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Mmmmm good trick I always put a large towels there I bring up 2 with me in n out under 20 minute when I have my steam gun hair dryer at least 40 minute lol
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Dryer Repair / Re: Amana gas dryer NGD4655EW1
« Last post by Thorning on January 16, 2017, 10:54:27 AM »
The hi temp t-stat was found to be not working, This is the one on the burner vertical duct up near the top but is in the lower position. A different part is being used as a temp substitute. With the drum out and the unit turned to timed dry it will fire up and run the burner for about 10 seconds before shutting off. after about 90 to 120  seconds it will again fire for about 10 seconds. I have checked every other item on this unit and cannot find any problem. I am very suspicious about the gas valve but it fires up properly but only for about 10 seconds. This gas valve is unusual in the configuration of the coils. Anyone else with any experience on this type of Amana gas dryer. It is a low priced unit but in like new condition. The parts illustrations I have found so far do not look like the typical coils and valve on a Maytag or Whirlpool ?
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 I picked up one of the rollaround models at Harbor freight about five months back for around $110, I had a coupon for 20% off and used it to buy the extended warranty on it and saved the receipt so I figure if it dies I'll just take it back and get it replaced. One good trick I found is to take a shopvac  in with you while steaming and attach using zip ties a straight metal pole to the house so that you can set the hose in the bottom of the evaporator Drain pan to catch the water is it drips down, so you're not in danger of overflowing the pan, while you do this turn the shop vac so The air it's blowing out is aimed into the refrigerator compartment, and it will blow the steam out of the way after it's hit the evaporator so that you can see what you're doing. bucket shopvacs work perfectly for this...
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Another item to check for cleanliness is the 1/4" pressure sensing hose and its air-bell. If that's clogged the machine will overflow. If the hose is fouled I'd replace that too. No point risking a flood for 50 worth of hose.


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Dryer Repair / Maytag neptune... No heat
« Last post by Mysmith146 on January 15, 2017, 06:06:18 PM »
Hi there. I have a maytag neptune dryer that runs but produces I heat. We  have checked continuity on the element, the thermostat and the fuse. All are good. Suggestions please?
Model # is mde5500ayw
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Dryer Repair / Amana gas dryer NGD4655EW1
« Last post by Thorning on January 15, 2017, 04:55:55 PM »
I just picked up an Amana gas dryer from a dealer who did not want to repair it although it is in like new condition. I was told it would not heat properly. It lights off the burner but only runs a short time before shutting off the gas. It appears that the one t-stat is at fault which I presume is a regulating t-stat. It has the following markings on the surface exposed to the heating duct. L180-30F   and a p/n on the opposite face 315240.  I have several others in my junk drawer that I am considering using but need to know how close I should try and match this rating ? Also noted that the gas valve coils are not individual coils but rather a combined unit. The electrical connectors are the same as almost every other gas type dryer I have ever worked on.  This is a new one to me and wondered if the old type coils will work on this unit. Also I dont think the coil assembly will come off without partially dismantling the gas valve  which is different than any I have ever worked on in the past. Can anyone assist me on this problem area and the interchangeability of the gas valve coils ? An illustration showing these items on a parts page would be handy also.
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I have a Bosch SHE4AM15UC Dishwasher that won't drain and complete a cycle.

Short Story: If drain the water myself and start dry, the dishwasher appears fine and the impeller runs for 30 seconds continuously with no strange noises.  If I start with water in the bottom, the impeller runs for 4-5 short bursts and then the dishwasher displays the clean light.

I've cleaned the hoses.  I tried changing the drain pump and that didn't work. Then I tried changing the computer board. That didn't work either.

Long Story: When I start it, I hear the drain impeller try to run for 4-5 short bursts.  After that the Dishwasher displays the clean light, like it has completed the cycle.  The entire process takes less than a minute.

I opened the drain area and found some string and junk tied around the impeller.  I cleaned that, closed it all up and ran another cycle.  This time, I heard the drain motor run consistently for around 30 seconds, instead of short bursts (the was no standing water, so the impeller didn't have any work to do).  The dishwasher then successfully moved onto the next part of the cycle.  I thought I fixed it.

I stopped it, to restart the cycle, this time with water in the bottom.  Again, 4-5 short bursts from the impeller, and then the clean light.  So it's consistent, it works with no water in the bottom, but fails when there is water in the bottom.


Sounds like the airgap near the kitchen faucet has crud in it.  Here's a video on how to clean it:




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Washer Repair / Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Last post by Scottflint on January 15, 2017, 04:30:54 PM »
Might be that the green start button is no longer pressing in on the small red button on the interface.

Here's a video that shows how to fix the broken start button with duct tape and glue.

It works well: 

Good luck,

Scott
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: Service Manual Kenmore #790.96542602
« Last post by Blaiser on January 15, 2017, 07:20:25 AM »
Board on Right was replaced.
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UPDATE on the Kenmore Convection Oven with the Front Left Ceramic Element that won't lite I replaced the Small Simmer Board ( RANGE RELAY BOARD 316429301) on the back of the Cabinet and everything is back to normal. Sometime this week I pull my old Board apart and find out (God willing) to which relay or diode that is shot and post some pictures. Hoping to hone down on the Exact one.
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