25 January 2018

LG dishwasher E1 error Code

Appliance Repairs in Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Lg Dishwasher E1 error code

New appliances diagnose themselves and they will inform the appliance-operator when they are not feeling well. Most of the time the codes that is displayed by an appliance aren't error codes, it is more a communication code. I am sure in the near future we will have our appliances actually telling us what they want or need.

The Lg dishwasher displays a E1 code when there is a problem with the pump motors. It could be the main-pump-motor or it could be the drain-pump-motor.

Dishwasher main circulation pump motor

The circulation-pump mostly fails over a period of time. What happens is the seal between electric motor and pump damages. Water from the pump starts leaking onto the motors bearings causing it to rust. Slowly as the bearings deteriorate the Dishwasher becomes more noisier when it's on the wash cycle.

On rare occasions a piece of broken cutlery or bone would get stuck in the motors impeller but like I say very rarely because all dishwashers has got a filter that catches the debris. 

Dishwasher Drain pump motor

Most of the time a Drain-pump don't warn you of their intentions to fail. They just stop draining the water and this normally happens when you have a full dinner setting.

Some drain-pumps just have more etiquette than other because they actually talk to you. For most people who do not understand appliance-lingo it sounds like noise when the dishwasher pump-out its grey-water.

Now you know the reason for the E1 code and you also know that when your LG Dishwasher becomes noisier it is actually a cry for attention.

Should you have any question I will see you on the otherside

23 January 2018

Dark Chocolate

Microwave Oven Repairs in Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Dark Brown Chocolate


Red food colouring

to the Mixture

Will give

Your Cake 

That Dark Chocolate  


16 January 2018

Whirlpool Toploader Washing machine

Apart from the old Hitachi toploader washing machines Whirlpool are the best domestic toploader washing machine on the mark. (I'm not getting paid for saying this). The only thing that is pulling this product down is their poor aftermarket and part service

The greatest advantage of the whirlpool toploader is that there aren't many parts to service. In fact the only part that has to be replace regularly is the rubber coupler between the gearbox and motor.
Bottom view of Whirlpool washing machine gearbox and motor
Clients ask me all the time when they should service their Whirlpool toploader washing machine and their is no specific time frame but I recommend every 5 years. If you do big laundry loads (eg blankets) regularly then you should replace the couplers more often. 

The bad thing about a worn-out coupler is that sometimes when it goes on the blink it does warn you and by the time you realize something is not right, the motor has over heated. Replace the main motor you are talking big money.  

Symptoms of a worn-out Coupler

Fortunately there are little tell tale signs that warn you that things are not right in the washing machine. 
  • The washing machine agitator starts getting slower while its washing
  • Grinding noise while washing machine working especially during the spin-cycle
  • Laundry drains but the machine doesn't spin.
 I hope this post has added some insight to your day. Feel free to contact me if you should need more information.

See you on the otherside


Golden Tarts

Oven Repairs in Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Making Tarts and Cakes Golden


Golden Brown Sugar


Tarts and Apple Pies

Before Baking

Will give them a

Delicious taste

then turn them into a

Beautiful Golden Brown Feast

11 January 2018

Samsung washing Machine error code 1C , 1E and E7

Appliance Repairs in Port Elizabeth. South Africa

In this post we will cover the meaning of 1C, 1E,  and E7 error codes on Samsung washing machine display.

1C, 1E and E7 means the same thing - that there is some thing wrong with the water level.

  • C1 was for washing machines that was made after 2014
  • E1 machines made before 2014 
  • E7 is a very old code, not necessary an old machine just a old error code
Always write the Code down before you do anything - so that you won't forget it for later refer if someone asks.

Possible Causes

  • Too much soap power causes over foaming - the pressure switch cannot read the foam as it has no force.
  • Laundry was added after/while water was entering the washing machine drum
  • Dirt partials has block the pressure switch sensor tub
  • One of the solenoid inlet valves is faulty
  • Pressure switch is faulty
Most of these causes can be avoided if you just clean the washing machine regularly. If you want to know how to clean your washing machines inner-drum yourself just go to this previous post http://highpointappliances.blogspot.co.za/2015/10/washing-machine-inner-drum-cleaning.html 

If you need more information feel free to contact me.


09 January 2018

Hard Nuts

Oven and Stove Repairs in Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Cracking Hard Nuts

Heat the nuts

in a oven

The shell will Become brittle

Making it easy



Defy eight thirty five stove Cracks

The Defy eight thirty five glass top free standing stove must be one of nices and best stoves that was ever build in the glass - top - range.

Life tends to happen and this stove glass top was accidentaly cracked.

02 January 2018

Cracked cake

Stove and Oven Repairs in Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Cracked Cake

When your Cake has risen to high


The cake has cracked

Cover it

With a damp cloth

Watch the Magic happen