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Offline Last Active Mar 02 2014 03:06 AM


Posted by Tronicsmasta on 02 March 2014 - 03:08 AM

Make sure during testing of the unit to start before the spin mark. I have had plenty of these where you place the indicator right on the spin mark and all it does is start tumbling lock the door then skips the spin. Also make sure the extra rinse is off. If all else fails it's either a timer or speed controller.

#286502 Jenn air cooktop jed8430adb

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 02 March 2014 - 12:06 AM

Man I hate to say it but you need to call an electrician... you need 4 wires there and a double breaker. White, red, black, and green. Or 3 wire install red white and black. It's a 220v appliance. End of story. It won't run properly or safely on 120v

#286489 Whirlpool WFW9600TW01 F35

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 10:11 PM

F20 is a filling error. Is the water flow through the valve good? If so you may have an issue with the pressure switch hose (leaking air or clogged) or clogs in the air pressure chamber at the bottom of the tub where the black hose connects.
Oh and you could have done what I did... I bent a pin when installing the board after the APS did not fix the f35 and bent a terminal on the harness... chased my tail for about a week or two.. tried the main board again, APS again, steamer board twice until I saw the bent pin and got very embarrassed

#286487 Can't Start Diagnostic Mode: Maytag Bravos mvwb750wq0

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Loose rotor bolt is more than likely it if the basket spins freely... does it agitate OK or does the whole basket spin too? If the whole basket spins back and forth while agitating then pull out the basket and clean the shaft with emery cloth or replace the bearing kit

#286486 cabrio washer issues

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 09:58 PM

Sounds like the basket isn't dropping. D
Is all the water draining out? If not look for debris in the pump. If so, the look at the hub under the agitator. Maybe the basket and hub didn't seat all the way down.

#286480 Electrolux dishwasher edw5505ess3

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 09:31 PM

Did you grease it properly and did you clean ALL the junk/hard water buildup from where the sump seal sits?

#286479 Whirlpool freestanding electric range gr673lxss1

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 09:25 PM

Does the burners on the top work?? Sound like you lost line 2... or a board. The thermal limiter is only on the broil element on this model so if that's the case the bake should work. So your looking at a bad outlet or bad double line break relay k1. So you have a multimeter that can read ac voltage?

#286476 Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer: wfw8400tw02, Tries to start and freezes

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

I take out the mcu and inspect it for burned traces/solder joints. I have had this condition myself. The MCU fixed it. When in doubt I replace the Mcu first but I always insect it visually. Good luck

#286475 Whirlpool duet gas dryer, won't start

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 09:06 PM

Unplug the dryer. Remove the top panel. Three 1/4 inch screws in the very back of the top panel. Remove them. Slide the top back and lift it up. The main control board (when standing in front of the machine is on the left side at a 45 degree angle.

There might be a white plastic cover over it. Flip it over or remove it. Look for the connections/wires I listed below. put your meter on AC voltage and place one lead on the back of the connector while it is still attached to the board. Make sure it's touching the metal of the wire inside the plastic connector. Do the same with the other lead. Plug in the dryer and hope it starts acting up. What is the reading you get?

P9-1(light blue wire, connector 9, pin 1) P8-3 (white wire, connector p8, pin 3)

should read between 110v to 120v AC.

#286474 Extended dry time and gas smell in exhaust of dryer only while running

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

Replace the gas valve... it happens a lot... The new LG dryers actually stopped using that valve for this reason and are using the classic whirlpool style valve.

#286472 MT W MVWC450XW4 with panel light on

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 08:24 PM

Power interruptions cause weird issues to arise on these... I would just say thanks there is not a recall. And thank you for running the calibration cycle before leaving! I hate it when techs don't do that only for me to go on the recall because it "doesn't wash good"

#286471 This MCU is Toast?!

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

You ran a cycle with clothes? Full load? Just a towel to test? Empty?
By the way if it's working in test mode the mcu is fine... it usually means you had an off balance load. Ie trying to test it with 1 towel or rug or something...

#286470 Whirlpool washer WFW9200SQA12 problems

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 March 2014 - 08:15 PM

Run an empty load. When it stops filling with water while agitating... it should only add water 1 maybe 2 times... If it adds water 3, 4, 5 times during that 20 to 30 minutes, then it's a pressure hose leak/pin hole IF the water level keeps increasing...

If the water level goes down, then the machine adds water etc then it's a siphon issue or a water leak.

If all else fails I'd look into replacing the water valve... I replace a lot of those for f-20 and the valve just has a slow flow so when it's filling with clothes in it it takes more than the 8 minute fill limit.

#285838 Samsung Front Load Washer WF419AAW / XAA01 Out of Balance

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 24 February 2014 - 01:33 AM

i have had several of these where the "ball bearings" get stuck in the balance ring portion of the basket. I have had 3 in the last 6 months where i had to replace the basket. might want to call samsung.

#231405 Whirlpool Duet Washer GHW9100LW2 Very Noisy During Spin Cycle

Posted by Tronicsmasta on 01 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

I hear ya but you'd think with a 9 year old model they'd have any parts issues worked out. You can't blame the parts place; FSP is going to ship exactly what parts A&E orders. I think the stainless inner basket is the wrong part as it doesn't have a long enough center bolt to fit the new style outer tub. I guess if they can order the complete pre-assembled tub assembly then I'll end up with a better repair in the long run.

We order the parts based on the part numbers supplied by whirlpool.. sometimes mistakes happen, however if we ordered a part and it doesn't fit, its usually because someone put the wrong part in the box. It happens... Sorry you had so much trouble, try calling the phone number on the card the tech gave you.. its not the 800-905-9505 number. and by the way, if you get an indian person when you call, its not because we are cheap its because our call center has reached its maximum capacity.. so the calls overflow to our after hours call center. its either that, or wait 20-30 minutes for a rep but that "unacceptable" hold times of course for most people.

Thank you for the follow-up but this is not a complaint forum.

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