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Member Since 29 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2012 09:45 PM

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Kenmore Washer 110.83045100 will not drain or agitate or spin

04 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

I actually thought this would be easy but not so. Two days ago, I noticed the washer did not start draining when it was supposed to after the wash cycle. I heard the dial click and then it just sat. After trying different settings, the washer wouldn't drain in any of the settings.

I put the drain hose to the floor drain and drained the machine. Took the wet clothes out and decided to see if I reloaded it and put it on rinse, what would happen. The washer filled, agitated and then didn't drain. I manually drained the machine again and then set it to do it's final spin/rinse. All went well, the only thing the washer didn't do was drain.

Having an enlightened moment, I decided to do the second and final load of wash by manually draining the machine at the necessary moments. The washer filled with water but did not agitate. :( nor will it spin :(
I did put the lid down during what should have been the spin cycle ( it won't spin if the lid isn't down).

At this point, the only thing it does is fill with water and I get a humming when it should start agitating.

I thought this would be a simple drain pump replacement during the first load and then it got complicated during the second load.

All help is appreciated and welcome.

Magic Chef Gas Oven Model # 31AA-81KW

21 October 2010 - 01:25 PM

This Magic Chef Gas Oven Model # 31AA-81KW ( BTW, the plate for the model number and serial number was under the easy lift lid, between the burners) has served me well for the last 12 years and has never given me a problem until now. This little gem was included with the house so I know it's a lot older than 12 years.

Last night, I thought all was well but she just wouldn't stop heating up until I discovered ( too late) that it was at 550 degrees and climbing after 30 minutes. I didn't really need a thermostat ( although my ancient Pyrex thermometer was hanigng in there through the heat wave) because the cake was burning, the pan it was in was burning and it was REALLY hot in the kitchen.

What I have done since this discovery:

I did the TEN MINUTE HEAT CHECK----I set the timer for ten minutes, set the oven on 200 degrees and continually watched what was happening, charting the rising temperature. Right on schedule, she was already at 450 degrees after ten minutes. The bright spot in this story is when the unit is turned to off, it actually goes off.

Don't let my handle, repairwhiz, throw you off. I have chosen this handle to act in a more positive fashion regarding my ability to repair appliances, etc. that need repairing. I am still working on the refrigerator after six months.

Frigidaire Refrigerator FPD16TM

29 March 2010 - 01:21 PM

As I stumble down the path of the road less traveled, the inconsistent cooling of the refrigerator/freezer has me somewhat confused. This frig came with the house 12 years ago so I don't know exactly how old it is. Virtually problem free for all these years.

What it's done and what I've done:

A few days ago, I noticed the refrigerator was warmer than it should be at the same time noticing the freezer was warmer than it should be. First thing in the morning, the freezer is 0 and the refrigerator is hovering around 40 degrees. I can hear and feel the fans moving cold air in both compartments. Then, silence for a couple of hours. The fans kick back on around 11. At this point, the freezer is around 10 degrees and the refrigerator is near 40 degrees. At 12:30 PM, the freezer is around 15 degrees and the refrigerator around 46 degrees. At this point, the fans are both on again, moving cold air. At 2:00PM, no sounds. At 3:45 PM, the freezer is almost 30 and the refrigerator is at 58. At 4:30 PM, the fans are both running and moving cold air again. At 6:15 PM, the freezer is at 0 and the refrigerator is at 36 and the fans are moving cold air again. Basically, the same pattern over the last 4-5 days.

I removed the back panel of the freezer this morning and there was a slight, even build up of frost on the cooling coils. I pull the refrigerator away from the wall, three to four times per year and vacuum the coils on the back. I replaced the door seal about three years ago and I fixed the water leaking down under the fruit and vegetable bins about three months ago. ( over time, the refrigerator had sunk slightly into the linoleum causing the refrigerator to tip forward; therefore, the water was running forward and not into the tube to carry it into the pan above the condenser in the back)

Can you enlighten me oh wise ones to this newest glitch in the refrigerator?

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