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#304942 Should Appliances be plugged into GFI outlets?

Posted by olyteddy on 06 October 2014 - 09:30 AM

I will say we wired my dishwasher into an outlet above the counter that is part of a gfci circuit and it's never been a problem.

What happens if a dishwasher stops? Ya gotta reset it...You can't un-melt your Ice Cream!

#304016 GE SxS PSC25PSSCSS ice maker causing large ice formations

Posted by olyteddy on 23 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

FWIW to cycle the ones that have the 'hold back the paddle' on off switch just rotate the shaft by hand slightly away from the parked position. Also most (all?) GEs won't cycle the icemaker with the door open. Tape the door switch if you want to watch...



EDIT: Ya beat me Durham...

#302742 VamPLIERS anyone use them?

Posted by olyteddy on 07 September 2014 - 11:33 AM

Don says: I remember a torpedoman asking me for a Crescent Wrench. 
When I asked him what size; he said doesn't make any difference, I'm
going to use it as a hammer.

Some of this may be true. Judge for yourself.

A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock
out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer
across the room, denting the freshly-painted vertical stabilizer which you
had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench
with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses
from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh--....'

Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their holes until you die of old age .

A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into
major refinishing jobs.

One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms
human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt
to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else
is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm
of your hand.

Heavy duty leather gloves used to prolong the conduction of intense welding
heat to the palm of your hand.

Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on
fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you
want to remove a bearing race.

A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for
testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the
ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack
h an dle firmly under the bumper.

Used for levering an automobile upward off of a trapped hydraulic jack handle.

A tool ten times harder than any known drill bit that snaps neatly off in bolt
holes thereby ending any possible future use.

A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good
aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can
after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to

A very large pry bar that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver
tip on the end opposite the handle.

See hacksaw.

Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style
paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used,
as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted
screws into non-removable screws.

A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed
to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

A tool used to make hoses too short.

Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a
kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we
are trying to hit.

Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered
to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl
records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines , refund checks, and
rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only
while in use.

Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling
'DAMMIT' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you
will need.


#302579 GE Front Load WCVH6260FWW - noisy spin cycle

Posted by olyteddy on 04 September 2014 - 04:38 PM

For your test load, I would recommend 5 -7 large towels as in bath towels, and nothing else...

GE recommends a single dry towel duct taped to the side of the drum.

#301995 GE dishwasher GSD5310D01AA drains fully when cancled but only partually durin...

Posted by olyteddy on 27 August 2014 - 09:48 PM

I'd check if there's something keeping one of the flaps on the drain pump open. I just pulled a cherry pit from the input flapper on mine that had similar symptoms.

#301241 ge profile washer wcse4160b1cc does not know hot or cold

Posted by olyteddy on 17 August 2014 - 10:57 PM

If it's like a lot of other GE washers 'Cold' is not the same as 'Tap Cold'. They mix a bit of hot in and monitor the temperature with a thermistor. The thermistor doesn't read when the lid is up so they run straight cold with it up. Try filling with the lid closed. If you don't open it while it's filling it should be cold.

#300823 GE Profile Washer WPRE6150K2WT

Posted by olyteddy on 12 August 2014 - 09:30 AM

Look at the motor. LED on circuit board on top - flashing 4 times bad modeshifter. Green, hard to see LED you probably need to replace the motor too.

#299174 Bad Bearings in Outer Drum, Whirlpool Duet Washer, WFW9750WL02

Posted by olyteddy on 20 July 2014 - 11:01 PM

I would hound Whirlpool relentlessly about the issue. I've had success with GE in getting the parts to do this kind of repair for free, but I tend to the needs of around 5,000 GE appliances.  If you can get the parts it's not a repair for the faint hearted and will require several hours of skilled labor to accomplish.

#299034 GE topload WPRE6150H1WT No output from motor, but voltage to motor

Posted by olyteddy on 18 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

meh. I just complained to my GE rep about having to replace the mode shifter and motor and she sent me half a dozen sets. That's about 2 kilo-bucks (wholesale) in parts!  :tongue:



PS: I still have 40 or so of these machines ticking away like time bombs...

#298319 GE Refrigerator GSH25JSXNSS no water dispensing but ice working

Posted by olyteddy on 10 July 2014 - 09:17 AM

Open the John Guess connection at the bottom of the door (behind the kick plate). Press the dispenser (with the door closed). Is the floor wet? (yes) Frozen Door Tube...(no) Valve Problem or possibly frozen water tank. If yes you might be able to just leave the light on to keep it unfroze, after you thaw it the first time.

#297899 GE GTDX100EM1WW doesn't stay running

Posted by olyteddy on 04 July 2014 - 11:12 PM

Could also be the belt switch on these GEs. You'd think the switch would keep it from running at all but with GE that's not always the case.

#297543 Samsung WF338aab won't drain or spin

Posted by olyteddy on 29 June 2014 - 11:07 PM

I have an idea. And it's not good. You are describing the decay products of the 'Spider' (the shaft and support at the back of the drum). I hope I'm wrong. Does it still spin quietly or has it gotten real noisy?

#296615 Ge dishwasher model no gdt580smf0es service manual needed Thanks

Posted by olyteddy on 18 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

Are you sure it's GDT580 and not GDF580?


EDIT: Doesn't matter. Search Downloads for 'GDT5*' and there are 4 manuals or mini manuals listed.

#295409 GE washer noise model GTWN4250M1WS

Posted by olyteddy on 04 June 2014 - 12:00 AM

The mode shifter will click and clank a few times before engaging. This is normal. As the Grand Master says, you can check the health of the mode shifter by observing the little flashing light on the circuit board at the top of the motor.

#294804 WCVH6600HBB leaked randomly and then smoke came from the drum

Posted by olyteddy on 28 May 2014 - 08:25 PM

I'm about to do this for an 8 year old 'Frigidaire Style' GE Profile front loader. If I had to buy the parts they'd be over a kilo-buck. The Profile, however, has 10 year warranty on the housing and bearing and lifetime on the drum and spider...

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