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Kokanee Ranger

Member Since 22 May 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 31 2015 05:22 PM

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LG washer WM1812CW water level

21 February 2015 - 05:07 PM

I’m working on a LG washer WM1812CW where the water level is too low. In a normal wash the clothes will get wet but there is no shallow pool of water to plop into.

In diagnostics I get a water level reading with 2 digits 51 when empty and 42 when the water valve shuts off with a reasonable amount of water in the washer.

From the troubleshooting guide I should be seeing 3 digits as in “241: a Water level frequency of 241 x.1 kHz = 24.1 kHz “.


This started with owner washing an old dog blanket that had come apart in the wash. He cleaned out the drain but the water level was never the same after.

To be throe I removed the rubber bowl under the tub and blew through the water level hose . There was no obstruction and the bowl was perfectly clean.


At this point I changed out the water level switch with no change . In diagnosis a 2 digit display of 51-42.


I have changed out water level switches on LG front loads before. In both cases the water levels were too high with water leaking out the door boot.

In diagnostics on these two I saw a 3 digit reading of around 215 before changing the part and testing with reading within range of 250-650 after and proper water levels after.


Any ideas where to go from here.

CBC Marketplace repairmen unpluged

23 January 2015 - 10:55 PM

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on appliances being made today .




Enjoy !

Moffat dryer RCKH315EHWW smoking

25 October 2014 - 03:26 PM

First time working on this Slovenian piece of engendering.


Costumer complaint unit started smoking and they shut it down.

Found the front felt seal out of place and the drum jammed.

The motor shaft had burned through the drive belt. Hence the smoking.


This unit is not front serviceable and the install was part of the four plus hour working on this unit.

Washer installed in a small closet in the bathroom 18” off the floor , dryer stacked on top.

This closet was built a foot away from the toilet.

After unstacking and removing 40 plus screws ( not an exaggeration )

I removed the top, both side panels , fan-heater cover and removed enough screws on the front cover to

be able to replace the front felt seal.

There is no belt tensioner on this one.

 Fed the new belt over the fan in the back undid the bolt on the rear bearing and slipped it over the backside.

Not easily done as the belt seems under sized.


Did a test run with the dryer on the toilet seat. The belt runs on grooves between the motor and the fan.

Now the metal fan at the end of the motor shaft is scraping on the sheet metal on the back of the unit.

I had to adjust the fan blades for clearance.

With the top off I could see the belt had moved back to the edge of the drum where it had been running before.

Problem is the grooved belt no longer running in the grooves on the motor output shaft.


I think I have to go back and move the motor shaft one inch to the rear to line up the grooves and clearance the fan.


Anyone run into this before ?

GE dryer DCVH480EKWW does not complete cycle.

14 October 2014 - 06:35 PM

Runs for half a cycle and shuts down , no beeps , no display , no codes.

Will restart after it cools down only to shut down again.


In diagnostics no stored codes ,

Thermistor reads 20K ohms at 100 f , sounds about right .

From wiring diagram hi limit thermostat shuts down the heater only near as I can tell.


I'm thinking the control board on this Samsungy piece of engineering

Anyone else run into this …

Or any thoughts before I go back with a board.

Whirlpool Dishwasher DU930PWPS 0 incomplete drain

29 September 2014 - 09:35 PM

Need a little help with an old school Whirlpool dishwasher. Incomplete drains .

Made the mistake of leaving some water in the sump when disassembling .

Removed the screen and found two white balls floating around .

Where the hell do these little MF's go .

Tried them both in the oval on the right and again with one in a spot just to the left of the oval and the other inside.

Replaced the screen costumer thought their was a dead mouse inside … just a bunch of woolly stuff .

Only the second one of these I have seen the and other one didn't have a drain problem.

Costumer got the unit when they bought the house. From day one it never drained fully .

They would hit the" cancel drain" after a wash and most of the water would go away most of the time.

Drain hose is clear and the drain function seems to work better the second time around.

This unit had been worked on before … no tech-sheet .

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