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Samsung RF267AERS/XAA drain

23 April 2015 - 07:04 PM

I was called out to this after a friend was out clearing the fresh food section drain. I found exactly what he reported: The drain was frozen but the clog was about a foot down the drain, about at the line between freezer and fridge. I got it clear and then found these duckbills on both drains. The duckbill with the chunk out of it is the FF one. I just pinched it with my fingers and it ended up like that. This looks like the fix for the Whirlpools before we heard of the p-trap. I made sure the drain was rooted out and with the notch out of the duckbill, I'm thinking it will be okay.

Is there something else I need to do to make sure the drain stays open? There's already a strip of aluminum around the heater, at the opening of the drain.




Kenmore 253.44502607 Evaporator fan not running

23 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

I went to this one and the evaporator fan wasn't running. It was showing me an "E" in the freezer display and an "F" in the ff display. I'm thinking freezer fan error  I saw that it was a 12 volt dc fan but I wasn't seeing any voltage to it. I unplugged it to look at some wires and when I plugged it back in, the code was gone and the fan came on.This is a side by side with the control mounted under the fridge. The owner told me over the phone that it was doing exactly that before he replaced the board and fan himself, a board he found on Amazon. Then it would only run for a day and then the EF code would come back.

I am thinking he got a bad board but I have no experience with this type of unit. Is there something else I should be looking at to find the problem?  

LG LSC27921ST/00 Dispenser Clogs and Jams

17 October 2014 - 06:48 PM

Went to one of these where they never dispense cubed ice because when they do, cubes get hung up in the chute, holding the flap open. This has been since the unit was new but the warranty  servicer didn't get it resolved. Now they only use crushed ice but every once in a while the crusher will jam. I examined the ice bucket and found nothing broken. I just had a thought(too late) that maybe making the cubes smaller would help. This seems like something there would be a service bulletin about, but I didn't find anything on the LG site. Anybody know anything about this?

S/N 905MRAQ06840

Built In Fridge KSSC48MHS00 Evaporator Fan Runs Slow

24 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

From the work history I see the fan motor had been replaced twice. I went to it and found the fan motor running slowly. the instant I put my voltmeter leads on it, it fired up at full speed. There was no wiring diagram with the unit so I downloaded one from here(Thanks Samurai) and went back with it, and one of these:

Part number: AP3109138

Part number: AP3109138

Installed that, turned the unit on, and everything seemed okay, good airflow into the fresh food section, I heard the damper running until the door was open, compressor, condenser fan all humming along.

I was called back to find the same slow running fan. This time, I checked the fan's voltage at the pc board in the FF section; again the instant I put my second lead into the hole, the fan fired up full speed. I went through all the wiring between the freezer and FF side from the fan to the pc board; one wire that goes from the pc board to the damper motor looked crushed, so I cut out that piece and re spliced it.

The thermistor's resistance was 3.3k at room temperature. 

1. Would a bad thermistor make the fan run slow? It's a single speed 120vac motor.

2. The tech sheet says to check the thermistor, but I don't know what values to look for.

3. When I arrive, the fan is running slow; it's running full speed when I leave, all 3 times.

Does anybody have any Ideas on where to go with this one?

KSSC42QTS02 Ice Dispenser Frost

05 July 2014 - 08:24 AM

This Kitchenaid built-in refrigerator has symptoms of a broken ice door. There's frost on the flap in front of the icemaker and around the bottom of the in door ice bin.

The doors are sealing and the ice door flapper seems to hold(but lightly) against its opening. When ice is dispensed, the door stays open for 12 seconds. That seems like a long time. I saw no broken parts on

the dispenser but to take it apart seems to require bending back tabs of the stainless steel door skin which holds it in. I was not willing to do that yet.

The lady of the house says the 4 of them, all grown, use the dispenser a lot.

Is the delayed closing of the ice door causing the frost issue?

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