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Forum: Washer Repair Today, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
If the tub has enough water in it, the pressure...

If the tub has enough water in it, the pressure switch is going to be in the other position making yellow/black to violet, not yellow/black to brown. Did you have the washer in spin mode or...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
Yes, the motor should be spinning. A motor that...

Yes, the motor should be spinning. A motor that is powered but will not start rotating draws very high current. That's not good for the motor nor for the wiring and switch contacts that supply that...
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By fairbank56
That is the centrifugal mechanism that operates...

That is the centrifugal mechanism that operates the motor switch. When the motor starts spinning, the weight of the spinning mechanism pulls it in and operates the two switch contacts inside the...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
The voltage drop would be due to a faulty contact...

The voltage drop would be due to a faulty contact or connection. Could be at lid switch, water level pressure switch or timer, however, voltage drops occur due to the current passing through any...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By fairbank56
You need to jump out the start switch/relay as I...

You need to jump out the start switch/relay as I suggested and check the voltage there as well, should be around 120vac. Thermal fuse is not in the motor circuit. Normal for ignitor to cut off after...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By fairbank56
Are you able to rotate drum by hand? If it's...

Are you able to rotate drum by hand? If it's binding, the motor overload switch may be tripping. If that's not the problem, it might be a faulty start relay. Unplug dryer, set timer to OFF position,...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By fairbank56
You would have to contact customer service about...

You would have to contact customer service about parts availability. I don't work for APP, just volunteer my technical expertise/experience to help DIY'ers like yourself. Here's your tech sheet with...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By fairbank56
Tilt the machine back, remove the belt guard and...

Tilt the machine back, remove the belt guard and check for loose nut on main drive pulley. Common for this nut to loosen allowing pulley and belt to jam against belt guard preventing motor from...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-27-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By fairbank56
I agree that the board is faulty if you never get...

I agree that the board is faulty if you never get voltage at P7 orange wire or P9 blue wire. If you get the board from APP, you can return it if it doesn't fix the problem and has a one year...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By fairbank56
I can't help if you don't answer the...

I can't help if you don't answer the questions.

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By fairbank56
You shouldn't check it with the door open either....

You shouldn't check it with the door open either. Your completely changing the air flow. The blower pulls air through the heat chamber, into the drum, out through the lint filter and then pushes out...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By fairbank56
You say the dryer shuts off. It stops tumbling???...

You say the dryer shuts off. It stops tumbling??? Drive motor not running at all? No noise from drive motor? Noise you hear is from timer motor?

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By fairbank56
You must run it fully assembled, otherwise the...

You must run it fully assembled, otherwise the air flow isn't what it should be.

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By fairbank56
Faulty gas coils cannot cause the dryer drive...

Faulty gas coils cannot cause the dryer drive motor to shut off. When it shuts off, can you restart it right away by pushing the start button? Turn the buzzer on. When dryer shuts off, does the...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-27-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By fairbank56
In both timed dry and auto dry? Did you replace...

In both timed dry and auto dry? Did you replace the timer?

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair 07-27-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
Sounds like the motor's self-resetting thermal...

Sounds like the motor's self-resetting thermal overload switch is tripping. Did you try getting the motor started by hand spinning with capacitor disconnected? Also, you really need to check the...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By fairbank56
Cold wash is regulated to 70 by the temp...

Cold wash is regulated to 70 by the temp control, so yes, it will cycle hot water on to achieve that temperature. Rinse temp should be cold only. If it is cycling the hot water on in rinse, then I...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By fairbank56
Or maybe your just not waiting long enough. It...

Or maybe your just not waiting long enough. It should drain without spinning for a full 2 minutes regardless of how long it actually takes to drain. After the 2 minute drain, motor should pause and...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
You tried hand starting it with the belt off,...

You tried hand starting it with the belt off, correct? It should be easy to get it started by hand. If not, there may be some other problem. Disconnect the capacitor and then try hand starting it...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
Sounds like the switch contacts to me. Your...

Sounds like the switch contacts to me. Your reading is high which indicates the contacts are not in good shape. The problem with a simple static resistance check is that you are only using the low...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
Yes, that is the start capacitor and could be the...

Yes, that is the start capacitor and could be the problem but it's more likely the motor switch. You can check the switch by checking resistance between the motor terminals where the RED and VIO/WHT...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-26-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By fairbank56
It's not the timer. It's either the belt switch...

It's not the timer. It's either the belt switch (idler switch) or the motor switch, most likely the belt switch. Switch is next to the motor and is activated by the belt idler assembly. Switch should...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By fairbank56
Check for 120vac on the purple wire at motor...

Check for 120vac on the purple wire at motor after releasing start button. If it goes away, then either the motor switch is faulty or there is a problem with the motor connector. Terminal on orange...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By fairbank56
Not sure what you mean by "basket became...

Not sure what you mean by "basket became very rigid". It's supposed to be locked to the transmission shaft. Take the basket back out and run in spin without it. The entire transmission should rotate...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-24-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By fairbank56
Check the power resistor near the timer. Should...

Check the power resistor near the timer. Should read 4000-5000 ohms. Looks like this.

Eric

http://home.comcast.net/~fairbank56/DryerResistor.jpg

Replacement resistor is different...
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