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reelynyceguy

Member Since 09 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 10 2014 06:05 AM

Topics I've Started

Squeeky GE Fridge

09 December 2013 - 06:50 AM

Hi Everyone...Bought a GE fridge model GTH17DDRWW six months ago and since day one it squeeks loudly while in the cooling cycle. The noise appears to be coming from the cap tube area where it enters the evaporator. I put a bunch of black sound suppressor tape on there, (forgot the technical name for the stuff), but it's just as loud. Drives me crazy. Any advice would be appreciated...Thanks!


Puzzling Fridge Problem

15 April 2013 - 04:46 AM

Hi Everyone...

I have a Magic Chef top mount refrigerator Model #CTB2125GRQ. A few months back I noticed the thing seemed to be running constantly. Food was getting super cold. One weird habit it has is if it sits quietly for awhile and I open the fresh food door, the compressor starts. Almost every time, unless it's in defrost.

I figured it had a bad operating thermostat and purchased a new one (pn 61002085) from Repair Clinic, installed it and thought the thing was fixed. Nope.

Still runs constantly. Still starts when I open the door. Still have to keep controls cranked down so low they're almost off.

This has a rear condenser which is clean. Evap motor runs great, though somewhat loud. No air restrictions on air returns. Door gasket excellent shape.

I'm, well, lost...


Kitchenaid Nightmare

22 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

Hi Brothers... Customer has a Kitchenaid range Model KGRA806PSS04 gas range that got whacked with 220 volts when a tree fell, knocking out the house neutral. It's dead...no display, but the electronic spark module still activates surface burners. There's no voltgage to the display from the "appliance center" board, but good voltage in to the that board. So I replaced the appliance center board yesterday, but still no juice to display. Without a wiring diagram or manual, I'm ripping my hair out. There are two thermodiscs mounted behind the console:no volts present at the left one, and 120v at the right one that activates the blower if I jump it out. House outlet has 120v and correct polarity.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks...


Rusting Appliances

11 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

From time to time I come across a customer's stainless steel appliance that has developed a surface rust on the doors. Some have this condition within just a short period of time in the home. I'm trying to determine what causes this situation and how to correct it. Most homes are air conditioned, but a large portion of them are near salt water. Is it ocean air? Do you see the same problem in land-locked parts of the country? Can you suggest a fix? Anything thoughts are welcome. Thanks!

I Just Don't Get it...

09 July 2012 - 05:36 AM

Whenever I repair an appliance, if the customer doesn't have one, I always offer a service contract to them to cover future mechanical failure soup to nuts. Some people jump at the chance to save some money down the line. Others refuse out right.
I had a late afternoon sealed system retsriction on a SxS fridge Saturday. The compressor had been previously swapped out already by another service company. (The thing was only 5 yrs. old). When I arrived the customer was ranting and raving about massive food loss, as if I was the one who perpetrated the event on him. I discovered the restriction, blew out the system, drew a long vacuum while I cleaned the fridge coils, etc, recharged the system and the thing layed down a nice frost pattern and started cooling beautifully.
After buttoning up everything I explained to the customer that though the fridge was repaired, there was no guarantee this wouldn't happen again, especially since they had already had the compressor replaced. For $80 my company would cover all repairs for a year.
Instead of gratefully accepting an offer to gain some peace of mind, unlimited repairs for a year with product replacement if we couldn't fix it, she declined, saying "we will wait and see what happens with this repair. If it doesn't work, we'll buy a new one."!!!!!!!!!!
In other words, WE'D RATHER SPEND ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS TOMORROW THAN $80 TODAY!
Am I missing something?


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