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#314217 Sub zero650/s

Posted by PDuff on 26 February 2015 - 04:39 PM

EC 24 indicates a defrost underheat problem.  Plus the refrigerator evaporator thermistor is reading a little on the cold side.  And since it's too cold in the refrigerator section, it appears the refrigerator compartment thermistor is not reading correctly.

#314215 Frigidaire front load washer Model GLTF2940FE2

Posted by PDuff on 26 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

It's good to be able to pre-diagnose and complete a call on the first trip, but it may backfire with this type of customer.  Especially when it could be just a drain restriction.

Advise the customer you'll have to check the unit before rendering an estimate.


That's funny.  While typing this reply, I received a phone call from a customer wanting to know how much to repair an Affinty washer that won't spin.  I advised him of the service call charge and that we would have to check the unit first.  Small world.

#314211 Miele washer W1918 - no spin, sometimes

Posted by PDuff on 26 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

Victory!  Calling the customer ahead of time to start a cycle will definitely help to catch the problem in the act.


Either that or your Dad scared it to death.

#314131 Kenmore refrigerator 106.8536780 garage kit available?

Posted by PDuff on 25 February 2015 - 01:03 PM

I'm just glad to see a 30 year old Whirlpool made refrigerator still chugging along, even on the frozen tundra.

#314130 Thermador PRG366 XLO ignitor problem

Posted by PDuff on 25 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

Simmer Control kit should square it away.  Might also check continuity of the two XLO gas solenoid coils while you're at it.

#314128 Bosch Dishwasher SHE55R55UC/64 Drain Problems

Posted by PDuff on 25 February 2015 - 12:15 PM

Possibly a sticking float switch at the water inlet assembly located on the left side of the unit.  Usually cleaning the chamber of any debris remedies the problem.  Also check the base for any signs of a leak that may actuate the safety float.

#314127 Kitchenaid Built-In Refrigerator Wont Start: KSSO48FMX00

Posted by PDuff on 25 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

As long as the compressor windings check good ('bout 9 ohms) and the difficulty entering diagnostic mode, sounds like the Gemini control is bad.  Even with the correct voltage readings to the inverter, I expect it's possible for the board for fail under a load.


I wonder why the previous servicer needed to charge the system if the only part replaced was the inverter?

#312671 LG Dryer DLE4801W randomly dies

Posted by PDuff on 04 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

I expect the X2 relay on the Main PCB is at fault.  Perform the voltage checks to be sure.  If you catch the motor idle when it should be running, tap that relay and see if the motor fires up.

#312644 Whirlpool duet dryer model GEW9250PL1 will not use all dialed settings?

Posted by PDuff on 04 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

There is a button/led function test as well as resistance checks for the interface buttons and selector switch listed in the technical sheet.  Even if all of the leds illuminate during the diagnostic test, you may still have a faulty interface assembly.

#312198 E52 error code on Frigidaire Washer: Model GLT2940FS2

Posted by PDuff on 28 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

Having trouble with that model number, but the plug should be on the rear of the motor.  Some meters have a 100 or 200 ohms setting, or maybe an auto setting.  If the resistance of the winding is within range, concentrate on the speed control.  Unplug and resecure all wire connectors and recheck operation before replacing.

#312183 Cause of oven element shorting

Posted by PDuff on 28 January 2015 - 08:44 AM

In my experience it seems that mid model Frigidaire electronic range controls are affected more than other makes by arced bake elements.  If in doubt, check for proper voltage to the shorted element.

#310005 Whirlpool Model LCE4332PQ1, S/N CR01342508

Posted by PDuff on 23 December 2014 - 11:03 AM

Sounds like a weak brake actuator solenoid not properly disengaging.  Solenoid should read between 710 and 870 ohms.  Might have to replace the splutch assembly for any possible damage as well.

#310002 Thermador PG486GEBS/02 - not maintaining temp

Posted by PDuff on 23 December 2014 - 10:47 AM

With the absence of any error codes indicated by the flashing oven leds, and the revisions made to the replacement main control boards (I went half blind with all of the terminal changes on the last one I replaced), I'd probably replace the control.


Any other symptoms (fans, oven lights, etc)?

#307735 A9700 - Not doing anything.

Posted by PDuff on 17 November 2014 - 02:14 PM

Check the fuse and the check switch located near the lid switch for continuity.  The knob should go back on the timer shaft easy enough, and secured with the metal spring clip.

#306769 Kenmore Side by Side Fridge is Warm Model 795.76203.901

Posted by PDuff on 30 October 2014 - 12:12 PM

The FF error on this LG made darling would indicate a problem with the evaporator fan motor.

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