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Appliance Repair Blog

How To Install GE WR55X10942 Main Control Board

Installing and replacing the WR55X10942 GE Refrigerator Main control board is an easy task and normally only takes about 15 minutes.  The main control board is located on the back side of the refrigerator behind a cover panel.  This circuit board controls almost all of the functions on the refrigerator.

This is how to replace the control board:

First unplug the refrigerator.

Next remove the screws securing the cover on the back side of the refrigerator.

Then remove the two bottom electrical connectors.

Next you will need to remove the control board from the plastic pins that secure the board to the refrigerator.  Push in on the side of the pin (or squeeze it with a needle nose pliers)  while gently pulling out on the control board at the same time.  Most boards have 4 – 6 pins that secure the control board.

Now pull the old control board off to the side and place the new control board in its place.  Make sure all the plastic pins secure the new board into place.  Now you can start transferring the wiring connectors from the old board to the new control board.  Don’t forget to plug in the two bottom connectors that you removed earlier.

Here is the new board all hooked up.

Please note that on some models you may have left over spots where you will not have any connectors to plug into them.  This is normal.  All of the plugs have different amounts of pins, so if you are unsure where a connector goes, you can count the pins to match up where it should go.

Included with your new control board is an instructions sheet.  Please read through this sheet completely and follow any steps that apply to your model.  These changes affect some side by side and some bottom freezer models.

If your model has a wire going into pin 2 on the 9 pin connector, you will need to cut this wire or you refrigerator section will not cool down to the proper temperature.  Check your model/serial number to see if yours is listed on the instruction sheet. (Note:  I have also seen models that were not listed on the sheet that needed to have this wire cut also).

On some bottom freezer models you may also have to cut a green wire.  Please follow the instructions included with the control board to see if your model requires this.

Re-install the back cover panel on the refrigerator, make sure the ground wire from the control board is grounded to one of the screws.

Plug in the refrigerator and test to make sure it is operating properly.

If you need to purchase a control board for you refrigerator please click the link below to visit our parts store.  We usually have the lowest price on the internet for these control boards.  If you have any questions or comments please post them in the comments section below.

GE Refrigerator Main Control Board – WR55X10942P

How To Remove & Install 131763202 Door Lock Latch

The Frigidaire door lock/latch 131763202 has been used on many different models of washers over the years.  Removing and installing this part is an easy that only takes a few minutes.  These are some of the symptoms you can experience when the door latch/lock fails:  door won’t lock, door won’t unlock, E47 error code, agitates but won’t spin, and more.

Here is how to replace the door lock/latch assembly:

Always unplug your appliance before working on it.  First open the door and remove the two phillips screws.

Next remove the door boot seal clamp and peal back the door boot to give you access to the door lock.  You should be able to pull the door lock out and remove the three wire connectors that plug into the door latch.

Re-install the parts in the reverse order and test out the washer to make sure that it is operating correctly.

If you have a bad door lock/latch and need to purchase a new one, click the link below:

Door Lock Latch/Switch Assembly – 131763202

Frigidaire & Kenmore Garage Refrigerator Heater Kit 5303918301

Frigidaire and some Kenmore refrigerators offer a garage heater kit to keep the refrigerator operating at temperatures down to 34°F.  Without the garage heater kit, the manufacturer states that the refrigerator may not work correctly at temperatures below 55°F (13°C).  So if you plan to keep your refrigerator in a cold garage in the winter time or any other unheated area, you will want to install the garage kit that Frigidaire/Kenmore offer to keep your refrigerator working properly.  The garage heater kit is installed in the refrigerator section next to the thermostat & defrost timer.

Note: This is not designed to work with side-by-side, counter-depth refrigerators, models with electronic controls, or those made before 2001.  Only top freezer refrigerator models can use this heater designed for those put in garages or basements where the temperature drops to 34 degrees Fahrenheit.

The manufacture part number for the garage kit is 5303918301, and it can be purchased from our online store by clicking the link below:

Garage Refrigerator Heater Kit – MFG Part # 5303918301 (Part # PD00000271)

Before working on your appliance, make sure that it is unplugged.  Below are step by step instructions on how to install the garage heater kit.
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How To Remove & Install Drain Pump W10536347

Removing drain pump part number W10536347 is a simple task.  When this pump fails, the washer will display “LD” on the display which means “Long Drain”.  This pump can be found on Whirlpool Cabrio, Maytag Bravos, and Kenmore Oasis model washing machines.  The pump can fail if something gets stuck in the pump (coin, clothing item, ect), and sometimes you can get lucky and just remove the object that was stuck in the pump.  Other times the pump can break, so make sure so inspect the pump before putting it back in the washer.

How to the remove the drain pump:

  1. Unplug the washer
  2. Next, you will need to remove any water still in the washer (use a wetvac, bucket, towels, ect to do this)
  3. Turn off the water supply going to the washer & disconnect the hot & cold fill hoses to the washer
  4. Remove the drain hose from the wall or drain tub
  5. Tape the lid shut (so the lid doesn’t pop open)
  6. Carefully lay the washer down on its front side (place some towels or rugs on the floor to protect the washer).
  7. Note:  On the bottom side of the washer, the drain pump is the larger of the two pumps (the recirculation pump is the smaller one).
  8. Remove the drain hose (discharge hose) from the pump.  Loose then clamp and pull off the hose.  Note there is a notch in the hose to line up when you put the hose back on.
  9. Remove the inlet hose to the pump.  Loosen the clamp and remove the hose from the pump.
  10. Open the end cover on the pump and remove the wire connector.
  11. Remove the three 5/16″ screws securing the pump.
  12. The pump should now be free.  Check to see if anything is caught in the impeller.  If you notice any damage, or the pump still does not work then you will need to replace the drain pump assembly.
  13. Re-install in the reverse order.  NOTE:  The new pump includes a shield cover that goes between the pump and tub of the washer to protect the pump from any moisture falling onto it.

If you have any questions please post them in the comments section below.

If you need to purchase a new drain pump for your washer, visit our store by clicking the link below:

Drain Pump and Motor – W10536347

How To Install & Remove W10189966 Control Board

Removing and installing the W10189966 motor/machine control board in your washer is an easy task.  This control board is used on some Whirlpool Cabrio, Kenmore Oasis, and Maytag Bravos model washers.  When this control board fails, they will commonly come up with an F1 error code repeatedly that won’t go away.

  • First unplug the washer
  • Next, remove the three hex screws from the rear of the top console.
  • Then Lift the console off the cabinet and disconnect the cable going to the user interface board.  This will give you access to the motor/machine control board.
  • Disconnect the nine wire connectors going to the control board and the pressure switch hose (also called a pressure transducer tube).
  • Remove the mounting screw and lift the front of the control, slide it out from under the clips at the back, and remove it.
  • Re-install the new control board in the reverse order.

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below.

Visit our store if you need to purchase a new control board for your washing machine by clicking the link below:

Machine/Motor Control – W10189966

How To Test Maytag Thermistor WP35001191

Some Maytag Neptune dryers use a thermistor temperature sensor to measure the temperature of the air in the dryer.  When this sensor fails you can get a “tS”/”t5” error code which indicates a thermistor short.  Testing this sensor is very easy, all you need is a digital mulit-meter that can read ohms.

This is how to test thermistor part number WP35001191:

  • With the thermistor removed from the dryer set your meter to measure ohms (or to the 20K/40k ohms setting)
  • Place one probe on each terminal of the thermistor
  • The thermistor at room temperature should read approximately 10k ohms.  If it is far off from that, the sensor will need to be replaced. (sensor in the above picture is a bad sensor)
  • Once the bad sensor has been replaced, you will need to reset the code or else the TS code will continue to display.

Here is how to get into service mode to clear the TS code:

  • First, Enter Service Mode.  Dryer must be on before Service Mode can be entered. Press Chime and Temperature Keys for 3 seconds, or until 3 beeps are heard. The machine will now be in Service Mode.
  • Next, access diagnostic codes by entering the Service Mode and pressing Wrinkle Prevent. A “d” will be displayed. Rotate the Cycle Selector Knob in either direction to step through the list of codes one code at a time.
  • Then, to clear the diagnostic code list press the Sensor Dry Level and Time keypads together for 3 seconds while viewing the list. The cycle count for each diagnostic code will be reset to 0, but not the machine cycle count.
  • Finally exit service mode by pressing the OFF key or repeat the Chime and Temperature sequence.

If you need to purchase a thermistor sensor for your dryer click the link below:

Thermistor – WP35001191

How To Remove Samsung IMC701 DA97-05422A Ice Maker

Removing and installing a new Samsung DA97-05422A (IMC701) ice maker on a french door refrigerator is a pretty easy task.  This ice maker will often fail and make a clicking noise when it breaks.  First unplug the refrigerator.  Then remove the screw on the left, this will allow you to pull off the side panel and unplug the connector that goes to the ice maker.  Next pull the locking tab down on the ice maker while pulling the ice maker towards you.  This will release it.  Re-install the new ice maker in the reverse order.

*Note, this ice maker has the letters IMC701 written on the bottom.  Parts are not available for this ice maker separately, if something breaks, the whole ice maker must be replaced

If you have a bad ice maker and need to purchase a new one, click the link below:

DA97-05422A Ice Maker (7 Cube Ice Maker)

 

How To Test GE Dryer Thermistor Temperature Sensor

Posted on July 30, 2011

Some GE dryer models that use a control board instead of a timer have a temperature sensor thermistor that controls the temperature of the dryer.  The thermistor measures the temperature of the air in the dryer so the dryer knows how hot to get.  When a thermistor fails, it can cause the dryer to not heat at all or heat up to the wrong temperature.

Here is how to test GE dryer thermistor part number WE4M275.  Remove the thermistor from the dryer, and with the thermistor at room temperature measure the resistance of the sensor.  At room temperature the thermistor should read approximately 100k ohms, if it is far off from this the thermistor should be replaced.

Resistance Values:

118-122k Ohms – 69°F (21°C)

98-102k Ohms – 77°F (25°C)

78-82k Ohms – 86°F (30°C)

 

Testing a good sensor:

Testing a bad sensor:

If your sensor is bad and you need to order a new one click the link below.

GE Temperature Sensor Thermistor – WE4M275

LG Washer Hall Senor Location

Posted on July 17, 2011

LG Hall Sensor 6501KW2002A Location

The hall sensor (6501KW2002A) on the LG front load washing machines is located on the bottom back side of the stator.  Unplug the washer, then to access it you have to remove the back panel of the washer, remove the rotor (single large bolt), then remove the stator (6 smaller bolts), unplug the two connectors and remove the ground and you can pull the stator off to access the hall sensor.  The hall sensor just clips on, so you just have to unclip the old one and clip on the new one.

The Hall Sensor is a Rotor Position Sensor (RPS), it tells the computer what position the rotor is in.  The computer uses this to see how fast the drum is spinning along with other things.  When the Hall Sensor goes bad, it will commonly give an LE error (Locked Rotor error) on the washer.  When the sensor goes bad it can cause the drum not to drum properly and even make the washer make some strange growling noises.

If you have any questions, post them in the comments below.  If you need to purchase a Hall Sensor for your LG washer, visit the link below.

Hall Sensor – 6501KW2002A

Samsung Blinking Dash/Line Error Code List

Posted on July 16, 2011

Samsung refrigerators will start to blink a Dash or Line on the display when they there is an error code.  For example, if #12 in the diagram below was blinking then the computer thinks that there is a problem with the condenser fan motor.  Keep in mind that error codes are a starting point, and replacing the part related to the problem does not always fix the problem.  There can be a problem with the stated part, wiring, main PCB control board, and sometimes even an un-related part.  If you are unsure you should hire a technician to properly diagnose the problem.

(Click Diagram To Enlarge)

1: Ice maker sensor -Ice Maker sensor connector missing, contact failure, electric wire cut, short-circuit, Ice Maker sensor failure, and so on.  Indicates an error when the temperature sensed by Ice Maker sensor is higher than 150℉ or lower than –58℉.

2: Refrigerator Sensor – Refrigerator sensor connector missing; contact failure, electric wire cut, short- circuit, Refrigerator sensor itself failure; and so on. Indicate Error when the temperature sensed by Refrigerator sensor is higher than 150℉or lower than –58℉.

3: Refrigerator Defrost Sensor – Refrigerator evaporator internal defrosting sensor connector missing, contact failure, electric wire cut, short-circuit, sensor itself failure; and so on.  Indicate Error when the temperature sensed by Refrigerator defrosting sensor is higher than 150℉or lower than –58℉.

4: Refrigerator Fan Error – Refrigerator Fan motor operation failure, feedback signal line contact failed, electric wire cut, short- circuit, and so on.  Indicates an error if the F and G signals generated by the FAN-motor operation are not input.

5: Ice Maker Function Error – Ice-ejector and level failed three times or more

6:  CoolSelect Zone Sensor – CoolSelect ZoneTM sensor connector missing, contact failed, electric wire cut, short-circuit, CoolSelect ZoneTM sensor itself failed, and so on. Indicates an error when the temperature sensed by CoolSelect ZoneTM sensor is higher than 150℉or lower than –58℉.

7: Refrigerator Defrost Error – In the refrigerator room, if frost removal mode is finished due to limited time of 80 minutes. Error is displayed.

8: Exit-Sensor – Air sensor connector missing; contact failure, electric wire cut, short-circuit, open air sensor itself failure, and so on.  Indicates an Error when the temperature sensed by the open air sensor is higher than 150℉or lower than –58℉.

9: Freezer Sensor – Freezer sensor connector missing, contact failed, electric wire cut, short-circuit, Freezer Room sensor itself failure.  Indicate Error when the temperature sensed by Freezer sensor is higher than 150℉ or lower than –58℉.

10: Freezer Defrost Error – Freezer evaporator defrosting sensor connector missing, contact failed, electric wire cut, short- circuit, sensor itself failure, and so on.  Indicates an error when the temperature sensed by Freezer defrosting sensor is higher than 150℉or lower than –58℉.

11: Freezer Fan Error – Freezer Fan motor operation failure, feedback signal line contact failure, motor’s electric wire missing, and so on.  Indicate Error if the F and G signals generated by the FAN-motor operation are not input.

12: Condensor Fan Error  – Condenser Fan motor operation failure, feedback signal line contact failure, motor’s electric wire missing, and so on.  Indicates an error if the F and G signals generated by the FAN- motor operation are not input.

13: Freezer Defrost Error – In the freezer room, if frost removal mode is finished due to limited time of 70 minutes. Error is displayed.

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