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Scottthewolf

Member Since 01 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2015 12:24 PM

#267489 GE WSXH208AWW sounds like a freight train in Spin Cycle

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

Yes, you need this:http://www.repaircli...45X10007/280742

 

But seriously, at that price  you might as well tell the customer to buy a new machine.




#267488 GE MODEL#CGS980SEM5SS LOC ERROR

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 10:47 PM

You need to ask for the manual in the right forum "Service Manual Requests", not here.  Just for the record, how long have you been an appliance technician?  It seems like you don't like to follow directions.




#267468 How does Infinite Switch for stove top burner work?

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 07:35 PM

This is the switch for the 8 inch burners, if you did not use this part # you used the wrong switch.

 

http://www.repaircli...tNumber=3148953


leave it to Reggie to beat me to the post.




#267457 how to remove the agitator on a Maytag SE1000 stackable washer/dryer

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 04:58 PM

Remember on these stack units, you can pull out the washer from under the dryer if you unplug the Molex connector from the back of the washer.




#267453 GE MODEL#CGS980SEM5SS LOC ERROR

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 04:51 PM

The unit is in lockout mode.  You need to do what the use & care guide says on page 25.  




#267448 Maytag LAT9806AAE agitates, but won't spin.

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

These are tricky lid switches to check with your meter. 9 times out of ten they will show continuity even when they are bad. Try replacing the lid switch with a brand new one.




#267447 GE MODEL#CGS980SEM5SS LOC ERROR

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

No service manual needed.  What you need is the Use & Care guide.  Page 25 of the use and care guide explains how take the controls out of 'lockout" mode.

 

http://products.geap...=49-85159-1.pdf




#267446 Frigidaire dish washer gld2445rfc1

Posted by Scottthewolf on 08 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

Yup, had the same problem with  a Whirlpool built Kenmore dishwasher recently.  The problem is the customer's kids think the dishwasher will dispose of the large pieces of food.  The P-Trap in the sink drain is full of junk.  This dishwasher does not have the drain hose routed to the garbage disposer. I told the customer that I am not a plumber and due to the fact that her sink plumbing will fall apart if I touch it she needs to get a plumber to replace the sink drain pipes and have the plumber attach the dishwasher drain hose to the garbage disposer where it belongs.




#267215 Amana Bottom Freezer Dying?

Posted by Scottthewolf on 05 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

Amana  pretty much wrote the book on the bottom freezer and French door refrigerators. 

 

Amana got bought out by Maytag in the early 2000's.   Maytag then got bought out by Whirlpool. 

 

Your best bet on a bottom freezer or French door refrigerator would be any of the following brands listed below,  Whirlpool manufactures them all now.

 

Amana

Maytag

Jenn-Air

KitchenAid

Whirlpool

 

You would also be wise to take out the extended warranty from the manufacturer, NOT the store from where you bought it after your register the unit by sending in the warranty registration card that you get with the use and care guide that nobody reads anymore.  The reason I suggest taking out the extended warranty is because all you get is 1 year on the whole unit, no more extended part warranties on the sealed system or electronics.  The electronic control boards for these units cost almost $175 and replacing a compressor or an evaporator could cost as much as $700. 

 

I would definitely stay away from Frigidaire, GE, LG and Samsung.  Frigidaire seems to have really bad luck with their electronic control boards, Ge has bad luck with their electronic control boards, LG is hard to get parts for and alot of servicers won't touch LG,  Samsung is just a really poorly engineered unit and parts are hard to get, alot of servicers won't touch Samsung, either.




#266950 Frigidaire front load washer door boots GRRRR!

Posted by Scottthewolf on 03 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

Okay, Frigidaire won the poorest design on the door boots of any front load washer.   I have a customer who had their door boot come completely off because they managed to get an article of clothing stuck in between the door and the boot.

 

Anyhow, for the life of me I cannot get the old door boot back on, the stupid garter spring they use on the part of the boot that attaches to the outer tub is a joke, You basically need 2 people to stretch it enough to get it on without it coming back off.

 

Why does Frigidaire have to be so damn cheap? Why can't they have a normal door boot like the LG or Whirlpools?

 

Another thing is that the replacement door boot is so outrageously priced.   To get an instruction sheet and the stupid plastic spacers to help you install the new door boot, customer has to pay $165.00 retail.  Add labor cost to that and the customer just decided to buy a new top load washer instead of sinking almost $400 into this POS.




#266945 whirlpool cabrio

Posted by Scottthewolf on 03 September 2013 - 05:44 PM

Also, check the hex bolt that holds the stator in place under the machine, they have a tendancy to get loose after awhile and give you an unbalanced load error.




#266940 Hotpoint Electric Range oven & display not working

Posted by Scottthewolf on 03 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

You will need this:

 

 

http://www.repaircli...7K10358/1810623

 

 

and this:

 

 

http://www.repaircli...7K10127/1086133

 

 

Some of these GE replacement clocks are tricky.  You may need to have the GE Factory Service Technician install it.  (800) 432-2737.




#266841 Maytag LAT9806AAE agitates, but won't spin.

Posted by Scottthewolf on 02 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

Yup, you have a bad tub bearing, which is usually caused by a leaking tub seal.

 

Here is what you will need :

 

http://www.repaircli...2040130/1472880

 

http://www.repaircli...2095720/1478842

 

http://www.repaircli...h/22038313/1590

 

Plan on spending 2 to 3 hours on this job.




#266833 just double checking myself - dryer stopped working, faulty breaker...

Posted by Scottthewolf on 02 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

btw, drying clothes in a dryer then leaving, isn't such a good idea. Remember, you have an open heat source and highly flammable lint inside the dryer. It's always a good idea to keep an eye it.

Right.  I tell all my customers that the only appliance they should leave running when they aren't  home is the refrigerator, and even that's iffy these days. You do not want to come home to a flood or a fire!




#266709 Whirlpool refrigerator GX5FHTXVY00 makes loud knocking sound

Posted by Scottthewolf on 02 September 2013 - 12:06 AM

All the newer refrigerators make the popping noises, it is the refrigerant popping as it changes state. Nothing you can do about it. My 2 year old Whirlpool top mount refrigerator does it, My old Frigidaire top mount made that noise too







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