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#319253 ge inverter washer motor failure

Posted by johntech on Yesterday, 05:53 PM

I consider all Ge washers failures but no more motor failures then normal on my end.

#319039 freezer at 30°F, frig at 65 what is wrong? 3638784480

Posted by johntech on 02 May 2015 - 07:19 AM

First thing I would check is if the compressor and condensor fan are running when it is supposed to be cooling. Condensor fan located in back compartment by compressor. Then o would check to see if the evaporator fan inside freezer is running when it should be cooling. If both fans are moving air then You will need to take the back of the freezer apart and look at the evaporator coils after it has been plugged in for a day. They should have an even frost pattern. If they are only frosted on top then you have a refrigerant leak. If it is a big block of ice then you have a defrost problem.


Posted by johntech on 29 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

When you blow through the pressure tube disconnect it at the pressure switch and give it a real hard blow so that air goes into the wash tub just i case some gookus is in the tube. some of them don't have much water in them.

#318529 Kitchenaid KSCS25INSS00 compressor cooling fan not working

Posted by johntech on 24 April 2015 - 06:48 AM

An inverter board controls motors, also called mcu or motor control board. It tells compressor what to do. The main board on yours I belive is attatched to the bottom of the unit. You should be able to see it if you lay on the ground and pull off the front vent panel.

#318333 Frigidaire Dishwasher FDB710LCS0 timer stalled at 7 o'clock

Posted by johntech on 21 April 2015 - 05:58 PM

I see that all the time. They call them dead spots, a place where the timer does not advance but if you manually advance it everything works. normally it is the timer motor gears that wear out and cause this type of failure.

#318133 HP W HTWP1200D0WW balance block lose

Posted by johntech on 19 April 2015 - 06:33 AM

Every time I find a loose balance block I find a broken spider gear. I'm not sure if this is even a front load washer. But if it is make sure you check.

#318040 GE WSSH300 stopped mid cycle, wont drain

Posted by johntech on 17 April 2015 - 03:33 PM

Is the door locking? The wax motor should ohm out to around 1500ohms. If it is getting power 120v and not locking then bad lock. If it is not getting any power check wires, and connections, these locks fail all the time.

#317871 Extremely slow warming CGS3760ADW Magic Chef oven

Posted by johntech on 15 April 2015 - 06:19 PM

Check the amp draw at the ignitor when it is not lighting. Flat ignitor a need 3.2 - 3.6 naps to open valve and round igniters take 2.5 - 3.0 amps to open safety valve. If you have the amps and the gas valve is still not opening then you have a bad valve. If you don't have the amps you have a bad ignitor.

#317789 Sears Stackable Washer Dryer 417. 90812990

Posted by johntech on 14 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

Have you tried turning the breaker off and back on it sounds to me like you may have tripped 1 leg of power. The breaker will look like it is on but only sending half the voltage

#317005 kenmore ref Model 106.9530210 strange electrical after moving it

Posted by johntech on 04 April 2015 - 06:43 AM

If I bought a brand new refrigerator and the lighting was wired wrong and it won't defrost, and the fan does not get power I would return it.

#316301 Samsung dryer dv431aewxaa0

Posted by johntech on 26 March 2015 - 06:18 AM

Put the rollers on and all the play disappeared. Thanks

#315524 >>>Whirlpool Cabrio Tester Parts<<<

Posted by johntech on 16 March 2015 - 06:44 AM

I personally would not want to clutter up my truck with parts I cannot sell. i used to keep an old dryer test motor that had a bad cent. Switch but would turn. I never used it and threw it away because it is a lot faster to test for voltages and visually confirm the motor is turning then it is to swap out a whole motor just to change it again.

#315372 GE Spacemaker #WSM2780DBWWW dryer keeps running on Auto dry

Posted by johntech on 13 March 2015 - 04:47 PM

If it is taking that long to dry it sounds like and airflow problem. I would start there then troubleshoot it again after the main problem is fixed.

#314916 Whirlpool Gold GEQ9858JT0

Posted by johntech on 07 March 2015 - 06:22 AM

If I suspect a cycling t stat not opening then I replace it along with the high limit t-stat. Better safe then sorry, i have ran into a few that were shorted closed. You could also put a heat gun on one to see if it pops or just monitor the dryer to see if it ever opens on its own while you monitor the exhaust with an infered temp gun.

#314768 E-lux d/w leaking -- EIDW6105GS1 -- bottom gasket folding up

Posted by johntech on 05 March 2015 - 08:19 AM

on door leaks I normally replace both gaskets Together, Even if only 1 is bad I figure that if one wore out the other one can't be far off. I don't put any sealant on the bottom one unless instructed to. Then I make sure the dish washer is not tilted forward. Also check the spray arm holes for obstructions.

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