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1 Jeff March 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

My front load frigidaire washer stops when it gets to the rinse cycle and will not spin.If you put it on delicate it will go all the way through cycle.

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2 Charles Purser March 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm

I have a LG dle2140w Dryer that will run for about 20-30 minutes and then cuts off.
The power does come on inside (light) but the entire display will not power on.
After 30 minutes or so the unit will power back on and work normally for another 20-30 minutes then cut off again.
We have replaced the dryer electric cord and the outlet and still have this issue.
The breaker has never tripped at any time.
What would cause the dryer to cut off and act as though there is no power for 30 min mid cycle yet the interior light comes on when you open the door?
A bad motor, thermostat or possibly the control panel?

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3 JUDY SLIWA March 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

I have a Hotpoint Refrigerator model HSS25IFMWW side by side.
The refrigerator is not cold.
The freezer is working fine. What could be the problem?

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DIY Project Help Tips 4 DIY Project Help Tips March 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm

JUDY SLIWA,
Check this article on our website – as this will show you why and how to fix the fridge is warm but freezer is cold.
-RR

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5 Rocky K. March 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm

I have a Maytag fridge model MFD2561HES, about 12 yrs old. Locked itself on too-cold temp in fridge. Purchased & installed a new HV circuit board but then the buttons on the control panel inside won’t respond to program it. Had to replace the old circuit board just to keep the fridge cold. Do I need a new control panel as well now?

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6 Jeannie March 14, 2017 at 1:02 am

My dryer will heat when there is nothing in it, but won’t heat when it has clothes in it. I cleaned the lint vent. What’s wrong??

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7 Robert Cochran March 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm

I have Samsung double door refrigerator – freezer RS265TD – RS267TD
The freezer works fine, but the temperature setting goes from 38 degrees to 60 degrees soon after the fridge door is opened.
The refrigerator doesn’t cool, but the freezer works fine.
Food will spoil.

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8 Gerald Lockwood March 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm

I have a Whirlpool american fridge freezer model number S20B RSB 21 AG.
The fridge and freezer are working fine.
After working, every now and again, it starts to make a clicking noise.
But if you open one door for a minutes it stops.
This cycle starts again sum times after opening the door.
Could you tell me how to cure this problem?

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9 Steve March 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

I have a Bosch SHX46A05VC 9 yrs old and worked fine until today.
Burnt plastic smell.
Opened door panel and found part of wiring harness literally melted into the heavy plastic backing panel.
No evidence of broken wires though something must have been shorting over a long period to make this mess.
Should I attempt to replace the entire harness or give up and buy a new dishwasher?

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10 Gordon C March 10, 2017 at 9:20 pm

I have a BOSCH NEXXT 500 series front load clothes washer that seems not to spin at MAX rate any more. Clothes coming out wet. Machine is 10 years old but worked well up until today. The drum still rotates and appears to pump nearly all the water out of the machine. I noticed that the drum will rotate unevenly at low speeds. It might be a loose belt issue but I am not a repairman for this appliance. Thoughts?

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11 Jessica March 10, 2017 at 5:08 am

I have a Whirlpool washer that will run water and do the clothes but won’t spin out all the water.
I tried to reset it and it spun but you could hear a grinding noise and then it stopped again.
The lock light for the lid just keeps flashing, when it never did that before.

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12 Lynda sebring March 10, 2017 at 4:44 am

My 7 yr old Whirlpool Cabrio top loader locks, unlocks, locks again and there is a long delay before it starts to fill.
Sometimes it has an electrical smell.
I have reset it several times.
It locks, senses, unlocks, locks again and has a long delay before it starts to fill.

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13 David March 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

I have a whirlpool w1037751. I just replaced the ice maker because it no longer made ice. That job was a success.
My problem now is that it doesn’t stop making ice! I have to bag the ice each day because it fills the tray and keeps making ice. It never did this before.

Any suggestions on what the problem is and how to fix it?

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DIY Project Help Tips 14 DIY Project Help Tips March 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

David,
There is a timer mechanism or sensor that is part of the ice maker that may be faulty or not connected electrically.
The timer or “ice level sensor” may be the issue.
Did you replace with an OEM Whirlpool ice maker?
Check it out and let us know what you find.
-RR

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15 Joel March 6, 2017 at 4:28 pm

I have a Samsung dishwasher. Model # DMT300RFB. There was a small spoon that fell into the bottom of the unit, so I had to disassemble it to remove. When I disassembled, 2 gaskets fell out. When reassembling, the gaskets were too long to fit back into the grooves. Could they have stretched out? Wanted to make sure that I’m not doing something wrong before I order new gaskets.

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DIY Project Help Tips 16 DIY Project Help Tips March 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Joel,
If the gaskets are not usable because they are stretched out, replace them with original OEM Samsung Dishwasher gaskets.
Find them on Amazon for less money.
-RR

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17 Robin Bucio March 6, 2017 at 6:34 am

I have a GE top loading washer model number GTWN4250DOWS purchased it in 2011 and have had to replace the drum valves water valves for hot water dispenser inside the machine cuz it leaked even after the washer had stopped running.
It has needed new wheels I guess cuz it has been off balance and the pieces broke 2 different times.
Now today I washed a load of laundry and it stopped after it half drained out but would not spin out.
We checked the lid switch and then bypassed it so I could finish laundry until the piece I ordered can be delivered.
After the 2nd load it did the same thing but this time my clothes had been soaking wet.
I checked the hose that goes into the white box on left bottom side and took it off and then placed it back on as it was not clogged or dirty.
When I tried again, the drain and spin was making a noise like it was trying to drain but the agitator was not moving.
Could it be the timer switch or control panel?
Or could it be that my washer has a fail safe lock and cuz the lid switch is broke it senses it and will not work to drain and rinse?
I did buy the extended warranty on this so I had 5 years of warranty but it expired 11/2016 and in September 2016 I had them come out and check it for more issues.
That’s when they decided to replace the drum and all the pieces that go with it and they replaced the 2nd set of wheels to rebalance it.
I honestly think I got a lemon when I bought this washer cuz from the 2nd day I had problems and it just has not stopped.

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DIY Project Help Tips 18 DIY Project Help Tips March 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Robin Bucio,
Check the timer assembly or control panel for loose wiring and also with a meter to be sure it is working properly.
-RR

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19 mujji March 5, 2017 at 6:19 am

How to fix the SUD error on Samsung front load Ecobubble option washing machine?

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20 Max March 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

ET22DMW00 Whirlpool refrigerator with freezer on top, refrigerator on bottom. Has working ice maker. Makes ice & both refrigerator & freezer are able to keep cold temp. Problem is that (apparently) randomly the back of the freezer (where the coil is housed) will get a hot spot.in the lower center. If touched at this time it’s so hot, you are unable to continue to hold your hand against the back wall. This will last for no more than 5 minutes at which time there is hot water that drains from behind the back wall of the freezer and into the refrigerator section below through the drain hole. About half a cup of hot water is discharged. Then everything goes back to normal and the heat disappears and the water stops. Then anywhere from 12 hours to 24 hours later it happens again.

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21 jim walker February 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

I have a GE GSS25LGMB refrigerator with a leaking water tank. Is it possible to bypass the tank? I don’t need cold water, just water to ice maker.

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22 Barry February 28, 2017 at 4:06 am

Hi, I own a Whirlpool Cabrio H20 low wash system. Model # is WTW5600 XWO. The washer is 7 years. It has worked perfectly up until a month ago. So my problem is this, using the Normal cycle wash, warm water, high spin speed, He detergent and fabric softner. When washer is on spin cycle then finishes , all green LED are off indicating wash is finish. I open the lid and find my small to medium load still wet.To wet to put in the dryer, so I end up selecting the Drain / Spin cycle and spins out excess water on the clothes.There is no standing water in tub, just excess wet colored clothes.i have replace the drain pump with no change.Other cycle selections Whites , Heavy Duty also doesn’t spin out water leaving clothes wet enough to select Drain / Spin cycle to finish draining. Any helps or suggestions would be greatly appreciated . Thanks Barry

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23 Jim Walker February 28, 2017 at 12:58 am

I have a GE GSS25LGMB with a leaking water tank. Is it possible to by pass the tank. Not concerned with having cold water, just want water to ice maker.

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24 Mike February 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

My washer MTW6600TQ0 will not clear the SD error. I have removed tub and cleaned under. I removed the drain cover and cleaned. I checked the discharge hose and it\’s fine. I unplugged machine for 8 hours. I ran a load with no clothes and no soap and still get the SD error. The biggest question is where is the suds sensor?

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25 michael W Anderson February 23, 2017 at 8:18 pm

I have a Frigidaire freezer model FFU14F5HWG the high temp light is on the compressor won’t kick in I replaced the run capacitor and relay compressor still won’t run do you know what it could be?

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26 Peter Ulf February 21, 2017 at 2:01 pm

I have a Samsung dryer model no. DV409AEW/XAA. I moved to Europe and it is giving me a PF message. Do I need a special 50 hz board? All I can find is part number #DC92-00257A, but no special marking for 50 hz. Is there another part number I can use? Can you point me in the right direction to solve this? Thank you

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27 Cathy W. February 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

I’ve got a problem with a Kenmore washing machine model no. 110.26012010. It no longer works in 1/2 of the cycles. For example: select ‘Bulky’ cycle. Press Start. The cycle starts by testing the lid lock, then moves on to ‘sense’ the load to see how much water to use (all normal so far). But when it’s time to start adding water, the machine ‘freezes’ and will overload the breaker unless the power is interrupted. The Power Off button won’t work, it must be unplugged from the wall. This scenario only happens on 1/2 of the cycles – the other cycles work just fine from beginning to end (so far, at least!).

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28 Louis DeVos February 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm

I have a Samsung rsg257aars/xaa fridge. The ice maker dispenser and water dispenser stopped working (but is still being made). Checked codes and got a r-1c code – defrost sensor error. Appliance repair came and replace front panel board, and tried the ice dispenser. A few came out, but when he dumped the ice in the sink and turned around, he started getting a f 1-d code – fan motor part error. So he took that board out and put the old one back in, and got the original r-1-c code again.

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29 Adam February 3, 2017 at 1:45 am

I have a Whirlpool washer overflowing. I’ve replaced water fill sensor, hose and inlet valve still overflowing.

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DIY Project Help Tips 30 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Adam,
Even though you replaced all the obvious parts to fix the overflowing issue on your Whirlpool washer, you may have a control board issue or an issue with the timer assembly.
Check all wires and test the wiring with a meter to be sure all parts receive power.
-RR

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31 Martin January 31, 2017 at 12:53 am

I have a Westinghouse fridge freezer, I need to know how to connect the wires to a part. The main power wires, where do they connect to, there is a capacitor an overload relay a round part with two spade connectors, also I believe a start relay which has four spade connectors.
Does the main power wires connect the overload relay?
If so which wire to which spade connector… if so does the capacitor connect to the start relay?
Which wires go on which of the four on the start relay?

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DIY Project Help Tips 32 DIY Project Help Tips February 1, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Martin,
What is the model number of your Westinghouse fridge freezer?
We cannot assist with any wiring if we do not know which type of Westinghouse fridge freezer you have….
-RR

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33 Edwin Rivera January 28, 2017 at 3:16 am

I bought a m460-g for my electric dryer but the new one has more terminals than the old one and the terminals of the old one were labeled with colors, the new one is labeled with letters and it’s the same model.

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34 Dharampal Mahour January 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Lg washing machine shows AE error, how i fix it

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35 Terry March 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

I have a Frigerdale refrigerator that leaks inside and leaks on the floor what could be the problem?

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36 Troy January 15, 2017 at 10:30 pm

I have a GE GDF520PGJ0WW dishwasher that is just over a year old and it quit drying. Of course the settings are good. I’m no expert, but I checked continuity of the heating element, thermostat, and all wiring up to the control board. Not finding any faults, I just replaced the control board, ran a cycle and it is still not heating. What else can I check? Is it possible the heating element is bad even though it has continuity? Help!

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37 John December 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

I have a samsung wa13sp washing machine and the water supply does not enter the machine

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38 Mark December 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm

I have a Frigidaire Gallery FG102474QF38 dishwasher, the display shows i30 and the drain motor runs continuosly. I tried shutting it off with the breaker to reset it but when i turn it back on the motor continues to run. and am unable to reset with any control panel buttons. Any ideas?

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39 jim v December 19, 2016 at 4:57 pm

My Whirlpool dishwasher, model GU2300XTVB will not respond to any control functions.
This model is about 9 yrs old and has a push button electronic touch panel.
The last cycle was a rinse.
I believe it worked but now the light is on for washing and there is no response to any buttons.
There are no flashing lights and I have turned the power off/on with no results.
The lights are not as bright as they were so the pots/pans might be light?

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40 Ralph D. December 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

What kind of screw heads are in a Panasonic microwave oven? Model # NN-SN797S? They look like Trox screw heads but they aren’t. Phillips nor square drives fit either.

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41 Tony December 12, 2016 at 2:26 pm

I have a Whirlpool side by side fridge/freezer Model WRF40 IX and WRF36XR9WG.
It has an electronic temperature control that displays 1 to 5 as soon as the temp is adjusted higher than three, it clicks on and off.
It sounds as if it is trying to switch on the compressor.
If the temp is adjusted to three it works fine.
I have replaced the control board previously, which solved the problem, previously it worked on level 4, but now it only works on 3.
It is very costly to replace this board every two years.

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42 Jane December 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

I have a Samsung dishwasher Model # DMT400RHS. About a year ago the drain hose had to be replaced. Now a year later, a light was blinking on the HEAVY cycle button which meant a “Leakage error”. I checked the drain hose and it was fine with no leaks but there were some drops of water where the Leak Sensor is located. I took that apart and dried it off, put it back together and the blinking light stopped. I ran a DELICATE cycle and at the end of that cycle the HEAVY light was blinking again. I again took everything apart and there was a little bit of water by the Leak Sensor but this time there was some water on the left side of the tub up under the insulation. I don’t know what else to check without completely disassembling the whole darn thing. All of the hoses appear to be dry and not wet to the touch.

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43 Doreen December 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Our dishwasher bosch is showing a tap sign what should we do

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44 Izzy Markov December 11, 2016 at 2:34 am

My Kitchenaid dishwasher KUDK01ILBS3 stopped responding to the Start button. I could get it to reset by powering it off and on and pressing Cancel, but that was all. So I replaced the control board. The machine ran one wash to the rinse cycle and stopped, with the Normal cycle light blinking. There’s water in the machine. Pressing Cancel makes both Normal and Cancel lights blink together. Reset by power off has no effect — it runs the motor briefly and goes back to described state. Do I need to replace anything else?

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45 Robert Donovan December 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

I have a GE dryer all switches check for continuity.
Limits, thermostat, high temp, centrifugal, idler arm, heating elements, selector switch, timer a to b, and cords good.
Dryer tumbles but no heat.
Has anyone seen this before?

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46 Jonathan December 6, 2016 at 12:36 am

I have a Whirlpool duet wed8300sw0 model front load dryer, it stopped heating so I tested every sensor, heating element, thermostat for continuity.
All have continuity minus the smaller thermostat of the 2 on the side of the heat element.
I looked on YouTube and a guy said to tap it on the ground to fix it so I did that and now the dryer heats.
But, the problem is I ran the dryer for 5 min and turned it off and you can open the door and smell the heat and the back of it is really hot.
Not hot enough to burn you but enough to think something is wrong.
After I turned power off, I think it is still getting hot even when dryer is powered off, so I got worried an unplugged it.

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47 Brandon R. December 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm

We have a Frigidaire model FFHB2740PS. First, the water dispenser began shooting out water without having the water dispenser pressed in, the display gave the error SY CS. The compressor was running, the freezer cooling, but no refrigerator or lights in the refrigerator. I pulled the control panel and it had water in it, we learned that the refrigerator had been in a flood. I dried out all of the control panel, after plugging back in the refrigerator display blinks and the refrigerator does not turn back on.

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48 Yvonne Cunningham December 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

I have a washing machine L612WM13.
I cannot open the door and it is showing E21 on the display and I think this means I need to clean the drain filter.
I looked at the manual and it says I need to open the service flap.
However, my machine does not have a service flap, can you tell me how to access the drain filter?

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49 Steve Sauer December 2, 2016 at 11:13 am

I have an LG TROMM front load washer. I left a small metal tool in my jeans pocket, and it ended up jamming the drum from spinning. By the time I realized what happened, the breaker tripped in my breaker box. I reset the breaker. Now I get no display, no nothing on the washer. I tested the receptacle, and it’s hot. I pulled the top off the washer and tested a few things with my meter. It is getting power to at least the first few “little boxes”. I’m thinking that there must be a way to reset the machine, but see no button or fuse.

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50 Belinda Gregory December 2, 2016 at 5:13 am

I have a 2006 electric range Whirlpool model GR673LXSB1.
WHEN I use the oven for long periods the oven will not turn off.
I have to flip the breaker to turn it off.
It has electronic control panel.
Also has confection oven.

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51 Kurt November 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

I have a Whirlpool gold GD5RHAXNT00.
The bulb in the refrigerator was barely glowing and there was a buzzing in the bottom of the fridge.
I unscrewed the bulb and the noise went away.
Screwed it back in and the same thing happened.
The light in the freezer is fine and everything else works.
But the display in the fridge for the filter and cold settings goes out when I screw the bulb in but works when I screw the bulb out.

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52 Stephanie Rife November 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm

I have a Stainless Steel Frigidaire Gallery. The model number is LGUB2642LF . On the display it reads SY CE. I have found that it SY CE means Communications Error at Power up and to check the wiring between the control board and user interface. Unfortunately, I am lost! I am not sure what that means or where those are. If I were to unplug the fridge and plug it back in after a few seconds, would that do the trick? Please, please help!!

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DIY Project Help Tips 53 DIY Project Help Tips November 15, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Stephanie Rife,
Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator with SY CE does mean a Communications Error at Power up.

You need to check where the wiring harnesses hook into the display board and to the main control board…. The main board is located either in the back of the fridge under a small panel or under the fridge. (main control board location will depend on your exact refrigerator)
Simply check that the wires are secure and not damaged.
Check some YouTube videos to be sure exactly where to check if you are still uncertain.
Let us know if you need more assistance or guidance.
-RR

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54 Shan November 15, 2016 at 1:33 am

We have a brand new Whirlpool WRS325FDAM refrigerator. It makes a high pitched whine that only my daughter can hear, and it’s driving her nuts. Once when we unplugged it and plugged it back in, I was able to hear it for a moment. Repair came out, couldn’t hear it, couldn’t find anything in the manual about it…and that was that. I’ve read many questions and comments on here, and the only thing I can find is it might be a fan?? Repair guy didn’t check that…other ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 55 DIY Project Help Tips November 16, 2016 at 12:14 am

Shan,
Check the evaporator fan and condenser fan as one of them may be bent, hitting the side, or the motor of one of the fans may be making the noise.
Where exactly is the noise coming from… top, inside, bottom, back???
-RR

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56 J Moenssen November 14, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Samsung,top load, will go to “dc” code on 99% of loads regardless of amount or type clothing in the machine.

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57 DAN November 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm

I’ve just gained possession of an ADMIRAL (Side by Side (GC2007)) fridge / freezer, not sure about its age , guessing about 12-15 years . Looks great after a good deep clean, the only trouble being it stopped working after 3 hours ! About that time the fuse tripped, I re-set the fuse and the same thing happened again, instantaneously. I left it overnight to ponder. The next morning I plugged it into another (ring-main, not covered by trip devices) socket. So, this is where we are now.. The RHS fridge light comes on, and nothing else ! No freezer, no freezer light, no start up noises.. dead as a dodo. I have no manual and cannot find any information on the web. Could it be ( from your pages) the Compressor Start Relay or start capacitor ( or both !). If they were faulty would they stop the freezer light from coming on.?!
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58 Joy G November 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm

My maytag centennial washer mvwc350aw1 spin cycle does not spin after the wash cycle is finished.The spin cycle gives a humming sound like a motor is working but nothing happens.

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59 colleen November 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

I have the samsung refigerator Model # RF4287HARS. The screen is showing OF OF….I tried to rset it by pressing the energy save button and lighting button at the same time for 8 seconds, it flashes several times and still reads OF OF. What am I doing wrong. Also the ICE off icon stays lit even though I did not turn off the ice.

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DIY Project Help Tips 60 DIY Project Help Tips November 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

colleen,
Check the Samsung Refrigerator OF OF repair page.
-RR

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61 Steve Vela November 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

I have a whirlpool gold refrigerator.. French door style. Well yesterday the front display board and buttons were working. I woke up this morning and all the lights on that front key pad are off and when I touch a button they all light up… When I went to get water they all light up and the fridge just beeps. Is there a certain button to press to get it back to normal?

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62 Joseph Childress November 12, 2016 at 2:26 pm

My whirlpool ref G15FSAXVY02 is going on and off (the display)
and there is snow in the freezer compartment
this is a frost proof ref with the freezer on bottom (drawer)

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63 Joseph Schmitt November 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm

I have a Maytag Microwave UMV2186AAS that will not heat.
I have ordered a new diode and am ready to install it.
My microwave has been unplugged for a week.
Will the capacitor still have a charge?

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DIY Project Help Tips 64 DIY Project Help Tips November 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm

Joseph Schmitt,
After one week the cap should be discharged of all power and the microwave should be safe to work on.
Wear a type of cloth electrical gloves while working on your microwave oven to be extra safe.
Let us know how it goes.
-RR

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65 roy November 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

I have a Frigidaire laundry center model # fex831cso it will not drain or spin every thing else works I have replaced the pump and the timer and I have tested the lid switch

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66 Michael November 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

I have a work around to starting my samsung electric dryer. I open door, then press door sensor. Once door sensor is pushed in, I hit the start button and then manually turn the drum inside. The dryer starts and I quickly close door. The dryer completes drying cycle. This is only way for me to start the dryer. If I try starting traditional way, the drum does not turn and dry just makes noise. I have changed most of all thermostats/fuses/drum sensor but it still acts up and only way to start the dryer is by the work around. Dry is less then three years old.

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67 Ali Krauter November 5, 2016 at 7:24 pm

My 2 yr old Frigidaire gallery dishwasher fgid2466qf2a is making a loud clunking or grinding noise but only sometimes during the wash cycle.
It sounds like something is banging around the inside of the washer but it happens even if I run it on empty.
I took off the filter, etc inside and did not find any debris.
I called Frigidaire corp, they seem to think it is the motor.
Based on the sound, I cannot believe that is the case.

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68 Mike November 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

I have a Kenmore Elite refrigerator that I just had a freon leak repaired and they charged it up with freon. It ran for 30 hours (making a little more noise then I remember – but no clicking or anything) but both the refrigerator and freezer sections will only cool to about 45 degrees each. I noticed that the sides of the refrigerator are not warm, but cool to the touch – much more than room temperature. Is it possible they didn’t put enough freon in it?

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69 Jay November 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator is slow dispensing water and ice maker only partially fills resulting in hollow ice cubes. Have changed the main filter, no kinked lines, main valve is turned on all the way. Worked good in early summer. Upon our return from camp noticed this problem. Any ideas?

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70 Kathy November 4, 2016 at 3:35 am

I definitely have questions regarding repairs for my GE Washing Machine.
However, at the moment, I have a much bigger dilemma.
The very first question I’m repeatedly asked from repairmen is to provide the model #.
My dilemma is that the model number is worn off, I don’t know the serial number, and I also don’t have the paperwork or repair manual that came with the washer and dryer when I purchased them 8 yrs ago.
Can anyone help me find another way to retrieve the model and serial numbers of my 2008 GE Washing Machine so that I can get the necessary parts to repair it.
Thank you to any and all who have suggestions and are able to help me.

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71 scott o October 31, 2016 at 12:39 am

Dansby mini upright freezer.
Thaws and refreezes to the point there are ice crystals on food and ice trays.
But not to the point it leaks anything.
Been going on for a couple years without it getting worse.
There is a loud pop when it comes on.
Any ideas what to replace?
I was guess thermostat?

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72 Noreen October 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm

My Kenmore washer fills with water but does not start to wash after that. I have tried moving the knob to a different cycle, checked fuse panel, taken all the clothes out, and cannot get it to start or drain.

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73 roy November 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

check your lid switch

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74 jim October 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm

have ge microwave that I replaced cap,diode ,and door switches but still no heat they tell me not very often does the transformer go bad what could be the issue?

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75 Lou Guerette October 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

We have a Maytag Quiet Series 100 Dishwasher that is maybe 8 or 9 years old.
For the past few months, I’ve noticed that after each completed cycle, there is always a puddle full of water at the bottom of the inside.
It’s after every wash and it always leaves the same amount of water (up to 3/4″ deep).
How do I clean that out and how do I prevent that from occurring?
In advance, thank you for your guidance.

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DIY Project Help Tips 76 DIY Project Help Tips October 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

Lou Guerette,
Most likely, your Maytag Quiet Series 100 Dishwasher is running fine.
You probably do not have the dishwasher drain hose positioned properly.
Check under your sink and be sure the Dishwasher water drain hose is secured in an upward position.
This is so the dishwasher drain water does not backflow or siphon into the dishwasher and leave an inch or so of water.
Check this page here to learn more about Dishwasher High Loop.
-RR

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77 Ayaz October 16, 2016 at 7:58 am

I have Dawlance Refrigerator.
The problem is that the freezer is cold and fridge is warm.
I tried to pull out the back panel of freezer but there is no screws only sheets.
Please tell me how to take it off so I can check the fan, evaporator motor and thermostat.

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DIY Project Help Tips 78 DIY Project Help Tips October 18, 2016 at 12:10 am

Ayaz,
Can you give us the model number of your Dawlance refrigerator?
We can point you in the right direction after we know the exact refrigerator you have.
-RR

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79 Dmitry October 14, 2016 at 2:09 am

I have a very old Magic Chef refrigerator and have to replace CD-2001-57 defrost timer.
Do i have to connect flying lead on my new defrost timer to any contact?
If i do not have it on my old one?

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DIY Project Help Tips 80 DIY Project Help Tips October 14, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Dmitry,
Simply connect the wires exactly as the old defrost timer.
Did you remove the wires from the defrost timer before you got the new one?
Do you have a schematic for your Magic Chef Refrigerator?
An electrical schematic will show you where the wire go.
Find one online by using the model number of your Magic Chef Fridge.
-RR

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81 Arlene October 13, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Whirlpool Cabrio Washer wtw6400sw3.
Does wash and then skips to 4 min.
Then drains.
Then try Rinse and Spin cycle – it drains to 1 min left and gives OL Error Code.
Then try Drain and Spin cycle.
Works perfectly.
No diagnostic codes.
Go thru the C0 thru C9.
It seems it puts in more water then it should, but goes thru rest of codes okay.
Had a tech out earlier this year and he said it was board.
Didn’t want to put that much money into it.
Recently replaced the board and it didn’t fix problem.

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82 Louise P October 10, 2016 at 11:01 pm

I have a GSS201EPhWW side by side fridge that is giving me issues. A few weeks ago I turned the freezer all the way up to nine and when I turned it down the fan quit. Managed to get that going again, but the freezer has a wide variation in temp, anywhere from +7F to -10F and is running a long time. The other night it would not shut off on its own, so I wound up shutting it off overnight and it started up and ran good but still with a wide variance of temp. I have it set at 1 The fridge is set at 1 also and is not freezing up. No frost forming in fridge Was wondering if it was the thermostat or capacitor.

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83 Fatima October 10, 2016 at 9:36 pm

I have a GE profile pfss2mjyss fridge and the front panel is not working.
We have turned the fridge off and on, by unplugging it.
It was working but stopped when we connected the water dispenser hose.

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84 Tom c October 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

I have A GE DFE29JSDASS refrigerator. all the fresh food lights are out, freezer lights are working.

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85 Mimi October 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm

I have a Frigidaire fridge. I changed the capacitor with a professional for a lot of money.. two weeks later it starts to break down again, the repair guy tells me it’s the defrost timer and it will cost more .. I decided to replace it myself .. I plug it in and give it a few turns until it starts the fridge .. now it constantly runs without stopping.

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86 Roger October 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm

I have a Maytag Front load washer Model # MAH5500bww. It does not drain and shows nd code.
I removed hose between drum and drain pump and nothing comes out. Hose is not blocked and water is still in machine drum. Is there some type of flap on drum that is signaled to open?
Or does pump signal it to drain?
Would it be my pump or something on control board not triggering draining?

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DIY Project Help Tips 87 DIY Project Help Tips October 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Roger,
The washer drain line should go from the washer’s tub to the drain pump with nothing in between, however, there MAY be a one way safety valve in between the tub and the drain pump that is stuck closed.
Check to be sure that the drain line from the tub to the drain pump is free of clogs and water can flow with no issues.
Check that the drain pump itself is not clogged or blocked.
If the drain pump is working, the drain line from the tub to the drain pump is CLEAR, then you may have an electrical connection issue or possibly the control board is faulty.
-RR

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88 donna pokorra October 3, 2016 at 1:34 am

Hi there I have a garbage disposal that started out just humming I took an Allen wrench and cranked it back and forth a few times on the bottom I also pushed the reset button. It seemed to loosen things up a little cuz I now get a little clanking sound. However still not working. What do I need to do next besides tearing it all apart and how do I do that

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89 Christie September 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Hi, there. I have a Whirlpool Gold Washer Ultimate Care II that does not spin on its own. If I start it with my hand, it will spin, though I usually have to do it twice to get all the water out of the clothes. It agitates without help, though it seems like it doesn’t do it as well as it used to. Any suggestions on what I need to fix?

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90 Christie September 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm

I should add, it has no other problems, it fills, agitates and drains, just won’t spin without me manually starting the spin.

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91 Desiree S. September 23, 2016 at 12:08 am

My LG G4 cell phone currently started to act up. My battery says it’s 14% when charging but when off the charger it’s 0%, it restarts several times, etc. I’ve tried 4 different chargers, restarting by the power button, and it keeps going on and of so much I haven’t got the chance to try a hard reboot.

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92 Marcella Mayes September 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Beko wmb61431w washing machine starts then stop a few seconds later.

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93 Joe September 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm

I have a Frigidaire refrigerator FRS23R4AW1 side by side and have replaced the water filter housing part 241521304 repeatedly because it keeps cracking and suggestions? It maybe freezing up, hard to tell, have you heard of this problem before?

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DIY Project Help Tips 94 DIY Project Help Tips September 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Joe,
Where exactly is the water filter housing cracking?
Are you replacing it with an OEM part?
Is it possible the freezer temperature is set TOO COLD?
What is the exact temp in the freezer?
-RR

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95 Bob Shamma September 13, 2016 at 12:04 am

I have a new Whirlpool fridge, Model WRF535SMBM. I do not want to use the included icemaker, but would like to try to install it into an older Frigidaire unit. The harness of the new icemaker does insert into the female end in the old unit. But are their other compatibility issues that would prevent it from working?

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96 Bob October 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Does anybody have an answer for this? I would just like to know if there are any other compatibility issues beyond the fact that the wire harness from the Whirlpool fridge, Model WRF535SMBM icemaker does fit into the internal connection of the old Frigidaire unit, model# GLRT183TDWP. Thanks.

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97 Bruce Underwood September 12, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Water is coming out of overflow tube when washing machine is running, load size switch is working fine does not overfill?

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98 Larry Goff September 9, 2016 at 10:37 pm

I replaced my water filter now I have a very low water flow.
I have a whirlpool fridge side by side with the filter inside in the back top right.

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DIY Project Help Tips 99 DIY Project Help Tips September 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm

Larry Goff,
Be sure the water filter housing is securely locked and the o-ring or seal is in place.
Remove the water filter and check there is no plastic wrapping still attached, check inside filter housing for foreign objects and reinstall.
Make sure filter is OEM for best results.
-RR

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100 Grace September 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm

I have a Maytag centennial mvwc400xw3. The fault code comes up with a motor control fault. What part will i have to purchase to fix this? Thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 101 DIY Project Help Tips September 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Grace,
Can you give us the exact error code on your Maytag Centennial Washer that comes up which points to MOTOR CONTROL FAULT?
-RR

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102 Bryce September 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

I have an LG, French door above/freezer below, refrigerator – LFC25760sb. I have a problem with the lights that appears to be a short somewhere. The relevant facts are:
1.The two lights in the fridge come on intermittently, sometimes flickering. The bulbs are good and are screwed in tightly.
2.The freezer light is also involved in the problem. It doesn’t flicker but it is sometimes on and sometimes off. At the present time, the freezer light works fine but the fridge lights are off. It seems like the problem may be back in some connection that supplies power to both lights.

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DIY Project Help Tips 103 DIY Project Help Tips September 6, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Bryce,
You may have a loose wire harness which is causing the lights in your LG refrigerator to work intermittently. Check all wiring harnesses that run from the lighting to the rear of the fridge. You will likely find a loose connection or a possible damaged wire harness.
-RR

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104 Angela September 6, 2016 at 2:08 am

LG Refrigerator LFX25960SB when replugging in our French-door, bottom freezer – the ice dispenser “flap” started opening and closing on it’s own about every 4 seconds. It’s an annoying “bang”. Additionally, the lights on the front face of the the ice maker are blinking. Both the refrigerator and the freezer are not staying cold. Have had to remove all food.

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DIY Project Help Tips 105 DIY Project Help Tips September 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Angela,
Are any error codes showing on the LG fridge display or is it just flashing lights?
-RR

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106 jane marx September 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Lg side by side refrigerator. Ice maker motor comes on by itself (dispenser door opens, motor runs) and door light blinks. Little or no water dispenses through door (intermittent) Ice tray only fills half way.

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107 David September 3, 2016 at 2:27 am

How do I clear fault code E3 on my Bosch front loader washer Wae20261au/01 after checking for the basic handbook solutions and all was good?

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108 Barrie August 31, 2016 at 6:26 pm

I have Bosch Exxcel dishwasher Type SL91B. At the end of the last wash all the indicator lights came on.

I can’t get them to go off, so am unable to set up or start a program. Please help!

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109 Dulce August 30, 2016 at 5:10 am

I have a problem with my GE washing machine. When I start it the washing cycle works fine and all but when it gets to the Rinse and Spin cycle it only fills up and drains but it doesn’t spin/agitate. The timer keeps going and at the end the clothes are left drenched. What could be wrong with my washer? I appreciate any knowledge on this. Thank you!

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DIY Project Help Tips 110 DIY Project Help Tips August 30, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Dulce,
Depending on the model number of your GE washer, you could have a faulty lid switch, bad belt, faulty washer clutch, worn motor coupler, or transmission issue.
You will have to take the GE washer apart and see for yourself what is causing the problem.
Can you give us the model number so we can give you a more precise solution?
-RR

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111 Kay August 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Started dryer, it ran for a minute while I started a load in the washer. Then the dryer turned off and wouldnt start again. I checked the house circuit breaker and it was fine, so I fiddled with the knob then we left it alone. Then awhile later it started on its own but it won’t count down on the dial so it won’t turn itself off. After reading different posts I’m not sure what it could be, maybe the thermal fuse or the thermistor, or maybe the timer? I don’t think it is the heating element because it happened when the dryer started not mid cycle, and it does heat when it runs.

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112 William August 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm

My Frigidaire model FFHB2740ps1 stopped making ice and dispensing water. Then 3 weeks later the refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling. Error code SY EF was displayed. The repairman said I needed a new motherboard and door computer because the old computer would not interface with the new motherboard. After paying for it. He said he now needed to order an Evaporation Fan. Needless to say I didn’t let him return. Called another repair guy who changed the fan. The refrig was back working (except for the ice maker due to additional cost). Now 2 weeks later my refrigerator is not working again! I was trying to push the ice drawer back in when the frig light went off and stopped working. The frigidaire is only 2 years old. The new error code is SY CF. Do you know what may be going on.

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113 Christine August 25, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Recently my GE side by side Refrigerator stopped working. Model #GSH25JFXB CC. The freezer and the refrigerator are not cooling and ice not dispensing. The fan in the inside of the freezer and the fan on the back of the refrigerator are running continuously. The compressor is not running, neither is it cold or hot. I have pulled off both panels off the back one for the mother board and nothing out of the ordinary but removed the bottom board and cleaned out all the dust from over the year and nothing has changed.

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114 Christine August 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm

I had a appliance repair person come out to the house and he didn’t do much of a test but he explained to me that it actually can be a Freon leak or a defroster issue. The fans were still running and the compressor was on and running. He said that if it is Freon leak it would be best to purchase a new refrigerator and if it was a defroster issue it might be worth fixing. I have read a lot of issues but not one like this. He recommended me to unplug for 24 hours and then plug back in for 8-10 hours and if it gets cold then it would be a defroster issue. Any ideas of this being true. Please let me know. Thank you

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115 Jeff N August 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Frigidaire oven model CGELF385AS4 is not heating properly. I have metered all 3 elements and have continuity. I metered the sensor and read 1.076k ohms form one meter and 1.044k ohms from another. Is the sensor broken or what do I check next. Sensor was measured around or below room temperature.

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116 Helen Botha August 20, 2016 at 8:38 am

I have a 2 year old LG fridge freezer and the control panel is suddenly not lighting up, it lights up for a few seconds when you open the doors or if you press the panel. It has been working fine until a few days ago.

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117 Sidney Stephens August 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Have an ‘EE’ error code flashing in the Set Temperature Display of my GE Profile Artica PSS26PS refrigerator. Cannot find an explanation anywhere for this Code!

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DIY Project Help Tips 118 DIY Project Help Tips August 24, 2016 at 12:12 am

Sidney Stephens,
Are you sure it is the error code EE and not FF?
Check the GE fridge error codes page for more info…
-RR

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119 Scott M August 18, 2016 at 4:50 am

Hello! I have a Whirlpool side by side refrigerator, model # ed5vhexvbo1. I recently replaced the water filter, and now my ice cubes are hollow, and the water dispenser only dispenses at a slow dribble. I have followed all instructions to purge air, removed and reinstalled the new filter. I even reinstalled the old filter, and still have the same issue. I checked my water pressure, it is fine, and the line is not kinked. PLEASE HELP! Thanks!

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120 Bart Millsaps August 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm

I have a Whirlpool Refrig. model WRS526S1AE00 that is side by side w/ ice maker. It makes ice and the dispenser arm works but the ice fails to drop any cubes on the tray. I cleaned & dried both the ice bucket and door unit. When reassembled it works for a few glasses then the arm turns but no cubes fallout. What would be the cause?

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121 Josh Hickerson August 12, 2016 at 4:03 pm

I have a amana 7300 front loading washing machine. I have a temp sensor error. The temp sensor ohms out good. What else could be bad? Harness?

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122 Thomas G. Whittle August 9, 2016 at 9:16 pm

We have a maybe 2 year old Kenmore washer and dryer. There is an error code on the screen that says CL that flashes. The washer won’t do ANYTHING. Won’t start on any cycle. Won’t fill, spin, drain, nothing. We’ve pushed and held buttons in trying to reset but nothing worked. We even shut off the breaker for the washer, but nothing happened. Can somebody PLEASE tell us what this CL means and tell us how we can use our washer????

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123 dragan August 9, 2016 at 8:37 am

I have problem with my IMESA RC23ELM and when I switch on the machine alarm cole AL 2 appear on the led screen. What that means?

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124 Celia August 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

Hi I have a LG dishwasher and it is giving me an E1 error code, I have replaced the the Hose connection and it still gives me the same error. I am not sure if it is the inlet valve. Please assist.

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125 Bill August 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

I’m a repair technician working on an AMANA Washer Model #NFW5700BW0. There are no lights on the console (outer touch panel). I can trace 120V to the control board. The single, 3-wire connector from the control board to the touch panel console shows only 1V DC at each of the 3 testing combinations. I believe that there should be at least 12V DC being delivered and suspect that it is a control board failure to send power to the console rather than a console failure.

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126 Brian August 6, 2016 at 2:11 am

Please can you tell me what the duty cycle of the fountain heater is meant to be? I have a Maytag MSD2756AEW. Is it meant to be on all the time, or only when dispensing, or on a timer of some some sort. I have a problem. The heater is good re: electrical continuity, and everything else works, but there is frost build up on the top entrance to the ice chute. The ice door appears to fit ok.

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127 Abuda August 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I have an Ariston fridge, when I plug in the fridge the lights turn on but the compressor and the evaporator fan doesn’t turn on, I couldn’t get its problem.
Its also an electronic fridge with main board and that kinda stuff.
P.S I checked the compressor and works just fine when i plugged it in directly.

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128 Terry August 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm

I have a Samsung Aqua Jet VRT Smart Care Model# WA50F9A8DSW/A2. It only 18 months old. It has no power..outlet is good. Are there steps to reboot or do you have any advice on how to get this unit working again without call a technician?

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DIY Project Help Tips 129 DIY Project Help Tips August 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Terry,
Check circuit breaker.
Check plug.
Check wires from plug to terminal in washer.
If still NO POWER, there may be a bad or faulty board in the washer.
-RR

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130 Jack July 27, 2016 at 3:46 am

Simpson Wall oven model 68-842-020 has no power coming to it. The fuse in the house meter box is OK. Is the a fuse in the oven or something else that may be the problem?

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131 Tye Williams July 26, 2016 at 7:59 am

I have a Viceroy dishwasher and it’s saying F5 fault code, what does this mean?

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DIY Project Help Tips 132 DIY Project Help Tips July 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Tye Williams,
Viceroy Dishwasher ERROR F5 means there is not enough water pressure getting to the dishwasher.
Check the water line that supplies water to the dishwasher to be sure it is not bent.
-RR

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133 Mike July 23, 2016 at 4:54 am

I need to test my thermostat and defrost timer on my G.E. Profile model PDS18SBMARBS bottom freezer refrigerator but I cannot figure out how to access them located inside the overlay control housing. I believe there are screws under the Lens Control Housing but I don’t know how to access them to remove them. If anyone can assist me with this I would greatly appreciate the help.

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134 Lori July 22, 2016 at 4:00 am

My LG LFC25770TT is making a constant beeping noise and now it has stopped cooling. I had a repair man out today who said the fan needed repaired and charged me $350. He said the fridge should start cooling. It didn’t, no change. What should I do (besides demanding my money back)?

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DIY Project Help Tips 135 DIY Project Help Tips July 22, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Lori,
The Door Alarm is a “feature” of the fridge that detects when the door is left open for a long period of time. After one minute with the door open, the alarm will beep. Every 30 seconds thereafter, it will continue to beep until the door is closed.

If your LG fridge constantly beeps, here is a way to stop it…
-Locate the “Alarm/Lock” button on the right side of the control panel.
-Press the “Alarm/Lock” button on the control panel one time to turn off the door alarm beep.

Try this and your fridge may start cooling again…. Let us know what you find.

-RR

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136 sus July 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm

My lg bottom freezer model # Lbc22520sw has an evaporator fan that only intermittently runs. The fridge doesn’t stay cool, but the freezer is cold. If this is a pcb issue can I diagnose and fix without replacing? The fan runs for 10 seconds then off for 10, on again then off for quite a while. The fridge is well below temp at this point so I don’t see why it would shut off.

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137 Jeanette July 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm

I have noticed my ge refrigerator is running in short bursts. It will run for about 10 seconds and off for about 2 and then back on again? Model #DFE29JSDASS

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DIY Project Help Tips 138 DIY Project Help Tips July 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Jeanette,
Is your GE refrigerator cooling properly?
-RR

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139 Jeanette July 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm

The frig area is cooling but the freezer section is not

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140 XZIBIT July 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm

MY WASHING MACHINE FAIL TO FILL UP AFTER ALL THE FIVE MAIN STEPS WHAT DO I DO – SAMSUNG TOP LOADER *WA12V5WEP/XSG

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DIY Project Help Tips 141 DIY Project Help Tips July 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm

XZIBIT,
Make sure water is ON.
Make sure hoses not crimped.
Make sure water inlet valve is working.
Make sure no clogs in mesh screens on hoses.
Try a different wash setting to see if the one you are using may have an issue.
-RR

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142 Henry July 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Frigidare refrigerator freezer combo unit model # FRT15G4B

My Frigidare freezer temperature control knob is broken and just spins completely around without stopping. The freezer is on a very cold setting, maybe even on the coldest setting, and frost forms in the freezer compartment to the extent the fan stops working to cool the refrigerator. In the past I was able to unplug the unit and let it “defrost” then plug it back in and it ran fine. But, now that the freezer temperature can’t be set, as previously described, the refrigerator is too warm and food cannot remain cold.

Is there a way a lay person like me can address a problem like this? I have zero skill at repair and I do not want to pay a repair person more than what a new refrigerator would cost to fix this one.

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DIY Project Help Tips 143 DIY Project Help Tips July 12, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Henry,
You may just need a new knob as the one you have may be cracked and not TURNING the temp control.
Can you freely remove the knob?
If so order a new one.
If not the temp control assy may be bad and needs to be fully replaced or checked for wiring issues.
-RR

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144 Steve Gross July 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm

I have a whirlpool top load washing machine that has recently been moved and plugged in at our new place that we moved to and the POWER button will not push in to start the machine. Everything else works fine, the other buttons push and click the way they always have. The button went from being soft and working to feeling hard behind it and not turning on the machine.

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145 Amanda July 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Kenmore coldspot side-by-side refrigerator m#106.56982601.a few months ago the freezer started to frost over inside& the refrigerator wouldnt cool properly. several times now we’ve had to unplug it,thaw it,plus use a hair dryer on the inside refrigerator exhaust vent to melt ice buildup(always there whenever the problem starts)also occasionally having to hit the bottom part of the freezer with it at the water drain. it will end up with a large chunk of ice that extends into the bottom of the freezer itself. Since the first time this happened aside from the ice buildup in the freezer it mainly seems to be a problem with the refrigerator and it only seems to adequately cool for a couple of days after at best then slowly starts warming up again. After the thaw and restart process it’ll be 38- 40°F at best then after a few days/week its 45-50°F then onto about 55-60°F by the time the process needs to be redone. Also since this 1st happened we HAVE to keep the refrigerator temp switch on the coldest position of 4 just to get it to the temps described when in the past it never had to be past 2 or 3. Also Now regardless of the temp setting, the airflow coming into the refrigerator is so weak. THEN today we woke up to the freezer not being cold enough & things were starting to thaw.

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146 Jason July 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

kitchenaid model ksrg25fvms01
Ice cubes jammed in maker.
Should I remove them myself or call someone because of the unusual location.

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147 Sid Bray July 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

We have a Bravos X washer about 3 years old that intermittently started not to spin dry the washed clothes near the end of the cycle about ten days ago…then it quit spin drying the clothes altogether a few days later. It still agitates, but gets stuck working at about the 12 number on the machine display. I went through the diagnostic codes and got the following four sequences: F7-E5, F7-E6, F-0, F-0. Looking at the Service Tech handbook that came with the washer, the F7-E5 says “shift actuator fault”. The F7-E6 says “motor fault”. Talking with the local appliance store tech where we bought it, he felt it’s likely the actuator, so I put the new one in yesterday, but no change. After the 12 appears on the display, it will eventually cycle off. Do notice it spinning one revolution or so around 11, then it try’s to spin again around the 8, 6, and 4 (assume this is the minutes remaining) but all you hear is the humming sound of the motor but no spinning. The whole cycle of the machine seems slower from the time it starts to the time it would normally finish. Will try the “master reset” suggested on your site in case the washer was overloaded or we had a power surge, etc. Will let you know what that does later today. Our washer is model # MVWX700X62, Ser # C31130400. If the reset doesn’t work, I may look at the continuity of the washer lid switch to see what that shows.

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148 M. Patapow July 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm

My Whirlpool cabrio h/e low h2o top loader washer model no. Wtw5600xw3 was diagnosed with a bad / faulty electronic board by a Sears repair tech. Last Wednesday 6/29/16. However going to online repair sites I have not found one site which tells me how to get to remove the board which part no. W10480108. They all show a different machine from what I have. I have more than 3 screws to get the back panel off!

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149 Kevin July 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

My Kenmore upright freezer is on the fritz. (Model # 253.9287413) It runs constantly. I found out that the temp control unit (Part #216521200) was discontinued and you cannot get it anywhere. Also, there isn’t a replacement part for it. So, I ordered a different part that I thought may work. It did not. The freezer keeps running. My next move may be an external universal temp control unit. A Supco SC1002.

My real problem is this: The freezer has three (3) wires going to the temp control unit. A black, red and blue. All new temp control units have two wires, including the Supco part I may use. Which wires do I splice together???? The black wire is power from the plug. The red wire runs to the control box and the blue wire goes to the defrost timer. Currently, I have the black and blue wire connected and it runs, but doesn’t shut off. A black and red combo doesn’t run. Again, what wires would I put together to make this work?

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150 Marc R. July 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Bosch Vision 300/500 DLX. The drum doesn’t want to turn anymore. When we start a normal cycle, the water gets in, the pumps is working fine but nothing is turning in there. The door isn’t leaking. I took off the motor in order to have a look to the carbon brushes… but apparently, there is any on that type of motor since it is a brushless technology? So what do I do, should I order à new motor at this point? Is that problem common for that model of washing machine? Could it be the little plastic sensor attached to the rotor who could be at fault?

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151 greg cilles June 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

My Kenmore 11026002010 washer quit working. Replaced lid lock kit. I hit power button. Start/Pause button blinks. Push start and it just keeps blinking. Any thoughts?

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DIY Project Help Tips 152 DIY Project Help Tips June 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Greg Cilles,
Make sure the lid switch is positioned correctly.
Many times on a Kenmore washer, if the lid switch is working but out of position, the lid lock light will flash or blink.
Be sure the lid switch and the plunger are making perfect contact.
If so, recheck the wires going to and from the lid switch.
-RR

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153 erin June 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm

My Bosch refrigerator display panel isn’t getting power to it. Everything inside the refrigerator is working fine, we just can’t use the display panel, ice maker, and water. PLEASE HELP!!!

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DIY Project Help Tips 154 DIY Project Help Tips June 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Erin,
There is no error code showing or is the display completely dead?
If your Bosch refrigerator is working and cooling/freezing, but the display and the ice water dispenser do not work, then there is either a wiring issue, a bad dispenser board, or a relay may be faulty.
You will need to do some troubleshooting.

Hopefully it is a simple loose or disconnected wire harness that you can just plug back in.
Remember to unplug the fridge when working with the electrical systems on your fridge – Work safe.
-RR

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155 Jess Lo June 28, 2016 at 10:25 am

Hi, I am trying to replace the Start Relay & Overload Protector on my Brada Freezer (Model HS-189C), and cannot find my picture of the original wiring. I have searched & searched, but cannot find any diagrams for it at all. The replacement Start Relay is actually a Danby part (DUFM320 PTC – Part # 501499900239), as is the Overload Protector (DUFM320 O/L PROTECTOR – Part # 501499900271) . From the capacitor I have a blue wire & a brown wire. Also a blue wire & a white(ish) wire for the o/l protector. If someone can please advise me of the wiring, it would be so much appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 156 DIY Project Help Tips June 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Jess Lo,
Finding the manual online for your Brada Freezer is difficult as the Brada website has no tech manuals.
We do not have an electrical schematic for the Brada or Danby Freezers.

You have the overload protector and the start relay but you do not know which wires go where… correct?
You have a capacitor with a brown and blue wire coming out…. and a blue and white wire for the overload protector…
How many electrical connection terminals are on the 2 parts?
One terminal for each wire but you just do not know which wire goes where?
-RR

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157 Jess June 29, 2016 at 3:24 am

Thank you for your reply. Yes, the start relay has 3 terminal connections (2 on one side and one on the other) and the overload has 1.
I am just not sure where to connect the wires.

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DIY Project Help Tips 158 DIY Project Help Tips June 29, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Jess,
Call the manufacturer of your freezer and ask them if there is an electrical schematic available to either be emailed to you or possibly hidden online somewhere.
The schematic will tell you where to connect each wire.
-RR

159 Quaneitha June 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm

My kenmore washer is not filling up when i set load size it runs water but then stops and i hear like this noise like it tring to feel up but water stops running . Its runs the rinse cycle and spins fine. Please help me

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DIY Project Help Tips 160 DIY Project Help Tips June 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Quaneitha,
Most likely your Kenmore washer has a CLOGGED WATER PRESSURE SWITCH.
Remove power from the washer and check to be sure it is not clogged and causing your NO FILL issue.

The water pressure switch should be located behind the main panel and to the right.

With power unplugged, remove a few screws from the panel…
When you remove the panel, the pressure switch will have a small plastic tube attached to it and this will usually get clogged and cause your washer to not fill.
Clean out the tube and the switch itself and you should be good to go.
-RR

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161 Sharon Kells June 26, 2016 at 9:27 am

I accidentally left a towel on the top of my gas heater and as a result the heat must have caused the igniting and on off control panel to melt. They both still move up and down but I don’t want to use it at the moment. Can you tell me if these can be replaced or do I have to buy an entire new heater. Thanks

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DIY Project Help Tips 162 DIY Project Help Tips June 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Sharon Kells,
Can you supply us with the model number of your gas heater so we can let you know what part you can replace?
-RR

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163 Peter Brockie June 25, 2016 at 7:03 pm

My beko dishwashef, model no dwd5412 fills with water and then pump kicks in and empties, also the pump stays on. Any suggestions as to what can be wrong.

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164 Jody Weatherby June 24, 2016 at 11:26 pm

My Bosch dishwasher wont’ fill.
Ohm meter across the solenoid shows open circuit.
Brand new part about to be installed shows exactly the same thing.
Show open circuit.
Shouldn’t I get continuity across the two terminals?

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DIY Project Help Tips 165 DIY Project Help Tips June 25, 2016 at 2:24 am

Jody Weatherby,
An appliance solenoid should show SOME resistance and continuity should be good.
If a solenoid shows no continuity then there may be a broken wire somewhere in the coil.
If it shows no resistance at all, it’s shorted.
-RR

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166 Win naing June 22, 2016 at 5:03 am

I have purchased BEKO fridge model GNE114610. The fridge and freezer temperature is perfect. However, i have water dripping at the back of the fridge (outside the fridge). The water accumulates overtime and drips down to the floor. I also noted that the compressor runs for 2 hours and stops.

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DIY Project Help Tips 167 DIY Project Help Tips June 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Win Naing,
If water drips at back, your Beko refrigerator may have ice build up on the coils and at times water is dripping off of them.
Or the water line to the fridge or on the fridge is leaking, or you may have a clogged drain hole (if applicable), etc…
Unplug fridge and slide out to check where the leak is coming from.
-RR

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168 Rachel June 21, 2016 at 7:21 pm

I have a Samsung dishwasher, model DW80F600UTS/AA-0001. I replaced the motor recently which was running loud for a while before it finally quit. Took the old motor out and saw that it was rusty and wet from the seal leaking, so I replaced both the motor and seal.

But then a new problem became apparent, the motor won’t run for more than 30 minutes before stopping and needing to cool down. I tested the resistance when the motor stops of the wire harness that plugs into the main control board which leads to the motor, and it is infinite resistance until about 10 minutes later when it’s cool enough to run again. I got a second motor and it does exactly the same thing. I replaced the control board and it still does the same thing. The capacitor for the motor was also replaced but no luck. So I’m thinking something shorted in the old motor and took some other part out but I can’t find which part to try and replace next.

To clarify the problem, the motor just stops, and I can cancel the cycle, power off and on, flip circuit breaker, and then restart a new cycle and the motor will still not run until it’s cool after about 10 minutes. The clicking relay switches are heard when the motor is supposed to start but the motor makes no noise, no hum or anything. And the drain still works fine. And when the motor stops, and if I i just leave it, the timer continues to go and if it was within 10 minutes of the end of that cycle, it will just drain like normal, start the next cycle, the motor will click but not start, and after 10 minutes total have passed the motor suddenly revs up again with no clicks to start it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 169 DIY Project Help Tips June 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Rachel,
It sounds like the motor you installed on your Samsung Dishwasher may not be the EXACT OEM motor.
If you happened to install a dishwasher motor that is for a different dishwasher model, it may fit, but may not be able to run as designed.
It has a thermal cutoff that when it gets too hot, it will shut down to protect itself.
Can you tell us the part number you ordered for your DW80F600UTS/AA-0001 dishwasher?
-RR

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170 Heidi Woodyard June 21, 2016 at 3:50 am

I have a whirlpool quiet partner II dishwasher, M# DU1055XTVS2. Rinse aid dispenser has quit dispensing the agent. I have a multimeter and would like to know how to test the dispenser and control board or any other parts that could cause this problem.

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DIY Project Help Tips 171 DIY Project Help Tips June 21, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Heidi Woodyard,
Most likely your Whirlpool dishwasher rinse aid dispenser is clogged. You can take it apart with the dishwasher removed from power to unclog it.
If the dispenser is not clogged, you can check it with your meter to be sure it is working.
It may just not be connected, maybe a loose wire harness or a damaged wire harness.
Does the dishwasher work besides not dispensing rinse aid?
-RR

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172 Savannah June 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

I removed the spray arm at the bottom of my KitchenAid dishwasher, Model number KUDN(M?)230. It is very old, circa 1996, and I can’t find info on it anywhere, so I hope you can help, as this thing is starting to smell with the stagnant water sitting at the bottom. – When I removed the spray arm there was nothing to screw off, so naturally, I tugged it off. It really wasn’t that hard to lift up. On inspection, there are no threads anywhere on the underside of it, so I think this was actually okay. But now I cannot get this thing to “snap” back on. Please help!

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DIY Project Help Tips 173 DIY Project Help Tips June 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm

Savannah,
Check the bottom of the spray arm for grooves and try to match it with where it attaches on the dishwasher.
If it simply just pulled off, it probably snaps back on but in a particular way.
-RR

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174 jeffrey farkash June 10, 2016 at 4:50 pm

I have a Whirlpool model number w8txegfyb01. My freezer is getting cold but not the refrigerator. I replaced the run capacitor and start device. What else could be wrong?

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DIY Project Help Tips 175 DIY Project Help Tips June 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Jeffery Farkash,
Remove and replace the refrigerator evaporator fan. The evaporator fan sits behind the freezer wall. It is IN the freezer compartment behind a panel. It draws air across the evaporator coil and circulates it throughout the freezer and refrigerator. If this fan is not working, the freezer will be cold but not the refrigerator compartment.
-RR

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176 Jeremy June 10, 2016 at 1:50 am

I have a problem with a GE Washing machine (clothes). I do not know the model number. It is a newer washer that says “Smart Clean.” It is a top loader and I don’t believe it is high efficiency. Recently, it stopped draining. It can fill properly, wash properly, but during the drain cycle it does nothing but hum. Unfortunately, this model does not have a removable front panel to service it. However, I was able to access the pump motor by lifting up one side and tilting it. So, I have removed the motor and cleaned it. There was a tiny bit of dirt, but nothing major. It looked fine. I wanted to have it tested, so I brought it to a local repair shop (I live in Nicaragua). He took what looked like a lamp cord with spliced wires on the end of it. He touched the wires to the two wires connect and it did spin, though it almost looked like it went back and forth. This could have been due to the high speed. Anyways, it did turn, so I assume it either works fine or possibly is running at a lower power. So, I discovered the most interesting thing today. When the washer is trying to drain, there is some vibration and sound from the pump. Nothing that sounds bad, but there is no water being drained. If I blow through the drain hose, I hear some bubbles, and there is a change in the pump and it begins shooting water out everywhere… just like it should. But if I pause it and unpause it, it goes back to doing nothing. If I blow it it, it runs correctly again. It seems that the pump works fine then. Do you know what could be causing this problem? I feel like if I can understand exactly what happens when I blow in the hose and it starts working, then I will understand precisely what the problem is. Is there any chance that there is some sort of “door” that is supposed to open and let the water out during the drain cycle? Or is it possible that the pump does not work well enough to start the process, but can continue it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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DIY Project Help Tips 177 DIY Project Help Tips June 10, 2016 at 1:55 am

Jeremy,
If you have a GE washer but do not know the model number, we would have to guess….
Check the water pressure switch for a clogged tube. also check the drain pump as if something is clogged in it or in a drain hose the washer will not drain.
Try and find the model number so we can help you further.
-RR

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178 Pedro June 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Have a Maytag Maxima MED6000XW2, Cleaned duct work and replace thermal fuse 3 times before i noticed that the thermistor (thermostat) had also gone bad. The dryer would get really hot that is why we replaced the thermistor. Replaced both thermal fuse and thermistor and worked for about a month. Now i am back where i started, why does the thermal fuse keep going out? Everything is clean good air flow, even had pro clean duct and said it was super clean and had great air flow.

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DIY Project Help Tips 179 DIY Project Help Tips June 7, 2016 at 12:29 am

Pedro,
When the thermal fuse on your dryer keeps blowing, you have heat buildup somewhere and that usually means the air vent hose, in wall vent, outside vent is clogged.
Some models of dryers have a fan built in. If you have one, be sure it works. Also, you could have wires shorting out somewhere and causing your issues.
-RR

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180 Linda MacLean May 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm

My Side by Side Whirlpool refrigerator has a chemical odor affecting food. I have thoroughly cleaned it and am deodorizing it to no avail. Any suggestions?

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DIY Project Help Tips 181 DIY Project Help Tips May 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Linda MacLean,
Can you tell us the exact smell of the odor coming form your Whirlpool refrigerator? Is it chemical or an electrical smell? Where exactly is the odor coming from… a fan, freezer, fridge section, in the bins, ice maker, water dispenser area?
Can you give us the exact model number of your fridge so we make look into what may be causing the odor?
-RR

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182 Tyler May 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm

I woke up this morning with my Samsung Refrigerator model #RF4287HABP front panel flashing. It sounds like the compressor is operating normally but the freezer contents are starting to thaw. The refrigerator contents are still cool. What could be wrong?
Thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 183 DIY Project Help Tips May 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Tyler,
What is flashing exactly on your Samsung Refrigerator?
Explain which lights are flashing and how often.
Any error codes or just flashing lights?
Please let us know.
-RR

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184 Felicia May 22, 2016 at 3:43 am

My beaded pillow got stuck in the washing machine. It is too fat and beady, all the water soaked up into the bead which made it heavier. We try to get it out but there is this twisty thing and its too heavy and fat. We try to pull it out but it doesn’t work. Is there any way besides leaving it inside the washing machine overnight? Thank you! Much appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 185 DIY Project Help Tips May 24, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Felicia,
If it swelled from the water absorbing into the pillow… Try leaving it in the washer WITH THE DOOR OPEN overnight.
Once you get it out… If you are attempting to dry it further…. use the dryer on low or lay it in the sun for 6 hours and it will dry.
-RR

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186 Larry May 10, 2016 at 1:22 am

I have a Maytag Atlantis washer and every now and again it starts to drip water into the tank, it doesn’t matter if it has been used today or not for a week, it will start dripping up to 2 maybe 5 cups worth of water then quit. We think possible the finger faucet is activating or leaking but not sure. Any opinions please?

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DIY Project Help Tips 187 DIY Project Help Tips May 10, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Larry,
If your Maytag washer is dripping water into the tub, the water inlet valve is bad. Replace it.
-RR

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188 Jason May 8, 2016 at 11:51 pm

I have a Whirlpool cabrio washer and its been working fine until yesterday and I went to wash a load of clothes and it wouldn’t do anything so I unplugged it and checked voltage and the outlet had right voltage so I plugged it back in. When I plugged it back in all the lights were on and display looked like it was only showing 1/2 of a code or time. But wouldn’t do anything so I unplugged it again and now it won’t do anything

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DIY Project Help Tips 189 DIY Project Help Tips May 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Jason,
Can you explain what you mean by it was showing 1/2 a code?
-RR

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190 Michael Simpson May 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm

I have a GE side by side R/F, Model # DSS25JFPHWW. Freezer and refrigerator get cool but freezer will not freeze. Have already replaced all three temperature sensors and defrost thermostat. Have purchased a Defrost Timer but cannot locate where the old one is on unit. Compressor will kick on and off, vibrate and gets warm so I think it’s functional.

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DIY Project Help Tips 191 DIY Project Help Tips May 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Michael Simpson,
Are both fans operational. The evap fan and the condenser fan?
Are the coils free of ice or frost build up?
Here is the schematic and manual for your GE refrigerator to help you locate the parts and where the Defrost Timer needs to be installed.
-RR

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192 Randall Griswold April 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

I replaced the evaporator fan in my LG model number lfx25960sb and now the only problem is that the display on the front of it doesn’t “sleep”, it used to shut off after a while after the door was shut, can you tell me what I did that changed that? Thanks, Randy

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DIY Project Help Tips 193 DIY Project Help Tips April 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Randall Griswold,
When you removed power from your LG refrigerator to replace the evap fan, you most likely reset the display panel back to default. You are referring to POWER SAVING MODE.

Display Power Saving Mode
This function places the display into power saving mode until the next time the door is opened.
Press the FREEZER and ICE PLUS buttons simultaneously and hold them for 5 seconds until the Ding sounds.
All LEDs will then turn ON, then OFF.
When the power saving mode is activated, the display will remain off until the next time the door is opened.

LG refrigerator display POWER SAVING MODE

-RR

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194 rich April 27, 2016 at 3:15 am

My Samsung refrigerator will come on for about a minute then shut off.. I can unplug and wait a few minutes then plug it back in and will do the same thing. What is the problem?

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DIY Project Help Tips 195 DIY Project Help Tips April 27, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Rich,
What is the model number of your Samsung refrigerator?
-RR

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196 Ron W. April 26, 2016 at 9:17 pm

I have a kenmore electric clothes dryer, model 417.84082500. I just replaced the heating coil, thermistor, and the two hi-limit thermostats. Now I plug it in, and as soon as it starts spinning, sparks fly from the back near where the drum meets the back panel. Any thoughts?

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DIY Project Help Tips 197 DIY Project Help Tips April 27, 2016 at 12:14 am

Ron W.,
Check to be sure there are no wires touching/shorting/chaffing near the rear of the dryer. Be sure you have ALL ground wires attached properly.
-RR

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198 Ron W. April 28, 2016 at 6:08 am

Thank you, will do. Is there a way I can tell the ground wires from the other wires, such as a color or a marking?

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DIY Project Help Tips 199 DIY Project Help Tips April 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Ron W.,
Ground wires SHOULD always be GREEN.
If you see a bare copper wire, that is usually the ground on some types of light fixtures and other electrical items.
If you are not sure if a wire is a ground wire, test it with a multi-meter to be sure. You do not want to grab onto a live wire thinking it is a ground wire. Use caution to prevent shocking.
-RR

200 John gibb April 15, 2016 at 11:11 am

I have a Beko WME 7267W Washer. Thick smoke came from the motor and I discovered a bad connection in the motor. It had overheated and burnt the plastic around it. A new motor was purchased and fitted however now the machine runs through its program but the motor dose not run. Could it be the main board was damaged by the burnt connection?

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DIY Project Help Tips 201 DIY Project Help Tips April 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm

John Gibb,
It may be that the new Beko washer motor is wired incorrectly or the wiring is bad possibly from when the motor get hot enough to melt the plastic shield. Recheck the wiring and wire harnesses to be sure all is secure and no other damage is present. We do not think the motor burning up could have an affect on the main control board. It may be some of the wiring to and from the motor to the main control board that is burnt or loose.
-RR

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202 Sarah woolwine April 12, 2016 at 2:22 am

I have a Whirlpool Cabrio top loader washer. I used it last night but when I went to use it tonight, I pressed start. It locked and I could hear a slight hum but the water wouldn’t run to fill it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 203 DIY Project Help Tips April 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Sarah Woolwine,
Please give us the model number of your Whirlpool Washing Machine.
Try unplugging the washer for a few minutes. If the problem persists, you may have a bad lid lock door switch, or the water inlet valves may have an issue.
-RR

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204 JANE April 9, 2016 at 2:18 am

I have a Samsung j843 front loader washing machine. I just replaced the drive belt which is working well – MOST OF THE TIME. For some reason when a wash cycle gets to spin it starts to but then stops and jumps up a minute on the timer. I did one load today and it all worked fine. Next load washed and spun until last spin then no go. Took top off machine to watch belt and it is not slipping and is in place. Is there a reset or something? Thanks. Jane

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DIY Project Help Tips 205 DIY Project Help Tips April 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm

JANE,
If your Samsung washer is having an INTERMITTENT issue, you may have a loose wire harness on the washer somewhere. Unplug washer and check all internal wiring harnesses and connections especially on the control panel. You may also have a control board issue if the problem is intermittent. Let us know what you find.
-RR

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206 Raymond April 8, 2016 at 2:45 am

I have an LG Refrigerator model # LSC27931SW. The light inside not working, display panel on front not working, and food in freezer is thawing. Is there a reset that l can do? Why is the problem?

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DIY Project Help Tips 207 DIY Project Help Tips April 8, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Raymond,
If the lights inside and out are not working, and the fridge is not cooling, you most likely have a board issue. Is anything working properly on your LG fridge? Is fridge section cooling properly?
-RR

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208 Don Lacinski April 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I have a Frigidaire affinity front load washer. It flashed a code e58 motor. Do I have to replace motor?

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DIY Project Help Tips 209 DIY Project Help Tips April 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Don Lacinski,
Frigidaire Front Load Washers Error code E58

ERROR = High current on motor phase

ACTION = Unplug the washer and remove the drive belt.
Spin the motor pulley.
If it doesn’t spin freely, replace the drive motor.
If the motor spins freely, rotate the large drive pulley on the back of the washer tub to check the spin bearing.
If the pulley doesn’t spin freely, the outer tub and spin basket usually need to be replaced because a spin bearing failed.
If the spin bearing is sound, check the resistance of the motor windings for a reading between 4 and 6 ohms.
If the motor has failed, replace it. If the motor is sound, the speed control board usually needs to be replaced.

PARTS = Drive motor, Outer tub, Spin basket, Speed control board

-RR

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210 Mr. Kelly Rasmussen March 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm

I have a GE stacked gas washer/dryer trying to replace the igniter, Took off the front panel and can’t get my hand in there let alone a screwdriver to remove the screw holding it in and I see nothing to remove to make more room. Can it really be that I have to take off the whole side to replace one little part?

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DIY Project Help Tips 211 DIY Project Help Tips March 29, 2016 at 12:26 am

Mr. Kelly Rasmussen,
It will depend on the model number of your GE gas washer dryer. Can you supply us with the model number? Do you have the manual? Check YouTube for some videos on HOW TO.
-RR

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212 amy March 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Hi.. my fridge freezer started with a problem last week fridge was warm and freezer worked I’ve moved the fridgefreezer to another room for when my new one got delivered it’s now working perfectly? ? Will the fault come back or is it simply done by me moving it? Help

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DIY Project Help Tips 213 DIY Project Help Tips March 24, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Amy,
If moving the fridge fixed the issue, it may have needed to be unplugged to reset it or possibly you moved food around in the freezer and now the air is flowing properly and the fridge section is cooling. If it works, just observe it and if the problem comes back, let us know. Give us the model number of your fridge so we can assist if needed.
-RR

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214 Joyce March 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

Can a 13yr old Kenmore built in microwave be repaired? Not working at all.

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DIY Project Help Tips 215 DIY Project Help Tips March 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Joyce,
Is your Kenmore microwave getting power? Has a breaker tripped? Do the lights come on? What is the model number of your Kenmore Microwave?
-RR

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216 joyce March 24, 2016 at 1:35 am

I checked the breaker, no lights. Model #66561614101

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217 jon March 19, 2016 at 10:58 pm

I have a Danby 5500 front loading washer that had a door to drum gasket leak. So I ordered a new one with the clips and now attempting to reinstall, but unable to get the gasket around the drum… it’s way too tight, just keeps pulling out. What’s the trick? All other vids about this process show way easier install…

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DIY Project Help Tips 218 DIY Project Help Tips March 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

Jon,
Make sure it is the correct part for your Danby washer. If you are sure it is, then try using a blow dryer to heat the gasket up to get it to expand and fit.
Does it seem to be too small for your washer?
What is the part number you ordered for the gasket?
What is the model number of your Danby washer?
-RR

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219 jim March 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

my 8 year old admiral top loading washing machine delays before starting. It’s an old school agitator non-he machine. I noticed about a month ago that when I pulled the button to start it, it would delay for a couple of seconds before it actually started. Now that delay has increased to about 30 seconds and I’m concerned that eventually it won’t start at all.

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DIY Project Help Tips 220 DIY Project Help Tips March 21, 2016 at 11:16 pm

Jim,
Sounds like the timer assembly is going bad. Check visually and with a meter to be sure before replacing.
-RR

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221 Dusty March 16, 2016 at 7:17 pm

I have a Amana front load washer model# NFW7300WW02 that won’t work, I have changed out the main control board, door lock switch, and both water inlet valves, and still nothing happens. When I try to start it, it powers on just fine, but when I try to hit a cycle the door looks like it wants to start but nothing happens. Can you please help me if I missed something, thanks

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DIY Project Help Tips 222 DIY Project Help Tips March 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Dusty,
Can you give us more detail about what exactly happens when your Amana washer is put into wash mode? You changed the control board, door lock switch, and the inlet valves… What was the problem before you replaced these parts? Same as now? Has anything changed? Are the parts OEM? Were they installed properly? No error codes? Does the washer just sit and do nothing? Does the timer count down even though it does nothing when you hit start?
-RR

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223 Dusty March 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Yeah, I changed theverything control board because I saw a water stain on it and thought it might have just fried so I looked up the part and ordered another one, installed it but it still wouldn’t worked. So I looked up possible problems that could be and found that the door lock switch might be faulty so I ordered another one, installed but still nothing. So I tried testing the water inlet valves for current and didn’t get anything on the multimeter, I thought the solenoids might be fried, so I looked them up ordered, installed and it still does the same thing. I’m just getting frustrated with it. I don’t want to have to replace everything in it if not necessary

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224 Mike March 14, 2016 at 11:45 pm

My electric dryer starts as soon as I close the door. What could be the problem.

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DIY Project Help Tips 225 DIY Project Help Tips March 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Mike,
You may have a short in the door lock switch assembly, or the electrical control board. Check the door switch on the dryer to be sure it is not bad, check the wiring, and check the control board and wiring in that area.
-RR

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226 D. Banks March 14, 2016 at 2:06 am

Samsung Smart TV
Model code UN32F5500AFXZA

TV has sound but no picture. A very dimly lit picture blinks in and out every 7 seconds, then blinks back to black. Before it went out completely, it would occasionally blink off completely, and then come back on.

When viewing the tv from the back, there’s a faint light that blinks on when the picture blinks on showing through the vents. The light appears at the upper left and the right corners of the back of the tv vents. But back lights in general are not working.

There’s blue light activity at the bottom, showing through the vents.

Everything else works – sound, able to change channels, just no picture or rather no picture that stays on the screen.

Approximately how much would it cost to repair this tv by a professional? Or is it possible to find a replacement part for the defective part and install myself? Thank you!

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227 Brian February 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm

samsung smk9175st microwave glass door shattered…
Can glass alone be replaced or does entire door need to be replaced?

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228 Judy Corea February 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm

New discount filter for Maytag refrig 3 dr. produces low flow water and few ices cubes at a time. Also when water is dispensed it make a loud groaning noise.

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229 Judy Corea February 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Replaced Maytag water filter with a discount filter, now there is low flow water and not many ice cubes are dispensed. The filter causes a loud grinding noise when water flow is initiated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 230 DIY Project Help Tips February 29, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Judy Corea,
Purchase an OEM water filter for your Maytag Fridge.
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231 Sherry Murdaugh February 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm

I have a Maytag Maxima Model # MED6000XW2. We recently replaced the thermal fuse, cleaned the vents out and replaced the vent behind the dryer. After replacing the fuse the dryer started working again. But at 21 minutes left in the drying cycle it starts to make a loud noise. Most of the clothes are almost dry at that point but I am concerned at what is causing the noise. I have tried it several times and it always happens at 21 minutes left in the cycle. Thank you for any help that you can give.

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232 John February 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

I have just replaced a fan motor in my creda cooker oven and the fan is working as soon as the power is put back on without me having to put the oven on and when I open the door the oven goes off can anyone help me John in dublin

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233 Ann February 23, 2016 at 1:10 am

We replaced the drain pump in an LG front load washing machine model WM2710HV. After putting everything back together and powering on the machine all it does is ding 3 -4 times. A cycle cannot be chosen. All of the lights come on the display and no error codes. I have ordered and tried the control panel as well as the door lock.

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234 Ann February 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm

We replaced the drain pump in an LG front load washing machine model WM2710HV. After putting everything back together and powering on the machine all it does is ding 3 -4 times. A cycle cannot be chosen. All of the lights come on the display and no error codes. I have ordered and tried the control panel as well as the door lock. Any ideas as to why the washer would do this for just changing the drain pump?

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235 Mark Chambers February 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

I have a GE gsh25jsx side-by-side refrigerator with a non-working water dispenser. I have confirmed the operation of the water inlet valve. I get water to the disconnect at the base of the refrigerator. The line from that point appears to be clogged. I can run a piece of wire about 2 ½” feet up the hose in the door. From the water dispenser end, the wire only goes about 1” or so and stops. I know there is a solenoid that operates the ice dispenser flap. Does this also control the water dispenser in anyway? Or, is this simply a clogged water line; as some have noted needs to be thawed out due to be frozen?

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236 Chris February 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I replaced the Control Board, part # WH12X10524 for my GE washer model
# GTWN4250M1WS. It did not resolve the issue. Maybe the only fix now is the motor?
ok, thanks for looking into it.

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237 Chris February 18, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Agitator moves fine. It performs wash cycle completely and correctly, agitator movement and all. It drains, hums for a bit, then shuts down without rinsing or spinning. I finish load by setting it on rinse and spin and then it will proceed to do those functions.
Just checked all the connectors on motor itself and retesting.

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DIY Project Help Tips 238 DIY Project Help Tips February 18, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Chris,
What exactly did you replace on your washer? Can you give us the part number? We can look into this further and let you know what may be causing your issue.
-RR

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239 Chris February 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm

OK, tried putting in new control panel and same exact thing happened: wash, followed by total drain, a few minutes of humming with no agitator movement and shut down. It is still rinsing and spinning on the rinse/spin only cycle.

So disappointed…wonder what I am missing here…let me know if anything else comes to mind.
Thanks,
Chris

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DIY Project Help Tips 240 DIY Project Help Tips February 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm

Chris,
There is no agitator movement in any cycle? It spins and rinses but no agitator, correct?
If the agitator is not moving, you may have a bad motor coupler, agitator clogs, agitator bolt/cap, or other. Have you taken the agitator apart to see if there is any visible signs of damage?
-RR

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241 Brian February 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

I have Frigidaire Gallery side by side. I’m having trouble with the ice maker. It rarely makes ice after months of making ice like crazy. Last night I did find ice jammed in there and cleaned it out. It hasn’t made ice yet though. I feel water in the tray. The fingers are in a 10 to 11:00 position.

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DIY Project Help Tips 242 DIY Project Help Tips February 18, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Brian,
If ice was jammed in the ice maker and you cleaned it out, give it some time to make the ice. Be sure the temp is cold enough to make ice in the freezer. See if the temp control was inadvertently moved for the freezer temp. You may have a fault in the ice maker with the heater, motor, or board. Is there a reset button on your ice maker? What is the model number of your Frigidaire Refrigerator? Does your fridge have a display panel? If so, are you getting any error code readings on the display?
-RR

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243 Brian February 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm

FGHS2344KF3 is the model number.

Still no ice, or at least if it has been making ice its at times I don’t notice and if it was making ice its a lot less frequent than before. I don’t see a reset switch, just the arm for on and off. The water that was in the maker is now frozen but it has yet to eject. Fingers are still in the 10:00 or so position if looking straight on the freezer compartment.

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244 Chris February 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Hi again,
I wanted to follow up regarding my top loader GE GTWN4250M1WS. I have not bought the ohm meter yet but did check for loose/burnt wires (none).
Last night even the rinse and spin cycle which was working fine is now very difficult to activate, requiring me to play with the exact placement of the dial to get it to go on.
I also realized that it will only do the wash cycle (on wash settings) but not even rinse much less spin. It will rinse if I can get the dial just right on the rinse/spin only setting – so I do get cold water in for rinsing and a very strong spin on that select setting with difficulty.
Does this still sound like the timer control panel to you? I have one on order now and will pick up ohm meter to test today. Could it be the lid switch? I’m thinking not because it does spin sometimes.
Thank you again for your much needed help!

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DIY Project Help Tips 245 DIY Project Help Tips February 17, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Chris,
Sounds to us like the timer assembly has a bad spot and needs replaced. The lid switch cannot be bad if the washer spins.
-RR

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246 Chris February 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Thank you for your wonderfully helpful website. I have a top loader GE GTWN4250M1WS and it will only spin on the Rinse or Drain/Rinse cycle. On any of the regular wash cycles, it only washer but does not spin. So it is capable to rinsing, draining and spinning perfectly, but just not on the wash cycles where it stops just short of fully draining and spinning.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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DIY Project Help Tips 247 DIY Project Help Tips February 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Chris,
If your GE washer is working properly on certain wash cycles but not others, usually that is the indication you have a bad timer control assembly. You should first remove power and open up the panel to check and see if you have a loose wire, burnt wire, or damaged timer assembly. You can also test the timer with a meter to be sure that is the bad part before ordering a new one.
-RR

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248 Chris February 17, 2016 at 1:55 am

Much appreciated RR, I was also thinking the control panel might be the issue. I will certainly look into that. Thanks so much!

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249 todd mckinzie February 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

I have a whirlpool front loader washer that there is a wire hanging down on the bottom of the drum it looks like it runs up to the computer board.

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DIY Project Help Tips 250 DIY Project Help Tips February 10, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Todd Mckinzie,
If you find a wire hanging from the bottom of your washer, unplug the washer ASAP. Turn off water and remove the water hoses, slide unit out, and gain access to the inside of the washer. Find where the wire harness has come off and reattach. Most likely it has come loose from vibration and needs to be simply reattached.
-RR

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251 Mark February 9, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I have a GE dryer and it keeps breaking knobs. Seems to be hard to turn. What may the problem be?

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DIY Project Help Tips 252 DIY Project Help Tips February 9, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Mark,
The timer assembly or switch the knob turns is faulty. Replace it with a new OEM GE gas dryer switch or timer assembly.
-RR

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253 jess February 7, 2016 at 11:07 pm

I bought A whirlpool dryer that seemed to work fine…took it home…cleaned debris from inside the back panel and noticed no wire damage…replaced the 4 prong to a 3 prong plug… dried two loads of clothes and the heat quit…was checking heat element discovered the wire to the element was burned through about three inches away from the connector at a splice….what would cause this wire to burn up? Its a whirlpool dryer Wed5840sw0.

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DIY Project Help Tips 254 DIY Project Help Tips February 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Jess,
Make sure you wired the 4 to 3 prong correctly, most likely you did but the element wire may have been faulty to begin with if you bought the dryer used. Change the wire out and keep an eye on it. Also, be sure the thermal fuse has not been bypassed somehow if you bought it used.
-RR

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255 Chasity February 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Our whirlpool top load whasher will not finish the last spin cycle it always says ul then starts the spin cycle over. We have tried the master reset but it is still doing it. It even does it with nothing in it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 256 DIY Project Help Tips February 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Chasity,
A Whirlpool top load washer with error code UL means an unbalanced load. Try reducing the number of items in the washer and redistribute them. Start another cycle and see if that fixes the issue.
-RR

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257 Lia February 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm

I have a Kitchen aid refrigerator that the compressor would kick on and off for about thirty seconds to about two minutes. We had the computer board sent out for a rebuilt since they do not sell the computer board anymore. Upon the rebuilt being returned the tech installed it and the original problem was fixed, but now the fan on the freezer side runs and never shuts of at all. They sent it out twice more but this new problem is continuing and the tech is having trouble finding the problem, they have checked out all other options the model number is KSCS25FTMS00 ser num: SU1147534

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DIY Project Help Tips 258 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Lia,
Most likely the board is causing the issue. How long is the warranty on the rebuilt board?
-RR

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259 Bri February 3, 2016 at 4:15 am

I’m having a problem with my LG TV. I turn the TV on and the sound works but it has a black screen. Any tips on helping me fix this problem? I tried turning it off and turned it back on. Also I tried unplugging it for about an hour and a half and plugging back in. It still doesn’t work but the sound still works.

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DIY Project Help Tips 260 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Bri,
Is the small light on the front panel of your LG TV flashing? The power light is what we are talking about.
Try using a different input as the input you are using may have an issue or the component you are trying to watch has an issue. Try watching a DVD or similar and see if the picture comes back.
You may also have LED backlight issues. How old is the TV and what is the model number?
-RR

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261 Fred Jean February 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm

No this is not the part. The Basket Assembly Door is a wide slide out unit in the refrigerator that holds cheese, sandwich meat etc. Serves as a crisper and the door I am trying to replace is the door that moves up or down when the crisper unit is opened or closed. Sits in the refrigerator at the bottom and fills the entire width of the refrigerator.

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262 Fred Jean February 1, 2016 at 10:05 pm

I ordered a replacement Basket Assemble Door from LG (Part # 5005JJ2014A) for LG Refrigerator, Model # LFD21860ST. I notice it has two prongs at the top and on each side of the door that fit into two holes on each side of the refrigerator. To get the prongs into the holes, I have to bend the plastic door, and, I’m afraid to break it. Is there an easy way to get the prongs inserted into the holes without running the risk of breaking it? Thanks so much for you help.
I contacted LG but they could not answer my question or provide a video showing how to do it. They were no help at all.

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DIY Project Help Tips 263 DIY Project Help Tips February 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Fred Jean,
First, make sure you have the correct part. If you do and the prongs are difficult to get into the door to secure it, use a hair dryer and heat up the plastic prongs. Then with gloves on (without burning yourself) push the prongs so they fit into the fridge door. This method will work if the prongs are a little off. Sometimes parts are made tight so they fit in snug and will not loosen and fall out. Let us know if you get it to fit into the door correctly. Is this the part LG Refrigerator Door Shelf you are installing?
-RR

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264 debra scott February 1, 2016 at 1:01 am

My Kenmore side by side refrigerator when I plug it in the lights come on. I just replaced the blower fan, the freezer is cool but it does not freeze. The refrigerator is not getting cold. The numbers on the refrigerator are p1309 304 WW and 5 965-754-2790.

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DIY Project Help Tips 265 DIY Project Help Tips February 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Debra Scott,
Which fan did you replace and why? The fan in the freezer or down near the compressor?
-RR

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266 Mari Hewitt January 31, 2016 at 7:13 pm

My Kenmore front loader wash machine will not spin, it fills and then does not spin, but makes a faint sound and the light for the lid stays on. We drained it then unplugged it then open the door 6 times and that did not reset it. What can it be? Will it be expansive to fix? Thank you for your time.

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DIY Project Help Tips 267 DIY Project Help Tips February 1, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Mari Hewitt,
If your Kenmore washer front load fills with water but does not spin, it may be a control board issue, a loose wire harness issue, a blocked drain issue, or other. Does your washer have the drain filter in front? If so clean it out and restart a load to see if that was the issue. Can you supply us with the model number so we can further assist?
-RR

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268 john January 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm

I have a 60″ Sharp Aquos TV with horizontal moving lines on it. The t-con board is humming at one of the ribbon connections, when i unplug the ribbon it stops. Is that still a screen problem or could it be the tcon board?

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DIY Project Help Tips 269 DIY Project Help Tips January 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm

John,
Replace the t-con board and that should MOST LIKELY be your issue. What is the model number of your Sharp TV?
-RR

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270 David Welch January 25, 2016 at 7:41 pm

My washer runs through all the cycles but will final spin until you go in and shut it off. I put a load in last night before I went to bed and when I got up this morning it was still spinning. Clothes were almost dry. I have a Whirlpool top loader model GSQ9633LL0. I just don’t want to pay for a timer switch if there is any other possible culprit.

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DIY Project Help Tips 271 DIY Project Help Tips January 25, 2016 at 9:41 pm

David Welch,
If the washer does not shut off… it is most likely an electrical part that is faulty by being always “closed” and constantly supplying power to the motor. Most likely you do have something wrong with the timer assembly. If you have a multi-meter you can test it to be sure.
-RR

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272 Bill S. January 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Own a 3 year old Frigidaire Professional dishwasher. Not a problem yet, but trying to figure out the closing mechanism on the door. It appears to be magnets on each side of the door, because I can’t find any other way. At any rate, the 2 sides do not close with equal holding power. One side is significantly better. First, is it magnets? Even though it’s not a problem yet, I’d like to know if I can fix it. Thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 273 DIY Project Help Tips January 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Bill S,
Can you give us the exact model number of your Frigidaire Professional dishwasher, and we can let you know exactly.
-RR

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274 Bill S. January 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm

My model number is Frigidaire Professional Dishwasher FPHD2491KF.
Thanks for your help.

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DIY Project Help Tips 275 DIY Project Help Tips January 29, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Bill S,
Looks like springs/hinges according to this Frigidaire Professional Dishwasher FPHD2491KF Door Diagram.
-RR

276 Thomas January 25, 2016 at 1:08 am

I have tested everything on a Kenmore 110-74l 812200 Gas dryer all continuity checks out. We cleaned out all the exhaust vents and removed dirt debris near the blower. All other exhaust is fine.

Tested continuity on all parts and they check out” cycling thermostat, high limit thermostat, low limit thermostat, thermal fuse, solenoid/coils, igniter and the radiant flame sensor.

It seems to ignite gas once then not a second time. Sometimes it is cycling 2-3 times. With the drum and front panel off we seem to get about 3-4 flame cycles then it stops.

What is the best bet on what is wrong. all items seem to working.

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DIY Project Help Tips 277 DIY Project Help Tips January 25, 2016 at 10:02 pm

Thomas,
You could try and replace the gas coils. Possibly one of them is heating up and then wires open = no constant flame
-RR

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278 Charles Land January 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

I have a Samsung dishwasher model DW8O6OTTAWA (maybe its dw80f60utaw/aa). It stops running and the lights for Smart Auto and Heavy are flashing. Can you tell me if that signifies any particular problem?

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DIY Project Help Tips 279 DIY Project Help Tips January 25, 2016 at 10:31 pm

Charles Land,
Samsung dishwasher “lights for Smart Auto and Heavy are flashing” means error code “over fill”. The wash cycle doesn’t start in time and water reaches the over fill sensor. Replace the ECS sensor.
-RR

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280 Sue stevens January 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm

FE error code on LG dishwasher?

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DIY Project Help Tips 281 DIY Project Help Tips January 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Sue Stevens,
FE error code on LG dishwasher means = WATER OVERFLOW ERROR = Water continues to enter dishwasher.
The washer is overfilling due to a defective water inlet valve. The valve is not repairable and will need to be replaced.
-RR

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282 Venugopal January 19, 2016 at 9:58 pm

My Toshiba LED TV model 39 AL300 is dead. I found an IC with 7 pins (DIP) busted in the power supply board. I cant read the number of the IC. If you have any knowledge regarding this IC, please help me. The IC is same as IC TNY 268.

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283 LEE January 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

I have replaced the fan motor on my Daewoo freezer (Model No FRSU20DCB). The reason for this was that the ice-maker stopped producing ice, I noticed that the fan wasn’t working. The ice-maker is now producing ice, but it will not dispense from the front, all I get is a noise, which sounds like it’s trying to dispense the ice.

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284 Emily B. January 14, 2016 at 12:58 am

Hi! I have a Samsung Top Load washing machine, model WA5471ABW/XAA. I recently got an error code tE1 at the end of washing a load. I shut the machine off and went to start another load and the error code still exists. I did some research and replaced the thermistor. We turned the machine back on, and the tE1 error code is still there. I read to run the “board input test.” I did this, but I’m unsure of what the numbers mean that I see. I understand that it says the door is unlocked and closed, which is correct. But then it shows the numbers 2617, d115, and 523 as I turn the dial. I’m at a loss of what I should do next? Should I replace the PCB? I don’t see any frayed wires and the washer is 4 years old. Thanks for any help!

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DIY Project Help Tips 285 DIY Project Help Tips January 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm

Emily B.,
If you have already replaced the thermistor or temp sensor… That sounds more like a wiring issue. Check all the wire connections. Let us know what you find.
-RR

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286 Jack delisle January 14, 2016 at 12:02 am

My Cabrio washer won’t run. I tried to reset it like in the video but it doesn’t work. While the machine is off I turn it one click to the right. This lights up the panel for that cycle (quick wash) . When I hit start the motor sounds like it wants to start then it just makes a humming noise. When I shut machine off it still hums. Only stops when it’s unplugged. Model number wtw5600xw0

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DIY Project Help Tips 287 DIY Project Help Tips January 14, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Jack Delisle,
If the washer is constantly humming, there may be a STUCK CLOSED electrical part that is supplying constant power to the motor or other component. Is the humming coming from the control panel or in the washer like the motor or similar? Does the hum sound like an electrical buzz or like the motor is trying to turn? Any strange smells like electrical smell or rubber burning? Here is the PARTS MANUAL FOR THE WHIRLPOOL WTW5600XW0. Check the parts diagram and this may assist you with locating the problem. Let us know what you find.
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288 Jack DeLisle January 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Thanks, the humming is coming from the motor area. It first sounds like it’s trying to start,and then the humming.. I will check the parts manual

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289 Lisa January 13, 2016 at 12:45 am

I have a Kenmore Elite Washing Machine. It will turn to the cycle, but when I push start it beeps 3 times and the door doesn’t lock, it’s a front load.

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DIY Project Help Tips 290 DIY Project Help Tips January 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Lisa,
The controls are in a lock mode. When the controls are in the lock mode any button pushed will cause the 3 beeps.
To unlock the controls. Push and hold the Options and Select buttons at the same time and hold them down until the lock led light above the Pause/Cancel button goes off. Push pause cancel twice to clear previous options.
-RR

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291 Scott Cody January 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm

I have a GE Refrigerator Model GSS25JFMBWW. The Fridge and Freezer are both warm. Neither the condenser fan nor the evaporator fan are working. The lights are on so I know it has power. Would a bad capacitor or ptcr cause the fans to stop working? Or is this most likely a board issue?

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DIY Project Help Tips 292 DIY Project Help Tips January 13, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Scott Cody,
If both fans are not working, does the compressor kick on? A bad board or wire harness to the board could be the cause. You will need to troubleshoot further. Let us know what you find.
-RR

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293 greg mcnett January 11, 2016 at 4:08 am

Amanna side b/s drs2662ac intermittent runs great for a day maybe two then the freezer only cools to about 30 and reefer to 50. condenser coils have been cleaned, evap and condenser fans on. ohmed compressor and resistance is a half ohm higher than the high leg. One of the symptoms is when I turn down the temp the compressor does not shut down. Question the start capacitor and overload relay seem to be in the curcit as the temp sensor. any suggestion would greatly be appreciated thanks greg

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294 Daniel January 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

I have a GE refrigerator double door that has the Ice maker and water dispenser in the left hand door and the freezer on the bottom model number GFE26GMHCES SERIAL NUMBER AF504005 is makes a moaning sound like it is trying to start something

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DIY Project Help Tips 295 DIY Project Help Tips January 11, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Daniel,
Is the fridge working properly despite the moaning sound? Where is the moaning sound coming from? The compressor or lines?
-RR

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296 Wendy Dolloff January 9, 2016 at 12:49 am

My Amana washer makes the lid lock clicking noise then starts the fill cycle but doesn’t fill with water or even start to fill with water. It repeatedly does this over and over.

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DIY Project Help Tips 297 DIY Project Help Tips January 9, 2016 at 12:57 am

Wendy Dolloff,
Can you tell us the model number of your Amana washing machine so we can further assist with advice and troubleshooting?
-RR

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298 Jacque Anderson January 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Have a Sony Bravia and it has colored lines on the right side vertical and a few across the whole screen horizontally. It’s still watchable but can it b fixed? Think it got bumped while my brother and son was wrestling. U can c a small point of impact I think but its high on the wall.

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DIY Project Help Tips 299 DIY Project Help Tips January 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Jacque Anderson,
If the screen was hit, bumped, knocked over or similar, then the damaged screen is causing the lines. The screen will need to be replaced.
-RR

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300 ayra January 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

How to fix error codes U3 and U4 in washing machine on a Sanyo ASW A85HT

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DIY Project Help Tips 301 DIY Project Help Tips January 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm

Ayra,
Many faults are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water. If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower kick panel and held in by a round cover. REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A BUCKET AND RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH WILL POUR OUT!
-RR

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302 L Mortimer January 5, 2016 at 2:31 am

Maytag Bravos Washer, model MVWB300WQ2.
The washing machine initially dampens the load but then when it calls for water to fill the tub to do the washing, it makes the sound like it is calling for water, but nothing comes. I first noticed the problem when I paused the cycle after about 15 minutes to check for load balance. The towels were mostly dry. At that point we checked the water intake filters and cleaned them but it didn’t make any difference. We also tried using different temperatures, but that didn’t do anything either. After checking the intake screens, we let the cycle continue and it finally wet the clothes about 2/3 of the way through but not to correctly wash and rinse. I was doing an average load of bath, hand, and kitchen towels.

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DIY Project Help Tips 303 DIY Project Help Tips January 6, 2016 at 12:09 am

L Mortimer,
If the water line hoses are not kinked, the water valves are fully open, the water inlet valve on the washer itself is in working order and not clogged, then it may be the control board that is faulty and not “telling” the water inlet valve to open and dispense water. Have you tried resetting the washer? Unplugging and replugging into power to see if it may reset the issue? If not check the wire harnesses in the washer to be sure they are not loose. If everything is okay, you may have a control board issue.
-RR

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304 Ernie January 4, 2016 at 11:46 pm

Have a Brada (Samsung) washer, when I do a quick test by pressing, soil, spin, power at the same time. The code 2E 17 show up. Before doing the quick test,code 3E show up after the washer fill foe about 45 seconds.

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DIY Project Help Tips 305 DIY Project Help Tips January 5, 2016 at 12:45 am

Ernie,
Samsung 3E error code is a drive motor tach fault. To remedy this error code, check all connections on the motor, check all wire harnesses to be sure they are secrue. Lastly, check the hall sensor as this is what monitors the tub. Let us know what you find.
-RR

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306 Melissa January 4, 2016 at 2:43 am

My question is about a Kenmore 70 series clothing dryer.

We recently discovered that our clothes dryer outlet/plug were corroding (visibly and had an odd odor). We replaced, and at the same time we cleaned out the back of the dryer and the large lint drum (not sure the correct name). After putting back together and running the dryer was working just fine (although making an occasional squeaking noise, which it did before the repairs).

Well just a day later, after trying to dry two loads of laundry, the dryer stopped on the second load. It seems to have overheated. Hours later, I was able to get the dryer going again, until about 20 minutes later it stopped again (again, seems overheated).

Any ideas on the issue? Did we break or hurt something in the cleaning process that would have caused this?

Thanks for any help!

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DIY Project Help Tips 307 DIY Project Help Tips January 4, 2016 at 10:26 pm

Melissa,
You most likely have a lint build up in an area you did not check. Possibly inside the dryer itself. If the dryer needs time to cool down before it runs again, you either have a large lint blockage somewhere or possibly a bad thermal fuse or other component. Check inside the dryer and the vent hose and wall to be sure there is no lint blockage. When the dryer is running, does it take forever to dry your clothes?
-RR

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308 Amy December 30, 2015 at 10:01 pm

My top freezer in my refrigerator is not freezing like it should. Some of the items in the freezer are frozen, but others are not. The refrigerator on the bottom is working fine. It’s a GE from 1991 and I don’t see any leaks anywhere. We put a thermometer in there and it says it’s about 30 degrees inside the freezer.

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DIY Project Help Tips 309 DIY Project Help Tips December 30, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Amy,
Can you give us the model number of your GE fridge?
If the freezer is not cooling very well, you may have too many items in the freezer therefore the cold air cannot circulate properly.
You could have a bad fan, compressor issue, or a thermostat issue.
It is possible the compressor is bad as a compressor running since 1991 may be on the fritz or have low r-134 refrigerant. It could be a number of things since the fridge is very old.
-RR

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310 onua December 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

I have fuzzy logic 9.0kg T850 ITEPT turbodrum top washing machine. The inner spinning can not turn. It is hard to turn but when you false with your hand it can turn. Please help me with a solution.

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DIY Project Help Tips 311 DIY Project Help Tips December 30, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Onua,
Can you please recheck your make and model number of your washer? We have no record of that washer in our worldwide database.
-RR

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312 Leonard December 30, 2015 at 3:26 am

My LG model# LFX31925 ST/00 displays error code: IF
I have a LG 3 door bottom freezer model# LFX31925ST/00 refrigerator and it is displaying an error code: I F. It also water leaks out the bottom. It was serviced 9 months ago by geek squad under extended warranty. It also displayed the same error code when my warranty expired last month. If I remember correctly 9 months ago the (CBP) was replaced. I can’t afford what estimate they gave me so I’m wondering is the same part gone bad so soon? Any input would help. Also I unplug the refrigerator for about one hour, then I plug it back in and the code goes away but after a few hour it is displayed again. Thank you. Any advice will be appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 313 DIY Project Help Tips December 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Leonard,
The IF error code on your LG refrigerator is a problem with the Icemaker Fan or the motor. This can be resolved by allowing the refrigerator to thaw for about 4 hours, and then reconnecting it to power. If it does not, then you will need to replace one of the parts = Ice Maker Fan or Ice Maker Motor.
This is most likely why your LG refrigerator is leaking water, as the ice maker has issues.
-RR

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314 Ronald E Mastro SR December 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm

We have a Kenmore Top Load HE Model 110 26002011 washer. Loud steady noises when spinning. Assume the tub bearings are worn but can not find any bearing kits for this model only a washer hub kit # W10324651. Are there any tub bearings and seals? I do not see any replacement shaft, bearing, or seals on the tub assembly diagram from Sears. What am I missing? Any assembly picture and part numbers would be appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 315 DIY Project Help Tips December 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm

Ronald E Mastro SR,
Washer Drive Hub Kit is what you may be needing… Here is an illustration of the basket and tub parts that MAY fit your washer. Have a look and if we are completely wrong let us know and we will do further research for you.
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316 Dennis December 29, 2015 at 3:25 am

My Maytag washer model # MTW5620TQ2 has a burning smell after spinning, this only happens when its has a large load in it. It agitates and drains fine.

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DIY Project Help Tips 317 DIY Project Help Tips December 29, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Dennis,
When you overload a washer, it stresses the components. The belt is most likely making the smell as it may be slipping on the pulleys when you have a large load of laundry in it. Try reducing the amount of clothing you put in the washer or you could open the washer up and replace any worn parts that may be causing the burning smell to occur.
-RR

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318 shabs December 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

I have an older model (7 years old) Sony Bravia 40 inch full HD LCD TV.
Recently I’ve noticed a few small horizontal lines on the bottom half of the screen, happens on all modes and channels, but does not show when the tv is switched off.
Looks like scratches but I’ve checked the screen and see no traces of damage or cracks, and now it seems like the lines are getting longer and there are a few more appearing. Any idea if this can be repaired.

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DIY Project Help Tips 319 DIY Project Help Tips December 28, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Shabs,
You may have a board going out therefore causing your horizontal line issue. This issue could also mean the TV screen has damage that cannot be seen. Have you opened the TV up and checked to see if there are any obvious signs of damage?
-RR

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320 bob December 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm

I have a GE top load washer GTWP1000moww. When it come to the rinse cycle it only fills with about 1 inch of water. What to do?

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DIY Project Help Tips 321 DIY Project Help Tips December 23, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Bob,
Check the water pressure switch. The tube may be filled with gunk. Blow it out and remove any hard water on the switch. Here is a page that may help you to troubleshoot the Washer pressure switch.
-RR

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322 Tomekia December 20, 2015 at 4:22 am

My side by side Frigidaire refrigerator is not freezing. It’s blinking H then 1. Any troubleshooting advice?

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DIY Project Help Tips 323 DIY Project Help Tips December 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Tomekia,
The Frigidaire refrigerator blinking H then 1 error “H1” means that the refrigerator believes that the freezer and refrigerator temperatures are warm. The temperatures are likely too warm as the temp setting may be set wrong or the fridge is new. Unplug the refrigerator for 5 minutes and plug it back in and you should be able to clear the error code.
-RR

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324 tracy December 18, 2015 at 3:23 am

Both sides of sink will not drain! There is a garbage disposal on one side. Ran snake from sink to basement pipes and the whole length of pipe in basement and no clogs. Took garbage disposal apart and there is a slight leak from the disposal. Put back together and still will not drain! Everything else and house drains fine.

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DIY Project Help Tips 325 DIY Project Help Tips December 18, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Tracy,
If you removed the garbage disposal and snaked down to the basement, did you remove ALL plumbing pipes under the sink? Most of the time there will be one pipe slightly clogged. The plumbing pipe that goes from the disposal to the trap under your sink is the most likely spot where a clog can happen. There is usually a smaller hole in the end of this pipe that prevents larger items from going down into the main drain lines. Check ALL plumbing pipes under the sink and thoroughly clean them out.
-RR

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326 Jolene December 17, 2015 at 7:31 am

I have a Samsung 13kg Wobble Tech top loader washing machine. It stopped spinning and agitating.
We replaced the motor, but it still has the problem.
Please advise what the problem can be?

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DIY Project Help Tips 327 DIY Project Help Tips December 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Jolene,
Check the lid switch on your Samsung 13kg Wobble Tech top loader washing machine, as this is the most likely part to cause the washer to not spin or agitate.
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328 onua December 15, 2015 at 8:49 pm

I have an LG FUZZY LOGIC 9.0 kg T8501TEPT-TURBO DRUM which the outer wash plate turns but the tub ring does not. When you turn by your hand is very hard. What will be the course.

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DIY Project Help Tips 329 DIY Project Help Tips December 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Onua,
You may have a broken part that is not letting the drum turn. Unplug the appliance, open the service panel, and look inside. You will most likely find a belt, or other part that is broken and will need to be replaced.
-RR

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330 mike willis December 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

I have a Lamona freezer hja6403, serial number 1010759309. I opened the door recently to find it had defrosted itself and the trough in the bottom was completely full of water. I baled it out and dried the interior of the freezer compartment. When I restarted the appliance all seemed okay, it started to produce ice cubes but stopped running after 70 minutes. I tried this several with the same result each time. I replaced the temperature sensor in the freezer compartment as a precaution, but to no avail. Your comments would very much appreciated. Many thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 331 DIY Project Help Tips December 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Mike Willis,
Is the compressor starting as it should? It will not run constantly but is it running at all after the 70 minutes? It sounds like you may have a weak start cap or relay. Are you able to check these parts to see if they are actually starting the compressor? Do you hear a clicking noise when the compressor is trying to start? It may be a number of things but let us know about the compressor and we can go from there.
-RR

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332 mike willis December 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

Here is what I have tried following your suggestions:
I switched on the mains power and the freezer started and ran for 84 minutes and produced some ice cubes. I left it for about 15 minutes to see if the compressor would restart but no joy. On opening the door there was whooshing sound from around the compressor area, which stopped after a few seconds.
I turned off the mains power, waited a short while before turning back on. The compressor ran a few seconds when a click was heard from around the control panel (possibly a relay) and the compressor stopped. I left the appliance and it defrosted as it usually does. I can get to test the start capacitor but not sure what to look for, I do have a multimeter. The appliance is just 4 years old. Any more suggestions please.

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DIY Project Help Tips 333 DIY Project Help Tips December 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Mike Willis,
If the compressor was running for a few moments, then you heard a click from the control board in which at that time the compressor shut off, this sounds like a possible faulty control board. Access the control board and check to see if there are any visible signs of scorching or burn marks. It is NOT normal for the compressor to come on, and then go off a few seconds later. Check this first as it seems from what you have said, that the compressor, relay/cap are working. Let us know what you find.
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334 Glen December 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Kenmore front loading washer Model 11026002011
Loud knocking noise when machine is spinning. Extremely loud. Had this happen when machine was just year old and repairman came out, tipped up machine, adjusted something within 30 seconds and all has been fine. Said it was a common problem. I didn’t write down what he did but think it is the same problem.

Machine was purchased 2011.

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DIY Project Help Tips 335 DIY Project Help Tips December 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Glen,
The repairman most likely adjusted the balancing rods or similar. If the machine is out of whack, these rods or springs (depending on exact model of front load washer) can be adjusted to center the tub so it will not knock and hit the sides. Do the same thing as he did, you will find the areas to adjust and recenter the tub.
-RR

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336 Glen December 17, 2015 at 1:35 am

Was wrong – machine is TOP loading, not front loading. Even when first turn on machine and it is ‘sensing’ size of load, you can hear the noise. When lid is open and you give tub a spin, sounds like a rough bearing. Is this costly and better to purchase new machine or something not costly and worth calling repairman to do?

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DIY Project Help Tips 337 DIY Project Help Tips December 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Glen,
This could be a number of different issues. We would recommend unplugging the washer, opening the service panel and checking inside the washer for obvious signs of why the drum makes noise when turning. Does the it sound like a metal on metal sound? Like a grinding noise? It may be a transmission issue also. Have a look inside and let us know if you find obvious signs of damage. If nothing looks damaged, look under the washer to see if you find any shreds of metal, plastic, or oil leakage.
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338 Ellen December 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I have a French door Samsung Refrigerator – Samsung Model RF25HMEDBSR/AA purchased more than a year ago.
Ice maker is producing ice but has a very loud noise (just like grinding noise) when dispensing ice – cubed or crushed – but louder for cubed. I tried to pull out the ice bucket as I was advised to reset it but after following all the instructions, the ice bucket can’t be pulled out. I turned off the ice maker for two days, still can’t pull out the ice bucket. I turned on again the ice maker, ice was produced, tried to dispense, choosing the crushed is not as loud as the noise for cubed but crushed and cubed options are both dispensing cubed. And when water is dispensed, there is a noise after just like from within the refrigerator something like banging tubes or metals.

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DIY Project Help Tips 339 DIY Project Help Tips December 11, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Ellen,
Problems with your Samsung refrigerator…
1 – What diagram or advice did you follow to remove the ice bucket? Does it not simply pull up and out?
2 – So now the ice maker makes cubed whether you choose crushed or cubed? Is this still happening? Even if the display says crushed, you still get cubed ice?
3 – Now when you dispense water, you hear noises such as banging water lines?

How old is the refrigerator? Is the temp setting correct in the freezer section? You may have air in the water lines or a water line is not secured, so when you use it, the water line hits the side of the inner fridge. Have you done any troubleshooting to be sure there are no loose water lines? Try unplugging the complete fridge for 10 minutes and see if that resets anything. Let us know what you find.
-RR

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340 Jeff Lane December 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Hi I have a Whirlpool washer top loader. It overflows only on the first washing cycle after that it cycles as it should. Could the timer possibly be the issue? On rinse cycle it works great along with the rest of the wash. Thank you.

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DIY Project Help Tips 341 DIY Project Help Tips December 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Jeff Lane,
Does your Whirlpool washer overflow as in gets water on the floor? Or does the washer overfill? If you have water fill level issues, check the washing machine pressure switch. The complete info you need to check How to fix an overflowing washing machine is here.
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342 Muhammad December 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm

I have Samsung fridge RL 38EBMS it does not switch on after the defrost cycle heater stays on. Switch off power and it resets the fridge and will start working again.

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DIY Project Help Tips 343 DIY Project Help Tips December 7, 2015 at 10:34 pm

M,
You may have a faulty defrost timer or control board. After you turn power off and back on, how long does your Samsung refrigerator work until you need to reset it again? Is it the same amount of time each time you need to pull power?
-RR

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344 Lisa December 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I have a Whirlpool top load washer. It will drain but not spin. It makes a terrible noise during the draining process. What should I do or replace first to resolve the problem.

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DIY Project Help Tips 345 DIY Project Help Tips December 7, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Lisa,
If it makes a noise, you may have a belt issue. We would recommend to unplug washer, open the service panel and check inside with a flashlight for obvious signs of damage. Order replacement parts if necessary.
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346 Rick December 3, 2015 at 12:37 am

I have a Kenmore series 600 washing machine. Model number is 110.26132410 and it is type 589-03. It is flashing error code F3 E1. Any ideas what it could be?

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DIY Project Help Tips 347 DIY Project Help Tips December 3, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Rick,
The error code F3 E1 on your Kenmore washer means: Water level signal out of range
Check the water level pressure tube for kinks, blockages or air leaks. Replace the water level pressure tube if damaged. The water level detector is a component of the main electronic control board. If the water level pressure tube is okay, replace the main electronic control board.
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348 alan December 2, 2015 at 5:21 am

I have a Simpson front loader 5kg washing machine that wont do the long spin and the clothes come out wet. I have unblocked the pump and checked everything else as the quick fix guide. I have even done a master reset. Could you advise me on any thing else. Thank you.

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DIY Project Help Tips 349 DIY Project Help Tips December 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Alan,
Can you please supply us with the model number so we can further assist? Does the washer skip the spin cycle all together or just spin very slow? Any strange noises or smells when the washer spins slow?
-RR

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350 Rahfreda December 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

Frigidaire affinity front load give error code E5E. Fills with little water then stops. A few minutes later it fills with a little more. No spin at all. Changed control board, but problem is still the same, so I put old one back on. Not sure what else to check. Any help greatly appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 351 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Rahfreda,
Frigidaire affinity front load washer E5E error code is a communication error. Check the wiring between the control board and the speed control board. If the wiring is secure and not damaged then check the control board and replace if necessary. (Which you have already done) If after replacing the control board and all wire harnesses are securely connected and in working order, then the next step is to replace the speed control board.

Be sure to verify each wiring connector harness between the two boards, and do a resistance check of each wire to ensure you don’t have a broken or shorted wire.
-RR

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352 selene November 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I have a Maytag front loader that I began having draining problems with. Drain hose just fills up, then floods the laundry room. Spend a bunch of $$$ to have plumbers out to recommended stupid things like lifting my entire house up to the tune of $8K, etc. A man who does odd jobs came out and removed a bunch of sticks and roots from the drainage line just beyond the trap. Worked great….for about a year and a half, just enough time for the roots to grow back.
Any Ideas about how to either remove said roots without tearing out the walls in my house or killing them chemically (a process I understand will have to be repeated periodically)?
Thanks, Selene

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DIY Project Help Tips 353 DIY Project Help Tips November 30, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Selene,
If the issue is the roots that are preventing your washer from draining, some areas do not allow or approve of the chemical method. You should find where the roots are coming from and either remove the tree so the roots do not come back and block your washer from draining, or every year or so, have someone manually remove the roots. It is up to you which way to remove roots to keep your washer draining. Is your drain line under your home cracked? How are the roots entering the drain under your home? Are you having issues with draining when showering, using the faucet etc? Is it only affecting the washing machine from draining?
-RR

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354 selene December 2, 2015 at 9:56 am

Thank you so much for your reply. As for areas that do or don’t allow the chemical method, I live in an unbelievably rural area which is about 20 miles from any incorporated town. I frankly don’t know if the lie under the house is cracked since the rear of the house (where the laundry room is) is built into a hillside and is on a slab and the front of the house has a crawl space since it’s on the downhill side of the house. There are no problems under the crawl space that we’ve been able to locate and we are NOT having issues with other drainage when showering, using the faucet or toilet, etc. It is only the washing machine that has the issue. The closest tree to the washing machine/laundry room is literally on the farthest corner of the house away from that room–i.e. the laundry room is located on the northeast corner of the house and the nearest tree is on the southwest corner. It’s very frustrating, labor intensive (have to run the drain hose into a large plastic garbage can used exclusively for that purpose) and tough on this little woman’s back.

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355 Bernard November 29, 2015 at 7:46 pm

My Kenmore Fridge does not start on its own. Food gets warmer in the freezer section and I have to start the fridge by increasing the cold control. After the food in the freezer reaches the freezing temperature fridge stops running and it won’t start by itself. Can you please help me to fix this problem. Fridge is one door, freezer on top. It is kept in the garage. When the fridge has stopped, I don’t hear any noises from the fridge. It is completely dead. Power is on.

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DIY Project Help Tips 356 DIY Project Help Tips November 30, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Bernard,
Can you supply us with the model number of your Kenmore refrigerator? Also, when you say the fridge does not start on its own, are you unplugging it and plugging it back in each time to make the compressor start or simply just turning the temp control to a lower temp? Please explain in detail what exactly you are having to do to start the fridge.
How long are you waiting for the fridge to start before you manually restart?
Are the lights on inside the fridge?
-RR

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357 SARAH Hearn-vonFoerster November 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm

I placed a Frigidaire Dorm unit refrigerator only 5 months old into storage and now it will not operate. The back electrical panel looks as is if has been pushed in. Could it be jammed, can it be fixed?

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DIY Project Help Tips 358 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 12:27 am

Sarah,
If the back of the dorm unit fridge was damaged, most likely it has broken the compressor refrigeration lines or damaged the compressor. If that is the case it is best to buy a new one as the fix will cost more than the dorm fridge itself.
-RR

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359 Sarah Hearn-vonFoerster December 3, 2015 at 1:11 am

That is exactly the point. Thank you very much for saving me time & money.

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360 Pete November 28, 2015 at 4:30 am

KitchenAid KBFS25EVMS0 refrigerator fresh food compartment (fridge) not holding temperature. Everything else works, such as freezer, lights and control panel. Inducing manual defrost via control panel restores fridge temperature for 8 hours, before deteriorating/elevating. Service repair man measure voltage levels of defrost circuit found it was 120 before and after defrosting, and indicated control board needs to be replaced. 12782038SP control board is about 3 bills and on MFG back order. Considering buying one on internet but wondering if there is any chance the problem can be corrected by replacing bi-metallic defrost thermostat. Unsure how control panel controls defrost timing interval, or how it can be faulty when it supports manual defrost and does not display error code. Appreciate your time and assistance in diagnosing fridge problem. Thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 361 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Pete,
The issue sounds like a control board malfunction. We had the exact same issue with a KitchenAid fridge and the control board fixed the problem. Here is the control board you need that substitutes the part number you have supplied us… KitchenAid KBFS25EVMS0 Refrigerator Electronic Control Board. It is $126 bucks and in stock…

The information for the control board states:
This manufacturer-approved electronic control board (part number 12782036SPR) is for refrigerators.
Electronic control board 12782036SPR manages the functions of the refrigerator such as cooling and defrost times.
Safely store any food that could deteriorate while the power is off and unplug the refrigerator before replacing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. This Refrigerator Electronic Control Board part #12782036SPR is guaranteed to fit your KITCHENAID REFRIGERATOR

We notice the part number substitution is a number off… You have supplied us with 12782038SP and the part substitutes part number 12782036SPR. Is the part number you supplied us correct? Double check and either way SearPartDirect should have the exact board you need.
-RR

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362 Nataloe November 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm

I have a Kenmore dryer (model # 417.84082500), that has started to not heat up, and will just stop drying after about 10 minutes. At one point not too long ago it seemed like it might be overheating, so maybe needs new thermal fuse. But unsure if more needs replacing since the dryer stops drying also.

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DIY Project Help Tips 363 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Nataloe,
If your dryer heats up for 10 or so minutes then the thermal fuse is not blown. When the thermal fuse is bad the dryer will not heat at all. When the dryer stops heating, does it still spin and tumble or does the dryer shut off? You could have a large lint build up that is causing it to overheat. Check the lint filter, vent hose, and where vent goes into wall for a large lint clog. If the vents are clear you may have a thermostat issue. More troubleshooting will be necessary.
-RR

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364 Marianne November 26, 2015 at 9:04 am

I have a 28″ Toshiba TV. Up until recently it worked great. All of a sudden, The picture began rolling. It does it with any thing plugged in and by itself (menu etc) it’s my special needs son’s TV, so I’d love to be able to fix it myself if possible! Model 26AV520R. TV Rolls top to bottom.

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DIY Project Help Tips 365 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Marianne,
If the TV rolls top to bottom on any input then the issue is with the TV obviously. Have you tried unplugging the TV from power for 10 minutes or so? It may reset it. Also try leaving the TV on for a period of time to see if it stops rolling. It may also be a simple adjustment of the picture settings in the menu but if the TV is rolling you can’t see it. So, leave it on for about an hour, if the screen stops rolling go into picture settings and click reset or back to default settings. This will reset the TV and should fix your issue. If not, you more than likely have a bad TV and a board needs to be replaced inside the TV. It may be best if you get to this point to look for a replacement TV.
-RR

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366 Paul November 24, 2015 at 11:33 pm

My Electrolux wave touch dryer’s blower motor wiring harness had a melted black wire. Can I replace just the black wire with a spliced wire, or do I need a while new wiring harness?

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DIY Project Help Tips 367 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Paul,
Buy a complete new wire harness to fix your blower motor. That is the safest way to repair it. Then position it correctly so it does not melt again.
-RR

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368 Daniel L Paulsen November 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Amana washer mod# NTW4501XQO. Washer fills and starts to agitate for about 30 seconds then stops and does nothing for rest of wash cycle. Then drains, spins, fills for rinse cycle, does not agitate at all, and then drains, spins and done. Lid switch seems to be working properly and I did a control board reset by turning the dial forward and backward a number of times and let it go through its reset mode. Did not help. New control module costs more than the machine is worth, any other suggestions?

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DIY Project Help Tips 369 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Daniel,
If lid switch is operating as it should, then it sounds as if control module is malfunctioning since it is what controls the timing of the wash cycle. Open the panel and be sure all the wiring harnesses are attached properly and secure, if so then the next option here is to try and find a cheap control module or by a used one on eBay.
-RR

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370 Randy November 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm

My Whirlpool super capacity 465 gas range/oven, model SF367LEMB. oven heats when baking but after a period of time bottom burner will not relight to maintain baking temp.

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DIY Project Help Tips 371 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Randy,
Have you checked the solenoids? Usually that is an issue if the burners do not remain lit. Check solenoids for proper power and operation.
-RR

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372 Jim November 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Samsung dryer dv220aew/xaa. It stopped blowing heat. Everything else runs strong. I replaced the complete heating element assembly, not just element. Also replaced thermistor and thermal fuse. I cleaned the inside of machine and fired it up and it still did not blow heat. I do not have it hooked to vent so there is no vent issues. I did research to check main control board. I removed it and found a spot that shorted out on board. I repaired wire and replaced board. I inspected all wires before closing back up. Fired up the dryer and it was working great, did three loads with no problem, shut machine off went to bed and woke up next morning to smell burnt plastic. It appears new board shorted at same spot and I have no heat again. I need to run out to get a new meter to check breaker and outlet. Logic tells me even if they are running low it would have not worked last night for 3 hours and would not cause a short on exact spot of board. Obviously that spot on board controls heat and I have replaced everything heat related. I can only think that maybe the motor is somehow shorting out that spot on the board? I believe the heat power runs thru the motor but not sure. There is not much left in here to replace. I don’t see any wire issues. Thanks for any help.

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DIY Project Help Tips 373 DIY Project Help Tips November 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Jim,
If you have done the complete troubleshooting needed and replaced multiple parts and the issue of the board burning in the same spot occurs, there could be a wiring issue in the dryer that is causing it. Have you traced ALL wires and wire harnesses to be sure it is not a wiring issue? Is something shorting the wiring and causing the board to burn? Any exposed wire that runs to the control board that could be causing the board to fry? It IS possible the motor could be causing the issue but further troubleshooting will be needed to be sure. Have you checked the motor to be sure it is in perfect working order? How old is the dryer?
-RR

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374 rose garcia November 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

I really can’t tell cuz when we first found the leak on the white nozzle my husband put some stuff on it to seal it if that was the case so we wouldn’t order the part he sealed it good a couple of times too….but idk if there some type of pressure that is forcing water to go through….someone said they bought a new steam generator but we don’t even use them steam another story said she unplugged it but I’m not sure exactly what to unplug n keep connected….I’ve checked the black hoses and they seem to b good…I can try tapping it real good and putting some seal on it again I just don’t know if there some else I need to check

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375 jose rivera November 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm

I have a Maytag washer model mav6451aww. It wont drain, had service men come by and look at it and they told me the pump was bad. I went to buy a new pump, installed it, and still not pumping. What is wrong? Anybody know? It is not draining.

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DIY Project Help Tips 376 DIY Project Help Tips November 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Jose Rivera,
If the new pump does not drain, you may have a bad electrical connection, a clogged or bent drain hose, or the drain in the floor or in the wall may be blocked and therefore the water cannot flow out. Can you hear the drain pump running when it goes to drain? What happens when it goes to drain? It stops? Keeps running normally but NO DRAIN? Explain in detail and we can assist further.
-RR

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377 rose garcia November 3, 2015 at 6:50 pm

yes I fixed the nozzle it’s a white plastic nozzle connector that connect the steam generator and the other is the water inlet valve for cold water…my husband did fix it but there is some kind of pressure that’s Burtsing through it still…I don’t know from where or what may be clogged I’ve read 1 story that’s like mine I really just wanna unplug the steam but I’m not sure I can idk if there is something else I should b checking

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DIY Project Help Tips 378 DIY Project Help Tips November 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Rose Garcia,
When you say the steam is bursting through, is it coming from where it threads in or is the part cracked?
-RR

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379 Connie November 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm

I tried contacting them and they said there are no problems with the ice makers! What a joke. Not under warranty and replaced it twice already. Done with Samsung!

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380 ken montgomery November 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm

I have a Kenmore 80 series washing machine that sometimes when the water is running in the tub it is like the dump valve is open. The water keeps running but the tank don’t fill up it runs runs and runs.

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DIY Project Help Tips 381 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Ken,
Your Kenmore 80 series washer is experiencing a siphoning effect. Check how low the drain hose is on the back of your washer. If it is not positioned correctly, the washer will fill and drain at the same time.
-RR

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382 Sally November 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Okay, I checked everything and I could find anything at the back and it all seems okay. No water anywhere, everything seems tight and undamaged. Inside the fridge when u remove the evaporator cover, there is what looks like a drainage hole underneath the coil thing. Where does that hole go? And if it was blocked or damaged would it cause the leak at the front?

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DIY Project Help Tips 383 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Sally,
Okay, we understand your issue, you have a frozen or clogged drain hole. If it is blocked the water cannot drain. That hole drains down into the bottom of the fridge. If it is blocked water can and will leak. You should pour hot water into the drain hole to unfreeze it or unclog it. Once you have the drain hole 100% clear, you will not have anymore leaks. Here is a page dedicated to a frozen or clogged freezer drain hole.
-RR

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384 Sally November 4, 2015 at 6:02 am

I poured a whole jug of hot water slowly down the drain hole. Initially it seemed to reduce the leak quite a bit but over 24 hours later it is definitely still leaking. Also a yuk smell coming from my fridge today, not sure if it’s related to pouring water down the hole? Any more ideas or should I just give up? Samsung are supposed to be getting back to me after it’s been referred to their 2nd tier support team, but I’m not holding my breath on that one. It’s not under warranty and Samsung seem pretty useless.
Also I have taken the back off the fridge again and found the ‘drip tray’ which now has a bit of water in it. Noticed the fan near it was not spinning. Covered in dust too so maybe hasn’t been spinning for some time. How can I get that fan working again?

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DIY Project Help Tips 385 DIY Project Help Tips November 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Sally,
If the fan is not spinning it may be because it is caked with thick dust. If it is not working you can order another one on Amazon as they are cheap and super easy to replace yourself. Let us know when Samsung gets back to you and let us know what they have to say about the issue.
-RR

386 rose garcia November 2, 2015 at 6:21 am

I have a steam Front load washer that leaks when spin from the white nozzle connector. It goes to the steam generator and the water inlet. I dot know what to do. I can unplug the steam kit and I did but still leaks. I didn’t do it right I do not know what to check?

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DIY Project Help Tips 387 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Rose Garcia,
If the nozzle is leaking, can you tighten it back into place? If not, is it cracked or damaged in any way? What is the nozzle made of, plastic, metal? If it is loose, you can put plumbers tape on the threads and reinstall to stop the leak.
-RR

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388 dch330 November 1, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Samsung Model RB195BSSW – Ice maker fills for about 5-7 seconds then shuts off appropriately. Then about 15 seconds later it fills again for about 2-3 seconds which causes the water to overflow into the ice bucket and freezes solid. Sometimes it will flow a third time a few seconds later for about 1 second. I’m hesitant to think it’s an issue with the water valve and may be an issue with the control board. Thoughts?

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DIY Project Help Tips 389 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm

DCH330,
The ice maker may have an issue with filling timing or other issues. The ice maker may have a timer in it that is not functioning properly. You could replace the timer refill in the ice maker or possibly replace the complete ice maker as the complete ice maker may be only a few dollars more than the parts contained within it.

You could have the following issues…
1 – Timer fill valve
2 – Thermostat timing malfunction
3 – Ice Maker or Fridge Not Level
4 – Water Inlet Valve Bad or Ice Maker Water Level Needs Adjusted
-RR

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390 Connie October 31, 2015 at 6:04 pm

I have a Samsung Refrigerator Model RSG257AARS/XAA. The ice maker has been a constant headache from day 1! Now the black flapper won’t stop flapping when dispensing ice cubes.

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DIY Project Help Tips 391 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Connie,
Yes there are known issues with certain Samsung fridge ice makers. Usually the solution is to replace the complete ice maker assembly. Is your refrigerator still under warranty? If so, call Samsung, and they will usually send you a new ice maker that you can install yourself. We had the same issue with our GE refrigerator and GE sent us a new ice maker as they knew there was an issue with the ice makers, kinda the same issue with some Samsung refrigerators. If it is not under warranty, call Samsung directly and give them the model number and they can tell you if there are some known issues with the ice maker and at times they will send a new one even if the fridge is not under warranty.
-RR

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392 Kevin October 31, 2015 at 4:02 pm

I have problem with my Roper dryer not producing heat. When testing thermostats and coil with digital multimeter reading suppose to be all zero or infinity. What if it shows a number like 01.6 or higher. Does this mean its bad or good.

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DIY Project Help Tips 393 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Kevin,
What are you testing that gave you a reading of 01.6? Have you made sure the thermal fuse is not blown? Dryer vent hose is not blocked? What is the model number of your Roper dryer?
-RR

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394 Sally October 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Yes the hole where the waterline exits the bottom of fridge before it goes up to the freezer. Water sits in the hole around the waterline then drips out onto the floor. Started after we moved house/transported the fridge. Haven’t checked water inlet valve – where is that located? Is there anything else that joins this channel/hole where the waterline runs, like a blocked/full drip tray or something at the back of the fridge? Advice was to replace water tank but no water whatsoever near or around water tank and it was replaced 18months ago. Thanks

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DIY Project Help Tips 395 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Sally,
Unplug fridge, pull out from wall, check to see if there is anything leaking. There is either a minor clog in a valve, inlet, or water line and when water pressure is applied the leak occurs or something is loose or a hole is in the line. The water inlet valve is at the very back of the fridge where the water line enters from the wall. Check all water line connections with a wrench to be sure everything is tight. Something may be cracked or malfunctioning to cause the leak. You could have a small hole in the water line too. Use a bright flashlight when you get to the back of fridge. Most major leaks are obvious to find. If it is a minor leak you may have to do some extra troubleshooting to find the exact area.
-RR

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396 Sally October 30, 2015 at 3:34 am

My Samsung fridge SRS583HDP has a leak. The waterline that runs from the internal water tank, through a hole, under the fridge, then out a hole behind the kick plate at the bottom of the fridge, before joining a coupler to follow up to the freezer side. It is at the exit point out of the fridge that the water drips. No water inside the fridge, around water tank/waterline or anywhere else. Waterline replaced twice to no avail. Repair man recommended through Samsung has no idea. Any ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 397 DIY Project Help Tips October 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Sally,
When you say your Samsung Refrigerator is leaking water at the exit point… You are saying the water leak is happening where the water line exits at the bottom of the fridge before it goes to the freezer? If you have replaced the water line then the leak must be happening at a fitting or possibly something is cracked. Have you removed items like water inlet valve and the fittings for the water to inspect for damage?
-RR

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398 Z October 26, 2015 at 4:39 pm

I have a Maytag washing machine that is making loud noises and causing a mild burning smell during spin, it also leaks, would it be hard to fix, and is it safe to use in the meantime, as it might take several days before it is fixed.

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DIY Project Help Tips 399 DIY Project Help Tips October 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Z,
If your washer is making loud noises and you smell something burning while it is washing, we would recommend not to use the machine until it is fixed as further damage can be caused. You most likely have a belt that is loose or twisted and possibly the pulleys are not aligned or they may be loose. Use the machine at your own risk until it is repaired. It may cost more to fix it if you keep using it.
-RR

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400 Chris October 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm

I have a gas dryer. When I turn it on it runs fine. I can hear the burner come on and it starts to get nice and hot. After about 5 minutes it begins to cool down and I have to dry the clothes twice and they are still a little damp. I made sure the lint trap is clear each time I run it. I changed the exhaust line from the dryer to the outside to a more rigid pipe so I know it is clear with only 2 90 degree bends. It is either a Whirlpool or a Maytag. Can you help me?

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DIY Project Help Tips 401 DIY Project Help Tips October 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Chris,
Did you have this issue before you installed the new vent line with 2 90 degree bends?
You may have a solenoid issue. Have you made sure they are in working order?
Can you supply us with a make and model number of your gas dryer?
-RR

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402 Lori October 24, 2015 at 5:53 pm

I have a Kenmore top loading washer that began to make a grinding noise when it was agitating. It was suggested that I replace the dog ears, which I did. The noise is still there but now the washer will start each cycle then stop then start again a few minutes later. This pattern is continues until the the washer has completed all of the cycles.

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DIY Project Help Tips 403 DIY Project Help Tips October 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Lori,
Check the wiring harnesses on the washer to be sure everything is secure and connected for the START and STOP issue. If the dog ears did not fix the issue, you may have a clutch or transmission issue. Have you checked the belt and pulleys too? Can you give us the model number of your washer to further assist you?
-RR

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404 Dianne October 24, 2015 at 10:50 am

I have a 10yr old Samsung side by side fridge. The freezer is working perfectly but the fridge is not cooling. The temp control indicates that it is at 1 degree but it is not. I called a refrigeration technician and they just said that they don’t touch these models, with no explanation why. I need to know asap if I need to buy a new fridge or if it can be fixed and what the problem may be.

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DIY Project Help Tips 405 DIY Project Help Tips October 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Dianne,
Replacing the fridge is expensive, anything can be repaired if you know where to look and what the symptoms are. Have you checked to be sure the fan in the back of the freezer is running? It won’t be running all the time, only when the fridge senses it needs to be colder. If the fan DOES NOT spin or turn, you either have a bad fan motor or the wiring is faulty. If the fan is bad, $20 dollars or so will fix your issue. Let us know if the fan in the freezer works and we can go from there to help you fix your Samsung side by side fridge.
-RR

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406 DavidZ October 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Just moved my chest freezer. Had to stand on end to move. Let set a week, plugged lit
in and the compressor won’t kick in. Running when I unplugged it. Help?

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DIY Project Help Tips 407 DIY Project Help Tips October 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm

David Z,
You may have knocked the capacitor or relay off of the compressor. Make sure everything is connected and secure. If everything is secure and working, you may have moved the compressor refrigerant around to where it will not run properly or the pressure has been let out of the lines. Let it sit in its correct flat position for a day or 2 and see if the compressor kicks on.
-RR

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408 Chuck October 22, 2015 at 7:08 am

I have a Maytag Atlantis top load machine that skips the spin cycle. When a load is done, the basin is still full of water. If I reset the knob to spin it works. tried the unplug, lift the lid thing but it didn’t fix the problem. Any ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 409 DIY Project Help Tips October 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Chuck,
If the washer will go into the spin cycle by ONLY manually using the timer knob, the lid switch is good but the timer switch may have a bad or burned spot on it. Remove the timer assembly and check for burnt or scorched marks on it. Most likely you will find that the timer is bad and needs replaced.
-RR

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410 billy October 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I have a kenmore electric dryer, my fiance noticed it kept stopping about 20-30 minutes into a cycle. It seemed to me like it was overheating, as it would run after half an hour or so of cooling down. I took the dryer apart and cleaned/vacuumed all of the lint out (there was a lot), checked for any blockages, took the hose out of the wall/dryer and cleaned out all of the lint there. I put it back together and it ran fine on low heat, tested on high heat and it ran for almost a full cycle (much better than it had been doing) and shut off again, won’t start until it cools down. Is there anything else I can try before I have to spend the money on a new motor?

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DIY Project Help Tips 411 DIY Project Help Tips October 21, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Billy,
Does the drum STOP turning after the 20 to 30 minutes AND it stops heating?
OR
Does the dryer drum STILL TURN but the heat is no longer on?

If the drum still turns, the issue is not the motor. The motor in your electric dryer simply turns the drum. If the drum turns, the motor is fine.
If it stops heating but still turns, you have a thermostat, thermal fuse, element or blower issue.
When an electric dryer runs but there is no heat, then there may be a faulty thermostat in the dryer.
In some dryers there is an electric blower motor that helps to expel the hot air, if your model dryer has one, be sure it is working.
You can test the components with a meter to be sure.
Can you give us the model number of your Kenmore dryer?
-RR

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412 Jasma Williams October 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

I have a stand up fan, and my daughter pushed down on it too hard. Now its hanging off the stand. Kind of disconnected but it still blows air. Is their a way I can fix this?

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DIY Project Help Tips 413 DIY Project Help Tips October 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Jasma,
Usually a stand up oscillating type of fan has a cage around the blade that simply connects together by sliding small levers. Is the fan cover falling off? Is the fan loose on its stand? Can you explain further and what make the fan is?
-RR

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414 fiona October 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

I had a F21 fault and I cleared the panel but now F:00 is coming up, my washing machine i a bosch…

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DIY Project Help Tips 415 DIY Project Help Tips October 19, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Fiona,
Turn the knob to off. Close the door. Turn the knob to 6 o’clock position. Wait 2 seconds. The start/pause should begin flashing. (If the start button doesn’t flash that’s okay). Press and hold the spin button. (It may be marked RPM). Turn the knob to 7 o’clock position. Wait 2 seconds. Release the button. Turn the knob to off. This should erase the error code.
-RR

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416 Leon October 17, 2015 at 12:11 am

I have a Samsung Dryer DV419AEW/AXX and it has ran wonderful for two years. In the spring the heating element burned up. I fixed this and she ran fine until July. In July the dryer stopped heating so I tested everything and found the thermal fuse blown. This was replaced and ran until now. The thermal fuse blew again so I replaced it and the fuse blew immediately. I have check the air flow and gaskets. What am I missing?

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DIY Project Help Tips 417 DIY Project Help Tips October 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Leon,
When the thermal fuse keeps blowing on a dryer, you usually have a lint blockage in the vent hose, the dryer itself, or in the wall. Have you checked all 3?
-RR

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418 Barry October 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

I had a fire in my gas oven. Turkey fat dripped out of the pan, got to the burners, and caught fire. I used a fire extinguisher put it out quickly but I haven’t used it since.

The question is whether to replace the oven or have it professionally taken apart and cleaned. It’s an almost top of the line Sears, about 10-15 years old.

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DIY Project Help Tips 419 DIY Project Help Tips October 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Barry,
See what the oven is worth. If cost of having it professionally refurbished is much less, then go that route. You can buy parts yourself at SearsPartsDirect. They have all parts for ovens and ranges and they are OEM. You could probably just clean it out, make sure it is in working order (valves, wiring, etc.) and test it. A simple cleaning and possibly a part or 2 installed by you should have it up and running. No real reason to buy a new oven or have a pro refurbish it. Save money and DIY.
-RR

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420 conrad October 16, 2015 at 4:13 am

Bosch dishwasher SHE4AM15UC/01. Water not drain completely. drain pump area is cleared. when tried to start it. I could hear some noise then after a few seconds, the light would jump from Active to Clean and water did not get drained and remain inside. Please let me know what is the issue? can this the drain pump issue?

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DIY Project Help Tips 421 DIY Project Help Tips October 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Conrad,
Yes sounds as if the drain pump may be jammed. First take inside apart to get to the drain area. Check for anything that may be not letting the water to drain. If it is clear, then the issue is most likely in the drain pump. Either jammed or may be bad. You can test with a meter to see if the drain pump works properly if you find that it is not jammed.
-RR

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422 justin October 15, 2015 at 5:51 am

I have an Amana fridge it stopped working. Sounds like compressor might kick on for a sec then is quiet and doesn’t get cold. Freezer fan works. Is there a quick fix or some things common that needs replacing? Model asd2620hrb.

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DIY Project Help Tips 423 DIY Project Help Tips October 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Justin,
Does compressor actually turn on or is it trying to start and fails?
-RR

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424 Bill October 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm

I have a Kenmore series 70 washer top loader. It does not fill with water in the wash cycle on any of the settings. It will fill with water when switched to the rinse cycle. when washer is full of water and you turn selector knob to wash it works fine. Could this be the Timer?

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DIY Project Help Tips 425 DIY Project Help Tips October 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Bill,
Have you checked the water pressure switch? It may be clogged therefore not letting water into the tub at the proper time. Clean out the clear tube also to be sure there are no clogs in the line. Checking a water pressure switch on a top load washer is here. The timer could be the source of the issue but check your pressure switch first.
-RR

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426 Dan October 14, 2015 at 12:14 pm

KitchenAid KSSP42QJS00 fridge. Have had the fridge serviced 2 times now since the compressor was replaced. The compressor still runs non-stop, except for when the mechanically timed defrost cycle kicks in (having thermostat replaced next – it was never checked). The freezer does cool down to well below zero as low as -6 to -7 deg F at normal settings. The compressor sounds tinny/clangy/mechanically unhappy, likes it’s working too hard. There is a constant gurgling sound in the system. There is never ANY frost buildup at all on the evaporator, and only the very first section (1/4) of the condenser coil is warm. These two things are bothering me, but I’m not sure if my concern is misplaced. I’m also concerned that the service tech’s equipment is faulty when checking the pressures and Freon. Hoping I don’t have a blockage somewhere in the system. Will update after thermostat is replaced, but any additional words from things mentioned above would be greatly appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 427 DIY Project Help Tips October 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Dan,
Might be wise to call another service tech appliance company to check the lines and pressure. If after having the compressor replaced you are having compressor issues, it is possible that the techs equipment is faulty or possibly the wrong refrigerant was put in. R134 vs R12 maybe a mixture of both? If the gurgling sound is heard, you may be low on refrigerant or the lines are clogged.
-RR

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428 Barry Gabrielson October 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Creda GGH 180 (No 42406) Spark Ignitor Switches for 5 burners. How to replace them instructions? Son spilled tea on 2 ignitors switches 4 months ago, dried it out. When I plug in unit, all 5 ignitors go off at the same time, without turning a knob. If I turn on Burner 1 and then 3, the ignitors stop on all 5. If I allow Burner 1 to stay on while turning off Burner 3, or vise versa, all 5 ignitors click, dont stop until I unplug from the wall. I dont know if this is a switch problem or a wire problem or something else. Any advise would be appreciated.

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429 Laura October 12, 2015 at 7:16 pm

I have Samsung Refrigerator Model RSG257AARS. The ice maker makes ice but will not release the ice into the ice bin unless I hit the reset button. Ice maker is turned on….bin is seated properly …. Water fills properly…freezer temperature is -4. I have searched for a cure for this problem everywhere…do i need to replace the entire ice maker or will i still have the same problem?

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DIY Project Help Tips 430 DIY Project Help Tips October 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Laura,
If ice is only dispensing on your Samsung fridge when you press the test/reset button, make sure the ice maker On/Off option is set to the “On” position. This is a common issue and is ONE of the reasons the ice will not fall into the bin without pressing the buttons manually. If the ice maker is ON, then you may have an issue with the motor or timer. If you have a multimeter you can check the parts for proper operation.
-RR

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431 Jon October 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

My NEW Maytag side by side refrigerator makes moaning and popping noises. The noises seem to be emanating from the top rear of the freezer and from the small filter housing in the top left of the fridge?

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DIY Project Help Tips 432 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Jon,
A new refrigerator will always make popping and strange noises as it is working properly. It needs to as they say “break in”.
-RR

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433 Toni October 6, 2015 at 12:23 am

I have a GE PFE29PSDCSS refrigerator and the water dispenser sticks and won’t shut off when I release it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 434 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Toni,
There is a small sensor or microswitch that may be stuck closed. If stuck the water will continue to come out of the dispenser. Remove and replace the sensor or switch that operates the water dispenser. You can check with a meter first to be sure, or it may just be “stick” shut (or closed) and needs replaced. Here is your GE PFE29 refrigerator parts list with schematics and diagrams.
-RR

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435 Alan October 4, 2015 at 12:28 pm

I have a Zanussi ZCM1080X Cooker the grill element is not working in large oven, took out the element and tried it on the other side and is working would it be the thermostat or the switch which is not working or would it be something else?

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DIY Project Help Tips 436 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Alan,
Yes most likely the thermostat or bad wiring. Check the wiring on the terminals on the cooker. Be sure the wiring is secure and not burnt or damaged. Use a meter to be sure. If the wiring is okay then check thermostat as if it is bad it will not allow power to the element or may be intermittent.
-RR

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437 Ron Chedzey October 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Ariston Margherita AIB 16. Not working due to no power except the indicator and door lock clicks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 438 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Ron,
Check the wiring behind panel. May have loose or damaged wire harness that has become damaged or loose from vibration. Please give more details if further help is needed.
-RR

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439 Tony October 3, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I have a GE Fridge, GSH22JSXA SS model and its not cooling and compressor making click noise. It looks compressor relay and overload PTCR relay need to be change. Any idea? please.

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DIY Project Help Tips 440 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 10:17 pm

Tony,
You most likely have a bad start relay or cap. If these parts are bad the compressor will not start and the fridge will not cool. Check with a multimeter to be sure or replace the starter/capacitor if you do not know how to use a meter. They are cheap parts to replace so guessing will not cost you piles of money.
-RR

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441 Terry October 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Water softener salty to taste. Installed couple years ago. Issue?

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DIY Project Help Tips 442 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Terry,
Usually salty water from a softener means something is wrong during the regeneration cycle. You may have a problem with the control head like a stuck open valve. Possibly the softeners drain line is clogged and cannot flush out the resin tank at the end of the regen cycle.
-RR

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443 Dan September 25, 2015 at 9:07 am

Fans are running non-stop along with compressor. Don’t think it is cycling due to temp never being achieved. I had a technician look at it. Compressor supposed to be drawing 1.4 Amps, only drawing .7 Amps. Says I need a new compressor. Although, I wasn’t real impressed with how little troubleshooting was performed. This is an expensive built-in model KSSP42QJS00 whose equivalent replacement is over $9000. Not sure I want to spend that kind of money, but also concerned about dropping $330 (compressor only – not labor) on a new compressor with only a 3 month warranty. Decided to turn off the ice maker. It was still making ice. However, when I turned it back on again, it failed to make new ice. Seems odd since it was making ice even though the fridge wasn’t cooling as well.

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DIY Project Help Tips 444 DIY Project Help Tips September 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Dan,
Installing a new compressor might be your best option. If the tech said BAD COMPRESSOR, then trust them and have it done. The ice maker is probably not making ice as the temp is too high in the freezer portion. You may need to reset the ice maker. Unplug from wire harness and back in with power off. Be sure connection is secure. What else did the tech check? Just the compressor? Did the tech check the evap fan or thermistor? See our page here about freezer is working but refrigerator is warm.
-RR

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445 Dan September 21, 2015 at 2:39 am

I have a 15 yr old KitchenAid side-by-side fridge with top-mounted compressor and condenser coil. It has slowly been losing its cooling capability over the past couple of months. It runs constantly. Compressor is hot to touch as always, but condenser is at room temp. Fans running. Manually turning defrost timer turns off compressor and fans and heater melts evap. Evap coil is clean, barely a layer of frost during cooling, but even across the entire evap. I’m guessing it may be low on freon, or that there may be a clogged filter drier, but both sides of the dryer are at room temp. I can’t think of any reason why the condenser would be at room temp. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 446 DIY Project Help Tips September 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Dan,
There may be some sort of blockage in the lines. Have you tested to see if the compressor is operating properly? It may need more coolant but many times on an older fridge such as yours it makes more financial sense to replace the complete fridge. Usually installing a new compressor is around $300 to $450 depending on what the service call and compressor cost. Have you checked the fans, temp controller?
-RR

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447 Mike September 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

I have the 80 series Kenmore washer. Worked fine yesterday large load. Today large load (sheets) water filled for large load & stopped. It did not agitate or work on any other cycle. I tried to rinse, no rinse. I opened the control panel, removed the pressure switch clear hose. Blew into the switch & it clicked. I blew into the hose & could hear the air/water mixture. I emptied the water by hand & refilled with the selector on small load & the water never stopped. It kept filling past the small load level. Could it be the pressure switch, motor coupler. The lid switch would not be a factor?

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DIY Project Help Tips 448 DIY Project Help Tips September 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Mike,
If the water keeps filling and does not stop where it should, then yes you have a water level pressure switch issue. If you blew through the tube and the tube was clean and free of clogs, then the actual water level pressure switch is most likely the bad part causing your issue. The lid switch has nothing to do with water level. If the lid switch was bad the washer would fill, stop filling, agitate, but would not spin. Here is a list of Kenmore water level pressure switches that should be for your washer. You can type your exact model number in to find the exact pressure switch needed for your washer. FYI, Whirlpool makes replacement parts for Kenmore…
-RR

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449 karl langen September 13, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Where can I find replacement glass for a ceiling fan? The glass is about 7″ diameter and it has a 3 way lock system insert and turn.

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DIY Project Help Tips 450 DIY Project Help Tips September 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Karl,
What brand and model number is your ceiling fan? Hunter? Hampton Bay?
-RR

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451 Mike Young September 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

We have an Amana Tn22aw refrigerator and it seems to be blowing warm air.

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DIY Project Help Tips 452 DIY Project Help Tips September 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Mike Young,
Check to be sure the start relay/cap is good on the compressor. If bad, the compressor has no way to start and fridge freezer will be warm.
-RR

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453 Bruce September 11, 2015 at 4:45 pm

We have a Kenmore glass top stove. One of the elements does not work properly as in it does not always turn off or if we lower the dial to low or medium it stays on high. I have taken the knob off so as to not use it but would like to fix it would it more likely be the knob or the element? Model #790.94332700. Thanks, I am not exactly an electrical Guru!

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DIY Project Help Tips 454 DIY Project Help Tips September 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Bruce,
Your element heating issue is a bad thermostat. The thermostat controls the heat level and balance. Replace the thermostat for the element that is heating incorrectly and that should fix your problem.
-RR

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455 Andy September 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

I have a Frigidaire refrigerator that won’t make ice, I replace the fill valve in back, I can hear the maker calling for water but it doesn’t get it. I checked the lines and there all clear, I can start the makers rotation it seems to go through the process alright but still no water. Any suggestions?

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DIY Project Help Tips 456 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Andy,
Have you completely removed the ice maker assembly? You may need to have a look at every component. If you have the lines clear, the water valve is calling for water, but the ice maker is not receiving it, then the issue is most likely at the ice maker.
-RR

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457 siya September 8, 2015 at 10:59 am

I have a Samsung front loader wf1702weu. The washing machine was working just fine and then when i tried to do the laundry one night it didn’t power on, so i asked someone to check it and they told me the main board had burnt so i bought a new one, but still there was no change it still doesn’t power on/turn on at all so what should i do?

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DIY Project Help Tips 458 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Siya,
Have you checked to be sure the washer is receiving the correct power? Tripped circuit breaker or possible bad connection behind the washer? Make sure the problem is not the washer itself before replacing any parts.
-RR

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459 p tamboli September 7, 2015 at 2:36 am

I have a Samsung RFG298AA refrigerator. I can’t get the upper ice maker to work. I have defrosted it and when i press the reset button, the water runs down, the rotors turn and the arm comes down but then the arm stays up and won’t come down to start the ice making. Any suggestions to fix it without replacing the whole ice maker.

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DIY Project Help Tips 460 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2015 at 9:09 pm

P Tamnoli,
You can research and see if replacing parts of the ice maker is cheaper than the complete ice maker, but we have seen that usually it is best to replace the complete ice maker as it contains everything needed if there is a fault. If you have a meter then you can test each component to find out which is causing your issue. We had the same issue with our GE ice maker and GE just sent us a new complete ice maker assembly, was under warranty.
-RR

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461 Liz September 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I have a Maytag front loading washer. First it wouldn’t spin it stopped at 35min at a 57min cycle. I thought that I had too many clothes inside so I took half out, still didn’t work. So I took everything out and started removing the water that was left in machine about 2 or 3 cups worth. Then put some clothes back inside the washer and to my amazement it started working. When it reached the spin cycle it stopped again it had only 12min left but this time it also locked me out. I can’t open door. I’ve tried resetting it but as you well know without opening and closing the lid resetting won’t work.

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DIY Project Help Tips 462 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Liz,
You may have a control board issue or a door latch assembly switch issue. If you unplug the washer it should reset and let you open the door. What is the model number of your Maytag front load washer?
-RR

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463 tracey September 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

My GE Oven JBS26. The heating element was a slide in. I’ve ordered the part that is supposed to be the correct part. It however screws in. The original slide in has a square hole. Can I just screw the new element to the top of the old wiring?

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DIY Project Help Tips 464 DIY Project Help Tips September 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Tracey,
It is best to have the EXACT part to replace. Did you order the part online? Did the heating element for your GE oven say it was compatible with your exact oven? Can you tell us which element you replaced? The baking or broil element? What is the part number of the element you purchased? We can check to see if it is the correct element for your oven. Let us know where you purchased and what the part number is. Also who the manufacturer of the part is. We can assist from there.
-RR

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465 thomas August 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Have a GE refrigerator Model# TX21JISNRAD, S/N RH517842 Leaking & filling up the bottom of the frig. Then running onto the floor.

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DIY Project Help Tips 466 DIY Project Help Tips August 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Thomas,
Your problem is most likely a frozen drain tube in the freezer. Here is a page to assist you in Refrigerator Frozen Freezer Drain Leaking.
-RR

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467 Lori Navarre August 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm

I made the mistake of washing a rug with rubber backing on it. The rubber disintegrated in the washing machine. Its fairly new, its a 2014 Whirlpool top loading washer. Now it will not spin or drain. I took the drain hose off & cleaned it out, as well as the outlet it attaches to. It still will not drain or spin, plus the red locked light does not come on after I have closed the lid to start a load. Please help?!

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DIY Project Help Tips 468 DIY Project Help Tips August 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Lori Navarre,
The rubber backing of the rug that ripped apart is jamming the inside of your drain pump. You cleaned the drain hose, now you have to do the same to the drain pump. Once that is cleaned out the door issue will most likely go away. Here is a video to show you how to access a top load Whirlpool washer drain pump.
-RR

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469 Jon Palmer August 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm

I have a Samsung front load dryer not heating up. I have tested thermostat, coil etc by web sites I have found and everything test ok. Any ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 470 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Jon Palmer,
Try testing the thermal fuse at the back of your dryer. If it won’t heat this is the MOST LIKELY reason.
-RR

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471 Bushra August 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Thank you for quick reply. I think this counter top is laminate paper kind of. Sorry I’m not sure but it came out of about 2″ inch when burned. Searched a lot for same color to patch but couldn’t find it anywhere so I guess I have to fill it up with just wax….Please reply

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DIY Project Help Tips 472 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Bushra,
If you are unable to find the exact match, fill it with anything like wax or wood filler. Wax is not paintable so wood filler is the best bet to hide deep burns. Then use a close enough color and touch up with a very small paintbrush. Ask a professional paint person at your nearest home improvement store. Take a picture of the damage and bring it with you. They will have other products to fix your issue.
-RR

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473 Bushra August 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

I have burned my granite kitchen laminate platform of about 2 inches wide. I am very tense as I have asked a repair company and it will cost around 200£. Did lot of net research and found wax filling is best for this kind of jobs but my laminate burn is a bit bigger then what they were showing. So very nervous don’t know what to do. Please advise me. I need to fix it within two days.

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DIY Project Help Tips 474 DIY Project Help Tips August 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Bushra,
Is your kitchen laminate painted over with a granite paint all-in-one kit? If so, buy the same kit, fill in burn marks with a wood filler, then wait for filler to dry and then repaint counter top with the granite paint.
-RR

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475 scott August 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Hi I have a Danby mini freezer DUF408WE that thaws and refreezes. I also hear a loud pop when it kicks on or off, I haven’t investigated to see which. I am pretty handy if I know which part to replace. Thanks in advance – Scott

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DIY Project Help Tips 476 DIY Project Help Tips August 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Scott,
You may have an issue with the defrost system. If it thaws and freezes by itself continually, look into replacing the defrost components or the control board.
-RR

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477 AIROHUBIE INNOCENT August 21, 2015 at 7:29 am

My Sony LCD TV just started showing double pictures, kind of a shadow. So i don’t know what’s wrong but a friend of mine told me it’s a screen problem and if so…how much will the screen cost me?

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DIY Project Help Tips 478 DIY Project Help Tips August 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm

AIROHUBIE,
What model number is your Sony LCD TV?
Have you tried changing inputs to see if the input you are using is bad?
Does this happen on all channels and everything you watch?
-RR

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479 mike August 19, 2015 at 11:27 pm

I have a Samsung top load washer, model WA5471ABP XAA, started getting PE error code, this was intermittent, could turn off and washer was fine. Now will not spin, manual says drive motor, checked wiring and replaced motor, no help, the stator and clutch assembly look great, no wear on the gears, have also replaced the motor position sensor, no help. Any ideas would be great.

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DIY Project Help Tips 480 DIY Project Help Tips August 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm

Mike,
Samsung error code PE – Position of the clutch can’t be found. (The clutch is mounted to the frame of the washing machine which can move freely with the inner wash tub)
The control board is not detecting that the clutch motor is working correctly.
If you have replaced the clutch motor, the problem is most likely in the wiring. You will need multimeter to check ohms and continuity.
Have you rechecked all wiring harnesses? Is it possible a connection on the board is not secure? Have you examined the board?
-RR

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481 Robert Choat August 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I have an older G.E. refrigerator model #TBX25RNR with ice dispenser and I am getting a small amount of water on the floor at the right front. please help and Thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 482 DIY Project Help Tips August 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Robert Choat,
Is the water dripping from under the fridge or running down from the inside and past the magnetic seal? Is the ice dispenser leaking? Has something spilled in the fridge?
-RR

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483 sarah August 18, 2015 at 1:29 am

My front loading washer only runs the short cycle. It fills with water, spins a little, then stops and the door unlatches and the cycle goes back to the original start time and I have to manually turn the knob to drain. model # 41744092500 I already replaced the door lock assembly and that didn’t fix the problem. User manual said that the lock could be failing but it locks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 484 DIY Project Help Tips August 18, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Sarah,
Check for any loose wire harnesses that go to the control board. If all is secure, then you may need to do some troubleshooting to see if you need to replace the main control board. Do you have a multimeter?
-RR

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485 JOE ADKINS August 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

I have a whirlpool washer that will not spin or drain what might be the causes

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DIY Project Help Tips 486 DIY Project Help Tips August 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm

JOE ADKINS,
Depending on what model Whirlpool washer you have, it may be the lid switch if your washer is a top load. Model #?
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487 Kaylee August 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm

I would like to know if I really need to replace my washer, or a repair is feasible at all.
The washer is a Kenmore, front load style, from 2003.
The symptoms:
It made a loud bang sound at the beginning the cycle, but went on to wash cycle as usual. No leakage.
But then, it started to make a lot of unbearably loud, thumping noise trying to reach the spin. The washer shook so much it actually “walked” a couple of inches as well.
It seems like the tub suspension is broken. The gasket looked it is twisted counterclockwise.
I would like to know if it needs to be replaced, or a repair is feasible at all.

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DIY Project Help Tips 488 DIY Project Help Tips August 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Kaylee,
It sounds like it is financially reasonable to repair depending on labor and where you buy parts. It sounds as if the balance centering springs have fallen off. If the tub wobbles like crazy then you need to do a visual check under the tub to see if the springs or other centering parts have fallen off. Front load washers have straps that should be holding the tub centered. See if one has broken or come loose. If you fix the balance centering issue, then you can buy a new gasket. Check on SearsPartsDirect to find the best prices for washer parts. We make no commission off of them, they are just a great resource for parts. Let us know what you do to fix your washer. Would be interested to see what you find.
-RR

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489 Dale August 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm

RR,
It was a bad control board. Once it was replaced it fixed all of the problems. Thanks for the help.

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490 Anita August 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

GE profile washer model ptan9150mww (2 years old) constantly spinning will not turn off when try to press start/reset and have to unplug it. It went for hours last night as I put a load in and went to bed not realizing it was doing this. I have unplugged then tried to start again just goes right back to spinning and no wash cycle or water starts. I had one successful load before this happened. Any advice?

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DIY Project Help Tips 491 DIY Project Help Tips August 9, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Anita,
Lid switch or door switch wiring is most likely always “closed” meaning it is always getting power. This leads the washer to believe the door is always closed.
OR
It may be the control panel/timer. It may be stuck and has a burnt spot and needs replaced. You will need a multimeter to test the components to see which one you will need to remove and replace.
-RR

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492 Courtney Snyder August 8, 2015 at 7:18 am

I have a apple laptop computer and it only turns on to where you put your password and then it turns off, when I first bought it they told me to fix.the harddrive I don’t want to waste time and money to figure the problem out forsure before I spend money on the harddrive when it could be something else wrong. Can you think of more stuff that could be wrong with the laptop before spending time or cash

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DIY Project Help Tips 493 DIY Project Help Tips August 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Courtney,
Is it possible your battery is dead and the end of the electrical plug that connects to your Apple laptop is bent and not supplying the laptop with power? Do you see the small plug symbol at the bottom of the screen? If the hard drive is bad, you can run a diagnostic CD to diagnose your laptop. Do you have a CD drive?
-RR

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494 Dale August 4, 2015 at 12:16 am

I have a Kenmore Refrigerator, model 106.53564201 that won’t cool. The condenser fan and the compressor are not working. I tested the compressor and I’m getting ohms reading on all 3 prongs. I replaced the starter relay on the compressor and plugged in the new condenser fan, but it still doesn’t work.

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DIY Project Help Tips 495 DIY Project Help Tips August 4, 2015 at 12:30 am

Dale,
Make sure where power comes in there is no wiring issues. How old is your Kenmore fridge? Does the evaporator fan work? Lights on in fridge? Have you made sure the fridge is getting the correct power? Does the compressor have another type of starter like a capacitor or similar besides the small relay? Is there any type of buzzing noise? Have you checked control board? Any burns or popped caps?
-RR

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496 Blair August 3, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I have a Dacor wall oven model PCS130B – seemed like food took longer to cook than called for – turns out the actual temperature in the oven is lower than what the reading on the oven display say it is (according to oven thermometer purchased to verify this). I believe the temperature sensor is likely the culprit here, but have a couple of questions:
1) if the temperature sensor is touching the metal frames that hold the oven racks up, could that lead to the incorrect reading?
2) if looking to replace the sensor, is it OK to cut the lead wires and remove it, and splice in the new part? (vs removing the entire oven from the wall in order to replace the sensor and wires completely)
3) would you recommend cutting wires and removing the sensor and testing with a multimeter prior to doing any of the above?
thanks!
Blair

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DIY Project Help Tips 497 DIY Project Help Tips August 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Blair,
Here is our suggestions to your questions:
1. If sensor is touching metal, yes it can get wrong reading. It should be free of touching anything this way it can have an accurate reading of AIR in oven.
2. You can cut the wires and splice, BUT! do not splice in oven portion where there is heat. Splice behind oven where there is no heat. Read what manufacturer says about splicing first…
3. NO, would recommend if you have done ALL troubleshooting and the sensor is the last thing that can be causing your issue, just replace it.
-RR

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498 Kyndra August 2, 2015 at 12:02 am

I have a Samsung dryer model # DV3C6BEWXAA that runs but will not heat. At first it would not run so I checked the thermal fuse and replaced it. I turned it on and it was running. I put a load of clothes in it only to discover 40 minutes later that the dryer was not heating. I checked the vent, the heating element, the high limit thermostat, and the thermistor. The thermistor was reading bad so I replaced it. Still no heat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 499 DIY Project Help Tips August 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Kyndra,
If the thermal fuse, heating element, HL thermostat, and thermistor are ALL IN WORKING ORDER on your Samsung dryer, have you checked control panel to see if there was a short or a loose wire? If all main components that run and heat your dryer are working (checked using a multimeter?) then check wiring to everything. You may also have some sort of blockage in vent tube, wall, or where exhaust air exits home.
-RR

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500 mahomed July 31, 2015 at 7:22 am

I have an LG GRB712YLP top freezer and bottom refrigerator. The freezer is normal but the fridge is not getting cold. When the doors are open the fridge is cooling but when the freezer door is shut the fridge does not cool. The is a drip in the fridge deodorizer compartment. What could be the problem?

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DIY Project Help Tips 501 DIY Project Help Tips July 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Mahomed,
Sounds like a classic example of a frozen drain tube. Read the freezer is working but fridge is not page. Also the frozen drain tube in freezer page.
-RR

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502 Rob July 29, 2015 at 4:25 am

Thanks rr will do. But I have a strange star shaped Phillips head like, Allen head like screw to remove before I can look inside. Will a Phillips head screw driver do or is there some special tool only 100 dollar an hour technicians have????

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DIY Project Help Tips 503 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Rob,
A Phillips screwdriver will not remove the star headed screws. You will need to go to your local home improvement store and buy the bit for your cordless drill or buy a set of special screwdrivers. Is it a six point star pattern or is it a hexagon shape? This bolt and screw identification page may help you to determine which it is.
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504 winston July 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm

I have a front loading Kenmore HE3T washer, model # 11042936200. The door switch pin broke off and I want to replace it. How do I remove the front panel to access it?

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DIY Project Help Tips 505 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 12:04 am

Winston,
You need to access the front panel to attach the wires from the new door switch? Then we assume you know how to or already have installed the new door switch. To remove the front panel on a front load Kenmore HE3, watch this video that describes and shows you how to disassemble.
-RR

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506 Travis July 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

The temperature controls for my Maytag fridge (Model # MBR2262KES) are non responsive. Unable to adjust temperature. Nothing works for the control board. (Freezer + refrigerator + speed ice, vacation mode, temp alarm, door alarm, or max cool) The display shows 0 for the freezer and 40 for the fridge part. The display temp does increase if doors are left open. Fridge is freezing vegetables. I’ve unplugged the control board in the past and it fixed this problem but for only about 3 weeks. Unplugging does not work anymore.

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DIY Project Help Tips 507 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 12:07 am

Travis,
This sounds as if the main control board needs replaced. You may also want to trace the wiring within the fridge to be sure the wire harnesses are connected and secure.
-RR

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508 Rob July 28, 2015 at 6:58 am

I have a Siemens front loader washing machine model number E 08-05 / 800 rpm. The load became tangled in fitted sheet causing the machine to walk about a meter. Since then it starts but cuts out after 3-5 seconds. Tried master reset, alas not so simple. Thinking from reading above it might be a belt off. Any help would be appreciated.

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DIY Project Help Tips 509 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 12:17 am

Rob,
When the machine was tangled with the sheet and “walked”, a part inside your washer may have loosened or an electrical connection may have come loose. Trace the wires from the control board down to the components. If the washer cuts out after a few seconds then it is most likely an electrical issue.
-RR

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510 Tony July 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

Hi I have a Bosch side by side fridge freezer that will not freeze properly and not freeze ice cubes fully. The condenser coils cooling fan was running all the time The evaporator coils were not defrosting and ice was building up on the back of the freezer wall. I replaced the main board. The condenser coils cooling fan continues to run all the time. Can you help me with what could be causing this please.

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DIY Project Help Tips 511 DIY Project Help Tips July 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Tony,
If your fridge has a defrost timer, it may have malfunctioned and is causing your issues. This page with Bosch Refrigerator parts should give you an idea of cost.
-RR

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512 Debbi July 15, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Problem solved. After trying to figure out my husband’s air compressor with no luck…I spotted our leaf blower. Voila! I blew that cap right out of the tube. I had a service guy scheduled for today. He was going to charge $65 if it got it and nothing if he didn’t. Guess I saved some money today. Thank you for bearing with me on theses crazy suggestions.

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513 Debbi July 14, 2015 at 12:53 am

Can not find a way to do that from behind the dispenser drawer. I’m sure there is some way to do it for someone that knows how to take apart a washer.

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DIY Project Help Tips 514 DIY Project Help Tips July 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Debbi,
It would involve removing the top of the washer if applicable. Very time consuming and hard to reach still. If you have an air compressor, they make a fitting on the end to suck air instead of blow. This will add more suction power than using a normal vacuum cleaner. You could either try that or remove top of washer.
-RR

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515 Debbi July 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

I appreciate the help. I should have said I already tried pliers and wire to see if I could reach it. I even tried a vacuum hose to see if the suction would pull it out. It must be just far enough in, I can’t reach it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 516 DIY Project Help Tips July 13, 2015 at 10:17 pm

Debbi,
Can you disconnect the tube and remove it that way?
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517 Debbi July 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

A soap cap went down the soap dispenser tube on a LG front load washer. It doesn’t seem to have gone far, it rattles in the spin cycle. Is there a way to get it out?

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DIY Project Help Tips 518 DIY Project Help Tips July 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Debbi,
Pull the complete dispenser tray out of your washer. Then use a pencil or similar to get it out. If that does not work you can also try an extra long needle nose pliers like this.
-RR

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519 Jacob Domingos July 7, 2015 at 12:03 am

I have a problem with my washing machine. Samsung model WF7600NAW-XEP. The problem is when I put the machine for wash the machine locks the door. After a few seconds it starts beeping and showing in the small display the error hE and don’t started. Please can you advice me what can be the problem, and what I can do.

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DIY Project Help Tips 520 DIY Project Help Tips July 7, 2015 at 12:33 am

Jacob,
HE = Water heating error detected
You need to check both the water heater or element and thermistor.
The washing machine is reporting a fault on the heating circuit with this fault code but it is not capable of identifying exactly where the fault is.
This error can be released by turning off power switch.

HE1 = Over Heat
HE2 = Heating element not operating

-Check thermistor or temperature sensor
-Check the thermistor resistance
-Check wiring to water heating element
-Check water heating element
-Check heater for contunuity
-Check connections to water heating element and temperature sensor
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521 Charlie Rowland July 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Kenmore 70 series washer model 110 type 111 it will fill up with water and when it supposed to start washing it just makes a buzzing noise. I have played around with the settings and could get it to drain and spin but will not agitate. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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DIY Project Help Tips 522 DIY Project Help Tips July 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Charlie,
Have a look at the lid switch. If not could be a control dial issue.
-RR

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523 seetal July 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm

I have an Electrolux freezer E32AF75JPS1 that just went out of warranty and of course stopped working. I pulled it out and noticed the Compressor fan is not working. I replaced the fan, but still not working. There is power going to the fan, but it still does not run. Could this be a thermistor or motherboard problem? Thanks for any advice.

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DIY Project Help Tips 524 DIY Project Help Tips July 6, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Seetal,
Does the compressor run? Did you replace the fan and motor assembly? Is the freezer at all cool or warm?
-RR

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525 mike mayronne July 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Frigidare galaxy top loader washer, replaced timer switch. And knob along w/tub gasket/seal & sealing ring.. no leaks, but when turned on, it fills with water, goes to level, mach starts to agitate and rotate, but the timer switch is not moving through it’s cycle and to the next cycle??? I have to move the timer dial, 1 click at a time until it finishes that cycle.. actually have to do it manually??? All cycles work, fill, wash, rinse & power spin. Tub not leaking now, but timer switch is not working.. you have to manually move dial through wash, rinse, power, spin. Did the master reset as suggested, still does not auto go through timed cycles.

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DIY Project Help Tips 526 DIY Project Help Tips July 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Mike,
Where did you purchase the timer switch? New or refurbished? What was the issue with the timer before you replaced it?
-RR

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527 CLIFTON June 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

My Maytag refrigerator was in storage for two months and when I took it home it wont get cold,what should I do

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DIY Project Help Tips 528 DIY Project Help Tips June 29, 2015 at 6:37 pm

CLIFTON,
What exactly is wrong with your Maytag fridge? Please explain in detail with model number.
-RR

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529 Michelle June 24, 2015 at 5:23 pm

I have a bottom load electric Kenmore dryer. Drum was spinning, but not heating. I had my dryer vent cleaned out. Got new vent hose, checked the breakers – it was fine, Still not heating
Had a repair man come here. He plugged it, diagnosed it, and it was heating, he didn’t do anything to it, but it heated again. He left, I turned it off, and it was hotter than usual. I turned it off.
This morning I tried to use the dryer, it won’t heat again. Please advice. Thanks.

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DIY Project Help Tips 530 DIY Project Help Tips June 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Michelle,
Sounds like you have an intermittent heating issue. Possibly timer, board, or internal electrical component. Call the company back and they should not charge or charge a small amount. Tell them the dryer was not diagnosed correctly.
-RR

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531 Jim June 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Our G.E. refrigerator model #TFX20SABE WW was bought bran new in 1999. I do not have the serial number handy with me right now but I could get it later . As mentioned before the fridge and freezer sections are working but not cooling well enough. It should be noted that we notced this problem for the first time last week this summer. Prior to that we never had this problem. When I moved the fridge from the area in the kitchen between the kitchen counter top area and the wall in the corner I noticed that the compressor section was quite hot then I immediately measured 0.5 Amps in each wire coming out of the compressor. Then ten minutes later I measured 1.5 Amps out each wire and the freezer and fridge sections began to get very cold.

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532 Jim June 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

We have a G.E. refrigerator model #TFX20SABE WW and for the last week we noticed that the fridge and freezer sections are not cooling as they used to do before. Then we replaced the defrost control a couple of days ago thinking that the timer was too slow. Later we discovered as per the techncal spec list that the defrost control is supposed to be a 16 hour @ 35 minute timer. So then there was no need for the initial timer to be replaced since it was working properly. I noticed that the compressor, the compressor fan and the freezer vent motor are working properly under the defrost timer’s compressor cycle. Aso, under the defrost time’rs defrost cycle the heater is working properly. There is no ice build up. We would like some one to give us some advice on what to do next. Thank you for your help.

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DIY Project Help Tips 533 DIY Project Help Tips June 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Jim,
How old is the fridge? Do you have a serial number? The fridge and freezer ARE cooling but not great right?
-RR

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534 witha June 8, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Hi, we have a sharp SJK40ME a refrigerator got down from Japan, all instructions in Japanese. Accidentally, its door left open for about 48 hours last week, only in the next day we noticed.Just immediately after noticing, shut the door and switched on, its being 4 days now, cool is not there, only a slight cooling is there, shall we also practice the same method, switching off for 24 hours? much appreciate your advice please thank you

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535 Renee June 5, 2015 at 2:47 am

We have a frigidaire front loading washer. The buttons all flash and beep non stop and washer will not function. To “fix” husband removed lid then put blow dryer up to ??control box?? And run it on low heat for 5 mins then unplug and plug back in and washer resets and I can run a load but it has to be done each and every time. We have 3 boys and another one due in a few weeks-lots of laundry not much time—or money for that matter. Can you tell me the part we possibly need to replace? Thanks!

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536 John June 3, 2015 at 1:34 am

GE refrig water valve WR57X10070 was replaced and I believe the wiring connectors are mixed up. Can you tell me which connector should be plugged to which terminal?

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537 Dennis Quinn June 2, 2015 at 11:27 pm

HI, I have an older Kenmore 110 it works great but when it comes to spinning now this is the problem it was working fine but then I noticed that it stopped spinning after it drained the water. If I stopped the cycle and then would start it again it spins fine then. It sometimes but seldom now will spin ok. I usually just wait until I hear it draining and when its drained out the water stop the cycle then start it and it will then start spinning fine, Any idea what this could be? I am on disability and just cannot afford a large repair bill and certainly can’t afford a new washer I had bought some used ones in the past and that seemed like buying someone else’s problems LOL Please help if you can.
Thanks so much, Dennis

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538 M Spence May 29, 2015 at 6:42 am

I have an old front loading Samsung 7kg j843 washer that had been in storage for approx. 18mths. Upon reinstalling it (it only has one water pipe that I connected to the cold water tap), in a new laundry and using for first time since, it begins filling for about 20-30seconds and stops. I can recycle the power and press the Start/Pause button a couple of times to restart the full process again, but again, only for a similar brief time before dormancy. Please help, thank you.

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DIY Project Help Tips 539 DIY Project Help Tips May 29, 2015 at 6:55 pm

M Spence,
You only have one water valve on the wall? Or are you saying the Samsung washer only has one water connection? We believe that washer needs 2 water hookups or else it will have an issue filling. If you are only using cold water going to the cold water inlet valve, then try running the washer in COLD wash mode ONLY. If you have the opportunity, hook up hot and cold to the washer.
-RR

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540 Simon May 16, 2015 at 12:00 am

Yes it trips straight away. I’ve tried to turn off the ice maker but am not convinced it is. I can hear the solenoid for the water inlet clicking briefly before the circuit trips. I will carefully have a look in the back for anything.

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541 Simon May 15, 2015 at 11:46 pm

When switching our Maytag side by side refrigerator model no: GS2727EAD1 back on after not being used for 1 year & it keeps tripping the circuit breaker….. does the water for the ice maker need to be connected? Could this be why it is tripping as it is not connected back up to water? Or is something else wrong?

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DIY Project Help Tips 542 DIY Project Help Tips May 15, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Simon,
Does your refrigerator trip the circuit breaker the second you plug it in? The ice maker should not be tripping the breaker unless maybe it is turned on but no water is connected. Make sure the ice maker is OFF.
You may also have something in the back of the fridge laying on a relay or cap and this is shorting it out. Be careful when troubleshooting electrical system on appliances as shock can occur.
-RR

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543 Louis S May 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Thanks for the feedback, did not check the water sensor. I read the diagnostics and it states to change the main control board if the lid lock still does not work after it has been checked/changed. Where would the water sensor be? Would a faulty water sensor make the lid lock light continuously blink? Thanks for the help.

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DIY Project Help Tips 544 DIY Project Help Tips May 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Louis,
If the lid lock is continuously blinking, then yes, the control board is most likely the fault. In your previous comment it seemed you were having multiple issues with water fill. Change control panel if you have exhausted every other troubleshooting method. They are not cheap.
-RR

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545 Louis S May 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Had a problem with my Sears He washer 11026002010. It stopped at the spin cycle and the lid lock light started to blink. Replaced the lid lock switch, and did a master reset, problem now worse. After starting in sensing cycle lid lick light starts to blink and nothing happens. After about 5 minutes lid lock unlocks and machine starts to fill up with water’ without sensing, too much water. Have to shut it down unplug and restart in drain/spin which it does until the end of that cycle when the lid lock light starts to blink again. Have to shut the power, unplug to open machine. Towels were spun and no water was in machine. Can someone tell me what is going on with this washer, only 4 years old.

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DIY Project Help Tips 546 DIY Project Help Tips May 11, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Louis,
Have you checked the water sensor? It may be faulty therefore the water will either fill too much or not at all.
-RR

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547 Clayton May 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

I have a whirlpool fridge/freezer. A few weeks ago it started making a moaning sound while running (This fridge is about 4 yrs. old). It only stops about 2 minutes after the compressor stops but continues after the compressor starts up again. Last night I had a look inside the fridge compartment and saw that a small section underneath the evaporator started icing up. Can you tell me what the problem could be and supply me with a possible solution please?

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DIY Project Help Tips 548 DIY Project Help Tips May 8, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Clayton,
Evaporator coils that ice up on your fridge means that you are having a defrost issue. This could mean that the Defrost Timer, Defrost Heater, or Defrost Thermostat is bad. Most newer refrigerators have a control board that control this. Not knowing your model number, you may either have to check the 3 defrost parts above or replace control board. A bad door gasket can also cause this issue.
-RR

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549 mani April 30, 2015 at 8:51 am

Whirlpool washing machine 5kg front load. Problem is not draining and spinning.

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DIY Project Help Tips 550 DIY Project Help Tips April 30, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Mani,
When a front load washing machine will not spin or drain, it may be caused by a faulty door latch. There could also be a balance sensor issue. Have you tried running a wash cycle with the washer completely empty? Have you tried changing wash settings by varying them from your normal procedure? Do you have the model number?
-RR

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551 roshan April 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Hi.
I have a 13 kg top loader washing machine
Model number WA13G7Q1 samsung
And the drum is knocking very hard against the side of washing machine
Think drum is loose Wht can be the problem
Also spreading clothes not evenly in machine
Pls advise

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DIY Project Help Tips 552 DIY Project Help Tips April 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Roshan,
First be sure you are not overloading the washer with too much clothing or blankets. Check the bottom of the washer by removing power, remove service panel and see if you can see if there are any parts on the ground that may have fallen off. Some models of these washers have tension springs that hold the tub steady and if one has fallen off then this could be the cause of your problem.
-RR

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553 gerrit vermeulen April 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

I have a samsung toploader and when I want to start it show me an error code 1E. What do I need to do to repair it

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DIY Project Help Tips 554 DIY Project Help Tips April 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Gerrit,
Remove power from the washer then wait 1 minute. Switch washing machine back on again and start a new wash. If your washer still does not work properly, you may need to replace the water level sensor.
-RR

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555 Laurie Crow April 24, 2015 at 10:20 pm

I have a GE Fridge, Model# PFE29PSDCSS. The light that is located on the outside door near the water/ice dispenser has a loose connection. When ice comes out it blinks on/off as the ice falls, so we do know it works. How can I just open the front panel to tighten the connection? Thank you in advance for your help 😉

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DIY Project Help Tips 556 DIY Project Help Tips April 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Laurie,
You should be able to access the wiring from inside the freezer door. The screws will either be visible or under plastic plugs. Some dispensers can be accessed from the outside by removing a small plastic panel that will reveal screws. This is usually located in between the ice and water dispenser but may vary on some models.
-RR

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557 eriq tomoney April 20, 2015 at 12:44 am

Hello I have problem wit my whirlpool top loading washer machine model#wtw4850xq1 it won’t drain or spin but everything else works

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DIY Project Help Tips 558 DIY Project Help Tips April 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Eriq,
Check the lid switch for continuity with a multimeter. Most likely the lid switch is causing your issue. If lid switch checks out ok, then next check to be sure drain pump is not jammed or clogged.
-RR

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559 AKIRA April 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I have a Samsung Wobble Washing Machine and it is displaying a OE error which says overfill error when I Google it.
Does anybody here know how can I fix it or do I need to pack it back to the Service Center?

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DIY Project Help Tips 560 DIY Project Help Tips April 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm

AKIRA,
Can you provide model number of your Samsung washer? Are you possibly overfilling the washer with too many blankets or towels? Try running the washer empty to see if the error is really an error.
-RR

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561 Jakey March 26, 2015 at 1:24 am

I’m worried I somehow blew a circuit by having the fridge plugged in when I reconnected the switch wires. Is that possible? The part I glued isn’t the problem.

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DIY Project Help Tips 562 DIY Project Help Tips March 26, 2015 at 1:29 am

Jake,
Yes you may have shorted a switch or circuit, are you able to test the parts individually to see if they are working properly?
-RR

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563 Jakey March 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Hi, I have a whirlpool ID2GFGXRS00 side by side fridge. The ice flap stopped closing all the way so I unplugged it and took the front panel off. I unplugged the switch panel wires and moved it. I saw the slot for the spring pin on the right side was broken off and the magnet arm thing had come out of the delay housing. I superglued a plastic peice in there that would be a cradle to hold the end of the pin and stuck the magnet back in the delay round housing thing. After sitting for 24 hours I just put everything back together. The fridge was plugged in when I reconnected the wires. Now the light will come on, the water will dispense, but when I depress the ice arm, nothing happens. No movement, no sound, no ice, no nothing. The flap opens fine now although the delay thing doesn’t really seem to work. But if I press down on the arm, the flap opens, but the ice auger doesn’t move. What did I do wrong?

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DIY Project Help Tips 564 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Jakey,
Something is most likely not lined up or was glued in the wrong spot. Best advice here is to buy the part that was broken. Check Whirlpool or Appliance Parts Pros website for replacement parts.
-RR

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565 Steven February 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm

UPDATE: When unscrewed and lifted up the control panel, I found that the hose had somehow disconnected from the water level switch input nipple. I know that it was on securely the last time I had opened the washer to replace the water intake valves a while ago, so perhaps vibration worked it loose. I will be putting on a clamp to ensure that it does not disconnect again. I blew through it with ease, so there was nothing blocking the hose. Probably don’t need to ask this, but do you think the disconnected hose would have been the reason the washer overfilled? (duh!) Thanks again for all your great insight. Your website and this service is FANTASTIC!

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566 Steven February 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Thanks, again, RR. I found a YouTube video that explained how to see if there was some debris in either the bell housing at the tub bottom where the hose leading to the water level switch connects, and they said to blow through the hose from the top to release what may be blocking it, as that will most certainly keep the sensor from working properly and stop filling the machine. Is it possible for any possible blockage to clear itself? The reason I ask is that yesterday I ran three cycles without the problem happening again, and I’ve done nothing to clear any blockage. The video indicated it could have been dried soap from prior suds-lock, and we have had some suds-lock in the past. Before I take the washer apart and try to blow out any blockage debris, it would be helpful to know if a suds-lock debris blockage can clear itself.

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567 Steven February 23, 2015 at 11:14 pm

If I understand your clarification, it’s inside the machine, not external to it, correct?

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DIY Project Help Tips 568 DIY Project Help Tips February 24, 2015 at 12:05 am

Steven,
Yes inside. Find a schematic or parts breakdown image by searching Google images with your Brand and Model number washer. A parts breakdown image will show you where the water level control switch and hose are located. Search YouTube also as most likely you can find someone showing you exactly where the parts in your washer are. Let us know how things go as we can assist further if needed.
-RR

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569 Steven February 23, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Thanks for the quick reply, RR. By checking the “small hose” are you referring to the one that connects to the washer from the water source? Or is there something inside the unit that needs to be inspected? I ran something through a low level cycle today and it operated perfectly, not filling again during agitation. Very strange…

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DIY Project Help Tips 570 DIY Project Help Tips February 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Steven,
The small hose is the one that attaches to the pressure switch aka: water level control switch. If it is blocked or clogged it will not stop filling with water. Also check the switch itself to be sure it is not clogged.
-RR

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571 Steven February 23, 2015 at 2:46 am

I have an older model Kenmore Washer, Model 100. 92282800. The problem is that it won’t stop filling with water. This just started happening today. I did the diagnostic test of unplugging it while it was filling, and it stopped filling. This indicates that it is not the inlet valve but is the water level switch. However, it fills properly on our multi-level setting washer and then begins to agitate, but after between 30 seconds and three minutes (I’ve timed it over several cycles), it will begin to fill again and won’t stop. I have to manually switch it to a setting to empty the drum and spin dry. If I try to simply move it to the rinse cycle, it keeps filling. If I move it back to the wash cycle, it keeps filling. Once it spins dry and empties the water from the drum, I can again run a wash cycle to get it to agitate, but the same pattern of filling again happens. Any idea on what’s going on? Perhaps it needs a new main control dial.

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DIY Project Help Tips 572 DIY Project Help Tips February 23, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Steven,
Yes it may indeed be the controls (dial) is telling the machine to keep filling. Usually when this type of washer keeps filling with water, it is the pressure (water level) switch or the hose that is attached to it is clogged. Even though what you have described may rule this out, check it anyway before buying the expensive control dial. Make sure the small hose is not clogged or blocked. Let us know what you find as this can be one of 3 different issues with water that keeps filling.
-RR

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573 Len February 19, 2015 at 12:30 am

RR,

Thanks, yes, the touch pad panel is ~$329 + ~$240 for the control board. I have taken the panel off the oven, but not separated it from the touch panel, so can’t say anything about burn marks. I’m ready to separate the control board, but I’m a novice handyman and not sure of the involvement. Is this a fairly simple procedure? Thanks again, Len

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DIY Project Help Tips 574 DIY Project Help Tips February 19, 2015 at 1:59 am

Len,
Most of the control boards are held together with special screws. Should be a fairly easy task with the correct type of screwdriver.
-RR

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575 Len February 18, 2015 at 10:45 pm

RR,
Thanks for the reply! Everything is working fine on the oven. Heats up to set temp, maintains set temp. Clock works, fan works on convection, ect. Just when we want to turn off the oven, the clear/off touch pad is not shutting off the oven or not working. I tried leaving the breaker off over night and then power up the oven….didn’t solve this issue.
-Len

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DIY Project Help Tips 576 DIY Project Help Tips February 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Len,
If it is an issue with the control pad not turning the oven off, usually replacing just the touch pad won’t fix the issue. Probably best to replace the complete assembly. This can be a very expensive part. Have you taken the complete control assembly out and inspected it for damage or burn marks? You may be able to find the fault and get just the part you need instead of replacing the complete assembly. It will just come down to if it is possible to purchase parts or if you are forced to purchase the complete control panel assy.
-RR

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577 Len February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Our GE oven JT910SOA3SS will not turn off. All the touch pads work, except for the clear. To get the oven to off, we need to turn the breaker off. Do I need to replace the Wall Oven Touch Pad and Control Panel Assembly, plus, Control Panel, or just one of them. The oven is 13 years old and the touch pad went out before during warranty. Thanks for all help!

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DIY Project Help Tips 578 DIY Project Help Tips February 18, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Len,
Is the oven heating up and won’t turn off or just the lighting and touch pads are constantly lit? If the oven is constantly heating and only able to be turned off by the breaker, then most likely the oven thermostat is usually the cause of the problem. The electrical contacts inside the thermostat can weld or melt themselves together thus making the oven not turn off.
-RR

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579 Barry Gabriel February 6, 2015 at 2:43 am

I called two repair men. They told me that its not worth repairing, to just light it manually. No one can explain why burner 1 and 3 on turn off the ignitor and while 1 or 3 is turned off, the ignitor starts again. I can hardly see the wires when I take off the knobs. Cant assess from the top, small holes. Do I need to take the bottom off to get to the wires? Is there a manual to show me how? I will call hotpoint.

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DIY Project Help Tips 580 DIY Project Help Tips February 6, 2015 at 3:16 am

Barry,
That seems to be a hard to find stove. We do not have that user manual in our catalog. If Hotpoint cannot help then these people here can advise on troubleshooting and should have all parts.
-RR

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581 Barry Gabriel February 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Son spilled tea on Creda GGH 180 Stove Top. Unit clicks on 5 burners, have to disconnect power to stop ignitor constant clicking.
I unplugged electrical. Took the knobs off and took a blow dryer to dry all areas, cleaned up any grease. Let sit for 1 week. Plug back in, all ignitors turn on, start clicking. When I turn on Switch burner #1, then Switch burner #3, ignitors stop clicking. Stops when both 1 and 3 burners are on at the same time. Then I turn off burner #1 or turn off burner #3, ignitor starts clicking. Both # 1 and #3 need to be on for clicking to stop on all 5 burners. Switch 1 and 3 are where the tea went, next to each other. Could it still be wet? Spark Ignitor Switches 1 and 3 out, or wire issue? Please advise

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DIY Project Help Tips 582 DIY Project Help Tips February 6, 2015 at 2:22 am

Barry,
We would recommend opening the stove top to do a visual inspection to see if any wires have shorted. There may be other parts that could have been affected too. We have seen this happen before and it took a few days (not a complete week as you have described) for the igniters to fully dry out before it would work properly again. If nothing is found that is an obvious issue, we would recommend calling Creda (which is now owned by Hotpoint) and see if they can give you some ideas of what the issue may be.
-RR

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583 Frank C January 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Kenmore Electric stove. Was using three burners and oven and all stopped. Light and clock still on. Tried unplug and replug. Tried circuit breaker (ON) and turned off/on. Opened back panel and wires looked OK.

Now nothing on. If turn on a burner indicator light comes on and clock comes on, if turn it off, they go off.

Thinking of replacing power cord as first step?

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DIY Project Help Tips 584 DIY Project Help Tips January 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Frank,
There may be a reset in your oven or possibly an electrical contactor has fried due to excessive power running through it. Open the back panel again and examine the components. Consult your owners manual to see if there is an overload reset procedure or fuse. If the power cord looks fine and has no burns and tests out with a multimeter, there is no reason to remove and replace. It may also be possible that your oven has a blown fuse for the burners. The lights come on so you know there is probably something going on with the 220v portion and not the 110v.
-RR

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585 Luciano December 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Thank You very much RR, for your useful information, I will try that!

Thanks again & Happy Holidays!
Luciano

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586 Luciano December 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Hi,

I have a problem with my GE Refrigerator/ Bottom Freezer Model # PDA18LBMBRBS. For a couple of days prior, there was a loud rattling sound coming out of it and read that it was ice build up. I’ve since defrosted it and seemed to be working fine for 2 days until the rattling sound became again. I unplugged it, waited a few minutes and plugged it back in and stopped functioning normally. Now, all I hear is a fanlike sound, the fridge doesn’t cool and the freezer acts like a fridge. Please advise me what the problem might be, I await & appreciate your reply back!

Thanks Sincerely!

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DIY Project Help Tips 587 DIY Project Help Tips December 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Luciano,
How long have you waited? It could be that the fridge is in a defrost cycle. Usually these cycles can last about half an hour. It does shut off the compressor, it’s fan and the evaporator/freezer fan. Wait some more time as it is probably just this. If however the refrigerator does NOT start running normally soon, check to see if the compressor is warm. Do you hear any noises besides the fan? It could be possible that the part or parts that may have gone bad could be the Compressor Run Capacitor or Relay and Plug Kit. If your refrigerator does start running normally and the rattling sound still happens, it is most likely just the fan possibly hitting the inside of the housing as it turns.
-RR

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588 mike willis January 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Hi, I fitted a new control board as you advised and the freezer now works perfectly.
Many thanks for your help RR. Mike.

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589 Bill S. January 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm

I don’t think so. When I pull the handle from the left side with “medium force” (not enough to open the door) it doesn’t move, but when I apply an equal pull from the right side of the handle, I can get separation between the dishwasher and the door (I’m talking only like 1/4 inch). There is definitely some kind of “catch” mechanism that’s not as strong. It’s definitely at the top of the machine. I’m 99% sure it’s not a spring problem.

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590 Bill S. January 29, 2016 at 11:26 pm

There’s a definite “click” at the top of the door, from each side, when it opens.

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591 Bill S. January 30, 2016 at 12:36 am

Thanks for your help, but I figured it out. The top of the door on the left side rubs against the underside of the counter top, making it appear to close tighter. If I lowered the left side of the dishwasher a fraction of an inch, both sides would be the same.

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592 Bill S. January 30, 2016 at 12:50 am

Done. Thanks again.

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