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Chit Chat / Re: rtgh-84dvln rheem on demand water heater pulsing
« Last post by haroldshell on June 24, 2017, 10:00:07 AM »
wife turned the gas half off when cleaning! EASY FIX, LOL!
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Service Manuals, Wiring Diagrams & Tech Sheets / GE Dishwasher Bulletins
« Last post by dab147315 on June 24, 2017, 09:44:17 AM »
Here are some bulletins Below.
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Dishwasher Repair / Re: Kenmore Not getting cold enough
« Last post by dab147315 on June 24, 2017, 09:36:14 AM »
Yeah thats what i thought.
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Dishwasher Repair / Re: Kenmore Not getting cold enough
« Last post by Jbrune on June 24, 2017, 09:34:42 AM »
Thanks ---- based on this, it's looking like a sealed system problem? It's almost like the picture in the top right.
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Dishwasher Repair / Re: Kenmore Not getting cold enough
« Last post by dab147315 on June 24, 2017, 09:30:59 AM »
Quote. It's not that cold and only the top row has any frost on it....a very thin layer. The lower rows are all clear. None of the rows are all that cold to the touch. Time to buy a new refrigerator.
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Dishwasher Repair / Kenmore Not getting cold enough
« Last post by Jbrune on June 24, 2017, 08:49:42 AM »
I have a 20 yr old Kenmore refrig model 253.78137890.
It's a standard top freezer unit with a back coil. It only has an evaporator fan.
The condenser runs and runs and runs but the freezer only gets to 30 degrees. The cold control thermostat is set OK and the evaporator fan is running.
The evaporator coils are not iced up and it's not in defrost mode.
Performed tests on the defrost timer, cold control thermostat, defrost bi-metal thermostat, overload and starter relay, compressor capacitor and on the compressor itself.
All appear to be OK.
As I said earlier, the evaporator fan is running: blowing out lots of not so cold air.

I've read that a properly running refrig's  evaporator coil should be very cold to the touch -- almost to the point where your finger may stick to it.
It's not that cold and only the top row has any frost on it....a very thin layer. The lower rows are all clear. None of the rows are all that cold to the touch.

As I said, the compressor runs continually and based on my tests of the cold control thermostat, I believe would shut off if it ever got cold enough.  BTW: can manually shut off the compressor with the thermostat.

So, what else could be causing this? 

I noticed this only upon being notified by better half (so if could have been getting warmer and warmer for a month or so).

Is there anyway I can test the effectiveness of the compressor? It tests out Ok electrically but that doesn't seem to be a true test to me.

Maybe a slow coil leak (if there is such a thing as a slow leak).

If there's no leak, would it need a recharge?

Sorry for the length of this but am grasping a straws.

Thanks for your help.
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Thanks! Much appreciated!
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I just got a Magic Chef Mini Fridge (3.5 cu ft.)  (Magic Chef Mini Fridge Model# mcbr460ds) and I can NOT find any information on the internet about it. When I plug it in nothing happens. When I say nothing happens I mean there are no clicks....no nothing! I want to just replace the overload and start relay (The only 2 electronic components that I can see on the compressor) but I cannot find out any information online on the part numbers or to cross reference.

Could it be that this cross references with
HMBR350WE1/HMBR350BE1/ HMBR350SE1?

I am guessing the parts that I need are:


Magic Chef 6R8MD3 PTC STARTER

Overload 314MFBYY

Pics









If need be I can take a pic/get numbers off of the compressor if that would help.

Thanks in advance

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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: GE JVM1950SR1SS
« Last post by scrapiron on June 23, 2017, 10:18:10 AM »
The 21 volts AC to the turntable motor is supplied by the fan motor. It's a "trans-motor" that steps the 120 Volts AC down to 21. The control board switches the neutral off and on to the motor. So.. if you've replaced the motor and checked the wiring and fuses, all that's left is the fan motor or the control board.
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Dryer Repair / Re: Speed Queen gas dryer approx 5 to 10 years old
« Last post by Thorning on June 23, 2017, 09:34:02 AM »
For the benefit of others who are curious about this work, I took a  modern Whirlpool gas dryer gas valve assembly with a 2 coil type valve and put it into this old (about 25 years old Speed Queen gas unit) . It took some significant rework of the gas supply line and the mounting of the burner into the flame tube. The reason I did this is the old gas valve and/or the coils  which were not working properly were not available  at least that I could find at a reasonable cost if at all. The rest of the dryer is in good shape and I did not believe it should end up in a junkyard. I have some pictures if anyone would like to see them. It works OK so far---good heat.
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