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Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer that Won’t Start

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on March 15, 2014

in Washer Repair

In this video, Samurai Appliance Repair Man, shows you how to troubleshoot a problem with a newer Whirlpool front load washer (one of the new Alpha2 platform washers) that acts like it wants to start but won’t. Watch with shock and awe as the Samurai ruthlessly hunts down the miscreant part like a mad dog and guides you through the troubleshooting process both on the physical machine itself and the schematic diagram, illustrating a graceful but deadly use of the continuity test to pinpoint the problem.

Here’s the door latch assembly I replaced to fix this washer.

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Tools for Appliance Repair

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on March 6, 2014

in General Appliance Wisdom

Appliance repair is a trade that uses both common and specialized tools. In this video, I show you the basic tools you need to have with you, either in your tool backpack or in your vehicle, on every service call you go on.

- Ryobi P882 One+ 18v Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit
- Ryobi TEK4 4-Volt Screwdriver
- JH Williams WRS-1 Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver
- BOSTITCH BTMT72275 Specialty Wrench Bit Set, 32-Piece
- Genau Gear 3730 Soft Cushion All Purpose Knee Pads, Navy Blue
- Motion Pro (08-0485) 6″ Magnetic Parts Dish
- SKIL 2354-01 iXO 4-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Palm-Sized Cordless Screwdriver
- Fluke 117/322 Electricians Multimeter and Clamp Meter Combo Kit
- Milwaukee 49-66-4562 Shockwave 1-7/8-Inch Magnetic Nutdriver Set
- 9 Piece Metric Quick Change Magnetic Nutsetter Set
- TEKTON 1916 Combination Wrench Set, SAE/Metric, 24-Piece
- MAXCRAFT 60199 1/4-Inch Dual-Drive Mini Ratchet Driver
- 62 Pc Metrinch Combo Spanner Socket & Wrench Set
- TEKTON 7609 Telescoping Lighted Inspection Mirror
- IIT 21560 Pick & Hook Set with Rubber Grip – 6 Piece
- Stanley 28-140 1-1/4-Inch Nylon Handle Stiff Blade Putty Knife
- Linzer 7103S Plastic Putty Knives, 3-Inch
- GE 50725 Cable Ties, Nylon Assorted Sizes, 650 Per Pack
- Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet Tester
- TEKTON 1491 3/8-Inch Quick-Release Drive Swivel Head Ratchet, 72-Tooth Round Head
- TEKTON 7597 36-Inch Claw Pick-Up Tool
- TEKTON 7601 Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
- Klein 11055 Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Cutter, Blue with Yellow Stripe, 10 – 20 ga.
- Klein Tools 1005 9-3/4-Inch Crimping and Cutting Tool for Insulated and Non-Insulated Terminals
- Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack
- Princeton Tec Apex 275 Lumen Led Headlamp
- Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip Gloves
- Custom Leathercraft 125M Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves, Medium
- Knipex 002006S1 3-Piece Cobra Pliers Set (7-Inch, 10-Inch, & 12-Inch)
- Stanley 84-114 3 Piece Basic 6-Inch Slip Joint, 6-Inch Long Nose, and 6-Inch Diagonal Plier Set
- Stanley 66-095 3/8-Inch Vinyl Grip Square Blade Screwdriver
- Victorinox Swiss Army Deluxe Tinker, Red
- Victorinox Cordura Belt Pouch Swiss Army Knife Pouches Black 33214
- Bondhus 20399 Ball End L-Wrench Double Pack with BriteGuard and GoldGuard Finish
- Irwin Industrial Tools 2078700 6-Inch and 10-Inch Adjustable Wrench Set, 2-Piece
- Irwin Tools 36- 2 Piece Original Locking Pliers Set Contains: 1 Each 7WR and 6LN
- Set of 6 – Heavy Duty 6-Inch Steel Spring Clamp with PVC Grip
- MAXCRAFT 60626 8-oz. Stubby Claw Hammer
- Amprobe VP-440 Non-Contact Volt Detector
- Kintrex IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Targeting
- McCulloch MC1230 Handheld Steam Cleaner
- ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Fridge only runs 5 or 6 seconds at a time, freezer defrosted, food spoiling

May 17, 2013 Refrigerator Repair

Your Name: Flower Type of Appliance: Refrigerator Brand: whirlpool Model Number: GS6SHAXMS00 Your Precious Words: Fridge runs for 5-6 seconds at a time. Not enough time to cool off. Coils are clean, fan in rear is running fine. Its been 2 days and the freezer is totally defrosted and fridge is getting warm inside This […]

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Gas dryer ignitor glows for a moment then goes out, burner never fires up, clothes do not dry

May 17, 2013 Dryer Repair

Your Name: Larry Type of Appliance: Dryer Brand: Model Number: LGQ9508PWO Your Precious Words: Have read the post but what makes this strange to me is that it worked fine, moved it 20 feet, other side of the wall it was on, same exhaust connection and same gas line but new connections. Finished the move, […]

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Light inside GE range oven goes out when the oven gets hot

May 17, 2013 Oven Repair

Your Name: Ricky Type of Appliance: Oven/Range/Stove Brand: GE electric range Model Number: JB700SNSS Your Precious Words: The inside oven light seems to turn off when the oven gets hot. You can leave oven light on all night without using the oven and it stays on all night. Any ideas? What’s happening is that the […]

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Frigidaire Top-Load Washer Squealed During the Spin Cycle and Now Won’t Spin

May 1, 2013 Washer Repair

Your Name: Emily Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Frigidaire Model Number: FWS223RFS1 Your Precious Words: The machine squealed during the spin cycle on two separate occasions. I stopped and resettled the clothes and it was fine. Today it doesn’t spin at all. I have checked the belt and it looks fine. I have not yet […]

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Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer Getting SD, F21, and F33 Error Codes, Slow Draining and Loud Drain Pump

April 27, 2013 Washer Repair

Your Name: Madonna Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Whirlpool Duet Sport Model Number: WFW8300SW01 Your Precious Words: Have been getting SD error followed by F-21 error. Manually drained washer and checked for anything in the drain pump filter, nothing there. Plugged back in and did drain/spin cycle and the washer would drain. After manually draining […]

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Frigidaire Front Load Washer Won’t Spin, Code E47

April 27, 2013 Washer Repair

Your Name: Rob Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Frigidaire Model Number: GLTF2940es0 Your Precious Words: Machine won’t spin. Ran though the diagnostics and it said code e47 – board thinks PTC circuit is open. From reading forums, I think I need a new wax motor, but I’m not sure which part number that is or […]

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Samsung DMT800 Dishwasher with a 9E error code

April 2, 2013 Dishwasher Repair

Your Name: Caleb Type of Appliance: Dishwasher Brand: Samsung Model Number: DMT800 Your Precious Words: Dishwasher is having a error code 9e, low water leavel, don’t seem to be able to find a part or a picture of the part or a picture of a part break down of the dishwasher. Searching internet for answers, […]

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Whirlpool Duet washer Control Lock button light is stuck on and controls locked

March 28, 2013 Washer Repair

Your Name: felecia Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Whrilpool Duet HT Model Number: GHW9300PW4 Your Precious Words: did a load of laundry came back threw it in the dryer and went to start another load and I noticed the control lock button is on. Now my washer is basically frozen. I tried unplugging and holding […]

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Amana front load washer with no power

March 28, 2013 Washer Repair

Your Name: Claudia Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Amana Model Number: NFW7200TW Your Precious Words: My Amana NFW7200TW washer will not power on. I had loaded a small load, heard it start to fill, then walked away for an hour. When I returned NO power. I have power at the receptical, but unpluged it overnight. […]

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Dryer accumulates excessive lint and takes a long time to dry a load of clothes

March 26, 2013 Dryer Repair

Your Name: Doug Type of Appliance: Dryer Brand: Whirlpool Model Number: ggw9200lw0 Your Precious Words: I’ve had an issue a couple of different times with my Whirlpool Duet Dryer and it concerns me. Three different times, there has been enough lint accumulated in the lower compartment that it caught on fire. I’ve checked the exhaust […]

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How to fix a GE gas cooktop where one of the burner knobs won’t turn at all

March 21, 2013 Stove Repair

Your Name: Margaret Type of Appliance: Oven/Range/Stove Brand: GE Gas Downdraft Cooktop Model Number: JGP389BEV4BB Your Precious Words: I can not turn of the knobs to ignite my gas cooktop burner. So the back right burner is now useless. How can we fix it? This is a problem with the gas valve for the affected […]

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How to Fix a Frigidaire Front Load Washer that won’t Spin

March 17, 2013 Repair Video

Your Name: David Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Fridaire Model Number: ftfb4000gs0 Your Precious Words: The motor will not do the final (fast) spin to get the majority of the water out. Although it does work in the agitation mode. I believe the error code is 43 ( control board)? Error code 43 and no […]

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Fixing a No-Cool Problem in a GE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

March 16, 2013 Refrigerator Repair

In this is exciting installment of Appliantology Live™, Samurai Appliance Repair Man goes undercover as The Appliance Guru and kicks some major appliance boot-ay on a GE refrigerator that’s lost its cool. To learn more about your refrigerator, or to order parts, click here.

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