Archive for February, 2007

Washer Repair 101 Or “USMC’s First Washer Repair Video”

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Most of us in the appliance repair business felt like doing this at one time or another.

Warning: language may be offensive to some.

Massive Dishwasher Recall from Maytag

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Maytag is recalling over two million of their dishwashers due to a fire hazard problem. Ouch! Let’s see how Maytag will handle this one:

Recall Details
:

Name of product
: Maytag® and Jenn-Air® brand dishwashers

Units
: About 2.3 million

Manufacturer
: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa

Hazard
: Liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher’s internal wiring which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Description
: The recall involves (more…)

GE Oven Bake Element (WB44X5082)

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

This is a closed hinged GE bake element used in electric self cleaning ovens. It will fit some GE made ovens such as GE, Hotpoint, and RCA. You can find measurements for this bake element below the photo. Be sure to check your model number to make sure this bake element is the right replacement for your GE self cleaning oven.

Tips on checking for a bad element:

  • Check for body damage. If you see burn marks on the element, it probably needs to be replaced.
  • Using an ohmmeter, you could test the bake element for continuity. If the ohmmeter shows no continuity, the element needs to be replaced.

This bake element will fit some GE, Hotpoint, and RCA made self cleaning ovens. Made by GE. Approximate measurements: Length: 15″, width: 18″, spacing between terminals: 1-1/4″. Part Number: WB44X5082.

Whirlpool Oven Range Bake Element (865940)

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

This is a partially open curved Whirlpool bake element used in electric ovens and ranges. This bake element will fit some Whirlpool made brands such as Whirlpool, Kenmore, Sears, Roper, and Kitchen Aid. Check your model number to see if this bake element is the right fit for your oven or range.

A couple ways to check for a faulty bake element:

  1. You could see if there is any visible body damage. If the element has burn marks on the body, it’s probably needs to be replaced.
  2. Another way is to check the bake element for continuity. You could check for continuity with an ohmmeter. If the ohmmeter shows no resistance, the bake element needs to be replaced. Note: Always unplug the appliance before performing this check.

This bake element will fit some Whirlpool, Kenmore, Sears, Kitchen Aid, and roper ovens and ranges. Made by Whirlpool. Approximate size: Length: 15″, width: 19-1/4″, spacing between terminals: 13″, mount bracket to terminal: 3-3/4″. Part Number: 865940.