by Jake | Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Dryers, Parker
Gibson is in the Frigidaire group of appliances.
The customers complaint was it was not heating constantly through the entire drying cycle. The gas would fire at the beginning of the drying cycle, but as the cycle progressed you could hear the gas coils clicking but no gas was coming out to fire it up for the flame to ignite, thus the rest of the drying cycle there was no heat at all.
The most common part that causes this on gas dryers is the gas coils become weak, and they have to be replaced with new gas coils to solve this problem.
Here are the gas coils for this model:
5303931775 Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit
There is a video that shows you how to replace them when you click the part link to the Gas Coils.
by Jake | Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | Parker, Refrigerators, Whirlpool - Sears Kenmore - KitchenAid
I found the ice maker not making any ice at all, the ice maker would cycle but not put water in the ice maker tray. I volt tested the electrical connector that goes to the ice maker water inlet valve solenoid while the ice maker was cycling, and my multimeter was only showing 48 volts AC, and that ice maker water inlet valve solenoid needs 120 volts AC to put water in the ice maker tray.
I replaced the ice maker and it worked great, I could hear and see the water going into the ice maker tray.
Here’s the ice maker for this model:
by Jake | Saturday, June 29, 2019 | Parker, Refrigerators
When I arrived I pulled the refrigerator out from the wall, then unplugged the refrigerator, then removed the compressor start relay from the side of the compressor and used my digital multimeter to ohm test it, I set my meter on 200 ohms, and my meter’s numbers didn’t change when I ohm tested it, and that means its bad.
Normal ohms should be 12 ohms or less, usually around 5 ohms. I installed a new compressor start relay and the compressor came right on and started cooling. I also cleaned the customers condenser coil. located underneath the front of the refrigerator, behind the kickplate grille.
Here’s the compressor start relay for this model:
by Jake | Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Parker, Refrigerators
When I arrived there was no ice at all in the ice bin that’s located directly under the ice maker. I removed the front cover, just unsnaps off, and turned the gear in the direction of the arrow, then it started cycling on its own and it put water in towards the end of the cycle.
The freezer was at 5 degrees which is good. I told the customer I would call him later that evening to see if it dumped the ice out, So four hours later I called the customer and he said no ice had dumped into the ice bin, I ordered a new ice maker and went out to install it, and he called me back saying the new ice maker dumped the first batch of ice.
Here’s the ice maker for this model:
241798231 Ice Maker
by Jake | Monday, April 1, 2019 | Dryers, Frigidaire, Tappan, Gibson, White Westinghouse, Kenmore models 417 & 253 Appliance Repair Manuals, Parker
I went to the customers house and found the dryer running but not heating at all. The Ignitor was not even turning on. I unplugged the dryer from the wall outlet, then took the dryer apart and ohm tested the thermal limiter that’s located on the burner tube and it ohm tested bad, no continuity at all.
I ordered and replaced the thermal limiter and it worked good and started heating.
Here’s the thermal limiter for this model:
by Jake | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Parker, Washers, Whirlpool - Sears Kenmore - KitchenAid
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:
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