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Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Refrigerator cabinet parts - are some generic?
« Last post by tcarmen on January 23, 2020, 08:45:28 AM »
For the same manufacturer, there are a **lot** of parts that can be swapped between machines, however there's no cross reference for it.

You would need to measure your space and mounting locations and go to an appliance store and see what looks like it would fit, then order the parts for the machine you looked at.

Dryer Repair / Re: Maytag gas or electric dryer typ LDE713 or LDG
« Last post by manden on January 23, 2020, 08:22:09 AM »
Just a couple thoughts.
1. the traction pads may cause vibration and/or thumping.
2. Any slippage when it starts up will wear down the back of the belt.
3. Depending on the glue used heat can soften the glue not harden it.
Dryer Repair / Maytag gas or electric dryer typ LDE713 or LDG
« Last post by Thorning on January 23, 2020, 05:28:29 AM »
The above model Maytag gas or electric dryers are an older type but very well designed and run  for a long time. The belt runs the smooth side facing the drum. I have noted on a few of these that the belt may slip some when attempting to start a load of heavy  damp clothes or towels. This has happened even with a fairly new belt. The drum is a very smooth surface where the belt rides. I considered shortening the idler pulley spring slightly to put increased tension on the belt but decided to try another idea. I bought a piece of adhesive traction material normally used on stair steps and have put 3 or more of  1" X 1" patches of this material  on the drum around the surface where the belt rides. They are equally spaced around the circumference.  Hopefully the heat from the drum will make the adhesive  stick even better than normal. Any opinions from you older repair guys on this idea ?
Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Lg`s junk linear compressors
« Last post by panlonya on January 23, 2020, 12:59:54 AM »
there are two types variable capacity compressors on domestic fridges: variable frequency (tree phase motor controlled by VFD- all three terminals have same resistance),  and variable voltage, called linear compressors, because there no motor, only resonance vibrator(only two terminals have 10Ohm  resistance). the linear compressors have fixed frequency like 53Hz, 56.5Hz, or 60Hz . you cant put compressor with different frequency. about LG linear compressor refrigerator- it very complicated and very smart device, but made from poor components and materials. if you replacing compressor, replace the condensation heating loop, and use vacuum gauge, during evacuation, to make sure no moisture in the system. yes you can put any compressor same capacity instead of linear, but you will have trouble led on the control board   flashing three times, but the front display do not indicate any problems, and all systems defrost, ice,.. will works fine. connect new compressor directly to board power input in series with low pressure switch set to -10"Hg. if your compressor have PTC starting components, or 3-in -one, you must add 5 minutes compressor delay relay, rated for start current, because if controller closes 3-way valve to pump down evaporators, the compressor goes into deep vacuum, and restarts shortly, after 3 way valve opens. 
Thanks for the reply.  Model wfw6620hc0

2nd opinion says it needs extensive repair. Another tub, shocks, springs and I think a motor.

Whirlpool of course doesnt want to replace. They have spent $800 on first repair and now will spend another $900+ according to the estimate the 2nd tech gave me.

Washer Repair / Re: Older topload timer switch will not advance
« Last post by Mrpete on January 22, 2020, 04:38:16 PM »
Yes, it does spin freely,  until I  push it in. Also, there is a quiet grinding a clock's  workings, I  suppose.
Washer Repair / Re: Older topload timer switch will not advance
« Last post by johnboy3 on January 22, 2020, 04:09:44 PM »
Is the knob locked correctly on the timer shaft?  When you pull it out does it click into the run position and freewheel on the shaft until you push it back in to stop the washer and engage so that you can change cycles or positions on the cycle?
Washer Repair / Re: Washer Repair
« Last post by rockinrobin on January 22, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
For further assistance please provide Model# printed on sticker located on front panel (open door to find it).
Remove top panel to see if the Main Power Control Board LED Light is ON (control board is mounted to rear corner and may need to remove plastic cover).
Washer Repair / Re: Kenmore VMW 110.20022013 Agitate/.Issues
« Last post by rockinrobin on January 22, 2020, 01:44:59 PM »
Thanks for the reply.
The Suspension Rod's are the correct part for this Model but they are aftermarket and washer was working fine for about 10 loads then started jumping up and down.
I think Customer decided to replace the Washer due to 2 different issues but I needed the info. for reference.
Washer Repair / Re: LG Washer WM2016CW/01 Smoking - No Errors
« Last post by nickn_1999 on January 22, 2020, 12:00:48 PM »
Im going to give repairing it a shot.  Blaiser, you mentioned catching it early to avoid spending more than a $100. How can I tell if I need to purchase additional parts? I want to start ordering all that is needed to get everything done all in one day. I have started to watch videos on repairing the spider and feel like it is not simple, but not impossible. Thanks for the links to the part site.
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