Friday, December 26, 2014

Neptune Dryer Knob Replacement - How to Replace Knob





Here's how you can save cash on a service call when it comes time to replace your dryer (or washer) timer knob.


If you received value from this post please see my http://neptunewasher.blogspot.com/2014/10/jeff-hartman-suggests-way-to-give-back.html video about giving back.


Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See http://www.neptunewasher.com and http://www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at http://www.washerbearings.com.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Why Does My Power Inverter Output Voltage Read Low?



Here is a video I created for you that explains why a squarewave inverter's output voltage can measure low AC output volts. Note: squarewave inverters can also be called quasiwave and modified sinewave inverters as well.


Thank you,

Jeff Hartman

Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See http://www.neptunewasher.com and http://www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at http://www.washerbearings.com.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thermal Camera Rental - Flir i3 in Columbus, Ohio area





We have a Flir i3 thermal imaging camera to rent to the Columbus, Ohio area.

You can use this camera for home energy inspections, appliance repair, HVAC inspections, industrial maintenance, electronic design validation, equine thermography to finding your kids in the dark!

Other home uses:
Spotting moisture intrusion
Detect missing insulation
Identify Leaky HVAC ducts
Find and adjust drafty doorways

Click HERE for more information.

Jeff Hartman
"The Neptune Man"

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Maytag Neptune Washer Bearings and Tub Seals – December Tony Tool Rental Special




www.neptunebearing.com – Here is my December, 2014 Tony Tool rental special for Maytag Neptune front load washer owners. The offer expires December 31, 2014 at Midnight Eastern.

If you got value from this ad free video please watch my video http://neptunewasher.blogspot.com/2014/10/jeff-hartman-suggests-way-to-give-back.html about giving back.


Thank you,

Jeff Hartman




Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See www.neptunewasher.com and www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at www.washerbearings.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sears Parts and Kenmore Parts – Get Your Parts Direct and Save Cash By Repairing Your Appliances




When it is time to replace your Kenmore appliance parts this video should help. You can look up your parts numbers and order your replacement appliance repair parts. Repair your appliances and save. You can also find replacement water filters, too!

Please Practice safety when working on appliances… Don't forget to unplug the power cord as well as be keen to sharp edges when working inside most appliances.

If you got value from this ad free video please subscribe and watch my video http://neptunewasher.blogspot.com/2014/10/jeff-hartman-suggests-way-to-give-back.html about giving back.

Thank you,


Jeff Hartman


Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See www.neptunewasher.com and www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at www.washerbearings.com


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Button Batteries Are Dangerous



In my last video I demonstrated how to change a vehicle keyfob battery. After creating that video I discovered that button batteries are very dangerous and wanted to warn you. See video for more…

In my last video I demonstrated how to change a vehicle keyfob battery which was a lithium type button battery. After creating that video I discovered that button batteries are very dangerous. See video for more…

Following is a list of common button batteries:
LR44 battery
CR1632
CR2032
SR626SW
L1154 battery
CR2025
SR44 battery
357 battery
Watch batteries
Hearing aid batteries

If you got value from this video please subscribe and watch my video http://youtu.be/PqqUvdFKsFg?List=UUo5GPYQvuxqXNd0zwEXWD5Q about giving back.

Thank you,

Jeff Hartman

Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See http://www.neptunewasher.com and http://www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at http://www.washerbearings.com.



Monday, November 3, 2014

Key Fob Battery Replacement - Key Fob Battery Low



When it is time to replace your key fob battery this video should help. My vehicle recently gave me a key fob battery low warning on the dash display. Some vehicles may not indicate a keyfob low battery. However, you should notice a decrease in range when your key fob battery runs low.

This key fob used a CR1632 lithium battery. I have also seen the common CR2032 lithium battery used in keyless entry remotes, transponders and in other consumer electronics like bathroom scales, wireless security system transmitters, etc. So you might want to keep a couple of both batteries on hand just in case.

If you got value from this video please watch my video at http://youtu.be/PqqUvdFKsFg?list=UUo5GPYQvuxqXNd0zwEXWD5Q about giving back.

Thank you,


Jeff Hartman


Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See http://www.neptunewasher.com and http://www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at http://www.washerbearings.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jeff Hartman Suggests A Way To Give Back If I Have Helped You Save Money



Jeff Hartman, “The Neptune Man” created this video to give you a different perspective about spending money. I also receive questions from clients who want to give back whether they purchased something from me or ended up on any of my videos or blogs and saved a ton of money on their appliance repair. I suggest a way to do so in this video.

 Keep in mind that I have a gift of solving problems… I also can help with your electronic projects and I have manufacturing experience in the electronics industry so maybe I can be of assistance to you? Contact me if you need help by checking out my profile… Please don’t use the comments to ask for help. However, you can leave your comments or questions in the comments section…

 Thank you, I hope you have an outstanding day!

 Jeff Hartman
“The Neptune Man”

Monday, October 20, 2014

Frigidaire PLEF489ACA Range Parts – Glass Cooktop, Heating Element and Other Parts



If you own a PLEF489ACA Range and need replacement parts you can simply click on link www.washerbearings.com/parts and enter your model number to get a breakdown of all parts available for your model. The last time I checked the replacement glass cook tops and heating elements are available for the Frigidaire PLEF489 series of ranges. 

Here are all of the Frigidaire PLEF489 series models:
PLEF489ACA
PLEF489ACB
PLEF489ACC
PLEF489ACD
PLEF489CCA
PLEF489CCB
PLEF489CCC
PLEF489CCD
PLEF489CCE

 I hope this video was helpful to you.

 Don’t forget to leave me your comments below!

 Jeff Hartman

 Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See www.neptunewasher.com and www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at www.washerbearings.com.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Maytag Neptune MAH4000 Spin Cycle Power Draw Via Kill A Watt Power Meter Before Tub Bearing Swap



 I was playing with a Kill A Watt power meter and a MAH4000 Maytag Neptune washer to see how much power the Neptune was drawing with an empty basket. I was trying to determine if the power draw could be an indicator that the seal and bearings have failed. This power check was before the bearing replacement…

I also performed the power draw check after the bearing replacement. Go ahead and watch the video.

 Let me know any comments or questions you have below.

 Thank you,

 Jeff Hartman

Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See http://www.neptunewasher.com and http://www.neptunedryer.com for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at http://www.washerbearings.com.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AED Defibrillator – Zoll AED Plus Demonstration - what is AED?




AED stands for Automatic External Defibrillator and they can mean survival to someone experiencing a cardiac arrest. Portable defibrillators are more affordable today and they are easier to use due to voice technology and don’t be surprised when you see an AED for home use...

You may be asking … What is a defibrillator? Here is a blurb I found online… “An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).”

I recently replaced AED batteries in a Zoll AED Plus and here is a short video I created as a demonstration for you based on Zoll’s website. The battery swap was very easy and only happens every 5 years on this particular Zoll AED plus model. The earlier Zoll AED Plus models with software 5.18 or less need to be replaced every 3 years.

The voice sound is pretty loud on the Zoll AED Plus because it has to be heard in a number of environments.

I hope this video was helpful to you.

Do you know anyone who was given a second chance by an AED during a sudden cardiac arrest?


Jeff Hartman


Jeff Hartman is known as “The Neptune Man” for offering Maytag Neptune washer parts to save homeowner’s Millions of dollars by repairing their own washers and dryers. See http://www.neptunewasher.com and http://www.neptunedryer.com  for more appliance repair information. He now offers money saving bearing and seal kits for other makes and models at http://www.washerbearings.com.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

110.73012101 Kenmore Elite dryer not heating, gas dryer no heat, how to fix a dryer



Appliance Parts - My friend was having a dryer issue where it would not dry the clothes or it was taking longer to dry so I stopped by to take a look at it. I went ahead and brought a replacement gas dryer ignitor or hot surface ignitor (HSI) with me because that is a common part to fail since they thermally cycle in their normal operation and eventually wear out. This particular dryer had the lower kick panel so I can remove it and have a good view of the gas valve assembly. When I was there watching it… of course it worked without failure.

About a week later they called again so I stopped by and took another look. When I first started up dryer the HSI ignitor glowed and the gas valve clicked and she fired up. I waited until the gas valve shut off and wanted to see if it would relight properly. It turns out… it lit properly sometimes and sometimes not. Knowing that the common dryer problems are the ignitor and coils on the gas valve I would focus on the coils because the ignitor is glowing just fine.

Next, I ordered the 279834 coil set and changed them out and that was the problem. You can order from Appliance Parts or call toll free 1-800-369-0999. Have your model and serial number available when you call.

Don’t forget safety when working on appliances. Make sure you unplug the power cord before opening the appliance. When changing the 279834 coils… Be aware that there is a metal sleeve on the post that has the 3 terminal coil on it. Make sure you have that metal sleeve on the post because it can come off with the old coil and remain inside it. That valve post with the 3 terminal coil needs to have the metal sleeve on it to work properly. Don’t lose the metal sleeve because I don’t believe you can order that part and you will probably have to order a new gas valve to get one.

Thanks to this easy and low cost repair we saved another appliance from the grave yard! Tip: I had to use a short stubby Philips screwdriver in order to get the bracket off that clamps the coils down. Otherwise, I would have had to take the machine apart. If you don’t have the separate kick panel on the bottom on your dryer you will have to dive deeper into the dis assembly process to get to the gas valve assembly.

By the way… I measured the new coils and the old coils with an ohmmeter.

New Coil #1 (3 terminal)                              Old Coil #1
1-2 = 2.97K Ohms                                             1-2 = Open
2-3= 3.54K Ohms                                              2-3= Open
1-3= 2.1K Ohms                                                                1-3= 727 Ohms

New Coil #2 (2 terminal)                              Old Coil #2
1-2 = 1.45K ohms                                              1.276K ohms

We can now understand why the dryer was failing to activate the gas valve properly… The old coil with 3 terminals has opened up internally.

I hope this post helped you get your dryer repaired and back in operation with minimal cost and effort.

While you are here… I offer bearing and seal kits for washers at my www.washerbearings.com. If you have a Maytag Neptune, Whirlpool Duet, Kenmore Elite and others you can save big time and keep your machine out of the grave yard and keep more cash in your wallet!

Thank you,


Jeff Hartman

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Duet WFW9410XW00 Bearing and Tub Seal


                                               
Duet WFW9410XW00 Bearing and Tub Seal

Whirlpool Duet WFW9410XW00 owners… If your washing machine is sounding like a freight train then you will need to swap your bearings and tub seal. Once you notice it getting louder it is best to quit using it so you don’t cause more damage to machine.

If you happen to damage your Duet’s support bracket (spider) shaft you can remove it from stainless steel inner basket and take it to a machine shop to be repaired. They could install a sleeve or weld up then machine back down to correct diameter for new bearing. If the seal seat on the shaft is damaged then I don’t know of any repairs at this time for those since they are glued to the support bracket shaft.

The WFW9410XW00 bearing replacement is performed without any special tools and you should be able to complete it in 2 - 3 hours. You will need some room to disassemble machine because the tub is large and you will need room to separate it so you can take out the inner basket and support bracket. It also helps to remove the 3 counter weights to make the tub more manageable.

You can order your WFW9410XW00 tub bearings and seal at http://duetbearing.com/page9.html. These kits are shipped via US Priority Mail.

Here are some additional models this kit will work on:

MHWE400WJ00 , MHWE400WJ01 , MHWE400WR00 , MHWE400WR01 , MHWE400WW00 , MHWE400WW01 , MHWE450WJ00 , MHWE450WJ01 , MHWE450WR00 , MHWE450WR01 , MHWE450WW00 , MHWE450WW01 , MHWE550WJ00 , MHWE550WJ01 , MHWE550WR00 , MHWE550WR01 , MHWE550WW00 , MHWE550WW01 , MHWE950WW00 , NFW7600XW00

WFW9410XW00 , WFW9451XW00 , WFW9470WL00 , WFW9470WL01 , WFW9470WR00 WFW9470WR01 , WFW9470WW00 , WFW9470WW01 , WFW9550WL10 , WFW9550WW10 , WFW9630YW00 , WFW9640XW00 , WFW9750WL00 , WFW9750WL01 WFW9750WL02 , WFW9750WR00 , WFW9750WR01 , WFW9750WR02 , WFW9750WW00 WFW9750WW01 , WFW9750WW02

Leave any comments below.

Jeff Hartman

Monday, June 30, 2014

led lights - Litepods Night light system

led lights



Here is an led light you can install in your home to light up your hallways and stairs. They are powered by 6 volts and can have a battery backup added for more safety and convenience. You can add up to (40) Litepods Emitters to a system which should cover most homes. These are considered low voltage lighting and night lights. 

To install you simply run 22-2 wire from one location which could be in a closet or basement. That location should have 120 VAC outlet nearby or at least one close enough to run a 22-2 wire to so you can connect to the power supply. When running your wires... you can home run all of the wires from each Litepods Emitter or you can daisy chain them. You can also run a 22-2 wire from your basement to attic then attach to a LPTB board with is a terminal block board so you can connect the Litepods Emitters to the LPTB board. You will drill a 3/4" hole with a paddle bit and you can then pull the wire through. Next, you make your connections with the B connectors. Once you make all of your connections you can then power up the system.

Don't forget to run a 22-2 wire to a widow for the light sensor. You could keep the Litepods on all of the time if you cannot conveniently run a wire for the light sensor since they draw very little power. With the LPLS board you can use a switch, relay or open collector transistor to turn Litepods on and off if you don't want to use the light sensor.

Below is a typical system you would need to get started.


















In hallways, I would recommend placing the Litepods Emitters every 3 to 5 feet depending on how much light you would like.

I hope this helped you.

Leave any questions or comments below.

Jeff Hartman
www.litepods.com

P.S. Remember you can order appliance parts by calling 1-800-369-0999. Have your model and serial number available when you call so the parts specialist can look up your model.















Sunday, June 29, 2014

How to change LED in a Litepods Emitter - Nightlights for kids




www.litepods.com - This video demonstrates how easy and quick it is to change an LED in a Litepods Emitter. The LED Emitters normally ship with a white LED installed. You may decide to change the color or go with an RGB LED which changes colors and are cool for nightlights for kids.

These Litepods Emitters are night lights that can be installed in bedroom ceilings near the door to illuminate that area so if they need to get up and go to bathroom in the night they can without turning on any lights. Imagine walking through your house with no lights on and not tripping on children's toys or going to the bathroom in the middle of the night without turning on bright lights that could wake your significant other...

You can install these LED Emitters in the ceiling or along stairs or under cabinets since they are considered low voltage lighting.

Leave any questions or comments below and don't forget to follow me.

Jeff Hartman

P.S. If your washing machine is sounding like a freight train when it is spinning then it sounds like you need to replace your bearings. See washer bearings for information on how to change your tub bearings and seal and save money by repairing it yourself.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kenmore Elite HE5T Bearing and Tub Seal Replacement



Kenmore Elite HE5T Bearing and Tub Seal Replacement
















Kenmore Elite HE5T owners… If your washing machine is sounding like a freight train then you will need to replace your bearings and tub seal. It is best to stop using machine as soon as you hear it getting louder so you don’t cause further damage to machine.

If you damage your Elite’s support bracket (spider) shaft you can remove it from stainless steel inner basket and take it to a competent machine shop to be repaired. They can install a sleeve or weld up then machine back down to correct diameter for new bearing. If the seal seat on the shaft is damaged then I don’t know of any repairs at this time for those since they are glued to the support bracket shaft.

The Elite tub bearing replacement is performed without any special tools and you should be able to complete it in 2 - 3 hours. You will need some room to disassemble machine because the tub is fairly large and you will need room to split it in two so you can take out the inner basket and support bracket. It helps to remove the three counter weights to make the tub more manageable weight wise.

You can order your Kenmore Elite HE5T Duet tub bearings and seal at http://duetbearing.com/page7.html. These kits are shipped via US Priority Mail. We also offer shipping to other countries as well.

Leave any comments or questions below...

Thank you,


Jeff Hartman

Friday, June 27, 2014

WFW9600TW01 Bearing and Tub Seal Replacement - If washer sounds like a freight train


WFW9600TW01 Bearing and Tub Seal Replacement

Whirlpool Duet WFW9600TW01 owners… If your washing machine is sounding like a freight train then you will need to replace your bearings and tub seal. It is best to stop using machine as soon as you hear it getting louder so you don’t cause further damage to machine.

If you damage your Duet’s support bracket (spider) shaft you can remove it from stainless steel inner basket and take it to a competent machine shop to be repaired. They can install a sleeve or weld up then machine back down to correct diameter for new bearing. If the seal seat on the shaft is damaged then I don’t know of any repairs at this time for those since they are glued to the support bracket shaft.

The Duet tub bearing replacement is performed without any special tools and you should be able to complete it in 2 - 3 hours. You will need some room to disassemble machine because the tub is fairly large and you will need room to split it in two so you can take out the inner basket and support bracket. It helps to remove the three counter weights to make the tub more manageable weight wise.

You can order your WFW9600TW01 Duet tub bearings and seal at http://duetbearing.com/page7.html. These kits are shipped via US Priority Mail.

Leave any comments or questions below.

Thank you,


Jeff Hartman

P.S. You can call 1-800-369-0999 for other appliance parts. Have your model and serial number ready when you call and they can help you. This is the same appliance parts distributor that I use.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Maytag FAV6800 One Way Clutch vs One Way Bearing video



Washer Tub Bearings - Here is a video that compares the one way clutch to the special one way bearing. Your FAV6800 washer will have one or the other. You can replace your bearings and tub seal when they start to get loud.

It was believed that you could go by the first two digits of your serial number to determine if you had the special bearing or one way clutch. However, experience tells me otherwise and that is why I created this video for you.

There are two kits for you to choose from depending on if you have the one way clutch or the one way bearing. Watch the video...


If you need other appliance parts you can call 1-800-369-0999 and give them your model and serial number and see what they can do for you.

Leave your comments below and share with your family and friends that may have clothes washers so they will be aware that they can replace their bearings and tub seal and save a ton of money!


Jeff Hartman

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MAH7500AWW Bearing and Tub Seal – How To Replace them and save money

MAH7500AWW Bearing and Tub Seal – How To Replace them and save money

If you own a MAH7500 and it sounds like a jet plane then it is time to focus on your bearings and tub seal. If you bother a Maytag service technician they will want at least $950 to repair your Neptune or even suggest that you junk machine. You don’t really want to scrap machine because you can save money by replacing your Neptune bearings and tub seal and be washing clothes again. The reason they quote so much is because they will want to replace the large outer tub which runs over $500 alone!

The 12002022 seal kit contains two seals. The earlier lip seal and the revised lip seal. If you have the earlier lip seal (with plastic white spacer clip) you will need to replace it with the new earlier lip seal in the kit. If you would like to use the revised lip seal you will have to purchase a new spinner support because its’ shaft is machined different. Here is a video I created for the 12002022 seal kit breakdown.

It should take about 1 – 5 hours depending on how much cleaning you need to do while you’re in there and no special tools are required. You could save time by renting the Tony Tool which pulls the rear bearing out first. You then knock the front bearing out and then after some clean up you use the Tony Tool to install the new bearings and spacer. The tool kit rental includes an extra bearing spacer just in case you need it.

Depending on how long your machine has sounded like a jet plane you may need to heat up the aluminum hub when extracting the inner or front bearing. The aluminum has a higher expansion coefficient than the steel bearing does so the bearing housing should expand more than the bearing does thus loosening it up. Just don’t over heat it since some of the heat guns can really get hot.

Another tip is to stabilize the outer tub by laying the Neptune on its front and placing 2x4’s, old towels, newspaper stack under tub to help keep it from bouncing around when you attempt to knock out the front bearing. Now would also be a good time to spray penetrating oil on the inner bearing since it is closer to horizontal. You can allow the oil to soak in overnight. You will also want to place plywood or equivalent under tub to catch the bearing when it is ejected out.

The good news is that you don’t have the faulty brown tipped wax motor in your door latch. Only the timer knob based Neptune’s have the wax motor which would fail and damage the Q6 triac and R11 and the upper control board. The digital Neptune models all use a solenoid to lock the door. See Neptune Help Song for a video that explains what happens when the original brown tipped wax motor fails. 

I hope this was helpful to you and you save money by replacing your bearings and tub seal.  

Leave your comments below...

               


Monday, June 2, 2014

MAH6500AWW Bearing and Tub Seal – How To Replace







If you own a MAH6500 and it sounds like a freight train it is time to replace your bearings. If you bother Ole’ Lonely he will quote you at least $950 or suggest that you scrap machine. You don’t want to scrap machine because you can save money by replacing your Neptune tub bearings and seal and be washing clothes soon. Ole’ Lonely will want to replace your large outer tub which runs over $500 alone! You don’t need to replace the expensive outer tub.

There are two seals that are available in the genuine 12002022 seal kit. The earlier lip seal and the revised lip seal. If you have the earlier lip seal (with plastic white spacer clip) you will need to replace it with the new earlier lip seal in the kit. If you would like to install the revised lip seal you will have to replace your W10181639 spinner support because its shaft is machined different.

It should take about 1 – 4 hours depending on how much cleaning you need to do while you’re in there and no special tools are required. You could save time by renting the Tony Tool which pulls the rear bearing out first. You then knock the front bearing out and then after some clean up you use the Tony Tool to install the new bearings and spacer. The tool kit rental includes an extra bearing spacer just in case you need it. The Maytag Neptune Bearing and 12002022 Seal kit also includes an ebook with more information and tips to help you be successful.

Depending on how long your machine has sounded like a jet plane you may need to heat up the aluminum hub when extracting the inner or front bearing. The aluminum has a higher expansion coefficient than the steel bearing does so the bearing housing should expand more than the bearing does thus loosening it up. Just don’t over heat it since some of the heat guns can really get hot.

The good news is that you don’t have the faulty brown tipped wax motor in your door latch. Only the timer knob based Neptune’s have the wax motor which would fail and damage the Q6 triac and R11 and the upper control board. See Neptune Help for more wax motor information. The digital Neptune models all use a solenoid to lock the door.

I hope this was helpful to you. 

Please leave any comments below.

Jeff Hartman


  

               

Monday, May 19, 2014

Online Safety Videos - Your Step By Step Safety Implementation Plan




http://www.onlinesafetyvideos.com – Is where your small company can learn step by step how to implement an OSHA compliant safety program. Don’t wait until OSHA is at your door to think about starting your safety program because it will be tool late then!
OSHA loves visiting companies that do not have a safety program in place because they will have a field day with fines… Get your safety program started now! 

Our team will help you along the way via step by step program which starts with how to access a top notch online safety video provider for only $450 a year where it normally runs > $900.

Once you have access you will discover how easy it is to create your written safety plans. As a matter of fact… You simply can fill in the blanks, print and file in a 3 ring binder! In addition, there are videos that are updated when OSHA makes regulation changes so you know your employees are up to date. Don’t take chances with the free safety videos floating around on the web.

Take advantage of our introductory rate and lock your rate in for the future as well.


Here are some businesses that will benefit from starting a safety program:

Doctor/Dentist office

Chiropractor Office

Any Contractors/Construction

Restaurant/Kitchen

Manufacturing

Welding

Machine Shop

Paint Shop

Printing Shop

Courier/Transportation

Laboratory

Maintenance

Warehouse

Landscaping

Office

Pest Control

Agriculture

Laundromat


Please contact me if you have any questions. For more information see http://www.onlinesafetyvideos.com 


Online Safety Video team

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whirlpool Duet Bearing – How To Replace



Whirlpool Duet Bearing – How To Replace

If your Whirlpool Duet front load washer sounds like a freight train then it is time to derail your Duet and replace the tub seal and bearings. The duet bearing replacement process is pretty straight forward and no special tools are required. See Whirlpool Duet Bearing for the replacement tub bearing and seal kits. Most appliance repair centers will tell you that you have the replace the rear tub but that is just not the case…

The bearing Kits include an eBook that will give you tips on bearing replacements as well as a link to a service manual you can download to help as well. Tell all of your family and friends that you can replace the Whirlpool Duet at www.duetbearing.com.

For more washer bearing and tub seal kits see www.washerbearings.com.



Jeff Hartman

Kenmore Elite HE3 Bearing and Seal Kit – How To



Kenmore Elite HE3 Bearing and Seal Kit – How To


If you own a Kenmore Elite HE3 front load washer and it has morphed into a jet plane… I have great news!  You can replace your bearings and seal and save! I would expect 3 hours for the repair depending on how much cleaning you do while you have the Elite disassembled. You won’t need any special tools to replace the tub seal and bearings. See Elite Bearing for the tub bearing and seal kits. The Elite kit works on the HE3, HE3T, HE4, HE4T, HE5 and HE5T models. If you have the HE2 model you will need this 8540347 bearing and Seal kit.

When you notice the washer getting louder usually in high speed spin mode you will want to take action asap before the rust sets in the bearings. Otherwise, you may have a bearing that hangs up and scores the support bracket shaft. Whirlpool only offers the support brackets along with a new stainless steel basket as an assembly which drives up the cost considerably. If your support bracket shaft is damaged you can repair it by taking it to a machine shop where they can install a sleeve or weld up the area and machine it back down again for the new bearing.

I hope this was helpful.

Leave any comments below.

Jeff Hartman

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Whirlpool Duet wfw9200sqa12 Bearing Kit – How To Replace

Whirlpool Duet wfw9200sqa12 Bearing Kit – How To    


   
I have seen where some wfw9200sqa12 washers have been having the bearing failure. You can replace your wfw9200sqa12 tub bearings and seal. See www.washerbearings.com

In general, you have to dis assemble your wfw9200sqa12 to the point where you remove the large tub assembly and then you split it and then you can remove the inner stainless steel basket/support bracket assembly. Take some digital photos along the way to help the reassembly process.

Once you have the rear tub all to itself, you can pry the worn seal out and that should expose the front ( or inner) bearing. I use a socket and extension to tap out the smaller rear bearing first. Note: Check for a retainer clip (snap ring) on the rear bearing before you start tapping it. After rear bearing is out I then turn the tub over and start tapping the front bearing.

When tapping in new bearings keep the impacts on the outer race of bearing because you can damage new bearing if you tap on the inner race when installing it in a bearing housing. Reverse the process and reassemble machine, test run and look for any leaks and notice the quietness J

If you need any more information see www.washerbearings.com.


Jeff Hartman 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Neptune Bearing Replacement - How To

Neptune Bearing Replacement - How To

 If you have a Maytag Neptune Front load washer there will come a time when it starts to morph into a jet plane or even a freight train..


 Since you probably don't want a jet plane in your home you will want to replace your Neptune tub bearings and seal asap.



You can replace your washer bearings without the special Neptune bearing replacement tool or Tony Tool if you're handy with tools. The tool kit does save you time and effort when changing your bearings. The tool kit rental includes the tub bearings, 12002022 seal kit, bearing spacer, 2" wire wheel and step by step DVD. You can order the Maytag Neptune bearing and 12002022 Seal Kit HERE and it works on all solid door (no window) panel Neptune's. 

You can find other washer bearing and seal kits HERE.

I hope this post was helpful.

Thank you,

Jeff Hartman


P.S. For other appliance parts you can call 1-800-369-0999 and give them your model and serial numbers and they can get new replacement parts for your appliances.



Otherwise you can always use the Neptune Washer Back up Plan which is shown below...




Saturday, April 19, 2014

W10202464 - Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer Part - Crosspiece Support Bracket Information

Here is information on the W10202464 Cross Arm (crosspiece) support bracket assembly used in the Whirlpool Duet front load washers. It mounts the the rear of the inner stainless steel basket assembly. Some clients know it as the 'spider'.

Note: The W10202464 is no longer available separate from Whirlpool. You will need to purchase the basket which includes the new W10202464 cross arm support.










The model numbers affected are:

IFW7300WW00
IFW7300WW01
IFW7300WW02
WFW9050XW00
WFW9050XW01
WFW9050XW02
WFW9150WW00
WFW9150WW01
WFW9150WW02
WFW9151YW00
WFW9250WL00
WFW9250WL01
WFW9250WL02
WFW9250WR00
WFW9250WR01
WFW9250WR02
WFW9250WW00
WFW9250WW01
WFW9250WW02
WFW9351YL00
WFW9351YW00
YIFW7300WW00
YWFW9050XW00
YWFW9151YW00
YWFW9351YL00
YWFW9351YW00

If you need Whirlpool Duet tub bearings and seal kit see Duet Bearing.


Thank you,

Jeff Hartman

Monday, April 14, 2014

What are the top 10 mistakes people make in filing a tax return?

   Here are the top 10 mistakes people make in filing a tax return?

10. Failure to sign return or attach check.
  9. Failure to file estimate.
  8. Failure to advise of address changes.
  7. Failure to file return for the year taxpayer moves in or out.
  6. Failure to allocate taxes paid when allocating income for move-in/move-out year.
  5. Failure to pay 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter estimated tax payments.
  4. Failure to mail return.
  3. Failure to attach Schedules/Forms and statements.
  2. Failure to attach W-2.
  1. Failure to use gross compensation.


If your washing machine is taxing you by sounding like a freight train or jet plane then you need to replace your tub bearings and seal. See Washer Bearings for a solution.

You can replace your bearings and seal and save some cash!

Jeff Hartman

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maytag Neptune MAH9700 Bearing and Seal Kit



Maytag Neptune MAH9700 Bearing and Seal Kit:

We have just released the MAH9700 Bearing and Seal kit for those machines that sound like a jet plane taking off. See MAH9700 Bearing and Seal Kit for more information.

No special tools are required to replace your MAH9700 bearings and tub seal. I would expect a few hours to complete the task depending on how much cleaning you do while you have your washer apart.

When you purchase the MAH9700 tub bearings and seal you will receive an email with more information including a link where you can download the service manual.

Let me know if you need anything else by leaving a comment.

For other appliance parts ( other than washer tub bearing and seal kits) you can call 1-800-369-0999 and have your model and serial numbers available when you call.

Jeff Hartman
www.neptunewasher.com
www.neptunedryer.com
www.washerbearings.com





Sunday, March 16, 2014

Maytag Appliance Parts 22004473 Motor Control Board - LR error code Call 1-800-369-0999 to order

Maytag Appliance Parts 22004473 Motor Control Board

If you open up the top section you should discover a document in there that has the wiring diagram and diagnostic tests you can run on your Neptune.
The 'LR' error code means Locked Rotor and usually shows up if the motor drive system is not following what the machine control board (MCB) is instructing it to do. The MCB instructs the motor control board how fast and how which direction to rotate the inner basket. I would also check that the belt is still on the pulleys.
Sometimes the motor control board has simply failed and does not rotate the basket or it could be that the speed sensor on the motor has quit working or has a bad connection. I will check all of the connectors in the machine and clean them by removing the connectors and reinstalling them. The sliding action will clean the connector pins if there is oxidation built up on the pins. Just make sure you install the connectors in the exact same position they were originally. When working around the motor control board which is located near the floor I would take a look at the board and see if there are any physical burnt components, leaking or bulging capacitors, etc.
After inspecting all of the connectors in the machine that you can get to I would retest the motor drive. If it does not rotate the basket and you still get the LR error code it is time to replace the motor control board. In 99% of failures the motor control board fails, not the motor. Call 1-800-369-0999 and give them your model and serial numbers and they can look up the part you need.
Please leave any comments below if this was helpful.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Maytag Neptune Washer Seal Replacement - How to replace



Maytag Neptune washer seal replacement - If you notice your Maytag Neptune front load washer starting to sound like a freight train you should know that it is time... Time to replace your Maytag Neptune bearing and seal.

Although, you can rent the special Neptune bearing tool kit you can replace the bearings without it. The photo above shows the Neptune bearing and a revised lip seal, o ring and installation cup.

If you have the earlier lip seal you cannot install the revised lip seal because the spinner support shaft is machined different than the spinner support shaft that uses the revised lip seal. If you replace the Neptune spinner support it will come with the revised lip seal.

I would recommend having a large 8 pound hammer available just in case when replacing your Neptune tub bearings...

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeff Hartman






Saturday, March 1, 2014

How To Remove a Bathtub Drain With Broken Cross Members and Install New Drain

How To Remove a Bathtub Drain With Broken Cross Members and Install New Drain

How To Remove a Bathtub Drain and Install New Drain - I am going to show you how I removed a bathtub drain with a tub drain removal tool (tub drain extractor). This particular drain was corroding away and eventually water could start sneaking under the bathtub. 

Note: The tub drain instructions called out for some plumber's putty which I did not display in the beginning of video.

In addition, the cross hair support that holds the stopper in place broke away too so I just had an open bath drain which opens up the risk of caps and other items going down the drain.

If you have a washer that needs the bearings and seal replaced please visit my website and I will help you!

Jeff Hartman

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nika Snow Storm - My Craftsman 30" Snow Blower - Gas Cap Leaking

Wow... Nika! You delivered some heavy snow last night!

I had to get out my Craftsman 30" snow blower this morning.

The snow had a layer of ice on it that would have made it really
difficult to shovel. Especially considering that I have a corner lot
which means 2 side walks. The side side walk is about 140' long.

Here is a video I made with the camcorder in the window and I
sped up the video to keep it short.




This Craftsman snow blower is about 3 years old. The only problem I have
had is the gas cap leaked. I called sears and they sent me a new one. No problem...

It has heated grips and a headlight as well as trigger controlled power steering.

I love the electric start and you can hear it in the video when it starts up...

However, I noticed the replacement gas cap is leaking now after 2 years.

Have you had any trouble with your gas cap leaking? I wonder if there is
a design issue with the gas cap?


Jeff Hartman
www.washerbearings.com