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GE Microwave JEB1095SB001 running, not heating

26 July 2015 - 05:15 PM

Hi There,


I have a GE microwave that runs, but has stopped heating.  One morning it made a brief, half-second unusual hum, and then continued to run making its normal sound, but stopped heating anything.  I had the magnetron replaced two years ago, and it is not making that growling sound at all.  There was no burning smell to indicate a transformer outage.


I ordered a diode and capacitor because they seemed like the two most likely suspects.  The online tutorials always say to put the wires on the proper terminals, but don't say if the terminals are directional.  I took note of which wires connected where.  My question is:  Is there a polarity or direction to the capacitor?  There are no markings such as +/- on the capacitor.  My new replacement capacitor is not the same make as the original, so how do I know which side to connect a given wire to?


Thanks in advance,


Asko W620 not completing cycles

18 March 2014 - 07:06 PM

Oh Wise Ones,


I am back on my never ending quest to keep an Asko washer and dryer running.  Today, it’s the washer, an Asko W620.  When I start a load, it fills with water, turns the wash drum, and drains water.  So, the main motor and belt are working, and the water is filling and the water pump emptying.  However, during the wash cycle it gets somehow “hung up” about 20 minutes into the cycle.  After the first time that the water pump drains the unit, it stops.  There is a low humming, and small vibration from the upper, left (when facing unit), rear.  This vibration is not the water pump, which is stronger/louder, and located in the bottom front.  The washer will remain like this until I intervene, and the dial will not advance to the “S” position.  If I slightly advance the cycle dial to the next position, which is 8, it goes into a “short spin” and then stops itself normally.


The vibration noise it makes when it gets hung up is the same noise that I hear when I initially start a wash cycle.  I hear this noise for about 3 to 4 seconds before the water begins filling the washer.


Any help or direction you can give me will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,



16 July 2012 - 12:45 PM

Oh boy! Here we go again. I replaced the brushes in my Asko W620 washer about 6 months ago with much help from this forum (thank you very much!). After 6 months of fairly light duty washing, the unit stopped working again. Opened it up and the brushes are already worn down to nubs. It is a long story, but the brushes I installed were modified (I had to reverse the tip bevel direction) and were creating a bit of sparking as they wore in. I suspect this caused damage to the commutator, and this in turn hastened the demise of these new brushes.

It is hard to get a good pic of the commutator w/o disassembly, but attached are three pics. One is from 6 moths ago, showing the state of the commutator (I did not attempt any smoothing at that time). And two pics showing the current state of the commutator.

Is it possible to smooth the commutator without buying the special $130 stone?
http://www.repaircli...8801196/1063578 Sand paper or emery cloth of a certain grit?

In addition, the quick wear of the brushes produced a lot of graphite dust. Attached are pics of the motor windings 6 months ago (clean), and now (covered in dust). Could this cause problems with the motor? I am guessing yes.

As always, any help is greatly appreciated.

ASKO T700 Dryer Wont Start

08 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

Once again, I begin a journey I don’t want to take, to a land I am unfamiliar with. My Asko T700 has once again stopped working. The power is on, but when I try to run a dry cycle it just hums and heats up, the drum does not spin. Opened up the lower panel, the blower motor is clear of lint (I do do my maintenance), the belt seems to be in place and intact. From searching the forums, it sounds like either the motor or start capacitor. Here is a related thread:


Is there anything else this most knowledgeable forum might suggest I check for trouble shooting clues, before I un-stack and tear into the beast? Have pity on a guy with a bad back and tendonitis in both arms.

Washer Wont Work--ASKO W620 Quatro 1200RPM

30 December 2011 - 03:58 PM

Hi all,

I have an ASKO W620 Quatro 1200RPM that is not working. When I try to run a load of wash the water goes in, it sits there for about 1 minute, then the cycle dial advances to the "S" position, indicating a service call. Prior to not working at all, it seemed to be making a grating noise when turning slowly, during the wash cycle, but the spin cycle sounded ok. The drain function works, the wash chamber spins when turned by hand, the water pump seems to be working ok, I checked the pin trap and it is all clear. Is there anything else I can try, short of opening up the unit, before calling for service?


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