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Shawnna

GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

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... I am going to buy a lottery ticket though - maybe I'll win and can buy a new refrigerator.

:sillytongue:

... a GE ? :whistling:

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Damn it - it's doing the same thing after replacing the freezer heater and thermostat. I'm assuming it's either the muthaboard or the thermistor(s) now, right?

At what point in time do I trash the damn thing?

Nevermind that's a rhetorical question - I don't have the money for new one anyway.

Any suggestions as to what I should do first now - the muthaboard or the thermistors?

Or better yet - how do I find a reputable - aka not-an-asshole-who-knows-what-they-are-doing-and-won't-gouge-me-price-wise - repair man here in the Kent, WA area?

:sillytongue:

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Damn it - it's doing the same thing after replacing the freezer heater and thermostat.

that's the reason for doing tests before replacing parts ...

http://fixitnow.com/...tion-making.htm

 

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Could be anything

Thermistors are cheap, but there are a few

http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/914093

 

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otherwise could be a bad MotherBoard

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/1531075

 

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that's the reason for doing tests before replacing parts ...

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I know - but as I previously stated - I don't know how to use those damn testor thingies.

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Any suggestions on finding a repair man here locally? I'm pretty damn sick of messing with it.

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any friends, relatives,, or neighbors that could make some electrical tests ?

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Ok - I read through (again) the link on using a Multimeter (aka testor thingie). You are so awesome Scott! I know I don't deserve to even participate here so thanks for not kicking my sorry ass butt out.

If I were 10 years younger and didn't have a disabled son who just had surgery yesterday here at home, I'd definitely try myself to fix this stupid GE refrigerator (again).

I'm just plain tired of messing with it.

So.... now I need to decide whether to spend the $ on an appliance repair man, or buy something else.

I'm going hunting for your page on appliance brand recommendations and read through that.

Thanks again for your patience hun - you really are awesome!

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defrost/evap thermistors are cheap and if the thermistor has black sealant on the end with the wires, you want to replace it even if tests fine. Replace thermistor and see what happens. If problem persists then replace board. btw make sure to remove any frost/ice that may be blocking the air return port and make sure defrost drainage tube is clear as well.

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How, specifically, do I replace the thermistor? (and I'm assuming you're talking about the one in the freezer, right?)

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Thank you kdog.

I see that this procedure involves soldering - never soldered anything before so I'm going to have to think about this.

I do have an appointment with this appliance repair place this coming Tuesday - they were totally booked for yesterday (Friday) and Monday. Will have to think about this - I don't even get paid until Nov 2 so I may have to cancel that appointment until after I get paid anyway.

http://www.yourappliancesrepairman.com/

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Some good tips on ice removal can be seen

-fridge is different, but kata is the same - you need to get rid of ALL the ice regardless of the repair.

You can perform some testing of components via the fridge control - details of the procedure can be seen on pages 33-35 here. You can see if the freezer fan and defrost element operate as outlined

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Ok - I found this really nice Jenn Air which is a counter depth model (exactly what I should have bought the first go around) for $850. It has a new compressor (finding out brand of parts he installed and should know that tomorrow). I'm honestly thinking of going with this. What do you all think?

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JCD2290HEB

black

c.2004

That model uses the famous Jazz Board (failure prone)

why was the Compressor replaced ? :woot:

Warranty on entire Fridge ?

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JCD2290HEB

black

c.2004

That model uses the famous Jazz Board (failure prone)

why was the Compressor replaced ? :woot:

Warranty on entire Fridge ?

Warranty on entire fridge is 90 days - parts and labor. The business model of Pacific Appliance appears to be to pick up 'dead' appliances and if fixable, fix them, clean them up and resell them. I can also order a new one from them too. Here's a link to the dealers website.

http://www.pacifichomeappliance.com/

I'll find out tomorrow all the parts he replaced but he did mention the compressor it came with were failure prone and he replaced it with <insert brand name> compressor here. I'll update this post with brand name tomorrow when I find out.

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Or I guess I could just bite the bullet and buy new.

:confused:

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I don't want to influence a possible business transaction in any way so let me just say this: If I bought an 8 yo fridge with a newly installed compressor and a 90 day warranty for $850, I would definetly fix the GE to have as a back up.

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I don't want to influence a possible business transaction in any way so let me just say this: If I bought an 8 yo fridge with a newly installed compressor and a 90 day warranty for $850, I would definetly fix the GE to have as a back up.

Copy that! :)

Here's the new model I'm looking at. Any opinions one way or another on this one?

http://www.appliancesconnection.com/i205651-electrolux-ei23cs35kb.html

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So it looks like you like Maytag kdog. Either one linked would work - but I want a counter depth one. I have a galley kitchen and my double ovens with the door opens makes me feel like I'm squished with the current regular depth GE.

I noticed one of the ones you linked is rated very, very poorly. I want something that is going to be reliable - while I love you all, I'm sick of repairing appliances.

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Maytag is just one of the many brands owned by the Whirlpool family - I chose those as they were easy to find - other brand names include Amana, KitchenAid,Whirlpool, Inglis, some Kenmore, JennAir and others.

I would personally avoid anything with G.E., Fridgidaire, Electrolux - I also don't give much faith in those online "ratings" as they do not pertain to engineering of the unit. I wanted to suggest the "French Door" which is a bottom mounted freezer with the split upper doors - quite convenient.

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2011/06/30/appliantology-newsletter-june-2011-samurais-appliance-brand-recommendations/

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Ok.......... definitely avoiding GE (this one I have seems like it's been one thing after another) Fridgidaire, and Electrolux then. I like the "French Door" models too with the freezer on the bottom. From the way things are going, it looks like I'll be scraping up some 401K money to buy a new fridge. Last year about this time I was doing the same thing to buy a new washer/dryer.

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I wish I had regular savings, but I don't.

Thanks for all your help!

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I second kdog's opinion on the Electrolux's. I have replaced way too many main electronic control boards on the almost brand new Electrolux and Frigidaire brands and General Electric brands. Stick with Maytag, Whirlpool or Kitchen Aid brands, they have been most reliable over the years.

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