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Member Since 20 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 16 2014 11:59 AM

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Samsung dryer DV419AGW/XAA noise

07 October 2014 - 01:55 PM

Dryer drum is kind of loud in the first few minutes of operation and then quiets down.  It seems like the noise is coming from the back right (probably the drum support roller).  Do these rollers generally have bearings or just a bushing that needs a bit of silicone spray?

Liquid detergent cup on Samsung WF419AAW/XAA washer

11 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

A strange thing is happening with the liquid detergent dispenser cup on this washer.  Every few cycles, I am finding the cup full of water at the end of the cycle/beginning of the next cycle.  It seems like it is supposed to work by siphoning the water/detergent.  When it's full of water, I take it to the sink, clean it out and it works fine again (tests ok at the sink).  Yet every couple of cycles, it doesn't work correctly.  Do you think the detergent isn't dissolving and blocking the siphon tube/riser?

Samsung WF419AAW/XAA draining problem

12 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

Hello all.  Occasionally I am having a problem with water remaining the drum of this washing machine at the end of the cycle.  The clothes are quite wet and there is a small pool of water in the drum when the clothes are removed.  This doesn't happen with every load--only sometimes.  I have cleaned the drain pump reservoir (maybe a bit of lint in there) recently, but this didn't solve the problem.

Evap coil cleaning (CD5AXA060024ABAA)

03 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

Hello.  I'm looking for some advice on my system and coil cleaning.  I have a carrier infinity system with coil model CD5AXA060024ABAA.  When I bought the house two years ago, I noticed that the electronic air cleaner was switched off.  The EAC prefilter was really dirty.  I just removed the EAC elements and replaced with a 4" media filter because EACs are too much work in my opinion.  Then I noticed the A-coil was freezing over.  I tired to clean the coil and called a technician out for repair.  He told me two things: (1) compressor was not original carrier and looked like it had been replaced; (2) the txv was an r-22 model and he replaced it with an r-410a model.  He suspected that the compressor had probably been replaced due to the incorrect expansion valve.  When he worked on the system to replace the txv (located just outside the evap coil enclosure), he couldn't get the all the refrigerant back into the condenser, so he had to add some (after replacing the valve of course).  Presumably the refrigerant charge was correct at that time.


Last year, I replaced the filter media.  AC was functioning normally.  In the winter, I noticed that the furnace high limit trips (according to the service mode event history on the infinity thermostat) if the return closest to the unit is blocked (toy box tends to move in front of it).


This year, the evap coil is freezing again.  I have this feeling that the underside of the coil is really dirty because the system could have been running for years without an effective filter.  The blower wheel was/is dirty too (tried to clean that with vacuum two years ago).  When I open the evap access panel, I don't have access to the end caps of the coil.  In other words, I am looking at the fins on one side.  My cleaning technique has consisted of spraying coil cleaner on the front and reaching over the top of the coil and spraying on the back as best I can.


Here are my questions.  If I remove more of the duct/evap casing so I have access to the end cap, will I be able to remove the end cap to clean the underside of the a-coil?  How else can this be done without pulling the coil?  Is cleaning from the top side likely to be enough?  I have an appt on wed. with another technician but would like to get some opinions on whether it would be worth pulling the coil to clean it.  Thanks for reading!

Sensor dry problem with samsung dv328agw

05 May 2013 - 06:45 PM

Hello.  Bought a used dryer and trying to troubleshoot sensor dry mode.  Timed mode works fine.  Dryer seems to run forever in sensor mode.  When time remaining shows several minutes left a lot of time gets added to the cycle (maybe an hour?).  I cleaned the sensor bar with rubbing alcohol and tried to remove it to test the resistance but the connectors seemed to be on really tight.  Using temp+signal test mode with an empty drum, the numbers just count from 0 to around 2400.  Sometimes the display stops at zero for a minute but then starts counting seeming out of control again.  Any thoughts?  bad mainboard?

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