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#325478 WFG510S0AW2 Gas Range Too much fire! (Propane)

Posted by DanInKansas on 27 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

In my practice of "look for the stupid s&*# first, here's what I would do: 


1) Did this actually get converted to propane?  Easy check: the orifices should be tiny. NG orifices have enough room you can take a sewing needle and move it around the hole. They're not big, but LP orifices are tiny. You can stand a needle on end in those.


Here's a comparison/contrast: Here's an gas orifice: 




Now here's an LP orifice: 




2) Is the LP bottle coming in too hard?  You would have to have a manometer to answer the question, but the pressure from the tank should not exceed 14" water column. If it's more than that, you'll need to replace the stove's regulator and find a way to get the incoming pressure down to 11-12" of water column.

#324936 My Frigidaire LGQ1442ES1 gas dryer cuts off in 30 seconds

Posted by DanInKansas on 20 July 2015 - 09:43 PM

The good news is that Electrolux laundry products have extensive error codes. The bad news is that retrieving them is often an exercise in frustration. 


You may get an error code for bad line voltage. These boards can get confused and report this error when the voltage is fine. You'll need a voltmeter if you get that error code and you want to watch the voltage under load.  All that said,  I have replaced at least two, and I think it's three, control boards on these units for thinking they didn't have consistent voltage when in fact they did. 

#324689 How do I access the Lid Switch assembly? Maytag stacking washer LSE7806ACE

Posted by DanInKansas on 17 July 2015 - 07:45 AM

If this is the one I am thinking of, the screws are 5/16" and are set in these awful metal brackets that slide around and won't line up when it's time to go back together. 


Before unscrewing these, get some tape and tape the brackets down. You should also have a magnet tip for your driver and an inspection mirror so you can see if you're getting the holes lined up.  Otherwise it's a tedious frustrating process. 

#324249 Performa PAVT920AWW New Snubber and Springs, then new Thrust Bearing/Pulley....

Posted by DanInKansas on 12 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

Point taken. Even so, Calypsos are on the truck, no questions asked.


Back to this thread, we have learned through experience not to try to recondition Performas. On the truck! 

#324243 Performa PAVT920AWW New Snubber and Springs, then new Thrust Bearing/Pulley....

Posted by DanInKansas on 12 July 2015 - 07:42 AM

Our store hauls off the old appliance and reconditions them for the landlord market when possible.


Washing machines that automatically go to the scrap truck include: GE Hydrowaves, Maytag Calypsos, Maytag Neptunes and.... Maytag Performas. 

#324203 Whirlpool Dishwasher not working..normal wash light flashing

Posted by DanInKansas on 11 July 2015 - 01:31 PM

What may work here -- and this has about a 10% chance of working -- is: 


1) Kill power

2) Disassemble door so you can access user interface

3) Unplug user interface

4) Boot power

5) Wait 30 seconds

6) Close the door

7) Unit should now go into a 2 minute drain cycle. (If it does not, your ccu is done.)

8) Kill power

9) Reconnect UI

10) Boot power

11) Wait 30 seconds, close door. 


This will sometime resuscitate the UI. 


If you decide you don't have the money to fix it, put a jar next to the dishwasher corpse on the sink. Every time you do dishes by hand, put in how much money you get paid per hour.  So if you get paid $20 an hour, and you spend half an hour on dishes, put $10 in the jar.  


You will be amazed how fast you get to $150. 

#324201 Maytag Centennial MVWC360AW0 WILL NOT FINISH CYCLE

Posted by DanInKansas on 11 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

Any error codes in memory? 

#324146 Fisher Paykel Washer GWL10U2

Posted by DanInKansas on 10 July 2015 - 05:03 PM

Most likely scenario is that your board is dead. If the board is getting voltage and nothing powers up, the board is gone. As above, the water pump is the most likely culprit. 

#324145 GE PSS26MSWA

Posted by DanInKansas on 10 July 2015 - 05:00 PM

Any kind of weird refrigeration issues in a GE side by side, you need to check the thermistor resistance values and make sure they're in line with your observed temperatures. 

#323872 Samsung dryer dv365etbgwr runs forever

Posted by DanInKansas on 07 July 2015 - 07:46 AM

I would suggest calling 1-800-Samsung and work the phone tree until you get "I am a technician".  They can email you the mini-manual for the unit.


Certainly could be the board, but without knowing more about how this dryer works, I couldn't say.  Just be mindful of the difference between having it there if you need it and going out determined to put the board on.

#323823 Kenmore Chest Freezer no start help mdl 198.8583580

Posted by DanInKansas on 06 July 2015 - 08:18 AM

 A few years back i changed to a solid state relay starter and got rid of the capacitor. It has been working fine until now.



#323822 LEQ6000ES0 Frigidaire Front Load Dryer rumbling

Posted by DanInKansas on 06 July 2015 - 07:11 AM

It's not always realistic, but whenever possible, I like to get the belt off the idler pulley on any "wrong noises" complaint on a dryer. This allows you to isolate if the noise is related to the drum's rotation or if it's related to the motor and blower wheel. 

#323821 Thermador GPS486GDSLP Simmer control module removal

Posted by DanInKansas on 06 July 2015 - 07:07 AM

Something went wrong in the model number, the BSH website doesn't recognize it.


This sounds very similar to a range I saw discussed in a BSH training I went to a while back. Essentially to do anything, you had to take off the entire cooktop, and this includes taking off two hidden screws where you need an extender for your driver. 


If you can get the right model number, I will see if I can post some disassembly instructions. 

#322010 Whirlpool W10251316....No Spin/Agitate and No Error Codes?!?!

Posted by DanInKansas on 09 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

Actually the flashing LEDs are your confirmation that you have entered the fault code mode.  You need to advance the knob another click clockwise to start getting your codes. 


The flashing far left light ("Sensing" on most models) is your "no fault codes at this time" signal.

#321909 Easy way to Test if SubZero Compressor Needs Replacement

Posted by DanInKansas on 09 June 2015 - 06:35 AM

I have found a reliable way to check the old "gas bulb" style cold control.


Depower the unit. Access the cold control.  


Directly under the cold control, do you see black powder?  If so, slam dunk. Replace the control. That dust is from the unit starting to fry itself out.

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