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DurhamAppliance

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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#295773 Testing Amana three wire evap fan

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 07 June 2014 - 06:01 AM

. A very early version of ADC. Budget is correct regarding testing procedures.

If you have ruled out defrost failure, you are sure your fan is the problem and all the tests on pg 15 reveal no issues, check for a bad evap relay by checking voltage at E2 to E9 (Neutral) or ground. You should get 120vac when the fan should be running.

If no voltage, you can do a temporary fix by removing e2 wire and splicing it in with the wire connected to E4. This will turn your evap on whenever your compressor runs. Make sure to do this modification with the understanding that you may be connecting the wire back to e2 when you get a new board.


#295721 Need manual for GE/Samsung refrigerator

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 06 June 2014 - 07:06 AM

search dl section for pfss* and you will find a smorgasbord of helpful items.

I strongly suggest getting the Samsung equivalent fast track... i have to search for that as I forgot which one it is... also need to update my Ge Survival Kit with this info.


#295714 Manual needed KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDL02FRSS4

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 06 June 2014 - 06:37 AM

Btw King, next time include your make and model number in the title. It allows for better indexing and a tech familiar with the model may see your request by simply browsing and be more apt to respond and others can immediately go to the dl section without having to open your thread. A little time on your part saves a great deal of time on ours. Thanks! title edited


#295692 Ice maker troubles..no ice..not cold in box

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 June 2014 - 08:34 PM

Freezer temps should be colder, doesn't seem to correlate with sensors.

I would do the fall back position and change all thermistors... But make sure your duct to the ice room is clear. I had one LG repair where the customer did not properly seat the freezer evap cover causing the ice room fan to blow against the freezer wall instead of the duct


#295567   warm freezer/fridge 1068566910 Kenmore Refrigerator

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 June 2014 - 04:53 AM

ok... is the problem a frost buildup problem? If so, the relay plays no part in the defrost system. How long did you let the, compressor " click?" Understand, it is normal for the clicking to occur when the compressor has built up head pressure. It will click about 5 to 10 minutes during that start cycle.If the fridge has been unplugged for a while, the compressor will fire up immediately. if this happens, unplug the fridge again the reconnect power immediately to test the start windings.. ie the "5 to 10 min clicking mode."

If the compressor is, in fact, not running, then your problem is definitely not related to a defrost failure (unless you have two probleme which is rare) but a frost pattern will reveal all.

Take a few picture of you evap after the system has been running for at least an hour, make sure the defrost timer is not in a position to start defrost during that hour and keep the freezer door closed, remove then take another picture at least 1 hour later under the same circumstances.

Use photobucket.com and upload your pictures to that site. Then from photobucket choose the picture, click on share and then click on the "img link. " When you click on the link it should be automatically copied. Then come back here and paste the link. Better yet, check out this video.




#295550 Ice maker troubles..no ice..not cold in box

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 June 2014 - 11:03 PM

no such thing as a rookie mistake on a Samsung. You are tackling something most techs in your city would refuse to even attempt. Not only are we, but even Samsung themselves continue to find out new things about their fridges (in other words, you have no idea how many times I've tested the wrong pins).

if you hear the fan motor but feel no air, check out my previous statement regarding motor turning but blade not turning. You have to do the 9v battery test and visually observe the fan turning.

btw what are the actual freezer temps now?


#295540 GE Profile Pfs22sisbss warm fridge...weird freezer.

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 June 2014 - 10:31 PM

I was stating a fact and not an attack. Not saying you are wasting our time, but this is how we think. As a nurse, when you order something "stat" you aren't sugar coating it. You are saying what you need to help. If someone takes offense, so be it, it wasn't meant that way. I know i worked in peds icu, neonatal icu for over 8 years.

The fact remains, an unplugged fridge cannot be properly diagnosed. The term "abhor' is not intended as an aggressive term, it is used in its scientific connotation as in "nature abhors a vacuum." Refrigerator techs abhor working on an unplugged fridge in the same manner. To us it's a waste of time and not only our time, but your time as well.

If you took that as if you are wasting our time, especially in light of the long reply given regarding your bimetal question after the statement, then you certainly misunderstood.


#295513 Tech Manual for GE Dishwasher PDW7880N20SS

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 June 2014 - 09:15 PM

Are any of the manuals in the dl section compatible? Find them by searching "pdw78*"


#295507 GE Profile Pfs22sisbss warm fridge...weird freezer.

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 June 2014 - 08:37 PM

Yeah but it was no need to test it, she already did when she tested the heater circuit at the board. The instance of those bimetals being bad is so rare, it would be the last thing I check. Ive done countless Arcticas and Profiles and I have never seen a bad 140f bimetal.


#295494 Ice maker troubles..no ice..not cold in box

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

Keep the ice room door closed for a while then take sensor readings again before opening ice room door. Then laser readings

Double check your icemaker sensor reading. If you get that same value, it may be bad. Unfortunately, it is part of the icemaker and repacing the icemaker would be in order. I know what you're thinking, dumb design... yep, you guessed it.

Btw, your freezer is correctly dropping to —14f and will continue that until the ice bucket is full or you turn the control panel to "ice off. " This is also probably causing the freezing in the ff section since refrigerant passes through the ff section before going to the freezer.


#295270 Damper GE TFX26PPDAWW

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 June 2014 - 12:29 AM

Set controls to normal position and wait to see if the fridge to cools down. It may take 4hrs or more.


#295251 Ice maker troubles..no ice..not cold in box

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 02 June 2014 - 07:45 PM

I was hoping you would come to that conclusion as your readings did not make sense. Ok, my young apprentice, with regards to error codes, remember our earlier lesson. What happens to stored codes when you run diagnostics on a Samsung?

Btw have you checked out http://appliantology...upremacy-pt-1/?

You also need to test ice room as well as icemaker thermistors and I'm getting old and I can't remember if you ruled out the water valve. Btw, Samsungs will reduce freezer temps to -14f until the ice bucket is full.


#295184 service manual:GE...TPX24BPDABB

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 02 June 2014 - 07:26 AM

So did you search the Download section?
If not, shame on you.... If you did but yielded no results then good try. But if you paid careful attention to the search video, you would have continued reducing your truncated searching and searched the dl section for "tfx*" (and later realize the two numbers after the tfx in the model number is simply designating that model's cubic feet) and probably found what you need in a compatible manual/tech sheet or two.

Yeah, I know it takes me longer to go through this then to just post the link... But
1)It helps you more.. you know that "fish thing"
2) it reduces my time expenditure in the long run.
3) it may help others who read this and therefore reduces my time expenditure exponentially
4)and trust me. I wouldn't go through this if I didn't luv ya my bruther!


#295160 GE Monogram Fridge ZISS420DXSS works too good!

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 01 June 2014 - 08:09 PM

Duke, my friend, you have a problem that is difficult to diagnose. Under these circumstances you cannot rule out anything just because it appears to be working fine, that it passes intial tests or that it looks new/updated. You have to ignore what seems apparent and go through a process of elimination. It is certainly best if you can eliminate something physically without relying on tests or appearances. Such a process is time consuming but itremoves all variables and gets you, inexorably, closer to the solution


#295157 ge refrigerator model gss20ietaww

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 01 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

An occasional mouse stumbling into the condenser fan can cause this. But once he's chopped up, decapitated and disemboweled, no more noise. I'm sure your wife will appreciate hearing such good news.... that is until the odor sets in.





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