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#297777 Can I wire a 4 wire receptacle to a 3 wire source?

Posted by Spannerwrench on 02 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

You can hook up the white to the ground and neutral, but it really defeats the purpose of separating the ground and neutral.


#297701 KSRB25FHSS01 water dispenser won't shut off

Posted by Spannerwrench on 01 July 2014 - 05:08 PM

I hate to state the obvious, and don't mean to offend anyone, but you say when the valve is turned on it continues even though you stop pressing the lever. Did you change the filter recently? If so you will need to flush couple of of gallons through the system to remove air, I've been out on a lot of service calls where that's the only problem.

#297085 Whirlpool ghw9150pw4 control locked light on, nothing works.

Posted by Spannerwrench on 24 June 2014 - 06:56 AM

There is a button somewhere one the control panel that you press for three seconds to lock and unlock the control, it is a child lock. The is also most likely a small picture of a padlock on the button.

#296987 Dacor ERSD36 F1 Error

Posted by Spannerwrench on 23 June 2014 - 08:04 AM

There is a resettable cutout next to the latch that will stop the heat.

#296771 Random Sparking when Burners are off (Kenmore Gas Range Model# 79078511401)

Posted by Spannerwrench on 20 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

Random? Make sure all of the burner caps, bases and orifices are completely clean.

#296769 GE PROFILE hood ZV850S B2SS

Posted by Spannerwrench on 20 June 2014 - 03:46 PM

Is everything hooked up, because there may be triacs in the board, if there is it will not let voltage through without a load.

#296593 Harper Wyman Spark Module 6540 - Stop the Sparking!

Posted by Spannerwrench on 18 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

You need to start swapping the wires on the igniters until it fixes it. Basically it's not wired properly.

#296584 What the hell is wrong with the dishwasher engineers these days?

Posted by Spannerwrench on 18 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

I liked the original Fisher Paykel dishdrawers. Easy to diagnose and repair, and generated LOT$ of COD service calls. The later "enhancements"......Feh. I'm still having nightmares about the F9.

Ya, that F9 is a pain, it can be pretty much anything. I've had a few of them and each time it's a different component and the only way to find it, at least the easiest is to pull out the full service manual and ohm out every single component from the board.

#296375 Viking Range VDSC LED Error Codes

Posted by Spannerwrench on 14 June 2014 - 06:16 AM

Try this.



Diagnostic Quick Sheet -VDSC530-536 and 548 T series

#296047 Bosch Dishwasher SHU43C06UC / 14 not evacuating water properly

Posted by Spannerwrench on 09 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

Make sure that there's a high loop installed n the drain line. That's not much water so it could be flowing back after it drains, that little check flap won't stop the water if there's no high loop.

#295348 Sick of Not Making Any Money

Posted by Spannerwrench on 03 June 2014 - 05:39 PM

Where's that tm logo after APPLIANTOLOGY BURN-OUT??

#295041 Miele G892 diagnostics

Posted by Spannerwrench on 31 May 2014 - 10:52 AM

Try turning the impeller in the wash motor while it's pulled, if at first there is quite a bit if resistance that us most likely the problem. If that works and it reoccurs frequently then you need to replace the motor, very $$$.

#294997 GE Monogram Fridge ZISS420DXSS works too good!

Posted by Spannerwrench on 30 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

Here's the values.

Temperature in Degrees F
Resistance in K Ohms

#294985 GE Monogram Fridge ZISS420DXSS works too good!

Posted by Spannerwrench on 30 May 2014 - 12:44 PM

If you ran the on board diagnostics it will not give you a definitive answer if the thermistors are good or bad. You would need to actually take some resistance measurements at the control to verify that the thermistors are good.

#293458 Don't buy a new non-resetable thermal limiter - FP OD302 oven

Posted by Spannerwrench on 12 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

If it tripped. It tripped for a reason, that's why in certain situations they use non-resettable bi-metals. They don't want someone to just pushing the reset button without addressing the problem.

Also, the resettable bi-metals wear after getting reset from thermal fatigue and arcing of the contacts and may not respond properly in the future.

And, also, the are bound by UL to use certain types of safety thermostats in certain places.

Also, again, no manufacturer wants to put money in the pockets of the repair guy. If anything, an expensive brand like FnP wants you to have a good experience with their product that way when you need a new one, for whatever reason, you purchase another one of theirs.

I'm not critiquing your work, plenty of ingenuity.

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