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#21 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:33 PM

no need to remove that Cover..
The Defrost Thermostat is on the Evaporator Coils.
The new Defrost Thermostat has no connector, and needs to be spliced to the original wires.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

no need to remove that Cover..
The Defrost Thermostat is on the Evaporator Coils.
The new Defrost Thermostat has no connector, and needs to be spliced to the original wires.


hmmmm..... ok. Dumb question number <infinity>..... do I have to unplug the unit to splice them?

Also - when I splice the connection, do I just use electrical tape or is there some special tape I need for being in the freezer?


Never mind the above. I unplugged the damn thing, spliced the wires and used wire connecters plus electrical tape to connect them. It's back on now and I'm going to run the diagnostic tests outlined in the repair manual.

Thanks again hun! You're my hero!!

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Edited by Shawnna, 16 September 2012 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:03 PM

Ok - both the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat are installed. Ice maker and all other parts put back together except the rear panel - I want to watch it for a bit.

Now - can one of you lovely gentlemen tell me just how much frost on those coil brushes is normal pretty please?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:04 PM

amount of frost .. quite a bit on GE's
about the amount on the bottom of your first picture (first post)
and about the amount in the circle in your last picture (last post)
Just remember, the Fan has to be able to blow air through it...
Although, without the Cover in place, there will be more frost build-up ..
and not as much cold air being blown into the Fridge section ..
At least put the Cover in place (with one screw if needed)
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:19 PM

amount of frost .. quite a bit on GE's
about the amount on the bottom of your first picture (first post)
and about the amount in the circle in your last picture (last post)
Just remember, the Fan has to be able to blow air through it...
Although, without the Cover in place, there will be more frost build-up ..
and not as much cold air being blown into the Fridge section ..
At least put the Cover in place (with one screw if needed)


Okie dokie - cover back on with two screws. We'll see what happens now.

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

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

... I am going to buy a lottery ticket though - maybe I'll win and can buy a new refrigerator.
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... a GE ? :whistling:
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

:no:
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

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?

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Edited by Shawnna, 18 October 2012 - 04:18 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

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.repaircli...rtDetail/914093

 

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otherwise could be a bad MotherBoard
http://www.repaircli...tDetail/1531075

 

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

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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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

any friends, relatives,, or neighbors that could make some electrical tests ?
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

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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Edited by Shawnna, 20 October 2012 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

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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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

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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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

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.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

Some good tips on ice removal can be seen here -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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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

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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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

JCD2290HEB
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That model uses the famous Jazz Board (failure prone)
why was the Compressor replaced ? :woot:
Warranty on entire Fridge ?
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