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#307915 gge390lx whirlpool range/double oven

Posted by MicaBay on Yesterday, 09:45 AM

C'mon Mica! Give a full model number. There are 15+ model numbers listed from what you posted. You know how whirlpool works. A slight variation in model number can make all the difference in what tech sheet you need. Post up a FULL number brother!

crap.... looks like ill have to check this out to get the model.  That number was what the customer gave us... ugh, i dislike going out unprepared...

#307307 Kenmore (aka Whirlpool) 26882 Top Load Washer

Posted by MicaBay on 09 November 2014 - 12:31 AM

Another issue when I looked under the machine....it has leaked a good deal of (I assume) trans oil, most probably leaky gasket too but it spread all under the machine (around 2 ft by 2 ft).........think its about done?

Leaking? My supervisor took a used transmission and drained the oil out of it and ran it 100% empty of oil for over a year, with heavy use. Yes you can buy a brand new $500 washer but it ain't going to last you nearly as long as repairing this machine.

#306636 Kenmore 28002 Washer (WMV) completes cycle and then restarts

Posted by MicaBay on 28 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

Your machine is in a factory test, continuous run mode. Is this machine brand new?

#306168 concrete block in GGw9200LW2 Duet Dryer

Posted by MicaBay on 22 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

I believe it is meant to prevent movement of unit while tumbling. If moved to the right it will cause excessive movement or thumping.While tumbling it tosses clothing to the right.

Thanks for the insite on why they have a counter weight in this dryer.  Because most machines don't have weight added on to them I haven't seen one yet with the weight inside.

#303992 Whirlpool Gold GD25DIXHS02 - defrost heater 2323198

Posted by MicaBay on 23 September 2014 - 08:03 PM

I tested it on a non-GFI and then forced it into the defrost cycle, no problem the defrost heater gets hot immediately. Only problem leaving it that way is the non-GFI outlet is a drop from the ceiling in the middle of the garage and I had to use a heavy duty extension cord. I'll probably end up adding a dedicated outlet for the fridge in the garage, but I'm really curious as to whether the defrost heater is supposed to have continuity from the terminals to the outer casing. I tried calling a local appliance parts place to see I could bring a multimeter and test one before buying it but they said no.

No it should be compleatly open from the terminals to the outer casing. As you can see many techs would have dismissed the GFCI as the problem, where the heater is your main problem. Good catch!! The GFCI was jus doing the job it was designed to do.

According the the 2014 NEC (national electric code) all recepicles in the garage need to be GFCI. It would be best to check with your local miniciple code office to fine out for sure before replacing any GFCI or AFCI recepicles.

#303928 Kenmore Model 10661192100 Condenser Fan Motor?

Posted by MicaBay on 23 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

Thanks so much, Maytag1 and BrianS, for your insight.


The part is ordered, and should be here Wednesday. I will report on the outcome, as soon as possible.


Can you think of any other reason why the exterior is hot, or is the Condenser Fan a probable cause?

Could be something simple as a little critter got stuck in the fan blade.  Only way to know for sure is to get eyes in the back there. 

#302430 Kenmore gas dryer 87680100 igniter glows only sometimes

Posted by MicaBay on 02 September 2014 - 09:37 PM

The latest discovery:

If the unit is turned on, but the igniter doesn't activate, and a strategic karate chop is applied to the top of the heater box (where the hi-limit thermostat is), the igniter then decides to work.


So can an old surface mount thermostat be "sticky" somehow, so that may intermittently fail even if they show continuity when tested?

Where is a samurai when you need him?

Are you getting 120 volts to both sides of that cycling themostat when it set to heat, after it has sat off for a few mins (to cool any heat that may have tripod it), then restarted the dryer?  When it does decide to ignite, what does the flame look like?  Is it flowing very quickly or is it badly flowing and engulfing the burner head?

#302231 Kenmore 800 model 29822801 overfilling

Posted by MicaBay on 30 August 2014 - 03:55 PM

It could be the temperature switch, but make sure the pressure hose, which goes from the temperature switch down to the bottom of the tub isn't clogged up.  If it is clear of gunk, then that switch should be the fix.  Also,  that part is a tad cheaper from APP than repair clinic, and gives you the same or better return policy!

Part number: AP4459660

Part number: AP4459660

#302230 GE Front Load WCVH6260FWW - noisy spin cycle

Posted by MicaBay on 30 August 2014 - 03:47 PM

Take the back panel off and make sure that nut on the big pulley is tight.  I have seen once or twice where that will be loose.  If that is tight, then use you have bad bearings.... and bad bearings typically mean it is cheaper to replace the whole machine rather than repair.

Keep us in the loop to let us know

Thanks good luck,


#302102 Kenmore 417.40412700 will not start

Posted by MicaBay on 29 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

I was recently here and with your help I managed to get this washer repaired by replacing the control board. It worked fine for about a month but now it stopped working with new symptoms.

Now when I set it to wash and pull the knob the door lock light will turn on but no activity comes from the washer. The door is not locked despite the door lock light on. I thought it might not be sensing the incoming water pressure so I changed the water temp setting from cold to hot figuring that maybe the incoming cold water sensor was bad but the result was the same. I also changed the main control board to the old one just in case the new one went bad but no change.

My tech head is telling me the control board is not happy with some sensor or condition and it will not allow the washer to start.

Is there any test I can do to figure out what part is bad?

I would be looking closer at the door locking mechanism. Fairly common failure item on these machines.  Common enough, our company carries this part on the truck.   Part number: AP4455026

Part number: AP4455026

#301594 Jenn Air jfc2089wep2 leaking water

Posted by MicaBay on 21 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

Thanks for the quick reply:) I haven't removed the evaporator cover in the freezer and cleared the ice as I wanted to avoid this painful step ....but it seems it's a necessary evil. I take it how I placed the notched grommet makes no difference.. but I do recall a comment that the grommet was placed  too high to work properly....?

Thanks Again!


There is a very easy thing you can to instead of disassemble the back cover..... So simple....  Open the fridge door and freezer door and unplug the unit.  Let it sit for 3 or 4 days, and then plug it back in.   You will be good to go....  If this isn't an option (which most likely it isn't)  you'll be needing to remove that back cover and manually defrost that ice!


Good Luck


I froce unit into defrost n use a steamer  to defrost frozen drian after repair. Always avoiding having to dismattle freezer rails n readjusting roller cams on rails 

How do you deal with the ice ball build up on the cap tube without taking that back cover off?

#301268 Whirlpool washer WTW6800WL1, shaking

Posted by MicaBay on 18 August 2014 - 09:49 AM

Also, lift the basket and make sure there isn't too much side to side play.

#299803 Whirlpool Duet Washer W10252714A squeaks

Posted by MicaBay on 28 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

I think I am out of luck.  The drum will barely even turn now and not without grinding.  That is manually.  So to answer Thirstytech:  yes.  I watched a video on replacing the bearings (ok most of it).  Is this even possible on this model?  I am hearing no because it is all essentially one big part, so to speak.

pop the back panel off and get eyeballs on that big pulley.  look just beyond that pulley at the bearings?  do you see a trail of rust coming from the bearings?  if so, you need a new washing machine.  If so, here's the cloths washer that we get the least amount of calls on:  http://www.acehardwa...&pla=pla_964453

#299630 Maytag Neptune MDE5500AYW Moisture Sensor

Posted by MicaBay on 26 July 2014 - 02:59 PM



Here, I spent a few minutes of my only day off this week to snap a couple photos of a Maytag Neptune Electric Dryer moisture sensors connections, just for you!

Edit: the wife wasn't pleased with me when I took her dryer apart for a photo-shoot. But that's okay, it gave me something to do besides the dishes :-)

#299038 My freezer don't seem to work

Posted by MicaBay on 18 July 2014 - 11:19 PM

"We have an old freezer that's not really cold enough" . . . . . They are great customers and great people. All I could do was scratch my head about how the hell do you defrost this thing?? It had to weigh 1000 pounds. I tried to tilt it and it wouldn't budge, I just started laughing.

:woot:  unplug it... see you two weeks from tomorrow!

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