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Offline bakeray

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Test today
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:02:01 AM »
Today I took the hands on test for Whirlpool washers. My machine was bugged with 2 problems, both related. The complaint was it wont fill with water.

I checked the normal outside the machine stuff then went inside the machine. After a few minutes and some contiuity checks I found a the pink wire from the water temp selector broke, I fixed that and tested the machine. I now have cold water, no hot so I went back to the wiring diagram. I checked each wire in that circiut and all were good but between brown from the timer and and tan w/ red to the fill valve I should have had continuity in the heavy duty wash cycle, I didnt. 

I jumped the hot fill valve and it started filling so I narrowed it down to switch #11 in the timer.  Thats when I got stuck. I wasnt sure if the problem was the timer or the temp switch. I checked the temp switch and it was good.  Instructor said ok youve found the problem circiut, youve narrowed it down to the timer, now how do you check contact #11 in the timer.

 I was stumped then to because I hadnt got into a timer. He then explained out in the real world, the timer would be replaced. I pulled the cover off the timer and found electrical tape disabling #11.

Learned today dont second guess your meter and your ability to read a wiring diagram.

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Re: Test today
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 12:11:17 AM »
Awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Test today
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 12:58:51 AM »
Ill find out tomorrow how I did. It was an untimed test since it was our first, the next tests limit your time to 20 minutes. Instructor says I did fine but cant give me the final score until I turn in the service order. He said the whole idea behind this test is to make you comfy reading the wiring diagram and apply it to the machine your working on along with a common sense approach to the problem.


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Re: Test today
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 01:15:09 AM »
Wow Cool
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Re: Test today
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 06:57:31 AM »
Sounds like you did a great job!  O0
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Re: Test today
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 10:03:44 PM »
ask your instructor if he's ever worked on:   :rofl:

1)  any Frigidaire FL Washer Motor Control problem ...

2)  c.1996 Frigidaire Reversing Dryer ...

3)  Whirlpool Washer w/Soak Delay Board (W10104800) mounted on the Timer Motor
click on picture


4)  and/or may also use a (water level) Load Sense Switch (W10177795) (W10292584)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2010, 10:07:51 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Test today
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 01:33:41 AM »
ask your instructor if he's ever worked on:   :rofl:

1)  any Frigidaire FL Washer Motor Control problem ...

2)  c.1996 Frigidaire Reversing Dryer ...

3)  Whirlpool Washer w/Soak Delay Board (W10104800) mounted on the Timer Motor
click on picture


4)  and/or may also use a (water level) Load Sense Switch (W10177795) (W10292584)

We have one that has the  W10177795 load sense switch that was donated a few weeks ago, we were the first class to tear into it. Its got some other problems to that may make it worth more as scrap than as a teaching tool.  :D

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Re: Test today
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 05:12:17 PM »
I have replace many of these load sense switch... check for 120v at the violet and white wires...when in a fill point. if you have voltage it is fauilty...
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