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Appliantology Newsletter: Weird Washer Leaks

August 2, 2012 Appliance News

Appliantology Newsletter Weird Washer Leaks August 3, 2012 The Appliantology Academy Presents another award-winning issue of… Brethren… … and I mean that in the most gender-inclusive way… Let us open our Appliantology Hymnals to the Seventh Law of the Prophecy, wherein it is written, on whatever they use to write prophecies with, that, “All leaks […]

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Appliantology Newsletter: Get the Apprentice Advantage!

July 30, 2012 Appliance News

Appliantology Newsletter Get the Apprentice Advantage! July 30, 2012 The Appliantology Academy Presents another award-winning issue of… It’s All You Can Eat… FREE! In our continuing efforts to enhance your experience in getting the expert appliantological wisdom you need to repair your appliances, we have made some improvements to the Appliantology Academy. With over 200,000 […]

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Maytag Bravo / Whirlpool Cabrio / Kenmore Oasis washer leaks, puddle appears after use

July 21, 2012 Repair Video

In this excursion into appliance repair excellence, the Samurai shows you how to locate the source of a leak in a Maytag Bravo washing machine and how to fix it. In case you didn’t figure it out from the title of this post, the Maytag Bravo, Whirlpool Cabrio, and Kenmore Oasis washers are all the […]

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Secret Samurai Trick for Correctly Diagnosing Refrigerator Compressor Start Problems

July 16, 2012 Refrigerator Repair

Sometimes, when you’re working on a compressor no-start problem, it’s a simple matter of replacing the compressor start relay. But is the bad relay the primary cause of the problem or a secondary effect from something else? Sometimes, it’s not obvious and it takes real Samurai Kidneys™ to discern what’s really going on. Watch and […]

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Appliantology Newsletter: Home on the Range

July 8, 2012 Oven Repair

Appliantology Newsletter Home on the Range July 8, 2012 www.Appliantology.org Electric Range Tips An electric range has two main working parts: the stove or cooktop elements and the oven elements. The most common problem with stove elements is the receptacles get sloppy and stop making good, tight electrical contact with the element resulting in poor […]

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Appliantology Newsletter: Secret Refrigerator Repair Tricks

July 2, 2012 Appliance News

Appliantology Newsletter Secret Refrigerator Repair Tricks Early-July 2012 www.Appliantology.org Trade Secrets Okay, before I divulge protected trade secrets for fixing refrigerators, I have to ask for your solemn vow of silence. Divulging this information to the profane can get me in big trouble with my Brethren in The Craft. I could get thrown out of […]

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Ice Maker Repair Manual, troubleshooting aid

June 27, 2012 Ice Maker Repair

Your Name: Joe Type of Appliance: Refrigerator Brand: Sears – Kenmore Model Number: 596.71813101 Your Precious Words: Hi! Hope you can help me. My ice maker quit working. Do you have a repair manual with a full schematic which I could use to aid in trouble shooting? If so, can I purchase one? Thanks for […]

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Whirlpool dishwasher impeller parts found inside, makes scraping sound

June 27, 2012 Dishwasher Repair

Your Name: Chris Type of Appliance: Dishwasher Brand: Whirlpool quiet wash plus Model Number: DU8950XY-1 Your Precious Words: It was not draining so I tried everything….so i finally took the motor pump apart..I got down to the filter and when I took it off there was a giant can opener(like on top of a coke […]

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Appliantology Newsletter: Ice Maker Illumination

June 24, 2012 Ice Maker Repair

Appliantology Newsletter Ice Maker Illumination Late-June 2012 www.Appliantology.org How to Fix an Ice Maker that’s Not Making Ice The Whirlpool modular ice maker is the most commonly used ice maker in refrigerators today. You’ll even find these ice makers in non-Whirlpool refrigerators. There’s a reason for that: it’s a very rugged and reliable unit and […]

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Troubleshooting a No-Ice Complaint and Testing-Replacing a Whirlpool Modular Ice Maker

June 23, 2012 Ice Maker Repair

The Whirlpool modular ice maker is the most commonly used ice maker in refrigerators today. You’ll even find these ice makers in non-Whirlpool refrigerators. If you’re a professional appliantologist, this is the ice maker you’ll most frequently encounter on service calls. When you’re troubleshooting these ice makers for a no ice complaint, the first thing […]

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Replacing an Electric Oven Bake Element with a Burnt Wire Connection

June 22, 2012 Oven Repair

Replacing the bake or broil heating element in an electric oven is one of the easiest appliance repairs you’ll ever do… IF you unplug or kill power to range first. If you don’t kill power before you try to remove the element, you’ll turn a simple, plug n’ chug job that only requires a screwdriver […]

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Fixing a Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer that Won’t Drain

June 22, 2012 Repair Video

This client called in with a complaint that his Whirlpool Duet Sport washer, WFW9150, was full of water and would not pump out. He was also getting the F9 E1 error code which corresponds to this problem. About 72.4% of problems are caused by something stuck in the pump, jamming the impeller. About 27.3% of […]

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De-Mousifying the Control Panel in a Thermador PRSG364GD Range

June 21, 2012 Range Repair

This client called in with the complaint that the stove burners on her Thermador cooktop kept clicking after the burner was lit. Watch in horror and amazement as The Appliance Guru uncovers the gruesome cause for this problem. WARNING: This video contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion advised. You can find […]

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Fixing a Frigidaire Front-Load Washer that Won’t Spin

June 21, 2012 Repair Video

This client contacted me at 9pm via email using the Service Call Request form at my service website, ApplianceGuru.com. I was there the next day to repair the no-spin problem with her washer. In this video, I explain a couple of short cut techniques for diagnosing a bad door latch assembly in this washer. I […]

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Fixing a Calypso washer that’s full of water and has the LD error

June 18, 2012 Washer Repair

Your Name: Justene Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: kenmoore Model Number: 110.22062102 Your Precious Words: my washer wont drain…I have received what seems to be the well known “LD” error. I have removed the back (small) panel and cant access the pump. As I understand it I have to remove the bottom panel to access […]

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