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Offline Last Active Sep 12 2014 10:34 PM

#247450 How to test a Whirlpool Direct-Drive Washer 3-speed motor & capacitor?

Posted by kdog on 31 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

I don't feel any smarter after reading this thread  :blink:



Takes awhile to sink in

#247352 Neptune DC MCG8000AWW

Posted by kdog on 30 January 2013 - 01:57 AM


#247351 How to test a Whirlpool Direct-Drive Washer 3-speed motor & capacitor?

Posted by kdog on 30 January 2013 - 01:49 AM


#247349 Fixing an Iced-Up Bottom-Mount Freezer in a Maytag-Whirlpool Refrigerator

Posted by kdog on 30 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

The area marked with the arrow - if you install the newly designed duck bill, cutting the v should not be necessary as it is redesigned.

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#247333 Clearing condensate drain in Whirlpool-built Maytag french door fridge mfi267...

Posted by kdog on 29 January 2013 - 09:01 PM



#247246 Octopus' Garden

Posted by kdog on 28 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

We all done pitched in and went out and hired the Beatles in honor of your Birthday - Happy Birthday Reg.


#247245 GE PDS18SBMRBS not cooling

Posted by kdog on 28 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

The defrost looks to be working by that frost pattern, the issue seems to be with the draining of the trough as suggested - be careful with your heatgun in that one as the evaporator floor is comprised mostly of styrofoam and can be deformed easily - try running a small wire/zip tie etc through the drain (loops like a trap) - use a steamer or compressed air to clean it out.  I have seen cases where the styrofoam becomes "logged" from exposure to freeze/thaw that it breaks down the ability of the foam to shed water and instead kinda soaks it up.  I had the joy of replacing the styrofoam divider (NOT a fun job) that runs between the compartments.

If you have the tape that CTG recommended you can apply some to the area around the drain and see that the slope goes inward to the drain, raising the front legs of the fridge may aid in this as well.

Key thing is to make sure the drain is unrestricted from end to end and will actually carry the water to the drain pan that resides near the compressor.


Looking at the parts listings, it appears that they have some sort of ridiculously priced "evaporator drain pan kit" which may be to address that issue, obviously you would replace the fridge before buying this kit. Sadly, R/C has no picture of the kit so I dunno what's all involved - http://www.repaircli...ber=PDS18SBMRBS

#247244 bosch oven

Posted by kdog on 28 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

Haha, yes that is very funny, didn't even pay any attention to it until now, looked at it without seeing it

#247238 bosch oven

Posted by kdog on 27 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Either spelling is correct here in Bilingual Canada

#247206 mfi2640xemo Service Manual Request

Posted by kdog on 26 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Goes something like this:


#247204 Bosch SHE43f16UC won't drain

Posted by kdog on 26 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Order it up and check video in link:




#247203 kgra806pss00

Posted by kdog on 26 January 2013 - 07:08 PM






#247201 GE Dual Wave III - Caught on Fire

Posted by kdog on 26 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

I do not have an inverter M/W, but several people I know have them and they report very happy with them - I have only ever looked at a few of them technically, but only a serious issue with one. Others I know who service them tell me that often the Magnetron and Inverter board need changing. The one I looked at required that but the owners purchased another one that was the same. Just over a year now and they quite pleased with the new one. The Inverter units are definitely lighter and have more functional oven cavity space as the Inverter takes up much less space than the traditional Transformer/Capacitor etc.  Microwave pricing has dropped so much that most major repairs become uneconomical akin to Refrigerator System repairs.

#247182 What do you carry?

Posted by kdog on 26 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

Can't say I have ever wondered what it is like to have the dishwasher running with the door open

#247181 Bosch Dishwasher SGS09A08GB/11 upper arm

Posted by kdog on 26 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

Nice job with the undersea video !  :thumbsup:   kept expecting  Jaques Cousteau to go swimming by, try that in a spinning washer and see what kinda footage you get


Replace that sprayarm:




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