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Member Since 10 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 17 2014 03:11 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore 106.70192001 Leaking

30 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Okle dokle.  I just ordered it.  Beats buying a new fridge.

In Topic: Touchpad on GE CVM2072 SM1SS kaput

30 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

More info yet--

I looked into my account, and I find that GE sent me the wrong part and refunded the money.  I then ordered the part from AppliancePartsPros for their price, which I am ashamed to admit that I paid.  The instructions that accompanied the unit were great.  The marriages mentioned above still hold. :wacko:


Touchpanel Part number: AP4344313

Part number: AP4344313

In Topic: Touchpad on GE CVM2072 SM1SS kaput

30 January 2014 - 06:44 PM

To bring this thread up to date--


I called GE last August, and I told them the control unit had failed.  I told them how much my bride LOVES GE stuff, and she was heartbroken and disillusioned by the failure and the high cost of replacing it.  I was put on hold for 10 minutes, and another dude got on the phone.  He told me that he would sell me the control unit for "only" $260.00.  He said that this was less than 1/2 price.  I had already gone through a number of sources, and this seemed to be a good buy.


I got the unit and replaced the faulty one using the directions that accompanied it.  It still works.


Now I feel married to my bride of 50 years, to my microwave of 5 years, and my control unit of 4 months.  I just hope they all last a couple of decades more. :boohoo:

In Topic: Kenmore 106.70192001 Leaking

30 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

So I have nearly decided to get a new fridge.  Following our sensei's recommendations, I'm looking at GEs and Whirlpools.  There are so many features to consider.  My present unit has separate controls for the freezer and the refrigerator sections.  I'm not seeing many (affordable) ones that offer this.  Is it important?  Most are Energy Star rated, and from the point of view of the Appliantologist-in-Chief, this is a bad thing, at least for dishwashers.  Should I try to shun this rating?  Ignore it?


These things are really expensive, particularly for the 20 cu ft ones I'm considering. :down:

In Topic: Kenmore 106.70192001 Leaking

30 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

I followed the advice of the group and finally got the drain tube thawed.  The ice extended wa-a-a-a-ay down the drain tube.  (Joy.)


It worked fine until a couple of days ago.  Now the problem is back.  (Woe.)


Is there an easy, reasonably cheap way to avoid having to do this every time it gets humid here?  As I mentioned in the first post, I wrapped a wire around the heater element and ran it down the drain tube.  Apparently there isn't enough conducted heat to prevent the tube from freezing.  I think I saw something about a device that plugs into the heater element connection and extends down the drain, but I can't come up with where I saw it.


Is it time to spring for a replacement?



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