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Washer Repair / Re: Whirlpool Washer
« Last post by DaleCaskanette on August 27, 2016, 07:17:49 AM »
does it pumpout and stop for a couple secons to engage neutral drain if not pausing timer is the issue.  if timer is pausing replace transmission
Washer Repair / Whirlpool Washer
« Last post by LSM on August 26, 2016, 11:30:22 PM »
Whirlpool Direct Drive, sometimes it wont spin. Clutch looks good. I don't see any wear. What else could it be. Motor is spinning and turning the pump but wont engage into spin.
This is one of the last production models. :thanks:
The truck is not the problem.  It is the tool bag.  My right arm is 5 inches longer, and the chiropracter is planning his boat payments around my work schedule! :2funny:
Washer Repair / Re: Whirlpool washing machine only works on spin cycle
« Last post by sheetmetaldan on August 26, 2016, 04:00:05 PM »
Ok Thanks Patricio I`ll search for ATC switch see what I find.
Dishwasher Repair / Re: Bosch Dishwasher Not heating Water
« Last post by scrapiron on August 26, 2016, 03:27:00 PM »
The switch you are describing, I think, is the flow switch in the heater housing. It's purpose is to make sure there is water in the machine and that it's being pumped at a proper rate before the heater is energized. It keeps the heater from melting things down. The proper water level should be just a little less than 1 " above the flat metal screen in the bottom of the tub.  It sounds like you have the proper amount of water. It wouldn't hurt to check for 120 volts AC coming out of the control at the point when it's supposed to be heating. Measure between neutral (white) and the red wire on plug 7 on the control. It's a 2 wire plug with a gray and a red wire. Since I'm assuming you have made sure that the filter screens are clean, the next thing to look at would be the wash pump. check for debris clogging the wash impeller or a damaged (separated) impeller. Anything that could affect the flow of water from the wash pump could cause that. I'll also attach a copy of the service info for that model. Good luck.
Chit Chat / Re: The world's last VCR will be manufactured this month
« Last post by deekin on August 26, 2016, 11:33:52 AM »
Pause, rewind, play..... Repeat  :oops:
Thanks a bunch for the reply and especially the video link. I was hoping it wasn't the control board but it is seeming more likely the culprit. Do you know of any way to test if is the control board for sure? By process of elimination with the heater, thermistor, and defrost thermostat it seems that the control board is the only thing left to replace but I would like to be sure seeing that it is $200 CAD.
They had many problems with them and you will have to program it when you get it. and this is the part number same as in the video.  WPW10503278
It is in the fresh food section like in this video.
I am having a defrost cycle issue with my Kenmore bottom mount freezer (Model #: 596.69283011).

The freezer is working, but fridge gets warm. Even before this happens I can tell it is going to happen with extra frost on freezer items and really hard ice cream. Also I usually find some frost on the back vent in the top part of the fridge too.

The compressor seems to be running fine and the back fan near the compressor does as well. Removing the back panel in the drawer freezer reveals that the coils are completely iced up. Blower Fan from freezer into fridge is free of ice and is still working.

I have manually defrosted 6-8 times so far and fridge seems to work fine after (sometimes for as little as a 1 week, sometimes as much a month or so).

My amateur troubleshooting to date:
- Tested defrost heater: continuity test showed between 0-50 (something like 30 or 40). Shouldn't be the problem.
- Tested thermistor: continuity test, room temp test was 6.8k ohms and ice water test was around 28k ohms. Shouldn't be the problem.
- Tested defrost thermostat: continuity test in glass of ice water didn’t give a reading, replaced this part with brand new. After almost a month, same issue again. Warm fridge and coils blocked up with ice.

I keep reading about the timer and I do not know where that is located on my fridge model. I am assuming it is not a mechanical timer and would mean replacing a circuit board?

I am currently at a loss…any help REALLY appreciated. This manual defrosting is getting old.
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