Monthly Archives: April 2012

Kitchenaid dishwasher selector buttons won’t work

Your Name: Matt

Type of Appliance: Dishwasher

Brand: kitchen aid

Model Number: KUDl01lBL3

Your Precious Words:
Pressing the cancel button will run the pump/motor, pressing it again will turn it off. None of the other selector buttons will work. Water level float is free and moving. Handle switch works when closed. Turned power on/off to reset, no change. Any suggestions?

Hi Matt,

This is a classic case of worn buttons on the touchpanel. Very common problem in these dishwashers and very easy to fix, too. Just replace the touchpad and control panel assembly. Pick your flavorite color control panel here, all come with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/Touchpad-Parts?s=t-KUDl01lBL3-%3d%3dc63?RCAID=24038

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Bosch washer E:04 error problem

Your Name: Carl

Type of Appliance: Washer

Brand: Bosch Frontloading Nexxt 500 series

Model Number: WFMC3301UC

Your Precious Words:
This is another E:04 error problem. I found and read the other posts in this thread, took off the outer cover, opened the pump cleanout and removed a button and a paper clip, and put everything back together. STILL getting the E:04 message, apparently when the washer reaches the rinse cycle. I can sort-of work around the problem using the soak, drain, and spin settings, but not consistently; and that is not a substitute for working through the entire cleaning cycle automatically. The output from the drain hose seems sluggish. Is there some place before the pump cleanout where things can get caught? If so, where is that and how do I get at it to clean things out? Thank you for your help.

Hi Carl,

The root of this problem is slow draining. So, the first thing you want to do is listen to this episode of my podcast where I explain how to track down this problem in a GE front loading washer ==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/04/04/ge-front-loading-washer-will-not-drain-even-after-the-pump-filter-was-cleaned-out-what-else-could-the-problem-be/

Don’t worry that it’s about a GE washer; as I explain in the podcast, the principles apply to all front load washers because they all work the same way.

If after listening to the podcast and applying the wisdom explained therein the problem still persists, then the only thing left is to replace the drain pump. It is actually not uncommon for these drain pumps to fail this way. Bearings wear out and starting binding randomly causing slow or no pump out problems with the resulting E:04 error code that you’re seeing.

You can buy the replacement drain pump for your Bosch washer with a 365-day return policy right here ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drain-Pump/436440/1106007?RCAID=24038

Replacing it is pretty easy, this page has some helpful tips ==> http://appliantology.org/blog/1/entry-408-tips-for-replacing-the-drain-pump-in-a-bosch-dishwasher/

If you need more help, come start a new topic in the Laundry Forum at the Appliantology Academy ==> www.Appliantology.org

GE washer wiring diagram

Your Name: Roger

Type of Appliance: Washer

Brand: GE

Model Number: WVSR1060A1WW

Your Precious Words:
ge_washer_gibson.pdf; I need a wiring diagram for the WVSR1060A1WW Washer. Is it possible for you to send the one you have to me.

Indeed it is! Here you go, buddy-row. Download and share with your friends. 8)

http://fixitnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/GE-Washer-WNSE4200-Tech-sheet-31-15412.pdf

This wiring diagram applies to all the following models:

EWA2000A0WW EWA2500A0WW EWA3000B0WW GKSE4200A0WW GNSE3160A0WW GWSE3160A0WW S4200B0WW WASE4220A0AA WASE4220A0WW WASE6280B0WW WBB3300A0AA WBB3300A0AA WBB3300A0WW WBB3300A0WW WBB5500B0WW WBSE2090A0AA WBSE2090A0WW WBSE3120B0CC WBSE3120B0WW WBSE4220A0WW WBSE5290A0WW WBXE2070A0AA WBXE2070A0WW WBXR1090A0AA WBXR1090A0WW WCSE3100A0AA WCSE3100A0WW WCSE3100A1AA WCSE3100A1WW WCSE4160B0CC WCSE4160B0WW WCSE4230A0AA WCSE4230A0WW WCSE6270B0WW WHSE3100A0WB WJSE3110A0AA WJSE3110A0CC WJSE3110A0WW WJSE4150B0CC WJSE4150B0WW WLSE3150A0AA WLSE3150A0WW WLSE4210A0AA WLSE4210A0WW WMSE3140A0AA WMSE3140A0WW WMSE4190A0AA WMSE4190A0WW WMSE4230A0WW WNSE4200A0AA WNSE4200A0WW WNSE5699A0AA WNSE5699A0WW WNSE6280B0WW WPSE3120Y1WW WPSE4200A0AA WPSE4200A0CC WPSE4200A0WW WPSE4270A0AA WPSE4270A0WW WPSE5290A0AA WPSE5290A0WW WSSE4220A0AA WSSE4220A0WW WSSE6280B0WW WTSE4210A0WW WVSR1060A0AA WVSR1060A0WW WVSR1060A1WW

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

GE refrigerator freezing food – How to check the damper and thermistors in a GE refrigerator

If your GE refrigerator is freezing food in the fresh food compartment (also called the “beer section”), then the two prime suspects are 1) the damper and 2) the thermistors (in that order).

The damper is the air port that lets cold air in from the freezer section to chill the beer section. You can see a diagram of the damper and troubleshooting flowchart on this page for most side by side units ==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/01/17/ge-profile-pss25-refrigerator-freezing-everything-in-the-fresh-food-compartment-regardless-of-temperature-setting-and-the-water-dispenser-quit-working-too/

A common problem with the GE refrigerator dampers is that the flapper will freeze in the open position or break off from the motor. You can check this visually by disassembling enough inside the beer section to get some eyeballs on the damper. Or you can actuate the damper in diagnostic mode and listen for it to open and close.

If your damper flapper is broken, you can buy the replacement damper and fan assembly with a 365-day return policy here:

Upper-line GE side by side refrigerators ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Damper-and-Fan-Assembly/WR49X10091/1055112?RCAID=24038

Lower-end GE side by side refrigerators ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Damper-Control-Assembly/WR09X10050/879153?RCAID=24038

Depending on whether or not your unit has the Custom Cool feature, your GE refrigerator will have four or five thermistors. This page shows the locations of them ==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/06/30/ge-profile-and-arctica-refrigerators-upgraded-thermistors/

And you can buy the replacement thermistors with a 365-day return policy here ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermistor/WR55X10025/914093?RCAID=24038

This article has detailed instructions and tips for checking the thermistors, download and share with your friends! 8)

http://fixitnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/GERefrigeratorAppliantologyDampersandThermistors.pdf

If you do need to replace the thermistors, this page has illustrated instructions for how to do it correctly ==> http://appliantology.org/blog/1/entry-337-how-to-properly-replace-the-thermistors-in-a-refrigerator-an-illustrated-and-annotated-guide/

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GE washer will not spin or drain

If your GE washer won’t drain, it won’t spin, either. But different things can cause this depending on whether it’s a top loader or front loader. Use the following two pages to help you depending on the type of washer you have:

Top loading washer ==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/04/12/ge-top-load-washer-does-not-drain-or-spin/

Front loading washer ==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/04/04/ge-front-loading-washer-will-not-drain-even-after-the-pump-filter-was-cleaned-out-what-else-could-the-problem-be/

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GE top load washer does not drain or spin

Your Name: Deb

Type of Appliance: Washer

Brand: GE

Model Number: WJSR2070B2WW

Your Precious Words:
WASHER DOES NOT DRAIN OR SPIN. IS THERE A FILTER TO CLEAN? I CHECK THE HOSE FROM THE WALL TO THE WASHER…CLEAR… ANY OTHER HOSES TO CHECK? OTHERWISE, COULD IT BE THE DRAIN PUMP?

Hi Deb,

Let’s have a look at the wiring diagram for your washer…

GE Washer WJSR2070B2WW Schematic

You didn’t mention anything about it but I’m assuming the washer agitates okay. Assuming that’s the case then, we can see in the wiring diagram that the lid switch must be okay. Because if it were not, the washer would neither agitate nor spin/drain.

So, with the lid switch ruled out, that really only leaves you with a bad drain pump or a blockage in one of the hoses to or from the pump.

You mentioned that you checked the hose from the wall to the washer. Did you check this hose all the way up to the pump? The way I do it is to remove the drain hose from the drain pump and then blow through the drain hose. You should clear an initial slug of water and then the hose should blow freely. This proves that the drain hose is clear.

If the drain hose is clear, then the problem lies elsewhere; either the drain pump itself or the suction hose going from the tub to the drain pump. By the way, the suction hose is simply the other hose attached to the drain pump. If you follow the drain hose from the wall all the way back to the pump, you have located the drain hose. The other hose attached to the drain pump is the suction hose.

You can check the drain pump suction hose by disconnecting the suction hose from the drain pump and pouring a little bit of water into the tub and then seeing if it comes out of the suction hose where it attaches to drain pump.

Finally, if both of the hoses on the drain pump, the drain hose and the suction hose, are clear, then that only leaves the drain pump itself as the problem. You can buy the new drain pump here with a 365 days return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drain-Pump/WH23X10013/908512?modelNumber=WJSR2070B2WW?RCAID=24038

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Replaced touchpanel on Maytag range now none of the keys are working

Your Name: Dacy

Type of Appliance: Oven/Range/Stove

Brand: Maytag

Model Number: mew5530ddb

Your Precious Words:
Certain numbers on my oven have not been working, then last week the bake button also stopped working. I replaced the control panel and now none of the keys are working. Could I have done something wrong in the installation or do I also need the computer behind the control panel? Do you have some installation instructions so that I can see if I missed any steps.

Hi Dacy,

First off, recheck all your connections to make sure they’re in the right place. Also, make sure the ribbon connector for the touchpanel you replaced is firmly seated all the way down in the receptacle on the control board computer. Disconnect it and reconnect it.

If all that checks out good, then probably what’s going on is that static electricity on your body took out the control board (the computer behind the touchpanel) when you were installing the new touchpanel. Based on your original problem description, replacing the touchpanel was the right thing to do but it may not have been done correctly.

The assembly and access to the touchpanel and control board are usually pretty straightforward– if you can replace the touchpanel, you can replace the control board. The most important installation instructions for installing the new touchpanel and/or control board is to ground out static electricity on your body!

These control boards contain very sensitive electronic components that are easily damaged by static electricity. Most people don’t realize just how susceptible to damage from static electricity they really are. This is why the installation instructions that come with the control boards will always have big notices about static electricity grounding from your body. In this regard, the most important step you can take is to wear a ground strap from your body to a grounded surface to ground out any static electricity you may be carrying. You can purchase the ground strap from your local radio shack store, they’re not expensive at all.

You can buy the new control board here with a 365 day return policy; return it even if you install it and it doesn’t fix the problem ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Oven-Control-Board/74008960/1035219?modelNumber=MEW5530DDB?RCAID=24038

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Refrigerator runs too cold, freezes food by the vent and compressor runs constantly

Your Name: Hec

Type of Appliance: Refrigerator

Brand: GE

Model Number: HTS16HBMFRWW

Your Precious Words:
I have a GE Hotpoint top freezer unit. The unit condensor fan in the bottom back runs constantly. Food will freeze if under vent. Currently, manageable at temp 1. The unit will turn off at the temp control (thermostat) if I turn to “0”. Other notes: my wife recently clean the coils (while plugged in) even though manual says to unplug it. The unit was backed up almost against the wall (bad air circulation) with lots of dust in the carboard-like grill. The light switch and thermostat have continuity by me checking them with a voltmeter (read near 0). I’ve attached the tech sheet. Any ideas?? Please HELP!! I’d love to fix this. “Teach me the ways of the samurai”

http://fixitnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/GE-HTS16HBMFRWW-Refrigerator-Tech-Sheet.pdf

Ahh, Grasshoppah, it is my pleasure to teach you the Ways of the Samurai. Come, sit at my feet while I make your enemies your footstool…

What you have here is a simple case of a cold control with welded contactitis. The cold control is the control that the temperature dial knob is connected to, the knob you have set at “1”. It’s not uncommon for the little electrical contacts inside it to wear over time, start arcing and eventually fuse together so they can no longer open in response to temperature changes. The control cuts off when you turn it to “0” because that’s a different internal mechanism. They are not field repairable– just replace it. This is the replacement cold control for your refrigerator, comes with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Temperature-Control/WR9X547/311070?RCAID=24038

If you need help installing it, we can help you with this in the Appliantology Academy ==> www.Appliantology.org

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Refrigerator section not cold enough but freezer temperature is good and air flow seems okay

Your Name: Paul

Type of Appliance: Refrigerator

Brand: Whirlpool

Model Number: ED25TEXHN01

Your Precious Words:
Seems that I can’t get the refrigerator section cold enough. Temp in the freezer reads 5 deg F while my the refrigerator reads 40 deg F steadystate. I’ve got the damper set for Freezer to Warmest and the Thermostat set to Refrigerator to Coldest. Airflow between the Freezer and Refrigerator seem good.

Hi Paul,

The freezer should be able to run at 0 degrees F with no problem. If you’re having problems achieving 0F in the freezer, then you probably need to clean the condenser coils. See this post for more on that ==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/04/07/how-to-clean-a-refrigerator-condenser-yourself-video/

But even at 5 deg F in the freezer, the only other reasons for the fresh food compartment (or “beer section”) staying too warm are the following:

1. Air flow problem.

This could be the air flow between the freezer and the beer section. You mentioned that the air flow seems good but I’m not sure how you’re assessing that. You should be able to feel the air blowing into the beer compartment from the freezer through the damper. But you should also check the return port. Since this refrigerator is a side-by-side unit, the return port will be located at the bottom, beside the crisper drawers. Not unusual to see this port get blocked by an errant plastic bag or some other debris.

The other thing that can affect air flow is door gaskets. Carefully check the door seal on the beer compartment door all the way around using a Federal Reserve Note. Close the Note in the door and pull it out, should give some resistance when you tug. Repeat this all along the perimeter, noting any gaps, tears, or shrinkage as these will all allow warmer, outside air into the compartment.

2. Light stuck on.

This one is less common, especially in Whirlpool refrigerators but can still happen. Easiest way to check this is by opening the beer compartment door and immediately reaching back and touching the light bulb before it’s had a chance to warm up. Should feel cold. If it’s hot to the touch, then you know the light is staying on when the door is closed and you’ll need to troubleshoot this. Could just be a bad door switch or the door liner isn’t striking the switch correctly. We can help you troubleshoot this in the Appliantology Academy ==> www.Appliantology.org

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How to replace the door latch switch in the newer model Frigidaire front load washers [video]

You’ll know you need to replace the door latch assembly in your Frigidaire Affinity front load washer if it:

– doesn’t run at all or, more commonly,

– tumbles but won’t spin

Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do and you don’t even have to pull the washer out to do it!

Here’s the part link to the door switch assembly with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Door-Switch/131763202/1531974?RCAID=24038

And this video shows you how to replace it:

You can find whatever appliance part you need through the parts search box at the top of the page at www.fixitnow.com. No harm in buying and trying with our 365-day, no-hassle return policy, even on electrical parts that were installed!

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Looking for a touchpanel for a Whirlpool dishwasher

Your Name: Owen

Type of Appliance: Dishwasher

Brand: Whirlpool

Model Number: GU1500XTLB2

Your Precious Words:
I need a new Touchpad for the Control Panel. It is an Ark-Les Corp item with P/N 8274590. Looks like I may need a dishwasher that is to be recycled, so I can remove the Touchpad. Can you direct me to such a machine?

Hi Owen,

You came to the right place! I just happened to have the touchpad and control panel for your dishwasher right here AND it comes with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Touchpad-and-Control-Panel/8534839/941404?modelNumber=GU1500XTLB2?RCAID=24038

If you’re looking to replace just the touchpad itself not pre-assembled into the control panel, well, good luck with that. Those are manufactured exclusively for Whirlpool Corporation and the way that works is that Whirlpool agrees to buy boocoo touchpads at a pre-negotiated, hefty discounted price. So, unless you’re prepared to buy several thousand, Ark-Les Corp probably won’t even give you the time of day.

Maytag Gemini range control panel stopped working, does not respond to key presses but the clock still works. How to fix?

Your Name: Verne

Type of Appliance: Oven/Range/Stove

Brand: Gemini

Model Number: MGR6772BDB

Your Precious Words:
The oven was working fine, then our ability to use the control panel stopped. We are now unable to use any useage functions, but the clock works and the oven lights remain on.

Hi Verne,

Thanks for your email! The key telling point here is that you are no longer able to use any of the functions via the control panel, yet the clock still works. This tells me that there’s either a bad connection on the ribbon connector from the touch pad to the control board or the touch pad itself is bad. Try this trick first:

Maytag Gemini Range Control Board

Looking up your model number, the touchpad and control board are sold as a combined unit. If the trick shown above fails to fix the problem, you’ll needs to replace the control board & touch pad assembly ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Oven-Control-Board/5701M57660/1488609?modelNumber=MGR6772BDB?RCAID=24038

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Electric dryer runs but doesn’t heat. Checked/replaced all the usual suspects. What’s left?

Your Name: bhoeff

Type of Appliance: Dryer

Brand: maytag

Model Number: pye2300ayw

Your Precious Words:
dryer runs but doesn’t heat. replaced thermal limit, hi limit, ohmed element o.k., check voltage L1 & L2 o.k., checked voltage on most large wires on timer o.k. timer clicks smooth. What’s next?

You’ve covered all the bases except one: the centrifugal switch in the dryer motor:

Dryer Motor Centrifugal Switch

The example shown is for a Whirlpool dryer but all dryer motors operate similarly. Some centrifugal switches are separately replaceable (like this one); some are not.

For an electric dryer no-heat complaint where you’ve checked everything else as you have and still not getting heat, that only leaves a bad centrifugal switch in the dryer motor. On most models, including yours, that means a new motor because the centrifugal switch is not separately replaceable.

Here’s the part link to your dryer motor with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drive-Motor/W10410996/2024638?modelNumber=PYE2300AYW

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Oven bake element sparked and arced! How to replace it safely? [video]

Your Name: Linda

Type of Appliance: Oven/Range/Stove

Brand: GE

Model Number: JBP26GS2WH

Your Precious Words: Where to begin my oven on Easter burn and arc so we shut the power off to it and we are wondering how to take the old one out..thank you so much.
Linda

Hi Linda, thanks for your email! Yes, these calrod elements used in all electric ovens can fail in dramatic and spectacular fashion. This video probably shows something like what you saw (just don’t do what this guy did):

Anyway, you can buy the replacement element you need for your range with a 365-day return policy right here ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Bake-Element/WB44X5082/3358?modelNumber=JBP26GS2?RCAID=24038

For others reading this with a different brand or model number range or oven, you find your replacement elements with the same 365-day return policy on this page ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/Range-Stove-Oven-Parts

As for replacing the bake element in your GE range, this video shows you how to do it safely and correctly:

You can find whatever appliance part you need through the parts search box at www.fixitnow.com. No harm in buying and trying with our 365-day, no-hassle return policy, even on electrical parts that were installed!

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