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Member Since 29 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Jul 01 2014 02:57 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore dryer stops after release of start button

08 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

Hi Folks:


Did not bother testing anything. After reading the archive (Thanks for the link) from 2007 and the samuri fix it page link, I was 98% certain on the motor relay being at fault again. Received shipment from Mouser today. Ordered three and there was no minimum. Ordered Friday, shipped on Monday, delivered today Priority Mail, and installed tonight. Thank you Santa on the Mouser link. Exact part number and original manufacturer both to the original part and the replacement part of six years ago, yet had three delivered for less than half the price of one delivered six years ago. Tommorrow I'll get the monster shop vac and suck out loose lint and blow the ductwork outdoors.


Yes, dryer is back in service and owe it to the great people on this forum who are willing to help others. All answers were greatly appreciated.


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all!!!!



In Topic: Kenmore dryer stops after release of start button

03 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Yup, same thing, and thank you so very much. Bookmark made...... Maybe buy a couple. Might as well...think mouser has a minimum.

In Topic: Kenmore dryer stops after release of start button

03 May 2013 - 05:06 AM

Thanks guys. I think this is the same issue I had with the dryer about 6-7 years ago. On my own now for a couple days. Had several The mouser route....WOW!


Will get back once we get the unfriendly console apart for the seccond time....beats a new dryer any day of the week!!!


Wish I could find the archives for the old site again.....was able to pull up 10 year old posts when I found it last year....like  to verify if this same thing is what was wrong then.......

In Topic: suggestion for new electric water heater?

13 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

Kohai: and everyone:


Now that the water runs hot, will be working on that. Talked to a couple of people that swear by PB Blaster, about $5 can. They say the rust will liquify with a daily quick shot over a week or two. I will report back on how that works out.


Suggestions recieved on replacement of elements without a flush......I should have had the video cam running today to send a copy....I hit the pop valve on a no pressure flush first...pretty dark stuff a good part of the way......followed by an under pressure flush which took a good five minutes or so to truly run clear. Post maintenance refill open faucets...the three that I opened between the two floors ran off color for a good two minutes after blowing air and had to pull the screens for cleaning on all three. The good news was no white goo found anywhere. I have to think that flushing provides a needed service, although it does create quite a bit more work cleaning screens elsewhere in the house, which I expected, no biggie, they needed it anyway. Thanks and checking out for now....will report back on the rust busting.


Thank you again everyone as usual.......dishwasher, water heater, firidge two times, washing machine, dryer, heat pump.....items repaired or issues resolved with the help of this forum....bunch of great folks!


BTW.....one other item......have a friend who races cars at a local track and builds engines etc and uses a high power inspection camera.....said I could borrow it next time I empty the tank.....seems like a great tool to track wear and tear on a water tank as it ages and replace it before it leaks.......I'm still thinking the Rheem Marathon plastic form as a final replacement, as they give you a free replacement if it ever leaks....lifetime warranty. Many EMC's (although not mine) are selling them, as well as special order from Home Depot.


Again Thanks!

In Topic: suggestion for new electric water heater?

13 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

Thanks guys. Had a little more time than expected this morning. Gave it a couple of flushes followed by a good pressurized flush, replaced both elements and all seems good but will shut off power when not home for a few days just to be safe.


The remaining issue for now is the anode. Used a six point socket and two foot breaker bar but could not break it loose. Shot a little silicone and WD40, still no go. I'm pretty sure the anode is shot due to age, rotten egg smell came and went a while back, etc. Did not want to get too crazy with an empty tank as it is better to do that when mostly full, cooled down and have the use of an extra human stabilizer. Thought someone here might have an idea for a safe solvent to help loosen the frozen rod even if over a couple of weeks. I don't care for more silicone and WD40 than needed in my diet. Any ideas?

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