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#290030 Kenmore 417 laundry center nightmare.

Posted by Patricio on 05 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

Did the landlord tell you he could buy a new one for the under charged bill you gave Him?

#289884 Can someone help me understand how this tool works? (Spring Removal Tool)

Posted by Patricio on 03 April 2014 - 10:32 PM

Looks easy, more difficult than it shows.    Wait to you do the back side.    I always tilt the tub to the spring I am working on.

#288579 Kitchenaid Dishwasher KUDS30FXB10

Posted by Patricio on 19 March 2014 - 10:13 PM

Follow up post:  Installed new sump assembly with motor,   Put new turgidity sensor also.    Pump now pulls over 2 amps, machine is a lot quieter.  If this does not restore the  washability  factor I am going to quit the appliance business............................................for a day.   I think I'll take my yak & poles & hit the water.   Limits for specs & reds are there to be had.          Are you ready for some fish,,,,

#287615 Chessedork attacks again

Posted by Patricio on 12 March 2014 - 10:21 PM

Yea he did. left a message, said he was not ignoring my calls rather he had been offshore for the last 2 weeks (lie).   Stated he was not going to pay me $70 (tax included) for "just throwing a breaker",   Also stated dryer never worked (his wife contradicted that statement, she does the wash)  And if I would come & fix it He would pay me $70.    I think he just sobered up & does not realize his better half already made good on the bill.     The more I know people the more I learn.   

#287073 Roper rax7245aw0, acting funny, water won't stop, finish cycle

Posted by Patricio on 07 March 2014 - 06:46 AM

Ya know if you got it from Appliance Parts Pro you could have returned for a replacement at no cost.   Good luck with Sears.

#285061 Frigidaire dishwasher GLD4355RFB3

Posted by Patricio on 18 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

dA THE INLET VALVE,  wHAT A DUMMY.    Still have the problem of not entering diagnostics.



Thanks Bryan  if not for friends.    blame it on the flu

#284766 Roper Dryer RED4440VQ1 wont start

Posted by Patricio on 16 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

0If your meter as an amp current capability you can short it thru the meter with the meter leads stuck in the molex plug. Plus you can monitor how much of a current draw the motor is pulling.   Just be careful, hook up leads with dryer unplugged then plug in.     Telling ya from my experience with these Plain Jane Ropers  Timer is bad & it is a cheap one both in quality & price.  Lowes sells lots of these units for under 5 Franklins & I put them back together a year later for half that cost.   4 out of 5 replace timer.   Good to go.

#284215 After Hours calls

Posted by Patricio on 11 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

I try to be all the things the "big guys" aren't.  Flexible is definitely one of them.  I charge blue book rates.


Case in point: last Friday night phone rings at 8:45 pm I answer, and it's someone needing some help with a dryer.  I go out on Saturday at 1pm fix it and am home by 2:20 with $200 cash in my pocket.  Customer was eternally grateful that I could get out there so quickly and asked for extra cards for his neighbors.  Not bad for a couple hours work (drive time included) on a snowy Saturday!

That's what I'm talking about.    Great customer services equates to more money in the pocket.

#283779 After Hours calls

Posted by Patricio on 07 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

That is part of my Brand.  10% off Blue Book (Covers State Tax charge) & weekends.    I service several small communities.   I have no set hours.  The fish don't have set hours they bite when they want.   Great Old Fashion Hometown Service   Does not bother me I really get into my business & fishing.     :thumbsup:

#282270 Ge MW JVM1540DN1WW

Posted by Patricio on 24 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

Pink eraser probably gonna be one of my go to tools.    Made the call this morning with ice on the roads.   


One of the Samurai appliance rules something like 'it aint what it is 'till you diagnose it' applied to this one. Key board was dead Panel something like 'user interface not communicatin, call for service.


Pulled board down & cleaned ribbon with eraser then rubbing alcohol.   Sprayed control board connector with electronic contact cleaner.  Reassembled  MW working now.

#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.

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