WTW8500DC0 Whirlpool Washer Not Filling Properly

Went on a service call in Parker, Arizona for a Whirlpool washer, model number WTW8500DC0, that wasn’t filling fast enough, very slow fill and it would time out per the control board. The error code was F8E1 LONG FILL.
I checked the customers water pressure to the washer on both hot and cold and it was good water pressure. Then I checked the water inlet valve screens and they were not clogged.
I ordered a new water inlet valve and went back to the customers house to install it, and it worked great, much faster water fill and no more error code F8E1.

Here’s the water inlet valve for this model:
W11165546 Valve
W11165546 water inlet valve

Jake

Western Arizona Forecast
Tonight:
Cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Not as cool. Lows 42 to 52. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable rain 50 percent. Rainfall less than a tenth of an inch.
Thursday:
Showers. Locally heavy rain possible in the afternoon. Cooler. Highs 56 to 61. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Rainfall up to three quarters of an inch possible.

MVWX655DW1 Maytag Washer Not Spinning

I went on this service call because the customer said the washer was not spinning and leaving the clothes wet. When I arrived I found the door latch lock switch assembly broken.

Here’s the door latch lock switch assembly for this model:
Latch Actuator W11307244
W11307244 Latch

Procedure to Remove Lock Assembly:
Use the following procedure to remove the new lid lock assembly from the washer top panel.
1. There is an embossed emblem of a lock on the right-hand side of the lock bezel (see figure 1).
2. With a thin plastic putty knife or small flatblade screwdriver, lift up the side with the lock emblem and slide the lock assembly to the right (see figure 2).
3. Next, tip the left side downwards and guide the lock assembly down through the opening (see figure 3).
4. Reverse this procedure to reinstall the lid lock assembly.

figure 1

figure 2

figure 3

Western Arizona Weather:
Today
Partly cloudy. Highs 67 to 72. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 44 to 54. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable rain 20 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Jake

FRT18LR7AW2 Frigidaire Refrigerator Not Cooling Properly

When I arrived I opened the freezer door and there was massive frost build-up on the back panel inside the freezer. I Unplugged the refrigerator from the wall outlet, then I got my heat gun and started defrosting it, then I removed the back panel inside the freezer and continued defrosting the evaporator coil.

I noticed a bulge on the top of the defrost thermostat, and ohm tested it while it was still covered in frost and I got no ohms reading at all, so it was bad and the cause of this problem.

Here’s the defrost thermostat for this model:
5303918202 Defrost Thermostat
5303918202

Jake

Western Arizona Forecast
Today
Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 73 to 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable rain 10 percent.
Tonight
Mostly clear, breezy and cooler. Lows 47 to 57. North wind 15 to 25 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs 71 to 76. North wind 15 to 25 mph.

790.73433312 Kenmore Range Oven Not Working

I went out on this service call and found the oven ignitor glow bar was not turning on to light the gas. I checked for 120 volts at the oven ignitor glow bar electrical connector with the oven on and set to bake at 350 degrees, I had no voltage at all to it.

I ordered the clock oven control board and replaced it, and that fixed it, works great!

Its very easy to replace, just pull the range out from the wall, then unplug it, then remove the back console access panel, then remove the clock oven control board by removing the 4 screws, then remove the overlay on the old one and put it in the exact same place as the new one and your all set.

Here’s the clock oven control board for this model:
316455430 Clock/timer
316455430 Clock/timer

Jake

Western Arizona Forecast
Today
Sunny and hot. Highs 103 to 108. East wind 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight
Clear. Lows 71 to 81. West wind 5 to 10 mph in the evening becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny and hot. Highs 103 to 108. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

253.22742410 Kenmore Upright Freezer Not Powering On

This Freezer was not running at all when I arrived, I checked for 120 volts to it, which it was getting. I then unplugged it from the wall outlet and removed the lower panel inside the freezer and ohm tested the temperature control thermostat, with it in the on position, and got nothing. No continuity between the two electrical terminals on it.

I ordered a new temperature control thermostat and went back to replace it and it fired up and started cooling.

Here’s the temperature control thermostat for this model:
5304513033 Temperature Control Thermostat
5304513033

Western Arizona Forecast:
Today
Partly sunny and hot. Highs 106 to 111. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows 73 to 83. South wind 5 to 15 mph.