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Tampa Patty

Member Since 13 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2014 03:30 PM

#289419 Maytag Washer MVWC300XW won't fill

Posted by Tampa Patty on 29 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

Hurray.THANK YOU AGAIN. The mode shifter did the trick. The washer made it through an entire cycle.  The only question now is whether my friend should take a loss on the new control board by selling it online -- or -- keep it for the eventual day the old one dies. The washer is two years old. It is kept in a covered but un-airconditioned shed in Florida, if climate is a consideration.

#288962 Maytag Washer MVWC300XW won't fill

Posted by Tampa Patty on 24 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

I have to work all week, so it'll be Saturday before we know. But you are ALWAYS right. I have faith.

#288954 Maytag Washer MVWC300XW won't fill

Posted by Tampa Patty on 24 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

The parts shop will try to get the (bad) new control board replaced but won't refund the money.

Of course they didn't believe it was really bad. I had to listen to them tell me I was "not a technician."  I had to politely agree -- and then tell them I've rebuilt two Whirlpool clutches, replaced numerous motor couplers and lid switches, changed the dryer belt and thermal fuses, replaced the igniter in my gas oven and the thermostat on my refrigerator, and so maybe I''m capable of turning a control knob six times to put it in diagnostic mode.

I asked if they would at least refund the retail markup on the part. (FSP W10438123, sold for $260 including tax, wonder what the wholesale price on that is....)

Store owner said markup was only $25 (hmmm) but offered instead to sell us the new shifter at wholesale, $30, and -- when I pointed out that I'm making nothing on this repair and my friend lives on Social Security -- he ultimately decided to just give us the shifter for free, which was nice.

It's not his fault that a repairman told my friend she needed the wrong part (control board) but surely, someone else would have come along to buy the *replaced* control board, which I assume will be in a new box, all wrapped up and untouched. 

MORAL OF THIS STORY: Buy electrical parts someplace where they are returnable, like online. It's a pain to wait for the package to come in the mail but that's what laundromats are for.

#240777 Kenmore (Whirlpool) 110.29962890 noisy, no spin

Posted by Tampa Patty on 15 October 2012 - 10:53 PM

Gasp. Samurai. I have to collect myself. A GE? I'm reeling from this assault on the foundation of my fledgling appliantology belief system.

As for me, taking a cue from you guys, I rented a U-Haul and answered my first-ever Craigslist ad today.

Here's what I learned. (It's going to sound made up, but I think it's actually true):

Once upon a time, a couple bought a new house that came with an unused, top-load Whirlpool washer and matching dryer. But the couple already a front-loader set, so they didn't even unwrap the plastic. The Whirlpool W&D sat, ignored, in their garage. Eventually the Whirlpool W&D sold to a friend. He used them for only a few MONTHS before illness struck and he decided to sell belongings and join family in Asia. Enter Craigslist.

Introducing the latest members of my household: DIRECT-DRIVE Whirlpool "Commercial Quality Extra Large Capacity" washer LXR7244PQ4 and dryer LER4634PQ1.

I looked up the parts diagram and said, "I recognize this washer."
A teeny dent. Otherwise immaculate. "Shiny and new." Not a spot of rust. No funky noises.
What I paid for the pair: $375.

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