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Member Since 02 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 11 2015 02:31 PM

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In Topic: Bosch washer WFMC6400UC won't start

01 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

An update. My 5 year 'fix' of the start button lasted 9 months. Start was Dead Again (Isn't that the title of a movie?) on Sunday, July 28th.

This time I just took out the main board, didn't check anything else. I probed for continuity across the switch by touching plated-thru holes on the board with my meter tips, and could see that it wasn't closing when depressed, whereas other buttons were okay.

I took apart the 'Reduced Ironing' button and swapped the metal cover plate, green plastic button and round bronze disc with the Start button. The 'Reduced Ironing' bronze disc seemed like it had both more curvature, and more uniform curvature, than my old start button disc had. This is only qualitative, based on light reflection, I could be wrong. It seemed to have a ridge in it, like a hard taco shell has, but only slight, not nearly that much. I put it in, cup side down like it should be, with the ridge perpendicular to the imaginary line connecting the outside contacts and the center contact. You have to see this to understand, my camera couldn't do it justice so I didn't take a picture.

Since we never use Reduced Ironing, I should now have a new switch.

Worked 5 times at first push. The reliability clock has re-started and is ticking away...we will see.


In Topic: KEBS207 service manual please

23 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

Thanks!!!!! And super fast, also!

Arigatou gozaimasu

In Topic: KEBS207 service manual please

23 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

KEBS247DBL8 If you please.


In Topic: Whirlpool washer WFW8300SW00 service manual please

12 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Hey, thanks. I didn't realize the door had to be opened, which was apparently the problem. By the time I saw that, I already had the thing taken apart. But nothing wrong with learning how things work. I really appreciate the manual, it will help me next time. I looked at spare parts and found the User Control board as well. Not cheap, but it's quite a bit cheaper here!

Arigatou Gozaimasu

In Topic: Bosch WFVC6450UC drain pump access secret, code E:13

12 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

Several thank you's from me.

I stand corrected, got a service manual from the Fermented Grand Master. Wow, thanks!

Second, I said the drain pump water goes all over the floor, but the manual shows a drain hose which I didn't see. I'll check for it next week when I'm at my daughter's.

Last, Kurtiusinterupptus's comment gives me some needed perspective, which I agree with, guess my comment about goosing the repair biz was not correct. When I needed one, I always felt like the techs who showed up were underpaid considering how careful they were. Note I didn't blame engineers, since I used to be one. We are more likely to be ignored by management than to be appreciated, for sure. Thanks, man!

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