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Member Since 09 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 18 2014 10:41 PM

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Old Skol Whirlpool LAF5500W1 washer rebuild

22 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

Correction to the tittle-----  MODEL # LFA5500W1


In the process of a rebuild, but have never worked on any thing this old....picked this up for 20 bucks and would like this as our own washer.


Tranny is leaking....Is there a rebuild kit with gears, gasket, etc......


Probably gonna need tub seal.


Again this type machine is new to me and would like to do this up right and any help would be appreciated!


How do ya remove the agitator?



GE washer top loader

21 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

I will ediit with model # later tonight......


Just giving back to the site since it has helped me a few times....


PROBLEM: Washer will not spin and sometimes it will not agaite.


First thing I thought it was the lid switch....but it tested good...so here I go with troubleshooting


Selected small load

tub filled like it should

then it went into agaite.....

next: pump came on and emptyed the tub and kept running, but would never initate spin cycle.....hmmm???


After looking I found water on the washer floor like it has overfilled in the past.....made me look @ the tub water level tube. Found the bottom of the tube was looking plugged. Removed and tried to blow thru it-- it was plugged soild! Replaced tube and machine went thru all cycles...YES!!!


Thank you  Appliantology  for all the help in the past!

OLD Whripool Elect Dryer LAE5500Y1

09 January 2014 - 10:06 PM

Need a drawing and cycling thermostat part #'s


These old dryers look to have 2 wire CT's (not like new dryers that have 4 wires CT).....am I right or wrong?


All I saw was 2 wires coming off each CT to the left of the blower exhaust....sorry I do not have a pic of this.

Wish I DID!!


Did some research.....Looks like the CT's are rated @ 135 and 155 degrees


#6 on drawing 155 degree p/n 299620, 341199

#7 on drawing 135 degree p/n 295421, 341201


Now my question is which one on the dryer is the 135 degree and which one is the 155 degree and vise versa?

Noise during spin--Maytag SAV515DAWW washer ----- SEE VIDEO

04 December 2013 - 08:18 AM

I think its the snubber ring, but wanna get a message boards opinion.....now when I spray a food grade silcone base lube on the snubber ring the noise does go away for a few seconds, but will resurface back again which is making think its the snubber ring.


The noise only occurs during the spin cycle.




To water cool a R22 residential condenser or not

18 August 2013 - 11:19 PM

I have read where using water on a condenser will lower in the inside temp @ the vents as mush as 4-6 degrees!


I have ALSO read to only use tap water to clean the condenser coils, not to use them in the cooling process all the time. Lime scale build up that will occur and cause poor heat transfer.....I get that......


So how about running a single line over the compressor dome say w/a misting jet to help cool the refrigerant before it enters the evaporator?


One can run a water line w/a auto valve solenoid and tie it into the motor stater contractor.....when the unit is on the valve opens and unit shuts off the valve closes. Only direct water on the top of compressor......will this be a good idea?


How about the evaporator condensed water (condensate) gravity feed from the unit in the attic (my case) down to the condenser compressor dome.....is that a good idea???


I see this on Youtube all the time....Techs charging a unit pouring water on top of  the compressor to speed up the charging process......well how about do this all the time.....especially during the summer


Any thoughts??

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