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Member Since 12 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 06 2013 07:47 AM

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Kenmore dryer - 110.67862600 - loud squealing

02 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Hi - dryer is ~3+ years old.  Just started making a squealing sound.  It's continuous, not just on startup or stopping.  It's getting worse.  Of course this is right in the middle of a big load of laundry needing to be dried.  OK to use it and live with the noise until I get it repaired?


Also ... I am not sure if I should be looking at this as the issue:  http://fixitnow.com/...d-broken-belts/


or should I be looking at this solution: http://fixitnow.com/...er-in-the-door/



Fix venting fan for GE Microwave JVM250AV001

10 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Hi - I have a GE Spacemaker microwave mounted over the range, model JVM250AV001, made in May 1995. The vent fan vents to the outside of the house, or at least it used to until the fan started making a really awful noise a couple years ago. We figured there was either a physical obstruction in there, or the fan motor had gone bad. It's a bear to take off the wall, so it was a call to the repair place. They told us the fan part is no longer made. So, it's either a service call to hopefully clear an obstruction, or put it back up on the wall since nothing can be done about it. Not worth the money, so as a result, we haven't used the vent fan in about 2 years.

Recently I ran across some models much like this one in a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore shop, which I could pick up for cheap, and pilfer them for parts to repair the one in my house. My question is whether or not this is a good idea. I am reasonably handy but I need some good guidance before I try this out. One of the things I've read is that microwaves can be dangerous due to storing power even when disconnected. So, before I got into this on my own, or even possibly calling a local repair place to see if they'd be up for it, I figured I'd get some input here first. Thanks

Warm Refrigerator - GE TBX22PAXCRAA

12 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

Hi - I am one of the thousands with the warm fridge/cold freezer issue. I've done a lot of looking around here so that I don't COMPLETELY embarrass myself in front of the master, although I know that despite any amount of preparation, I am not worthy.

My fridge temp is around 40-43 degrees, with the air damper opened all the way open, and the thermostat turned all the way cold. The fridge seems to run properly - cycles on and off, all fans work, compressor kicks on and off, etc. Definitely not a problem with the light staying on inside the box.

So, I spent some time here:


and decided to get a look at that evaporator coil. I'll tell you, on this model of fridge, it was a royal pain, because once all the screws and tabs were released from the rear panel, it was still held in place by a plastic grid on the left side that directs airflow near the ice cube trays. Until I figured out how that thing snapped in place and got it released with a screwdriver, it was tough going. It snaps through the metal panel into a square air duct behind the panel, and the tabs are in the 9 o'clock and the 3 o'clock positions.

Anyway, I snapped a picture of the coil and attached it here. I don't think I have an evap coil problem, but please correct me o master for I am not worthy. I definitely don't have an iceball, and it's not frosted closed. So I don't think replacing the defroster or the bi-metal switch will help me... any suggestions?

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