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#303762 Whirlpool ER8MHMXML01 ice maker water valve lifespan?

Posted by DADoESTX on 20 September 2014 - 05:24 PM

Hot-wiring the solenoid tests it directly, without going through the ice maker module and wiring inside the refrigerator that connects between the module and the solenoid.

#302353 110.27092601 spin basket has flaky debris

Posted by DADoESTX on 01 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

Suggest disasembling the machine to remove and clean the basket and for access to clean inside the tub.  Then make an effort to run the cleaning cycle more frequently and/or adjust the household washing habits accordingly to ward-off residue accumulation --


avoid fabric softener


use only HE detergent at minimal doses per the load size & soil level (HE detergent CAN oversuds)


run a hot wash on a recurring basis, perhaps on a weekly load of whites/towels with a small dose of chlorine bleach

#302283 Bosch Dishwasher arm not spinning (SHE33N02uc/53)

Posted by DADoESTX on 31 August 2014 - 05:32 PM

The pump has nothing to do with household water pressure, nor is it involved in filling the dishwasher.


Filling IS by household water pressure, same as running water into a sink or bathtub.


The pump functions to recirculate the water through the spray arms.  The arms rotate by Newton's 3rd law of motion ... every force produces an equal and opposite force ... meaning the jet-force of the water spraying out of the arm's nozzles makes it rotate ... same as a lawn sprinkler.


The pump also, of course, drains the water between the various wash and rinse phases.  Some dishwashers use one (reversing) pump & motor for recirculation and draining.  Others have separate pumps for recirculation and draining.


Posted by DADoESTX on 04 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

Check for 33 ohms on the pump.


Running it in diagnostic without water may lessen the load enough to not overheat.  Fill the tub fill, run the pump to drain, see if it shuts off then.  Dismount and visually examine it for bearing play.


There's no thermal protection on the SmartDrive motor far as I'm aware.

#296178 Fisher Paykel GWL08 leaks water

Posted by DADoESTX on 11 June 2014 - 06:28 PM

GWL08 doesn't have a thermistor in the mixing chamber, although a cap/seal is there.  The thermistor is inside the motor board, which docks to a water port on the mixing chamber for water flow into a heatsink chamber mounted on the board ... the board is water cooled.  Cold water may dribble briefly during agitation (not during spin) to refresh the mixing chamber if/when the board needs more cooling.

#294504 KUDD01DPPA - Fill Failure Error

Posted by DADoESTX on 24 May 2014 - 12:21 PM

Check that the spray arm isn't split somewhere on the seams, water would spew out where it shouldn't and throw-off the spray pressure for water level sensing.  Try swapping the arms since the other drawer apparently is working OK.


7.5 to 8.5 ohms on each of the three motor windings.  Test on the 6-wire motor connector at the controller board, between terminals 1 & 2, 1 & 3, and 2 & 3.

#288773 Kenmore Washer 110.92283100 tearing clothes/maybe?

Posted by DADoESTX on 22 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

Does she use chlorine bleach and pour it directly onto the items?

#282850 Fisher Paykel GWL 11

Posted by DADoESTX on 29 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

Bearing replacement and illustration of the tool kit is in the GWL03 and GWL15 service manuals.  GWL11 manual is a supplement to accompany the GWL03 manual.

#280598 Fisher & Paykel GWL10U2 Top Load Washing Machine-Requires Manual "Adv...

Posted by DADoESTX on 09 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

1st, 5th, 7th, 8th

128 + 8 + 2 + 1 = 139

139 is not a valid fault code.


GWL10 is not an HE machine, a normal amount of detergent should be used.  It runs the EcoActive wash process, then fills to a normal level for the agitated wash period.


Try running the Perm Press cycle on a load.  Perm Press does not run the EcoActive phase so does not make use of the diverter for recirculation ... it may finish OK if the diverter is involved in whatever is the problem.

#275941 Fisher Paykel DD603 - U1 Fault

Posted by DADoESTX on 30 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

Proper level is sensed by the control board per when the pump is fully primed.


Examine the spray arm for a crack or split where the halves are sealed together.  Water spewing out of a split instead of properly out of the spray nozzles will throw the pump-sensing off kilter.

#274409 Stunned and amazed!

Posted by DADoESTX on 15 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

They're not AC motors.  They run on DC, 12v or some such, IIRC, fed by the motherboard.  It pulses the current rapidly to vary the speed.

#274180 Stinky Clothes - Thanks Whirlpool WFW9500TW01

Posted by DADoESTX on 13 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

There's also the problem that the dosage measurement lines in the liquid detergent product caps are essentially *invisible*.


The consumer has no idea where is Line 1 or Line 2 ... so for lack of anything else they toss in an *entire capful*.

#273975 Maytag Neptune fav6800aww error dc

Posted by DADoESTX on 11 November 2013 - 08:59 PM

The tumblers rotate in only one direction during "agitation" so the load continually climbs up one side of the basket and flips over.  The tumblers are supposed to turn a little in the opposite direction of normal tumbling when the motor first reverses for spin ... for purpose of moving the load down to the center of the basket to balance for spin.

#273974 GSX9885JQ0 Whirlpool Catalyst

Posted by DADoESTX on 11 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

The error occurs if a catalyst cycle is run after any previous cycle, without pulling the power plug first to reset the valve.  When the failure occurs ... it fills for a few seconds, starts low speed speed spin and the water drains instead of recirculating.  Some fill occurs in an attempt to top-off the catalyst fill level but since drain continues, F4 triggers.


The error does *not* occur If the power plug is disconnected to reset the drain valve *before* a catalyst cycle is run.


The problem is, why does the drain valve *not* release at end of the final spin?  I don't think it's physically sticking, because disconnecting the power cord immediately releases the valve without otherwise touching the machine.

#273045 FIsher Paykel GW11 odor

Posted by DADoESTX on 03 November 2013 - 09:08 PM

A little water remaining in the tub sump is normal.

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