.  Nothing works!  Tell me everything, oh Wise One and I shall make you proud, or a Bundt cake, whichever comes first.

 

Arigato,

 

Mr. Lee Fix

 

Someone once said that one million monkeys, typing on one million typewriters would eventually be able to produce a work of Shakespeare.  Now, thanks to the internet, we know that's not true!


Where there smoke, there's wire!

30 June 2013 - 06:58 PM

Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

Weil Mclain WTGO-4 has been firing ok. It is used, at this time of year, solely for heating the domestic water in the internal tankless heater. The unit is a home heating oil fired one.
Unit has a 1.25 gph 80* B Delavan nozzle. Top flue goes into a masonry chimney.
The other day I noticed dark smoke from the chimney and immediately shut down the unit.  Thinking soot build up, I proceeded to thoroughly clean the heat exchanger grids, box, etc.  They were sooty (dry) but nothing really bad.  The blower motor, air inlets, etc., were dust covered (unit is in laundry room and I have 2 teenage boys) so I dis-assembled nearly everything (pump, blower cage, couplings, housing, etc., etc.  Cleaned lines, new filter, wiped everything clean and when I plugged it in  (it's on a connection harness, not hard wired as of now), it popped the GFI that is on that circuit.  It has however, been on a plug in since the Sandy debacle and has run without a problem.
Re-set and it popped again.  Plugged it directly into another GFI unit and the positive leg welded itself to the GFI contact until I yanked them apart.  Really, the pos leg is now 1/8 " shorter.  I'm thinking DEAD SHORT.  (But where?)
Beckett burner - RWB model
Suntec strainer
HONEYWELL ignition

Unit does not have the auto purge feature of the newer ones. This one is 5+1/2 years old
I disconnected he Beckett from the wiring and tested it and it tests fine.
I tested the wiring harness that I use and it tested fine.
I tested the GFI and it tests fine 
I tested the circuit that I use and it tests fine.
Nothing lights up or does anything because the GFI immediately trips.
Lastly, but most important.  After removing the motor leads for the Beckett, I can't recall (with absolute certainty) to what other leads they were connected.  I've included a picture and would appreciate the correct wiring designations.  This one was my fault and stupid!
It appears as though the WHITE motor lead needs to be connected to the WHITE ignition lead.
It appears as though the BLACK motor lead needs to be connected to the ORANGE/BLACK (ignition/transformer connection.
 
 
I did find, underneath the service cut-off cover, a loose white wire (see picture) that appeared to be tack welded to the metal box.  It looked factory ( a ground) but, could it be a loose wire that welded itself to the box and is a/the problem?  It is now loose, but I will re-attach or cap it as necessary.  See pictures # 4 and # 5.  Should this be attached again?
So, there you have it.  I repaired a mechanical issue, and now have an electric/electronic problem.
As these were the only 2 wires that I disconnected this should resolve this issue, but i thought that they both had 3-wire connections.  My memory must not be working (shorted out?)
 
I have included a picture of the Honeywell Aquastat #6. 
I have include a picture of the disconnect with the wire attached   #5
I have include a picture of the disconnect with the wire unattached   #4
I have included 3 pictures of the wire hook up for the motor ( for clarity) #s 1, 2, & 3
 
Below is the Photobucket  link.

Help please

Mr. Lee Fix

 

http://s1268.photobu...e?sort=3&page=1


More hotter water, please!

01 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

Purchased a Speed Queen washer Model # AWN542SP111TW01 stainless tub washer (love that SS) the near cousin of our AMANA washer (resting 10 feet away).  

Problem: #1.  Not enough water...you can manually override it, but who wants to washersit the machine when there's games to be played.  

Question:  How can I override the limit, hopefully without breaching the warranty?

Problem #2: The first and second rinse waters are COLD!!!  Did those government ecologists and do-gooders ever check to see which rinses better, cold or warm water?  I'll save them the time;  ANSWER - WARM WATER.  

Question:  So, how can I bypass the aforesaid cold fill for a more suds deterring warm fill on rinse #1 and rinse #2?  And if anyone is going to say that I should only be using cold water or nor rinsing twice, remember - global warming results when the highly concentrated expellings of hot air by vacuous politicians become too concentrated.

 

As always, your keen observations and wise wisdom are honourably received, greatly appreciated, dutifully followed.

 

 

Hibachi!

Mr. Lee Fix

 

Model # AWN542SP111TW01

Serial # 1208031015

 

 

PS  Some observations follow...

 

 

 

 Understanding Engineers #1

Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"  The second engineer replied,  "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."  The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice:  The clothes probably wouldn't fit you anyway."

 

Understanding Engineers #2

To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty.  To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

 

Understanding Engineers #3

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys?  We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"  The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"  The priest said, "Here comes the greens-keeper.  Let's have a word with him."  He said, "Hello George, What's wrong with that group ahead of us?  They're rather slow, aren't they?"  The greens-keeper replied, "Oh, yes.  That's a group of blind firemen.  They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!."  The group fell silent for a moment.  The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."  The doctor said, "Good idea.  I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything she can do for them."  The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"

 

Understanding Engineers #4

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

Mechanical engineers build weapons.

Civil engineers build targets

 

Understanding Engineers #5

The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"  The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"  The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"  The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

 

Understanding Engineers #6

Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body.  One said, "It was a mechanical engineer.  Just look at all the joints."  Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer.  The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections."  The last one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer.  Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?"

 

Understanding Engineers #7

Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

 

Understanding Engineers #8

An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."  He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket.  The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week."  The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.  The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want."  Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.  Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter?  I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want.  Why won't you kiss me?"  The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer.  I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog - now that's cool."


AMANA ALW880QAW

06 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

Need service manual for this machine

Mr. Lee Fix

Make: Amana
Model: ALW880QAW
Serial #: 0003187460

All show, no go, this blows.

27 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

Weil Mclain WTGO-4 has been firing sporadically. It is used, at this time of year, solely for heating the domestic water in the internal tankless heater. The unit is a home heating oil fired one. Recently, usually in the early A.M., my wife says "The burners not lighting", and she was pushing the reset button on the HONEYWELL ignition and it would fire. Lately it won't fire, but if I crack the peep door, it fires. I close the view door, and go back to bed. Today it lit, but went out, and again on tries 3 and 4. FUEL in the tank. Filter is spotless and filter cannister is full but same problem and now it's as though there is no spark. Will not fire at all. Unit is in laundry area and does collect lint, but I've been keeping it clean.
Unit came with a 1.25 gph 80* B nozzle. I later installed a 1.00 B nozzle as per technicians reccommendations/practices. My new tech (3 years now) has a .85gph, but I'm not sure of the pattern but he states that he runs it over-pressured. Got me. Okay, where to start? Top flue goes into a masonry chimney. It's bad enough that my clothes washer is down (that's another forum) but when you start messing with my hot water, that's a NO NO. And last I looked the wash drum of a commercial Maytag looked a bit uncomfortable. Just thinking aloud. At least the AC is working!
Beckett burner - RWB model
Suntec strainer
HONEYWELL ignition

Unit ddoes not have the auto purge feature of the newer ones. This one is 5+1/2 years old
Lastly, this problem is repeating itself for the three years that I've been using my new tech, but it has never been this serious. Always, about 7 - 71/2 months after he tunes her (in November, this year December) it goes through this intermittent firing problem. This time, though it is much worse.

Help please!


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