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How to Get Better Solutions To Your Appliance Problems

Many appliance problems are common to all appliance manufacturers' products. A good example of this is: "My washer won't stop filling", or "My microwave oven is dead".

But the solutions to most problems with appliances are brand-specific, and often, model-specific. For instance, the method used to remove the agitator from a GE washer differs significantly from that of a Maytag washer.

In addition, many components, like dryer thermostats, are universal in function; but differ in design for each brand of machine.

All of the experts here would agree that, in order to be of the greatest help to you, in answering your appliance questions, it is necessary that you include with your question, the model number of your appliance. Also, be as specific as you can in describing the symptom(s) that you're seeing. Following is an example of an appliance question that is on its way to a complete, and easy to perform, solution:

"After my Maytag washer, model number PAV6800AWW, fills,it will not agitate. I can hear the motor running, but there's no action. Is it worth fixing?"

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Lid Locks- Fills for 2 seconds and stops

see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer lid won't lock the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer door won't lock the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.
Main Control Board If the washer door won't unlock the problem might be the main control board. This is not common. Normally the problem is with the lock mechanism.

Oct 11, 2012 | Maytag Bravos MTW6600T Top Load Washer

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water problem

Apr 01, 2009 | Washing Machines

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The water doesn't stop. The machine fills with water and never stops. I just bought this washer. I'm guessing that something's wrong with the sensors because the machine doesn't seem to recognize that its filled with water and should start washing ad stop getting any more water. I'm super fustrated and can't figure this out! Help!

I'm not familiar with your model washer, but most overfill problems are attributed to either a fill valve that does not shut off properly (this is where the fill hoses connect to), or a pressure switch malfunction. The pressure switch is what determines at what point the washer shuts off. Since you just bought the washer, I'm assuming the water inlet valve is probably NOT an issue, because the problem I mention with it not shutting off, is usually attributed to sediment build up. The pressure switch is controlled by a pressure hose and an electrical connection. If the electrical connection is intact (no corrosion or broken wires) and the air hose is connected and has no holes or slits, I would rule that you may have a bad pressure switch. However...It is common for the air air hose to come loose on the pressure switch and fall off. This can happen through normal use due to vibration, or during shipping. The result: a pressure switch that no longer senses the water level and will not shut off. This is easily resolved by re-attaching the air hose. What appears to be a very serious problem can often be something as simple as reconnecting a hose. Now...if you just bought the appliance, I would NOT recommend you open it to inspect. Most appliances come with a limited one-year manufacturers warranty. You can void this warranty by opening the appliance. This is the only time I would recommend you place a service call. I know this may be an inconvenience to you, but the service should be FREE if still under warranty. If you end up damaging something attempting a repair on your own, the repair would be YOUR responsibility. If you cannot find your sales receipt, the appliance serial number will determine the manufactured date and the warranty should STILL be honored. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you still have questions.

Nov 08, 2008 | Avanti Top Load Washer W797

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Calypso washer display "FD" perhaps meand full drain and can't reset and just stop. I run washer with back cover out to see that while water doesn't fill up the drum but normally agitates and just fill up the water reservoir to full and don't drain out to sewer and washer just stops with the message "FD"

Peace broohilda,
ngafm At your service!

With an error code the only way to find and to repair this is,

First unplug the washer and wait a few minutes then restart it like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
If it corrects the problem GREAT!!! WE WIN!

If not only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.
Like we used to be able to fix my own cars, but not today they need diagnostic equipment!

How old is the washer?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket!
The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!

You will be fine
Bless You ngafm

Sep 10, 2008 | Dishwashers

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F4 problem

f4 fault means set to time fill,turn power off wait 5 sec then press and hold prog and start buttons in and turn power on wait for previos fault to show then release.then press the programme button the dishwasher will show 1 and start filling,press and hold prog button until it stops filling then press prog button until 4 shows on display,then press start finished,turn off then on and test on cycle.

Aug 15, 2007 | Asko 24 in. D3350 Dishwasher

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