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#301479 VamPLIERS anyone use them?

Posted by BEdwards on 20 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

Look too cool. Just ordered a set, $34.97 plus free 2 day shipping. Like a kid in a candy store.

#300980 Maytag microwave MMV4205AAQ Loud noise, smells like burning when mag is on.

Posted by BEdwards on 14 August 2014 - 09:06 AM

Just about every time I have had the strong burning smell or even a little smoke, it has always been the H.V. Capacitor burnt up. Can't 100% tell from the diagram, but you should be able to pull back the control panel and get eyes on the cap. Sometimes you can visually see them burnt around the top plastic area.

#300329 Need tool for removing/installing front load washer tub seals

Posted by BEdwards on 04 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

That one works pretty good for most WP and GE's I've been on, but had a Frigi the other day and there was no way to get it in the spring. Overall, I think it's worth the $25.

#298722 Whirlpool GU2275XTVQ3 is dead

Posted by BEdwards on 15 July 2014 - 07:57 PM

Pull the lower cover off again and pull the cover over the electrical connection. Remove the wire nuts and reconnect them just to verify you don't have a loose connection that is going in and out every time you wiggle the unit.

#297613 Kenmore 106.5756270. Makes ice, water does not come out of the door

Posted by BEdwards on 30 June 2014 - 05:02 PM

I would get a meter on the water valve in the back. If you are getting 120V to the valve with the lever pushed in, you need a new valve.


Part number: AP3085178

Part number: AP3085178

#294006 KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDS011JWH0 - Thermal Fuse Blown

Posted by BEdwards on 18 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

You have to use the new wire connectors with the new fuse

#284913 Got my AllDolly

Posted by BEdwards on 17 February 2014 - 09:54 PM

Just received my AllDolly today and I must say that is one fine piece of equipment. Precision made, very clean, and very sturdy. I am looking forward to that Bosch hinge job later this week to try it out.

#284247 Whirlpool Gas Range/Oven M#GS445LEMS 2

Posted by BEdwards on 11 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

I just wanted to add my two cents worth on this one. I had a Whirlpool with that vent right under the board kicking my butt. It kept throwing error codes for key pad short. Ordered a new control and was called out a few days later for an error code for keypad short. Long story short, the vent was getting so hot during the preheat cycle that it was causing the controller to go wacky. I wound up finding some insulation that I could stick between the controller and the piece of brown cardboard crap they called insulation that was over the vent. It has been about 6 months now and I have not had another call about this range.

#275631 Touchpad Membrane Tester

Posted by BEdwards on 27 November 2013 - 11:18 AM

Had a call for a microwave that was turning off and on by itself yesterday. Took me 5 minutes with the tester to prove the keypad was sticking. Worth every penny.

#273321 GE PSS25MGMB WW Dispenser leak

Posted by BEdwards on 05 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

Check the dispenser solenoid. These are very bad for the shaft rusting and will not allow the flapper to close. This allows the warm air intrusion and formation of ice. Simple solenoid replacement fixes this one.

#270954 Ice maker not working. Tricky little devil!

Posted by BEdwards on 13 October 2013 - 03:59 PM

I had one that kicked my butt. Same scenario, 120V w/o ice maker plugged in, 0V with ice maker plugged in. It was a bad optics board. Learned the hard way to check voltages with components plugged in.

#269217 Touchpad Membrane Tester

Posted by BEdwards on 24 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

Haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but looks like it will be worth it's weight in gold.



#268645 Touchpad Membrane Tester

Posted by BEdwards on 18 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

I just ordered one from here




$39.95 + $11 shipping


If it saves me from trying to clamp those thin alligator leads precisely on a vein, it will be worth it's price 10 fold.


I'll let you know how it works out.

#254191 GE Dishwasher GLD4200L00BB Inadequate Water

Posted by BEdwards on 09 May 2013 - 08:00 AM

Dang, busted!  Okay, here, you can have it back: http://appliantology...her-minimanual/


I don't see how you could have figured out how to put it in diagnostic mode without the tech sheet!  It's only marginally helpful, no cycle times, but does give the key dance for diagnostic mode and water fill level.  


There was a service bulletin out on these models where the plastic mold flashing in the float valve would either prevent or interfere with the water fill.  After voltage stops to the water inlet valve, put your meter on the pink wire at the float switch to see if it's still there.  If so, then you know the float is prematurely interrupting the voltage to the valve.  


If all that checks out, then it's much more likely you need to replace the water inlet valve.  




It was just by pure luck. Just started pressing combinations of keys and holding for a few seconds. Thank you so much for the help.

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