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deanfaw1

Member Since 12 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2014 07:47 PM

#308972 Maytag centenial DDrive - model MVWC300VW0 stops mid cycle

Posted by deanfaw1 on 06 December 2014 - 11:08 AM

Burnt contact inside the molex connector. Thanks guys. I cleaned the contact and retightened the connector. Secured the molex plug. Then ran a test with the machine casing off and jiggled the connector to see if I would get the same problem. It never came back. On my first visit I was operating underneath the empty machine and just noticed a loose connector so I just reset it without taking off the connector (rookie mistake). I've heard from other techs that having a burnt contactor is something that happens to these direct drive units but honestly after having worked in the business for 7 years and thousands of appliances this is the first direct drive unit I've experienced this with. I'm suprised I've never run into it before with these washers. I've seen this issue of burned contactors inside of timers, switches, and plugs on many other appliances just not the direct drive. I guess there is a first time for everything. On the recall visit it was full of water because the customer wasnt able to drain it so I took the casing off and then could clearly see what the problem was. Lesson learned. Thanks, Guys!




#278574 Electrolux Duel Fuel Range - EW30GF65GSB - F10 error

Posted by deanfaw1 on 21 December 2013 - 11:46 PM

Okay so the verdict is that all that upon entering the service menu it was obvious that the error was coming from the mini electric oven at the bottom and not the main gas oven compartment. The issue is steming from the fact that Electrolux used crappy molex plugs so at the bottom of the oven where the power cord is wired through the fram of the oven chassis sits also the temp probe for the lower oven. This area is very tight and apparently the resistence readings for the probe are off if there is not a good connection at the molex plug. The power cord was scrunchted up against the temp probe causing an error. The techline at frigidaire said that all the molex connectors for the temp probe should be converted to hardwired connectors with ceramic nuts. I did this and there was no recall within the last 24 hrs. Before this fix she recalled within 2 hrs because the error came back quickly. I checked the fan for proper operation and it does spin when 120v is present. Although its does spin very quietly and doesn't seem to displace very much air but who knows. Maybe if I get called for the f30 error I'll know what to do.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Dean




#255027 GE MONOGRAM ZISS420DRISS

Posted by deanfaw1 on 17 May 2013 - 08:55 AM

KFC on that inverter. And no communication on the line going back to the board. Compressor turned out just fine. Swapped out the inverter and the unit temp drew down very quickly. Thanks guys.




#239697 Frigidaire Freezer GLFU2067FW2 - CE error code

Posted by deanfaw1 on 25 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Thanks guys it was a broken harness inside the door. The control panel is now at the toe kick location on the far right side. Owner approved work around. Thanks guys.


#238311 Secret Samurai Trick for Replacing a Bulb-Style Thermostat in an Electric Range

Posted by deanfaw1 on 25 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

Love it. The old subzero 500 series had a repair kit where you have to take a tube and fishing line to pull a drain pan defrost heater through. Reminds of that trick. Good post.


#214368 GE PROFILE DISHWASHER GSD4940C02SS LEAKING

Posted by deanfaw1 on 14 November 2011 - 09:16 AM

I did heed the warnings and saved myself a bunch of time. However when I was pulling off the plastic arm/lever it would not come off the shaft because the shaft was thicker on the end with the e clamp. So I whipped out the dermel and carefully wore down the tip of the shaft and the lever slid right off. Thanks guys. It was a pretty simple repair but I had never done it in 4 years.



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