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#309638 RFG297AAWP Samsung Refrigerator Not Cooling Fridge or Freezer

Posted by BryanS on Yesterday, 10:00 AM

Good point on the 3 way valve. I don't know about Samsung, but I know GE and Whirlpool you can feel if the valve is changing positions. Basically, you unplug the fridge for a minute or so, and you should feel the valve vibrate 3 times as it goes into home position after you plug it back in. This is basically the test I was always told about by techline. I wouldn't imagine the Samsung would operate differently, but I've never tested a 3 way valve on one that I can recall.

#309615 RFG297AAWP Samsung Refrigerator Not Cooling Fridge or Freezer

Posted by BryanS on Yesterday, 06:36 AM

Sounds like a sealed system leak to me. Usually, I found oil at one of the drier joints on Samsung, but it could be a coil leak as well.

#309543 Jenn-Air JFC2089HPY Sagging Doors

Posted by BryanS on 14 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

Part number: ap4425973

Part number: ap4425973

These are the hinges. You may want to make sure your screws aren't pulling out of the holes. I've seen that happen, but not on these models. You may also want to look at a parts breakdown to make sure you have all parts. I would also make sure your freezer door hasn't slid up. I've set those freezer doors to high and the fresh food doors rubbed it. Should be some screws on the door that sits on the rail bracket front.

#309451 kenmore fridge 10651189113

Posted by BryanS on 13 December 2014 - 09:17 AM

Remove the ice bucket and take the 2 phillips screws off the front cover. You should be able to see the ice maker mold and check for ice. You can also remove the cover to make it cycle. This unit has diagnostics. It should be the farthest left two buttons and hold for 5 secs. I think step 15 checks the optics. It should change 1 to 2 if the optics are working when you open and close optics door. If it doesn't register 1 and 2, then you may needs a dispenser board, optics, or a wiring issue. Optics on these haven't been much of an issue and I've done maybe one or two dispenser boards. You won't get this ice maker to cycle without unplugging the fridge, installing the jumper from T to H, and plugging back in. I will say I've had luck running the water dispenser test, then jumping the ice maker during that test and it cycled. Most common issue I've found for ice maker problems on these models are the ice maker motor modules or frozen fill tubes. Locate your tech sheet and use the diagnostics. Diagnostics are your friend :)

#309284 Bosch dishwasher SHE43F15UC-60

Posted by BryanS on 10 December 2014 - 10:28 PM

How are you testing the capacitor on ohms? You can only test them that way with an analog meter to verify if it charges and discharges. I'm pretty sure you cannot verify that on a digital. Or use a capacitor tester. Either way, I think any cap with the correct uF rating and voltage would work. Like you said, mounting may be difficult.

#309182 lg fridge model lfx25960st

Posted by BryanS on 09 December 2014 - 06:17 PM

Ice room fan is the error code. It is in the freezer section. Their are topics on this to replace the evap cover with a new design. I'll see if I can find it but John63 would be the one to help with that.

I would imagine the cover in the post will be what you need.


Posted by BryanS on 07 December 2014 - 07:48 PM

Like Durham said join voxer. They have an appliance911 channel that you can hop on and talk to other techs if you are stuck :)


Posted by BryanS on 07 December 2014 - 03:51 PM

Our company has access to Frigidaire techline, but I don't know what they pay. Honestly, you should be able to get most answers on here, or just by going over the tech sheet and running diagnostics. I'll call the techline if I remember tomorrow and see if they have an option for signup. Maybe you can go from there. Their techline isn't even the greatest. I just use them when I run into an issue that has me dumbfounded and need someone to take the fall over the misdiagnosis, or just to see if I'm correct in my diagnosis.

#309042 K/A frig. KBRC36FMS01, chirping / not cooling

Posted by BryanS on 07 December 2014 - 03:22 PM

Was the fan running when you arrived? Could you feel air from the vents? Was it chirping because of high temp alarm? If everything was running, damper was open, the coil wasn't frozen up, then I would say you may have a control board issue. It wouldn't be the first these built-ins had a bad control board. The board appears to be discontinued and would have to be sent off for repair. I'm just guessing at this point because I don't know how far you actually dug into this fridge to verify coil was clear and what all was running before it shut down.

#308921 Liebherr WF 1051

Posted by BryanS on 05 December 2014 - 05:45 PM

I just wanted to share my findings on the refrigerator. This Lieberr is basically two seperate units. The one side is fresh food is the other side is half wine cooler half freezer. We found this running but no frost pattern on the freezer evaporator. Techline informed me that the leak is more common in the wine cooler section. The evaporators are actually foamed in place on these. You can remove the panels and feel around the plastic liner for a bubble. If you have a bubble, thats means that coil has leaked, and I assume seperated the liner from the evaporator. This issue is nonrepairable and the unit has to be replaced. Lucky for our customer they still had a sealed system warranty.

#308362 wrf560seyb00 whirlpool french door

Posted by BryanS on 28 November 2014 - 12:17 AM

From left to right is switch 6 to switch 1. Press and hold switch 6 and 4 for 3 seconds to enter diagnostics. Switch 1 will toggle you through each step. Step 5 will show 3 leds lit up from left to right and that turns the heater on. Step 6 turns the heater off and no LEDs will be lit. To exit diagnostic hold switch 1 and 2. This is from the tech sheet according to Whirlpool for this model.

#308308 Freezer lights on a GE ZIS420NR

Posted by BryanS on 26 November 2014 - 10:50 PM

There also appears to be a 2 amp fuse down by the transformers. That may be the issue.
Btw searspartsdirect.com shows that transformer as available.
Also by the looks of the parts breakdown the transformers may be behind the toekick, but I thought they were in the freezer section bottom. I'm not certain though.

#308306 Freezer lights on a GE ZIS420NR

Posted by BryanS on 26 November 2014 - 10:44 PM

I doubt a blown bulb would cause the freezer issue. Maybe you light switches are acting up. Some light switches control fan coming on, and obviously the lights. Most built-in GE fridge problems I've ever had were mainboards, temperature sensors, and cracked drain pans. I did have on newer GE built-in that had a LED board that controlled a LED light assembly in the fresh good and all the other bulbs ran off a transformer. You are missing a letter at the end of your model.

Oh! Wait! I do see transformers!
Part number: ap3189470

Part number: ap3189470

Part#wr62x10030 is the freezer side light transformer. Looks discontinued. May have to check other sites.

#308295 PLHS269ZDBP Water Line Freezing in Door

Posted by BryanS on 26 November 2014 - 06:15 PM

Is this in warranty? Are the freezer temps in range? I don't know of any heater kits for Frigidaire unfortunately. I did have one in warranty that kept freezing. It took like 4 doors before we got one that wouldn't freeze. I don't know if it made any difference, but I put the last door on it and I replaced the water line with some tubing out of a Frigidaire water tank kit. I only replaced it because this one was getting jacked up from all the door changes. Wether it was the , water line, or a combination of both who knows.

#308294 Electrically Troubleshoot an Analog Pressure Switch from a WFW9500TW01

Posted by BryanS on 26 November 2014 - 05:40 PM

Whirlpool does not give us techs that information. Who needs that right? Whirlpool is genius... NOT!

What symptoms are you having?

Haha. You got that right. I get so ticked off over have to call the techline just to get a thermistor value. Yea the tech sheet does show the value for 3 diff temps but sometimes those sheets are wrong. I told my boss how pointless I find Whirlpools website because it never has what I need except a tech sheet once in awhile. Where is all the info on how this crap works and readings for certain parts. You know they have it because magically their techline knows the answers when you call them.

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