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Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

The evaporator fan and motor and the evaporator coils are exposed once the plastic panel inside the freezer portion of a top-freezer refrigerator is removed.

A refrigerator that is noisy or loud could be caused by a problem with the one or more parts. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

GE Evaporator Fan Blade Part Number: WR60X10208 Evaporator Fan Blade for refrigerators.

Condensor or Evaporator Fan Blade

A buzzing sound could be cause by a fan blade hitting ice or another object when in operation. Both the evaporator fan – located in the freezer portion of the refrigerator and the condenser fan – located underneath or behind the refrigerator – have blades, so listen for where the sound is emanating from in order to trouble shoot it.

If the sound is emanating from the freezer and the evaporator fan, it might be due to Continue reading

Washer Stops Half Way Through the Cycle

Washer Stops Half Way Through the Cycle- How to Fix and Parts That Could be Causing ItHaving a washer stop mid-cycle is a frustrating experience. First, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped and turned off power to the machine. If that checks out, try testing the following parts below.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly

Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly

Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. Over time, the lid switch assembly could become faulty and stop the washer mid-cycle. Use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity and replace if it has no continuity.

Location of a Replacing the lid switch actuator on KitchenAid washer.

Sometimes it’s a part on the lid of the washer, the lid switch actuator that is the problem. The lid switch actuator sits inside the Continue reading

Washer Has No Hot Water

Washer Has No Hot WaterIf the washing machine is not producing any hot water, but the cold water is coming into and filling the washer, then you may have a faulty water inlet valve.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.

The water inlet valve opens and closes, allowing hot or cold water into the washer. Since there are two solenoids, one for hot and one for cold, one of the solenoids can fail, while the other can continue working.

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Washer Overflowing or Won’t Stop Filling

Washer Overflowing or Won’t Stop Filling A washing machine that is overflowing or won’t stop fill with water, might have a problem with the water inlet valve. Here’s how to tell.

Start a new washer cycle by turning the washer on and letting it fill with water. Now cut power to the washing machine. If water continues to fill the washer tub, then the water inlet valve may be faulty and should be replaced.  The water inlet valve can also be tested for continuity with a multimeter.

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

What is the Water Inlet Valve?

The water inlet valve controls the flow of water coming from the fill hoses into the washing machine. Electronic solenoids control the valve allowing it to turn on or shut off the flow of water into the machine.

The water inlet valve is sent signals by the washer’s timer or control board and the water level switch or selector switch.

If the water stops filling the washer when the power is cut off, then there may be a problem with one of the above mentioned parts.

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Washer Fills and Drains at the Same Time –How to Fix

 Washer Fills and Drains at the Same Time –How to FixIf your washer fills and drains at the same time check the drain hose to make sure it is properly installed and meets all installation requirements.

If the drain hose is not properly installed, or the drain pipe is too small, then the hose could be siphoning water from inside the washer’s tub while filling.

Make sure the drain hose is at least 30 inches high and has an internal diameter of 1.5 inches in order to provide an air gap around the drain hose to prevent suction. If the drain pipe is Continue reading

How to fix a slow-filling washer

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

A slow filling washer can be caused by a clogged screen either on the end of your washer fill hose or on the water-inlet valve, a part inside your washer.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

Turn off the water and disconnect the fill hoses from the back of the washer where the washer hoses connected. You can try cleaning the fill valve screens on the hoses (if they have them) before hooking them up and seeing if this improves how much and fast water fills the washing machine.

If this does not solve the problem, then Continue reading

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