Archive for General Appliance Repair
Basic Repair Manual Series
You might think you need to replace the whole Display Control Board to fix the problem. Not so!
Remove the Display Control Board from the front panel and look at the LED Display.
As you can see, the LED cover for the display has slipped down.
Remove the plastic LED cover and you will see the LED segments below.
Align the plastic cover with the LED segments below.
If your appliance has a electronic display then chances are the manufacture has incorporated error/fault codes into it. When your appliance stops working correctly these codes can help you diagnose what is wrong with your appliance. The error/fault code will either be displayed on the appliance as a alphanumeric code or a series of blinking lights when the appliance encounters a problem.
Information about the error/fault code can be found on the tech sheet that the manufacture has placed inside the appliance. Usually behind the control panel or behind some other access panel that must be remove to service the appliance. This tech sheet will tell you the meaning of the code being displayed on your appliance along with addition diagnostic information and repair procedures.
If your appliance is displaying a error/fault code that is not listed on your tech sheet then the main control board is most likely at fault.
The tech sheet for your appliance will also include a lot of additional diagnostic and repair information such as testing procedures for individual parts along with instruction for entering special diagnostic modes on your appliance.
Noticed a new edition of a great book for DIYers and appliance techs came out this year.
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