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Electrical When I moved our unit to a new place, I wired for the unit, but it only works the washer when I wire it one way and the other way only works the dryer, any answers?

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  • migueljimeno Sep 04, 2008

    I have the same problem, except that I haven't tried the opposite way. Do you mean that you connect the kenmore to the 220 plug and also to the 110 plug? My case is that only washer works.

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Hello, thanks for the reply docjohn. A person from the condominium came and told me the problem is probably a fuse. So he gave me a new fuse and told me to replace it in the back of the dryer. He told me also the plugs are working ok. I haven't tried his solution, but I suppose he is right. Thanks anyhow!

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Hi thanks for the question. it would help if i had the model # you i can look it up. but i think you have 2 cords one from the dryer and one for the washer if you only have one let mi know if 2 cords both cords must be hooked up to power source thanks the appliance doctor

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These motors gradually slow up, and the slower speed causes motor to overheat.
Reset is supposed to detect high heat, but in any case, the motors go bad.
Used to be, there was a motor shop in town and they would rewind motors, but today we throw all the copper and metal into landfill unless old disposal is taken to recycle center and shipped to Bangladesh for dis-assembly and salvage.

Check that your wall switch has power, and that switch is good, and there is no loose wire.
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Here are basic disposal parts:
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2) Disposal body which connects to sink basket using metal ring.
3) Rubber washer between disposal and sink basket.
4) Dishwasher connects to upper part of disposal with a hose.
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6) Tubular drain pipe connects to side of disposal

When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same size and brand disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket or move pipes around under the sink.
How to: Disconnect 2 nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose.
Using hammer and screwdriver, rotate steel connector disk that holds disposal to sink basket, and disposal comes off.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal, black wire to black and white to white and ground to green screw or wrap around screw cover, and push in red reset button.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Lift new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket.
There is a rubber washer between disposal and sink basket, Use new washer.
Connector ring catches at three points, all three have to connect.
You can use bottle jack to lift disposal if you have problem.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

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Image shows direction for connecting new disposal.

If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove 3 screws that hold sink basket, remove basket and clean sink opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
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When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image above, loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
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Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.

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When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Slap a good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
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When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same size and brand disposal.
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You can use bottle jack to lift disposal if you have problem.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

geno_3245_215.jpg

You might want to install new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
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Install new disposal as described above.

geno_3245_216.jpg

Tips for tubular pipes:
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geno_3245_217.jpg

When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
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