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#278400 KitchenAid m#KSSC48FMS01 yellowed plastic at door jamb, cracked

Posted by kdog on 20 December 2013 - 12:54 AM

Has anyone had an experience with something like this where the damage can actually take place over a weekend




Yes - much Ghanja was smoked at that party !

#278397 Whirlpool micro/wall oven KEMC308KSS04

Posted by kdog on 20 December 2013 - 12:50 AM

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#278388 No neutral drain sometimes

Posted by kdog on 19 December 2013 - 11:36 PM


#258943 Intermittent water dispenser leaking... drip drip... nothing... drip

Posted by kdog on 23 June 2013 - 07:33 PM


#258942 Panty eating Dryer

Posted by kdog on 23 June 2013 - 06:44 PM

It's a pretty safe bet that the Mrs (customer) is standing there "going commando" - just athin layer of gaberdeen separates you …........

#258941 "Frigidaire" rv refrigerator suddenly stopped cooling, light comes on...

Posted by kdog on 23 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

If it's an RV fridge, are you sure is has a compressor ?  Does it also operate on propane if you switch it when you're camping ?

Alot of those use a hydrogen charged system and plugging them in merely energizes a calrod heater to cause a reaction in the gas.  Oddly enough, these systems can become "stagnant" and require only to be removed, shaken and turned upside down overnight to reactivate the combined gasses.

#258940 KitchenAid KSSS42QJT00 - Weird Low-Side Service Port

Posted by kdog on 23 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

For most of us, it is illegal to keep filling a knowingly leaking sealed system - filling it for testing purposes may or may not be. I normally use high pressure dry nitrogen with bubble solution to locate such a leak. 

Monitoring the high side pressure will be kinda useless and will add to the leak by providing another likely path. Usually low side pressure is monitered during testing purposes along with visual frost pattern - using a pierce valve is NEVER recommended, and the mapp gas will not heat quick enogh for the easy flow or silver solder that is required.

Bottom line is that there is a good chance there is a leak in the evaporator (seems common with those) and the compressor may now have damage from operating full of atmoshphere. Since this is the second such repair that may indicate a leak in some of the unexposed inner cabinet tubing - repairs of such issues are iffy at best even for well seasoned and equipped specialists.

Comes a time when you need to cut loose from these - cabinet modification to fit a different unit is much simpler/cheaper/more reliable.

#258864 KitchenAid KSSS42QJT00 - Weird Low-Side Service Port

Posted by kdog on 22 June 2013 - 05:49 PM

Personally, I would invest all that money you are spending on freon/guages etc toward a new fridge

#257548 Maytag Neptune Dryer Cracked Element

Posted by kdog on 08 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

This is an indication that the element has been overheating due to an inadequate exhaust vent. I have never seen a roof vent that worked properly (moisture laden air will always "fall") you likely need to replace that element, clean the whole dryer out and reroute the vent so it exits straight out the house as short as possible with as few elbows as possible.

#256672 Natural gas smell when running dryer

Posted by kdog on 01 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

Move this to Laundry forum

#256661 How does a question get marked as answered?

Posted by kdog on 01 June 2013 - 02:16 PM

The "best" answer may not necessarily be the right answer

#252334 Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener problem

Posted by kdog on 15 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

More than likely made you some Toasted Oatey-Oh's


#248293 Finished with KitchenAid

Posted by kdog on 12 February 2013 - 01:04 AM

It is simply an opinion. It serves no good or useful purpose to say to whom it was addressed. if, in fact, it was addressed to any one or more particular person or persons.



You been studying Law in your spare time ?

#248291 Gas leak detection

Posted by kdog on 12 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

I like the Kids' Bubble Blowing toy's (the bottle of solution with applicator built into lid) - available in the Kids section at WalMart, much cheaper and it works great as long as you keep it from freezing.

Then again, when I'm around - there is usually little doubt that there is indeed a gas leak as you never get past the odorant  :fart: 

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