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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Hi, If the water is going out the drain hose, raise the drain hose so that its highest point is as high as the top of the washer. This should take care of the issue. If the water is coming out of the bottom of the machine, tip it back against the wall and look under the washer to see if a hose has broke or came loose.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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Freezers should have a plug in the freezer side of the drain (manual defrost).

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SOURCE: I have a tankless water heater, live in TX its

You did'nt say if you are getting water through the hot side of the faucets if you are turn the power off to the unit for a min or two and let it reset if it has a reset button use that. If you are not getting water through the unit hot or cold then you have a obstruction to the flow maybe frozen pipes.

You also don't say if it is a gas unit if so make sure the gas is on and the burner is lighting.

Posted on Feb 03, 2011

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It sounds that the defrost circuit has failed in your freezer since you are developing icing on the evaporator coils. The defrost circuit is made up of three parts, the defrost timer, defrost heater, and thermostat.
The way it works is that normally the compressor has power for 8 to 12 hours, then the timer cuts power off and sends power to the defrost heater for about 45 minutes. The heater is attached to the coil and warms up the coil to melt the ice. When the coil reaches about 40 deg F, the thermostat which is in series with the heater, opens up cutting off power to the heater. This prevents the freezer from getting too hot. After the 45 minutes are up, the timer switches the power back to the compressor again to restart the 8 to 12 hour cooling cycle.

Any of the three components can fail causing you not to get the defrost cycle to work. Typically the timer stops advancing so you either stay in permanent cooling or defrost mode. Or the heater burns out so it can't heat up the coil.

You can have a service person fix it but, if you have some mechanical ability it relatively easy to diagnose and fix. To start, check the defrost timer. It looks like this:

I think your problem is that the timer is getting stuck, and not advancing properly so it stay longer in cooling than it should. This will cause the evaporator coils to ice up. If it stay too long in the defrost mode, the compressor won't come on.

It either located behind the freezer near the compressor or in the temperature control box in the freezer compartment. On the side of the timer, there is a round cam that can be turned with a straight screwdriver. Turn it until it clicks. With the freezer plugged in, the compressor should start up again and cool down.

After the freezer is back to normal temperature, turn the cam on the timer again until it clicks. The compressor should stop and the heater should be turning on and getting warm. Look and listen for signs of melting ice on the coils. There should sounds of ice crackling and water dripping out the drain tube below the freezer. The compressor should start up again within 45 minutes. If it does not come back on again the problem is with the defrost timer. It needs to be replaced.

You can get replacement parts at your local appliance repair supply or online such as Hope this helps you, let me know if you need any additional help.

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Water will not come on in faucets, it was running just a few minutes ago now nothing, checked and no burst pipes. Could a pipe be frozen? we have had below freezing temps for days.

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from them open them up and see what happens. don't close them cuz if it's warming up we hope... it'll help them flow better to get the water moving thru the pipes.
if it is just one open the vanity doors, or any doors that contain the fixture plumbing. let some heat get in there.
is water ok running in other areas? or whole house?

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I have a Bosch dishwasher with the E24 error code. Did everything the entire thread has suggested and still no help. It's been -22 here the last few days, is it possible foe the drain to freeze? I tried...

This says it is 'the drain is blocked.' So most likely it is frozen from what you posted. You could heat some water and pour into the bottom of the dishwasher to try and thaw the freeze. Got nothing to lose.

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it is probably not the water heater that is frozen but pipes in the area. Close the door leave the electric heater on and open a valve to let water trickle when it starts to flow.feel the pipe on the hot side of the heater if it is warm it is not the heater. try to stop any drafts and you can use a hairdryer to try to warm pipes that you think might be frozen. a torch will also work if you know how to use one and avoid any flammable areas.

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"nf" error code on Maytag front load stackable

I think your hunch is probably correct. "nf" is "no fill" or "slow fill" so if the machine is in a cold enough location it likely has frozen supply lines or inlet water valve. About all you can do is slowly warm the area around it with a space heater or wait until Spring. I wouldn't try to warm it in a day though. Frozen pipes that are thawed too quickly can break, leaving you with a real mess on your hands, possibly even structural damage to the property. All you need to do is get the temps above freezing, it doesn't need to be balmy. If you use an electric heater make sure it is well away from combustibles and the machine if possible. When water lines break they tend to spray where they want so keep that under consideration when placing the heater and make sure it's off the floor. If i started warming the room today i wouldn't even try to use the machine for a week. And i'd babysit it as much as humanly possible. Good luck.

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I have a tankless water heater, live in TX its been below freezing (6-20F) for several days. By mistake I left the cold water side of faucet open to trickle. So, I have no hot water. The unit requires a...

You did'nt say if you are getting water through the hot side of the faucets if you are turn the power off to the unit for a min or two and let it reset if it has a reset button use that. If you are not getting water through the unit hot or cold then you have a obstruction to the flow maybe frozen pipes.

You also don't say if it is a gas unit if so make sure the gas is on and the burner is lighting.

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Our saniflo toilet is making a continous noise and no water is emptying and when flushing it is backing up into toilet as you will be aware is and has been very cold is this due to frozen pipe outside and...

It's a long time since I had the questionable pleasure of dealing with one of these... However, they are basically just a tank with a float-operated pump. Your continuous noise will be coming from the pump, and this is bad news not only because it means the tank is not emptying but also because these pumps are designed to operate in short bursts rather than continuously. So the first thing I recommend is: don't flush the toilet again until you've got the blockage sorted. Second: switch off the power to the unit (if it's wired in to a wall outlet without a switch, remove the fuse from the outlet). Third: locate the place on the outlet pipe where you think it may be frozen, wrap some rags around it and then pour hot water on it (the rags will help retain the heat). Remember, you are melting ice, so this may take some time and several applications to be effective. From time to time, switch the unit back on to see if it's now draining. Once you get it clear, you should lag all exposed pipe that may be liable to freeze. While the freeze continues, you may also like to consider flushing with a bucket of warm water rather than using the cold cistern! Good luck! P.S. I don't recommend using antifreeze.

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Our saniflo is suddenly making a continuous grumbling noise and no water is clearing. We are pretty sure nothing has been put down it as we are all v careful. It is very cold here and has been for weeks. A...

It keeps making noise becasue the pump is still trying to get rid of the water inside.

it can't get rid of the water most likely because their is a blockage in the waste water pipe.

if possible follow where the waste pipe runs to. if it goes in to a loft or somewhere else VERY COLD there is a good chance that it has frozen somewhere along the pipe.

If you are tying to pump the toilet waste vertically (upwards) then as soon as you turn the power off to the saniflo, the waste will fall back down and in to the toilet - or over the top in your case, sorry!

You might want to accept the inevitable and get a bucket and start removing the waste water from the bowl. Make sure that you have rubber gloves and I suggest goggles and something protecting your mouth - in case you get splashed.

Easiest solution, is to remove the excess waste water, turn off the saniflo, pour some bleach in to the toilet bowl, then cover the bown securley with cling film to keep the rank smell at bay.

Other wise, start tring to follopw the waste water pipe and warm it up, either by directly or indirectly (warm air gun) or by warming the area around it.

Personall;y i am using the easy option. the cold werather won't last forever, but can you use a toilet elsewhere in the meantime.

In the meantime, Saniflo claim about 15 years as the lifespan, but i have never know a saniflo to make it past 3! they are not ideal, but may be your only option.

consider whether you could get a proper toilet waste pipe put in, as it WILL save money in the long run...

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