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#252751 Maytag Neptune TL FAV6800A

Posted by maytagman on 21 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Possibly plugged screen in fill valve on the cold side. On warm wash it fills with hot water but rinse it usually only fills thru the cold side and you wont get any water. Select cold wash and see if you get any water to fill.

#252514 Woods Upright Freezer Frozen Drain Tube (again)

Posted by maytagman on 17 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

I have done that numerous times without any issues. I doubt it's recommended but I don't know what else a guy can do.

#251828 GE sxs Freezer Sporadic Frost in Freezer

Posted by maytagman on 08 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Also, if you have frost in the ice chute area, pop the front dispenser panel apart and get a good look at the dispenser door solenoid. Usually you will find lots of nice mold and sometimes a rusty dispenser door solenoid that can appear to be working, but will hang up and not close all the way.

#251823 GE sxs Freezer Sporadic Frost in Freezer

Posted by maytagman on 08 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

I wasn't real clear trying to reply on my phone. I do this a couple times a week and work on these probably as much as anyone. It may have sounded like I meant to pull the connector and jump the board terminals.  You pull the connector and insert a jumper wire into the connector from J9 (defrost) to J12 (line) then plug the fridge in. I do this then leave it plugged in and heater on to help speed up the defrost. Not sure if that is the smartest thing, but I'm for whatever gets that thing defrosted quickest. Now that I have my handy dandy steamer to defrost these things, I may not leave the heater on. Beats the heck out of a hair dryer or heat gun.

#250832 WED5540SQ0 - Whirlpoor Dryer has trouble with thermal fuses...

Posted by maytagman on 25 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

I agree it sure sounds like a shorted element.  If it is shorted, it will start heating as soon as the timer is moved from the off position without the motor running. sometimes you can hear a vibrating noise and the element will start to glow a bit even when heating on 120volts.  Move the timer to the timed side with heat turned on and check for warmth on the heater housing. 

#250226 Maytag washer not spinning MAV4057AWW

Posted by maytagman on 16 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

I think this is a atlantis type and your problem would most likely be fixed with a new thrust bearing kit.
I'm not near a computer right now to look it up, but the transmission pulley some washers a needle bearing and plastic cam make up the kit. Do a parts search and you will find it.

#250139 Recommend a good dryer review site?

Posted by maytagman on 15 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

I can't tell you a site, but I think the opinions of some of the professional techs here would be as good as any website you will find, especially consumer reports. It has always baffled me how a whirlpool made kenmore product can be rated way above the actual whirlpool branded one. In my opinion I would go with a whirlpool/maytag style dryer and stay away from GE or Frigidaire products.

#249998 GE GSS25LGMF WW Fridge Too Cold

Posted by maytagman on 13 March 2013 - 11:06 PM

It is a pain in the ass, and that is what I have done the few times I have been caught without the part in my van.  I take the assembly apart, remove the broken damper door and use foil tape to block the airway but leave about a 1/4" gap and it seems to work well.  It took a couple days to get the part and get back to one customer and he didn't want me to put the part in because the fridge temp had been fine.  I explained that the tape most likely wouldn't hold up and he would have the same issue again. It will definately work in a pinch though.

#249989 GE GSS25LGMF WW Fridge Too Cold

Posted by maytagman on 13 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

The WR49X10091 is most likely the problem, but when you say you noticed vegetables frozen, is it just stuff in the crisper drawers?  When the evaportator freezes up you can get frozen food in the crispers, but usually things @ the top of the fridge are pretty warm.  I doubt that is the case, but just thought I would mention it.

#249661 Whirlpool IDI Ice Maker/ W10122502 cheap sub?

Posted by maytagman on 07 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

If the mold is ok the other option is to just replace the W10190965 module assy. But for the cost difference it is probably better to replace the whole unit.

#249601 ASKO T721 Loose white wire

Posted by maytagman on 06 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

I can't tell you where it goes, but a terminal that had a wire on it will usually have scrape lines on it. Look at the empty terminals for that. Use a magnifying glass like our parts rep does when we return a opened electrical component box! White would typically be a neutral wire on alot of things, but you never know for sure.

#249447 GE 2001 and newer SXS warm fridge cold freezer

Posted by maytagman on 02 March 2013 - 08:16 PM

Most of those GE's do not have a alarm.

#249365 kenmore not draining completly fixed

Posted by maytagman on 01 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

Well I can't say I have ever tipped one upside down.  I usually just pull it forward, lean it back and work thru that hole in the bottom.  Not a big deal after you do a couple.  I still have no idea why the hell they couldn't leave the lower panel the way it was.  If I remember right they look like they have a lower panel but when you get up close you realize the front is all 1 piece. Just dumb.

#249321 Hotpoint SxS HSS25GFPA

Posted by maytagman on 01 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

Check the instruction sheet that was with the board. If you have the earlier encder model you need to clip one of the wires when you install the new board. If you dont I believe the damper stays closed like it does with the light staying on. Check the serial numbers on the sheet.

It is the thermistor wire in pin 2 of the J1 connector.

#249315 GE 2001 and newer SXS warm fridge cold freezer

Posted by maytagman on 01 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

Well What would be the odds of that helping somebody already? I almost didn't make the post because I thought someone would make a comment about me stating something so obvious to check, but how many times have you ran into someone that took a non heating dryer all apart and after buying a element, thermal fuse and timer they have you come out to tell them they have a blown fuse or bad breaker and only have 120voltsto to the dryer. My 1st thought is always KISS. keep it simple stupid.

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