Oct. 30th 2004 Halloween Eve

1998 Sears Kenmore Washer(Whirlpool built)(Model#11028932790): Leaking water from front left corner, This model has a triple dispenser assembly in the front, located in the front under the top lid. Found it leaking from there, cleaned out the dispenser ports and top tub ring holes, worked great.
2002 Sears Kenmore Dryer(Whirlpool built) (Model#11066912691): Motor making a grinding sound when it starts, Found motor bearing has gone out. Part#279787
279787
Motor – Drive
P/N: 279787

Motor used on many Whirlpool/Kenmore brands clothes dryers. Motor has 1-5/8 in. long blower shaft and 1-1/4 in. long drive shaft. Motor is complete with pulley. Blower screws directly onto motor shaft via left hand thread.
2002 Sears Kenmore Washer(Whirlpool built)(Model#11028812790) Not spinning well, found motor coupler worn, Part#285753 replaced motor coupler, worked great.
285753
Direct Drive Coupling
P/N: 285753

Direct Drive Coupling used between the motor and the transmission on direct drive model Whirlpool/Kenmore washing machines. The coupling is the newly redesigned in. triangular in. model that is more robust than the older round style.
1995 Tappan Gas Range(Model#30-3982-00/07) Oven cooking too low, Found oven temperature 40 degrees low, Calibrated oven temperature to match oven thermostat, worked great.
1997 Sears Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator(Whirlpool built)(Model#10657567790) No water to Ice maker and water dispenser, pulled refrigerator away from wall, poly water supply hose kinked, unkinked, worked great.
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Refrigerator Poly Waterline Installation Kit
Have a good evening!
Forecast for South Willamette Valley
…including cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis
Tonight: Showers likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms early in the evening. Lows 35 to 40. Evening west wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers early. Then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 55. Light wind becoming west 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Oct. 29th 2004

Todays Repairs
2003 Maytag Dishwasher(Model#MDB7600AWW): Motor not coming on just hums, Found motor bad, Replaced motor Part#99002980, worked great.
WASH MOTOR ASSY
P/N: 99002980

1999 Sears Kenmore Dryer(Whirlpool built)(Model#11066914692): Door opening by itself when dryer is on, Found Door latch broken, Part#279570 replaced door latch assmebly, worked great.
279570
Catch Kit – Dryer Door
Door Catch kit used on Whirlpool/Kenmore brands gas and electric clothes dryers. Package contains one plastic latch and door strike.
2001 Kitchen Aid Dishwasher(Model#KUDS01IJBS0): Not washing properly,
Found Motor/Sump malfunctioning, Part#8268422
PUMP&MOTOR
The manufacturer has replaced Part Number 8268422 with the exact replacement Part Number 8564075.
Have a good evening!
Forecast for South Willamette Valley
…including cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis
Tonight: A slight chance of rain early. Then rain developing. Lows around 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Showers. Highs 50 to 55. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR 900 PM PDT FRI OCT 29 2004 .SYNOPSIS…A PACIFIC COLD FRONT NEAR THE COAST WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TONIGHT AND EAST OF THE CASCADES EARLY SATURDAY. A COOL UPPER TROUGH WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT FOR COOL SHOWERY NORTHWESTERLY ONSHORE FLOW…WITH SNOW IN THE CASCADES. A STRONG WARM FRONT IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WITH RISING SNOW LEVELS…FOLLOWED BY THE A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. THIS SYSTEM COULD PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE NORTH COAST.

Thursday Oct. 28th 2004

Started the morning off with a:
2002 Sears Kenmore Dryer(Whirlpool built)(Model#11066912691): Not turning on, Found Push-to-Start Button shorted out,Part#3398094
Switch – Push to Start Relay
P/N: 3398094

Push to start relay switch used on some Whirlpool/Kenmore brands appliances.
2004 Whirlpool Dishwasher (Model#DU930PWPS0): Not draining water, Found the Motor terminal block pin out of place from where the voltage connector plug from the Micro-Computer comes in.
Reset the pin, worked great.
2000 Kitchen Aid Dishwasher(Model#KUDK01TKWH0): Motor wont start, just hums, Found the motor bearing has gone out. Part#8268422
This motor assembly has a 5 yr. part only warranty.
PUMP&MOTOR
The manufacturer has replaced Part Number 8268422 with the exact replacement Part Number 8564075.
2004 Whirlpool Dryer (Model#GEQ9800LW1): Customer is complaining about seeing lint in the baffle, This is normal for the SEE-THROUGH baffles.
Have a good evening!
Forecast for South Willamette Valley
…including cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis
Tonight: Light rain likely early. Then a slight chance of light rain after midnight. Areas of fog. Lows 40 to 45 light wind..
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Areas of morning fog. Highs 55 to 60. South wind 10 mph.
.SYNOPSIS…A WEAKENING PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM OVER THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY THIS EVENING WILL MOVE EAST OF THE CASCADES LATER TONIGHT. A STRONGER FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL APPROACH LATE FRIDAY AND MOVE ACROSS OUR FORECAST AREA FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WITH INCREASING PRECIPITATION AND LOWERING SNOW LEVELS. A COOL UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND FOR SHOWERS AND MOUNTAIN SNOW. ANOTHER STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN WITH WINDY CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY AT THE COAST.
.LONG TERM…NO CHANGES. PREVIOUS DISCUSSION FOLLOWS… EXTENDED MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW A STRONG WARM FRONT MOVES THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY FOR MORE RAIN…WITH WIND ALONG THE COAST. THE LATEST RUN OR TWO OF THE GFS SHOW THE WARM FRONT LIFTING A BIT NORTH MONDAY THAT COULD GIVE US A BIT OF A BREAK…THEN THE COLD FRONT SWINGING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. WILL NOT SHOW THIS DETAIL YET. SHOWERS PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY. NOT SURE ABOUT THE MODELS SHOWING DRYING ON DAY 7 SO WILL KEEP LOW POPS THEN FOR NOW.

GE Dryer Heating Elements

Most dryer heating elements last many years , some seem to only last 3 years or less. Why is this? Its Mainly due to poor air circulation through the dryer and out the customers exhaust vent.
If you notice clothes taking over 1 hour to dry, then this may be the main problem to short heating element life.
A simple test: Pull the dryer away from the wall, disconnect the exhaust hose, let the exhaust air just blow into the room for 1 load.
If you notice the dryer drying the clothes faster, then you have solved the problem. The problem is in your vent exhaust hose, either clogged or something is restricting the air flow where the end of the exhaust hose comes out.
Common GE / Hotpoint Dryer Heating Elements
WE11X103
Heating Element
P/N: WE11X103

Dryer Heating Element used on many GE brand electric clothes dryers. Has a coil diameter of 5/8 in. For element restring kit only use P/N WE11X203.
WE11M23
Heating Element
P/N: WE11M23

Dryer Heating Element used on many GE brand electric clothes dryers. Has a coil diameter of 1/2 in. For restring kit only use p/n WE11X10007.
Have a good evening!
Forecast for South Willamette Valley
…including cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 40 light wind..
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 50 to 55 light wind..
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