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#291210 How do I know if my compressor is running? Whirlpool ET22DQRDW01

Posted by DurhamAppliance on Yesterday, 10:58 AM

I must admit even with a screwdriver I've broken my share of those damnable things.

#291199 A world without GE Appliances?

Posted by DurhamAppliance on Yesterday, 07:06 AM

They may be considering divesting their appliance division!


If this really happens, this may be the avenue Haier is looking for to increase its market share.... ugh.. a Samsung built Haier/GE dual evap fridge? My service prices went up just thinking about this.

#291198 Zip Programs

Posted by DurhamAppliance on Yesterday, 06:39 AM

Winzip use to be freeware... man, I'm getting old.

#291174 Kenmore fridge 79576203900 lg made.

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 18 April 2014 - 05:56 PM

Here ya go


#291166 PFSS5NJWASS No Display on Interface. Can't set temp.

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 18 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

yep....if you get voltage, then check the connector at the hinge.  Still unsure as to why your evap fan isn't running . It was my understanding that if the interface went out, the fridge would run in normal mode.  Did you check the  resistors under the j2 connector for discoloration which would suggest a bad fan motor? Normally if it is a bad fan, board defrost issues occur. I never seen it take out the interface circuit but who knows?

#291162 Dacor Downdraft Vent System RV36S not responding

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 18 April 2014 - 04:24 PM

Well however you put it, it made sense and helped me diagnose the system! Went today, jumped the 2nd and 3rd pins,  nothing happened.  Measured resistance on the connector and the resistance changed when I pushed the on button.  So I was pretty certain the switch was good and the board was bad.


Then I remembered that fuse I saw in the photo. I removed  a  power junction connector sitting on top of the board to get access to the fuse and tested it.   Bad fuse.  Jumped the fuse holder and the machine sprang to life after pressing the on button.


After searching a bit, I found that fuse at a Lighting and sound shop. Replaced it and all is well!


Thanks again! you guys made me look like I actually knew what I was doing!

#291122 GE Monogram Refrigerator Model #ZIS420NRI

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 18 April 2014 - 06:02 AM

Did you get the manual from the dl section? Search dl section for "zis42*" and several files will come up. Also search the forums using the same string.

Looks like you requested and received this manual a few years back (see http://appliantology...read/?hl=zis42*). In the manual bundle that you received, manual 31-9117 covers your model. Check out page 62 for inverter compressor diagnostic flowchart.

#291065 Now, Secure Logins at Appliantology!

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2014 - 02:55 PM

Good passwords should reflect several things see http://www.microsoft...bid=UjJmkzwlh-7


Use a combination of numbers and letters and symbols if you can


Never use a birthdate or family member name


Never use a word that can be found in the dictionary


and don't use passwords with double letter or double numbers.



It took some thought but I came up with an excellent password using the four least used letters in the alphabet (see http://en.wikipedia....etter_frequency)


and I added the least used pin number  ( see  http://www.howtogeek.com/125378/the-most-common-and-least-used-4-digit-pin-numbers-security-analysis-report/)  and  it fits all those above requirements...check it out


my new ultra secure password    ZqxK8068


  No one will ever guess it now, not in a million years.


Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2014 - 08:28 AM

If it keeps coming off no matter what you do, maybe you are dealing with bad threads. Last resort, try Red Loctite.... but it might not come off when you want it to unless you apply heat.

#291032 GE ge pds20mfs

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2014 - 08:21 AM

Also for full manual on similar model check out http://appliantology...-mount-31-9112/

Search download section using truncated searching ie "Pds2*" to find similar manuals. You can also search "GE Bottom Mount" to pull up other similar models.

#291020 Whrilpool French Door WRF989SDAF Dual Evaportors

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2014 - 03:04 AM

dual evaps are more energy efficient as well . It's nothing wrong with dual evap systems, Subzero has been doing it forever and with two compressors. Let us not get confused between the inevitable tide of advancement and shoddy manufacturing. In other words and in this case, dual evaps don't suck, Whirlpool does.

#291018 GE Monogram Oven model # ZEK756GP5BG bottom element stays red

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 17 April 2014 - 02:23 AM

More than likely a bad relay board


Part number: WB27K5077

Part number: WB27K5077


Please make all manual requests in the Service Manual Request forum.  However,  please watch the video below  then search the Download section  before making your request 




#290934 Kenmore Fridge 25354703402 food section freezing up

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 16 April 2014 - 06:03 AM

What is the temp reading in the freezer? If the freezer temp is way below zero then you have a freezer control issue. The freezer control on this model controls the evap fan and the compressor. If the compressor is constantly running even though temps are way below normal IN BOTH COMPARTMENTS, then replace that control especially if the damper is closed. Basically, by closing the damper, the fresh food control is rightfully saying, "please stop, no more" but the freezer control is saying, " I aint gonna, you shouldn't be so fresh." Get it... "fresh? "..."stop? ".. oh never mind. Tough crowd.

Anyway, testing controls on these Frigidaire made refrigerators is different then the many Whirpool made fridges since both controls operate evap fan and the freezer controls compressor . Basically, if the freezer is at temp, the fresh food cold control can keep the evap fan running until it's temp setting is satisfied. All of this is ran through the ADC.

You can purchase a complete kit which includes ADC, DAMPER AND BOTH COLD CONTROLS on many of these Frigidaire models. Usually this kit is available when the fridge has the old style thermostats which can no longer be purchased. You have to change everything. If the kit is not listed as available for your model, it means you have the newer thermostat which can be bought seperately but it is my understanding that the kit will still work on these models. Those kits take the hastle out of trying to figure out which of the 4 parts is causing the problem.

More, after my coffee....

As far as testing, first.. you said the damper motor works, but is it closing when it suppose to? Make sure you installed the ADC to damper connections properly. It's easy to attach the connector to the wrong spade on the damper motor.

Secondly, the ADC is labeled showing connector wire locations but it's easier to test based on wire colors provided in the manual... choose the proper Frigidaire manual based on fridge production date... you do have the manual, right? Sure you do. It's part of your Frigidaire Fridge Survival Kit that you downloaded .. you do have the... oh nevermind, find it here.. .http://appliantology...r-survival-kit/
Test the voltage at the connectors following the manual instruction. Let us know if you have any problems.

#290920 Kenmore Fridge 25354703402 food section freezing up

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 15 April 2014 - 09:38 PM

I'm not sure where you got the impression that these cold controls don't go bad. If your damper is opening and you installed the new adc board correctly then more than likely your fresh food cold control is bad.

The Adc, the freezer and fridge cold controls, control the evap fan.
The Adc and the fresh food cold control, control the damper as well.
Replacing the adc leaves only the fresh food cold control as the source of the problem. Make sure, however that there is no obstruction preventing the damper from fully closing.

#290893 Where Should My Refrigerator Controls Be Set At?

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 15 April 2014 - 05:19 PM

I'm just glad she didn't crawl in the oven or dryer.

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