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DESIGN FLAW and in other news, this unit has a major balancing issue. Response from vendor: "Yeah, when it's on the second floor and on a pedestal it rocks." If 10 feet is a significant distance for gravity-related issues, GE China has problems.

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Try placing a board under one side

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3 out my 4 door locks on my 2009 Honda accord quit working. This looks like a major design flaw. How do I fix it?

I'd lean toward the door lock actuators being bad. Unfortunately, on your year model, the acuators are built as an assembly with the door latches. Definitely get a second opinion before dropping money on the parts.

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Are LG washer/dryer pedestals a bad idea? We have an LG washer and dryer in our garage on concrete and have no issues with vibration. We recently purchased the pedestals for these and have been warned...

On a concrete floor these pedestals have a greater success than any other flooring. Nevertheless, more shaking will occur. One solution that has worked is installing "shake away" rubber pads with the pedestals. Not sure if there's an appliance parts store near you that carries this product. But like I said earlier, the fact that they are on a concrete floor helps.

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I need to replace crank shaft timing sensor

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector at the sensor.
  3. Using a 28mm socket and pull handle, rotate the harmonic balancer until any window in the interrupter is aligned with the crank sensor.
  4. Loosen the pinch bolt on the sensor pedestal until the sensor is free to slide.
  5. Remove the pedestal to the engine mounting bolts.
  6. While manipulating the sensor within the pedestal, carefully remove the sensor and pedestal as a unit. To install:
  7. Loosen the pinch bolt on the new sensor pedestal until the sensor is free to slide.
  8. Verify that the window in the interrupter is still in the correct place.
  9. Install the sensor and pedestal as a unit while making sure that the interrupter ring is aligned within the proper slot.
  10. Install the pedestal and tighten the engine mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
3X Sensor
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the sensor harness connection to the sensor. Fig. 1: Unsecure the harness, then unfasten the bolt to remove the CKP sensor 86815102.gif

  3. Unsecure the sensor block bolt.
  4. Remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor from the vehicle. Inspect the O-ring for cracks and replace if needed. To install:
  5. Install the new O-ring if needed and lubricate with engine oil.
  6. Install the sensor into the hole in the block.
  7. Install the mounting screw and tighten to 71-88 inch lbs. (8-10 Nm).
  8. Attach the sensor harness connector, then connect the negative battery cable.
Dual Crank Sensor Sections 3 and 4 of this manual also cover testing, removal and installation, and adjustment of many computer controlled components.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the belt(s) from the crankshaft pulley.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4. Remove the right front wheel and inner fender access cover.
  5. Remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt, then remove the harmonic balancer.
  6. Disconnect the sensor electrical connector.
  7. Remove the sensor and pedestal from the engine block, then separate the sensor from the pedestal. To install:
  8. Loosely install the crankshaft sensor to the pedestal.
  9. Using tool J-37089 or equivalent, position the sensor with the pedestal attached, on the crankshaft.
  10. Install the pedestal-to-block retaining bolts. Tighten to 14-28 ft. lbs. (20-40 Nm).
  11. Tighten the pedestal pinch bolt 30-35 inch lbs. (3-4 Nm).
  12. Remove tool J-37089 or equivalent.
  13. Place tool J-37089 or equivalent, on the harmonic balancer and turn. If any vane of the harmonic balancer touches the tool, replace the balancer assembly. NOTE: A clearance of 0.025 in. (0.635mm) is required on either side of the interrupter ring. Be certain to obtain the correct clearance. Failure to do so will damage the sensor. A misadjusted sensor of bent interrupter ring could cause rubbing of the sensor, resulting in potential driveability problems, such as rough idle, poor performance, or a no-start condition.
  14. Install the balancer on the crankshaft. Install the balancer retaining bolt. Tighten the retaining bolt to 200-239 ft. lbs. (270-325 Nm).
  15. Install the inner fender shield.
  16. Install the right front wheel assembly. Tighten the wheel nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18. Install the belt(s).
  19. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
24X Crank Sensor
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine belt from the crankshaft pulley.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4. Remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt, then remove the harmonic balancer.
  5. Disconnect the sensor electrical connector.
  6. Unfasten the sensor bolts, then remove the sensor. Fig. 2: The 24X crankshaft sensor is secured by two bolts 86815103.gif
    To install:
  7. Install the crankshaft sensor to the engine with the two mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
  8. Attach the electrical harness to the sensor.
  9. Using tool J-29113 or equivalent, install the harmonic balancer to the vehicle.
  10. Apply a thread sealer such as GM 1052080 or an equivalent to the threads if the crankshaft balancer bolt, then tighten the bolt to 110 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12. Install the serpentine belt.
  13. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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Frigidare Model # FTF2140FS1 problems with spin cycle

not a very sturdy pedestal, front loaders need concret solid base

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Why doesnt my brush turn on when power is switched on

sounds like the belt is broken. Bad news regarding all Dyson's. You can't replace just the belt your self. You have to purchase a new belt assembly which includes the gears. And it wont be cheap. I would call it a design flaw but i am sure that dyson calls it a profit scheme.

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Balancing the washer on the pedestal

Yes, ljharlow,

What is your Question?

You have a problem balancing the washer on the pedestal??
You must first balance the washer and then put it on the pedestal!
I take it you bought and picked up an installed your own machine.
The delivery men know to do the leveling foirsy and then raise them on to the pedestal
If you have two people you can have one person lift the front of the machine by tilting it back wards on the pedestal so the front goes up in the air a little and the second person turns the adjustable legs till it is level! If you laid the washer on its side ,front,or back at any time since you bought it then you threw the machine out of balance and YOU DO need service to correct this situation!!!!!!!
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Vibrates badly

did you remove the shipping braces when you installed it you can find their location in your owners manuel under installation

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Washer appears to be out of balance

Double check the screws holding the washer to the pedestal to make sure they are tight and make sure all the jam nuts on the leveling legs are tight. Loose jam nuts are the most common cause of this.

If they are tight, loosen the right front leg and screw it up until the weight is off the floor. Then run it back down until it contacts the floor. Put the washer in high spin and tighten it down to the floor until you get the spot where there is the least vibration. Tighten jam nut, and check it again in spin with a load of clothes. 

Post back and let me know how this works.

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