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Kenmore 106.70192001 Leaking

18 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

I've had this problem once before with this 12 year old fridge, so I thought fixing it would be cake.


I took out the panels in the freezer, thawed the ice, and removed the wire that I previously coiled around the heater element and put 2-3 inches down the drain tube.  But after a long time, I was unable to get the drain tube to drain.  Used a hair dryer, hot water, a turkey baster, and numerous foul words, all to no avail.  It's hard to imagine that any ice remained in the tube.  No water drained into the drip pan.


It doesn't look like the drain tube is replaceable.  My guess is that it is clogged with years of tiny bits of debris from the freezer.


Any suggestions about what my next step should be?


If I need to get a new refrigerator, any suggestions about a good one that has 20-21 cu ft?





Touchpad on GE CVM2072 SM1SS kaput

02 August 2013 - 08:16 AM

This 5 y o MW has worked well until 2 weeks ago, when the touchpad stopped working temporarily.  I disconnected the power, fiddled around, and it still didn't work.  After a couple of hours, it started working again, and I was happy.


This morning, I tried to microwave my yesterday's coffee, and again the touchpad doesn't work.  I tried all the things as last time;  it still doesn't work.  Now I am sad.


This thing happens to be one of those appliances that I feel "married to."


How hard/expensive is it to replace the touchpad?  I work with high voltage all the time.





GE Microwave was dead this a.m.

16 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

I have a GE Microwave Model number JVM1740SM1SS, which has provided nice service for about 2-1/2 years.

This morning, when I went to heat up my coffee, the thing was dead. Dead. No light upon opening the door, nothing on the display. Dead. Must be a tripped circuit breaker! Nope.

Maybe there is an internal automatically resetting circuit breaker! I unplugged the plug, waited for 5 minutes, and plugged it back in. Voila! Oh, wrong--no light, display, etc., still.

Maybe there is something wrong with the receptacle itself. So I got my handy little Babycakes Cake Pop Maker and plugged it into the receptacle. Yikes! This thing heats up really quick! So there is juice getting to the microwave.

I looked at the user manual, and there is not much to offer other than to unplug and replug the appliance, which I already did. Shoot--try it again. No joy.

Any suggestions? If we have to call for service, it may make more sense to buy a new one. Bummer.



GE GSD6100K00WW dishwasher doesn't empty nasty water

15 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

This dishwasher is about 8 years old. We have had Trouble (capital T intended) of some kind since we got it. Now we have a new problem.

For about 2 weeks, the machine has not emptied the tub very well. It eventually became necessary to run the rince cycle and then interrupt it with a reset after each cleaning. The nasty odor emanating from it now has impelled me to try to fix the thing.

I bailed out the tub and removed the screen going down into the sump. My fingers are not long enough to reach the bottom, so I was unable to find anything there. At least I know that the pump is working because I could hear a small amount of water running into the disposal unit. That unit has been checked and is ok.

So now I have to pull the thing out from under the counter. Being advanced in years and weak of intellect, I would appreciate advice about how best to solve this issue. I would like to maximize the likelihood that I only have to pull it out once.

If I become totally frustrated, I may decide to replace the unit. I would also appreciate suggestions on new dishwashers that would be of equivalent quality. (Recognizing that this one approaches an abomination, but my assumption is that this one was a lemon.)



GE GSD6100K00WW won't fill with water

24 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

This has been a more-or-less chronic problem with this dishwasher.

When the unit is loaded, and Start/Reset button is pressed, an audible click (?solenoid action) can be heard, but no water can be heard entering the washer. After an appropriate time, the pump can be heard functioning, but no water splashing. When I open the door to check, there is no water in the bottom of the tub.

Here is what I've done so far: I've filled the tub to the bottom of the float with hot water from the sink. When the door is closed, the pump works, and the clean cycle completes, and the dirty water is pumped out. However, again the tub does not refill. I can get the washing done by again filling the tub manually.

I have removed the housing from the float, and the float seems clean. When I remove the float, I can get the little stem to move up and down, so it's not stuck.

On rare occasion, water will enter the tub at the beginning of the cycle.

Suggestions on how to troubleshoot this?


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