Went back out on this a couple days ago. Both compartments warm. I opened the Fridge door and just barely touched the Thermostat Control and the Compressor fired right up. Bingo! Replaced the Thermostat Control and all is well again.
Thanks John, That description was more than expected by far, Thank You! My business is chugging along and most of the time I am as busy as I want to be. A few weeks during this past summer I was too busy and was getting home after 8:00pm. One week I worked all seven days to keep up. Now it is slowing down and I always wonder why.
I have 2 Lowes and 2 Home Depots within a half hour on either side of me, so I am betting that the LG work would be fairly large should I take them on. I will take the info they send me and read it and sit on it for a while.
I have been in the Laundromat business with my father for the past 23 years and also service a few laundromats and 2 Rehab Centers/Nursing Homes that have Alliance products, so I decided to a become a Speed Queen home warranty servicer mainly to have access to all the commercial information. I am not anticipating a lot of calls from them because there is only one place near me that sells them and they are a "self servicing dealer". I have not been out on a warranty call yet, but the company is VERY good at replying to any questions that I have had by email or by phone. In this day and age, I cannot believe why people wont respond to phone messages or emails. I had a meeting with the Regional Service Manager for Wascomat a couple of weeks ago about becoming a second servicer for my area. The original servicer is booked about 10 days out and cannot get to some places fast enough. He told me to call the parts department to get set up for a discount, but I have called THREE times since a week ago Monday and no one has called me back! I may just decide that they need me more than I need them. We'll see.
A few weeks ago I attended Marcone Training on the Samsung Dishwasher. When the Trainer pulled the kick panel off, I could not believe my eyes. NOTHING was accessible! No water valve, no drain pump, nothing! To service this D/W it had to be pulled from its installation.
That started the discussion of "after all these years of complaining, the manufacturers are still not listening to a word that the Servicers in the field are saying."
Update: Replaced Touch Panel today and micro. is back up and running.
Thanks Cactus Bob for nailing this one!!
And Thanks Samurai for remembering. Pretty sure this was in the GE class at ASTI. And you were right, they didn't want to hear that they can't cook Linguine on the RF anymore...However, I pointed out that LF burner was the largest burner on the range and would work better at bringing water to a boil.
Hey Durham, I was looking for you also, I actually approached two different people that I thought might be you. Both times I was wrong. One of the guys was sitting next to the Samurai in the GE Front Load Washer class on Saturday morning. As we talked, he said that he had heard that the Samurai was at the convention; I replied that he was sitting right next to him!
I met a few guys from New York also. Very nice people. I live Upstate, in the Adirondack Mountains. Completely different world, however I think that Appliance Technicians in general are all Brothers.
A little too early to tell, but I'll bet that I will be at the next ASTI in San Diego. If you're there, I would enjoy the opportunity to met you!
I too love those Maytags. We have 37 of these at my Dad's two laundromats. Albeit the newer Transition and electronic controls. The Samurai makes a great point about the belts on these units that need to slip. A couples of years ago we got some belts from our supplier that were made in Mexico and not OEM. I did not think anything of it and installed them on a few machines. All of the machines that had these generic belts on them would kick off on the motor thermal overload. It took me a little while to figure out was going on: the generic belts had more "grip" and would not slip like the originals were designed to do, causing the motors to overheat. I put the original belts back on those machines and the problem was solved.
Hey Guys, What a small world this is after all. She ordered the Sump Assembly through the link that RegUS_PatOff provided and then called me to install it. When I arrived we started a cycle and the water started filling then it showed the EI code. Because she had the Sump Assembly in hand and that it may be a flawed component, she decided to go ahead and install it. After I installed the Sump Assembly, but before I re-installed the D/W, I took the front panel off. The wires were all stuck to the black tar-like material. Upon closer inspection, the Red, Blue, and Brown wires were broken. I cut, stripped and crimped the wires back together, re-installed the D/W, tested and it is working again! She commented on how quiet the new Sump sounded compared to the old one.
On behalf of me and the customer, ewssvc1, I would like to thank you for this website and the people that make it so great. Thanks Samurai, Thanks Reg, Thanks John, and Thanks to everyone else that contributes!