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#295753 Whirlpool Oven RB270PXYQ - 4th of July came early

Posted by bigbluediesel on 06 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

Update time.  FixYourBoard came through.  The repaired board arrived yesterday.  Their summary sheet says there was a failure in the element drive circuit.  They replaced several other items on the board and repaired solder joints.  Plugged it  back in and it works perfectly.  Comes with a 2 year warranty as well.  Thanks for everyone's help.

#280380 Excessive dry times (?) WGD6200SW0

Posted by bigbluediesel on 07 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

Are you talking about the rectangular tube that screen goes into?


I got the coils in today.   Stuck around doing other projects while two loads dried.  It behaved flawlessly.   Thanks to all who responded.

#280059 Excessive dry times (?) WGD6200SW0

Posted by bigbluediesel on 04 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

I got to it last night.  The vent was completely clear.  The screen allowed water to flow with no resistance.  The periscope tube had some debris, but no lint accumulation.  The blower wheel had a light surface coating of lint looking scum, but no bunnies.  There were more sensors than I was expecting.  On the inlet tube (from the burner) there were two - these http://www.repaircli...mber=WGD6200SW0 .  On the blower side, there are also two.  The thermister, and what looks like a standard long skinny thermal fuse.  I cannot find that item in any parts break downs, nor does it appear on the Repair Clinic parts list.  That item, and the two on the inlet tube showed continuity.  The thermistor showed 12.2K Ohms.  The Repair Clinic parts page says this should be 11.9K Ohms at 70° - any issues there?  I'd venture to say it was a little cooler than 70°, but I didn't measure the temperature.


Anyway - vacuumed the minimal lint off the floor, put it together and ran it with a load of clothes.  The igniter glows, the flame lights - for about ten minutes and goes out.  Never comes back.  Turn it off, let it rest, and the cycle repeats.  I'm going to order the gas valve solenoids.  I'd like to know what that 4th electrical component was.  I'm thinking about ordering all the sensors and a backup set of coils / igniter just so she doesn't have any down times in the future.  Laundry piles up so fast its hard to get to the machines by the time the parts get in.

#271477 Dacor ECS130SCH oven not heating

Posted by bigbluediesel on 18 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

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New thermal switch in place.  The picture is somewhat deceiving - there is only 1 1/2 inches of clearance in here.


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The culprit.  That's one toasty spade connector.


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The co-conspirator.  The terminal on the old switch is one step away from falling off.



Thanks to all who chipped in.  Mr. Dacor lives to see another day...

#270901 Dacor ECS130SCH oven not heating

Posted by bigbluediesel on 12 October 2013 - 10:13 PM

Neither the bake nor the broil element are coming on.  Both burning out simultaneously seems unlikely, doesn't it?  Where is this hi limit switch you speak of?  What should it ohm out at?


PDuff - I've never used this oven.  Its easier to go outside and start a fire than to operate this thing...  Does the latch assembly affect the oven coming on or off?  My Kitchenaid will activate irrespective of door position. 

#270508 An Idiot Child, a Screwdriver and an LG LSC27921SB

Posted by bigbluediesel on 08 October 2013 - 10:59 AM

. Any ideas about how to give a 14 year old a clue?


Yep.  First apologize to him for losing your temper.  Congratulate him on his responsibility for trying to fix a problem.  Most kids his age wouldn't put forth enough effort to even tell you the bulb was out, much less try to fix it himself.  Then explain how modern electronics designs are so crappy and fragile that a small surge can wipe out the whole device.  Let him know it wasn't always this way.  Let him participate in the diagnostics and show him its ok to reach out and ask for help when you don't know something.  You've got a kid that obviously is in the top ten percent in ingenuity.  Nurture that or you may never see your grandkids...

#270266 Whirlpool Front Loader filter cleaned - mystery 1/4 inch black hose

Posted by bigbluediesel on 05 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

The gurus will want the model number, so you might as well get that posted before they get here. :wink:

#249122 How to take print & turn into pdf document

Posted by bigbluediesel on 26 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

There's an easy way to do this for any document you can print.  Install a .pdf printer - here's a free one - http://www.bullzip.com/


When you have a document you want turned into a .pdf, you just hit print and select the bullzip .pdf as your printer - it then opens a screen that asks where you want to save it and - "Poof" - instant pdf file.

#249006 Amana leak

Posted by bigbluediesel on 23 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

The belt had the correct number on it, but it wasn't in an FSP bag - I'm betting it was a Chinese knockoff.  The brake pads were in place.  When I pulled the pump,  water poured out of the side where it was pressed in place.  I'm guessing that's one of the leaks and the other was the belt.  Anyway - I fixed it where it will never leak again.  I jacked it up and put a Whirlpool in its place. :woot:

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