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An Unusual Fix For A Refrigerator With Hot Door Gaskets

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

Join Samurai Appliance Repair Man on an appliance repair safari where he hunts down the missing voltage to the condenser fan motor which was making the door gaskets feel hot.  The model number of this particular refrigerator is KSCS25INWH00 and it turned out that the main control board was the culprit, not supplying voltage to the condenser fan motor.  And to make our joy complete, this particular circuit board is no longer available.  So the Samurai did some field engineering and hot-wired the condenser fan motor to run all the time, restoring normal function to the refrigerator.  
 
 
Here's the video that explains the yoder loop that I mentioned in the video above:
 


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#2 fixyourboard

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

Hey that's a smart field repair! Certainly more cost effective and energy efficient than throwing out the (high end model) refrigerator :)

 

By the way, we have been rebuilding a lot of those motherboards lately. Besides the condensor fan relay failing, the power regulator wigs out intermittently and causes all kinds of random intermittent problems. Sometimes the temperature display will dim out or flash as a failure indication. It can also cause the evaporator fan and compressor to run intermittently. So if you run into that next, don't scrap that expensive fridge. We'll be happy to rebuild the main board! Oh, and you'll be able to restore that condensor fan to normal operation.



#3 dimitri77565

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Dear Fermented Grand Master, has you been hanging out in West Monroe , Louisiana , with the Robertsons??

 

LOL I keep mine trimmed, my head is too big so I got to keep it trimmed.

 

Good fix , I LIKE!!

 

By the way there are company's out there that rebuilt boards from all type of appliances.  Very handy on ovens etc.

 

You can get on line & see if they list your board & for how much.  I just had a GE/Kenmore  gas about 20+ with a simple 5 button

 

board for $180.00 compared to buying new one & remodeling cabinets.



#4 RussTech

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

Dont we wish all the boxes with motherboards ran ac fans! I liked that fix, im just curious what the charge would be for an enlightened repair like that.



#5 dimitri77565

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:17 AM

I normally ask them to rename their first born, LOL, little old ladies get a kick out of that.



#6 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:39 AM

liked that fix, im just curious what the charge would be for an enlightened repair like that.

 

This was a bit tricky because, of course, it's not in the flat rate guide.  But there is a task fee in the guide for a wire/terminal repair: $145.  So I used that as a starting point and I charged $175 because there was a little strategery involved.   :sorcerer:



#7 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

Dear Fermented Grand Master, has you been hanging out in West Monroe , Louisiana , with the Robertsons??

 

 

 

Well, dimitri, I'll tell ya, I’ve always had a bushy head of hair and I used to not bother trimming my beard. So, this is how I used to look when I’d go out for a service call:

 
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But I started thinking maybe I was scaring my customers. Little things, like I go up to the house and knock on the door and they’d answer with a shotgun in their hands. So, I figgered I better git me a hair cut and trim my beard and for a while I looked like this:
 
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But that's all back when I was young and beautiful.  Nowadays I'm back to letting my hair and beard grow out and I look more like this:
 
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#8 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:27 AM

Where's the head band and gi? Nothing says "I'm sane" to a new customer like showing up on her porch wearing a Japanese head band and gi.
Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist

"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.

#9 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

Hey that's a smart field repair! Certainly more cost effective and energy efficient than throwing out the (high end model) refrigerator :)
 
By the way, we have been rebuilding a lot of those motherboards lately....


I use you guys quite a bit. My go to board repair company along with corecentric. You guys have great customer service. Now don't take that as a license to start spamming. Lol
Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist

"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.





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