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#311777 Frigidaire FDB510LCB3 not moving water correctly?

Posted by Scottthewolf on 22 January 2015 - 08:30 PM

Don't forget these dishwashers only use one spray arm at a time, they alternate between the two. You need to listen for the pauses.

#311774 GE can't do anything right lately

Posted by Scottthewolf on 22 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

I never thought it would happen, that GE would engineer their appliances so bad that the stuff is bad right out of the box. Their parts look ups are wrong these days, and disassembly is getting ridiculous and time consuming. 


I hate their new style dishwashers where you have to remove the door just to replace the user interface board, and who was the idiot who decided to put the main control board at the bottom of the unit?


No wonder the CEO Jeffrey Immelt  wanted to divest their appliance division.

#311713 Maytag Oven MEP5770AAB F1 error

Posted by Scottthewolf on 21 January 2015 - 10:41 PM

You have a bad touchpad assembly. For some reason my APP  button doesn't work.


Unfortunately you need to buy the whole clock assembly.  The part # is Part number: 5760M311-60

Part number: 5760M311-60

#311711 GE gas dryer Model # DPXR483GA2WW

Posted by Scottthewolf on 21 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

You have a broken belt switch, you have to open up the dryer and remove the drum to get to it. The heavy weight of the idler pulley destroys the switch. I have told GE engineers to change the switch to a normally closed switch to resolve this issue.


Part # is Part number: WD21X10261

Part number: WD21X10261

. They used a dishwasher door switch  for the broken belt switch, so that's why it has a dishwasher part #.

#311247 Electrolux Dishwasher EDW5500DSS1

Posted by Scottthewolf on 15 January 2015 - 10:12 PM

Mine turned out to be a wash pump and motor. At $160 retail, customer is going to buy a new dishwasher. What a piece of crap machine if you ask me.

#310938 FGHB2844LE5 Frigidaire French Door Refrigerator

Posted by Scottthewolf on 10 January 2015 - 01:48 PM

GE is getting dumber by the minute. I despise their top load Hydrawave washers, I hate their new line of dishwashers and their Café ranges suck. Oh yeah so do their refrigerators now.

#310503 Bosch dishwasher SHX45L15UC/64 - leaves residue

Posted by Scottthewolf on 02 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

Replace the detergent dispenser assembly, the reed switch and refill the rinse aid dispenser after you have replaced the dispenser, but don't overfill it. Problem should go away.

#309102 Walking out

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 December 2014 - 03:59 PM

Had another asshole customer last week.  She had a problem with the previous tech because he misdiagnosed her dishwasher.  She said he ruined the door hinges and springs in the process of repairing it.  She refused to pay for our service.  She had the guts to call the previous tech a "lard ass" saying he leaned on the door while he was repairing it. 


I went back to install the part as well as new door hinges and door springs. The noise of the door springs never went away.  There was nothing wrong with the old door hinges and door springs. It was her kitchen remodeler who ruined the door cables. He got drywall dust on the cables. 


While I was there she bitched at me for dripping a little bit of oil on her hardwood floor, I used her bathroom because I was almost not going to make it until I got to a public restroom, she yelled at me for not washing my hands, I use hand sanitizer because then they don't complain that I made a mess of their sink or got their towels dirty.  She paid us for the job. My boss sent the check back to her with a letter stating  that we are sorry she is not satisfied with us and that we don't want her money or her future business.

#308744 Maytag dryer DE 806

Posted by Scottthewolf on 02 December 2014 - 11:14 PM

Production date of the DE806 dryer is June of 1994

#308470 Sears decision to move away from whirlpool backfires

Posted by Scottthewolf on 29 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

Whirlpool was pretty dumb getting rid of the Direct Drive top load washers.  There MUST have been a way to keep them around. If Speed Queen found a way too keep their top load washers in production, Whirlpool could have done it too.

#307679 Dual Fuel Thermador RDFS30QB ser 9609

Posted by Scottthewolf on 16 November 2014 - 03:20 PM

On the model number, you are missing the slash / and the 2 numbers after the slash that is vital to getting the right parts.

#307629 LG LFC20770ST/01 Code 67

Posted by Scottthewolf on 15 November 2014 - 02:44 PM

Rule #1, Never buy  anything like a major appliance off Craigslist. It's such a nightmare.

#307546 FGF378ACF Frigidaire Fire Ball ~Natural Gas

Posted by Scottthewolf on 13 November 2014 - 08:02 PM

Check for a cracked broil burner. Just a hairline crack will cause the fireball effect. Seen it happen a few times with Viking gas ranges.

#307514 Walking out

Posted by Scottthewolf on 13 November 2014 - 01:40 AM

Had one of those  self righteous women again today.  I have no control of scheduling, she was my first call of the day, so I call her before I leave my house, I get her voicemail, so I leave a message that I will be there shortly.  I get there, ring her doorbell, she finally comes to the door, she complains that we were supposed to give her a 2 hour window and I woke her up out of bed.


It was a 2 year old GE OTR microwave oven, the plastic door switch holder was cracked, making the door switches do crazy things. I had to remove the door switch holder to see what was going on with it, and removing it broke it even more so now the unit won't work at all. 


She complains I broke it  and it worked before I touched it. I had to explain to her that sometimes stuff breaks even more just by handling it, especially plastic parts.  She was so pissed about paying the trip charge, I almost told her to keep her money and I almost told her to find somebody else to fix her microwave oven. 


Even though I had all my tools and everything on my papers and my vinyl binder, she asked me to get a cloth to lay my stuff down  so I wouldn't scratch her granite countertop.  I thought granite was supposed to be more durable than Formica or wood?

#306914 Frigidaire FGHN2844LF6 new mother board install code

Posted by Scottthewolf on 01 November 2014 - 01:44 PM

Check the doors for a proper seal. If there are any air leaks, the unit will go into recovery mode and won't self defrost properly.

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