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RETIRED: Online Appliance and HVACR help for SD members

maxiemag 623 May 10, 2008 at 08:05 PM
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I will do my best to help any and all in the repair or diagnostic of any appliance.
My expertise comes from 30 years of doing the work and 20 plus of running and owning an appliance and HVACR company.
All I ask of you is to follow these rules and suggestions:


Remember to include your model and serial numbers in your post!

I can't tell you how many times loungers ask me for help repairing their appliance and they either give me a bad model number or none at all. Without a valid model number, I can't look up diagrams or find out anything about your appliance. So, here are:


the Ten Commandments for BikerEric's Online Appliance Help




1. Ye shall read the model number directly off the manufacturer's tag affixed to the appliance., not from the owners guide!

2. Ye shall use these diagrams to help you locate the manufacturer's tag if you are having trouble.

Window Air Conditioners
[partselect.com]
Dishwashers [partselect.com]
Dryer [partselect.com]
Freezer [partselect.com]
Stove or oven [partselect.com]
Refrigerators [partselect.com]
Washing Machine [partselect.com]
Trash Compactor [partselect.com]


3. Ye shall speak of the Brand Name

4. Ye shall mention if the appliance is electric or gas (natural or LPG [propane])

5. Ye shall speak of the configuration of the offending machine ie.side by side, front load

6. Ye shall speak precisely of the problem. not just it's broke , it doesn't work

7. Ye shall understand that I may ask for pictures if possible

8. Ye shall know and understand that I am doing this on line, So I may ask you to do a check on something. I have no idea how handy you are or what your abilities are, So you are doing these checks on your own responsibility. If you feel that it is beyond your ability , PLEASE let me know! BikerEric nor SlickDeals assumes any responsibility for your aptitude or abilities

9. Ye shall not blame BE if his diagnostics might be not be correct

10. Ye shall offer up thy praises in the form of reps or better yet as a donation to a local charity

11. Ye shall keep this tread "chit-chat" free and on topic

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BikerEric's Online Guide to buying or replacing Major Appliances and HVACR


Please understand that I am very opinionated about brands and manufacturers . My opinions come my experience on working on these units and my dealing with the manufacturers. I scan the newspaper ads weekly to see who has the best price for the best products! I am not a pricing service. I do not work for or have any support from the manufacturers or from the dealers!


1 Ye shall explain what appliance you are replacing

2 Ye shall explain in detail what you would like to buy or purchase

3 Ye shall understand that my questions to you ( while seemingly personal) are to help you realize whether an appliance will work for you.



Ahem!
Ahem again


Current Appliance Rebates and Forms

Appliance Recalls updated when recalls are announced.

Links to repairs:
Frozen Drain Line
Cleaning a Condensing Unit
Cleaning you refrigerator's fan and coil
Testing Whirlpool Modular Style IceMaker
Why BE does NOT recommend Front Load Washing Machines
Replace door cam on sxs refrigerator door
6 Ways to avoid appliance problems
How to replace a Kenmore/Whirlpool/Roper/KitchenAid/Kirkland Automatic Washing Machine Coupler
How to install a Kenmore/Whirlpool/KitchenAid/Kirkland Automatic Washing Machine Lid Switch
The back of a whirlpool electric dryer [applianceaid.com]
How to replace the defrost heater(s) , defrost termination tstat and defrost timer in a GE SxS refrigerator
still under construction
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Quote from maxiemag View Post :
I'm sorry but I do not know how to put a picture here............
Model # ET18NKXFNO1
SER# 1225359
Thanks!
No picture needed.

Your freezer drain line is frozen
You will need to defrost and clean the drain line
There is a small non mechanical part needed to prevent this from happening again

Tools you would need:
Flashlight
Phillips screwdriver
1/4 nut driver
Very Hot water
Turkey baster
a couple of big towels
and the willingness and/or knowledge to try
Let me know
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Ok just tell me how!
Thanks!


Quote from BikerEric View Post :
No picture needed.

Your freezer drain line is frozen
You will need to defrost and clean the drain line
There is a small non mechanical part needed to prevent this from happening again

Tools you would need:
Flashlight
Phillips screwdriver
1/4 nut driver
Very Hot water
Turkey baster
a couple of big towels
and the willingness and/or knowledge to try
Let me know
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ok the part needed will be:
FSP819043 heat probe kit
about $12


First unplug the refrigerator
empty the freezer entirely
empty the top shelves of the refrigerator
If there is an Ice maker you will need to remove that as well
(2 1/4 screws near the top & 1 at the bottom, wire haring harness will need to unplugged)

Place towel on top ref shelf to catch water
in the freezer compartment
there are 2 screws on the floor in the front corners - remove them
now pull the floor out
you will see several (3 maybe) screws on the back wall - remove them
you will now pull the back wall forward and to the right - let it lean against the right wall
you will now see the coil ( silver thing) underneath will be a frozen block of ice
you can use a putty knife to remove the "sheets" of ice on the floor
You should use a blow dryer ( forgot to mention that sorry) and blow dry the ice block
sop the water up with a towel as you go along
once alll that ice is gone
use the bdryer to blow down the 2 squarish holes ( as they have ice in them too)
you will see a silverish "pan" in the back, about 2/3 of the way to the right is a hole
take your water and heat it very very hot
now use the turkey baster and slowly push the hot water into the drain -- this may take several times
at some point the drain will open and you will see the water drain down
slowly pour about 1/2/ cup hot water down the drain

Now you will take the Shepard's crook piece and place that around the black rod under the silver coil ( with the big hole to the front) making sure that the dong part of the piece is in the hole
use the included screw to tighten to itself
you will not need the tube that came with the kit
Make sure you have all the ice and water cleaned up
and reasssemble
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Where do I buy this part?
Thanks!
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Make: GE True Temp Electric Oven
Model: JKP15W0A2WW

My wall-mounted electric GE True Temp (9 yrs old installed by the builder) oven keeps losing power intermittently. For a while I thought my youngest was hitting the "clock" button when he ran by, but it turns out the power is going out for about 10 min and then coming back on. Any ideas?
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Make: GE True Temp Electric Oven
Model: JKP15W0A2WW

My wall-mounted electric GE True Temp (9 yrs old installed by the builder) oven keeps losing power intermittently. For a while I thought my youngest was hitting the "clock" button when he ran by, but it turns out the power is going out for about 10 min and then coming back on. Any ideas?
totally dead ? light wont light
or
display dead?

does the clock reset to a wrong time, when it comes back on?
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totally dead ? light wont light
or
display dead?

does the clock reset to a wrong time, when it comes back on?
Display is dead for sure - I'm not sure about the rest. I have only seen it with the power off once and didn't have the brainstorm to see if it would light. I just keep coming by and seeing the display blinking at me like after a power outage.
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Compressor unit model Carrier 25HBA348A300
Blower model Carrier FY4ANF048

AC isn't cooling well. exhaust is about 5 degrees cooler than ambient air. I have 2 AC units and the heat coming out of the one that works well is noticeably higher. The refrigerant pipe of the one that works is colder and has condensation on it. The one that's having the problem isn't nearly as cold.

I'm in Florida and it's getting hotter and hotter Mad
Not my pic, but the model is the one on the left.

Make it cool please. I'm a good do it yourselfer so I'm hoping I can fix the problem myself.
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(don't listen to me, I'm a newb) The evaporator coil might be dirty. Maybe the run capacitor is starting to crap out?
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Quote from flea View Post :
Compressor unit model Carrier 25HBA348A300
Blower model Carrier FY4ANF048

AC isn't cooling well. exhaust is about 5 degrees cooler than ambient air. I have 2 AC units and the heat coming out of the one that works well is noticeably higher. The refrigerant pipe of the one that works is colder and has condensation on it. The one that's having the problem isn't nearly as cold.

I'm in Florida and it's getting hotter and hotter Mad
Not my pic, but the model is the one on the left.

Make it cool please. I'm a good do it yourselfer so I'm hoping I can fix the problem myself.
I would guess that maybe your filter could be dirty blocking the air flow
are all you vents open too?
There may be a possibility of a low charge

Is the small line hot? (to the unit)
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Display is dead for sure - I'm not sure about the rest. I have only seen it with the power off once and didn't have the brainstorm to see if it would light. I just keep coming by and seeing the display blinking at me like after a power outage.
If the display is blinking , the whole unit is going off and then coming back on, no need to check

You may have a loose connection in the back (on your main power to the unit)
or
maybe a loose wire behind the control panel
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Quote from BikerEric View Post :
If the display is blinking , the whole unit is going off and then coming back on, no need to check

You may have a loose connection in the back (on your main power to the unit)
or
maybe a loose wire behind the control panel
I will pass that info on to my husband. hug Thanks!
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Quote from AggieMomx2 View Post :
I will pass that info on to my husband. hug Thanks!
No problem! If you or he need anything, just post
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