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Member Since 07 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2015 08:27 AM

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In Topic: Refrig Door on Kenmore Model 106.74252400 not not sealing.

03 July 2015 - 08:25 AM

So true!  and more information on the misaligned door tale.


While preparing to align door, had to shuffle some food items and such.  That is when I found a can of beverage holding one of the several sliding shelves from returning to back of refrigerator.  I am man enough to admit I should have looked for this right away.  This time of year, fridge is full of produce from garden.


Now, door is spaced from cabinet better, but bottom 7 inches of door seal that is on the opening side to corner is pulled away from cabinet.  At least I one less problem

In Topic: Whirlpool Refrigerator WRX988SIBM00

01 July 2015 - 08:24 PM


I have a Kenmore, (freezer on top) that had developed ice in the air channel (as I am not a professional do not know the terminology) that directs the chilled air from the freezer compartment to the refrigerator.  This would cause the refrigerator section to warm.  Is the temp in your refrigerator adequate to keep the perishables from spoiling?


One of the symptoms with my appliance, was an always dry evaporator pan.  I eventually removed the back wall of freezer and found the coils would not defrost completely, so ice stayed,and continued to form. I fixed it with a customization tip from this site.  


Another idea, do you have an ice dispenser?  How about a cool water dispenser in the refrigerator?  Possible water line leak or condensation issue?


Just some ideas.  


Hang in there.  From one "Chiefs Appliantologist" to another.

In Topic: Refrig Door on Kenmore Model 106.74252400 not not sealing.

30 June 2015 - 11:16 PM

I was browsing the forums and came across this quote: ".. You are a tech? Then Read the Damn Manual!"  uttered by one of the masters of this site.  Duh, why didn't I?  So, I did.  Could not find owners' manual in the manuals stash so went to Sears.com.  Used the model number to filter to my refrigerator, and its owners manual.  


My thinking was, if I had to change the door swing, surely I would have to make sure the doors would align with main cabinet?   And buried in the owners manual, on page 11 was this topic:



If the space between your doors looks uneven, you can adjust it using the instructions below:

  1. Pry off the top hinge cover.
  2. Loosen the top hinge screws using a 5/16" socket or wrench.
  3. Have someone hold the door in place or put a spacer between the doors while you tighten the top hinge screws.
  4. Replace the top hinge cover.

Okay, will give it a try when I have some assistance.

In Topic: Whirlpool Cabrio Model WED6400SW1 Drum Not Revolving

09 December 2014 - 12:26 PM

I* believe the dryer venting is my ROOT CAUSE and have been stuck as to what will fix it long term.

I do not understand why a builder would not mention that placing a utility room (with washer and dryer on an inside wall) would not 1) cause dyer inefficiencies and 2) make require (which will be needed) techs to perform contortions that would be worthy of Cirque du Soleil. (another source of income  :dancin: )


So will order a duct cleaning brush, but do need to revise my outlet.  Any recoomendatrions on these auxillery blowers that will aid the dryer in long duct runs?

In Topic: Whirlpool Cabrio Model WED6400SW1 Drum Not Revolving

09 December 2014 - 07:33 AM


Thank you JohnTech and Electro_Doc for the insights.


Reviewed tech manual.  Purchased a thermal fuse locally, so the Diagnostic Test Mode (D.T.M.) could be used to further problem-solve root cause, since there was a test that checked for the centrifugal switch.  Or does Murphy's Law about tests apply to the results?  :wallbash:


The stored codes were F-30 and F-31.


Dryer Control entered and passed all test modes.

Front Panel, moisture sensor, door switch, air inlet flow, Line voltage, motor, heater, console ID, and manual load test.


If the motor centrifugal switch is failed, I expect the startup windings would overheat and the fuse would open.  Other than replacing the fuse, I have not identified a root cause.


We have a real time test today, going to dry a couple of loads.


We do have the problem where the dryer takes a long time, and usually multiple runs to dry the clothes.  prior to the fuse blowing, the dryer was in use for 2 - 3 hours steady....

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