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DurhamAppliance

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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#263812 Repair Manual GSD4610Z02AA

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 06 August 2013 - 06:35 PM

Order up!..... . http://appliantology...4-z-mechanical/ If you need further assistance... ask your questions in the Kitchen Appliance Repair forum... Yeah, I know it's bouncing things back and forth... but an orderly site benefits us all.


#263797 icemaker won't stop filling. water overflows, no ice.

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 06 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

if the water still flows as per spannerwrench's suggestion, replace the valve. If the water stops flowing when the fridge is unplugged, replace the icemaker




#263695 GE Refrigerator Side by Side Model# GSH22JSTA SS / GM239688

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 August 2013 - 07:32 PM

regarding the evap fan... typically you won't need a full defrost if it is bad... like Sensei Reg says... evap frost pattern will tell the tale. You certainly don't want to jeopardize a new board with a failing evap. fan motor as GE fan motors can trash a board


#263688 GE Refrigerator Side by Side Model# GSH22JSTA SS / GM239688

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

test/replace evap thermistor. If it tests bad, replace it and you're done. However, intermittent defrost problems are usually a result of a bad board. If you decide to replace the board, go ahead and replace the evap thermistor ($9) and safety thermostat ($9) as well.


#263660 Fridgidaire SxS FSC23R5DB9: cant change temperature setting

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

What numbers are on the display? Frigidaires will lock in and flash an error code as well.


#263645 GE Adora water dispenser will not turn off

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

is it that the dispenser won't turn off, ie light stays on, or is it just continuously dispensing water yet no electronic sounds or noise. If the latter, disconnect the power to the water valve in the back of the fridge. If it continues to do the same thing, replace the water valve.

The inlet water valve on your fridge is constantly under pressure. When you press the dispenser button, the dispenser sends power to the valve to "open the gate" and let the water flow. It's possible that your "gate" is broken or has something lodged in it. By removing power to the valve, we can determine if the "gate" is constantly open thus broken or jammed. Btw it's a two part "gate" system, so the icemaker side could be fine while the water side is bad but the whole thing must be replaced.


#263631 GE Monogram Refrigerator Model# ZFSB23DXASS: Replace M-Board and Inverter, No...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

Pduff is correct, this system uses a two part interconnect evap and does not have a three way. . Even if yours had one it would not logically be the problem since both ff and freezer are at an increased temp but testing them has become part of my routine.Amazingly, I have never encountered a bad one. But they are certainly found in many GE models such as PSS PSC PSW's.

Btw Alex, don't assume the converse is true. In otherwords, just because it doesn't have a variable rate compressor, don't assume the fridge only has a single evap. I have an ahole of a GE fridge that proves it.

Also, let me get this straight. Did you violate the first rule of GE fridge repair? And I know you know it... test/replace thermistors before you replace the main board. Yeah, I know... you said not to ask... but rulez is rulez.... uh.. unless they are only guidelines.

Secondly, did you violate one of the main principles taught here? You know this one too... Avoid going out on a call on an unfamiliar appliance without having or studying the sevice manual/tech sheet. I have learned even if I think I am familiar with the model number or series, double check to make sure. One single letter or digit difference from the model number you are familiar with could make all the difference in the world. All of a sudden, standing before you will be some alien creature with its tech sheet removed. Then you have to put on your poker face in front of the customer all the while your brain is saying "what the f#@&!" .... yeah, you can tell... been there, done that.


#263588 GE Monogram Refrigerator Model# ZFSB23DXASS: Replace M-Board and Inverter, No...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 05 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

Is this the same problem you had prior to replacing tbe boards?

Give us something to work with.. You have to at least test thermistors, test 3 way switch and check frost pattern.


#263521 Icemaker "seizing-up" during cyle - Amana Fridge

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

I would imagine in your final scenario the icemaker was binding or the mold heater was malfunctioning and eventually the thermal fuse blew. This is normally what I find if the harvester is in an upright (12 oclock) position. If the harvester was in a 2 :30 position and there was ice in the mold but not being harvested as in your initial scenario, then it is a problem with fridge temp or icemaker thermometer. . Mold heater and thermostat are in the mold, not the module. Since the probability exists that it could be either the mold the module, or both and combined with very little price difference, entire icemaker replacement is in order.


#263518 why is service manual request topic locked?

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

Ask for the manual you need, just like you asked about this topic being locked.


#263499 Refrigerator & Freezer No Longer Cooling (with Symptoms Video for Better...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 August 2013 - 05:28 AM

JJ there is no convincing him becaue he
1) watched a bumbling tech from a reputable company and thinks "this can't be that hard."
2) is mechanically inclined and believes that translates into refrigeration repair
3) plans to purchase all the needed parts and tools and return them upon completion or failure
4) has an emotional attachment to the fridge
5) has yet to comprehend the full magnitude of what he wants to undertake.
6) will skirt around any licensing requirement since no one would know
7) believes a combination of an extremely patient master, forums and youtube will teach him what is akin to the deadly buddahs palm technique without having to learn the basics that are taught through years of performing katas, "wax ons, wax offs" and other learning and reinforcement routines.
8) must have a secondary fridge or an extremely patient family who enjoys eating out.
9) will become more determined to prove us wrong each time we advise against him doing the repair and
10) in a nutshell, has yet to learn from one of our greatest Instructors here... Master Kenny Rogers, who has received his honorary title by uttering what has become one of our foundation principles... " ya gotta know when to hold them... know when to fold them, know when to walk away, know when to run."


#263474 New Appliance Service Manual added: Whirlpool SxS and Top-Mount Refrigerator...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

File Name: Whirlpool SxS and Top-Mount Refrigerator Service Pointer: Incomplete Defrost

File Submitter: DurhamAppliance

File Submitted: 03 Aug 2013

File Category: Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper


Whirlpool SxS and Top Mount fridge service pointer for warm fridge due to incomplete defrost. Adc modification to standard defrost

R8178769

February 2009


Click here to download this file




#263417 Refrigerator & Freezer No Longer Cooling (with Symptoms Video for Better...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

Man that's one Great video!  Definitely a sealed system failure.  I believe your compressor is toast. Probably a result of overheating due to a failed condenser fan. Either the board went bad causing your fan not to run or your fan motor is bad, destroying the board and may likely do the same to the new board. In any event, my suggestion would be to replace the fridge. In the video you said you purchased the fridge in feb 2005. If so, your fridge is 8 years old ( although you wrote it was purchased in 2007). That is just short of the life expectancy of  fridges  made after 2002. 14 years is what the experts say but it is more like 8-10 years. The amount of time and money your would spend to repair it would best be served in looking for and buying a new fridge.   My hats off to you though...you've learned a lot about fridges and provided a master class in how to show and explain symptoms.

 

If you are intent on doing sealed system work, there may be other masters better suited to provide you with guidance.




#263353 Ge fridge - temp fluctuating icicles in freezer. PSH25MGWABV

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 August 2013 - 03:55 AM

the diagnostic kit is a great tool but like all diagnostics from every manufacturer, the thermistor test only tests for short, open and closed. They do not test the thermistors to see if they are out of specifications regarding temps. GE explains this specifically:



#263352 Where is Darwin when you need him?

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 August 2013 - 03:45 AM

Did one yesterday. An LG made kenmore. The property manager said their normal repair guy doesn't work on Lg's so they called us. Problem, the icemaker did not work. Top mount freezer so no water dispenser. They just had a plumber install a new water line since the old line stopped working. I put the ice maker in test mode.... it sprung to life but no water. Pulled the fridge and saw the plumber had bypassed the non-working dedicated fridge house spigot and ran a line from the basement. He did not add a shut off valve on the new line to the fridge (idiot). I loosened the line on the fridge water valve expecting to see water gushing out. Nothing. Tightened it back up, went to the basement and backed out the saddle valve (on pex piping no less... idiot) and water shot through the line. The landlord paid for an idiot plumber so I figure he might as well pay me. $120 for a ten minute job. God I love idiots.





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