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fairbank56

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#303489 Kenmore Washer 110.92060120

Posted by fairbank56 on 17 September 2014 - 09:16 AM

  Check the motor connector. Unplug it and check for corroded/burned terminals in the connector and the motor receptacle. Pull on the wires to the connector to look for broken wire. Also check the connections at the thermal overload looking for the same conditions. With cabinet off and lid switch bypassed, set washer to spin and move the motor harness wires around, put pressure on the connector, trying to make it work as it is likely due to a faulty connection in this area.

 

Eric

 

WhirlpoolThermalSwitch.jpg




#303297 WTW4950 SPIN ISSUE

Posted by fairbank56 on 14 September 2014 - 11:52 AM

  If that were the case it would be making a racket with the spin tube spinning but basket not, but then, he didn't say if it was overly noisy so could be, but then, why the speed sensor fault?

 

Eric




#303292 WTW4950 SPIN ISSUE

Posted by fairbank56 on 14 September 2014 - 11:00 AM

  So, in spin mode, the basket does not spin but the wash plate does. Either the control board is not sending power to the shift actuator motor to cause it to change position, the shift actuator is faulty or the splutch is broken. The drive motor is obviously going into spin mode and driving the gearcase agitator input shaft but it's not engaging the basket which is caused by the shift actuator changing position to engage the splutch to the drive pulley.

 

Eric




#303027 Whirlpool elec dryer runs on low heat only

Posted by fairbank56 on 10 September 2014 - 03:10 PM

  Probably a wiring issue. Every time you go messing with the wiring harness, changing motor/changing start switch/changing timer, it works briefly. Anyway, good luck with the new dryer and come back again if you ever need assistance. This is the best appliance forum on the Internet, hands down.

 

Eric




#302901 Maytag dryer mde2400ayw warm air but not hot

Posted by fairbank56 on 09 September 2014 - 08:40 AM


Testing from the control board, the way it is set up, there is no way to tell if one element is burned out or not.  Both coils in the element are 1000 watts each and are always on at the same time so checking from just the two heater wires at the control board will show the same ohm reading if both heating coils are good or either one is burned out, both conditions will give same ohm reading.  Only condition that would show up is both coils burnt out.

 

  You can check from the control board. The coils are in parallel. Normally, you should read about 26 ohms. If one coil is open, then you would read about 52 ohms. It is still possible however, that one coil has a break in it. It may be making contact and reads good with resistance test but still fails under high current when 240vac is placed across it.

 

Eric




#302839 whirlpool lsq8500JQq2 washer fills but wont agitate or spin

Posted by fairbank56 on 08 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

  Wiring diagram is available in the downloads section. Same diagram for JQ1 AND JQ2.

 

http://appliantology...her-lsq8500jq1/

 

Eric




#302818 Whirlpool Washer WTW4800XQ2 tub doesn't spin and seems to have dropped an...

Posted by fairbank56 on 08 September 2014 - 01:34 PM

  If the tabs sheared off the drive tube, then you must replace the transmission. The drive tube is an integral part of the transmission. The drive block must engage those tabs. The slit in the drive block is to allow it to squeeze tight onto the drive tube when you tighten the spanner nut. The inner tub, drive block and drive tube are all locked together and rotate together as a unit. The top of the inner tub is a balance ring that has fluid in it, that's what you hear sloshing around and is normal.

 

Eric

 

Part number: AP5617591

Part number: AP5617591




#302816 Kenmore 110.29842991 Series 60 Clothes Washer

Posted by fairbank56 on 08 September 2014 - 01:20 PM

  No noise at all from drive motor? Check motor wiring harness connector. Unplug connector and check terminals for corrosion/burning/melting, pull on wires to make sure none are broken. Check connections at motor thermal overload. White wire from motor wiring receptacle goes to one side of thermal overload, other wire goes into motor. If there is noise from motor like it wants to start, unclip and pull drain pump off the motor shaft as something could be in it jamming the motor. Also check wire connections at capacitor on the motor (red wires).

 

Eric




#302757 Whirlpool elec dryer runs on low heat only

Posted by fairbank56 on 07 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

  Not meant as an insult, just saying that you have no experience with electrical troubleshooting and trying to "teach" it to someone with no experience over an internet forum is generally a waste of time and an exercise in frustration. Electrical troubleshooting is an art that even most "appliance techs" don't know how to do. Your symptoms are a bit strange since the original problem initially went away after replacing the motor and then the new problem initially went away when you replaced the start switch. I understand your frustration at having to parts swap but it's either that, or find a competent troubleshooting tech or maybe someone else here is willing to go back and forth with you on the troubleshooting process. It's not just a matter of simple instructions. It's a thought process, reading the wiring diagram, taking readings, interpreting the results and continuing the process based on those results. You can also get hurt, 240vac is lethal and far more dangerous to mess around with than 120vac if you don't  know what your doing. As I explained, jumping out the timer is an easy way to rule it out as the problem but here again, you probably don't have the necessary wire, terminals, tools and knowledge of technique to make the proper jumpers.

 

Eric




#302696 rtw4640yq1 roper fills washes will not drain or spin

Posted by fairbank56 on 06 September 2014 - 03:31 PM

  The presence of 13vdc and 5vdc does not mean the board is good nor does it say that on the tech sheet. It simply means the board power supplies are good.

 

Eric




#302681 kenmore gas dryer 97566200 75662 timer wont stop

Posted by fairbank56 on 06 September 2014 - 10:14 AM

Buzzer comes on continuously when motor stops running? Push to start switch stuck closed.

 

Eric

 

Part number: AP3097490

Part number: AP3097490




#302637 Whirlpool elec dryer runs on low heat only

Posted by fairbank56 on 05 September 2014 - 12:18 PM

  Yes, I understand the difference. I'm a troubleshooter, not a parts swapper but if you were an experienced troubleshooter, you wouldn't need us. There is a way to troubleshoot the timer dynamically, but I'm not even going to try and explain that here and the trouble with simple static continuity tests is that during those tests, your only using the very low voltage and current supplied by the multimeter while in actual dryer operation, there is very high current being drawn through the timer contacts. In other words, it can check good with continuity test but still fail under load. One way to rule the timer out is to jump terminals A, B, and C together and terminals T2 and S but you must use a proper jumper with tight connections and 16 gauge wire. Otherwise, just try replacing the timer. It can be returned even if you used it. If the dryer shuts off even in air fluff cycle (no heat) then you only need to jump B and C together and T2 and S to rule the timer out.

 

Eric

 

BTW, it is still possible that it is the thermal fuse. The internal connection between fuse and the external wire terminal can be intermittent. I've seen this. Once again, it checks good with multimeter but fails when full motor current is drawn through it. You can jump that out as well for testing only.

 

Unplug dryer before jumping any timer terminals. Terminal C is hot all the time.




#302622 Whirlpool elec dryer runs on low heat only

Posted by fairbank56 on 05 September 2014 - 10:17 AM

  Replace the timer. This model has one of those JUNK timers in it. They fail all the time. It can be returned if it doesn't fix the problem.

 

Eric

 

Part number: AP4411360

Part number: AP4411360




#302513 Whirlpool water valve part#W10342320 on Maytag MVWB850YW1

Posted by fairbank56 on 03 September 2014 - 08:07 PM

  Tech sheet may be wrong, new valves may have different solenoids. Doesn't matter, they function on 120vac. New valve assembly should work fine.

 

Eric




#302473 WGD5900SW0 Whirpool Gas Dryer too hot at Exhaust

Posted by fairbank56 on 03 September 2014 - 12:17 PM

  Doesn't have a cycling thermostat. This model has electronic control and uses a thermistor for temperature control.

 

Eric

 

Part number: AP3919451

Part number: AP3919451







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