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Offline Last Active Feb 03 2015 12:32 PM

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Kenmore Washer 110 44832 200 Not spinning clothes completely?

25 January 2015 - 09:49 PM

I'm trying to track down why clothes are not getting dry.  I have checked the exhaust temp on my Kenmore dryer and checked that the exhaust tubing is clear.  I am going to check the Thermastor, but I also wanted to see if there might be some reason that my washer is not quite spinning the clothes dry enough.


I have checked the drain trap and it is clear (I've actually found kids' socks there in the past.  The spin cycle seems to be running at a good speed and smoothly.


Is there anything else to check?





Kenmore Dryer110.85862400 Does not dry clothes completely

24 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

Dryer is coming up on 10 years old, so suspect something is tired.  It is starting to have difficulty getting the jeans completely dry in a typical mixed load using the same Casual + More dry combination cycle we have always used:


Have checked 


Dryer vent from inside dryer to house exit.  Clear (slight bits of lint sediment, but not enough to impede flow

Dryer exhaust temps (Measured at the dryer exhaust with a Thermapen instant read



Time Dry - High   160

Time Dry - Low   110


I disassembled the moisture sensor assembly by the door.  There was a bit of lint at the wire contacts, but nothing significant.


Also took apart and cleaned lint out of the vent from lint screen down into the dryer.


Moisture sensor going bad ?  There's not much to it?


other thermostats or control boards in the box?






Wolf RT364G rangetop gas odor

13 October 2014 - 04:45 PM

My wife opened the drawer under our 10 year old Wolf rangetop to pull out a pan and noticed the smell of gas in the cabinet under the rangetop.  there was no smell above the rangetop.  I turned off the hard line feeding the rangetop and felt around the connections to see if they were tight.


The connection where the soft line connects the gas to the rangetop made my hands smell like gas, and I'm wondering if those connections just need to be reseated, but am thinking this is one instance I should have a tech come out and do a smoke test nonetheless (unless these things are fairly bombproof except for the connections.  I'm fairy mechanical and wrench my own car and have fixed my washer and dishwasher a couple times using this resource.


Any experiences? thoughts?


Just shut up and call?



Bosch Dishwasher SHE66C05UC/40 door leaks

16 August 2014 - 06:59 PM

tonight the dishwasher is suddenly louder than usual. I hear more vivid sounds of water rushing and dishes rattling, and the door is leaking.  The unit is 9 years old.  Though nobody admits to sitting on the door, I suspect the springs since it has been fine for 9 years until tonight.


Anything else to look into?  (Checking leveling)  Any complication to installing the springs? opening up the door or unit to install them? leveling/ adjustment issues?





Kenmore 110.44832 200 Front Load Washer Needs shocks?

06 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

I'm wondering when these washers might need shock replacements.  Do these shocks wear out, like car shocks, leading to increased vibration? or should I just let them go until they fail?  I figure that keeping them current would be a way to reduce vibration and wear and tear on the rest of the unit as long as they're not too pricey to replace.







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