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Member Since 01 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 29 2012 05:17 PM

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In Topic: GE XL44 Gas Range: On All Burners, No Spark

26 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

Thanks, will get out the meter and check this weekend. Is there a way to rule out the wiring from the burner switches to the module?

-- G.

In Topic: YouTube of my Noisy Motor. Too Noisy?

19 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

Or just replace the motor when the noise becomes unbearable

Yup, that's the current plan! I do frequent eBay and have found "good" used motors for about $60. Craiglist, I never thought of for appliance parts because it's not set up for non-local buying.

In Topic: Goofed the Whirlpool lid switch wiring?

18 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

Well, turns out I bought a Cherry E13 switch that is set up as NC. See picture attached.

(I guess there are different submodels of the E13). Even though there is a space for a NO contact, it's empty and there is only an NC and a COM contact.

I will see if I can move the contact itself out of the NC space and into the NO space; if not, I'll buy another switch.

In Topic: YouTube of my Noisy Motor. Too Noisy?

10 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

Thanks jb for the additional explanation on the basket! I did pull the agitator and found the spin tube perfectly aligned with the drive block ears, all in great shape, nothing out of position. I also shone a bright worklight against the translucent tub and saw no extra socks or sneakers in there.

The motor is noisy, for sure, as the You Tube video shows, but I don't know if the noise is related to a functional issue that might create occasional added resistance. My wife ran about four heavy loads of laundry today (it's a large-cap machine) and the thing ran like a champ, motor chirring away.

We will keep an eye (ear) on it! If other issues develop, it may finally be time to buy that spanner nut tool.

Thanks again.

In Topic: YouTube of my Noisy Motor. Too Noisy?

09 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

Feedback has gone quiet, so I'll wrap this thread by saying, I cannot seem to find any reason for the motor to have stalled. I did clean some rust out of the pump shaft area, so maybe the pump will turn a little more freely. I don't know motors well, but the noise heard in the YouTube video I posted seems to be a noisy bearing. It only makes noise at low speed, not high speed. Start switch and capacitor are fine; coupler is perfect.

So, I'm repairing the Cherry E13 switch inside the lid switch assembly (which I'd jumpered a while back) and am putting the machine back together and letting Wifey have at it. A full test load of laundry ran flawlessly this a.m. except for that low-speed bearing knock.

I'll observe carefully as I can over the coming days and see if the failure occurs again. I'll post if it does, hopefully with more detailed symptoms.

Thanks all for your help, I really appreciate it!! :yes:

-- G.

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