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jimklo

Member Since 25 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2015 08:21 AM

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Whirlpool Duet Front Loading Washer WFW9550WU False Starting

09 February 2015 - 11:48 AM

Greetings All

 

We have a four year old Whirlpool Duet Front Loading Washer model WFW9550WU that has recently started giving us problems.

 

The unit powers up OK, but after the cycle is selected and the Start button is pressed and held, the door latch will lock, but then the timer and cycle indicator start flashing and the door latch unlocks and the timer and cycle indicator continue to flash.  Pressing the Start button again causes the unit to start and continue correctly 4 out of 5 times.  Once in a while, the Pause/Cancel button must be pressed until the unit powers down and when started again, it usually continues as normal.

 

There are no error codes displayed.  The washer is plugged into its own outlet, separate from the companion dryer, and is also plugged into a single surge protector.  Not sure if that matters, but thought I'd share anyway.

 

I finally captured a video of the false start sequence, and posted it here:

 

http://youtu.be/D2omR2UMdCg

 

I'm thinking the Electronic Control Board is going flaky, but thought I'd ask the experts first.

 

Thanks,

Jim

 

 

 

 


Maytag MGS5752BDS Gas Range Trips Breaker When Lighting Burner

03 February 2014 - 08:49 AM

Greetings All

Our Maytag MGS5752BDS range is going on 7 years old and is heavily used.  Two weeks ago, the main electronic control assembly was replaced because the plastic tabs that attach it to the front panel had broken and the assembly pushed into the front panel.

 

Everything was working fine until dinner prep last night.  I went to ignite the left front burner, there was a spark behind the gas valve knob and no surface ignitor clicking because the power had dropped; I found the circuit breaker had tripped.  I reset the breaker and tried again.  This time, no spark but the breaker tripped again immediately.  Same thing happens with all four burners.  I can cook by lighting the burner manually, and the oven lights and heats normally.  

 

Obviously something shorted behind the control panel? Question is, should we sink more $$$ into having it repaired or minimize our losses and start shopping for a new range?

 

Many thanks,

Jim

 

 


Maytag Oven MGS5752BDS Ignites and Heats OK, But...

29 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Greetings All

Our Maytag MGS5752BDS oven is about 6 years old, never had a problem with it.

Recently, we had our kitchen remodeled, and of course during construction, the oven was disconnected and moved out of the way so our new cabinets and countertops could be installed. The oven was put back right in the same place.

The oven ignites, heats and cooks like it always did. BUT...when it is first turned on, the gas starts to flow and it ignites, but there is a smell of gas for a minute or two and it seems like the flame is very "noisy", as if there is a draft or a lot of air. I can see the orange glow underneath the oven floor. I always thought the best gas flame was a blue flame, though I'll admit that the broiler (which always works fine) glows orange when it gets up to temp.

For the life of me, I can't remember if this was happening before the remodel, but it just doesn't seem right.

Am I just being a Nervous Nelson?

Thanks,
Jim

Whirlpool Duet WGD9550WL1 Door Opens Intermittantly Mid-Cycle

21 September 2011 - 11:52 AM

Greetings

My Whirlpool Duet WGD9550WL1 dryer door opens intermittantly while drying, usually with larger or bulky loads.

I've removed the two door latch "clips" and tried to make them larger at the catch end, but to no avail.

So, I purchased the latch repair kit from the parts site.

Watching the instructional video, the front load dryer featured has screws to remove the indoor door ring without removing the glass. However, it appears my dryer only has screws holding the glass and door together and not a separate ring that I could remove to replace the two catches from behind.

Do I have to disassemble the door some other way? I did not want to try just popping the catches out with a screwdriver and ruining something before checking with my favorite Appliantologists!

Humble thanks,
Jim

Whirlpool Duet Gas Dryer WGD9550WL Stops Mid Cycle

20 September 2010 - 07:48 AM

Konnichiha!

Our less-than-year-old WP Duet Steam Dryer decided to stop by itself yesterday afternoon after doing several loads just fine.  This has happened once or twice before, but this one bugged me because I was trying to get the laundry done while my wife had to work on Sunday.  :X

The drum light was on (door closed, as if a Steam cycle was running) and the timer display was blinking the time left in the cycle, as was the cycle indicator, almost as if I had pressed the Pause button.  Then, it turned all the way off and made its little exit chirp.  No error codes displayed, and the Damp Signal was not engaged.  Lint screen and chute nice and clean.

Pressing the Power button brought back the display, but the Start button would do nothing except produce a chirp.  I pressed the Cancel button twice, opened the door and the load of clothes was still pretty damp.

After a couple more tries, I was able to get the dryer started, and the dryer operated normally to the end of the cycle.  Subsequent cycles worked fine.

Where do I begin, oh wise and beneficent ones?

 


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