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Back to normal life

Well ladies and gents. Sorry I have been MIA for a while. Life has been crazy with service calls and my new technician. Also had our first baby (technician in training) . It's been an amazing experience. I am loving every second of it. It has been tough through all the changes which is why i have been absent from here for a bit. But i'm BACK! I hope the Samurai and Durham have been holding the fort down and not letting you guys get away with too much! hahaha.

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applianceman97

 

Bosch Schematic Basics

This is mainly for anybody that is new to working on Bosch products. Their schematics can be intimidating. Here is how decode them.

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"New style" electrolux drain pump

Ran into this frigidaire/electrolux drain pump today. Had not replaced this one before. I had the usual front load pump in stock. After looking at the new style and the old style motor i found that they used the same drain motor just a different housing and mounting base. I ended up removing the motor from the old style pump and mounting it to the new style housing and mounting base. This pump is mounted sideways right in the front of the unit. After changing out the motor it worked like a Charm

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Pre ASTI fun

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Samsung FL Washer door lock

Recently got a call for a Samsung washer door lock replacement. I Pre-screened the call and looked at the door lock assy and it looked just like the Part number: 8182634 (except color)I have always used the whirlpool lock assy on Samsung washers. They have fit perfectly and have worked like a charm also increasing my FCC. Being able to stock one lock for many brands makes life much easier. Well, I got to the home and went to install the latch and the electrical molex plugs were differen

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APP link from your mobile device

Do you use appliantology from your smartphone or tablet instead of a desktop. I know I do. Want to post those nifty APP links but don't have the ability from your mobile device? Well here is how you do it. All you have to do is just type this code in when posting. [ app ] Your Partnumber [ /app ] No spaces between any of that. This all the APP button does on the desktop site. So now your just inputting it manually. I'm posting this from my tablet Part number: 341241

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Whirlpool Duet Sport/Kenmore HE2 CCU revision WRONG!

I recently went out on a repair where the customer had already attempted to fix his machine (ugh, we know all know how that goes. Anyway, he had diagnosed the problem to be his CCU and ordered the part himself and installed. After installation his main error he was receiving was fixed but the display was not correct. The display showed 37 minutes for all cycles except Whitest Whites and Clean cycle. They just showed - - (double dashes). Because I got thrown into this repair late I kinda got scre

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Whirlpool Coin Op VMW Washer Model drain pump runs and runs even after unplugging.

Info from Brother Adirondack Bob, Per Tech Line from a call I had a couple months ago- Voltage to the washer was lost for whatever reason. When power is re-applied the Drain Pump will run for 6-9 minutes. If washer is unplugged and plugged back in, pump will start over and run for 6-9 minutes again. Solution is to let pump run until it shuts off on its own. Source: Whirlpool Coin Op VMW Washer Model CAE2743BQ0

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Cast iron pan oven calibration

Sorry everyone, held my phone in the wrong direction Here is a different way of calibrating an oven. The cast iron pan measures the cooking temperature in the oven cavity. There much less swing in temperature by using this method than a standard thermocouple. One thing you cant tell from the thermocouple is how long your oven stays at the min and max temperature. While using the cast iron pan method you KNOW what temperature the oven is cooking at. The reason a cast iron pan is used in this me

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Whirlpool VMW Washer F7E5 drive system error.

By now most of us have encountered the F7 E5 error on the whirlpool VMW washers. But here's a blog on it anyway. This is a drive motor error. When the machine is started the sensing part of the load starts and usually when this error is present the machine will shut down after a few seconds and the lid lock light starts flashing. This means the main board is not sensing the rotation of the basket correctly or not sensing basket movement at all. First step in diagnosing this problem is making s

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Frigidaire French door ice maker thermistor blues.

I have a few problems with the new flex tray ice maker from the Electrolux products. Specifically the thermistors breaking off the bottom of the tray. This can cause many problems with ice production and can also tangle your thermistor in the auger assembly. If your thermistor has broken off the bottom of the tray here is what you will see when you pull out the bucket. http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/applianceman97/media/756DA264-E7D4-4AED-B3C9-31D19F8D85E7_zpspupx8fn9.jpg.html Changing t

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OEM Drive coupler vs Off Brand coupler. Looking for a sloppy motor shaft during replacement.

For the non direct drive whizzes. Here's what i found on one of my latest service calls. This drive coupler was changed (The other used appliance store said) 4 months ago. This shows the difference between an OEM heavy duty coupler and an off brand junker! If your burning through couplers you could have a wore out motor shaft. The end of this video shows a wore out shaft and how to tell that you have one. The only way to fix a wore out motor shaft is to replace the motor.

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