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#291218 Door lock GE washer model WCVH6800J1WW

Posted by micabay on Today, 12:59 PM

Man - I hate to see how bad GE reams customers on the parts!!!!!


Here's the Whirlpool same exact part - $67.58 @ less then half the cost of the GE packaged one - $146.15:

Part number: 8182634

Part number: 8182634

Smasung For the WIN!!  $37.86


Part number: AP4205355

Part number: AP4205355

#291211 Nutz, Maytag Gas Dryer MGD9700 giving me fits again

Posted by micabay on Today, 11:52 AM

When you turn the dryer on, does the igniter come on? Should start to glow within 30 seconds.

#290998 Neptune MAH7500

Posted by micabay on 16 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

Would you change the oil in your car if you had a flat tire? Your washer is full of water, yes? Look towards the device that primary job is to get rid of that water, the drain pump. A WetVac is your best friend when you need to pump water out manually.
Unhook the drain pump and look for foreign objects, coins hair clips and such.

#290778 Leaking whirlpool washer Model# RTW4440XQ0

Posted by micabay on 14 April 2014 - 08:52 AM

An intermittent tub seal leak?  Unlikely.  Does this machines neutral drain work?  One likely cause would be the water whirl pooling over the edge if it started spinning right away.  Also, if the basket was pushed forward (out of balanced load), we have seen much leakage because of the basket not lining the fill spout...  

Once had a case where the machine would only leak intermittently.  The drain was spliced into the same drain as the shower.  So, it would back fill the machine went into drain, while someone was showering...

How fast was the cold water entering?  Did it seem like it was stopping when voltage was removed from the valve?

#290330 Tankless - My plumbing supply house pooh-poohed them?

Posted by micabay on 08 April 2014 - 11:32 PM

If you own a dishwasher, I wouldn't recommend going tankless...  Most dishwashers don't fill at a fast enough rate to trigger the heater.  Then it fills with cold water.  Filling dishwashers with cold water isn't recommended by most manufactures.  Also, on some designs of dishwashers, it will lock you out if it takes too long for the water to reach the proper temp.  The heating element helps, but isn't always good enough to get the water up to temp.

#290181 Frigidaire Gas Dryer drum not turning

Posted by micabay on 07 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Some Maytag engineer may have had a time machine 20 or more years ago and read this thread....

#289082 Whirlpool dishwasher DU1300XTVS1 shuts itself off

Posted by micabay on 25 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

Is it failing under load or does it go into drain right away?     Does the motor loose voltage when it stops?  How are the wire connections in the junction box? (Usually romex, but sometimes it is corded) 

#289076 LLOOOONNGG vent pipe cleaning advice

Posted by micabay on 25 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Another thing, the dryer is running on air fluff while cleaning.  Get yourself a good reusable dust mask.  It'll save you from hacking up while making out the bill!

#289074 LLOOOONNGG vent pipe cleaning advice

Posted by micabay on 25 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

We use the Lint Eater that can be purchased at most any Lowe's  http://www.lowes.com...ge=1&facetInfo=


Also, we used Chimney cleaning rods (harder stiffer and bigger) attached between the drill and Lint Eater, with custom made connector, for the straight portion of the dryer run.  The down fall, you can't go around any bends with them.  Also, you risk breaking off the Lint Eater portion by pushing against a 90 degree turn...




Most cleaning events are done within 15-30 mins.  We don't do just dryer vents.  Must have us out working on the dryer first.  That way we get to pick and choose which vents get attention, from us.

#287823 VMW Whirlpool

Posted by micabay on 14 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

Looks like two flavors:


Part number: AP4539682

Part number: AP4539682




Part number: AP5176613

Part number: AP5176613

Twas what I was afraid of.  I like how you are forced into buying a spendy motor rather than just replacing a $10 pulley.  Unbelievable.  Rather the build quality of their product.  The only thing worse than plastic is stryofoam.  (I'm looking at you Samsung)

I see vanilla and chocolate.  Where is strawberry?

God forbid we get a good choice like strawberry!

#287705 West Bend Poppery model 5459

Posted by micabay on 13 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

microwave bags and Keurig k-cups coffee for me... although when I get in a snobby mood I'll use a whirlypop for popcorn and a burr grinder and french press for coffee.   My snobby moods have become less and less.... but even at my snobbiest I never roasted my own coffee..... too cool. 

Freshly roasted coffee is like comparing a can of bud light to draft of locally brewed ale.  Night and Day.

#285411 Samsung washer bellow

Posted by micabay on 21 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

How does Samsung continue to stay in business with their quality look ups and readily available parts selection?

#284611 Bosch SHV4303 broke - Is it worth fix'n?

Posted by micabay on 15 February 2014 - 09:44 AM

What I know to be true about Bosch Dishwashers: The average age is about 10 years old when we work on them.  Compared to Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and the occasional Maytag, which are about 5-7 years old.  The Samsungs and LGs tend to be 5 or less years old.

#284098 How to find info and manuals in the vast repository of wisdom that is Applian...

Posted by micabay on 10 February 2014 - 10:33 AM

I'm a child of the internet, had access for over 15 years.  This is the first time I've heard of the term "wildcards."  This will be a great tool to use in the future! Thanks Samurai!

#282053 RS2555SL Dead after regional power failure. Now only lights working.

Posted by micabay on 22 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

Just went out on a samsung sxs, had a huge surge at customers house.  We checked the Inverter board and the control board... Control looked besides the blown fuse, and the inverter was shot.  Replaced inverter and changed fuse on the control.  Plugged back in, nothing.   No power anywhere.  Took the lower back panel and there was a filter board, blown out.  Bypassed temporary, and got the fridge going.  


So, check behind the lower panel too.  These Samsungs have more PCB than the space shuttle!

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