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Member Since 31 Dec 2007
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TFX25ZPBEWW GE refrigerator/freezer intermittent

10 January 2014 - 09:27 AM

I have a GE refrigerator/freezer I have lost confidence in.  It has failed three times in the last year.  It is old, but has a three year old compressor.  First, I replaced the start capacitor and it started up.  Next time, I manually rotated the defrost timer and it started up.  I replaced the defrost timer.  The last time it failed, I moved the temperature selector to off and back to on and the compressor fired right up.  About the last thing I can think of is the temperature control thermostat.  Is there any good way to test the one I currently have?  Thanks!

GE GTWN4950L0WS washer - chattering noise under tub

05 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

I have a GE GTWN4950L0WS washing machine making a chattering noise under the tub.  It fills, spins and drains fine.  I guess some ears or cogs not cooperating in the transmission?  Anyway, I'm stuck in removing the 1 11/16 nut (which has loosen and a clockwise arrow on it). Attached File  GE GTWN4950L0WS.jpg   86.34KB   12 downloads   I chewed it up a little with a pipe wrench.  Shouldn't this be easy??? I have an 1 11/16 deep-well socket on it now, but I can not break it free???  Am I being an idiot? Am I missing something or just a weakling?  I assume I need a new clutch ( Clutch WH38X10017, shaft and mode shifter assembly)  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!

1999 GE side-by-side TFX25ZPBE WW start capacitor question

20 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Start capacitor failed on this GE refrigerator/freezer TFX25ZPBE WW  I needed to get it running and the local parts house did not have the factory part in-stock.  I installed a Supco start/overload capacitor.  Runs great.  Would you trust this $5 capacitor vs the $38 factory part (http://www.repaircli...ber=TFX25ZPBEWW)?  The compressor had previously been replaced with a DD86C16GBU6 Matsushita unit.  Thanks.

Gas water heater outlet plugged

07 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

Just something I've never seen before. The apartment owner reported very low hot water pressure. Cold water fine. Took off the hot water outlet line. The outlet tube in the water heater was almost completely clogged with a sand-type consistency "paste", as best I can describe it. I had to use a screwdriver and vacuum to chip away at it. It must be some type of mineral build-up. Gas water heater on city water. Just wondering if anyone has run across this before?

Washer spin RPM required?

24 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

Has anyone researched or thought about the optimal spin RPM for a washing machine? I almost bought the GE GTWN4950LWS from Home Depot for $299. Then I saw the spin RPM is 700 RPM's. This washer does have a large tub, so I'm guessing 700 RPM's is acceptable. RPM's seem to vary from 700 to 1600. Just looking for input on where that should really be? Just looking for a washer, easy to repair with no frills. This seems great, it the clothes come out dry enough. Thanks for any input!

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