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#304407 Got my AllDolly

Posted by suampman on 29 September 2014 - 08:29 AM

I thank you for your feedback and am sure you have a whole lot more experience with these larger appliances than I do. I haven't run into them as of yet. If I do I will modify or rebuild.

I am a maintenance mechanic turned appliance repairman. I have moved 40+ton machines with no help except, tools and a lift truck. I will not put my customers house, appliances or my reputation in peril for a few bucks, and neither should anyone else.

I just put this out there for people to get an idea. I am not telling anyone to build it, if they don't have the ability or desire to do it right. Johney asked for pictures, so their they are.

If you have the skills and are starting out on a shoestring, and time is available. Why not?

#304366 Got my AllDolly

Posted by suampman on 28 September 2014 - 03:52 PM

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 Casters can be had by getting a furniture mover from harbor freight tools and removing them. Some sturdy board flooring (3/4") would probably be better for the shelf, but I have not had anything that weighed more than 100#, nor do I anticipate anything heavier. I will cross that bridge when I have to. You can also use two ratchet straps if you think you need it, but I have never needed another strap.

 Hope this helps.          The Frugal Suampman.

#299135 model WRF989SDAF00 whirlpool frig.

Posted by suampman on 20 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

Found out yesterday that whirlpool repaired this refrigerator under warranty. finished three days ago. The lady was not sure what they did, but thanked me for steering her back to whirlpool to get help. I do assume the problem was the sealed system because the tech told her it would have been approximately $800.00 if she had to pay. And as always,I do appreciate everyones help.

#298732 GE gas range JGSP28SEK4SS bake ignitor screws hard to remove

Posted by suampman on 15 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

A slight turn in the tighten direction first, will sometimes break the threads loose.

#290364 Bosch Ascenta wont run

Posted by suampman on 09 April 2014 - 09:02 AM

Tenaciously done Karl. Excellent! Thanks for keeping us informed.

#290237 Panda XPB36 blows fuse and trips circuit breaker

Posted by suampman on 08 April 2014 - 07:59 AM

Also check the spin motor. Smell it and check it for a ground. If you do not have the ability to do these checks get someone who can. Isolate the motor and using a meter with about 40megability, test from each lead to the motor case. This will tell you if the motor is blowing your fuse. If grounded replace it.
It looks like the capacitor is a duel cap., 2 in 1, one for each motor. I doubt if this is your problem. It looks sealed but if your meter has a capacitor checker you should check it.
I do think you should keep the washer plugged in to a regular outlet, not a gfci. That could have been the cause of all of your problem.

#288867 whirlpool quiet partner II model DU1300XTVQ1 stopping randomly

Posted by suampman on 23 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

Check the wiring harness from the door to the components underneath where the door hinges. Could be a broken wire.

#288865 Maytag Refrigerator MBF 2256 KEW Defrost Thermostat

Posted by suampman on 23 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Put the thermostat in a good freezer and see if it closes. If so good. Install it. If not suspect the jazz board. Good luck.

#274902 thermador prsg304 doesnt spark

Posted by suampman on 20 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

Turn off the power, dive in and check it out . If it is the right spark module, order it and put it in. The repair clinic policy is if it does'nt work send it back. Good luck.

#274898 Kenmore/Amana 596.58695890 side by side refrigerator

Posted by suampman on 20 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

I also like to use the supco 3 and ones for repairs( for compressor relay and overload) this unit has a capacitor (print on back calls it a run) believe it's just for starting. 


 If you need a starter use the supco relay overload (RO) that corresponds to your fridge size/compressor horse power. You only need the RCO if you have a tight compressor or your refrigerator uses a start capacitor and if you have a tight compressor you may consider replacing the fridge.

I can't comment on how to find the restriction as I do not work on sealed systems but if the system is contaminated you may consider replacing both filters. Good luck bro.

#271598 cabrio wtw6600sw2, no drain, no cancel,or off

Posted by suampman on 19 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

Found this;

Press the "Start/Pause" button on the control panel twice while the Whirlpool Cabrio washer is idle to clear the code. The washer enters standby mode.

Disconnect the washing machine's power at the outlet or the circuit breaker and wait five minutes.

Reconnect the power; the washing machine's internal computer will have reset while the power was off. Try starting a new wash.

Hope this helps.

#271270 Kenmore washer 110.29852992 no final spin

Posted by suampman on 16 October 2013 - 10:03 PM

Find the contacts on the timer for the final spin and when it gets to final spin jumper those contacts. If it starts to spin it is the timer. Good luck Guido.

#271269 White-Westinghouse Washer hums then starts

Posted by suampman on 16 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

Take the front off and run it. See if the hum is coming from the motor. The motor has a start capacitor. It could be getting weak. Check it with a capacitor checker to make sure it has the right farad rating.

#269542 Uneven Flame - DCS RGS-305 Stove

Posted by suampman on 27 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

Sorry for not getting back to this. I found this at another source; Flame lifting is usually caused by excessive primary air, or over-firing of the appliance. Flame lifting can be accompanied by noise at the flame. Without seeing your stove that is the best I can do. If you research gas burners you will see what it means to adjust the primary air shutter. You also may have a problem with the valve to that burner. It may be time for a professional. The one appliance you do not want to screw up is a gas appliance.

#269082 Viking stove. Wiring of thermostat 30" VGIC

Posted by suampman on 23 September 2013 - 07:59 AM

Have not seen any Viking stoves, but because you are the owner I would get ahold of Viking and see if they will send you what you are looking for. It is worth a shot.

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