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#273825 Samsung DV209AEW No heat

Posted by micabay on 10 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

I have 240v on the bare wires coming out of the electrical box behind the dryer, it looks like the actual dryer receptacle is bad!  I'll replace and hopefully be back in business.

HEY!!! Good find!  You'd be surprised how many customers can't or won't believe the problem can and will exist outside of their appliance.

#273387 Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Beeps and Blinks

Posted by micabay on 06 November 2013 - 09:24 AM

F8E1 indicates 'Long Fill'.  This means that the machine is not detecting water coming into the machine from one of the valves.  Because you recently moved it, I would first look very closely at the taps and make sure they are both turned back on and that the fill hoses are not kinked.  

Also, are your hoses "flood safe" hoses?  It is common for flood safe hoses to "trip" anytime the water supply is turned off and back on.




Here is a photo for future reference.

Good Luck!

#273011 Coin operated washer won't start

Posted by micabay on 03 November 2013 - 02:38 PM

The micro switches on the coin mechanism need to be adjusted properly...

While the cam is first pushed, after inserting coins it closes both micro switches for the little motor cam circuit and for the start button circuit. 

Once the start button is pushed, the timer (or computer don't remember which off the top of my head) will close the rest of the motor cam circuit.  When it starts to rotate, the cam will lift the arm of the microswitches, opening the start button circuit but keeping the motor circuit closed until it is lifted the rest of the way at the end of the rotation (about 270 degrees from the both open position.)

Good Luck! 

#272361 Maytag Neptune has stopped working

Posted by micabay on 27 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

in my experience this is more likely a problem with the membrane key pad.  if u can get it in diagnostic mode u can check for a stuck key error code

Same here, but I didn't want to suggest a new membrane until the electronics have had a visual look at it.  If you unplug the user interface or the membrane, while the symptoms are occurring, do the symptoms change, ie stops acting up?  If so, membrane is bad.  If symptoms keep going while the membrane is unplugged.  Motherboard may be the culprit. 

#270763 Kenmore dryer 970-C81062-00 timer doesn't advance (&service manual?)

Posted by micabay on 11 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

Thanks. Looks like I got lucky this time -- with the lintbrick safely sequestered in the tank of my vacuum cleaner and the sensor reinstalled, the timer's now advanced properly through three actual, real loads of actual, real wet --> --> --> dry laundry in a row. A fluke? A short across the sensor due to a piece of tinsel or suchlike in the accumulated lintbrick? Divine intervention? Donno, but at least for the moment it's stopped me needing to buy any new parts, thus decreasing my contribution to keeping the economy rolling, which means it must be Obama's fault or something. ;-)

Also a good maintence act, is taking a green scrub pad to the surface of those sensor bars. They tend to get coated with fabric softener over time. When they be coated, they won't sense.


Posted by micabay on 10 October 2013 - 06:10 PM

Here's your problem....you're benefiting from EXPERIENCE here...just about made me nuts when I had this exact issue.
the gas system at this house is a medium pressure system (2lb)...therefore, you must have a regulator BEFORE the appliance regulator, to step it down to usable pressure (7" ng ,11" lp ).
Since the MP reg. Is missing, there is too much back pressure against the safety valve for it to open...UNTIL you turn a top burner,thereby relieving the back pressure and allowing the valve to open.


Good to know I was on the right track with the regulator in my above reply!! Thanks Kurtius!

#270542 Kenmore 80 series top load washer

Posted by micabay on 08 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I've ordered a new shift cam and will replace it. I'll also take another look at the shift actuator, but it didn't appear to be damaged in any way. I do know about the disc and ball bearing that reside beneath the agitator shaft and will be careful not to lose them. I'll post the results of my handiwork and your advice as soon as I've finished. I'm enjoying this rebuild, but my wife is losing patience! Sorry for the overlap in forums. I'm new to this...

p.s. I did carefully inspect the motor coupling for cracks and wear, but it seems to be in perfect shape.



Tell your wife that a few patients are worth losing to repair this machine. All new machines currently on the market aren't built as strong as this one.

#270541 GE Monogram fridge/freezer, Thermador professional convection oven, Amana com...

Posted by micabay on 08 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

It's possible your main breaker has tripped but only one of the phases. Try resetting it by turning off and on a few times. Unlikely this was the cause but, it is a very cheap and easy fix to check! Also try resetting the breakers for the range and for the dryer too.

If this doesn't work, you probably had a good surge to your home. Which would be worth your time to contact your utility about the repairs needed, ie they may cover the cost.

#270021 electronic defrost control

Posted by micabay on 03 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Do you ever get lucky and not have to change the harness Reg? I know I don't! Lol

Nope!! We had two just this week. What a pain to reassemble everything. Then the back screw which is 3 inches long and only bites half the time. Makes you wonder what they were thinking. Most other brands have an easy compartment in the back of the fridge. Not Electrolux!

#269806 Samsung Washer WF206BNWXAA not spinning or pumping all water out.

Posted by micabay on 01 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

also, what kind of load was the customer washing?  All too often people are unaware of out of balanced issues.  These front loaders need to be loaded with like in kind materials.  Not mixing towels with polar Fleases and what not.

#268824 Where is Darwin when you need him?

Posted by micabay on 20 September 2013 - 09:14 AM

Went out on a WP Duet Sport matching washer and dryer. Washer needed new drain pump. Dryer needed new thermofuses and element.

Now the dryer needed the vent cleaned. This vent took two of us almost 45 mins to clean. One of the worst ones we have seen. (We usually pass the really bad ones onto someone else.) didnt look bad on the outside.

Turns out had a birds nest about 6 feet inside the first section.... After we get all done, he gets his bill, quite large I might add... Takes it in stride. Then we find out, he's on the states fire commission.... Career fireman... This guy makes a living putting out dryer fires, amount others. At least once a week he put out a dryer fire, for over 25 years...

#267925 Maytag disherwasher will not start

Posted by micabay on 11 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

A common thing is the touch membrane going bad on Maytag built dishwashers. How old is this?

#266889 GE Side by Side TFS28PPDA BS freezer working but not Refrigerator

Posted by micabay on 03 September 2013 - 08:49 AM

Also, you need to fully defrost the Evap coils before the fridge will fully function properly.

#266736 Kenmore Dryer Thermal Fuse On Element Housing

Posted by micabay on 02 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

What about the wiring? Is it good and tight? Any burnt marks on the female connectors? Loose connections can cause resistance ie extra heat at that spot.

Door seal? Drum seal? Blower housing seal? Blower wheel function fully? Proper blower wheel? (Once found one that was wrong for machine and undersized) Vent hood fully connected? Vent screen clean?

#266504 Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer MDG9700AWW won't maintain heat

Posted by micabay on 30 August 2013 - 08:41 PM

Because long runs build up lent faster than short runs...

With that in mind you either have a mediocre vent guy or a mediocre repair man. If you have the same problem with the dryer unhooked from the vent, your repair man may need replaced...

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