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Member Since 14 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2011 06:52 PM

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Noisy, Leaking; Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher

08 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher

Stock Number DP8500X Serial Number FB 44 22541
Model Number DP8500XXN2

Heater 6.7 amps Motor5.3 amps
Total amps 11.0
60hz 120 volts

Got a noisy dishwasher -- According to the FAQ and the symptoms, it's likely a defective spin seal as the unit both leaks AND is very noisy. We had not used the unit for a while several months ago as I had a broken faucet connect that needed fixed. After resolving that, we ran the unit about two or three times before the noise got really really bad.

My question is this -- if I replace the spin seal, will that resolve the noise? I'm guessing not since the bearings are likely shot due to the persistence of the noise and water leak. Would it be more prudent to just replace the motor and if so, what kind of cost am I looking at to repair it -- Is there an alternatively cheaper method to replacing the bearings or is the motor swap the only means to ridding myself of the problem?

Thanks in advance!

Kenmore Electric Range Model # 790.9622340C

19 May 2011 - 11:01 PM

Kenmore Electric Range with ES 330/335/345 Electronic Oven Controls

Model # 790.9622340C

Purchased this glass-top unit second-hand from my brother after my old Vintage P7 died on me. It's only a few years old and sat for about 6 months unused in his garage after being moved to a new home. The only problem that he or I knew of was a boil-over on the rear side that coated the oven light element and some of the surrounding sheet metal with a thick condensed oil or grease which caused it to smoke when the rear element or oven light were engaged. After replacing the element and cleaning up the residue, I put the unit back together and fired it up and discovered that the front right "dual" range top element is staying powered on (seems like a low setting, but still hot enough to not want to touch) and the LED indicator for that element is remaining lit when dialed to "OFF". After checking all the other elements, I discovered, too, that none of the LEDs for the remaining elements light up when powering them, save the Warmer element. There is a secondary "element in use" indicator that DOES come on when ANY of them are powered, but the individual ones above the dials do not, except for the two mentioned. Additionally, none of the other elements appear to have the same problem -- they all turn off when they should and get cooler with time when powered off, as opposed to the front right dual element mentioned previously, staying on and hot to the touch all the time...

I've already heard, and read, a few of the fire-hazard horror stories about these units... I've only seen one recall, so far, for a similar unit and unfortunately mine doesn't meet the recall specs.

Any thoughts on where I should begin or what the cause(s) may be? I've been out of a range for a few weeks now and the wife's nails are getting sharper by the day...

Vintage 1960's GE P7 Model: J 4790L2W8

14 April 2007 - 07:50 AM

***EDIT*** The model # in the subject line was mis-keyed. model # listed below has been corrected. The model # above should read: J 4790L2WH. Apologies... ***/EDIT***

1960(ish) GE P7 (P*7) electric dual oven standalone range

Model #: J 4790L2WH

15.8 kw

Serial #: GL237559


My old POS range recently died and I decided to drag this HEAVY monstrosity into my kitchen from my garage where it had been stored for the better part of 5 years. I fired it up first to make sure everything was working before I committed myself to 2 cans of oven cleaner and an entire days worth of blood, sweat and beers (My sister took really good care of it, but it was never cleaned before putting it into storage). To my surprise and much delight, everything worked, so I prayed to the beer gods for plentiful harvest and received a 12 pack of the good stuff for my journey into the depths unknown.


1.) I sprayed, then drank, read some news, drank some more and then cleaned and  drank some more until I was, err... IT was *SHINY-PURTY* new. Then I fired it up... Everything was golden until I turned off the oven and switched to broil. The indicator light when the oven was on *WAS* working fine until I switched it to broil. The indicator light came on for a brief second or two and then went out. I tried switching back to oven but the light never came back on -- I left the oven on for about 5 minutes to make sure that it wasn't just the light, but alas, no juice to the elements (both oven and broil). I tried switching it to "Clean" and a fan kicked on, the P7 Oven Cleaning panel lit up the "Locked" indicator and nothing more happened.

2.) While cleaning, I noted that the locking mechanism on the door won't engage. It will slide to the "Cook" position but not engage the lock and will partially slide into "Clean" position but not engage and lock the door. I attempted to determine how to get the range top to open to examine the locking mechanism but couldn't figure out how to lift it. I eventually decided to try the back of the unit, but after about 8 screws and 2 panels, it still wasn't obvious how to get the top open. I discovered a Wiring Schematic, but that was about as helpful as an instruction assembly manual written in Mandarin.

Any chance you guys happen to have a manual and exploded parts diagram of this unit? Any thoughts on where to start with the element and/or getting the top lifted?

Thanks in advance!!!

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