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How to Replace Refrigerator Defrost Timer (Part # WR9X489)

If your refrigerator is too warm, freezer won’t defrost or too cold then you may need to replace the defrost timer (part# WR9X489). The first step is to disconnect the power to prevent electrical shock. Open the refrigerator door and remove the knob from the cold control. Pull down on the light cover, hinge it upwards and lift it out the way. Remove the light bulb and set it aside. Next remove the single quarter inch hex screw in the center of the air diffuser on the control housing. Rotate the housing outward and set aside. Remove one more quarter inch hex screw from the…

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How to Replace Washing Machine Drive Belt (Part #WPW10006384)

If your washing machine won’t spin, agitate, drain, or is making a loud noise, you may need to replace the washing machine drive belt (Part #WPW10006384). First unplug the power cord. Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water supply hoses from the inlet valve. Secure the washer lid with tape. Tip the unit forward and allow the front of the washer to rest on a blanket or towel. The belt is located under the washing machine. At the bottom of the washer remove the screws securing the belt cover and pull the cover off. To remove the belt, rotate the belt towards the…

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How to Replace Dryer Thermal Fuse (Part# 279816, W279816, WP 279816)

If you are having any problem with your dryer not drying clothes, you may need to replace the Dryer Thermal Fuse (Part# 279816, W279816, WP 279816). You will need a Whirlpool 279816 Thermostat Kit which contains a thermal cut-off fuse, a high-limit thermostat, and an electrical connection wire. You will use this kit to replace your dryer’s blown cut-off fuse and thermostat. The tools required are a 1/4″ nut driver, flathead screwdriver, and wire cutter/stripper. Before you begin, make sure your dryer is unplugged or the circuit breakers is shut off. In order to change the thermal cut-off fuse you have to remove all the…

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Replacing the Refrigerator Main Control Board (GE Part # WR55X10942)

If your refrigerator is not running or not cooling, you may need to replace the Main Control Board (GE Part # WR55X10942). You will need a quarter inch nut driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. Once you have pulled the fridge out far enough to get behind it, disconnect the power cord and make sure any water lines are turned off. Remove the nine quarter inch hex screws the hold the access cover. The Main Control Board is located behind it. Remove each of the individual wire harness connections before you attempt to remove the board. Separate each individual plug and wiggle them…

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How to Install Defrost Timer (Part # 215846602)

The defrost timer controls the defrost cycle of the freezer. If your refrigerator or freezer sections are too warm or too cold, the freezer won’t defrost, or the freezer runs too long then you may need to replace the defrost timer (Part # 215846602). Caution: Anytime you work on an appliance, make sure it is unplugged or the circuit breaker is turned off. To begin, you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver and Phillips-head screwdriver. To access the part you will need to open the refrigerator door. Remove the upper shelf assembly to have more room to work in. The defrost timer is located…

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How to Replace Refrigerator Drain Pipe (Part # W10619951)

If the bottom of your fridge is leaking water, freezer has frost build-up or is not defrosting you may need to replace or clear the refrigerator drain pipe/tube (Part # W10619951). The drain pipe/tube carries water formed during the defrost cycle to the drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. Caution: Remember to unplug the refrigerator before installing this part. If your fridge is connected to a water supply you need to turn it off and disconnect the line. To begin, you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver and small flat blade screw driver. Pull the refrigerator away from the wall to reach…

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How to Replace Water Pump for Washer (Part # 3363394, W3363394, WP3363394)

If the washing machine will not draining water, leaks or makes loud noises then it could be caused by a defective washer drain pump (Part # 3363394, W3363394, WP3363394). The drain pump removes water from the washing machine during the drain cycle. This article will walk you through the steps to remove and replace the draining pump. Caution: Be sure to unplug the appliance before you begin. The first step is to move the control panel out of the way. To do this, remove the screws from both ends of the control panel. In some models the screws may be located in the rear of…

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How To Replace Dryer Thermal Fuse (Part # 3392519, W3392519, WP3392519)

The clothes dryer is one of the most used appliances in the home. If it stops working, you may be stuck with a pile of wet laundry. Hanging your clothes on the line can take hours and be inconvenient. If your dryer wont heat or turn on, you may not have to face expensive and time-consuming repairs to get it back in working order. It’s possible to fix your appliance by replacing the dryer thermal fuse (part number 3392519; W3392519; WP3392519). This article will show you how to replace the thermal fuse replacement part for most Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Kitchen Aid dryers. Any time you…

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How To Replace Washer Lid Switch (Part #3949238)

If your washing machine fills with water and agitates, but does not spin or drain, you may need to replace the washer lid switch (part number 3949238). This article will instruct you on how to replace the washer lid switch on top load Whirlpool, Sears, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Kirkland, and Inglis washing machines. Any time you work on an appliance, make sure it is unplugged or the circuit breaker is off. Also turn off your hot and cold water supply to the washer. Your new washer lid switch will have an electrical connection that plugs into the wiring harness on one end and a switch on the other…

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Pros and Cons of High-Efficiency Washers

High-efficiency(HE) front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines use less water, clean clothes better, and spin quicker than traditional top-loaders with agitators in the center. But these advanced machines also have disadvantages. Before purchasing a new appliance consider these pros and cons of high-efficiency washers. Pros: High-efficiency top-load washers and front-load washers use less water. Cons: Long wash times. Since they use less water, many HE top-loaders take 60 to 90 minutes to wash an 8-pound load. Front-loaders take about 75 to 100 minutes to do the same amount of laundry. Many manufacturers are expanding the washer capacity and adding a time-saving feature so that…

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