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Chit Chat / Re: Employment
« Last post by lesguns on November 23, 2014, 10:37:42 PM »
they hired a couple and may need more!
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Chit Chat / Re: Why do electronic control boards for appliances cost so much?
« Last post by AJ on November 23, 2014, 07:31:24 PM »
Yes, the graphing calculators is a good example. Had to buy my son one. I was shocked when I seen how much it was going to cost, for a calculator!
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Chit Chat / Re: Why do electronic control boards for appliances cost so much?
« Last post by afterblast on November 23, 2014, 07:28:03 PM »
no clue, some electronic stuff just stays stupidly expensive... best example I have is with graphing calculators...   back in high school I had to buy a ti 89 for a calculus class...    cost something like 130 bucks...   currently if you wanted to buy one.. even though it's been over a decade and the parts have to be cheaper to produce at this point they still cost about 130....
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Washer Repair / Re: GE top load washer, no motor inverter light
« Last post by rockinrobin on November 23, 2014, 07:23:55 PM »
I have attached the Service Bulletin from GE regarding defective Inverter Motor's.
If your number matches then call GE to request a free replacement.
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Washer Repair / Re: GE top load washer, no motor inverter light
« Last post by rockinrobin on November 23, 2014, 07:22:02 PM »
OK rockinrobin, I got the readings, for both Inverter Board and Main Control Board. All are within specification, except C7 pin voltages, which are 0 VDC under all conditions. This reading was obtained with the washer in field service mode agitate test, both high and low (Knob positions 6 & 7).

Seems like a smoking gun to indicate bad inverter motor assembly, yes?


Yes, replace the Inverter Motor.
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Chit Chat / Why do electronic control boards for appliances cost so much?
« Last post by AJ on November 23, 2014, 06:44:16 PM »
The cost of electronic appliance repair parts just seem to be going through the roof!

But at the same time we see other electronics drop in price, such as pc's and tv's.

Some may say the electronic items such as TV's and PC's are massed produced and that explains why they are so much cheaper.

If so then how do you explain how a electron computer board like the Raspberry Pi A+ can be sold for only $20.00
http://www.raspberrypi.org/

What the heck, only $20.00 folks!

I doubt very much that the raspberry pi is mass produced anything close to what TV's, PC's are or even our appliance control boards.

I have seen small defrost control boards that have less parts and less functions then a Raspberry Pi, yet the defrost board can cost 5x as much. Why is that?

There are some really creative people doing some pretty amazing things with the Raspberry Pi. I keep thinking that a Raspberry Pi should easily be able to turn a refrigerator compressor on and off based on box temp along with defrosting it when needed. So why are refrigerator control boards now costing hundreds of dollars when a electronic board like the Raspberry Pi can be sold for only $20.00?
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Washer Repair / Re: GE top load washer, no motor inverter light
« Last post by domain on November 23, 2014, 06:31:49 PM »
I'll take the case of beer.
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Washer Repair / Re: GE top load washer, no motor inverter light
« Last post by olyteddy on November 23, 2014, 05:59:20 PM »
Thanks olyteddy, but the sticker number does not start with 175D. Nice try, though.

I don't know where location D04 is, but I can guarantee you there is NO LED on that board (look at the pics - if you can find one I'll buy ya a case of beer!)
I don't drink beer but did you look at that service bulletin? The part number of all these motors starts with 175D. Example: 175D5106G036.


PS: There's the LED.
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: microwave arching like a welder!!
« Last post by Tuneup on November 23, 2014, 05:29:58 PM »
Thanks everyone;
"Toast" doesn't sound very repairable! The inside parts look good and clean. Them magnetron looks pristine except for the end of the antenna and the side of the wave guide where it is arching from and to.
 I would suspect that at least one part, or more would be the cause and not the entire microwave oven.
The 120 v going form the control board relay to the transformer is their and the control board is working OK. Their doesn't seem to be much more to the machine except for the turn table and fan and some of the minor switches and safeties that all are working!
Any other info from others that might have had experience with this situation would be great for everyone.
Thanks Rex
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: microwave arching like a welder!!
« Last post by domain on November 23, 2014, 03:47:42 PM »
Agreed. I have never found or been given an explanation by ANY manufacturer why that happens. Now if there is heavy build-up on the wave guide cover, that can happen too
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