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Washer Repair / Re: manual de servicio
« Last post by sta2877 on April 24, 2017, 12:52:08 PM »
Que tension es? no sera 220v 50 hz?
Chit Chat / Appliance repair tech job opportunity - Questions
« Last post by kirkebea on April 24, 2017, 12:32:17 PM »
Hi all,

I've been offered an apprenticeship to become an appliance tech, but they are asking me to complete a 90 day "ride-along" period to see if I would be a good fit before being hired on as an actual apprentice. I would be paid during this period.

I guess to me this sounds a little strange. Why not hire me outright? I asked them about it, but they explained it to me as a time to see if I would be a good fit, and if I liked the profession. The service manager explained that they have had 3 people sign up as apprentices and leave after a year or less because they ended up hating it, so they are gun-shy to just hire me as an apprentice outright.

A little about me: this is a huge career change. I really have 0 appliance repair experience. My dad is a very well known tech in our area, and I grew up in the appliance tech world. I am very mechanically inclined, and I am a very quick study.

EDIT: They would also be giving me a truck to use to drive between job sites, and the 90 days would count towards my union hours when I did start the actual apprenticeship
Dryer Repair / Re: Samsung dryer hot to the touch (new heating element)
« Last post by Blaiser on April 24, 2017, 08:52:52 AM »
PhilippeB make sure your heating element coil is not grounded to the frame of the heating element cabinet - thus it would stay on all the time. Take your OHM meter and check to see if you have continuity from either lead of the heating element coil to the frame of the heating element case if you do that is your problem. Let us know what you find.
Dryer Repair / Re: My Electric Dryer Stops Working
« Last post by Blaiser on April 24, 2017, 08:44:59 AM »
It could be as simple as a stiff timer shaft and the knob has cracked and the timer is stuck in the OFF POSITION. Take the timer knob off and try to turn it with a pair of pliers then try to start it.

GE Dryers are well known for STIFF TIMER SHAFTS. Let us know what you find.
Dryer Repair / Re: My Electric Dryer Stops Working
« Last post by mz3own on April 24, 2017, 06:12:30 AM »
GE dryers are not very user friendly to work on. Unless you are VERY HANDY at taking things apart and using a meter to test and OHM out items you will get very frustrated and in over your head very quickly.
If you feel comfortable ok, then I would start with check power coming to the dryer, should have 240vac (BE CAREFUL, THIS CAN KILL YOU)
Second I would check the door switch, Open the door, does the drum light go on? If yes, press the door switch, does the light go off?
The next step need you to gain access to the heater. Need to remove two screws in the lid, open dryer door bend down and look up in the bend of the door opening, you will see two screws remove those. The top will tilt up. Check the belt, see if it's broken.
I'll stop there for now.
Dryer Repair / Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Last post by landerson143 on April 24, 2017, 06:09:08 AM »
Good info on this topic.  I just had the same problem with our DLEX2655.  Hearing it could be a relay, I unplugged the dryer, removed the three screws holding the top on, slide it off and lifted out the control board.  Not knowing which part was the relay, I tapped each part on the board with a screwdriver handle and plugged the dryer back in.  Problem solved at least for now.  Maybe a new board in our future though.
Tools, Equipment & Other Products / Double French door?
« Last post by BruceJeremy on April 24, 2017, 02:45:44 AM »
I want to install double french door in my lounge, and for that i need some suggestions from you guys.
Dryer Repair / Re: My Electric Dryer Stops Working
« Last post by hudson90donald on April 24, 2017, 01:50:57 AM »
If it does not start at all.

Can you restart it right away or do you have to wait several minutes and then it can be restarted?

Thanks For Reply

I restarted it several times, but it doesn't start at all.
Dryer Repair / Re: My Electric Dryer Stops Working
« Last post by hudson90donald on April 24, 2017, 01:47:52 AM »
does it run and not heat?
does it not start at all?

Thanks For Reply

Yes it not start at all. 
Washer Repair / Re: Maytag MHW5100D Completely Dead
« Last post by JohnInPA on April 23, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
On a related note.......

I know that a surge protector is a good idea to reduce the likelihood of this happening again.......but I have always been a fan of fuses when at all possible.  Would it be worthwhile to put a fuse on the hot power supply line coming in to the main board from the plug ?  I would think that 15 amps would suffice.  Machine is rated at 12 Amps and 120 Volts.

We have power outages every time there is inclement weather, seems to me that surge protection along with a fuse between the power in and the main board would offer the best possible protection.  Outside of unplugging that is.

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