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mehoss

Member Since 06 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2013 06:49 PM

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In Topic: Icemaker - happens to be subzero whirlpool modular

15 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

Ah, yes that's right! It gets the entire 120 volts when the thermostat is closed!!! OK, I'm safe with 10 watts.
Thanks Reg.

In Topic: Icemaker - happens to be subzero whirlpool modular

15 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

I ordered a 10 Watt Cement 75 ohm Resistor. I do fully expect it to get hot...I only need a few seconds though. I need to fabricate a set of test leads that is able to fit into the test holes even when the IM is mounted to the side. I use my meter set to amps to short the test points, but have to remove the ones mounted sideways. Thinking to get some thin 1 inch long machine screws with ring terminals between 2 nuts to hold the test leads, then insulating them.
Mold Heater - 185 Watts, 72 ohms interesting... wondering if I have a big enough resistor, perhaps I should just use an old mold heater instead.

-henry

In Topic: Kenmore(Whirlpool) French Door Bottom Freezer 596.75533400 No Water Flow

15 September 2012 - 08:39 AM

SOLVED!
OK, well never got back to THIS one, but many similar repairs later, I can honestly say that the HEAD UNITS suck big time with these new water filter models. Seems whirlpool and GE and Korean units all have this issue. I performed an autopsy on one of the head units and found that the rubber seals that allow you to remove the filter and keep the water from spilling out were expanded. This may be from the wonderful chemicals added to the drinking water around here. I now tell my customers that I will bypass the Head unit and install a filter on the back of the fridge. It's a great solution because the replacement filters are about $12 and not $40 each.

In Topic: Wall Oven Dolly

30 January 2012 - 06:35 AM

I did this once and used a cheap motorcycle jack from harborfreight tools. I had a plan to make a cool platform for it, but as often happens...I never got a round tuit.

In Topic: Kenmore(Whirlpool) French Door Bottom Freezer 596.75533400 No Water Flow

29 January 2012 - 08:11 PM

It is not a saddle valve, it is a 1/4 turn valve. Hmm...flood-safe....i don't know. It IS acting like it is attempting to prevent water from flowing out of it.
I notice a strange brass fitting on the input to the filter down near the valve, is that a floodsafe device I wonder?
Before I replace the filter head unit, I will open just the valve and see if it pours unrestricted into a bowl for a few seconds. If so, I will replace the filter head unit. If not, the valve gots ta go! The fellow behind the appliance parts counter says he sells a lot of those head units, mentioned that as soon as customers replace the filter, they start having issues.
I promise to update this thread as soon as they let me back into their home.


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