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Troubleshooting an Ice Maker that Doesn't Make Ice

It was a hot summer day, middle of a freak heat wave, when the panicked call came in.  The client was desperate because the ice maker in his refrigerator stopped making ice.  The client called in the morning and I was at his house that afternoon.  Same day/next day service is SOP with The Appliance Guru!  

Watch with shock and awe as The Appliance Guru quickly hones in on the problem and fixes it right then and there before the client's very eyes.  This could be you, too!  

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.  Call 526-7129 anytime for service.

Replacing an Electric Oven Bake Element with a Burnt Wire Connection

Replacing the bake or broil heating element in an electric oven is one of the easiest appliance repairs you'll ever do... IF you unplug or kill power to range first. If you don't kill power before you try to remove the element, you'll turn a simple, plug n' chug job that only requires a screwdriver into job that requires wire repair tools. That's because you're probably going to arc or burn one of the terminals attached to the heating element as shown in this video. Watch with amazed bewilderment as The Appliance Guru expertly replaces the burnt wire terminal and completes the job that the client started but couldn't finish:

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.  Call 526-7129 for service.

Fixing a Frigidaire Front-Load Washer that Won't Spin

This client contacted me via email at 9pm using the Service Call Request form at my website and I was there the next day to repair the no-spin problem with her washer.  In this video, I explain a couple of short cut techniques for diagnosing a bad door latch assembly in this washer.  I had a replacement door latch assembly on my service vehicle and got her fixed up in one trip.  That's SOP for The Appliance Guru!

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.  Call 526-7129 today.

Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Refrigerator Motorized Damper Assembly

The complaint on this refrigerator was that it's freezing food in the Fresh Food compartment (aka., Beer Compartment).  On this particular design, the motorized damper has a been a problem point.  One common problem is that the vanes get frozen in place by frost and then break when the damper motor tries to move them.  That wasn't the case here.  This one took sublime troubleshooting skills to identify the source of the freezing problem.  It did involve the damper assembly but only as a secondary effect to the primary failure.  Watch with wonder as The Appliance Guru uses ancient and mystical appliantological troubleshooting techniques to divine the real problem sequence here.  

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.  Call 526-7129 for prompt, convenient service.


Fixing a Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer that Won't Drain

This client called in with a complaint that his Whirlpool Duet Sport washer, WFW9150, was full of water and would not pump out.  He was also getting the F9 E1 error code which corresponds to this problem.  About 72.4% of problems are caused by something stuck in the pump, jamming the impeller.  About 27.3% of these problems are caused a bad pump.  The remaining 0.3% of these problems are caused by the pump not getting voltage which could be a bad wire connection or bad controller.  

Watch with befuddled amazement as The Appliance Guru expertly disassembles the pump, plucks out a broken piece of hair clip that was jamming the pump and restores this machine to its design function.  

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.  Call 526-7129 for prompt, convenient service.  


Mt. Tecumseh with My Boyz

All work and no play and make for a dull, burned out Guru!  Since it was such a fine Navy day today, I took the day off and went hiking up Mt. Tecumseh with my boyz: my sons, Stephen and Sam, and our German Shepherd hiking partner, Ozzy.  Mt. Tecumseh is one of the 48, New Hampshire 4,000 footers that Stephen and Sam are working on completing.  Nothing like a serendipitous hike in the mountains to clear the head and recharge the batteries!

Fixing a Maytag Dependable Care Washer that Overfills and Floods

Yet another case of a washing machine that overfills and floods from the "Stupid Plumber's Trick."  Typically, what I see happen is that the water flow will get choked off in the washer and it starts filling slowly, or the cold water stops coming in. For some inexplicable reason, the owner gets their plumber involved.  Plumbers are famous for not knowing what they don't know but *think* they know it all.  

So the plumber starts poking around and opens the water inlet valve in back of the washer.  He sees the protective sediment screens (note the word "protective") clogged up with sediment and says, "Aha!  I done found the problem!  I'll just remove these stupid screens that keep clogging up and problem solved.  Imma frikkin' genius!"  

But Stupid Plumber creates a new, bigger problem: now the valve is completely exposed to sediment damage and that the piston inside the valve can-- and often does-- get stuck open so it can no longer shut off the flow of water into the washer.  And the washer floods.  

Why would anyone call a plumber to fix their appliances?  

If you live in the New London, New Hampshire area, and you need a major kitchen or laundry appliance repaired, call The Appliance Guru at 526-7129 for service so good it's beyond exceptional-- it's sublime! 

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.

Fixing a Loud Buzzing Noise in a Bosch Dryer

Finding the source of this noise in this Bosch dryer was tricky.  Judging by the sound, the noise had to originate from either the motor or the blower wheel.  The problem turned out to be the blower wheel.  The noise was only heard in a heated dryer cycle.  Apparently the heated air would deform the plastic blower wheel just enough to make it contact the blower housing while rotating. 

The Appliance Guru provides prompt, convenient service in the following towns in New Hampshire: New London, Elkins, Wilmot, Springfield, Georges Mills, Sunapee, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Grantham, and the Eastman Community.  

Fixing a GE/Hotpoint Top-Loading Washer that Floods

This customer called in with the complaint that his washing machine overfilled and flooded.  Watch with your jaw agape in wonder and awe as The Appliance Guru expertly hones in on the problem and reveals exactly what caused the part to fail in the first place.  

For fast, expert appliance repair service in the New London, NH, area, call The Appliance Guru at 526-7129.

Locating and Correcting the Source of a Leak in a Whirlpool Direct-Drive Washer

This customer called in a complaint that his washing machine was leaking and it seemed to be coming from somewhere in the top part of the machine.  Watch the lighting speed with which The Appliance Guru hones in on where the leak was really coming from in this Whirlpool Direct-Drive washer.

 If you need sublime appliance repair service in New London, New Hampshire, call The Appliance Guru at 526-7129. 

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