Sunday, May 15, 2016

Damaged Dryer Drums


Bad bad bad.  This dryer drum has definitely seen better days.  What started out as a new LG dryer drum, shipped straight from the manufacturer, has turned into to a taco shaped mess.  UPS did a good job at destroying this however, it wasn't all their fault.  The box that it was shipped in was thin and did not have any support.  Considering how paper thin these new dryer drums are, you would think that the appliance-maker would provide decent packing and support.  I guess not!  This is what I get.

I may not provide replacement drums for my Meridian and Boise customers anymore.  The damage rate on these drums, as received, are about 70 percent.  That's right, seventy percent are damaged.  I usually have to go through paperwork and refunds to make sure everyone is happy and it leaves the customer without a repaired dryer.  It's become a big pain in the !@#ss.  Oh well!

Rich
Western Appliance Repair
208-599-1086

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Washer lid switch problems

The first picture shows a lid actuator pin for a direct-drive washer.  The second picture shows where the pin makes contact with the washer switch.  When the lid is closed, a switch contact is enabled and the timer now sends a voltage signal to the washer' s drive motor to start the spin and drain cycles.
I find broken switches in many of these washers in the Meridian Idaho area.  
A common symptom is that the washer won't spin the clothes out and leaves them wet.
As with most other washer problems in Meridian, we can fix this too.  208-599-1086

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Broken Dishwasher Heater

I had replaced this dishwasher heater about 4 months ago and it broke in half again.  This is very unusual for this to happen since the typical lifetime of these heaters are years.  Our Kenmore dishwasher, made by Whirlpool, has lasted 17 years and it is still running without any problems.   This makes me wonder if melted plastic or something that could have dropped down on it during the heat cycle, could have caused it.  Hmm...


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lint buildup in dryer

Folks, get your dryer vent cleaned regularly.  You don't want your dryer to look like this.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Refrigerator evaporator

This is a Maytag dryer with a clogged defrost drain, in meridian.  Once the obstruction is removed from the drain and the ice removed, it will work great for years.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Water damage

This is the damage which can occur due to a leaky refrigerator.  In this instance the ice maker supply valve had a pinhole in it.  Every time the customer used the water dispenser the valve would spray water on the floor.  The damage to the hardwood was extensive.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Water freezing in freezer

When water accumulates in the defrost tray, it causes excess humidity in the refrigerator air.  This will eventually deposit around the air ducts like we see in this picture.