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#316138 whirlpool m #106.74204400 freezing in ref area

Posted by Patricio on 22 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Been finding a lot of Tech sheets under the top door hinge cover of the fresh food side door.   Folded up tighter than a door spring.   Hard to put it back but please do,  you may have to go back in a couple of years for another repair.

#316135 Problems with Whirlpool Fridge #gb2fhdxws04

Posted by Patricio on 22 March 2015 - 01:34 PM

No excuse.  Take the failing grade & learn. You must research your jobs & try to be prepared.  So much information here on the duckbills & Jazz boards.


My suggestion is to spend an hour a day on appliantology & read all the posts you can absorb.  especially posts an machines you have no experience what so ever. Some of the best education possible in the technical art of preparing to do battle with the mis behaving appliances out there.     


One last encouraging comment here Join our zany voxer group.    So much information is exchanged daily in the different forums.   Not just appliance repair.    Makes the week go by with humor, sarcasm, wisdom, different opinions on everything.    One can personalize each of our unique characters that everyone possesses. A real caring brotherhood for each other.


Just one more thing.    Leave the Alamo debate to Durham & I.  We own it.    :thumbsup:  Peace 

#314936 GSH22JFREWW - Evaporator Fan Motor Not Coming On

Posted by Patricio on 07 March 2015 - 12:07 PM

Durham went to a lot of trouble putting the survival kits together.   They are a must read (at least familiarization) before doing the refrigeration diagnostics.   If you don't understand the procedure then he will explain it.   But you got to have the material to begin with.    Something I have learned well from him.      If you are prepared Durham will bend over backwards for you, just short of doing a backflip.  He is getting to old for them flips.     Durham is a valuable resource & as much as we banter back & force on Voxer I consider him a good friend who I can rely on.     :thumbsup:   Patricio   At heart he is a professor who derives much satisfaction from helping a person to learn.

#313912 Roper RED4440VQ1 Dryer

Posted by Patricio on 21 February 2015 - 10:01 PM

I am glad for the outcome & feedback.    Should have bet me I would have lost.   Those who won out are the ones who are following your diagram.   It proves that appliantology is open to good discussion & sound diagnostic steps.  Thank you fairbanks for your participation in the appliantology process.    Makes me proud to be a part of this organization.     Patricio

#313851 Roper RED4440VQ1 Dryer

Posted by Patricio on 20 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

The only thing I am explaining is the  thing I found to repair all my experienced repairs with these particular models is timer replacement.  I have had all types of complaints & have tested this and that finding no sense (maybe I have no sense) in why the Roper RED444 does what it does.  What I have done after exhausting all possible problems in diagnosing these dryers is replace the timer & everything is good.   Tinbendr should do the element to ground test, thermal fuse open/close continuity & report back.  I am still putting my experience with these units as timer.    The complaint is multiple problems yet most problems are the result of one defective part.   My money is on the Mexican made timer.

#313798 Roper RED4440VQ1 Dryer

Posted by Patricio on 19 February 2015 - 10:04 PM

My money is on the timer. Roper RED444* have been the cheap mexican made timer for all problems I have encountered.


Posted by Patricio on 19 February 2015 - 10:00 PM

Microswitch can fail easily anytime.    They are cheap.  If you are in there replacing wax motor why not replace the switch.  Again they are cheap.  Cheap insurance for a call back.  You should be making good money why be cheap yourself in not replacing.  I have never understood why be cheap.   Be thorough...replace inexpensive cheap parts in the process of doing a repair.   


Posted by Patricio on 18 February 2015 - 10:51 PM

I have done a couple with symptoms like you describe.  Changed out the wax motor & cleaned it up in that area.  Also put new microswitch in.   Worked like champs after that.

#313358 why is this fridge control board so cheap?

Posted by Patricio on 13 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

You don't even want to get me started on Sears Parts.  They ain't nothing but lying bastards. 

#313277 Got my AllDolly

Posted by Patricio on 12 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

I put forth this question:  Any Tech out there who owns this tool have any regrets in purchasing it?   Please speak up.

#313098 Thermador fridge - intermittent no ice T36IT71NNP/02

Posted by Patricio on 09 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

I have a whipass yell & an Irish dance Jig when I conquer something new.    Yee--haw 

#313096 Kenmore MW (LG Goldstar) 721.85063010

Posted by Patricio on 09 February 2015 - 10:35 PM

Thank you Durham & LI-NY  did not come up in my searches with the prefix or without before updating this one.  Will be prepared for tomorrows call.

#313008 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 08 February 2015 - 11:32 PM

All dolly is next on planned agenda maybe another 2 months. Have not had the need yet like I did couple weeks ago for the Jay tool. By the way I am needing an air sled in a couple of weeks. Guess what was just delivered to the house.

#313002 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 08 February 2015 - 08:33 PM

You know I was a naysayer at first because I see very few of these machines.  I knew the trouble it is to pull a tub. I have a few bearing jobs under my belt.   It changed drastically when I got 2 calls in the same day for the cabrio SD  & LD code.    Started fighting the 1st machine with the SD code  and 30 minutes in to it I realized it was  fight That I  needed more muscle, grit, & time than I was willing to spend at the moment.


    Talked to some of my brothers on Voxer & while conversing I talked myself into calling Jay.    Glad I did, he answered my call immediately & was shipping me the tool the next morning which was Saturday whereas I received it the following Tuesday priority mail.   Paid $165 total.  My first use of  the JT was to finish pulling the tub at a original quote of $220 to replace just the hub. The job covered the tool & hub expense leaving me a gross profit of less than $50.  Ok 


The 2nd tub pull was pure gross profit of $220 at little over a hours time.  $$$$$ in my eyes, I am advertising for Cabrio's now.   My back does not ache, no beating or straining on the tub which looks bad in clients eyes for sure, & I act the professional that I am.   The tool rates up there with my ice maker tester, fluke meters, McColloch steamer,  etc. for getting the job done professionally with the least hassle.  It also rates up there with the Samurai Tech Academy courses I have taken (a honest opinion plug for Scott)


I bet Jay is already trying to fabricate adapters to fit this tool so as to make it more versatile.    To end this post the reason for the SD code was 2 parts, a worn hub & a bra wire between the basket & tub.  The 2nd Cabrio with the LD code was the use of to much detergent, the sump coin catcher was gunked up with so much soap debri I had to scrap it with my putty knife which took longer than pulling the basket.   Money well spent in the quest to be the best in my parts.    The Jay tool exceeds all claims made for it plus Jay has dropped the price to get into your truck.    Patricio

#312702 Customers "great" idea

Posted by Patricio on 04 February 2015 - 11:20 PM

I had a GE frigerator that was in a pantry closet up off the floor.   Called for a defrost problem.  I addressed the concern about having to pull it out to service the condenser fan possibly one day.  She said no problem.  She took me out to the garage where instead of sheet rock she had a sheet of plywood which was held in place with pins.  She promptly pulled the plywood off & there was access to the compressor & condenser which was a foot off the floor.    She had thought that one out.

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