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Adirondack Bob

Member Since 18 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Today, 04:01 PM

#298130 "Hey, I just fixed that guy's.........."

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 07 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

What am I talking about says Applianceman97  Back in the Day  my generation.

"People try to put us down... tttttalking 'bout my ggggeneration...."


Durham, I am starting to hear... "If the Who were Appliance Repairmen...."

#296448 With Just A Few of Us ie Grover Washinton, Bill Withers and KURTIUSINTERUPPTU...

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 15 June 2014 - 10:42 PM

Great Job Kurt!

#294818 Whirlpool Fridge M# GD25DFXFN02

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 28 May 2014 - 10:48 PM



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.


Thank You For The Help! Bob

#292631 Roughneck Home Trolley Moving Set

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 03 May 2014 - 08:53 PM

Searching for "Appliance Movers" in Google I found this:





Scroll down for short video.


Whatya Think?


ps. Samurai, I can already hear "Clang, clang, clang..."  in my head!

#291045 GE Dryer M# DPXR473EW0AA

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 17 April 2014 - 10:18 AM



I found one of the Heater Coils broken. You guys nailed it!!

#289785 Frigidaire F/L Washer M# FAFW4011LW0

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 03 April 2014 - 08:42 AM



This Washer actually has a Main Control Board also. I replaced that board and the washer is up and running again! Thank You!

Part number: AP5628492

Part number: AP5628492

#270018 NO More Frigidaire Warranty Slave Work

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 03 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

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.


Thank You, Bob

#261100 Today's appliance engineers should be forced to work on the stuff they de...

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 14 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

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."

#251605 GE Microwave M# CSA1201RSS01

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 04 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

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.


Thank You, Bob

#250103 Metric Magnetic Nut Driver Bits

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 14 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

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!



#242503 Fixing a Maytag Dependable Care Top-Load Washer that Smokes During Spin-Pump Out

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 14 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

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.


Posted by Adirondack Bob on 25 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

Look VERY closely at the metal stand-off brackets for any cracks in the porcelain. Replace any that are suspect.

#240424 BOSCH DRYER WTA3510US Not heating

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 09 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

Just a thought. On the Heating Element Assembly (Item #467462-Manufacturer Number 265676) there looks to be a Manual-Reset Thermostat. That may be tripped?

#235332 LG F/L Washer Model#WM2077CW

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 01 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

Replaced Hall Sensor and all is well. Thanks Samurai! Thanks john63!

#234723 Lg dishwasher ldf6810st IE error code

Posted by Adirondack Bob on 20 June 2012 - 09:04 PM

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!

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