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Electrolux and Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Valve Diode in Harnesses by Model and Ice Maker Style

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair, Icemaker Repair 23 June 2013 · 1,228 views
Electroluc, Frigidaire and 6 more...

I noticed I never could seem to find them on the part breakdown, so I made a list. Here ya go!


Electrolux and Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Valve Diode in Harnesses by Model and Ice
Maker Style.

Refrigerator Style Ice Maker Type Part Number
Side X Side Crescent Cube 5303918287
French Door Finger Evaporator 242102101
French Door Flex Tray 242119101
On French Door models it doesn't matter if there is a crescent cube ice maker in the
freezer section or not, order the diode according to the style of the ice maker that's in
the fresh food section.

http://appliantology...guration-guide/



Source: VALVE ASSY HELP


Rigging and using a compressor test cord to manually operate a compressor

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 21 June 2013 · 1,764 views
compressor, refrigerator and 1 more...
One of the many things that can make a refrigerator warm up is the compressor is trying but failing to start. You may occasionally hear this type of noise from the back of the refrigerator (starts about 15 seconds in):




This is the sound of your compressor trying, but failing miserably, to start. Best case scenario: Bad compressor start relay. Worst case scenario: open compressor start winding or seized compressor bearing == buy a new refrigerator.

Question: How do you tell which is which?

Answer: Compressor test cord.

Question: What's a compressor test cord and how do I make one?

Answer:


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Question: How do you know which is the start, run, and common connection posts on the compressor?

Answer: Use Brother Bobice's procedure for identifying the compressor electrical terminals:

Using a good multimeter set on ohms, remove the compressor terminal cover with the unit off.

Touch one lead (of the meter) to one terminal and the other lead (of the meter) to one other terminal and record your reading . Lets call these terminals (A) and (B). The remaining terminal lets call ©

So for example A-B=7 Ohms

Now lets read A-C and record. Lets say 5 Ohms

Now lets read C-B and record. Lets say 12 Ohms

Now lets add all the A’s= 12 Ohms

Now lets add all the B’s=19 Ohms

Now lets add all the C’s=17 Ohms

The highest reading will be the “Start” winding

The next highest reading will be the “Run” winding

The lowest reading will be the “Common” winding

Therefore B= “Start”

The next is C=”Run”

The remaining terminal A= “Common”




Tips for fixing Amana refrigerator door closing problems

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 10 June 2013 · 1,642 views
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Brother Durham offers these sage and comforting words of appliantological wisdom for dealing with door closing and sealing problems in Amana refrigerators. Let us attend:

After working on countless fridges with door closing problems in my refurbished store as well as outside repairs, I usually can get them to close without having to buy new door closers or hinges...
Amanas have been the most problematic of them all but there are several things you can try before buying new parts....

this is stream of consciousness so not in any particular order...do the easiest ones first

1) make sure the doors are aligned ....adjust the top hinges so the doors do not touch when closing....you have to find the proper angle

2) Soften the gasket with a steamer or hot water to make it pliable...don't forget to check the very bottom of the fridge

3) try adding a bit of food grade oil/grease on the right hand side of the fridge where the fridge gasket "rides" against it. There have been some discussion about the oil's effect on plastic gaskets....I have never experienced this problem....it may degrade the plastic after many many years.

4) make sure that any light switch that is pressed by the door when closing is at a proper angle to the door and does not stick

5) Adjust the fridge feet or wheels so that there is a slight incline on the fridge to enable gravity to assist in closing. This is proper for older non bottom freezer fridges.

6) Sometimes doors can get bent and many manuals advise slightly bending them back in alignment so that the top and bottom gasket hits the fridge at the same time.

7) adding a washer to the bottom hinge pin can slightly raise the fridge door and make closing easier

8) make sure there are no shelves out of place. Some fridge manual advise that certain door racks not be placed to where it hits food or drawers inside the fridge cabinet

9) The sneakiest one of them all and has caused be much consternation in the past is this: there is a metal piece attached to the door near the bottom hinge. It is there for cosmetic purposes to hide the hinge. Sometimes they get bent and causes the door not to close as easily as it should. You can remove it or bend it out of the way if you find that it hits the bottom of the fridge.

10) Make sure your gaskets and area where the gaskets seal on the fridge are clean and dirt free.

If none of the above works, you may need to get another door closer for the bottom hinge.



Source: Amana refridgerator door problem


The Warm Refrigerator Troubleshooting Flowchart

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 09 June 2013 · 1,654 views
refrigerator, troubleshooting and 3 more...
Refrigerator warming up and you can't think straight enough to figure out what's wrong because you're in a pure, blind panic? Well, you just unbunch them panties and sing along with the Samurai in his Warm Refrigerator Troubleshooting Flowchart and you'll have the problem figured out before you can say, "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis."


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LG refrigerator frosting up inside the freezer, but it's not a defrosting problem

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 06 June 2013 · 2,189 views
LG, Kenmore, refrigerator, frost
This has been a long-time vexing problem in some LG refrigerator models. You'll also see this on Kenmore and GE refrigerators that were built by LG. The unit defrosts properly but builds up rime ice inside the freezer looking like there's an air leak, like from a bad door seal. But the door seals are good and no source of air leak can be found. Brother Durham found this tech memo that explains it and offers the cure: a redesigned evaporator fan motor.

This service bulletin covers your model... it may be of assistance http://appliantology...er-compartment/

new grillefan has increased insulation.



Here's the upgraded evaporator fan: http://www.repaircli...er=795.78092900

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Source: LG built Kenmore frosting in freezer, not defrost issue.






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