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danoam

Member Since 25 Feb 2009
Online Last Active Today, 10:35 PM

#299864 Scotsman Ice Maker DCE33A

Posted by danoam on Today, 06:34 AM

On a Scotsman, I'd be looking for a torn curtain, clogged spinner jets or a clogged drain. If it makes some cubes (there shoud be 8) but some are not fully formed, there may be a freon leak. If the hot gas valve has a round body, it could be a leaker. If I the valve is hex shaped, it probably doesn't have a leak.


#299259 Viking VUIM1531DLSS Grid Cutter wiring

Posted by danoam on 21 July 2014 - 05:26 PM

The pump does not trigger the harvest. There is a thermistor on the underside of the evaporator plat that talks to the electronic control to determine when it's time to harvest the slab. Was the pump not pumping, or was it not harvesting? It looks like the broken wire is one of the feed wires to the grid, is there a ring terminal screwed to the grid frame with no wire attached to it?


#299257 Sub Zero 642 - "Vacuum Condenser"

Posted by danoam on 21 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Vac condenser is a generic error code that just says the unit is running too much. Could be a door not closing properly, bad light or fan switch, malfunctioning fan or incorrect fan blade spacing, refrigerant leak or an inefficient compressor. On early 600 series units, many vac condenser calls came from the gallon milk jug shelves improperly installed and holding the door open slightly.


#299255 Bad Bearings in Outer Drum, Whirlpool Duet Washer, WFW9750WL02

Posted by danoam on 21 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

I quote the customer both front and rear tub parts, as well as the inner drum to cover my own butt. If I'm taking the time and tearing into the machine like that, I'm not taking any chances of it coming back to bite me. I did have one customer who got Whirlpool to send out a complete assembly and another tech and I installed it. All we had to do was switch over the door seal, weights and pulley.


#297226 GE Monogram under counter ice maker ZDI15CBBJ Surging Noise

Posted by danoam on 25 June 2014 - 04:56 PM

Sounds like its running out of water due to a bad thermisor or control. If you unplug the evaporator thermistor, it will put the machine into a timed mode with a 25 min freeze cycle and a 5 min harvest. The machine will make ice just fine. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk


#282570 Sub Zero 590 I/M Whats UP..

Posted by danoam on 27 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

Ice bucket switch has to be closed for IM to work. The switch is on the auger motor housing. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk


#275249 Refrigerator Water Valve Solenoid Coils

Posted by danoam on 24 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

The ice maker coil is only designed to be energized for several seconds to fill the ice maker , while the dispenser is designed to be energized for longer durations. The icemaker valve, if energized for to long will burn out, usually in the closed position, sometimes not though. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk


#274972 thermador prsg304 doesnt spark

Posted by danoam on 21 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

Is it just one burner or all of them. If it's one of the extra low burners, id bet it's a potentiometer. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk


#267254 Sub Zero defrost troubleshooting

Posted by danoam on 06 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

These cal-rod heaters seldom fail, nor do terminators, if it's the original defrost timer, I'd replace it, they can stall out at times. If the drain tube is freezing up, since your unit has a drain tube too small to fish a heater through, feed a piece of copper wire as far down the drain as you can and wrap the other end around the defrost element, not a perfect fix, bit it beats a blank. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2


#266254 Thermador range problems RPG364GLUS

Posted by danoam on 28 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

I don't think I've ever seen both solenoids fail at the same time. My money would have been on the pots it the simmer controller. I've Found the best thing for removing seized venturis. And I've done a lot of them, is a step drill, I also set a roll of duct tape around where I'm drilling to control the chips. I then reassemble with anti-seize. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2


#257833 Sub Zero 532 Thermostat and Fan

Posted by danoam on 11 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

Don't worry about the fan if it's working, both condenser and evaporator fans that have been running for 30 plus years all the time Order a 4201260 cold control or if it currently has a single bulb control, order a 4200930 . Sent from my MZ609 using Tapatalk 2


#257198 Thermador Wall Oven/Microwave Model# SEMW302B2, F-34 Error Code

Posted by danoam on 05 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

Nine times out of ten, and I've run into these a lot lately, cleaning the blower wheel fixes the problem. You can enter diagnostics and view the fan speed via the hall sensor. I don't have the instructions for doing this right now, sorry. If the speed is above 3000 i believe for more than 10 or 20 seconds I believe, it will throw the code up. I always see a speed too fast, never too slow. I clean the blowers with a coil brush ant the problem disappears. A new display will have new software that allows the fan to run outside the upper end of it's range without throwing the code. Sent from my MZ609 using Tapatalk 2


#116520 Home warranty companies

Posted by danoam on 03 March 2009 - 01:01 PM

We run into problems with home warranty companies when we work with them. We specialize in high end appliances mainly and the warranty companies generally send companies that have no training or information on these units. By the time we get called in the unit has been butchered and worse off than when the first company started. I've seen this especially on Subzero sealed system work (lots of misdiagnosed problems ending up as contaminated systems by untrained servicers). Many times it takes longer to negotiate payment to get my time paid for than the repair takes.



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