Posted by Radio Loco
on 06 October 2014 - 02:39 AM
I'm referring to an inline filter drier on the input side to the G5. Refrigerant can act like a solvent and will collect dirt and debris while pumping out a system, which could take out the G5's (or any recovery machine) compressor. I use an inlet screen too.
Not a huge concern with indoor home appliances. Just double protection for a very expensive investment. This is the most expensive tool in the arsenal.
Posted by Radio Loco
on 30 September 2014 - 02:41 PM
Did you closely inspect main pcb for obvious fried components? Either way it is now prime suspect due to the power company induced surges. Always protect your appliances with surge protecors if it has a pcb in it. I would say your neighbors are experiecing the same fall-out.
See page 47 (lower right corner) of manual for light explanation.
Did you ohm out the the PO and CO compressor contacts to ground as vee8power stated above? You should read infinite resistance on the meter.
And you did verify you ordered the correct inverter (A or E) depending on the flavor of your particular compressor?
By process of elimination (swapping inverter, checking amp draws and voltage/resistance checks), you have logically narrowed it down to the main pcb. I would be hesitant to call it a sealed system problem at this time, but the next step would be to replace the main pcb to rule that out.
You can order the main pcb EBR67348003 thru this site, which is a direct link to Appliance Parts Pros, but they have a 5-6 day lead time.
Posted by Radio Loco
on 27 September 2014 - 10:26 PM
In addition to my MW122A power supply, I made this test jig for the GE BLDC 4-wire evaporator and condenser fan motors. After watching Samurai's video, I wanted to see if I could come up with something to eliminate the jumper wire and battery connection wires. This will plug into the front of the J2 connector, instead of back-probing it.
1.) "C"-size battery holder. Removed top wire lead. I left bottom spring in for tension.
2.) Heavy duty 9vdc battery terminal snap connector.
3.) Craft magnet (130 gauss rating). Cut to back of holder size. Can hang on frig while testing, kind of like a meter mag hanger.
4.) 20 awg wire: white, red, yellow. 9 inches long.
5.) SPST switch.
6.) Male split-end Molex open barrel contacts. Not sure on size but they have a tight fit on my WX05X1499 harness.
7.) Heat shrink: 1/8" and 3/16".
8.) 20 awg non-insulated butt splice.
9.) Velcro strip.
10.) Duracell 9V battery.
I cut a rectangular hole in the top of the battery holder for the on/off switch. Drilled a small feed-thru hole for the red wire. Soldered the positive wires to switch and heat shrinked. Butt spliced red and yellow wires.
Output on red and yellow wires (each to white negative wire) = +9.68vdc.
One thing to note is test jig wire color coding matches frig J2 connector color coding -- except pink condenser wire. Don't have any pink wires in the garage . So plug and play.
I plan on making a standalone test harness for the MW122A power supply also.
I don't know, that Fluke sure is sexy. Just the "shiney tool" syndrome taking over my brain again. It makes my Craftsman 50455 seem so inferior now. Thanks DA, now I have IR thermometer envy. And there goes this month's budget, again .
I look at it this way..... if you spend a little more now on your test equipment, the tools that help you accurately diagnose the appliance (which make you money), then it's a no brainer. Harbor Freight is probably not the way to go.
Stay cheap on your common hand tools, you can always upgrade later. But choose and buy wisely on your test equipment.
It definitely sounds like you have APPLIANTOLOGY BURN-OUT.
We all get it from time to time, no matter what we do for a living. You need to take some well deserved time off, now!
Money is tight for all of us, but there are some free things you can do. Take the significant other and go hiking, camping, local museums. Something.
Just get your head off your work and have some fun. If your boss has a problem with that, tell him to f**k off. After 5 years of service, you deserve some time off. He is definitely taking advantage of you and he knows it. And he will continue to do so until you won't let him.
We're all looking out for your best interest Scott. The time is now to put an end to this unfair treatment.