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How to wire in a new compressor start relay on a Frigidaire refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 23 August 2011 · 1,926 views

Start relay part link ==> Posted Image


Your wires will come out of the original overload/relay/start pak but Frigidaire loves to put the little spade retainer locks on there spade clips. You can pull and tug all day long and they won't come out. You have to get a little tiny straight screwdriver, (jewelers screwdrivers), and slide it down in the little square cutout area next to each spade clip and push the little retaining clip while pulling on the wire and it will release and come right out.

You won't have to worry about doing this since the new relay/overload has a different connector, so just cut the old wires and slice the new connector onto the existing wires that you cut off the old overload/relay.





Source: Buzzing ending with a click on a Frigidaire side by side


How to fix a GE or Hotpoint SxS refrigerator water dispenser with a frozen water tube

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dispenser Repair, Refrigerator Repair 23 August 2011 · 1,933 views

There is a heater kit "bandaid" fix available from GE to dress this issue...and yes it is freezing in the door, most likely right behind the cradle in the small recessed area.
you can use a hairdryer to warm this area and thaw it or I use a zoom spout oil bottle filled with hot water...the tube off the bottle is the perfect size to push down the dispenser tube and flush out the ice plug...reg will be along directly to link you the fix kit, I am sure...


No Water from the Dispenser on a GE Refrigerator


Source: Hotpoint SxS fridge, M# HSS22IFPACC


How to replace the evaporator (freezer) fan in a GE Profile bottom-freezer refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 19 August 2011 · 2,426 views

Evaporator fan part link ==> Evaporator Fan Motor

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I realized that I had not uploaded any pics. In case someone else should have the same problem.


Remove all the shelves/trays/baskets, including in the icemaker.

I had to remove the freezer door (the screws that go into the door itself, 5 on each side, although we have holes for 6 on each side.).

Then the icemaker wall or separator. Just lift at the bottom to pop out the tabs and slide the bottom to the right.

Then the two white bars that the separator's tabs were in.

Then the icemaker itself. And the screw in the back holding the left side of the evap fan cover to the back wall.


Remove the other vent cover beneath the evap fan cover. It is wide. Just pull from the center and slightly downward then pull it straigth toward yourself.
The bottom is held in with 3 tabs that catch only when it is bent into place.

Then the evap fan cover has one tab by the screw and two more tabs at the right. The two at the bottom of the evap fan cover go pretty much straight in so there is no maneuvering for those.

Then the screws behind the evap fan cover that help brace the fan itself.

Then you should be able to pop the back wall out, but look around in case I forgot someting.

Just remembered you might have to extend out the drawer rails on the right side of the freezer. They got in the way for me.



You'll see two white plastic screws coming out of and pointing up from the two vents BELOW the evap fan cover, one each vent. Don't touch those, they just help hold stuff (insulation) to the other side.

Once you remove the back wall, you can remove two more screws for the fan that hold it in and remove the plastic tie that holds several wires including the fan wires, in place (in the left upper corner)

The tie has a whole in it for screwing into the back wall and had no idea where to get another like it. So, I just used a small screwdriver to slide it out from itself and then reused it.

OK. Now replace your fan and do everything in reverse! (Oh! Joy!)




Part link ==> Evaporator Fan Motor


Source: GE Profile Refrigerator -- Model: PFSS5NJWASS - Part 2



How to enter forced defrost mode in a Maytag refrigerator with the "Jazz" control board

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 19 August 2011 · 3,895 views


What is an adaptive defrost in newer models, which replaces the defrost timer?

one of the functions of the Jazz Board

Defrost Operation:
The Control Board adapts the compressor run time between defrosts to achieve optimum defrost intervals

Enter the Forced Defrost Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Hold the refrigerator door light switch closed.
2. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Down keypad 3 times consecutively within 10 seconds.





Source: Maytag MFF2558KRW french doors, bottom freezer


How to fix an ice dispenser door that doesn't close all the way on a Whirlpool-Kenmore SxS refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dispenser Repair, Refrigerator Repair 13 August 2011 · 2,813 views

on this cover, there should be two little slots at the bottom of the panel.... ( ya gotta get down on the knees and look up at the bottom of the panel )

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...I use a mini-pry bar,....when you pry on the panel, it will pop off at the tabs on the inner frame......
I did not know if this fix-it kit mentioned by K-dog........fixed this one last week....

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..hinge pivot point broken off..

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....made this part out of a 1/4 inch 'P' clamp from a copper water line
....
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took a few file swipes to get the correct dimensions...

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almost as good as new..... darn picture alignment





Source: Kenmore Whirlpool SxS ice dispenser icing up 106.58562890






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