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Washer Repair / Re: Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« Last post by rockinrobin on November 24, 2014, 06:22:02 PM »
Try some dishwashing liquid soap, apply a small amount to the outer edge of the bearing.
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: 240v wiring in phase?
« Last post by DaleCaskanette on November 24, 2014, 06:18:26 PM »
red and black wires are on the same bus bar and you only get 120 from black to white or red to white and black to red will be 0


red wire has to be on 1 bus bar and black on the other to get 220 from red to black
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: 240v wiring in phase?
« Last post by DaleCaskanette on November 24, 2014, 06:15:54 PM »
i am an appliance tech, have a g2 and gas pipe fitter ticket and apprenticed as an electrician . taught electricity at nights in a high school .   i am telling you the breaker is in the wrong location in the panel.
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: 240v wiring in phase?
« Last post by ticat900 on November 24, 2014, 06:06:46 PM »
most panels have a bakelite seperator where you plug in the breaker so you access the 2 phases  some panels only have specific locations where you can plug in a breaker to get 220  try removing the breaker and move it down one slot and measure for 220

but the guy is getting 120V at the stove on the red and on the black  so breaker would have nothing to do with it The way I understand
240V? what am I not understanding? I have hooked up 240V acouple times and simply plugged the double breaker into the panel
hooked red to one breaker and the black to the other. White to neutral/ground and all is well
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: 240v wiring in phase?
« Last post by vitruvius on November 24, 2014, 05:40:07 PM »
Thanks! I'll give that a try when I'm back home in about an hour.
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: 240v wiring in phase?
« Last post by DaleCaskanette on November 24, 2014, 05:37:20 PM »
most panels have a bakelite seperator where you plug in the breaker so you access the 2 phases  some panels only have specific locations where you can plug in a breaker to get 220  try removing the breaker and move it down one slot and measure for 220
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / 240v wiring in phase?
« Last post by vitruvius on November 24, 2014, 05:24:31 PM »
Hi there,

I've just installed an electric wall oven and am having some trouble with the wiring. I'd be really grateful if any of you have ideas.

After installing a new mini dual-pole 240v breaker and wiring in the oven, nothing happens at all--no lights go on, the panel stays dark, etc. Testing the connection at the back of the oven with a voltmeter, I read 120v across live-ground, 120v across the other live-ground, and zero volts across the two live wires (should be 240v). This suggests to me that the two live wires are in phase, rather than split-phase, and they're canceling each other to zero volts instead of adding to 240v.

The new dual-pole breaker is installed next to two other dual-pole breakers that supply my house's electric heat, which seems to be working fine, so I think the rails are functioning properly.

Any idea what's going on, and how I could fix the problem? I need the oven to make Thanksgiving dinner!
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: microwave arching like a welder!! ........Now fixed!!
« Last post by Tuneup on November 24, 2014, 03:38:29 PM »
It's Fixed!!
The cover between the magnetron and the  oven cavity, ( a mica type material), had a very small amount of debris that had made it's way into the magnetron side of the cover.  This was just enough to carbonize and create a spot for the magnetron to arch to. Instead of shooting its energy into the cooking cavity, it spent it arch to this debris. It was such a small amount.
I removed the cover and washed it well, then the waveguide was also cleaned. also clean the end of the magnetron were it was arching from. Put it all back together and tried it. It functions as normal now.
who would have guessed?
This debris looked as if something liquid has splattered on the wall just above the wave cover and run down the back side of the cover.
Looks as if we will cook with a cover over everything from now on.
Thanks everyone for your help, and I hope this will aid someone in the future
Rex
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Washer Repair / Re: Bosch Axxis Won't Start, Door Won't Lock
« Last post by dsmithpdx on November 24, 2014, 03:34:06 PM »
Just in case anyone else has this issue, the problem was indeed the door latch.  We ended up paying $250 for the part and labor to have it replaced...
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Washer Repair / Re: Whirlpool NO Hot Water
« Last post by Hubmonkey on November 24, 2014, 02:24:30 PM »
Board will not be here until tomorrow. .. will advise the results.
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