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dimitri77565

Member Since 03 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2014 01:08 PM

#279577 MGDC200XW0 Why is this Whirlpool/Maytag Dryer blowing the Thermal Cut-Out kit?

Posted by dimitri77565 on 31 December 2013 - 09:35 AM

make sure seals are good, (foam around manifold to blower or the filter housing) .

    I also use a whirlpool airflow meter to test the customers vent, definitely an air flow problem, either the dryer or the vent hose in the wall.

They may need to call a vent cleaning company, I always check air flow when it comes to burnt thermal fuse, saves me recalls, absolves me from "you did not fix it right, doing same thing".

    I show them the meter & tell them there is no warranty if they do not call to clean it. 




#278781 Lid Open error on WhirlPool Elite HE

Posted by dimitri77565 on 24 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

Yup that's a Fisher Paykel model, like Eric said check airdome & tube for gunk , other wise its your board since the pressure switch is built in it.




#278779 LG GR-K24PR

Posted by dimitri77565 on 24 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

just test for continuity on overload between line & compressor pin.   on start relay measure line going in with the Start  & Run  outlets.

 

In 1 you will have to turn relay upside down to get reading.  continuity.  Does compressor click right away? or runs for a few seconds?

 

possible bad compressor? also do you have 120v coming in to compressor?  could be weak PCB relay?  might as well use  a 3 in 1

 

start relay since it has been  replaced, cheapest way to test, used them before as temps while looking for OEM Relay on LG , & 2 years later still working, LOL (never found )   yes those start relays associated with your model are NLA.




#277077 Recomendations to clean and speed up computer

Posted by dimitri77565 on 10 December 2013 - 09:07 AM

Get an imac!!    LOL.   youl never slow again or lock up.




#277069 Bolt found in WFMC drain housing

Posted by dimitri77565 on 10 December 2013 - 08:03 AM

G-strings a plenty. Last one was a guys!  ewww*




#271371 pulsing gas flames on stove top and in oven - does not seem good. Also, seek...

Posted by dimitri77565 on 17 October 2013 - 07:48 PM

Your pressure regulator is bad , a very easy & simple fix.  It maintains constant pressure on demand.

 

Your model number should be bellow by the Storage/Broil Drawer.




#271040 just trying to help

Posted by dimitri77565 on 14 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

PDuff you're are right , but maybe I listen to my gut & go with that & I have never gone wrong.  But if my radar is screaming no mater what the house looks like, a hut or a mansion, & if don't listen I pay the price.

Have been stiffed by doctors & bankers more that dirt poor people.

I took a chance a bunch of times, on people waiting for their S.S. check or people going through foreclosure waiting for their IRS return & every time they payed me cash when they said they would.

 

Its a gut call, when I listen to my gut, its always right.

 

You would not believe the times I have walked in a house only to pick up tools & walk right out as soon as the owner opened their mouth.

if you know the problem & wont listen to what i have to say, or your cousins mistress, ex husband who watches u-tube,  oh yeah a good friend who repairs AC's, a Nasa Engineer who looked up on the internet & read about problem,

Told you whats wrong then call Them .

 

Recall on an old JenAir downdraft, had replaced 1 infinite switch, 2 weeks prior.  Ct will not work at all claimed breakers were fliped still not working must be my wiring.!!

Found no power at all, told husband breakers are out go flip, he in turn throws the MAIN.  I said what are you doing?? only the oven (THE BOX WAS MARKED)  they both argue mostly wife.  

She saw u-tube main breaker resets all breakers,

 I flip breaker C/T comes on & they still are giving me a hard time, open cover no shorted wiring, turn burners on all good , she still is arguing,  told the Husband since she knows so much next time save some money & get her to fix it because I WILL NEVER COME BACK HERE!

 

The bad part is , & please I am not prejudiced,  she could hardly speak ENGLISH.

I know they had no electricity in her village.




#270938 just trying to help

Posted by dimitri77565 on 13 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

LMBFAO !!!!!! That was  so Nice of you.

 

ME on the other hand, I would have walked right out the door.

 

Rather loose a few dollars than deal with Customers like that.   Life is too short , I love to help people will go out of my way but as I told a Doctor once who was going to fix it  himself.

 

"You stay away from  appliance repairs & I promise not to write Prescriptions! "

 

Customers like that tend to create problems & when they put it together wrong will call  & tell you "you misdiagnosed it or some thing like it"  why get upset for nothing when it could be avoided.

 

I also do not like being presured to give discounts,  you know what I meen.

"price will be 155 total"

" Oh  ,  you do for 120? yes?"

"sorry 155 is my bottom line"

"oh you my friend 120, you good"

"ok ill will do it for 165"

"but thats more you give me less"

"ok 175 thats the best"

"what is this you go up , no you go down"

"this is what I charge for arguments that take up my time, 185 now, woud you like to talk more?"

yup they called couple hrs later could not find cheaper , I charged them 185.

 

I have helped little old lady's or single mothers, people that could use my help, have even done free service calls for poor unemployed people who could not afford to have AC on in Texas on August, but will not play those games with people that can afford it.




#270601 GE refrigerator troubleshoot help

Posted by dimitri77565 on 09 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

WOW you all are too technical when this happens the !st & easiest to check is Main Board,  pull out & look under main compressor relay it should be burnt or solder is tarnished.

 

Averages say 8-10 odds its the board.




#270598 GE SxS GSS22WGPDBB freezing food AFTER initial repair

Posted by dimitri77565 on 09 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

I had to replace damper only "TWICE" on a GE ,  been doing this for 30 years.   Ive replaced more Whirlpool and old Amana dampers.

 

But as a rule if Refrg.  is 6/8 years old they get a new evaporator sensor, the new improved dual heater & the Board. 

 

1 in 3 bad heaters or sensors ended up having a bad board also.

 

Yes you charge a little more but you have NO recall, or defrosting evap. coils all over again.




#258354 Custumer refuses to pay for diagnostics.

Posted by dimitri77565 on 17 June 2013 - 09:39 AM

Lady had a squeaky floor, handy man after handy man tried to repair but squeak would not go away. Finally after calling around found a Carpenter who only charged $1.00 per Nail & warrantied his work  WHAT A BARGAIN.

 

He showed up walked back & forth over the squeak, reached into his pouch pulls 1 nail & nails it . squeak stopped.

 

He turns around & charges her $100.00

"What" she screams, you said $1.00 per nail where do you get $100.00

 

He says yes mam , $1.00 for the nail the $99.00 is for "KNOWING WHERE TO PUT IT " !




#257682 Cracked drums on LG dryers

Posted by dimitri77565 on 10 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

Seen cracked drums before, sounds like a roller or a kinked belt, threw me off the first time.

I ordered a belt back in 2008 , but when i took apart  i saw the cracked drum .  Unit was 13 months old, customer  had LG replace due to warranty I believe 20 years?

They wanted $300 for labor , but after long fight they fixed it "Gratis"  but messed up his hinges?? go figure.

Luckily Hurricane Ike came along Galveston & took dryer with it.

I used to replace on LG & Samsung all 4 rollers but have since stopped & only replace the front ones.

 

*** On a few instances I have found drum cracked at the seam but not destroyed,  a lateral crack 1"to  1.5", I have used on 2

 

occasions, heavy aluminum A.C. duct tape to reshape & repair.   Have not had a call back  yet.   After you work on a different

 

problem this is the last thing you want to see because you know customer will not go for it.   So I told customer that along with

 

vacuuming the lint & all the TLC , I saw a hair line crack & repaired it with Alum. tape free of charge.  They know they have a future

 

problem & I am in the clear.




#257096 DISHWASHER 665.15952000 JET DRY

Posted by dimitri77565 on 04 June 2013 - 10:43 PM

Jet dry & other rinse agents,  when they get OLD they suds up like "Dawn" dish detergent.

 

I cary a small bottle of anti sud-sing liquid that you get when renting "Dual Tank" a carpet cleaner.

 

I squirt it in to the rinse agent housing & use a "turkey baster" to flush it.

 

Personally I do not recommend Rinse Agents,  its like your car wash wax treatment, I think I have enough chemicals in my food.

 

years ago ran into a Lady Chemist that worked for "Economics Laboratories" the original Finish & Electrasol makers.

 

Told me about "FRESHNESS" of detergent extremely important they all (powder, Gel , Liquid) have a short shelf life.

 

Always buy small amounts, never the SAM's 5 gallon detergent bucket unless you own a Laundromat.

 

****P.S. Bleach has a six (6) month self life.  After that it still looks the same & smells the same but will not brighten,  it will only  make

 

your whites DULL.  As everything in life so do detergents have a limited shelf life.




#257090 LG washer soap dispensor

Posted by dimitri77565 on 04 June 2013 - 10:18 PM

Put him/her on your poopoo list. then when they call back tell them to call Sears.

 

My revenge is denying them my good honest service.




#255750 skinny test leads for testing control boards

Posted by dimitri77565 on 23 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

Radio Shack has a kit with all kinds of leads, hook, magnetic , pin, etc







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