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  1. GE FUF20DTCRWH Freezer Minimanual View File PUB 31-51604 Submitter Samurai Appliance Repair Man Submitted 02/09/2016 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper
  2. GE FUF20DTCRWH Freezer Minimanual

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  3. I have an Amana ABD2233DES refrigerator with a bottom mount freezer. Fridge compartment was warm, compressor was running and the damper was open no air was coming in. Fridge had some ice on the center-rear of its floor (like where the cold air should have been coming up from the freezer compartment. Freezer had a lot of ice frost buildup on coils.  Thanks to the videos I discovered the tech sheet and put it into service test mode. Defrost Thermostat was S" for open. I observed the damper door opening and closing. I put it into forced defrost mode. Compressor shut off and the defroster heating rod came on. There was so much ice I had to go through about 7-8 forced defrosts and I used a heat gun to melt.  I have ordered a new jazz board. My question is: While I am waiting for my board I need to continue to use the fridge and I'd rather not have to throw away any more food!  My plan is just to force defrost at least 1x per day. But then I realized that I have no idea if that will be enough! I guess I never really noticed/paid attention to the defrost cycles before so how do I know if the defrost cycle is continuing to fail to initiate on its own? About how often does a fridge operating properly, defrost? If I find that there is a bunch of frost buildup and/or the fridge isn't keeping cool - can someone point me to the way to do a longer/deeper forced defrost? Is doing manual forced defrosts until my board shows up in a week a wise strategy? thanks all,  Steve
  4. I am starting my first refrigerator diagnostics adventure.  Yeah me... I have a 23' Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator (model 596 58392 890 - about 10 years old). Recently, the food in the freezer has shown softness.   Putting thermometers in the freezer shows it is not cold enough - the temperature is normally 18-20 F during normal operation, but at times (defrost cycle, I believe) it rises to 40 F.   Not good.   The refrigerator side stays constant around 38 F.    I have adjusted the settings to the coldest I can, but no avail.  I removed the back cover from the freezer compartment to view the coils.  They mostly entirely clean, but there is heavy frost right at the top - where it appears the thermostat is install - the thermostat is encased in frost.  The fan does run most of the time (except when I find the freezer in the 40 F state - again, assuming this is defrost).   I have vacummed the coils underneath the unit to make sure they are clear and clean. The frost is on the top, end of the coil - the part of the coil that has the thermostat from where the coil starts along the coil past the first and second bend.   The frost is just on the coil and isn't built up on the fins or between the fins.  I am not clear if this behavior (frost on a small part of the coils & the thermostat) indicates a simple, low cost repair (like replacing the thermostat) or is a sign that this unit likely has a sealed system issue and so needs to be retired. Any suggestions?   I have pictures of the coils and thermostat, but I haven't quite determined how to upload them here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom
  5. By the end of this month, I need to purchase a new 5 cu ft freezer that I can pick up and fit inside my friend's car.   I'm looking to purchase an Insignia™ - 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White ($169.99) from Best Buy. Is it a good idea to buy their 5-Year Standard Geek Squad Protection Plan for $99.99? They would even reimburse me up to $200 for food loss if an awful occurrence were to spoil everything.   Or, should I take my chances and purchase one of the following: IGLOO 5.2 cu. ft. Chest Freezer ($150) - Home Depot Magic Chef 5.2 cu. ft. Chest Freezer ($169) - Home Depot Idylis 5-cu ft Chest Freezer ($148) - Lowe's   I'd get just a little bit more cubic feet and the Idylis one is currently the cheapest. Albeit, according to my research, these products tend to fail more than the better or more major brands such as Amana and GE. Neither Home Depot nor Lowe's will cover food loss caused by Igloo and Magic Chef freezers unfortunately. If I were to purchase one of the three freezers listed from Home Depot or Lowe's, they would only offer me a replacement-only plan for up to 2 years maximum after the manufacturer's warranty stops.   Lastly, the GE 5-cu ft Chest Freezer costs $199 at Home Depot (Delivery only - $59.99 fee) whereas it's $219 (Pickup is offered, no fees) at Lowe's. With this product, Lowe's offers a 5-yr Extended Protection Plan for $99.97 (along with up to $250 for food reimbursement). This freezer is supposed to be a lot better than any of the ones listed.   Here are my main concerns: Wasting money on an extended warranty for a superior product that won't break down at all within 5-6 years of warranty coverage Wasting money on delivery fees Buying a troublesome product with minimal warranty coverage Having all of my non-covered food spoil Freezer breaks after the warranty's over The Idylis 5-cu ft Chest Freezer is available now in countless Lowe's locations and I can pick it up at the store at anytime, but I'll have to wait until the end of December if I want to get any of the other freezers. I didn't even go food shopping yet because I want to get everything in one-shot right after purchasing the freezer.     Due to my indecisive nature, I suck at making these kinds of crucial decisions on my own. What do you think I should do?! 
  6. It's taking forever for it to get cold!   My last freezer had a similar issue and it was due to lack of Freon (or refrigerant). Many speculated that it was due to an internal leak.    I couldn't risk all of my food going bad to a possible future and sudden breakdown, so I needed to return it ASAP.   After persistently contacting the store that sells these used freezers over the course of days, they finally replace it today.   And instead of this freezer using Freon gas, it uses something called R134A. This upright freezer can store up to 5.3 Oz. (149 Grams) of it.       My main concern now is that it has been 3 hours since it was delivered and it's not freezing cold yet!!    I plugged it in and it's not cold or freezing temperature!! The store staff said to wait for at least an hour after plugging it in for better results, but I don't see any better results!!   I really, really hope there isn't a leak in this one too! It seems like it may be low on refrigerant, such is a bad sign...     Here are some pictures of this product:   Here is the video to hear want the freezer sounds like:  
  7. Hello. Recently, I purchased a refurbished freezer. The product is under temporary warranty for at least the next 30 days.   From the time they delivered the freezer up until now, it was extremely warm and had zero coolness. It had no frost and wasn't freezing at all.   I complained to them over the phone for the last 2 days.   Before the product left the store, all of the staff said, "but it was working beautifully and very frío" and that they "put plenty of Freon in it." When the product came to my house it wasn't working properly.   I called yesterday morning and they said they'll send someone out to fix it. A few hours later that day, no one showed up. So I called again and they said, "We'll just get a new one for you."    Earlier today, the store manager told me, "the freezer doesn't NEED an exchange right now." Later today, he came to load the Freon into the compressor. He said his "didn't put enough Freon in it." He said Freon can "last for YEARS and YEARS" and he'll only exchange it if it stops working. I'm not 100% comfortable with this broken-on-arrival product. I'm pretty sure that whether or not it's working that I can still exchange this for another freezer. The other freezer they have is an upright freezer, which I prefer to have. They are a "no refund, exchange only" kind of store. I'm currently stuck with an Amana-brand 7.0 cu ft chest freezer. The model number is C101DW.    This almost perfectly describes my situation (I'm not 100% sure about the leak though):   Does adding Freon, a refrigerant/coolant, to a freezer indicate that there is an undiagnosed issue with the appliance? The guy that was loading it with Freon said it's supposed to have 7 ounces of Freon ideally.    Here are the pictures of my freezer:   He said there is a leak ONLY if the freezer is over 0 degrees and if it makes certain sound. Currently, the freezer temperature is under 0 degrees according.   Also, I noticed that the access panel is missing. Without this, the compressor can easily be viewed and perhaps exposed.   Sorry if this post is too long. Could someone please confirm if the information they provided to me is accurate?
  8. PLEASE HELP!! I have a Delfield freezer, model no. is GFR2-G.   My freezer compressor have a problem. It makes "clicking" sounds sometimes. sounds like compressor tries to start but fails. this sound repeat 5-6 times then compressor begins to work normal.  I have had this problem for 6 months.   I read the post below and guess maybe it's problem of start relay, but I could not find where the relay is. I just saw two big capacitor.     I put the video on youtube.       thank you very much!!  
  9. Frigidaire Freezer FFC05M0AW1 runs but isn't cooling.  How can I check what may be wrong with it?  Have searched forum but no posts to show me how.
  10. To all Appliance Masters                                              I humbly request assistance. This combo drawer model has a refrigerator on top and a freezer on the bottom. The freezer works fine but the refrigerator is warm, no cooling available. No fault codes are displayed. Beer is warm masters. Making life unsuitable for simpletons as I.    Respectfully
  11. LFX33975ST-04

    LG refrigerator less than 2 years old, works sometimes. rest o the times wont cool at all
  12. The Fridgidaire upright freezer is not as cold as when new, and gradually getting worse.  The interior temp was 10F several months ago, 15F a few weeks ago, and is currently holding at around 20F.  These temps don't vary much with the temp control inside being moved anywhere between middle and coldest. The model number is FFU11FC2CW2, serial number WB41144406. I checked the bottom area of the freezer and cleaned out the dust, but I didn't get to do anything with the evaporator. The sides of the freezer get pretty warm and stay that way. Are there any typical issues with this model I need to check? Thanks, Bob
  13. MBR2258XES3

    I would like a service manual that shows me how to remove the freezer compartment rails so that I can get to the inside parts.
  14. I need a repair manual to troubleshoot the above side by side refridgerator. The freezer works ok but the refrigerator parts gets warm. Took the plate off the evap coil and it is iced over. Turned unit off and melted ice. Worked ok a few days, then iced up again. Not sure if its the fan, defrost timer, defrost coil or circuit board. Need schematic/repair manual to troubleshoot.   Thanks Rich 
  15. File Name: Miele 37-1901 Freezer Service Bundle File Submitter: Spannerwrench File Submitted: 24 Aug 2015 File Category: Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper Pub# 37-1901 Model(s): F 1411 Vi [uSA-CAN] , F 1801 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1811 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1901 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1911 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1411 SF [uSA-CAN] , F 1801 SF [uSA-CAN], F 1811 SF [uSA-CAN], F 1901 SF [uSA-CAN], F 1911 SF [uSA-CAN] Miele Freezer Service Manual   Wiring Diagram   Programming Modes Click here to download this file
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    Pub# 37-1901 Model(s): F 1411 Vi [uSA-CAN] , F 1801 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1811 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1901 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1911 Vi [uSA-CAN], F 1411 SF [uSA-CAN] , F 1801 SF [uSA-CAN], F 1811 SF [uSA-CAN], F 1901 SF [uSA-CAN], F 1911 SF [uSA-CAN] Miele Freezer Service Manual   Wiring Diagram   Programming Modes
  17. I downloaded the manual from the downloads and it is better than nothing.  I was able to determine that the fridge has an open freezer thermistor.  I tried to put it in forced defrost and it wouldn't go.  The heater is ok and the deft thermost is ok but the deft. isn't working, the freezer was blocked with frost.  When I tried to induce the defrost I got the error code OP on the freezer side of the control.  According to the manual this is an open freezer thermistor.  I took the whole freezer appart and defrosted it by hand and can't locate any thermistor in the whole freezer.  I need to know if any one has changed one of these and if so where it is located.  Thanks   Doc
  18. The freezer side is cool enough to be the fridge but will not freeze ice. The Fridge side is warm. The evaporator fan is running and there is no compressor fan that I can see. The compressor is warm to the touch. The ADC was changed a while back (again) and the unit ran fine. The compressor starter capacitor was also changed by someone else. (Why is not known) The unit will intermittently start working correctly. Some times after moving the temperature controls. What should I check.   Thanks Paul
  19. It's been doing this for a while.   Issues in the freezer are:   Icy stalactites near the front.   Icy buildup where the bottom and back panel meet.   Coil is a tad frosty but the ice is soft and wipes right off.   There were a few icy chunks on the back of the foam piece.   Issues in the fridge are:   Top shelf gets too cold: water drips on top of containers, collects and freezes; spoils produce.   Water collects on bottom of fridge to the point I can't use it for storage plus it will eventually leak out the door.   Rubber seal at top left corner of door is worn; gap showing.   Also seal from bottom left corner all the way across bottom is completely loose but when closed it stays in place.    What I have checked so far:   Took back panel off of the inside of freezer(almost, finicky wire housing clipped into back wall does not want to budge; yes I tried squeezing the sides) to check if there was a plugged drain but I can't see where the defrosted ice goes after the hole cut in the center of the 'channel tray' below the coil. I stuck my finger in there and it stops about 3/4 to an inch in. My model doesn't look the same as other photos I've seen on forums where some of these issues have been discussed.   I've never actually witnessed water dripping into the fridge from the freezer above but the ice buildup on the lids of containers and the quasi-pool at the bottom are a dead giveaway.   Not very fridge savvy so let me know if I forgot something. My main concern is the fridge but I fear it may all stem from above.   I don't have a camera.
  20. I have a Whirlpool Gold GI6FARXXF05 fridge with a bottom mount freezer. The fridge seems OK (at least for the moment), but the freezer is not nearly cold enough. Both the condenser and evaporator fan are running.The compressor is running, although it seems slightly louder than normal at times.The condenser is cleanThe evaporator coil is wet rather than icy.The freezer is set at the recommended 0°FThe drain is not clogged - the "duck bill" rubber gromet has already been upgraded/replaced with a proper trapSo, do you think I have a defrost issue, a sensor problem, or a sealed system failure?   Thanks in advance!     P.S. Here is a picture of the evaporator coil:                
  21. GE FUF14DADRWH Have had trouble with this almost since it was new - probably since it was new but it just took a while for ice to build up and cause a problem.  Ice builds up in the bottom below the coil and eventually plugs the air flow into the coil.  I pulled the unit apart and checked the heater and thermostat.  Thought the thermostat was bad but think I just didn't get it cold enough.  Put things back together and put a wattmeter on the input.  Then advanced the defrost timer to trigger a defrost.  At that point it had been running a few weeks since manual defrost and had a bit of ice in the bottom with the drain plugged by ice.  Here is what I got:   Time      Current     Watts 6:31         1.86        123       Running normally 6:32         3.47         401      Start if defrost  6:39           0.01       1.7       Heater cut off 6:54          2.19         172     Compressor restarts 7:37          1.91         134      So it seems the defrost is working.  Is this just a design issue and I will have to manually defrost the freezer every 6 months?  That wouldn't be that bad.  Don't want to replace parts if it isn't going to fix the problem.   If I go the manual defrost route is there any reason I shouldn't disconnect the defrost heater?  I suppose the coil may frost up quicker?   TIA for any help.        
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  23. File Name: GE FUF14DADRWH Mini-Manual Freezer Minimanual File Submitter: Samurai Appliance Repair Man File Submitted: 28 Jul 2015 File Category: Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper PUB 31-51172 Click here to download this file
  24. This unit is 1999, so chasing down a new freezer compressor has been quite a challenge.    SubZero lists their original part #4201870, which was an Americold RG108.  I think Americold bit the dust somewhere along the line....anyway I'm finding little reference to it on the Net.  I keep coming up with numbers beginning with 700, such as 7006959, but that crosses to the refrigerator comp. which is 4201880.   Does anybody have a reliable cross-reference to what might exist today?   Would be deeply appreciated.   Wayne
  25. Hi,   I've got the above model refrigerator. Lately the freezer ices up and I have to take it apart and clear out the ice.  I believe it's one of the seals leaking.   I also have to take the fan blade off to clean the ice out of the back.    Does anyone know which way the fan is supposed to blow?  Toward the coils or away?   Thanks.