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Member Since 29 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2014 04:39 PM

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How to repair or replace silverware basket for Tappan 61 1144 Dishwasher

15 September 2014 - 03:33 PM

Neither appliancepartpros.com nor repairclinic.com have this part available.


The dishwasher itself works fine, but the silverware basket has a few holes big enough for some silverware to fall through.


Anyway, I can't believe professional appliance repair guys don't have some workaround for this problem.


So, what do you pros do?

Front-loading Frigidaire FWTR445RFS1 won't spin (after basement flood)

12 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

Our washer doesn't spin. It does go through the cycles, filling and draining. It just doesn't spin.


I'm not an appliance repairman, but I'll go out on a limb here and speculate that this symptom just might be related to the 5 or 6 inches of water we had in our basement yesterday.


(We got off easy; some folks got more than 6 feet of water in their basements. 24 hours later every major freeway in the Detroit area still has some sections closed due to flooding. Take a look at this photo, which shows water on I-75 so deep it almost reaches the I-696 overpass, which is probably 14 feet above.)


Any suggestions about what to check first?


I'm hoping it's something that's cheap and reasonable to fix.


I don't want to dump a lot of money into a 15-year-old washer, and I don't really have the money in my budget to buy a new one right now.

GE fridge TBX22ZABLRWW makes loud clunk-clunk when compressor shuts off

26 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

Ours is a freezer-on-top model, and seems to be working fine, but…


I've noticed lately that whenever the compressor cycles off, it makes two loud thunks.


I don't know how long this has been going on, but I know it didn't used to do that.


I checked the fridge FAQ, but didn't find anything relevant. And the troubleshooting flowchart starts with "warm fridge," which isn't a problem.


I'm a do-it-yourselfer, but I'm guessing compressor replacement isn't something I can tackle on my own. How much would I likely pay (parts and labor) to get this fixed?

shelf keeps falling in Frigidaire freezer FFU20FC4AW2

10 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

This is a free-standing freezer, and with a big family and a small food budget, it's very tightly packed.


One of the freezer shelves keeps falling out on one side. I can put it back in, but if I so much as look at it funny, it falls out again.


It's almost as if the shelf isn't wide enough, but is that possible? I'm pretty sure it worked when the freezer was new, but it's been broken for so long I can't remember!


So, how can I fix this?


Also, are all the shelves the same? They look the same, but I see that repairclinic.com shows two different shelf parts:

Frigidaire front-loader doesn't spin: FWTR445RFS1

10 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

Hello appliance repair friends!

My wife just loaded up our front-loader, watched it fill with water, then nothing happened.

(Well—something happened. It made a grinding noise. Which she now tells me it's been doing for many months!)

If we turn the dial to spin, it pumps the water out, but again doesn't spin.

I checked the laundry appliance FAQ, but this symptom doesn't seem to be listed (or I'm too dense to find it).

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