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skintdigit

Member Since 17 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2014 06:52 PM

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In Topic: Stinger Vac not working - would enjoy learning how to fix

15 April 2014 - 04:01 AM

Well, it's been a month, but...

 

Use your meter set for ohms to check for continuity of the power cord with the vacuum unplugged. You'll need to remove the filter bag and disassemble the handle and motor cover to get to the power switch wiring. You should have continuity all the way to the motor on both of the power wires when the switch is on. The switch will be on the "hot" wire, probably black in color. The white wire is the common, and should have continuity to the motor terminals regardless of switch position.

 

If the above checks out OK, and the motor is silent when plugged in, then you have a fried motor. You may do a voltage check(carefully) to verify your continuity tests, but the unit will move quite a bit if it should start while you are testing disassembled. If the impeller moves a bit or the motor hums a little when powered on, you may have something jammed in the impeller.

 

I have one of these units. Motor has lasted 6 years in mine, but the impeller nut occasionally works loose and causes a terrible wailing.

 


In Topic: Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7800XW4 Top-loader overfilling bleach dispenser?

05 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

BTW, Samurai and PDuff, did either of you find the service pointer and photos amusing?


In Topic: Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7800XW4 Top-loader overfilling bleach dispenser?

05 April 2014 - 09:54 AM

Wow...thank you very much, gentlemen. The service pointer addresses the symptoms exactly. Will order the replacement. 


In Topic: Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7800XW4 Top-loader overfilling bleach dispenser?

03 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

Thank you. I'll look at it again, would like to know what is causing the leak before just swapping parts...monkey style. Customer says fabric softener cup did the same thing on the last use...can't verify that one, though. Will run diagnostics and do some manual flushes. Sensei sez all leaks are visual, and this one is, too......but it vanishes when the leaker is removed from the machine. Thinking maybe there is a crack that is open only under the small stress of having the cup snapped into its resting position in the machine. Water is definitely getting to the top of the bleach cup...the lid spring directly on top of the cup is showing some abnormal rusting.


In Topic: Frigidaire top-loader washer wailing on spin. FWSB6600FSO

06 November 2013 - 04:53 PM

Thank you, PDuff. Customer decided not to take a chance on a couple of hundred dollars in parts/labor. If it were mine, I've have pulled it apart and cleaned up or replaced upper tranny and tub bearings, but...



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