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Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Frig/freezer not cooling
« Last post by milty60 on October 18, 2016, 09:25:45 PM »
Appreciate all the advice - is there any DIY I can do besides the behavior of the frig that I can do to point to low Freon or restriction or bad compressor, etc? I'm comfortable buying a compressor and putting it in - if that's the issue - and then pricing out a tech to charge it with Freon.

Being a 14 year old frig - if it cost me a couple hundred bucks to have fixed (or is that low?)  - do you guys feel it will last at least a year or so or is that impossible to predict?

I'm using a very tight frig I pulled form the basement that my landlord provided when we first moved in - family of five - I could tough it out and in 6 months or so buy a new frig if that's a wiser way to spend the money


Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Frig/freezer not cooling
« Last post by domain on October 18, 2016, 08:58:59 PM »
system leak or bad compressor, time for a new one.

I'd go with low charge or restriction. Compressor is likely just fine. Still costly.
Chit Chat / Re: pge power problems
« Last post by theoldstoveguy on October 18, 2016, 07:07:16 PM »
It use to be they were responsible for the wires to the house. Trees rubbing and such they trimmed trees,not so much anymore. I have several customers that were told they were responsible to check the lines for problems and notify them. If you had a problem with say a surge, you had to prove that all were in PERFECT working order before the problem arose.???
  Uh oh.   Please see the attached photo.  Is this what you (curjones) mean by a partial frost pattern?

So, I may have a leak after all.   But where is it coming from?

But as far as the order of cooling goes, I am almost certain that the process in the Samsung is the opposite of what you describe.  It cools the Fridge (or BOTH) first, and only then does it switch to the freezer side.  I have only rarely seen it (by watching the status monitor) set the 3-way to freezer very rarely and not when I first plug it in.  I happened to be monitoring it this afternoon when I saw the status LED change and heard the motor move and then saw the temperature on the freezer side go UP not down.  That was puzzling.  I then took the cover off and snapped the photo.  There is only frost on the top end of the evap coils.  The bottom is barely frozen.


Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: LG LFD22860ST ice maker not making ice/no light
« Last post by Atlsud on October 18, 2016, 05:21:58 PM »
The wires are black, red, blue, green/yellow stripe.
Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Amana SRD21VE (yea, old) Defrost Thermostat
« Last post by mz3own on October 18, 2016, 04:15:48 PM »
yup skip the heater
Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Amana SRD21VE (yea, old) Defrost Thermostat
« Last post by jdog on October 18, 2016, 04:06:03 PM »
I would probably change to timer (AP4246797) as well. Part runs about $16.00. I wouldn't change the heater.
Washer Repair / Re: whirlpool cabrio
« Last post by curjones on October 18, 2016, 04:01:15 PM »
Thanks Baldwin, I have not had one of these yet, and I have the new manual, but didn't see that.  So I have a homework assignment to do tonight.  I assume this may have a different bearing and seal kit number to adapt to the clutch. ???

another time another post hope the man here gets it figured out.
Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: Frig/freezer not cooling
« Last post by jdog on October 18, 2016, 04:00:24 PM »
Yep, sorry to say, it sounds like you have a system leak. You can call around to get a couple of estimates for repair but it will usually be pretty pricey.
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