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How to replace the defrost heater in a Samsung refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 23 June 2011 · 6,611 views

This is the kind where the engineers were smokin' some goot sheet and decided to make the defrost heater and integral part of the evaporator coil, I guess under the delusion that the heater would never burn out. I gotta git me some o' dat! Anyway, the replacement procedure is a bit more involved that in most other refrigerators. Now, for the first time ever in the Universe, Sublime Master of Appliantology Certified Tech Group 51 reveals his patented technique.

A few extra tips........
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...bend the tabs a bit...

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....grind the offending rivets off from both the old and new heaters...

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..the wire will need to be rerouted, I just removed the pin from the connector,
did not want to cut and reconnect the wire..
I got more pics. if'n you gets stuck :wacko: .....keep us posted...
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Source: Samsung Ref Model #RS265LABP


How to enter service test mode in a Maytag refrigerator with electronic controls

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 23 June 2011 · 2,343 views

Service Test Mode:
The service test functions are performed using the refrigerator display and keypad.
Enter the Service Test Mode by performing the following sequence of events.
1. Open the Fresh Food door and press and hold the Door Alarm keypad DoorAlarm .
2. Press and hold Refrigerator Temperature UP keypad .
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad DoorAlarm and wait 3 seconds.
4. Press the Refrigerator UP Keypad again.
5. Display will show 001 in left display and numeric or dashes in right display.
6. Press Freezer Up keypad and Freezer Down keypad to toggle through Service Test numbers.

Service Test – 101 Defrost Heater & Defrost Circuit
• Press the Refrigerator Up keypad and Refrigerator Down keypad to energize or de-energize the Defrost circuit.
The display will read OFF when de-energized OP when energized with open defrost thermostat and CL when energized with closed defrost thermostat.

Service Test – 102 Compressor / Condenser Fan
• Press the Refrigerator Up keypad and Refrigerator Down keypad to toggle Compressor/Condenser fan On and Off.





Source: Maytag mfd2561hes fridge and freezer not cooling and compress fan not running


How to test the touchpad in a Whirlpool dishwasher

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dishwasher Repair 22 June 2011 · 2,356 views

PROBLEM: WON’T RUN AND LED ABOVE KEY(S) IS BLINKING
Stuck key(s) or shorted circuit(s) in keypad.

Checking keyswitch contacts:
■ Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
■ Remove connector P1 from the control board.
Using the table below, measure the resistance across the switch when the key is pressed.
NOTE: The meter must be connected with the proper polarity.

If using an ANALOG readout meter:
The resistance reading should go from infinity (open circuit) down to a readable ohm level.
The level may be different depending on your meter, since there is a diode in the circuit.

If using a DIGITAL readout meter:
The resistance reading should go from infinity down to a readable ohm level.
The level may be different depending on your meter, since there is a diode in the circuit.
If available, you could use the “Diode Test” function of a digital meter, which will give a voltage of about 1.2 VDC during the test.
➔If any switches fail this test, replace the console panel/keypad assembly.
➔If all switches test OK, replace the machine control board

KEYSWITCH RESISTANCE CHECK TABLE
KEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Pos. Lead . . . –Neg. Lead

CANCEL/DRAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1-12 . . . . . . P1-2
SOAK & SCOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1-11 . . . . . . P1-3
DELAY HOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1-12 . . . . . . P1-3
ANTI-BACTERIA/BAKED-ON COOKWARE. . . . . . P1-13 . . . . . . P1-3
HIGH TEMP SCOUR/HIGH TEMP SCRUB. . . . . . P1-11 . . . . . . P1-4
START . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P1-12 . . . . . . P1-4
POTS & PANS/HEAVY . . . . . . . . . . . . .P1-13 . . . . . . P1-4
SANI RINSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1-11 . . . . . . P1-5
RINSE ONLY/QUICK RINSE . . . . . . . . . . P1-12 . . . . . . P1-5
NORMAL WASH/NORMAL . . . . . . . . . . . . P1-13 . . . . . . P1-5
AIR DRY/ENERGY SAVER DRY/NO HEAT DRY . . . P1-11 . . . . . . P1-6
QUICK WASH/QUICK CLEANUP/TIME SAVER. . . . P1-12 . . . . . . P1-6
CHINA/LIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1-13 . . . . . . P1-6


It you find the touchpad is bad, buy the replacement touchpad here.


Source: Whirlpool dishwasher,model # GU1200XTLS1


How to fix a Frigidaire Affinity front load washer that squeaks loudly during max spin

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 22 June 2011 · 1,710 views

You might want to take the top off again and check the springs that hold the tub to the frame. Run the washer with the top off and observe. Be careful and keep your hands out of danger areas. There should be "spring protectors" on the frame where the springs attach.Posted Image





Source: Frigidaire Front Load Washer FAFW3577KR


How to fix a Maytag bottom-mount refrigerator that's freezing food in the beer compartment

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 20 June 2011 · 1,830 views

Symptom - fridge section too cold, food freezes and unable to adjust temperature to warmer temperature

Cause - small spring within damper control unit disconnected causing damper flap to be open all the time, causing too much cold air to flowninto from freezer section into fridge section.

Fix - reconnected small spring that holds the damper flap up within damper control unit (Maytag Part No. 67001041 Control, Damper).

Tips
1. obtain copy of service manual for 19, 20 and 22 cubic foot bottom-mount Amana and Maytag refrigerators, which shows disassembly procedure;
2. obtain copy of part schematic for Maytag PBB1951GRB;
3. remove all top shelf from inside fridge for adequate working room and unplug the fridge (to prevent electrical shock);
4. take your time removing the light shield, damper control cover, foam insert, belt tensioner, belt and knob, and damper control unit and don't force anything;
5. mark the belt and cog on top of the damper control unit for alignment before taking them off;
6. when removing damper control unit, take care not to drop or lose that little spring;
7. reset freezer and refrigerator temperature settings back to 4 each;
8. after reassembly and plugging the refrigerator back in, allow a few hours before adjusting temperature control settings up/down one setting at each adjustment until desired temperatures reached;
9. use a fridge thermometer in both freezer and refrigerator sections to check temperature levels while adjusting.





Source: Maytag Refrigerator PBB1951GRB Bottom-Mount






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