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fixit

Member Since 05 May 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2013 10:32 PM

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GE Side by side frig - Freezer too warm -GSS25SGRB

20 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hello all,

 

Last week (Thursday) I noticed the items in the freezer were soft.  The icemaker was still occasionally making ice, however.  The frig seemed to be working fine.  I removed all the items from the frig, unplugged the frig for a day and then re-plugged it in and put thermometers in both.  Since then the frig temperature has stayed at a constant appropriate temp of 35.  The freezer temperature has not dipped below 32. 

 

I went various checks to see if I could find the problem.  Here is what I did:

 

-checked door seal

-checked to see if light was turning off

-checked to see if little door in ice dispenser was closing

 

- removed back panel and cleaned condenser

-looked to see if condenser fan was running

 

-looked to see if coils in freezer were all frozen over

-checked drain in freezer

- unplugged frig and left it unplugged for 24+ hours

 

The freezer did not seem to be overly frosty. 

 

-listened to see if evaporator fan is running.  I think it is.  I assume there are only two fans in the frig--the condenser fan and the evaporator fan?  I can hear a fan running in the freezer and can feel air blowing out.

 

-looked to see what type of thermistors were in there.  They are the open bottom kind. 

-looked at the main control panel, but I don't know what I would look for.  Nothing seemed obviously broken or burnt.

 

I'm assuming maybe the thermistor in the freezer section is broken?  Or maybe the mother board?

 

Any suggestions or assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  My level of technical ability is pretty low.  I can swap out parts and disassemble stuff.  I have fixed two washers and a dryer, but those were very simple obvious problems.  My general approach to fixing stuff is to open it up and see if there is anything immediately apparent. 

 

Thanks again.

 

 

PS:  Forgot to add that although the GE diagnostics in the service manual show a control panel that is just like my frig's, there is no "hold" button to press to start the diagnostic running.

 

 

 


ftf2140es3 Frigidaire Washer

05 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

My Frigidaire washer stopped spinning. But it would spin when in the diagnostic mode. So I suspected it was the wax motor, as detailed in this thread:
http://appliantology...__1#entry136654

I ordered the wax motor and swapped it out. But now the washer thinks the door is open.

Here are the things I have tried:
-Checking the connections to the door switch to make sure they are firm
-Checking the replacement of the door seal to make sure it is tightly in place
-Swapping the new wax motor with the old wax motor to see if it might just be the new part
-Tightened the screws holding the switch in

I also looked at the door catch to see if it looked damaged or broken.

With either the new or the old wax motor in, the door hesitates before it unlocks.

What I don't understand is why I can't restore it to its previous broken condition. Before everything would run fine except the spin wouldn't start.

The fact that I can't put it back together makes me think I am doing something wrong when putting the wax motor in. Also, one of the spring pieces jumped out when I swapped the motor. It is possible I put that back in wrong.

Any suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated. You should not assume that I know anything about repairing stuff, or that something is too obvious to tell me. I do fix things, but generally I only fix things that are obviously broken in simple-to-repair ways.

Thank you!


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