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#293165 Kenmore electric dryer 110.67732791

Posted by jb8103 on 09 May 2014 - 12:49 AM

You're probably wondering why I haven't done that already, considering it's a basic diagnostic, listed third in the Samurai's Dryer Repair FAQ's.


Well. It so happens I am in a fragile emotional state right now. Yeah. That's it. Tired and emotional.


So no snickering or making mock.


Thanks, Kurtius, I will do that as soon as I sober u.....Er, I mean, recover from my inner pain and distress.

#281748 Blower and recirculator fan keep running when thermostat is off

Posted by jb8103 on 18 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

Here's some stuff:




I just took the purple pill so I won't be with you for long...it's laying down...like I will be shortly...if this has the abominable fan control center stuck on top of the transformer you're in for a world of weird...

#280115 Amana Dryer ALG443RAW - motor death rattle?

Posted by jb8103 on 04 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

It was the wheel. The plastic fan had sheared away from the threaded insert. I fought the old one for an hour trying to get it off. I clamped the mightiest Vise-grips I had on the collar. I cut and chiseled away the plastic boss to get a better grip on the steel. It still would not budge. I gripped, I clamped, I heaved, bigger-hammered, I cussed until the air turned blue, I sprayed PBlaster, and heaved and heaved...until it finally occurred to me...







...I had been tightening it.

#280114 Inglis dryer - drum will not turn

Posted by jb8103 on 04 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

I thought the masters would be screaming for a model number by now.


(Of course they know it's a Whirlpool which all know by heart. But still, just on GP...)

#279485 Amana Dryer ALG443RAW - motor death rattle?

Posted by jb8103 on 30 December 2013 - 11:55 AM

Insight like that is a little spooky, you know that, Samurai-san?


I shall go back in armed with hi-temp duct tape.

#279483 Bryant gas furnace fan inducer shroud gasket?

Posted by jb8103 on 30 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

Carrier is like that. I found mine just butted together also, though the parts list claims there is a gasket. Go ahead and seal it. If you have to get in there again, the ATV will separate easily enough, and there's always a little persuasion from a utility blade to fall back on.

#277265 GE Washer WHDSR109J5WW

Posted by jb8103 on 11 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

 When I had it in spin cycle the tub stopped spin engaging the brake a couple of time seen seemed to spin full speed.  


Not to make fun, Patricio, but repeat this in other words if you can, please. I think it is critical to diagnosis.

#276521 Janitrol furnace not lighting

Posted by jb8103 on 05 December 2013 - 09:00 PM

The only air flow sensor type gizmo is a pressure switch in the induced draft airstream. That must be working or nothing else would work. You should hear the gas valve click on after a timed delay. You don't hear that?


On the old ignition control module will be a single LED which may or may not be used in this model. Do you see anything blinking? To test, cut power to the furnace, then power it back on while watching the LED. It should blink once.

#274432 Carrier BDP Furnace, No heat

Posted by jb8103 on 16 November 2013 - 07:07 AM

If the pressure switch is not proving, the furnace should not attempt to ignite. Without the draft inducer the pressure switch cannot be proving. Something else has gum in it.


This is an intermittent pilot type deal? Must be ancient.

#265086 Crosley CW6000W washer, jamming in spin

Posted by jb8103 on 18 August 2013 - 06:04 AM

The pump looks OK, no debris in it, no play in the pulley. I suspect a thrust bearing, like ah so:




...but there is no visible damage to the pulley or the stack of washers and bearing supporting the pulley.

#259975 LG AC turns on and off constantly

Posted by jb8103 on 04 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

May be a faulty on/off switch. But first, verify 120VAC at the wall outlet; then at the on/off switch.


Intermittent electrical faults can be anywhere from difficult to impossible to diagnose.

#253944 Kenmore/Amana Bottom Mount 596.65939401

Posted by jb8103 on 06 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

Freezer temp 17 degrees, thick frost coating the evap cover. We await resolution of a landlord/tenant dispute as to who pays the bill before proceeding.


I suspected the damper, but pending the forced-defrost test, looks like you nailed it. Huzzah!


Meanwhile the beer side has started cooling again. I informed the tenants a goofy board will misbehave like this, but sooner or later they will wake up to a flood of melted goodies and bins full of spoiled food. And who pays for that?

#249809 Bosch nexxt premium dryer will not run, but turns on!

Posted by jb8103 on 11 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

Nothing personal. Have your head examined.

#248529 Kenmore washer model #110.4646250

Posted by jb8103 on 15 February 2013 - 05:09 AM

I do not have a time remaining display.






Then the error codes cross reference to status lights. According to the chart at the top of page 7 of the tech sheet an F31 (which I suspect you got) will light up Add A Garment and a couple others during pump test mode depending on your exact model.


In which case you might be looking at a(n) MCU board. Unless I'm misreading the tech sheet, which I don't think was written by an Englishman. Anyway a bad control, in the absence of any mechanical factors like socks escaping the basket and dragging, would explain the slow-motor/poor-drainage scenario.


You haven't relocated or extended the drain hose recently have you? Any plumbing/drainage issues in the house? Not frozen solid by any chance?

#248464 Kenmore washer model #110.4646250

Posted by jb8103 on 14 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

The tech sheet's clear as mud, but if I read it correctly, he should have already proceeded through the pump test before getting to spin.

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