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#318647 black oil

Posted by DurhamAppliance on Yesterday, 08:32 PM

I think it would serve you better if next time you put the manufacturer and model in the topic along with a short description of the problem. Many times something as obscure as "black oil" is not descriptive enough to lure those who may be familiar with your issue. Most techs especially busy ones , who want to help don't read every new post. They read ones that have titles that interest them or ones which they know they can provide advice.

#318528 Ge Profile PSDS3YGXCFSS Warm on both sides... I'm at a loss...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 24 April 2015 - 06:44 AM

From GE regarding variable speed compressors (from a manual for a different model but same should apply)


#318485 Samsung RF267AERS/XAA drain

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 23 April 2015 - 07:59 PM

The clog can be really deep, I use a 1/4 water line, force it down the drain and shoot steam in the line and force the line further ... otherwise it can take forever if a really bad clog. As bro A97 says, those duckbills have anothe hole where water will pass.

#318474 Kitchenaid KSCS25INSS00 compressor cooling fan not working

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 23 April 2015 - 06:23 PM

That's because you replaced the display board, instead of the mainboard...p/n W10219463

Part number: AP4411082

Part number: AP4411082

The dead giveaway is you said you bought a rebuilt board instead of having your board rebuilt... Finding a rebuilt mainboard for sale for this part number is next to impossible... Although if patient or lucky, you may find one between $500 - $900. So you have to have yours rebuilt

#318428 K/A Wall oven KEMS308SSS05

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 23 April 2015 - 05:30 AM

Bro Elmomd.. You're a tech and from what I can tell, a good one, so do you really need us to read to you from a service manual easily found in the download section? I don't even work on microwaves and found the info in less than a few minutes..... at least try.... if you can't find it, let us know.

#318366 Hotpoint SxS Ref M#: HSS22DDMCWH FF side NCOO

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 22 April 2015 - 09:59 AM

Mske sure evsp thermistor is properly installed and you might as well change the fridge compartment thermistor.... let's hope your bad fan did take out the new board.

#318298 Electronics workstation basics

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 21 April 2015 - 10:50 AM

Yes I agree a can of air inverted can achieve the same effect. But the compressed air doesn't have the "COOL" factor. Sometimes I imagine I'm Mr. Freeze from the Batman series. "Take that Caped Crusader" :dude:

So I'm not the only one who pretends to be a spy or super hero while on a repair.... my favorite while working on electronics is pretending I have to cut/connect the correct wires in a short amount of time to diffuse a bomb..sometimes underwater... . I've blown myself up countless times.. lol

#318195 Kitchen Aid KSCS25FJSS01 refrigerator problem

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 20 April 2015 - 06:03 AM

If you cannot find the manual in the download section, ask for it in the Appliance Service Manual Request Forum... Thanks!

Tip: Also try searching the forums.. you will find others have requested the manual (including me, years ago) but if you read one of the manual request threads, you will find some pertinent documentation. Let me know what you found.

seehttp://appliantology...-appliantology/for tips on searching the forums and download section


Posted by DurhamAppliance on 19 April 2015 - 11:06 PM

ah ha... I see he put "drain error code" in the tags.... not the best place for crucial info that's not also placed in the post itself since many browsers as well as the mobile theme do not show tags.

#318185 Kitchen Aid KSCS25FJSS01 refrigerator problem

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 19 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

If no power to the compressor then I would strongly suspect the mainboad. However, the 3 n 1 concerns me as there may also be a problem with the compressor.

Try forcing the compressor on. through diagnostic mode... test for power... if no power:

Test the compressor windings and try connecting the 3 n 1 to a 120vac source and see if the compressor runs.. make sure to disconnect it from whatever it is currently connected to (should be the board) .

If the compressor runs consistently with no problems, replace board. Let customer know that the 3 n 1 may significantly reduce the life expectancy of the compressor. This way the customer can make an informed decision about whether to undertake the repair

#318156 MFI2266AEB High voltage board fails repeatedly after 2 to 4 weeks

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 19 April 2015 - 12:37 PM

Service test 183 tests keypad operations..

Service test 171 tests actuator pad.. . repeatedly test pad and actuator in an attempt to recreate the problem... see manual for details

#318155 Model# KGRS807sssc0/Service Manual

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 19 April 2015 - 12:11 PM

Next time, please double check your model number and allso provide manufacturers name when making a request.. Thanks

Btw, did you search the download section before making your request? If so, what search string did you use, what did you find and are you certain it's not compatible with your range?


Posted by DurhamAppliance on 18 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

What do you mean you need more info, Applianceman? .... didn't you read "THE" error code came up? ... Heck, it even came up again....not good enough? ... You actually want a code number? ... okay... today "THE" code is "B9" How do I know that? It takes skill, bro... real skill....let me show you....


#318066 Samsung RS263TDRS side by side

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2015 - 10:11 PM

I've never known any refrigerator to not run the fan when the compressor is on.

lol... have you found many things this fridge has in common with those fridges you are thinking about?... Per Samsung discussing forced mode:

"Some fans will be turned on in this mode, to allow voltage testing. The door switches still control the fan operation. (Fridge fan is still controlled by the compartment sensor, Cond fan by the ambient sensor) "

Ive repeated myself on this point countless times.... here goes again .... you must test everything at the board.... especially sensors. test them all.... I don't care if the complaint is a bad water dispenser... TEST All SENSORS..... period... end of story.... it takes only a few more minutes.

Sensors can have an affect on the fridge that may not be aparent or conform with how other fridges use sensor info. Particularly if you don't know these fridges, search for any and all anomalies...erase the "this is how the other fridges work" diagnostic method from your mind. That sensor may or may not be your problem but if you had tested early on and found it to be out of spec, you could have saved lots of time.

#318064 Samsung RS263TDRS side by side

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

also some models use an ambient thermistor to determine when, if and at what speed the condenser fan motor runs.

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