Monthly Archives: December 2009

How to Test a Refrigerator Compressor for Proper Operation

guest.gifSo you’ve worked through the Warm Refrigerator Fire Drill, you’ve danced the Hum-CLICK cha-cha, and you think you’re staring smack dab in the face of a bad compressor. But you’re no refrigumerator repair dude (or dudette) so where does a green grasshoppah go to grasp the gnowledge so ardently sought?

How to Test a Home Refrigerator Comressor for Proper Operation-thmb.jpgWhy, ratcheer at Fixit-the-freak-now-dot-frikkin-com, of course!

Gird up the loins of thy beady leetle bug-eyes and feast on these grains of appliantological wisdom.

Still confoosed, grasshoppah? Come see us in the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums and we’ll confoose you some mo’!

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Clothes Wrapping Around the Agitator in a Whirlpool or Kenmore Top-Loading Washer with Dual Action Agitator

Rob Thibs wrote:

I have a 11082874820 kenmore washer. The upper part of the aggitors spins freely when washer is off, but wont agitate (spin) when bottom spins. How do I get this apart and what may be the problem?

 Kenmore-Whirlpool Washer Dual Action Agitator

bottom part moves, top does not.
Who let the dawgs out?

the bamboo knows all, grasshoppah

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Kenmore (Whirlpool) Dryer Hums When Start Button Pressed

val lewis wrote:

I have an old Kenmore dryer model # 110-97573220. It hums when start button is engaged, but does nothing else. what could be the problen Sen- Se? Where can I find a diagram of said machine? Pleae respond. Domo Arrigato!

Press start, dryer hums.
Check belt, blower wheel, motor.
Take apart and see.

the bamboo knows all, grasshoppah


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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!!

Nativity of Christ

I behold a strange, most glorious mystery:
heaven—the cave;
the cherubic throne—the Virgin;
the manger—the place where Christ lay—
the uncontainable God, Whom we magnify in song.

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,
has shone to the world the light of wisdom!
For by it, those who worshipped the stars,
were taught by a star to adore Thee,
the Sun of righteousness,
and to know Thee, the Orient from on high.
O Lord, glory to Thee!

(From Nativity Matins. Icon of the Nativity of Christ by Fr. Andrew Tregubov)

Troubleshooting Whirlpool and Maytag Front Load Washers That Will Not Start

Affected Model Numbers:

Serial Numbers: All

The Problem: The washer may be beeping three times, showing a F70 or F71 error code, and not starting.

Cause: The comoonications between the electronic components is screwed up.

Correction: Use the diagnostic charts below to diagnose F70, F71 and “not starting” complaints.

Whirltag FL Washer F70 Error Code
Whirltag FL Washer F71 Error Code

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