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#278621 GE-based Reverse Osmosis System - Tank doesn't fill

Posted by kdog on 22 December 2013 - 02:16 PM

On your storage tank ther is a schraeder valve, this is to allow air pressure between the wall of the tank and the bladder so that it will build pressure to dispense - open the produ t water valve and allow it to fully drain the tank, then depress the schraeder valve so the tank fills to atmospheric pressure.  Allow approx 24 hrs for the unit to process a full storage tank then you should be OK

Did you replace the membrane at the same time ? It is important that you install that in the right direction.

#278615 Kenmore laundry ctr washer wont spin?

Posted by kdog on 22 December 2013 - 01:39 PM

Look up to the bottom of the tub where the transmission shaft enters it - is the area surrounded by brown sludge/gookus ?


It is possible that something is jamming up the tub - such as a nail etc trapped in one of the holes, can you spin the basket by hand?

Also, if the motor is spinning on the slipping belt, surely it fills the room with smoke from the burning belt

#278567 Kenmore Dishwasher Model#: 587 14249990

Posted by kdog on 21 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

Yep, the latch is the issue as the cheesy plastic contains the door switches, likely is cracked allowing the switch to open


Door Latch

#278566 Kenmore Softener 625.348491 resin replacement

Posted by kdog on 21 December 2013 - 10:55 PM

At one time, softener parts were available through RepairClinic, but the numbers do not work for me right now - the part numbers you will require are as follows: Lower Distributor 7105047;  Seal Kit 7129716; Nozzle/Venturi ass'y 7187065.

#278564 Kenmore Softener 625.348491 resin replacement

Posted by kdog on 21 December 2013 - 10:46 PM

Generally speaking, resin does not "wear out" as it is used for ion exchange - unless you have some nast iron etc in your water. When that is the case, the resin bed becomes caked and hardens into a mass and does not flow freely. The high efficient resin refers to the fine screened resin, it is the surface area of the resin beads that determines the efficiency - regular resin will do the same job as high efficient, you just need more of it since the normal bead size is larger than the finer beads. The resin in your unit is cation resin.  If the lower distributor became plugged, then the small beads have gotten through the screen of the distributor, and it should be replaced.  Do hou havd at least 12 lineal feet of plumbing between softener and hot water tank ?  If not - hot water can leach into it and disfigure plastic parts in the softener.

I believe your unit is a 1994 model, and if it has never been serviced, the valve is due to be re- sealed, the simplest way to replace resin is to change out the resin tank (approx $400) and should not really be considered as a whole new softener is likely in the same price range. The tank is not supposed to be full to the top with resin beads as it requires this "freeboard" area to properly flush all of the beads during regeneration.

#278472 Frigidaire FDB641RJS0 dishwasher: clean below, dirty above

Posted by kdog on 20 December 2013 - 08:06 PM

Easy way to test if pump will alternate to upper arm - after it has filled and is washing stop it by clicking the door open and quickly close it again (not a long pause a few seconds) - the swishing sound of the water will audibly change if the upper arm is indeed activated.  The timer itself does this, but only ever 5 min or so, may need to sit down and read a book and listen while it runs - it is not unusual to see these timers fail to where they no longer pause, or pause too long.

#278403 KitchenAid m#KSSC48FMS01 yellowed plastic at door jamb, cracked

Posted by kdog on 20 December 2013 - 01:09 AM

#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 !

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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

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