Monthly Archives: November 2010

Kenmore Dryer 110.96589210 Schematic

Kenmore Dryer 110.96589210 Schematic

Kenmore Dryer 110.96589210 Schematic
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Kenmore Dryer 110.60912990 Schematic

Kenmore Dryer 110.60912990 Schematic

Kenmore Dryer 110.60912990 Schematic
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Thermador Trash Compactor WCC22 Schematic Diagram

Thermador Trash Compactor WCC22 Schematic Diagram

Thermador Trash Compactor WCC22 Schematic Diagram
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Retrieving the error codes in a Frigidaire Affinity front load washer

Example model number – ATF7000EG0

READING ERROR CODES:

1. Wake the washer by pressing any button.
2. Wait 5 seconds.
3. Press and HOLD the Start/Pause and Cancel buttons simultaneously.

As long as the buttons are held, the failure code will appear in the display as an E followed by two numbers, a number and a letter or two letters. The control will beep and the Door Lock, Wash, Rinse, and Final Spin indicator lights will flash.

Quick Check

If there is no error displayed and the washer momentarily starts then turns back off:

1. Listen for a relay closure inside the motor control shortly after the Start/Pause key is pressed. If this happens, the motor control has power.

2. Check the 5 pin connector wiring between the console control and the motor control.

NOTE: During normal operation, the display may show:
“SAn” – deep clean (Sanitary Cycle)
“cd” – cool down (Sanitary cycle)
“do” or “dr” – door problem.
“Err” – an error has been detected.
“LOC” – control lock is activated.
“PAU” – cycle has been interrupted.

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Big changes are coming to the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums!

It’s a triple header: we’re changing server, forum software, and domain name.

The fun all starts Monday morning, November 22. I’ll put the forum into maintenance mode so instead of seeing the forums, you’ll see a warm and heartfelt message from yours ever so truly.

The forum database will be converted to run on the new forum software. We’re currently running UltraBB forum software but are converting it run on Invision Power Board. There are lots of technical reasons for doing this but they all boil down to, “it’s more better-er.” If you’re interested, you can check out the IPB forum to get an idea of the “look and feel” of the new forum==> http://community.invisionpower.com/

The new forum will have a different domain name, too: Appliantology.org. I’m still setting things up so there’s not much to see. Don’t bother registering there because it’s all going to get overwritten by the database conversion on Monday. Your account and user information at ApplianceGuru.com will be included in the conversion to the new forum at Appliantology.org. You will probably have to set up a new password but that should all be a simple and self-explanatory process.

With any conversion there are glitches and I’m expecting there to be some with this one, too. The new forum probably won’t be open until late Monday and maybe even into Tuesday. I’m not exactly sure at this point what to expect but I’ll be posting updates on my Twitter page, follow me on Twitter or check in with my Twitter page to keep up with what’s going on==> http://twitter.com/fixitnowsamurai

So, what’s going to happen with ApplianceGuru.com? Great question, thanks for asking! ApplianceGuru.com will remain an UltraBB forum but will become an archive, read-only forum. Additionally, I’m moving it to a different server. So when ApplianceGuru.com reopens after Monday morning, it’ll be read-only and on a whole different server.

Why didn’t I just make the new forum ApplianceGuru.com? Because ApplianceGuru.com has lots of links from search engines and Fixitnow.com already pointing to various topics in the forum. Those links would have a different structure under Invision Board and so they would become broken links. Das bad, das reeeal bad. And besides, I had this cool domain name, Appliantology.org, that I’ve been itching to use. 😉

Grand Opening of our new Carbon-neutral Samurai Appliance Repair Facility

We’re proud of our carbon-neutral policy of hike in-only access and we’ve invested millions of Federal Reserve Notes in our new appliance repair facility. We’re green, we’re crunchy, do bidness with us!

Hope to see you here at our brand new carbon-neutral appliance repair facility!

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Kenmore / Frigidaire Side by Side refrigerator dumps water into the icemaker and door dispenser at the same time

This is an oldie problem with a tech bulletin first issued in 2001 but it still comes up every now and then these days. You put your glass under the in-door water dispenser and press the button for water. Your glass starts filling with water but so does the icemaker, making a big frozen mess inside the freezer.

The problem is a shorted diode in the icemaker wiring harness. The new diode comes conveniently factory-installed and bundled in a shiny new wiring harness. Come git you one==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Triac-Diode-or-Resistor/1015421

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Kenmore Dryer Model 110.86872100 Schematic Diagram

Kenmore Dryer Model 110.86872100 Schematic Diagram

Kenmore Dryer Model 110.86872100 Schematic Diagram
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How to disassemble a Whirlpool Duet Sport / Kenmore HE3 dryer

To learn more about your dryer, or to order parts, click here.

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Whirlpool/Kenmore direct drive washer spins as soon as it starts draining; diagnosing neutral drain problems

“Neutral drain” refers to the mechanical feature of the transmission in the Whirlpool-built direct drive washers to keep the basket from spinning– in neutral– while the tub is being drained. The reasons for doing this are obvious:

– reduce wear and tear on the washer’s drive components, the motor, coupler, clutch, and transmission and

– to prevent the possibility of water riding up the the side of the basket and sloshing over as the basket comes up to speed.

The two most common causes for messing up the neutral and letting the basket spin during pump out are either a bad transmission or a bad timer. But determining which one is the bad actor is the tricky part. But that’s why we professional appliantologists makes the big money.

See if you can snatch these pebbles from my hand…

A properly functioning wash cycle in these machines consists of:

Fill==> Agitate==> Drain==> Pause==> Spin (repeat for rinse cycle)

If the washer immediately starts to spin and drain, then you need either a

neutral drain kit==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Neutral-Drain-kit/2911

or a new transmission==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Transmission/423

Sublime Master of Appliantology john63 sums this up with a nice, succinct rule-of-thumb:

Any time that a Whirlpool / Kenmore direct-drive washer fails to *neutral drain* after 3 minutes of agitation (at room temperature) the transmission is the culprit.

Replacing the neutral drain kit, while less expensive, is much more time consuming and requires disassembling the transmission, replacing the neutral drain assembly, refilling it with transmission oil and then reinstalling in the washer. Professional servicers almost never do this because the time consumed would quickly exceed the cost of replacing the transmission; so simple economics dictates that professional servicers replace the entire transmission since this is a relatively fast and easy job.

Replacing the transmission as a unit is also a more reliable repair because other things can and do go wrong with the transmission. For example, if the there is a pause after draining but the washer never goes into spin (and the motor is running, of course), then the transmission is shot and need to be replaced; this failure is not related to the neutral drain assembly.

Here’s a good video on how to replace the transmission:

OTOH, if there is *no pause* between drain and spin then you need a new timer==> http://www.repairclinic.com/Washing-Machine-Parts

Haier America Recalls Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2010
Release #11-028

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 878-7579

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Haier America Recalls Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Chest Freezers

Units: About 67,500

Importer: Haier America Trading LLC, New York, N.Y.

Hazard: A capacitor in the freezer’s circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Haier America and CPSC have received reports of 18 incidents, including four reports of fires with minor property damage, consisting of smoke damage, damage to a wall, and food spoilage. There have been no reports of injuries.

Description: This recall involves the Black & Decker® Model BFE53 and Haier® Model ESNCM053E 5.3 cubic foot capacity white chest freezers. “Black & Decker” is printed at the front upper-right corner or “Haier” is printed on the front upper-left corner of the freezer. “Black & Decker” or “Haier,” the model number, the unit’s serial number and other information are printed on a rating label at the top center of the back of the freezer. Only Model BFE53 and Model ESNCM053E freezers with serial numbers beginning as follows are included in this recall:

Beginning of Serial Number
on Rating Label
1001
1002
1003
1004
1005
1006
1007

Sold at: Black & Decker Model BFE53 was sold exclusively at Wal-Mart nationwide from January 2010 through September 2010, for about $150. Haier Model ESNCM053E was sold through Amazon.com and other retailers from May 2010 through October 2010 for between $220 to $290.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug their freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair to the freezer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call the company toll-free at (877) 878-7579 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Sundays or visit the firm’s website at www.chestfreezerrecall.com

Black & Decker Model BFE53

Recalled Black & Decker chest freezer

Black & Decker freezer rating label location

Rating label is located at the top center of the back of the freezer

Haier Model ESNCM053E

Recalled Haier chest freezer

Haier freezer rating label location

Rating label is located at the top center of the back of the freezer

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2010
Release #11-022

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers

Units: About 174,000

Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2003 and December 2005 and GE Monogram dishwashers manufactured between January 2004 and December 2006. They were sold in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels. The recalled model and serial numbers listed below are located on the inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tubs.

Brand Model Number Begins With: Serial Number Begins With:
GE Profile PDW9200J, PDW9280J MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,

VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH
PDW9800J, PDW9880J MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,

VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH
PDW9700J MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,

VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH
GE Monogram ZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10 AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH,

HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL
ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10 AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH,

HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL,

TL, VL, ZL
ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10 DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH,

LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10 VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL,

GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10 RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH,

ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. Contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher and a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (877) 275-6840 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.geappliances.com/recall

Samples of some of the colors and models included in this recall

Recalled dishwasher

Recalled dishwasher

Recalled dishwasher

Location of Model and Serial Numbers