Monthly Archives: November 2009

GE Refrigerator Motherboard Recall List

Robert Fowler wrote:

I am interested in the GE refrigerator motherboard recall list. I saw your link to Pegi and I tried to download the letter and list of model numbers but it says I do not have permission to do so even though I registered.

What do I need to do to get a copy of this list of recalled model numbers?

The repair guy was just out and said my motherboard is shot and it is expensive to replace. If there is a recall for this board, it would be nice to know.


Ax and ye shall receive!

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II Dishwasher No Longer a Partner: No Washee Da Dishes

Mary wrote:

I have a whirlpool quiet partner II dishwasher model # du1148xtpb9. I installed it 2-2006 it worked great for a little over a year. A little noisy but did the job. Well it has stopped washing all together. It will mist the dishes and fill the bottom of the washer and it will drain when you push the cacle button but when the wash cycle is supposed to start all it does is make noise and no water. So no washing. Any ideas would be greatly apperciated.

You need to install a new motor-pump assembly in your dishwasher. Not too bad a job but the part ain’t ezzacly cheap. On some models with this same design, such as Kitchenaid-branded ones, the motor-pump assembly was covered by a five-year warranty. In reviewing the warranty guide for your dishwasher, however, it appears that the pot-bellied, bald-headed Buddha hath not grinned down upon you ‘cuz your warranty is for just one year on everything. As we say in the Dojo, “Solly, Chollie!”

But, since your dishwasher is only three years old, Whirlpool may send you a new motor-pump assembly at no charge or half price. It could happen. And pigs once flew outta my…

Sadly, this is a common problem with this otherwise highly mediocre dishwasher. Happily, it’s a plug n’ chug job. If you can fog a mirror and use your opposable thumb, you can do dis thang– it’s a scant 12-ounce mug on the world-famous SUDS-o-meter. I even have a step-by-step guide for you ratcheer. So come git you a new motor-pump assembly and do it to it!

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Removing and Re-installing the Oven Door on a Thermador PRG304US Range

cesces3 wrote:

The oven door of my Thermador PRG304US has come off. How can I put the door back to the oven? Thanks

Ahh, Grasshoppah, first make sure the door hinges are locked down with the hinge latch, the little pivoting metal hoop on the end of each hinge. Then simply reverse the door removal destructions shown below. May take a try or two but persevere and ye shall overcome.

Removing the Door on a Thermador PRG304US Oven

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Locating the Series Number on Maytag Appliances

Lots of times, when you’re working on Maytag appliances, you need to know the series number to order the correct part. Not to be confoosed with the model number, the series number refers to different production series within the same model. In the world of manufacturing, it’s common to substitute originally-specified components with upgraded or re-designed ones based on failure reports from the field. Since these component changes may affect other components in the machine, which may have been modified, you need a way to keep track of what component goes with which production run. In the Maytag world, this is done via “series numbers.” Series numbers are simply the first two digits of the serial number, located on the model number tag, like ahso:


If you’re having trouble locating the model number tag on your appliance, come feast your bloodshot squinties on these diagrams.

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

This Thanksgiving holiday, let’s take a moment to reflect on the joy and comfort of family reunions and sharing a meal together. Let us also share with others outside our immediate families since we’re all one big human family. In keeping with the spirit of sharing, I’d like to share this home video from the Samurai family’s Thanksgiving meal yesterday:

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Kenmore HE2 Front-loading Washer with an F25 Error Code

This washer is actually the Whirlpool Duet Sport washer with a Kenwhore label slapped on it. The model number of the insolent washer in this case is 110.46462501.

According to the tech sheet supplied with the washer, F25 indicates a possible drive motor tachometer error. (NOTE: The tech sheet is located behind the front quarter panel– remove the three hex head screws at the very bottom to remove the panel. The tech sheets will be folded up in a little plastic pouch. If some slimeball stole yours, you can borrow mine… just be sure to return it!)

Anyway, note the emphasis on the word possible in the error code description. These error code descriptions ain’t gospel– they’re just meant to be suggested starting points in your battle. So you can’t just go ‘n replace a part “‘cuz the tech sheet sez so.” Nawsir, it just ain’t that easy.

This is one of those cases where it takes field experience and kidneys of steel of know what’s really going on here. Now, for the first time ever in on the Internet, two battle-hardened and most-wise Sublime Masters of Appliantology reveal their secret kata for defeating the vexing F25 error code in a Kenmore HE2 front-loading washer!

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GE Hydrowave Top-Loading Washer Won’t Run

Example model number for this washing machine is WPRE6100. If you’re having a no-go problem with this machine, one of the first things to check is the error code on the inverter board. The inverter is located down in the motor, remove the front panel to see it.

To remove the front panel:

1. Locate the two (hidden) spring clips between the top cover and front panel– look in that seam with a flashlight, you’ll seem ’em. Or you can feel them with your putty knife.

2. Insert your putty knife and push forward on the clips to release ’em.

3. The front panel will tilt out toward you and lift off the two hooks at the bottom.

There’s an LED on the board that will flash the error code. The location of the LED and its mystical flash code interpretation are shown below.

GE Front Loading Washer Inverter Board LED Flash Codes

If the LED is flashing an error code, first thing to try is resetting the inverter board:

To Reset the Inverter Board: Push the timer knob in so the washer is idle. Unplug the machine for one minute. Plug back in and raise and lower the lid six times within 12 seconds.

After resetting the inverter board, put the machine in a spin cycle and see if it runs. If not, check for a green blinking light on the inverter board. It will flash failure codes according to the picture above. If no light you probably have a blown fuse built into the neutral side of the harness on the white/red wire.

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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Goes Through the Cycles Really Fast

JKJK65 wrote:

Kitchenaid undercounter dishwasher KUDM01TJWHO

When you press start the normal and wash light comes on and sounds like water starts for about 5 seconds then water heating light comes on for 2 seconds then rinse light then the dry light and then the clean light all for about 2 seconds each then the clean light goes right out instead of staying on. It basically goes through all the cycles in about 11 seconds. If I press one of the special options the light will not stay on. The motor all sounds a little like it is binding, but not sure. This all started when my son was pushing all the buttons. Not sure if it is a coincidence or he did something. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

Sounds like your son managed to put the dishwasher in sales demo mode. There’s a keypad dance to change it’s tune.

Press the following key sequence in less than 3 seconds:

High Temp – Air Dry – Air Dry – High Temp – Air Dry – Air Dry

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