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Forum: Dishwasher Repair 01-25-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By TechnicianBrian
If you have the same Kitchenaid model, and it...

If you have the same Kitchenaid model, and it pops open during wash, the latch will usually resolve the issue.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 01-19-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,369
Posted By TechnicianBrian
The part now subs over to the entire door kit,...

The part now subs over to the entire door kit, but if you can locate someone with old stock of 2205686 then you may be able to find one.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 01-19-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,369
Posted By TechnicianBrian
The main reason for the delay is to prevent ice...

The main reason for the delay is to prevent ice cubes from becoming trapped by the door, then letting in air from the outside. The delay keeps the door open long enough for remaining cubes to make...
Forum: Dishwasher Repair 12-04-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 28,279
Posted By TechnicianBrian
It is unlikely detergent is holding the lid shut,...

It is unlikely detergent is holding the lid shut, but rather the spring that tensions the lid is broken or otherwise not working. I would look at the hinge side of the dispenser and see if spring is...
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 09-15-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Hey Dan, Usually the elements are secured to...

Hey Dan,

Usually the elements are secured to the back of the oven with screws, but the model number you provided is for a gas range so I am not sure which element you are refering to. Give us a...
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 09-10-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By TechnicianBrian
The problem is generally with the microcomputer...

The problem is generally with the microcomputer which as you found out is going to be difficult to find. I have seen three of these and each was the control board. But in the case of two of them,...
Forum: Dryer Repair 08-31-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Hey Marg, you are correct that both should be...

Hey Marg, you are correct that both should be closed to allow current to flow. If the one on top (the thermal cutoff) is open, it needs to be replaced.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 08-10-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Did the defrost heater ever turn on while you...

Did the defrost heater ever turn on while you were doing the initial defrost? My guess based on your description is an open defrost terminator...
Forum: Microwave Repair 06-27-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,046
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Microwave Servicing Disclaimer...

Microwave Servicing Disclaimer (http://www.technicianbrian.com/2008/09/discharging-microwave-capacitors-video.html)
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 05-26-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By TechnicianBrian
The bi metal at the element only opens and closes...

The bi metal at the element only opens and closes based on the heat from the element causing the metal probe in the middle to expand and contract. So the switch will only open and close. It does...
Forum: Washer Repair 05-25-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Glad I could help.

Glad I could help.
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 05-22-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By TechnicianBrian
At least it more satisfying to know you have the...

At least it more satisfying to know you have the right part on order, than hope you have the right part on order. Good work.
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 05-22-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Sounds good. You may want to remove the...

Sounds good. You may want to remove the regulator and see if you get gas up to that point. It is rare for a regulator to fail in the off position, so you may want to do some further investigation...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 05-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Glad I could help.

Glad I could help.
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 05-22-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By TechnicianBrian
You mentioned a cook top and range, but they...

You mentioned a cook top and range, but they should have their own gas connections. If you don't have gas to any of the cook top burners, I would suspect either the gas has been shut off at the...
Forum: Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 05-22-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Sounds like you are dealing with two different...

Sounds like you are dealing with two different issues. The infinite switch is what determines the output to the element and does this through the use of a bi-metal thermostat inside the switch. So...
Forum: Washer Repair 05-22-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Look under the front of the door seal and you...

Look under the front of the door seal and you will see a spring which holds tension on the clamp ring. Remove that ring and the door seal can be pushed out of the way to access the door lock. Pay...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 05-22-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By TechnicianBrian
There is a restring kit for the cutting grid, but...

There is a restring kit for the cutting grid, but it is difficult to get it tight enough to properly cut. The entire grid comes as an assembly, but is well above the cost of the restring kit. So I...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 05-22-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,522
Posted By TechnicianBrian
The front of the dispenser comes off by snapping...

The front of the dispenser comes off by snapping it loose on the bottom. If you look up at the bottom, you will see two slots about the size of a flat blade screwdriver. Push downward on the bottom...
Forum: Dishwasher Repair 05-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Very unfortunate. The number you provided is not...

Very unfortunate. The number you provided is not a model number, so we would still need one to further assist you. But it sounds as if Whirlpool may step up and offer to help with a service call to...
Forum: Dryer Repair 05-19-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Check for voltage at the connection to the burner...

Check for voltage at the connection to the burner assembly between the two wires. Then check each to the chassis and see if you have voltage. The L1 or hot side of the circuit goes through those...
Forum: Dryer Repair 05-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,668
Posted By TechnicianBrian
The letter 'F' could be either, and will also be...

The letter 'F' could be either, and will also be used in 2015, so you need to know at least which decade the unit was made to narrow the production date down.
Forum: Dryer Repair 05-19-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,668
Posted By TechnicianBrian
You will need the serial number to determine the...

You will need the serial number to determine the age. Once you have it, visit my post How old is your Appliance (http://www.technicianbrian.com/2007/11/manufacturer-date-codes.html) to get your...
Forum: Dryer Repair 05-19-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By TechnicianBrian
If you remove the lower access panel and look...

If you remove the lower access panel and look inside, you will see a thermal fuse and thermostat attached to the top of the blower housing, and a thermostat attached to the burner housing. Most...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 05-18-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By TechnicianBrian
Great work. Glad I could help.

Great work. Glad I could help.
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