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Member Since 12 Jan 2011
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In Topic: Kitchenaid Wall Oven Model #KEBC208KSSO

27 March 2015 - 08:40 PM

Get an oven dolly. Your customers will thank you and so will your spine. 

In Topic: GE IM6 ice maker over filling

25 March 2015 - 09:37 PM

Sheet of ice complaint: 


Which way is the sheet of ice going?  If there's a horizontal sheet of ice inside the ice bin, like a bunch of ice cubes melted together at the bottom and then clusters of ice crescents on top, then you have a decent chance that there's an extended cycle of defrost and you'll need to check your thermisters.


If the sheet of ice is vertical, I have seen these where the water gushes out of a cracked fill tube and then down the wall of the freezer. If that's the case you'll want to replace the fill assembly and make sure get your putty on the back to seal the back of the unit.  


25 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

I have had more than one self-destruct activated because the back of the unit can't breath.  Check the installation instructions and make sure that the unit has the required ventilation.

In Topic: Kitchen aid KUDS30IXWH1

25 March 2015 - 09:27 PM

Yeah the wash arm is supposed to do that.  Get the door liner off and run it with the door closed. If you see the leak coming in synch with the pulse of the rotation -- whoosh LEAK whoosh LEAK -- then maybe a wash arm.


But really, I haven't had too many of these leak from the wash arms. 


My number one source of leaks on these is the dispenser flushing way too much rinse-aid into the unit and causing a massive amount of sudsing.  A full charge of rinse-aid with the arrow pointing at the "1" setting should last 30-45 washes. If the rinse-aid is depleting faster than that, that may be the source of our lead. 


Other ways I see these leak include:


1) Bent door hinges. Does the door go past a right angle?  Does one corner of the door go down farther than the other?


2) Bad installs.  Get the anti tip brackets out and pull the machine forward a few inches.  Make sure it's square and level. Run the machine.  If it stops leaking uninstalled then something about its installation is getting either off square or off level. 


3) Gasket: now that you've replaced the gasket, does the door wiggle at all when it's latched?  If it wiggles then the gasket got put on the wrong way. I have, of course, never ever ever done this.

In Topic: MVWX500XW0 Making very loud noise in aagitation

22 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

Before you put the loctite on the pulley nut, did you check that pulley for ground/worn gearing?  Did you check to see if the pulley had any play? Most of my noise complaints on these machines have been related to the pulley, not the cam.  Bad QA at whatever factory they're making these -- the pulley nut is put on loose, the pulley starts to wobble and the gears grind to nubs. 

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