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Member Since 04 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2014 02:49 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore 417.44072300 Drum/ Bearing

25 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

It depends on how bad the bearing failure is. I have seen machines run for a long time with bad bearings. 


No way to tell you for sure how long yours will.


That makes sense and I apologize for a dull question. But what's most likely going to happen when it finally fails all the way? Or is that too broad to guess as well? And thank you for indulging my queries!

In Topic: Kenmore 417.44072300 Drum/ Bearing

25 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

So your saying that it's worth putting in a outer tub/bearing and the inner spin basket Mica?

That's the reliable way to fix it. Cost exceeds the value of the machine in my opinion. But we can agree to disagree.


If I choose to replace the machine instead of repair: how long do you think it will be before something rotten happens now that the bearing is making noise?

In Topic: Whirlpool GU2475XTVQ1 top rack unclean, bottom rack okay

26 October 2014 - 05:55 PM

Thanks Doc.  I ended up calling a tech because I couldn't get the sprayer arm off to clean the filters (and check the chopper). I was afraid I was stripping the plastic fitting in my effort to remove. It sure looked a lot easier in the videos I saw!


As you suspected the filters were clogged and once cleared we are back to sparkly dishes. Or at least as sparkly as our horribly hard water allows! 


It hurt to write a big check for something that was very DIY but I didn't want to risk destroying it in an effort to repair it.

In Topic: Intermittent water dispenser leaking... drip drip... nothing... drip

06 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

So I'm vascilating on which fix mentioned is the first one to try. The drip is very steady ... when it's leaking! We had it dripping steadily on July 4th after filling water bottles for our road trip. It was so constant that I didn't feel I could leave a reservoir on the floor as I was afraid it would overflow while we were away. I turned off the supply valve, placed a resevoir on the floor and left. When we returned 12 hours later the resevoir was full and over flowing!  I emptied it and cleaned up the floor. I put a water glass under the dispenser and drained the rest of the line. (There wasn't much left).


That night it was of course fine. I turned on the supply valve the next morning and pulled some glasses of water. Ice maker resumed operations. And since then, of course, no dripping or leaking. It's all fixed! Until.... the next time it starts leaking.. which may be later today.. or next week.. or next month...


So... is the John Guest valve cheaper and therefore the right first try?


And BTW- I appreciated everyone replying with ideas. Thank you for taking the time.

In Topic: Intermittent water dispenser leaking... drip drip... nothing... drip

22 June 2013 - 11:35 AM

Are you using any external water filter or a Reverse Osmosis system for the Fridge ?


I'm using an OEM filter (replaced once since we bought the house) that's internal. The leaking occurred before we replaced (occasionally) and after we replaced (occasionally).

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