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New Calendar Added for Tech Members

15 March 2015 - 09:16 PM

I've added a new calendar to the site called the SAMURAI TECH ACADEMY WEB CLASSROOM. 


I'm using it to announce upcoming webinars. The webinars can be technical training presentations put on by the Samurai Tech Academy or webinars showing how to use features and functions of Appliantology.


This calendar can only be seen by tech members here at Appliantology.org. Look for new events toward the bottom of the RH column on the homepage of the site.  You can also click into the Calendar section of the site (below the logo, up top) and then select "Samurai Tech Academy Web Classroom" in the pulldown menu beside the month (it defaults to Birthdays). 

Kenmore Whirlpool 110.29822800 Washer with Load Sense and ATC - No Water

17 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

Greetings, Breverens!


Went out on this washer today for a no water complaint. It's not the typical agitating-before-fill problem that the Load Sensing control is famous for and the drive motor runs in spin.


It's a direct drive machine with separate Load Sense and ATC controls. Tech sheet is attached to this post. 


I'm getting 120vac clear down to L1 (violet wire) on the Load Sense control. The schematic doesn't specify what the outputs are but it looks like the Load Sense control is supposed to supply 120vac to the ATC and cold water valve on pin 7 (purple wire). But it's not. 


I can jumper 120vac from L1 to pin 7 and the cold water valve turns on. 


The water valve thermistor measures 88 k-ohms, which is in spec according to Product Update bulletin 4322344 (also attached).


It looks like the Load Sense control is bad but could this be because the ATC control is not giving proper feedback signals to the Load Sense control? 


Since the tech sheet doesn't give details, I had a couple of questions for anyone who's familiar with how the Load Sense and ATC controls are supposed to interact with each other in this machine:


- Can a bad ATC control cause the Load Sense control to not supply 120vac?

- What is the test method for definitively diagnosing whether the Load Sense or the ATC is the problem?


Thanks for any help or guidance! 



Tech Sheet for this washer: Attached File  Kenmore Whirlpool 110.29822800 Washer with ATC Wiring Sheet - W10202237.pdf   301.94KB   8 downloads


Product Update bulletin 4322344: Attached File  wpl-dd-washer-atc-board-diagnostics.pdf   504.81KB   9 downloads

Site Downtime Notice

14 November 2014 - 08:51 AM

Just giving a heads up that the site will be down next Wednesday, November 19, beginning at 10am EST for a scheduled server upgrade. My tech guys are telling me that it will take about 4 to 6 hours to transfer everything over from our existing server to our bright and shiny new server.  While the site is down, you'll see some generic and unfriendly server message. When you see that, remember this message and try again later! :)


While the site is down, I'll post status updates to my Twitter feed and our Facebook page -- you should go ahead and follow/like now so you'll have the links to those pages.

Getting Started at Appliantology

06 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

New to Appliantology?  Or maybe not so new but need help searching or finding manuals?  We got your Appliantology-foo ratcheer, budrow! 
Registering at Appliantology:  http://youtu.be/9b31oCnZdXU
Posting a Question at Appliantology:  http://youtu.be/rUA5nsRanSg
Searching for Appliance Parts at Appliantology:  http://youtu.be/6zDF0aR87y4
Upgrading your Membership at Appliantology:  http://youtu.be/6L1ky2BF-sA
Searching for Appliance Repair Information at Appliantology:  http://youtu.be/kr-DQSpKr9g
Searching for Technical Documents at Appliantology:  http://youtu.be/c8mtGYmRSq8
Login problems at Appliantology: http://youtu.be/7fN91Ron0JE
Appliance tech training or starting an appliance repair business: http://youtu.be/mtydOdElAn4

Built-in site search is temporarily borked

27 October 2014 - 09:48 AM

Just a heads up that the built-in site search (upper RH corner of your screen) is temporarily crippled-- it does not support wildcard searches and does not search content in topic titles.  This is especially painful in the Downloads section because it severely impairs finding files that may, in fact, already exist there.  


This problem appeared after the "upgrade" to the latest version of the Invisionboard software used to run this site. As has so often been the case when upgrading this software, every "upgrade" comes with a new set of bugs.  


I have a ticket in with Invisionboard support and hope to have this fixed soon.  In the meantime, you can use the Google custom site search at the top of every page, below the cool Master Samurai Tech banner.


Thanks for your patience!  

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