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Disassembling a GE Double Drawer Fridge.. PITA Video

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I had lots of fun disassembling and reassembling this GE model PGCS1NFXASS and I had the pleasure of doing it twice in two days.

The first day I replaced a bad mainboard and replaced the evap thermistor for good measure. There were no burned out fan resistors and the evap fan seemed to work fine. Rookie mistake. I still should have tested the fan's rpm at the board. Heck, I should have just changed out the fan regardless just to protect the new board as GE suggests. But I was trying to save my customer some money. My punishment? A second visit and second disassembly.

This makes two times I had to do a follow up disassembly of this style. A year ago I did a defrost on a similar model but already used up all of my thermistors earlier that day. What joy. At least when doing a follow up dissasembly, the overly factory tightened screws have been loosened up.

bring the whole family as this disassembly and reassembly is lots of fun for everyone. However, you better bring ear plugs for the kids for the curses you'll throw at the fridge designers will be legendary.

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Great idea on the yoga mat DA. Got to get me one now. Thanks for the video.

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Nice Video Very Informative.

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Thanks, man.  Just watching this makes my knees hurt.

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AQAppliances

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Nice video, are you using Google glass? Those are brutal to take apart.

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No, not using Glass, only holding an S3 in my left hand while trying to work. But Glass is an excellent idea, but damn it's expensive!

Going to work on another one of these machines today.. fun for all!

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Well it was a single drawer GE instead but similar disassembly EXCEPT the main basket is also connected to the rails with some nearly invisible tie wraps!  Well, nearly invisible for my eyes as the tie wraps are white and blend in with the white basket.  After fumbling around with it , I finally had to revisit the manual which advises of the tie wraps.  Also ,  the fan cover on the evap panel uses a torx screw instead of a Phillips.....wtf is that all about, GE?? lol

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