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DurhamAppliance

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
Online Last Active Today, 10:42 PM

#268167 A New Lowe? .. Southwire tools

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 14 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

It seems that Lowe's is replacing all of their electrical tools with Southwire tools. I walked into a store yesterday to get another Amprobe pocket multimeter (great tiny multimeter you can keep in your shirt pocket) and all I found were racks and racks of Southwire electrical tools. No Klein, Fluke, Ideal, Greenlee, Amprobe, just Southwire. I am not familiar with them other than what I read here: http://www.garagejou...05429&showall=1. One thing I can attest to that is mentioned in that thread, is all of these tools are an ugly "doo doo" brown color. But on the other hand If they are in fact good tools, then the color may be described as "chocolate" brown.

Anyone have an experience with this brand?




#267929 GE fridge PSH23PGTA3V

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 11 September 2013 - 10:06 PM

The diagnostic mode is excellent, however, for checking defrost and fan operatons and damper quickly and without pulling out the fridge.


#267907 GE fridge PSH23PGTA3V

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 11 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

I have battled these things constantly and they are a pain. I have yet to get a handle on what what causes this slight increase in Tempe. This is what I've discovered to date

1) change all thermistors in ff section despite testing. Btw the diagnostic test only tests for short or open, not for out of calibration thermistors. You must do the ice water test or just change them and see what happens.

2) Some of these have two fans in the fresh food section.. Make sure you are hearing the evap fan.

3)Make sure the evaporator cover gaskets are sealing properly. I was advised by a GE trainer that some models there is an evaporator cover and fan assembly. I had a model where an assembly was not available but working on one now where it is available. He said this assembly has solved lots of the slightly elevated ff temp problems

4) If your model has express ff defrost make sure it is turning off

Hope this helps


#267686 Bought It Somewhere Else

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 10 September 2013 - 08:58 AM

You lucked out. Some money is best not to be made.


#267678 Service Manual Request Magic Chef RB171PA

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 10 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

What do I get ???........... Two days later, a RB171.....Magic Chef....."According to the wire schematic, noticed the timer was on the neutral side of every thing............


That explains it!

even if it's the cold control, I guarantee the timer is behind it. Once, I was working on a GE that stopped cooling, couldn't figure out what was going on. Went to the garage to check the breaker and what did i find in the garage? A Magic Chef fridge. Put a new timer in the Magic Chef , and the GE fridge started working again.




#267469 How does Infinite Switch for stove top burner work?

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 08 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

leave it to Reggie to beat me to the post.


that goes for the both of us lol


#266994 GE Side by Side TFS28PPDA BS freezer working but not Refrigerator

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 September 2013 - 07:16 AM

heater



limit



#266988 Kitchenaid Refrigerator Model #KSRS25IHWH02

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 04 September 2013 - 02:29 AM

Hi,
I have this customer that I serviced 2 weeks ago.
 
I replaced the emitter and receiver for the ice bin.
 
Red light came on, blinked when holding the flap in and steady when the beam
was blocked.


Are you sure that is accurate? It should be steady when holding the flap in.

With regards to no beam, you may have a bad icemaker. See if the strippers are parked in the normal 2:00 position.


#266963 GE Side by Side TFS28PPDA BS freezer working but not Refrigerator

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 September 2013 - 07:35 PM

If you are going to replace heater and limit then I recommend you get part no. WR51X10029. The limit comes as part of this assembly. The separate parts will work just as well but you don't have to do any splicing with the assembly and you get a new harness.

Defrost-Heater-Assembly-WR51X10029-01219

http://www.repaircli...51X10029/880031

Regardless, the limit on the assembly as well as the stand alone limit has a built in clip


#266907 Thermistor Magic!

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 September 2013 - 12:10 PM

i mentioned it briefly in the video, but adding salt to the water really gets the temperature down fast. It basically causes the ice to melt faster thus dropping the temp of the surrounding water.

So, I guess I'm gonna add a box of salt to the deluxe set... it shouldn't increase the price by more than 10 or 20 dollars


#266906 Whirlpool and Soda stream

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Bring hot and cold together, again? Another recipe for disaster. .. heck what are they going to do next put a highly sensitive electrical board in a cold, damp place? oh, wait!


#266905 GE Side by Side TFS28PPDA BS freezer working but not Refrigerator

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 03 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

it should be clipped to the evaporator, somewhere near the top. The replacement limit has orange and pink wires as does most GE models. Yours should as well, so look for those wires and you should find it.

The air return port should be on the right sidewallof the freezer near the bottom of the evaporator. There should be a corresponding hole or vent somewhere on the left sidewall of the fresh food section about 3/4 of the way down. Sometimes you can see th e light from the ff section if you look near the bottom right of the freezer section.


#266803 just double checking myself - dryer stopped working, faulty breaker...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 02 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

btw, drying clothes in a dryer then leaving, isn't such a good idea. Remember, you have an open heat source and highly flammable lint inside the dryer. It's always a good idea to keep an eye it.


#266789 just double checking myself - dryer stopped working, faulty breaker...

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 02 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

I think you may simply have a bad breaker. Check for continuity across each of the three prongs on your dryer plug just as a quick test to find a possible short or grounding.

The thermostat heater assist, if I am understanding correctly, is a bias heater for your cycling thermostat. It should not show continuity. Basically it is a little heater that fools the cycling thermostat into thinking the dryer is hotter than it actually is. So if you put your temperature setting on low or delicate, the heater comes on, biasing the cycling thermostat causing it to reach its cutoff temperature faster. This causes the element to cycle off, keeping the temperature down.


#266737 Kenmore Coldspot slow ice production

Posted by DurhamAppliance on 02 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

I'd like to bypass the optics and see what happens. How would I do that?

I'm still going to try a data logger.

okay...unplug the fridge then remove the optics control located on the right side of the freezer

disconnect the harness.... take a small piece of wire and insert one in into the connector that corresponds to the black and white wire and another that corresponds to the black wire. Use tape to secure the wires.. Plug fridge back in.

If your fridge is dumping ice when you open the fridge door, maybe your ice bucket isn't seated properly and the cut outs at the top of the bucket aren't aligned properly with the optical beam. Slight jarring of the door may align it enough to allow harvesting.





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