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Secret Samurai trick for clearing frozen condensate drains and frosted up evaporator coils

June 18, 2012 Refrigerator Repair

Your Name: Earl Type of Appliance: Refrigerator Brand: Roper Model Number: RT18DKXEW05 Your Precious Words: You were right on the money with the freezer tube problem. I’ve still got a hair dryer in the freezer thawing out the drain tube. I’m just now starting to see a little water in the defrost pan. Do you […]

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Refrigerator won’t turn on unless you jiggle the temperature control dial

June 16, 2012 Appliance Repair Radio

Your Name: Jim Type of Appliance: Refrigerator Brand: whirlpool Model Number: ED5PVEXWS02 Your Precious Words: refrig. doesnt come back on. will come on sometimes if mess with cold control Temperature control (cold control) replacement with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Temperature-Control-Thermostat/2198202/2299?RCAID=24038 Click the play button below to hear my reply:

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Appliantology Newsletter: Stupid Plumber Tricks & Flooding Washers

June 16, 2012 Appliance News

Appliantology Newsletter Stupid Plumber Tricks & Flooding Washers June 2012 Don’t Let this Happen to You… Yet another case of a washing machine that overfills and floods from the “Stupid Plumber’s Trick.” Typically, what happens is that the water flow got choked off in the washer and the machine started filling slowly, or the cold […]

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Replacement lid switch for a Whirlpool-Kenmore washer

June 12, 2012 Dryer Repair

Your Name: Ken Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Kenmore Model Number: 110.82781800 Your Precious Words: Changing out the lid switch (#661517)and the only replacement part I can find is a 3-wire switch (#279347). My oem is a 2 wire switch. Can I use this replacement part safely? If so, how? Hi Ken, Here’s the genuine […]

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GE Washer Service Manuals

June 11, 2012 Washer Repair

Your Name: David Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: GE Model Number: WJRE5550H1WW Your Precious Words: I am looking for a service manual for the above washer. I can’t find one on GE’s website. Is there another source? Thanks for your help. Ah, Grasshoppah, you seek the coveted scroll on the GE Profile Washers with the […]

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Maytag dryer shuts down in mid-cycle; must cool down to re-start

June 4, 2012 Dryer Repair

Your Name: Joe Type of Appliance: Dryer Brand: maytag Model Number: SDE2606AYW Your Precious Words: dryer shuts off in midcycle is after it cools down can restart it. The timer keeps running even after the dryer motor has shut down Hi Joe, You have what we Professional Appliantologists call a “bad motor.” The motor is […]

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Whirlpool dryer makes a horrible squeaking noise

June 4, 2012 Dryer Repair

Your Name: Lori Type of Appliance: Dryer Brand: Whirlpool Model Number: WGD8300SWI Your Precious Words: Trying to find a schematic for this model the pully has a horrendous squeak and I used w-d-40, still screeching. So I need to buy a part but instead of taking it out and dryer sitting with down time while […]

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Whirlpool gas dryer – no heat

June 4, 2012 Dryer Repair

Your Name: Gary Type of Appliance: Dryer Brand: Whirlpool Model Number: LG5801 Natural Gas Your Precious Words: Thermal Fuse is good. Has continuity or 0 ohms. no heat. ? Hi Gary, In any gas dryer, if the thermal fuse has continuity, the problem will be one of these three components: Gas Valve Coils Ignitor Flame […]

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Appliantology Newsletter: Refrigerator Repair Visualized

May 26, 2012 Appliance News

Appliantology Newsletter Refrigerator Repair Visualized Late-May 2012 Professional Appliantologists mark the seasons by the prevalence of a particular appliance failure. For example, we are currently in what we professional Appliantologists call, “Refrigerator Season.” This is the time of year when the warm, humid weather brings out all those incipient and latent problems with your refrigerator: […]

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Bosch washer showing Error Code 13, slow draining

May 25, 2012 Washer Repair

Your Name: Dave Type of Appliance: Washer Brand: Bosch Model Number: wfmc4301uc Your Precious Words: Machine goes into error code 13 way to many times usually on heavy loads but it has done it on all types of loads. Bosch says its timing out on drain and it’s not the filter clogged on my machine,or […]

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GE refrigerator leaking water all over the freezer

May 25, 2012 Refrigerator Repair

Your Name: Lisa Type of Appliance: Refrigerator Brand: GE Artica Model Number: PSF26PG/PSS26PS Your Precious Words: I have a GE Artica Model Number PSF26PG/PSS26PS under those number was this number also PSW26PS. This after noon my freezer was covered in ice and water…looks like it melted or dripped into the freezer. It was all over […]

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How to troubleshoot and repair a broken water dispenser problem on a GE side-by-side refrigerator [video]

May 13, 2012 Refrigerator Repair

Join the Samurai on a troubleshooting adventure where he expertly tracks down the problem with a GE side-by-side refrigerator that won’t dispense water; the ice maker and ice dispenser still work, just the water dispenser is INOP. This video shows how to isolate the problem and the common fix for certain models. Details on the […]

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Appliantology Newsletter: The Warm Refrigerator Fire Drill

May 4, 2012 Appliance News

Appliantology Newsletter The Warm Refrigerator Fire Drill Early-May 2012 The Warm Refrigerator Fire Drill So you’re minding your own business, going about your morning and getting ready for work. You open the refrigerator for your morning beer and discover, to your horror, that all the beer is warm! Bile burns the back of your throat […]

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Samurai’s washer and dryer recommendations [podcast]

May 3, 2012 Appliance Repair Radio

Your Name: Matt Type of Appliance: None Brand: ? Model Number: ? Your Precious Words: OK, so I am ready to buy another set of laundry machines. After coming to this site for the last 8 or so years I figured you’d be best to ask…. Top loader or front loader? Old skool or hi […]

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How to force the adaptive defrost control (ADC) into test mode in the new-style GE top-mount refrigerators [video]

May 2, 2012 Refrigerator Repair

Your Name: JEFF Type of Appliance: Refrigerator Brand: GE Model Number: HTH17CBT2RWW Your Precious Words: How to force adaptive defrost contol to test. part #WR55X10900 This is a new style top mount, even tech sheet on back only shows schematic. Hi Jeff, Short answer: Press the fresh food door switch 3 times within 5 seconds […]

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