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Member Since 02 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active May 20 2015 05:43 PM

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Frigidaire Dishwasher FDB710LCS0 timer stalled at 7 o'clock

21 April 2015 - 09:05 AM

I've looked at a few of these dishwashers since posting in 2014 on my first encounter with one. On this one the timer is stalled at the 7 o'clock position. I found one of the electrical terminals on the hi limit thermostat was discolored but the rivets were tight; still, I replaced the t-stat and the heater which was looking slightly worn. 


The timer continues to stall at the 7 o'clock position. There is power to both the thermostats and both ohm good with no resistance. I unplugged them to see if the timer would advance but it did not.


I'm wondering if there may have been an electric arc inside the timer that may have burned a contact point. I see these timers are quite costly and don't want to go out and buy one, just yet.


Has anyone actually replaced a timer on this unit or seen another factor to look for, instead of the timer and the other usual suspects?

Refer KitchenAid KSSO 48QT Z02 , ser. QW1953029 ice crystals in ice chute

31 March 2015 - 12:00 PM

I got this call a few weeks back and suspect there may be a problem with the ice chute door not fully closing or not fully retracting. I searched posts and downloads related but didn't come up with something in my limited search experience.


Is anyone familiar with ice crystals forming in the door bin that stores the ice? Maybe from a stuck door or a poor gasket or something? This one has the auger in the door and the eyes on the inside of the cabinet. Suggestions? Domo!

Takagi TK-3 Water Heater, Tankless, ignition problems

20 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

I recently cleaned a takagi tankless tk-3 with a vinegar solution. Now the heater does not light reliably. I can hear a solenoid of some type open and close, open and close - in rapid succession every few seconds, and sometimes the flame comes on, but I do not hear the fast clicking of the ignitor like I do I my own tk-junior.


I'm wondering if cleaning the unit with vinegar may have affected a sensor internally - or maybe even damaged it. Anyone have experience with Takagi units? Fault code is 111 - poor ignition. I'll do a google search for other info out there and will return to this post with updates, as I see there is not a lot of input on this site with tankless water heaters specifically.

GE Mono Refer ZSFB23DNA SS broken water line near compressor

11 March 2015 - 12:55 AM

I'm working on this refrigerator and it has two problems so I posted twice. This issue is specific to find out if GE has any type of tech bulletin or recall or factory notice, or anything at all related to water lines breaking near the compressor. 


Has anyone run across any literature from GE on this, or have a solution other than replacing the valve and water lines and cleaning the entire condenser area?


I'm seeing more of these, and the repair procedures are an issue with some insurance companies out here. What is GE's solution to replacing the broken/yellow/cracked lines? :argue:

GE Mono Refer ZSFB23DNA SS freezing water line in door?

11 March 2015 - 12:50 AM

I have a client with this weird looking GE counter depth refer. The complaint is no water in the door and it's intermittent. He asked about the line freezing up, and had another repair guy told him it froze, so he cut the loop out and runs non-chilled water to the dispenser. 


I read some other posts and some guys just leave the light on the dispenser. I'm not familiar enough with this style.

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