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#312466 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 31 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

Received Jay's Tool the following Tues, priority mail.  Did not get to use it until Friday.   It was a pain to get the agitator plate off.  The lower part of the hub assembly would not budge so I knew the basket was cemented in.   I used the tool, I could feel how stuck the basket was as I cranked on the extracting bolt.


  TJays tool did not flinch a bit.  That stubborn tub did not have a chance,  Inch by inch it crawled up the basket spindle until finally free it was.    That was one of the worse rusted & corroded spindles I have seen.    Whipped that Kenmore Brazos in nothing flat.   That job paid for the parts, tool, & then some.  


Most of all it paid for my back,  that is most important.  Skeptical at first because I balked at the cost of tool not thinking what the real cost would be without it.   Well worth the money & now I go looking for the old style Cabrios not dreading the job anymore able to cut the time in half & can quote the job at a lower cost so as not have so many turndowns.    Good money to be made with Jay's tool.


  A big Thank you Jay & My wife thanks you.

#312005 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 25 January 2015 - 09:58 PM

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.


Well I made 2 back to back Cabrio service calls last week.  One is a Sd code where I had hell removing the agitator.  I decided to call Jay & have him send me one of his Jay tools.  The 2nd Cabrio has a roaring bearing (listened over the phone) where I gave a quote & am waiting for their reply in the next day or two.  The last Cabrio I did a bearing Job was 4 months ago & I spent a good 30 minutes wresting the tub.    I chose the easier route this time,  maybe I will get lucky & start seeing more of these units.   


By the way Jay was very courteous & pleasant the 2 times I have talked to him first conversation was months ago, i tried to persuade him to join our Appliantology Voxer group.   This second time    I called Friday afternoon to purchase the tool  & he had it shipped Saturday morning.   That in itself is a good value to me.    I will update when jobs are completed.

#309730 Bosch dishwasher SHE43F15UC-60

Posted by Patricio on 17 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

2 to 3 hours in labor saved not to mention the cost of  replacement sump assembly because this capacitor    Attached File  1-20141211_121019.jpg   14.35KB   0 downloads     failed.  


By purchasing this capacitor & using epoxy to glue a bolt to it I spent about fifteen minutes total time & $6.00 for the capacitor    Attached File  1-20141217_081037.jpg   15.47KB   0 downloads    to effectuate a repair & make a client very happy.    I would have loved to use an original replacement part,  but in this case it was cost prohibitive. 


The Bosch dishwasher is running like new with no one the wiser other than client & me.

#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.

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