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Water dispenser in a GE refrigerator keeps freezing up

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dispenser Repair, Refrigerator Repair 06 March 2011 · 2,299 views

Chief Durham nails it:

You possibly have a frozen water line inside the freezer door. GE makes a heater for this problem .

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Source: GE Fridge Door Water Woes


Easy way to test the thermistor (sensor) in LG (and most other brand) refrigerators

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 05 March 2011 · 1,841 views

If your heater showed continuity and you did not see any change in sensor, Change sensor. They are quite inexpensive. Good way to test sensor is place in a cup of ice water (mostly ice as you want 32 degrees), leave it in water for 5 minutes...you should get 16k ohms +-5%.


Source: LG refrigerator error code ER-DH


John Guest fittings

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Icemaker Repair, Refrigerator Repair 03 March 2011 · 799 views

John who?

John Guest fittings are those magical fittings that connect plastic tubing in refrigerators and icemakers. The nice thing about them is they don't require any tools to make the connections; just push in/push out. To learn more about the in's and out's of John Guest fittings, see this post==> http://fixitnow.com/...tings-revealed/

Sublime Master kdog has put together a nice mélange of John Guest fittings commonly used in today's refrigerators. Come git you some:

Pick your Poison:

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Source: Moving a SubZero 532


Accessing the Damper and Evaporator in a GE Monogram ZISS420D Refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 30 November 2010 · 2,178 views

How's your Thermistors ?
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may not need to do all of the following:
from the 31-9091 service manual:

Damper

The fresh food compartment receives chilled air via an electronic damper
that is positioned at the top rear of the fresh food compartment.
The damper is controlled by the main control board and when open,
allows the evaporator fan to push chilled air from the evaporator
into the fresh food compartment.

To Remove the Damper

1. Remove the light cover.

2. Remove 4 Phillips screws and the light assembly.

3. Remove the Styrofoam section covering the damper.

4. Disconnect the damper wiring connector.

5. Carefully pull the damper out of the mullion and remove.


Access to the Evaporator:

To Remove the Evaporator Fan

1. Remove the ice bucket.

2. Disconnect the icemaker connector.
Loosen 2 screws and remove icemaker.

3. Remove 4 screws and slide the icemaker drive motor assembly forward.
Disconnect the wiring connector and remove the assembly.

4. Remove 2 screws and inner section of left ice bucket track.

5. Remove 2 screws and wiring cover.

6. Remove 6 screws and evaporator fan cover.

7. Disconnect the evaporator fan wiring connector.

8. Remove 2 screws from the fan mounting bracket and remove the fan.

Defrost Heater

Caution: Use care to avoid scratching the finish on unit walls.
The defrost heater is a single calrod-type, radiant heater mounted on the evaporator.

To remove the defrost heater:

1. Remove the evaporator fan.

2. Remove 8 screws and freezer ceiling panel.

3. Remove Styrofoam insulation from the bottom of the evaporator drain pan.

4. Loosen evaporator drain hose clamp.

5. Lower left side of evaporator drain pan and slide right side out of drain hose and remove.

6. Disconnect the heater wiring.

7. Remove 2 screws from the left and right heater fasteners.

8. Slide the heater toward the front of the freezer compartment and remove.


Source: Monogram ziss420d






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