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Noticed water on the floor and found door dispenser dripping water.
Is this an easy fix.
Chit Chat / Just joined!
« Last post by vikingrepairsTO on March 26, 2015, 01:31:22 PM »
I'd like to introduce myself, I work for VIKING Appliance Repair and we are looking for a forum with like-minded people.  Seems like we have found it! 
I did change all 3 thermistors as you suggested. The evaporator one was the easiest since it had some length on the wire. Fridge seems to be cooling well this morning.

Thank you for sharing your expertise, I appreciate it more than I can say.
Dishwasher Repair / Maytag MDB5000AWW leaking water and not completing cycle
« Last post by Gerald on March 26, 2015, 10:29:37 AM »
Maytag dishwasher is leaking water and not completing wash cycle. Can this be from a worn door seal and door latch
Fast track works just fine.  Thanks!
Washer Repair / Re: Kenmore VERTICAL MODULAR WASHER - Slow Final Spin
« Last post by RAH52 on March 26, 2015, 05:44:30 AM »
Ive also done loads of these , one you've mastered them there not bad at all .I,ve scrapped a couple out and robbed the book ...helps alot when you don't have to pop the top to get at the manual . Procedure is the same on all of them .That being said every now and then you'll get one that throws you for a loop ....its usually when you can't get a consice description of the problem from the customer ,there all over the map with their issues .
Washer Repair / Re: Kenmore VERTICAL MODULAR WASHER - Slow Final Spin
« Last post by afterblast on March 26, 2015, 12:09:54 AM »
also.. if the seal is leaking and you can hear the bearings grinding while it's spinning and giving the above symptoms you might want to pull the actuator off and get a look at it... it senses the speed optically and when the gearcase seal fails it tends to leak grease everywhere.. if it coveres the sensor on the actuator it won't be able to sense.... most of the time you can wipe the actuator clean, put it back in and run a calibrate cycle and it'll be fine... however the gearcase seal is still leaking... so your not really better off  :P
Washer Repair / Re: Kenmore VERTICAL MODULAR WASHER - Slow Final Spin
« Last post by afterblast on March 26, 2015, 12:01:37 AM »
the vast majority of these that I see not spinning fast are due to the actuator not reading the speed...

if it has the error code for "motor unable to hit target rpm f7e7", or "basket speed sensor fault, f7e1" I find it's usually the actuator...  the newer ones have a tachometer test mode that lets you spin the basket by hand and will flash the lights on the front sequentially to show if it's detecting it spinning.  if it doesn't flash then the first thing I'd try would be changing the actuator...   every once in a blue moon it will be the harness... and I've had one that required a new board..    if you have one that doesn't have the tach test mode what you can do is put the unit into manual test mode, and put it into a high speed spin.. if the actuator isn't sensing the speed properly it will start to spin up.. then flash the lights and stop spinning because it can't sense the top speed. it will store a new error code and lock up..   unplug, plug it back in, and then you can check the stored error codes to verify.

of course the above is if it's draining properly....

if you didn't already know the manual is tucked in a plastic pouch in the front left of the case... if you have skinnyish arms you can pull it out without having to flip the top up....   would love to know why WP didn't make these tops like the one on the cabrio with 2 clips on the front rather than the screws on the back.... of course now I've run into the new cabrios that have the same tops as these.... so if it's in a closet you have to half climb over it no matter what you do...  >:(

honestly the vmw's aren't to bad to work on in my opinion...    course theirs a ton of them in my area so I've had a LOT of practice  ::) which doesn't really bode well for them I guess...

it is fun to watch the look on my customers faces when I can walk up to the washer, read the codes, and put it in test mode by memory... always get the "how in the heck did you do that" look  ;D
Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Frigidaire doesn't dispense ice
« Last post by jjohanson on March 25, 2015, 11:43:21 PM »
I took it apart and found and checked the switches you were talking about and they are in good shape. I believe the solenoid that opens the door is at fault because i pressed the dispensor and then opened the dispensor door manually and the auger started and dispensed ice. I noticed the the wires coming from the solenoid are soldered. Is just this solenoid replaceable without soldering? or do i have to replace the whole assembly?
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