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Forum: Washer Repair Today, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By fairbank56
Post a video to youtube so we can hear it. Eric

Post a video to youtube so we can hear it.

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By fairbank56
Not too difficult. Remove the cabinet for easy...

Not too difficult. Remove the cabinet for easy access as shown in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlAFQnkapLM

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By fairbank56
Show us a photo. What color wires do you have...

Show us a photo. What color wires do you have disconnected?

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By fairbank56
You need to replace the water inlet valve...

You need to replace the water inlet valve assembly.

Whirlpool 8578341 Valve - AppliancePartsPros.com (http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-valve-8578341-ap3890458.html)

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fairbank56
Blower is in the rear on this model so yes, after...

Blower is in the rear on this model so yes, after removing the back panel, remove the lint chute on the left for access to the inside of the blower and the blower wheel. Check inside the lint chute...
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fairbank56
Can't answer your questions without having the...

Can't answer your questions without having the model number, they are not all the same design. You said there was no lint anywhere but apparently, you didn't check inside the blower housing if you...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By fairbank56
It's not the motor, it's the timer. Eric

It's not the motor, it's the timer.

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fairbank56
Apparently, the burner is not cycling as it...

Apparently, the burner is not cycling as it should or there is an air flow problem.

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By fairbank56
Ok, then looks like a faulty timer. When going...

Ok, then looks like a faulty timer. When going from agitate to drain/spin, the polarity of the power to the motor start winding is reversed which causes the motor to start in the opposite direction....
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By fairbank56
So, your saying it doesn't heat on auto dry...

So, your saying it doesn't heat on auto dry cycle? The type of timer on this dryer is a piece of junk and they fail frequently. If you buy from APP you may return it if it doesn't fix your problem...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By fairbank56
Check continuity of the black wire between the...

Check continuity of the black wire between the start switch and the motor connector. If good, the motor needs to be replaced.

Whirlpool 279827 Dryer Drive Motor - AppliancePartsPros.com...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By fairbank56
Well, it's hard to say. You say it rotates freely...

Well, it's hard to say. You say it rotates freely by hand but if you think it's the bearing locking up you could just replace it. It could also be a voltage drop problem due to faulty contacts in the...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By fairbank56
Well, if it welded those contacts together, it...

Well, if it welded those contacts together, it may have done the same to the operating thermostat and high limit thermostat. You can test those on a hot plate. Operating thermostat should open at...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By fairbank56
If it heats during cool down, that's a faulty...

If it heats during cool down, that's a faulty timer. If it heats with temp set to air only but no heat with temp switch disconnected, the temp switch is bad. Odd to have two faulty devices like that...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fairbank56
Yes, that would do it but thermal fuses generally...

Yes, that would do it but thermal fuses generally do not cause intermittent problems, they just fail. You should not run the dryer with it jumped out as it is a safety device and failed for a reason....
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By fairbank56
That's a totally different dryer than yours. If...

That's a totally different dryer than yours. If it's heating when temp is set to air only, unplug the temp switch. If it still heats, the element is grounding out.

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair 04-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By fairbank56
Turning the pulley by hand in one direction...

Turning the pulley by hand in one direction should cause the lower agitator to go back and forth, in the other direction it should release the brake and cause the entire transmission to rotate. In...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fairbank56
I need the full model number. Should be 11...

I need the full model number. Should be 11 numbers, something like 110.xxxxxxxx The flame sensor is just a switch. It is initially closed and applies power to the ignitor. The ignitor heats up and...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By fairbank56
I didn't say it was the motor, I said it was...

I didn't say it was the motor, I said it was probably the lid switch if there was no noise from the motor. The lid switch on this model only affects drain and spin. It should agitate with the lid up....
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fairbank56
It is the ignitor that glows, not the flame...

It is the ignitor that glows, not the flame sensor. Not much you can do other than swap parts without having a meter to test things. It sounds like the ignitor may be the problem but it could be any...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By fairbank56
The control board does not control the heat. You...

The control board does not control the heat. You most likely have a grounded heat element. Suggest you replace the heat element.

Whirlpool 279838 Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element -...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By fairbank56
Well, it shouldn't start with the belt removed...

Well, it shouldn't start with the belt removed unless you were manually activating the broken belt switch. Were you doing that?

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By fairbank56
This dryer doesn't have a thermal fuse nor a...

This dryer doesn't have a thermal fuse nor a "running" thermostat and if the high limit was bad, the ignitor would not work at all. There's no rear access to this machine. This dryer uses a...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-22-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By fairbank56
Does the drive motor run at all while in...

Does the drive motor run at all while in drain/spin cycle or is the machine all quiet? If all quiet, probably a faulty lid switch. This switch is prone to coming apart and can be glued back together...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By fairbank56
You can't know without looking. It is easy to...

You can't know without looking. It is easy to take the cabinet off. It may just be that the lower hole for the counterweight spring has rusted through and all you need to do is drill a new hole. Take...
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