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#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:

#276401 Vote this post up Vote this post down

Posted by Patricio on 04 December 2013 - 10:42 PM

I like the like button myself.

#276294 Vote this post up Vote this post down

Posted by Patricio on 04 December 2013 - 08:28 AM

Color blind? :whistling:

#276104 Whirlpool dryer LEN2000KQ1

Posted by Patricio on 02 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

Bingo  went back thermal fuse shorted again.   Customer said dryer got real hot.   Start switch is sticking, ordered one to replace.   Meanwhile I checked temps again, although they were cycling yesterday, today temp was climbing in All heat settings, would not cycle down.   I changed operating thermostat, unit cycling all temps again.  

#275290 Samsung Refrigerator RF267ABRS/XAA

Posted by Patricio on 24 November 2013 - 08:16 PM

A bulldog in a china shop what ya saying?

#274430 Whirlpool Microwave GMH5205XVS-0

Posted by Patricio on 16 November 2013 - 06:06 AM

Don't want to pull stove out, ie, mark up floor, wiring unplug hassel, dirt, grease.   Not able to reach above to unscrew bolts.   Don't have to maneuver weight off shoulder.  Can see what I am doing, etc,


Bottom line: to each there own.

#273587 Kenmore gas dryer 110.70022011

Posted by Patricio on 07 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

Went back on this one & tested for 120v across ignitor, I had 0v.  I tested at the connector with it connected, Lt Blue to chassis ground 120v   black to chassis 120v.


Now the kicker is while talking to customer I mentioned timer problems I had on other machines.  He told me that his unit would not run in air fluff sometimes.  I immediately went to fluff cycle unit would not run.  Manhandling the timer I got it to run, intermittently.   Next I switched to timed dry & manhandled timer got coil to click & ignitor to glow & pull over 4 amps before it shut off.   Did it again & got the valve to open but the ignitor vent out, valve stayed open until I pulled the connection off the 2 wire coil.


Next manhandleling timer I got the unit to light up & go out.  Again holding timer as unit fired up burner stayed lit as long as I put pressure on timer knob.  When I let go out it went.


Diagnose:   Need a new timer I would say.    Still trying to understand electrical flow.

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