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 Posted: Tue Jan 30th, 2007 05:01 am
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11oops

 

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Thanks for the advice.

The 'Samurai's Ichiban Law of Appliance Repair
' states "Never replace a part unless you have proof that the part is bad".  And while I'm no samurai, I am cheap.

Is there any way to test that this is the problem?  Even though I have only had the unit for 6-months, I did buy the unit used and therefore it would not be covered by warranty.  $120 bucks for a special order seems a bit steep to just poke and pray.

Is there a way to bypass or trip the door-latch sensor to see if the unit runs? 

Also, would replacing just the door latch solve the problem?  I'm looking at the door parts diagram http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Whirlpool/LTSFJUCX.gif and wondering if part 14 would do the trick.  $39 in stock seems like a better choice provided it accomplishes the same.

Thanks for the new direction - I've almost scratched a bald spot on my head trying to figure out where the pressure switch was failing.  Now I understand the 'Favorite Brew' question and how it relates to appliance repair.

Last edited on Tue Jan 30th, 2007 05:26 am by 11oops