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joedad

Member Since 02 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active May 28 2014 12:33 PM

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Need Service Manual for Bosch shx46a please

17 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

Hi, your worship,

 

Well, my daughter needs me again.  Somehow, it is always just when an appliance breaks.

 

It really just needs a cleaning, calcium deposits and such but I would like to clean inside the rotating  blades, wouldn't like to break something if she has a chance to get to the job

 

Thanks,

 

Joe


KEBS207 service manual please

23 July 2012 - 01:33 PM

i hope you still have the manual for this oven. I am trying to repair a KEBS247 which is the 24" wide version. Whirlpool parts told me the KEBS207 is the 30" version, if so it oughta be close enough.

I think the problem is either with the membrane touch panel, which seems to be discontinued (repair clinic doesn't have it either), or with the control board, or microcomputer which is behind the touch panel, also discontinued, I think. My local APD guy told me if it's the microcomputer there is an outfit called Corecentric which can rebuild, or supply a rebuilt board.

This is for an oven owned by a friend of mine who is retired from Sears customer service. He fixes 200 year old clocks and won't appreciate hearing that his 15-or-so year old oven is obsolete.

Arigatou gozaimasu

Joe

Bosch WFVC6450UC drain pump access secret, code E:13

12 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

Problem was the washer didn't drain, stopping with code E:13. The user manual, something like 104 pages long, has a troubleshooting chart which lists only 2 causes. Too many suds, or drain hose blocked. No problems with those. Of course, there is a drain pump which could either be blocked or malfunctioning, but the ts chart says nothing about that, you have to use your second brain cell to even guess there could be something else wrong. When I called customer service I talked to a very nice chick who only said that checking the drain pump would be a service call, no details offered.

Went to the parts ordering section of the bosch website and found a very nice blowup, 4 pages, of the parts available, which shows a lower front panel secured by 3 screws at the bottom. To get access to the screws (and to even see them), I had to raise the unit about 3 inches off the floor. They are beveled upwards from front to back so you need some vertical distance for your #15 star tool handle. After these are removed, the panel slides down, showing the pump on the lower right, sealed with a cover that you need to unscrew. Water drains when this is opened, so you need towels to keep the water under control.

Inside was a sock, 4 bobbie pins, and a penny. Since this is my daughter's washer, the penny was my salary, so I kept it. Cleaned up the dirt in the pump, reassembled, and it started right up with good flow out of the drain hose. I work slow, so it took me about 4 hours in all, moving the machine, disassembling, test washing, cleaning up afterwards, etc.

Considering that it's normal for stuff to plug up the drain pump inlet, seems to me that Bosch is purposely hiding access to it to goose their repair business. I sure wouldn't like to explain to a homeowner why I was charging them $150 or so to do something they should be able to do themselves. The guy who wrote the manual probably had a line in the troubleshooting chart, but management or lawyers had him take it discourage people from fixing it themselves. Geez Louise!.

When I reassembled, I left the screws out, taped them inside the machine with a note, and just slid the panel back into place. It may drop during spin, we'll see.

Apparently there is no service manual available, although several requests have been made including mine, so I figured I'd post this here to help others out. Hope it helps someone.

Joe

Whirlpool washer WFW8300SW00 service manual please

12 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

This is for a machine I purchased for a rental. Start button doesn't do anything. Of course, the problem started 20 months after purchase and was intermittent until now.

Arigatou Gozaimasu

Joe

Bosch Dryer WTVC6330US Service Manual please

10 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

No problems with this one, except I'd like to see if there are any hints about reversing the door. I think that is covered in the installation manual that I already have.

Thanks!

Joe


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