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Member Since 07 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 01 2012 01:37 PM

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In Topic: Water Dispenser Issue Thermador T18ID80NLP Freezer

01 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

sounds like a bad Controller ...
The manufacturer has replaced part number 448891
with this item, part number 667838

Thanks for the references! I'll have a look into that.

In Topic: Water Dispenser Issue Thermador T18ID80NLP Freezer

31 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

Cheater Cord test results: Smooth water flow from dispenser (no pulsating) although flow was about 50% of what it once was when the dispenser worked properly. I tried inverting the polarity on the cord and (as expected) that didn't change anything, smooth but low flow.

The valve seems to be okay with the pressure since it's flowing smoothly, not sure how come I got a lower flow though, I would have thought applying 115v directly to it would open the valve completely and I would get full flow. I'm a little puzzled by that.

I guess it's time to take the control panel apart and start running some tests on it...


In Topic: Water Dispenser Issue Thermador T18ID80NLP Freezer

31 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Thanks for the input, I'll try a cheater cord to see what results I get.

On the plumbing side let me know if you have any thoughts, there's no saddle valve in my setup. The house is all new plumbing, water for the ice maker is off a Sioux Chef mini hammer arrest box plumbed directly to a 1/2" PEX line. This outlet box is located behind a drawer next to the freezer, the feed hose from the wall box to the inlet of the freezer's ice maker is a 10' braided stainless hose.running under the left side of the freezer as recommended by the mfg'., no kinks that I can see. If the cheater cord test still yields pulsating I'll look into what kinda water pressure I have on that line, pressure is very high in our house, that may be the issue.

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Thanks again, I'll report back with findings.

In Topic: Frost situation on Thermador Freedom 18" Freezer T18ID80NLP

29 December 2011 - 01:47 PM

Well it took a few weeks but I finally have all my parts and buttoned everything back up. I'll keep an eye on it to see if the defrost cycle is now working properly.

Would anyone have information on the frequency of the defrost cycle on this unit and/or what triggers it? Not sure if there's a recommended procedure to monitor it or should I just take it apart in a few months to see if it's still doing its job well?

Many thanks to all, and Happy Holidays and all that jazz of course! :-)

(Moving on to troubleshoot another problem, booo; I'll create a separate post for it...)

In Topic: DS603i door does not close right, leaking

19 November 2011 - 03:38 PM

I just installed a pair of these, with integrated panels. I'm no appliance tech but I would start by removing the tub completely to get an understanding of how the tracks work and take notice how the wiring and water hoses recoil at the back, see if something is snagging. Until that drawer retracts properly for the lid to come down on it and seal tightly you're always going to have leaks.

I've had the double models of those dishwashers before, I really like them but damn they're finnicky.

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