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Member Since 10 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 08 2012 10:41 PM

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Back again for more advice LA5430XTN0 Washer

07 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

It looks like I'm never going to get around to fixing my dishwasher... now I have another washing machine problem.

This is my church's washing machine. They can't afford to get a new one so I said I would take a look at it. It's a Whirlpool heavy duty vintage machine. Model #LA5430XTNO, SERIAL # C91401792 STOCK# LA5430T.

Some of the 0's might be zeros or letters, I was not able to get a good read on the silver plate.

The washing machine is completely dead when I try it on any cycle. Pull the knob out and complete silence, not even a click.

I know it is getting power because I plugged the electric weed wacker in and it worked just fine.

What could it be? I am thinking the timer?

By the way, my washing machine that I fixed yesterday (instead of working on my dishwasher) was refusing to drain or spin. I bailed out the water and checked the drain pump. It looked great, so did all the hoses. The problem turned out to be the lid latch. It had broken so the lid was not depressing anything. Put a new lid latch on and I now have clean jeans. :)

What would I do without you guys??? This has been the best $35 I have ever spent! Thanks for providing this great resource.

Another Kenmore DDDD (dead, dying, diseased, disabled)

22 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

I am back on the forums after a long abscence. A couple years ago the good people here helped me fix my evenheat dryer by putting in a new motherboard, and I never forgot. So when my dishwasher faltered I came here and subscribed. I hope I can get this problem figured out without having to call a repair guy.

A little background info: I am a single mom, not real handy but not real clutzy either. I am willing to try anything that is safe for novices, but will not hesitate to call in a pro if that would be safer. It's good to have limits... :)

My dishwasher is a Kenmore Elite model # 16579201. I am guessing it was bought in 2006. I just bought this house a year and half ago so I don't know its history except it was remodeled in 2006 with all new appliances.

The dishwasher makes a very loud grinding/howling sound when turned on, that continues throughout most of the cycle. The owners manual said that it would slowly grind away whatever was in there and the sound would go away, but it has been over a year with no signs of abatement.

I have stopped using it because the soap is not being used up. The door flap is open at the end of the cleaning cycle but the little cake of soap is still there, looking soaked and sad. I have tried using powdered soap and the same thing happens, just a congealed glob of soap at the end of the cycle.

Should I fix this piece of Kenmore or just get rid of it and buy another more trustworthy brand? Or are there any trustworthy brands these days? Like I said before, I am a single mom so I don't have tons of money to throw around. But hand washing dishes with a whiny toddler tugging at my leg isn't a big bowl of joy, either. ;)

Thanks guys,

Kenmore dryer model 110.68972890, serial # MH2104321

11 September 2010 - 05:18 PM

Hi, I have the infamous even heat dryer.  The even heat control was bad so I ordered another.  The new one came with a DC motor relay.  I took out the old AC relay but I can't install the new DC relay because the blue wires don't fit.  The blue wires each have a little black wire connected to them, which makes it too bulky to fit onto the recessed prong of the new DC relay. 

The instructions I got with the even heat control board do not address a black wire attached to the blue wires.  The instructions just say to attach the blue wires onto the new relay.  :?

How do I swap out the AC relay for the new DC relay?

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