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#309681 Sealed System Repair

Posted by Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 10:56 PM

Site search sealed system topics,  lots of entries pro & con on this topic

#309674 Bosch dishwasher SHE43F15UC-60

Posted by Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 09:31 PM

Plugged  a 45 mf 300 volt capacitor (I believe it is a start capacitor) in temporarily & DW came alive.   I just epoxied a 1 inch bolt to the capacitor so I can bolt it in to the sump housing like the original. Tomorrow morning I will mount the bolted capacitor  & reinstall the unit.   Will update this posting next day or two whether it works or not.


I am glad the good lord gave me an analytical mind.

#309672 Samsung Dishwasher DMT400RHS/XAA

Posted by Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 09:14 PM

Spannewrench, exactly what I did.    Spent part of the afternoon dismantling this unruly beast.    Found what appears to be small feet of a cutting board (thanks Todd for the identification) hung in the hose from the pump to the case brake.   Fooled me because I could blow thru it easily.   With the friction of water the pump took too long to drain the sump & the feet would cause enough blockage to shut the unit at times.   That explained the unit randomly working then shutting down.


More experience earned from the school of Appliantology hard knocks & great Shakes(Shares) of Technician's Knowledge.

#309305 Bosch dishwasher SHE43F15UC-60

Posted by Patricio on 11 December 2014 - 06:33 AM

Excuse me not OL but 0.00 on capacitance

#308546 Frigidaire FL washer tech manual md# gltf2940ES3

Posted by Patricio on 30 November 2014 - 12:15 PM

Teach a man to fish & he will go fishing

#307350 Loose topic ends

Posted by Patricio on 10 November 2014 - 10:51 AM

Just hate it when I am researching a problem from another's posting And it just ends with no other word as to whether or not suggestions were tried and found successful or not.   The posting just ends with more questions than not.      Please, I ask that a follow up be posted as to outcome even if it is "I gave up on it". 

#306772 MDG2600BWW Dryer struggles with heavy load

Posted by Patricio on 30 October 2014 - 12:37 PM

Motor showing it's age Replace rollers felt & motor

#306742 Electric probes for diagnosing an HE3t 110.42936200

Posted by Patricio on 29 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

Radio shack has an excellent small probe set for under $25

#306402 Whats your favorite fancy tester

Posted by Patricio on 25 October 2014 - 09:47 PM


Did I screw up? This says range outlet tester. Does this work for dryer outlets too?

No you're OK.     The tester has a straight pin that goes into both receptacle (dryer & range).   The 90 degree spade for the dryer limits it 30 amps while the straight spade  allows for 50 amps of current.  The tester does not test for full amperage rather for voltage & correct wiring polarity.  The tester works great for testing both types of 240 receptacles for ranges & dryers.

#306298 Lg washer wm2455hw

Posted by Patricio on 24 October 2014 - 08:45 AM

Give John63 the information he requests & he will get you where you need to go.     John63 has never failed in getting me to my destination.

#305033 Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer WED6200SW0

Posted by Patricio on 07 October 2014 - 08:17 AM

OK found what I was looking for in laundry section under title whirlpool cabrio over heats using my android. Thanks justin

#304355 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 28 September 2014 - 11:17 AM

You bet if I start to see a couple bearing replacements  a month I would be 1st in line (after convincing my wife I need to save my back for her  :wink: ) :thumbsup:   for the tool.  I am a believer in tools for the job.

#304350 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 28 September 2014 - 10:29 AM

I see very few & about half of my clients opt for a new machine after quoting the book price.    Those that I have replaced I use PB blaster which is an excellent solvent It has not been that time consuming getting the tub off (for me anyway).


In purchasing a new tool I have criterion that must be passed.  

  •  Am I going to make money or break even on the job I initially going to use it on.  
  •  Do I see in the future a lot of jobs needing that tool whereas I can make a profit. Example is the tool for the Maytag Neptune bearing replacement tool.  When is the last time you replaced one of those bearings.
  •  Is it going to pass my wife's scrutiny for need of this tool.  She is co owner

Sorry Jay I can not justify the expense of a tool used for only one brand of machine that I see as not in production any more.   I am saving that $200 for purchasing an 'ALL Dolly' which I would use more often in my business.   Best of luck in sales to others that see more Cabrio direct drives.  It looks like a high quality tool, but not for me at this point in time.

#304245 Whirlpool WTW4950XW1 Sensing Load No Wash

Posted by Patricio on 26 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

Really Dude  upgrade,  you do not realise the value of this site.  Comparable to the customers who do not see the value of a up to date informed Samurai Appliantology Service engineer & will call craigslist for low tech repair.


I see the VMW as the new WP direct drive replacement which will become the work pony of most American middle class.  The DD work horse has been down sized to pony status performance.   Non-the-less the weaker performing VMW will be a mainstay money maker for most of us.   :thumbsup:

#304044 Maytag LSE7806ACE dryer works, washer wont do squat

Posted by Patricio on 24 September 2014 - 09:04 AM

When you go thru your divorce be sure to mention to the attorney that you are pretty sure you know how to proceed in the case & be sure that he/she is not being a professional rip off artist also although I am sure that that the better ones charge a little more than industry standards.   They make a honest living as well as us on this site doing our honest trade.    


If you do your research you would find a technician/service engineer that uses a blue book for pricing .  That way you would know that industry standards are uniform in pricing.   Not that You think professional appliance technicians are paid too much for a repair that you are not sure of.   So you insult us to try to tell you how to repair yourself


Then if the suggested 'fix does not work I am sure you will insult us again saying we do not know what we are doing.  As I see your attitude is  We are scum bags no matter what.   I generally bend over backwards for my clients, that is why the refer me to others & call me back for other service repairs.  When I come across a potential client like yourself, I generally decline providing service to them suggesting they may find their price range on Craigslist.   Sorry there are to many potential clients out there that really appreciate a Professional Appliance technician.


By the way what is your profession so we can lob insults at you?   Enjoy your day 

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