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Shawnna

Member Since 04 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Feb 15 2014 06:51 PM

#277538 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer door not closing all the way?

Posted by Shawnna on 13 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

You are the best - no matter how many dumb things I ask, you are always there for me.  Thank you so much!

 

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#242427 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 14 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

Well..... I ended up paying a repair man $360.55 to replace the motherboard in this one.

Long story but suffice it to say that a family crisis made it such that I needed to save the 401K money so I couldn't afford the new one.

We'll see how long this last this time. Repair came with 90 day warranty.


#241317 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 24 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

Ok - one more recon trip today to the small, well known and highly reputable appliance shop nearby (King and Bunny's in Renton) because they had the exact model I want on the floor. It was in stainless and I need black but other than that, it was the exact model - counter depth and all.

And they are $100 less than Lowes!!!

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Going to order it as soon as my 401K withdrawal gets here - hopefully in the next week or so.

Thanks again to all of you!!! You are all incredibly helpful and I'm deeply indebted to you!

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#241270 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 23 October 2012 - 11:51 PM

Oh, another thing, Consumer Reports is only a marginally reliable source on reliability. Consumer Reports tests all the appliances when they are brand new, They base the reliabilty of the appliances by asking their readers in an annual questionairre what problems they have had with their appliances in the past 10 years. Since not everybody reads or subscribes to Consumer Reports, it is not a "real world" report on the reliability of appliances.


Excellent points all around hun!

The recon I did today helped me with a couple of things:
  • Look at the different units and manufacturers
  • Lowe's has Kitchenaid (won't get anything from Sears even if they were giving it away!)
  • A small, well known and highly reputable appliance shop nearby me (King & Bunny's in Renton) has a good price on the Kitchenaid I want - $1799 plus tax, delivered, installed and old one hauled away.
  • The online store where I can save basically the tax on the Kitchenaid unit is OK (I got my LG washer/dryer from them) but I'm thinking I'd like to deal with a local, non-big-box store. Besides, the online store wants $40 to haul the pos GE unit.



#241247 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 23 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

LG refrigerators have been very troublesome and keep in mind that alot of servicers refuse to work on them and they are a Korean company. Just what we need for this economy, more imports. I would stick with the Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid or Maytag.


Ok - the info about LG being 'troublesome' is helpful. I did check Consumer Reports and it is the highest rated.

As for LG being a Korean company and the impact on the economy - well - at the risk of pissing you off - I'm a true capitalist at heart. I want the best for my money. If that means buying from a manufacturer not in the good ole USA - so be it.

:whistling:


#241013 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 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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#239323 In honor of your guidance and patience

Posted by Shawnna on 16 September 2012 - 09:32 PM

With all of your help, I have repaired:
  • My Maytag washer - 3 times
  • My GE refrigerator - 2 times
  • My microwave oven - 1 time
And I have avoided purchasing things that would quite likely have been a huge mistake.

I am so deeply grateful for your guidance.

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I'm especially grateful for our beloved host <insert real name here if I knew it!> Sensei. His never-ending patience with me and his help have truly been a blessing and saved me a bucket of money.

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Beer fund donation incoming next Friday (my payday!).

Love you all!


#239277 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 15 September 2012 - 06:36 PM

It's most likely the thermostat is ok. Replacing it without testing it is a precaution. You can't get to the thermostat to cut and splice the wires?


Nope - can't get to one screw to get the cover off to get to the wires. :down:

I don't think the defrost thermostat is likely to be bad; it doesn't cycle off and on with every defrost cycle like most of them do; it is just there as a safety device. If you're not able to use an ohmmeter to check the heater, a visual inspection can tell you that it's bad


Well.... I got the old heater out easily - and it looks bad to me when comparing it to the new one.

What I'm concerned about is the service manual says this:

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I've got it going now and it's cooling down nicely with the new heater in it. I'm tempted to just put it back together and see what happens. But before I do that, I wanted to check in with all of you and see if I should worry about what the manual says? If so, I'll leave it apart and call a repair man.

As always, your insight is most appreciated!


#239009 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - freezer not freezing

Posted by Shawnna on 09 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Ok - I got the back wall off and everything is covered in ice.

How do I turn off the freezer section but leave the regular side on?

Here's a pic of what it looks like. I've got a hair dryer in it now trying to get the ice off.

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#233286 Whirlpool dryer model WED7300XW - intermittent scraping noise?

Posted by Shawnna on 29 May 2012 - 12:39 AM

As always

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Thank you soooooo much!!!


#232913 Whirlpool Gold Built In Microwave GH7155H5

Posted by Shawnna on 22 May 2012 - 10:48 PM

Wait, Shawnna! Wow, that's quite a graphic! I'm sorry my distraction with my service business has made you feel that way. Do you have the wiring diagram for this unit? Of you're willing to keep working on it, I'll help you troubleshoot it. We can also talk via phone to help kickstart this process if you want to. PM me your phone number and a good time to call (Eastern Time).


hehe... I love that graphic (my day job feels like that more often than not).

And no worries on the microwave hun - I've ordered a new one. You're incredibly kind to offer and I'm deeply grateful.

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I'm betting my refer will be the next appliance to take a dive on me so I'm sure I'll be back.

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#232035 Whirlpool Gold Built In Microwave GH7155H5

Posted by Shawnna on 08 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

:wallbash:

Damn thing is doing the same thing it did last time...................

As I was reading through this thread, I realize how darn ignorant I am and more importantly, exactly how patient you are all with me.

I haven't used the electrical tester thingy since this first repair so I'm going to have to keep this thread open while doing my probing and stuff.

Lord knows I definitely can't afford to buy a new one just now.

Wish me luck fellas!

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#225561 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - Ice (crushed and regular) won't dispense?

Posted by Shawnna on 28 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

*slaps forehead*

Sure enough..... one of my little frozen thingies for my water bottle was stopping the ice auger. Easy peasy fix.

And yes, I do realize that had I had even one ounce of a clue, I could have checked that without even bugging you all for help.

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#225459 GE Profile PSS25MGNA refer - Ice (crushed and regular) won't dispense?

Posted by Shawnna on 27 February 2012 - 10:59 PM

You linked to the cuber/crusher solenoid. The augur motor is here ==> http://www.repaircli...7X11546/1092033

Shawnna, remove the ice bucket from the freezer and see if the augur screw at the bottom of the bucket is frozen in place. If it's not, then the augur motor drive motor may be bad. I've PMed you the service manual for this refrigerator.


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Thank you so very much!


#214225 Which to buy - Maytag or Whirlpool - see pic of options please

Posted by Shawnna on 13 November 2011 - 02:16 AM

Whew....... I placed my order - and I feel so relieved this search is DONE!

Here's what I bought:

http://www.appliance...-wm2350hrc.html

http://www.appliance...g-dlg2351r.html

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