Jump to content

Learn appliance repair at the Samurai Tech Academy.  Learn more.  Earn more.

Parts Search
Site Search

FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact

Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums

To get started, click here.

Already a member of Appliantology? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.



Member Since 23 Aug 2013
Online Last Active Today, 12:11 AM

#317837 GE washer issues. 2nd rinse, water fill and agitation time.

Posted by olyteddy on 15 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

Another 'trick' to get a normal rinse (at least on GEs) is to select the 'Fabric Softener' option on the dial (if available).

#317594 GE fridge # PWE23KMDDES, SER #TD508201

Posted by olyteddy on 11 April 2015 - 12:27 PM

Are you doing Warranty work? That S/N translates to October 2014. Well under a year old!



#317593 GE Wall Oven (JTP45) --Element wire is missing

Posted by olyteddy on 11 April 2015 - 12:20 PM

It helps to remove the door first. That's about 40% of the weight. (open door to first stop, lift door straight off - watch that hinges don't snap back on your fingers). 

#315531 GE Mono Refer ZSFB23DNA SS freezing water line in door?

Posted by olyteddy on 16 March 2015 - 09:17 AM

Keep it on the back burner...



Dear GE,

Obviously you are aware of the design flaw that allows the water to freeze inside the door of your SxS fridges or you wouldn't have 'invented' such an ineffective cure....



PS: I use a similar line for fridge boards and mode shifter/motor kits. They know what defective parts they have out there!   :whistling:

#315520 GE Mono Refer ZSFB23DNA SS freezing water line in door?

Posted by olyteddy on 15 March 2015 - 09:47 PM

The kit isn't always effective either. I had my GE rep send me a replacement door for one that I'd already added the heater to.

#312187 G.E. EWA5600G0WW top-loading washer. Water flowing from overflow tube during...

Posted by olyteddy on 28 January 2015 - 10:49 AM

Dead mode shifter won't shut the machine down but you are right about the 4 blinks. The mode shifter thermal fuse opens due to a fault in the motor firmware. Most of the time you need the motor too to prevent it from recurring. Refer to GE Tech doc HL 01-09 to see if yours is an affected model.


Attached File  HL01-09 Mode Shifter Coil Opening.pdf   279.48KB   8 downloads

#311402 Ge range jgbp35wea3ww

Posted by olyteddy on 18 January 2015 - 12:48 AM

Same as in this thread: http://appliantology...e-jgbp35wea3ww/

#309289 GE Stove Model #JGBP90MEH1BC

Posted by olyteddy on 10 December 2014 - 10:54 PM

Put a skillet in the oven and use an IR thermometer to read the temp. Cast Iron will even out the heat.

#307380 Extreme data logging

Posted by olyteddy on 10 November 2014 - 11:54 PM

I had this Lascar Temperature Logger: http://www.amazon.co...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1but our HVAC guy uses it a lot too so I got this Extech: http://www.amazon.com/Extech-Temperature-Humidity-logger-RHT10/dp/B00NG258PQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1415681455&sr=1-8&keywords=humidity+logger. The Extech measures humidity too so any time the door is open the humidity spikes. 

#307295 GE Oven JBP80T0H1WW burner won't turn off

Posted by olyteddy on 08 November 2014 - 06:52 PM

Or just disconnect the wires that go to the burner from the switch. Easy enough to tell which ones as they aren't the ones that are connected to the next control or the pilot light.

#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.

FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact

Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics