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DurhamAppliance's Blog > Disassembling a GE Double Drawer Fridge.. PITA Video

Posted DurhamAppliance on 18 May 2014 - 06:41 AM

I had lots of fun disassembling and reassembling this GE model PGCS1NFXASS and I had the pleasure of doing it twice in two days.

The first day I replaced a bad mainboard and replaced the evap thermistor for good measure. There were no burned out fan resistors and the evap fan seemed to work fine. Rookie mistake. I still should have tested the fan's rpm...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Repairing Samsung Fridges, Simplicity to Supremacy Pt 1

Posted DurhamAppliance on 18 May 2014 - 05:48 AM

I hope this helps you kick some Samsung Fridge Bootay!

On a Samsung repair, the First thing you do is talk with the customer about the problem. DO NOT open or let customer open the doors or unplug the fridge. "Ma'am, don't touch the fridge. Only the facts, please."

The second thing you MUST do with Samsungs is "talk to the fridge." Again do not op...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Frigidaire Refrigerator Survival Kit

Posted DurhamAppliance on 09 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

Finding Frigidaire manuals is a bit different from other manufacturers.
The Style and manufacture date are more important than the model number.

Once you know the manufacture date for a fridge, simply pick the last manual produced before that date. If you don't know the date, you can always click here ,http://b2b.frigidaire.com/support/manuals.asp a...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > You can't touch this... Non-contact voltage detectors

Posted DurhamAppliance on 27 January 2014 - 02:22 AM

Why so many voltage testers? Well during last years ASTI, the instructor in Basic Electronics asked for those who were afraid of electricity to raise their hand. I embarrassingly raised my hand along with a few others.

He then asked for a show of hands of those who had a healthy respect for electricity. To those he replie...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > GE Fridge Mainboard Load Test Video... intermittent Fridge

Posted DurhamAppliance on 14 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

Complaint was intermittent Cooling on a GE SxS profile... temps in the 30's, ice melting, soft ice cream etc

Sensors all passed ohm test

No apparent seal, gasket, dispenser door leaks

All fans working... condenser coils clean... light switches okay

Frost pattern perfect... no defrost issues

compressor and relay okay.

So maybe the board fails wh...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Cold outside, Chili inside... Gadgety cooking with Durham

Posted DurhamAppliance on 11 January 2014 - 07:47 PM

1 pound ground beef
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 ounce) cans dark red kidney
beans, drained and rinsed
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes,
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 ta...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Never Worry or How To Approach Any Repair With Confidence.

Posted DurhamAppliance on 09 August 2013 - 11:10 PM

Went to a range repair last week. Old electric Frigidaire drop-in. Not much info to be found. One burner not working. No worries I say, for I am DurhamAppliance.

Didn't have a manual and never disassembled one of these before... no worries I say, .. How hard can it be?

Get out there and discovered it uses those really thick swivel style burners.... N...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Loose Seal

Posted DurhamAppliance on 25 July 2013 - 08:40 AM

So, I was working on a Frigidaire freezer yesterday. Lots of condensation on the ceiling and near the door. Everything looked okay, initially. Customers say the door is always locked to keep the kids out. Diagnostics showed no problem. No defrost, defrost drainage nor light fixture issues. The customers weren't home so I made this video and emai...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > My kingdom for a pair of glasses

Posted DurhamAppliance on 27 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

Here I am on Memorial day riding shotgun going to Virginia to visit in laws About 5 hour ride, round trip. Wife wants to drive so I'm chillin. Brought my tablet, turn my phone's hotspot on thought I'd get some quality time on Appliantology. I brought everything I need. Or so I thought. I forgot my eyeglasses.. damn.
I feel like Burgess Merideth i...

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