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Member Since 25 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 28 2012 01:30 AM

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Kenmore 110.28912791 washer noises

28 January 2012 - 12:12 AM

Konban wa, shihan no appliances,
I have a Kenmore direct drive washer that was doing the no-spin/weak agitation dance of drive coupling death. I relpaced the drive coupling (all teeth on both plastic units gone, and the rubber center piece located on the floor), and it is spinning beautifully now, working as it should. Except for the horrible noises. It is really loud during the spin cycle, and intermittantly gives a squealing noise while spinning loudly. Think it just needs to be rebalanced after having the cabinet put back on, or is there a common error in the installation that might be causing this? Thoughts?
Thanks a bunch!

Maytag MDB9750AWS Quiet Series dishwasher not standing by

22 September 2011 - 10:46 PM

Konban wa all,
I have a Maytag Quietseries 300, I think around 5 years old (came in the house I bought last year). It has taken to constantly blinking "2H", and starts the wash cycle whenever the latch is engaged. It won't stop/cancel, or change from heavy/auto wash to any other setting. Occasionally the delay button will work, and then the stop/cancel button will work, but then it will reset to the beginning of the cycle. It is still washing dishes fine, but I am seeing the blinking light in my sleep. Any thoughts on what could cause this? Wiring short, dust/dog hair in the circuitry, or something more ominous, like the motherboard dying? I will add the model number to the post tomorrow when I get home; don't have it handy right this second.

Whirlpool LER6636PWO

15 July 2008 - 03:49 AM

Ohayo gozaimasu;

I have a three year old Whirlpool of modest product lineage (not cheap, but not space-age, either). My wife made the cardinal mistake of calling a repairman last summer when it started blowing cold air. He replaced the heating element, and informed us that the drum was "bent". It has always been on the noisy side, but it seems to be gradually getting louder (as if being repeatedly tossed would increase the deformation of a metal piece - weird). Kind of annoying, since it was purchased new at Sears, and now it has been too long to complain. Anyone know if this sounds like the drum, or the drum rollers, or any other arcane dryer giblets that might needs replacin'?


Debating relative merits of new refrigerator

15 July 2008 - 03:23 AM

So, I have a GE that has the infamous "muthaboard" issue. I am debating buying a used Kenmore or Whirlpool (both about 3-5 years old and in good working condition), since I can get either one of them for about the same amount as the board and yet another new evap fan motor assembly and thermistor. Anyone have any preferences on what fridge brand you hear the smallest amount of horror stories about? My main concern is that after the big repair, the GE shorts out the board again, or blows its compressor, or something of the like - I feel like I have a dog that has started unpredictibly biting people.

Thanks for any thoughts!


25 June 2008 - 05:07 AM

Ohayo Gozaimasu;

    I have one of the dreaded GE side by sides. I have recently had issues with the evaporator coils frosting over, and my beer kept getting warm :X . Since the evap motor was humming and whistling, I replaced it, and thought that my warm beer issues were resolved, after weeks of cold microbrews and the occasional cold PBR. The coil has now frosted over again, and my beer is once again warm:yikes:. So, let's talk about defrost mechanisms. The evaporator stops running for regular intervals, leading me to believe that the evil prohibitionist gremlins that live in my freezer are trying to defrost, but that the defrost heater might not be working? Anyone know if this is one of the dreaded "muthaboard" scenarios? What do I need to replace, so that I can be guaranteed cold beer :D until something else breaks on this three year old gem of a glorified cooler?

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