Jan 272011

On many of the new french door models built by Maytag (that would include Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool, and Amana), there is a common theme where the produce freezes.  The manufacturer is well aware of this and has designed a kit to correct the issue.  The reason this happens is that the air from the freezer below the refrigerator migrates up into the bottom of the refrigerator and freezes the crispers.  If the problem goes on long enough the water dispenser will stop dispensing water because the water tank behind the crispers freezes.  To fix the problem, just thaw water tank with a hair dryer.  Then order and install kit part number 12002776 and the issue will not come back.

Jan 132011

Whirlpool washer error F01. The washers main mother board behind the control panel will need to be replaced to fix this issue.

To replace the board pull the unit forward to gain access to the rear of the unit. There are ¼ inch screws that go into the back of the control panel at an angle. With them removed, the touch pad assembly will roll forward, next unlocking the ribbon connection.

With the control panel out of the way remove the one ¼ inch screw that holds the control board to the washer.

Replacing the wires one at a time so the connections are not confused. Once the board is replaced installing the control panel assembly and test.

Some of these models have been covered under some type of recall. If you encounter the F01 error it may be worth a call to the washers manufacture.