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Commercial Frigidaire Upright freezer FCFS201LFB4

23 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

I ran this about 3 months ago and found a frozen drain. These are the models with the evaporator and drain up towarda the top, and evaporator fan is in the ceiling. Anyway, I cleared the drain, and all was well. I ended up going back and found the drain frozen again. There was icicle drops off the vent for the evaporator motor. I called techline and they gave me a part# for a warmer bimetal and a 6 hour defrost timer to fix the issue. I have yet to replace the parts, but I wanted to share it here. Part#'s are: 240386404 and 5303917633. Basically, it's to make the freezer defrost longer and more often so the moisture has plenty of time to drip down and drain.

Old Frigidaire refrigerator

01 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

So I was riding with another tech all day today because we had a lot of helper jobs. We get to this old refrigerator another tech order a thermostat for. This lady was convinced he told her it needed a defrost timer. Well indeed he did tell her that, but what he meant was thermostat. Well her son or whoever he was visitng her from Florida. Morton the electrician. Apparently, Morton tested the timer and told her it was bad. Needless to say I showed them how the fridge would not kick on by manually advancing the timer. She said well that just means the timer is bad. I then ohmed the timer out right in front of her and Morton the worlds greatest electrician, and the the contacts closing on each terminal as I advanced the timer. Was she convinced? Nope, still wouldn't shutup about the timer. I then jumped out her thermostat and showed her everything running. She says," that noise right there is what it started doing when that timer wwnt bad." I said no, that is your noisy compressor because this is 26 years old. So my fellow technician had enough and said you want a timer we will get you a timer! The thermostat we had was wrong anyway. Then they argued over how fast they can get the thermostat on Amazon. First off, they didn't even know the correct part number :) At this point we are both pretty pissed off. So we told them they are more than welcome to order it and fix it themselves. Of course they didn't want to do that. How can people be so dumb when I proved the thermostat to be bad multiple times? Now she is costing herself an extra $30 for a part she doesn't even need.

international heater co. model OLS-111F oil furnace

28 September 2014 - 09:24 PM

This is my bro in law and sisters furnace. I know this thing is pretty old. I'm doing a tune up on this since they just bought this house. I don't really work on oil furnaces, but these are designed just like the new generation heaters I worked on in the military. The model says what I listed on the title. It has another number which is CS195-60 at the top of the data plate. From what I gathered this is a 60% efficient.

Does anyone have any idea who manufacturered this unit, or a part# for a set of electrodes that will work on this. The electrodes appear to be about 6 inches from the end of the threads to the tips. They have two long flat bars that hook on the back. It would be nice to replace those too since they are a bit pitted.

New Appliance Service Manual added: Kitchenaid KFIS20XVMS5 Refrigerator Tech Sheet

20 September 2014 - 09:54 AM

File Name: Kitchenaid KFIS20XVMS5 Refrigerator Tech Sheet

File Submitter: BryanS

File Submitted: 20 Sep 2014

File Category: Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper

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oven temperature probe

20 September 2014 - 08:24 AM


Ok, we all know I'm a refrigeration guy, but I will be working on everything at some point. I was on a call with another technician on a double wall oven and I was doing the fridge. He uses an insulated probe to his meter and wraps it on the oven rack so the tip points up. He has a craftsman meter and his probe looks like it has a fiberglass jacket. All I have is the regular fluke brown style. Will that style melt on an oven rack? The jacket looks to be plastic. I was looking at ordereding the cooper-atkins probe I posted above. They make good probes for hvac and this one has a fiberglass jacket. Any thoughts on this probe?

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