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#320417 Whirlpool direct drive, won't agitate, but spins

Posted by MicaBay on 20 May 2015 - 11:02 AM

Price of parts, Ease of repairability, more plastic parts, not a great designed.  Doesn't clean cloths as well, more electronic parts which cost over $250 for parts alone.  Just to name a few, simple complaints about the new whirlpool top loaders.

#320405 Samsung Model WF365BTBGWR/A2 water in detergent cup at the end of cycle

Posted by MicaBay on 20 May 2015 - 09:05 AM

Take said dispenser out of the machine and run water into said compartment section to see if it is siphoning correctly.   It may just need a solid cleaning.

#319529 Whirlpool Range (Model SF262LXSQ) Not Heating Up Enough

Posted by MicaBay on 09 May 2015 - 03:20 PM

can you tell if the bake burner glo-bar ignitor is coming on when you set it to bake? The glo-bar should get bright orange and then you should see the flame after a few seconds.
Does the broil burner work?

No.  Because this machine doesn't have a hot surface ignitor.  It is Direct Spark Ignition.  


Here is a link that talks about this machine a little bit.  



A few things to check:

Bake and broil burner screws need to be tight, need to be for grounding.

One of the pins on the back of the spark board  which is on the back of the range.

Make sure the electrode isn't bent too far away from the burner tubes.

Check the gas valve for proper ohms, which is in the tech sheet and also mentioned in the link provided above too.


Search these forums for DSI gas ranges for more info, as I have only seen these once or twice.

#319524 frigidaire circulation motor running in reverse

Posted by MicaBay on 09 May 2015 - 02:55 PM

Are you 100% sure the main motor is turning the wrong way? What are the real symptons you are seeing? Is it filling full of water?  Are the wash arms clogged at all?  There can be no other cause for wrong rotation other than the motor being bad itself.  Even reversing Neutral and Line voltage to the motor would still rotate the same direction.  


Part number: 154844301

Part number: 154844301

#319520 hot point washer model# htwp1400f1ww moters not lasting

Posted by MicaBay on 09 May 2015 - 02:41 PM

One of the more common failures of this design is the mode shifter.  The tend to fail in the locked position.   Does the whole inner basket turn with the agitator during agitate cycle?  

#319505 frigidaire circulation motor running in reverse

Posted by MicaBay on 09 May 2015 - 10:38 AM

How do you know it is running in reverse?  Need a valid model number to know for sure. If this is an old old machine, they were designed to run in one direction for the drain and the other for wash. 


There are many things that would cause lack of wash pressure.  I have yet to see a wrong rotation (on machines designed with a seprate drain pump)  of the main motor be that cause.

#319504 Whirlpool Fridge GB2SHDXTS01 - Replace thermostat, still frosting over

Posted by MicaBay on 09 May 2015 - 10:33 AM

The quickest easiest way to check to see if the relays are sticking closed (staying on when the computer says turn off)  is by turning off the whole unit.  Press down on either display until you see -- -- on each display rather than a number.  Now get down on the floor and listen for that compressor in the back.  Still running?  Yes? If yes, the computer is your problem.  Now with the control showing -- --  take you strongest knuckle and give that control a strong thunk.  Did you just hear the compressor shut off?  Double confirmation of bad control board.

#319502 More Disabled Veteran Woes. WhirlMore 110.22842100

Posted by MicaBay on 09 May 2015 - 10:18 AM

IF you had to put a motor and transmission in this machine, chances are it would still last longer than buying a brand new top load whirlpool....  Also, I wouldn't skip a beat to put a used motor or trans in this machine.  Yes new is going to last longer and be more better, but both the motor and  the trans are not a high failure rate item on these machine.  (thou they can and will fail.)

#319296 Kenmore elite he3 dryer cord/plug incompatibility

Posted by MicaBay on 06 May 2015 - 08:42 AM

The 2 green wires should go together, also the wires should go thru the whole with a strain releife

Wrong.  You do not connect the Neutral and Ground on a 4 wire cord.  On older machines, the equipment bonding jumper is green colored.  Follow that green wire back 6 inches and you will find it is connected directly to Neutral.  Green does not equal an automatic ground.  http://i1316.photobu...zpsqlaqh9fv.jpg

The manufactures figured MOST people had 3 wire plugs in their homes, so lets set the dryer up so MOST dryers would be 3 cord ready, by making that little section of Neutral green.  As time goes on, manufactures switched that EBJ to white, easier set up for less confusion in the future were more homes are 4 cord ready.




That little green/white wire is/does the same exact job as the ground strap.  Only difference, it won't grow legs and walk a way if not needed for a 4 wire set up.


I find it funny how two different Manufactures proved instructions with a sticker picture on the area of the terminal block, yet these machines are still hooked up incorrectly.



From NEMA's National Electric Code

NEC 250.140

Frames of ranges and clothes dryers must be grounded by connection to an equipment grounding conductor.

The exception to Section 250.140 applies to existing branch circuits that were installed under previous editions of the NEC.  The exception permits use of the grounded circuit conductor (the neutral conductor) to be used to ground the frames of ranges, counter-mounted cooking units, wall-mounted ovens, clothes dryers, and associated outlets or junction boxes provided the installation complies with the following requirements:

  1. The equipment is supplied by a 120/240-volt, 3-wire system or a 208/120-volt, 3-phase, 4-wire branch circuit.
  2. The minimum size grounded branch circuit conductor is not smaller than a No. 10 AWG copper or a No. 8 AWG aluminum.
  3. The grounded conductor is insulated unless it is an uninsulated conductor in a SE cable terminated in the service equipment.
  4. Any grounding contacts in receptacles integral to the equipment are bonded to the equipment frame

#318983 Kitchenaid Side x Side Refrigerator KSRP22FNSS00 No Ice

Posted by MicaBay on 01 May 2015 - 08:17 AM

What is the Temp of the freezer? Rule number one of working on any refrigerator, Know thy Temp!  Also, for me, diagnosing a bad part which you installed is one of the hardest things to do.

#318959 GE stacked washer gtun275em1ww i don't have ser @ this time

Posted by MicaBay on 30 April 2015 - 09:22 PM

Been there done that, got the T-shirt to prove it. Make sure you can get the basket off the shaft before you be ordering parts.  May need the basket too... but these here are the parts we needed and used the one time we did this job  Part number: wh01x10618

Part number: wh01x10618

Part number: wh16x10186

Part number: wh16x10186

and just in case I would get an extra seal too Part number: wh08x10063

Part number: wh08x10063

#318873 GE PFS22MISBBB changing thermistor in FF section

Posted by MicaBay on 29 April 2015 - 10:41 PM

GE tells you to change them when they are the old style with the grey epoxy.  Good practice, weather the symptoms call for it or not.

#318622 Nd code Samsung WF330ANW/XAA - won't drain, motor hums

Posted by MicaBay on 25 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

Part number: AP4564724

Part number: AP4564724

1. First I've seen you can get this as an assembly! Did you install the whole assembly or just the drain pump motor?Part number: AP4202690

Part number: AP4202690


Did you buy from a reputable sources?  As in a source that resales used pumps?


 2.  That plastic 90* Elbow is where I have seen 100% of coin blockages on these Samsungs.  


Can you suck the water out of the end of the drain hose with a wet vac? No?  Blockage of some sort.  

#318589 kenmore dryer to long drying 79681272210

Posted by MicaBay on 24 April 2015 - 06:50 PM

Is your machine heating at all?  if yes, look at your dryer venting for airflow blockage.

#318546 Kenmore elite he3 dryer cord/plug incompatibility

Posted by MicaBay on 24 April 2015 - 08:31 AM

Follow the instructions in the video. They are there to protect your life.  Not having the equipment bonding conductor hooked up correctly can and will give you the shock of a lifetime.

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