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#289685 Whirlpool dishwasher DU1300XTVS1 shuts itself off

Posted by frunch on 01 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

Wow, glad this post sparked an insightful discussion! I learned a lot reading through the responses here, thank you all! Of course, since I left the dishwasher has been working fine! :woot:

I realize now that I forgot to add one important detail: I re-seated all of the connectors on the CPU, including the touch pad ribbon connector.  As a matter of fact, I just fixed a Kitchen Aid dishwasher that was dead (no lights coming on, won't run at all) a couple days ago by re-seating the connectors to the CPU. (Of course, I told the customer that the CPU and possibly touchpad would need to be replaced if the problem returns)


Either way, I'm sure they'll be calling back sooner or later. When they do, I'll follow up here!

Thanks again, everyone!

#289022 How to remove GE over-the-range microwave JVM250AL02

Posted by frunch on 25 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

Had a chance to remove the microwave this past weekend and the advice here was spot-on! There was 2 screws coming into it from through the cabinet above the microwave. Once they were out, it pulled forward on the rails attached to the mounting bracket and slid out and off. Nice and easy! The advice here made the job much less of a head-scratcher, thanks for all the responses!  :biggrin:

#289021 GE gas cooktop JGP336WEV4WW How to Replace Ignition Switch?

Posted by frunch on 25 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

Good call, vee8power! Unfortunately, the customer decided to get a new cooktop. It was a bit older, and not so hot cosmetically. Either way, this info will come in handy in the future! Thanks for your help!

#283660 Kitchen Aid Gas Range KGSA906PSS00 - oven not lighting consistently

Posted by frunch on 06 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

Finally got back to the customers house to fix the oven, installed a new spark module motherboard and a new burner w/ ignitor and that fixed it. I was quite surprised to see the motherboard had all kinds of corrosion and stuff on it, not exactly sure how or why it got that way, but there's no doubt in my mind at this point that the motherboard was the primary culprit. I've attached a couple pics of the board for reference. Anyways, just wanted to follow up! Thanks to everyone who helped out!




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#283022 Jenn Air Elec. Range JES9900BAF front-right dual-element burner not working

Posted by frunch on 31 January 2014 - 12:18 PM

Just wanted to follow-up: got back to  the customers house today with the new control...and it is now fixed!  :rocker:  Thanks for everyone's help! For future reference, here's the clue that may help diagnose the control: the orange light on the cooking surface next to the burner (NOT the light near the burner control) was on all the time. Replacing the burner did not fix it, but replacing the control did. Don't know when or if I'll run into another Jenn Air like this one, but I'll be ready next time if I do!

Thanks again!

#282597 Whirlpool washer WTW4800XQ0 won't spin but drains, works fine in diagnost...

Posted by frunch on 27 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

Well, finally got back to the customers house today and the Shift Actuator was indeed the culprit! After popping the new one in, it ran all the way through the cycle as it should. Agitated, spun, all that good stuff. Thanks for all the help, fellas! I am keeping an extra on my truck from now on...!


#280917 Jenn Air Elec. Range JES9900BAF front-right dual-element burner not working

Posted by frunch on 12 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

Re-posting images for the Samurai! 

Looks like I'll start with Durham's suggestion and order a replacement burner first. I'll report back with my results!


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#277154 Update: Kenmore Oasis 110.28062800 LD code came back after replacing CPU board

Posted by frunch on 10 December 2013 - 05:56 PM

I went back to the customers house today and finally found the problem. It turns out they had 2 problems after all: the CPU was in need of replacement as I had done a couple weeks ago. But the new problem, the F-70 code, was due to a bad drum bearing. I wasn't aware that the inner tub should be able to float up as water fills the tub...and as it would happen, that's exactly what was happening---prompting the F-70 code. I managed to get the tub out to check for anything that may have been caught under it, and there was nothing there. It was when I was trying to get the tub out that I realized it was not moving up and down as it's supposed to. It would move, but not without applying a fair amount of force while lifting it up After putting the inner tub back in, it would not move up or down *at all*. With all the costs considered for repairs along with the age of the unit, the customer decided to go with a new washer. And NOT a Cabrio-style washer!  :laugh: 

This has been quite a learning experience, thanks to everyone who chimed in to help!


#276821 Whirlpool washer WTW5600VQ0 walks across room in spin cycle

Posted by frunch on 08 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

Just realized I forgot to follow up this post! I went back to the customers house and checked the skid pads again, they were fine. Suspension was fine. Machine walked a tiny bit when the customer showed me the load they were testing it with (extremely small load, like 2 items). I reminded them that too small of a load can be as much trouble as too big off a load.  Anyway, I went down to the hardware store and bought a set of 1 1/2" round rubber feet that I installed under each foot of the washer, re-leveled it, and have not gotten a call back since. Maybe by posting this I'm jinxing myself, but so be it if I am! :sillytongue: I hope that's the end of that, but I'll update this thread if any further developments should arise.

Thanks for all the help!

#274927 Whirlpool refrig ED2KHAXVQ01 ice dispenser not working

Posted by frunch on 21 November 2013 - 01:34 AM

Checked out the ice dispenser again and found the problem! The microswitch in the dispenser area was good--it turned out the motor is 120DC volts--not AC, which I was checking for at the motor on the first visit to the customers house. So the voltage may have been there the whole time and I just didn't see it with my meter! :sweat: The clicking sound I had been hearing was indeed coming from a relay on the 'Taurus Board' in the back of the refrig near the compressor, btw (the board controls current to the auger motor, among other things). So, I popped in a new auger motor and it now dispenses ice once again.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

#274362 Whirlpool Duet Washer WFW8400TW02 won't run, 'Add Garment' light...

Posted by frunch on 15 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

Just to follow up: I went back to the customer's house today to install the new MCU for their Whirlpool Duet Sport ht washing machine and it fixed the problem! Their washer now locks, unlocks, fills, washes, pumps, and spins. Thanks again for the help RegUS, and thanks also to the Samurai for posting the article where I found the solution to the problem!  :imnotworthy:

#273450 GE Elec. Range JB640SP1SS, front-left burner not working

Posted by frunch on 06 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

It turned out the wiring to the element had burned it's plug-in terminal a bit and came off the element's terminal. I replaced the wiring terminal and hooked it back up, and so far it's working fine. If the problem returns, I will be replacing the element and control (this is a dual-burner element that they were having trouble with)... thanks again for all the responses!

#273172 Kenmore Oasis washer 110.28062800 not spinning full speed

Posted by frunch on 04 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

Just to follow up: I got over to the customers house today and installed the new CPU board...and it works! Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions! :thumbsup:

#272862 Whirlpool fridge problem

Posted by frunch on 01 November 2013 - 02:44 PM

As electro_doc noted, you may be able to get the fan to work by rotating it manually. They sometimes form 'dead spots': depending what position the motor stopped at, it may not be able to start up again. I'd try spinning the fan by hand to see if it picks up and starts working again. If it doesn't...well, you may just have to deal with the problem until the new part comes in. This was an enjoyable thread to read, glad to see you have the problem figured out! 


#268064 Shop Vac recommendation - get a Stinger!

Posted by frunch on 13 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

I've had a Stinger shop vac for over 8 years now, and it's been virtually trouble-free. Only once did I have it suck up too big a lint wad that I had to take the whole thing apart to clear the clog. Ever since, I just use a crevice tool, it prevents anything oversize from getting in and jamming it up.

I bought a second one for my truck recently to use as a dedicated wet-vac, and it's been great too. 

It's perfect size for my truck, has enough power to get the job done when cleaning condenser coils, inside dryer cabinets, vents, etc. I don't really like shopping at Home Depot, but they offer the Stinger for $30 which is by far the best deal I've been able to find for them. Amazon wants almost $60 for the same model! 


Just thought I'd sing the praises of my Stinger, it's been reliable and an incredibly good deal for the $30 or so I spent for it years ago. And I use it nearly every day!


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