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#282240 Ge MW JVM1540DN1WW

Posted by Patricio on 23 January 2014 - 11:32 PM

Yes I read that somewhere here recently, I'll try the GFI trick

#281893 Dishwasher has hole

Posted by Patricio on 20 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

I was not going to get involved other than seeing if it had been down before & would work.   I am passing information to client.   Water has already leaked for a period of time.   Thank you for information.

#281651 Kenmore 795.71022011

Posted by Patricio on 17 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

Well,  I contacted this customer today.   When I informed him he left a message on my answer machine that his ice maker was not working again, he denied it & told me that he referred me to others, stated the replacement IM it has worked with no problems since I installed the replacement last summer.  I left it at that & wished him a good day.   Then went thru my voice mail messages & the message  was there.  Stated his name where he lived and that his IM that I worked on was not making ice again.  


   I think he was inebriated, sounded tipsey & ran out of ice for his drinks.   The IM was not recycling fast enough for him more than likely.   Who knows.


Thank you for your help John63

#280979 Haier RWT350AW

Posted by Patricio on 12 January 2014 - 11:54 PM

Story of this particular machine:  Haier washer & dryer bought from Conn's with maintenance agreement

3 years ago.     Quits spinning in October, Conn's does their own warrantee service. tech takes 2 weeks to show up.  Diagnoses it as bad control board.  Takes another 3 weeks to come with board.  Installs board without testing leaves in a hurry, its late day before Thanksgiving.  


  Customer finds out none of buttons work other than dial & start/pause, panel feels soft when pressed.   Washer fills to default level, agitates, then drains.   Does not spin.  Customer calls Conn's again.   Without making another service visit, Conn's orders motor which they installed 2 days ago.   Machine doing same exact sequence, no spin.  The clients show me a cup of screws & hose bushing that 'tech' left behind in his haste to leave,


I am up front with client, telling them I have never worked on a Haier much less even seen one before.   I have to figure how to break into it.  The lady tells me how to open it up.   I say something like I will check the magnetic lid switch 1st. She tells "Oh it works, I lift the lid & it quits agitating, the chime beeps & the wash light does not blink"


I pull my magnet to trip the switch & start the wash cycle.   I lift the lid & pull the front panel then kneel & observe.   Fills &  agitates.  I pull my magnet & agitate stops.  replace magnet, agitation resumes.  Finishes, drains completely.  I observe motor, pulley, transmission & what looks like a shift actuator, according to wiring diagram is a responder.   Knowing South Texas gulf coast corrosive air I suspect corrosion in wiring. 


A wiggling I go on responder wiring terminal.  Responder activates pulling shifter on transmission?   Tub begins its long awaited spin.   Lady has new control board & motor for bad wiring. connection.


I next address the control panel & its non working cycle modification buttons.  I find what the extra screws are for.   They are for mounting the control board to the control panel.    The 'tech' in his haste left 5 screw out which when I replaced pulled the board up snug with the push buttons.   Now the machine all works fine.


Clients are very happy that they have someone that had no experience with their machine was able to make it right.  Needless to say (I blow my horn now) My service status & reputation has another feather in its sombrero.  this client has plenty influence in my area.  :thumbsup:

#280840 Welcome to Our New Server!

Posted by Patricio on 11 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

Connected from this link.    Tried last night researching information from google search box & it would not connect.   Will keep you updated if it happens again.

#280208 24 volt tester

Posted by Patricio on 05 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

I needed to test a contacter in a heat pump compressor & I wanted a live test so a made a jumper out of an old 120/24 volt transformer.  Alligator clips on low voltage side & 120v plug on high voltage side.   Tells me for sure if contacter snaps in & is good so I can elimnate it as a problem.   Will work for other situations that calls for 24v.

#279862 Good War Story

Posted by Patricio on 03 January 2014 - 06:41 AM

Just read another answer post of yours for a refrigerator Durham.   I learn more about refrigerators from you almost every day.    If your lawyering days were half as good as your refrigerator advice, I don't know why you gave it up.   Other than you had a higher calling.   Teach us more. I also notice you burn the midnight candle on some nights also.     Peace & good will.  :-}

#278295 How about a psychology, motivation section

Posted by Patricio on 19 December 2013 - 09:19 AM

:dry: Self employment is not for the lazy, tired, or feint of heart.   Takes a lot of self preservation, drive, dedication, & fortitude.  :sweat:  You will be beat down at 1st.   Pull up on your bootstraps & dig in for the long haul.   :samurai:

#277966 Mondo Domo/First Haikus

Posted by Patricio on 17 December 2013 - 11:42 AM

Great Job PDuff

Baske in applaude

You did yourself well.


:rocker:  :rocker:  :rocker:  :rocker: 



Not a poet

nor do I read poetry,

I do post in Haikus wrongly


thus invoking the wrath

of the supreme 

of appliance Gods


:nono:  :nono:  :nono:  :nono:


This is the best 

I can compose

to reply appropiately


But give me a broke Unit

& the folks of Appliantology

Watch me fix & collect revenue.




Great job PDuff both 

on advice for service

and truth in Appliance Haikus


Don't even come close

to others in prose

But give me a tool...



#277959 State GSX40YBRS Stays lit for about 2 minutes.

Posted by Patricio on 17 December 2013 - 10:51 AM

The way I've always cleaned gas hot water heaters is by removing the burner assembly, cleaning the inside, and then I used a shopvac with a bblower to blow down through the screen. Never a problem. I ran behind a lot of techs who just started replacing parts and never cleaned it. First thing I do when a pilot won't stay lit is clean it.

Cleaning is the 1st thing I suggest to a customer on the phone when I get a call.

#277957 GE PSS26SGPA SS

Posted by Patricio on 17 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

Final follow up.   Blue Book price was over $325 with my standard 10% off & state tax the bill was still over $300.  Job was done Friday evening after 6pm.


Customer called just now 9am Tuesday.   Refrigerator  behaving correctly.   Customer praising my service & work, very happy,   add another star to my rating.   I give thanks to Appliantology & especially to the complicated man Durham

#277386 Kenmore washer 110.29822800

Posted by Patricio on 12 December 2013 - 12:19 AM

Not sure about testing the ATC but here's something:


Whirlpool Service Pointer L8178746 - Hot water may enter when cold water is selected


Customer concern:  Hot water may enter when a cold wash or rinse cycle is selected.  The technician has verified that the water inlet hoses are installed correctly.


Cause:  Units with an Automatic Temperature Control Switch have a feature that will electronically regulate the hot and cold water supply if it senses that the hoses are reversed.  The software in the switch may be out of calibration and could trigger the automatic hose reversal feature at too low of a temperature.


Correction:  Order and replace the ATC switch.  All of the parts in Whirlpool's inventory have been reprogrammed to correct the temperature calibration.

PDuff had this one nailed.   Initial visit I  traced red faucet handle water line to 'H' inlet on washer.  Blue faucet handle water line to 'C' inlet.   Water heater is right next to washer so it has instant hot water.    Initial visit wash cycle filled with cold water on cold switch like it is suppose to.   Then when I switched to warm the water valves cycled hot & cold.   When I went to hot switch I got very hot water.   Then it never would go back to cold when i switched to cold.    Several different times @ different cycles.  Customer had no problem with machine all the years they owned it till recently.


I ordered the ATC switch & installed.  Ran cycle & everything seemed find until I went to rinse cycle. It filled with hot water.  Had me stumped for a minute.  I reached behind the washer & felt the water lines.    The blue cold side was the hot water.   The ATC was compensating for the reversed (marked) water lines until it finally failed.


Moral Follow Samuria's rules of battle,  assume nothing...check everything.       I put the original ATC back in to see if it might be good...It was corrupted would not regulate correctly.

#277188 question

Posted by Patricio on 10 December 2013 - 09:02 PM

I too like to have full battle gear with me when on the attack.   Customers think it is awesome when I reach in & pull a specialty tool out.

#276454 Frigidaire Dryer FEQ332ES0

Posted by Patricio on 05 December 2013 - 12:07 PM

Damn.   Well now I have parts in backstock.   Repaired 8am problem was,  thumping was....Connector harness slipped down & hard white plastic connector was laying up against drum & as drum rotated it would bounce it against dryer side wall...thump,  thump,  thump.   Case closed.  


The stickler is unit belongs to my dentist office.  Dentist expects me to pay bill when service is rendered.   Payment will be mailed to me.  Dentist cash flow is more important than mine.  Life's pecking order.

#276434 Frigidaire Dryer FEQ332ES0

Posted by Patricio on 05 December 2013 - 08:38 AM

If I have to replace one item  I always change all items so as to have a complete overhaul.   Thanks for the reply & suggestion.     Good people here.  :thumbsup:

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