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#306204 Maytag dryer timer not advancing in air fluff, medc200xw1

Posted by fairbank56 on 22 October 2014 - 08:43 PM

  I would say it's a faulty timer. Not the timer motor but timer contacts. Unplug dryer, set timer into air fluff cycle. Check for continuity between timer terminals T and F or T and X. If no continuity between either, then timer won't advance and timer is faulty. This dryer has one of those cheap timers that are always failing.  BTW, this dryer does not have any moisture sensor.




Part number: AP4373065

Part number: AP4373065

#306125 Confused GE washer WHRE5550K2WW

Posted by fairbank56 on 21 October 2014 - 07:57 PM

  First try resetting washer motor/inverter control. Unplug washer for 1 minute. Plug back in and then open/close lid 6 times within 12 seconds. Just lift lid a couple inches, enough to operate the lid switch. If still the same problem, get the tech sheet from inside the control panel. Place washer in service manual as per tech sheet and select spin test mode. Check DC voltages at control board 5 pin plug. Use violet wire for common. Violet to black and violet to blue should be 12vdc. Violet to yellow and violet to red should be 0vdc. If correct, then faulty motor/inverter. If your getting 12vdc on either yellow or red wire, then faulty control board.



#306109 GE wjsr2080v2ww not spinning

Posted by fairbank56 on 21 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

  Remove the pulley and clutch from the motor. Could be that the roll pin has sheared off. Roll pin goes through motor shaft and drives the clutch. Clutch drives the pulley. Check thickness of clutch pads. If good and roll pin is good, may just need a good cleaning and lubrication of interface between clutch shoes and clutch assembly.









#305861 GE WBSE2090A0WW Washer

Posted by fairbank56 on 17 October 2014 - 08:10 PM

  Faulty motor switch. It's not that it's sending power to both low and high speed windings. What's happening is when low speed is called for, the motor starts in high speed as it always does (supposed to do that) and when the motor gets up to speed the motors centrifugal mechanism switches it over to the low speed winding. The switch contacts are faulty and contact is not made with the low speed winding so the motor shuts off and when it slows down contact is again made with the high speed winding. The motor starts again and the whole process repeats causing the motor to just keep switching on and off. The motor needs to be replaced however this motor is no longer available. A new type is available that also requires installation of a capacitor, relay and pigtail wiring harness that gets spliced into the existing harness. This motor kit is a bit expensive. For now, you can just wire the motor so that it only operates in high speed. Unplug the washer, a few inches from the motor connector, cut the blue and white wires, strip the two blue ends and the one white end coming from the control panel, twist the three wire strands together and put a wire nut on them. Tape up the wire nut so that it cannot vibrate loose. Now the problem is gone but washer will run in high speed on all cycles.




Part number: AP3160670

Part number: AP3160670

#305645 GE dryer DCVH480EKWW does not complete cycle.

Posted by fairbank56 on 14 October 2014 - 08:14 PM

  Sounds like hi limit is opening. Hi limit thermostat is inline with the control board power supply transformer primary winding. If hi limit opens, dryer goes completely dead until thermostat resets. Monitor the voltage to ground at control board connector CN1 blue wire. Normally 120vac. With dryer running if voltage drops when dryer shuts off, then hi limit has opened.



#305518 Kenmore dryer 110-64972300

Posted by fairbank56 on 12 October 2014 - 06:21 PM

  Test the temp switch contacts as per the fabric care/temperature switch test on the tech sheet. If it checks out ok, I'd say you have a faulty even heat control board. Don't know why anyone would recommend replacing the hi limit, thermal cutoff and thermal fuse for an overheating dryer. They are safety devices and don't cause a dryer to overheat, they protect the dryer from catching on fire when something else causes an overheat problem.



#305324 120v ge dryer dskp333ecww turns off the moment the start switch is released

Posted by fairbank56 on 10 October 2014 - 01:07 PM

  Here's the wiring diagram. First one I highlighted showing the motor starting with button pressed and the second one running, button released. Only difference is belt switch, hi limit, centrifugal switch, associated wiring.








#305302 120v ge dryer dskp333ecww turns off the moment the start switch is released

Posted by fairbank56 on 10 October 2014 - 08:50 AM

  The motor cannot start and run on the start winding only. Both must be working. Nothing wrong with motor windings. When you press the start switch, the belt switch and hi limit thermostat are bypassed. When you release the switch, power to the motor is through the belt switch, hi limit thermostat and one of the two motor switches that have engaged after starting. It's either the belt switch, hi limit, motor switch or associated wiring. The motor switch releases from the start winding and connects to the hi limit thermostat. The other motor switch just completes the heat element circuit.



#305269 Top Loader WP WTW5700SW0 water temps erratic

Posted by fairbank56 on 09 October 2014 - 08:16 PM

  Probably a faulty water temperature switch. There is a Whirlpool service bulletin on this problem for this model.




Part number: AP3890841

Part number: AP3890841

#305168 Kenmore electric dryer Model 11086983110 not running after motor replacement

Posted by fairbank56 on 08 October 2014 - 06:54 PM

  The thermostat heater has no affect on the motor circuit. The purpose of the heater is to heat the thermostat when a low heat is selected. When a lower than max heat setting is used, the thermostat heater gets a higher voltage across it and produces heat. This basically makes the operating thermostat "think" that the dryer is hotter than it actually is and it will cycle the heat off earlier causing the overall temp of the dryer to be lower. The lower you set the heat setting, the higher the voltage across the thermostat heater and the hotter it gets causing the operating thermostat to cycle earlier still.



#304708 Kenmore Washer 110.81167110 - Agitator spins too fast

Posted by fairbank56 on 02 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

  As long as the neutral drain transmission fits, agitator shaft is same length, and it functions ok, it's very easy to disable the neutral drain function. Just remove the transmission cover, remove the spin gear, remove the metal weighted latch from the neutral drain plate and put the spin gear back on and reseal the cover. Now you have a spin drain transmission.


  With your current transmission, the problem is most likely a failing part on the agitator shaft that controls the engagement/disengagement of the agitate gear. You can buy the shaft that includes all associated parts. I would first tear into your transmission and make sure the connecting rack and shifter are ok.


  Here is a link to a Whirlpool LA3400XMW0 parts manual which has the same transmission as your model. Page 19 and 20 show the transmission parts breakdown and part number list.




Part number: AP3132859

Part number: AP3132859

#304601 kenmore washer 110.26902691 clicks as it agitates in slow and medium speed bu...

Posted by fairbank56 on 01 October 2014 - 11:27 AM

  Agree with Willie. On this model, the motor switch does not select motor speed, it just redirects power back up to the timer after the motor starts. From the timer, power goes to the speed select switch and then to the motor winding based on speed selected by the user. I don't ever recall seeing or hearing of a Whirlpool direct drive machine with a bad motor winding. Not that it couldn't happen, but would be extremely rare and your saying it does it in medium and slow so two bad windings??? Timer doesn't select speed on this model either, except for drain which is high speed direct (bypasses speed switch), so if it's working fine in high speed and you switch it to medium or slow and it starts cutting on/off, then it's most likely the speed switch.



#304381 Kenmore Gas Dryer 110.74972300

Posted by fairbank56 on 28 September 2014 - 07:12 PM

  If you measured 120vac between relay COM and NO with dryer on, then the relay is open. Faulty relay or evenheat control board. Check for 48vdc across relay red/white wires. If good, then replace the relay.



#304156 kenmore washer 110.26902691 clicks as it agitates in slow and medium speed bu...

Posted by fairbank56 on 25 September 2014 - 01:29 PM

  If it's not doing it in high speed agitation or in spin modes, then sounds like a faulty speed select switch.




Part number: AP3097818

Part number: AP3097818

#303967 Kenmore VMW 110.28002011 drive pulley stripped - how to remove drive nut

Posted by fairbank56 on 23 September 2014 - 05:55 PM

  Have someone hold the agitator and basket to prevent transmission input shaft from rotating.



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