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#294816 Samsnung Dryer dv410aew/xaa

Posted by MicaBay on 28 May 2014 - 10:25 PM

Are you talking about the one beside the thermistor on motor housing?

The one beside the thermistor on motor housing?

yes.... the other one (also knows at the high limit) is not in the motor circuit, therefor the motor isn't running because the fuse that is most likely blown is in the motor circuit.

#294732 Whirlpool Dish Washer - Replaced Pump Motor Still not working

Posted by MicaBay on 28 May 2014 - 09:27 AM

What about your spray arms?  Take a close look at all the holes.... if there is food particles or other crud blocking them, the water can't be sprayed out....  No water spraying out= not good for dishwashing cleaning ability.... also are you running the hot water to the sink before you start the dishwasher?

#294655 LG DLE7177WM "Dry" "Cooling" immediately

Posted by MicaBay on 27 May 2014 - 08:13 AM

ok, as i was typing all that, i realized, unhooked from the vent, heat, hooked to the vent, no heat.  tested this theory.  it's the venting.  i'm going to get this:  http://www.homedepot...-AMCC/202263010 to replace the bendy-straw style, because it is super close.  what do you think?

Those restrict the airflow quite a bit.  I would only use that if it vents directly out the wall, and even then I would be hesitant.... virtually a 6 inch vent run.

#294622 Kenmore front loading washer (417.42142100) excessive noise during spin cycle

Posted by MicaBay on 26 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

Grasp the top ,front edge of the inner basket and try to move it up and down. Is there a bit of play there? I feel sure there is...if so, you have broken basket support spider...time to go shopping.


I have a 12 year old Kenmore model 417.42142100 front loading washer. The past month or so, we have noticed more than the usual amount of noise/vibration during the spin cycle. It seems as if the drum may be a bit loose. Is there an easy/straightforward way to check what may be causing this?

#294584 Whirlpool GX5SHDXVQ02 Refrigerator warm/Evap frosting up

Posted by MicaBay on 25 May 2014 - 07:48 PM

Adjust down, untill the display shows -  and - 

Instead of 0 it shows the dashes and the fans should turn off and compressor should be off, but usually the relay is stuck.

#294513 LER3624EQ0, AGAIN!?

Posted by MicaBay on 24 May 2014 - 06:12 PM

Air flow.... Most of the time the thermo cutout blows, is because of restricted air flow...    Unhook the dryer from the vent and feel how strong it is blowing.   Now rebook it up and compare before and after...  You should not have the hose pinched or crunched at all.  4 inches reduced down to 3 inches = almost cut in half air flow.

#294358 GE Monogram mod# Zics360nmcr refridgerator door not swinging free

Posted by MicaBay on 22 May 2014 - 11:08 PM

I would start by inspecting the bushing between the door and the hinge.  You can uses most any nylon washer for a bushing but if you are unsuccessful there, a new genuine manufacture bushing is always the path of least resistance. Part number: AP3670557

Part number: AP3670557

#294215 lg

Posted by MicaBay on 21 May 2014 - 08:50 AM

No warranty work is for the cool kids. No warranty work here. You can't tell me what I should be paid! I make the rules. Hahahahaha

Same strategy has worked for over 20 years that my pops-in-law has been in the business.  Quality over quantity....

#294027 KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDS011JWH0 - Thermal Fuse Blown

Posted by MicaBay on 19 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

Replaced the thermal fuse, heater element and control board as a pair a few days ago.  Everything went in fine and the dishwasher worked fine for half a dozen or so cycles.  Today it was in a cycle where I had set High-Temp Scrub and Sani Rinse and the fuse blew.  No apparent indications of anything wrong on the control board.


The previous failure mode was a blown K2 relay and control board damage apparently related to a heater element issue.  The thermal fuse had blown also.  I replaced all three.


I watched the video about replacing the new thermal fuse and noted two things.


1. I did not clip the old connectors and use the new harness when replacing the new fuse as they seemed to fit just fine.  If that is important, I will use when I replace the new fuse but I'd sure like to know why/how that makes any difference and if that explains why mine blew.


2. I notice on the video that the control board in the video has a cover shield.  My dishwasher does not and the open control board faces the back of the metal door panel.  Made me wonder if the heat from the inside of the dishwasher during the sanitary wash/rinse made the inside of the door panel too hot and ultimately caused the fuse to blow.


Any thoughts why the fuse blew and what I should do about it.  What temperature is the fuse set to act?


Please follow the instructions.  The fuse will be prone to blow again if you don't.  Loose connections/old heated up/corroded connections cause resistance which = heat in the future.

#294005 Point me in the right direction, please...

Posted by MicaBay on 18 May 2014 - 09:23 PM

On the front of this machine near the bottom left square plastic door.  Open it  to see a cap, about 3 inches in diameter on the front of the drain pump.  Easily comes out by turning it counter clock wise.  Might want a wet vac handy for water.

#293673 Does My Maytag Washer Have Warranty For This?

Posted by MicaBay on 14 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

Front Loads, Uh...

Better than the top loaders on the current US market....

#293507 whirlpool model wtw4950xw2

Posted by MicaBay on 13 May 2014 - 08:35 AM

Checking the pulley is the first thing we do on this design machine BEFORE it is ran at all.  It is that common for that pulley to come loose.

#293467 Maytag Maxima mhw6000 water level

Posted by MicaBay on 12 May 2014 - 08:02 PM

Why would you want to raise the water level?  Is it using less water than when it was new?

#293443 Don't buy a new non-resetable thermal limiter - FP OD302 oven

Posted by MicaBay on 12 May 2014 - 01:47 PM

You must not live in the United States. The lawyers would have a field day if anything happend to the house (ie fire) after the repair was done as so. Not saying there isn't anything unsafe from your repair. Just saying it wasn't recommended by the orginal manufacture, and repair company has to CYA.

Also, because the type of repair isn't recommended by the manufacture, the state would have a field day on my electrical certificate. Something I have spend countless hours earning, which is legally required to keep in business.

#293348 Got my AllDolly

Posted by MicaBay on 11 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

I think the boot camp will be more useful in the short and long run.  Knowledge will always trump strength.  Customers will be understanding when you tell them you need a second set of hands for the wall oven or stackable dryers.

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