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Member Since 14 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active May 28 2013 04:51 PM

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Frigidaire Dishwasher (Cdn. Model BF44P1) Leaking From on Top

06 May 2013 - 04:05 PM


   Have 23-yr old Frigidaire dishwasher (Cdn. Model BF44P1) that has recently begun leaking from somewhere on top and only during latter third of each drain cycle (when it has almost eliminated all the water). The water (about 4 cups total after the 3 drain cycles) runs down the left side of the tub in 3 or 4 fine streams and ends up on the floor beside the dishwasher (I am now catching some of it in small plastic tray). Seems to me it also leaks more with each drain cycle.

   The only thing I can think of that's up on top is the feed to the upper spray arm and it seems to rotate as it should and connection is tight. Dishwasher has an 'all-in-one' pump that does both washing and draining, with a solenoid activated valve used to switch from one to the other. Don't really want to pull whole unit unless I have to - sometimes moving and undoing things just creates other problems.

   Any thoughts or suggestions?!



Frigidaire Cooling/Freezing Mystery?!?

08 April 2013 - 12:54 PM


  Have a 23-year old Canadian Frigidaire refrigerator (Model #TD173CRD3) that really hasn't given me much trouble over the years - defrost drain has been plugged for 3 or 4 years (water runs down inside back and we 'mop up' every 3 or 4 days - couldn't figure out how to remove bottom of freezer to unclog); replaced defrost timer about a year ago. About 3 weeks ago, noticed fridge and freezer both warmer than normal. checked around and 'discovered' that the cooling control in the fridge was set at the lowest setting of '1' (don't really know what it was before but am guessing that someone inadvertently changed/lowered setting while placing stacked yogourt containers adjacent to the control wheel). Raised it to mid-range ('5') and found that that cooled down the fridge section further. Temperature in freezer didn't seem to get colder (cold control was always set at 7 (max is '9'). Over the past 2 weeks or so, have been adjusting the cold control (7 -> 8 -> 9) and fridge setting (1 -> 3.5 -> 4.5 -> 5 -> 5.5 -> 6 -> 6.5 -> 7). After this made things somewhat better (ice cubes freezing somewhat faster but not all items in freezer frozen) but still didn't get me back to where I wanted to be.

I pulled the fridge out from the wall, vacuumed the condenser (no fan) and felt the compressor (it seemed quite hot to the touch). No ice build-up on filter-dryer. Evaporator fan runs all the time except when the defrost cycle is on (its definitely running and not iced up but could it be running slower than normal?). There are some 'vents' in the floor of the freezer at the front that have various foodstuff bits fallen into them over the years although they are NOT plugged (I would clean out but same reason as with the plugged drain).
Defrost cycle drain water is still accumulating in bottom of fridge (perhaps somewhat more slowly). Am now finding water (<1/2 thimblefull) on fridge door top (just below the freezer door) at non-hinge side and water on floor below hinge (<1 thimblefull). Can't really figure this one out. The fridge/freezer is 'sort-of working' ('cool' instead of 'cold') seemingly indicating that no component has failed but the things that would seem to determine the level of performance (condenser cleanliness, control settings, door seals) appear 'normal'. Please help.


Inglis ''Superb' 30-Year Old Washer Produces An 'Electrical' Smell

24 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

My 30-yr old Inglis 'Superb' top-loading washing machine (used for about 2-3 washes a week) has recently started to emit an 'electrical' smell when it begins washing. My wife is worried that it is going to catch on fire and burn the house down but I suspect it is something a little less exciting. I've checked the manual for required maintenance on the motor(s) but there is none so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of how I might avoid a complete failure of the washer. TIA :) 


WCI (Frigidaire) Dishwasher [Model MBD-121RFS2] Drain Pump Repair

24 February 2009 - 12:26 PM

Soon after installing new drain hose (old one developed a small crack), dishwasher is not draining, drain pump [154247502] seems to run but is 'shaky'. Anybody know if a repair kit (impeller, seals, etc.) is available for this pump and, if so, from where? TIA :)


Fridigaire Gallery Washer FLSEC72GCS6 Won't Drain

14 July 2008 - 04:25 AM


   Trying to troubleshoot my Mom & Dad's top-load Frigidaire Gallery, stacked washer (Model # is from dryer cabinet) from a distance [over the telphone]. She reports that when she used the 'Knits & Delicates' cycle, the machine wouldn't advance to the 'spin' part of the program but instead just kept the agitator going as if it were still washing. She tells me that she hears a 'humming' sound during this 'extended' agitation. She also pushed the timer knob in and moved the dial over the the 'regular wash' cycle spin selection and then pulled it out but no spin there either.

   I had her put the drain hose into a bucket on the floor and she was able to drain the washer that way.

   Based on a peruse of other, similar posts - not sure if this could be the lid switch. The parts manual for the S7 model of this unit doesn't show a lid switch, but it shows a lid lock!? Also, can't really tell from the Parts Manual how the motor, agitator and pump fit together - does the pump have its own motor?

Any help in further trouble-shooting this problem (from a distance) would be much appreciated. She would really like to be able to do some laundry (doesn't have to be 'Knits & Delicates') and I'm not sure if I should recommend that she just go ahead and try a complete, regular cycle [maybe without detergent?].

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