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Offline BrntToast

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2009, 11:10:40 PM »
change the therm and there will be a couple more tests

for power to the plug on the back wall and power from the board(this test will tell if it is the relay on the board or a broken wire)

if you have trouble after the therm change post me your complete model and serial number, you have me curious as to why friggy changed boards that affect the UI, with the serial number i can call the engineers to see if maybe they will tell me the exact reason for the change

but i wouldn't hold your breath on that answer, we are not responsible for injury or death to users of the forum  :P

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2009, 11:15:34 PM »
Good.

I will be ordering the thermostat tomorrow.

Thanks again for your help.  8)

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2009, 12:27:06 AM »
AppliancePartsPros has it for $12.05+$6.95 shipping.

The Lowe's parts vendor has it for $14.87+ $7.99 shipping. But I do get a substantial discount since I am an employee [I have previously ordered a glass cooktop replacement for our stove that was $178 and $148 after my discount]. So I'll be able to see which one is cheaper when I call them tomorrow. But I have a feeling AppliancePartsPros might still be cheaper.

It would be better if I knew what kind of places locally would keep this part in stock, but I wouldn't know where to begin to find that out.

BTW, I think this thread might win the title for most posts mainly between 2 people in this forum's history.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2009, 02:54:49 PM »
The part is ordered. It should arrive in 2 days.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2009, 02:06:36 PM »
Part arrived. But I now realize I have no idea how to use a crimp-on connector. I have one of these things: http://www.crazypc.com/images/accessories/toolkit/wirestripper.jpg

I guess I just squeeze the connector using the top part of those pliers?

Sorry for such a basic question.   :embarassed:

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2009, 10:07:54 PM »
yup, just squeeze em on the connector, then give a lil tug on the wire to make sure its secure, if the wire does pull out it was not on tight enough

but.... if it does pull out, you wont get the wire in a second time and you have to go out and buy another connector
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2009, 10:22:23 PM »
Ok then. If I mess it up I can pick them up tomorrow. Should I leave all the wire intact on both the fridge side and thermostat side, or should it be shortened any?
I figure it would be okay to leave it all but I thought I would ask.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2009, 01:21:50 AM »
Okay, the thermostat is on.  It didn't really take long at all. The crimps held nice and tight. You were exactly right about those shrink tubes that were included. I used a hair dryer and they shrunk immediately but stopped shrinking right before they were supposed to. They slipped right off the crimps (You can see the differnece in size between the crimp and shrink in one of the pictures). So I just wrapped up the edges in electrical tape. I felt better knowing they were sealed. Anyway, I guess I'll see tomorrow if it worked if there is a lot of ice on it or not. Here are some pics. I'm actually proud of it. lol

Here are some pics I took:

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #88 on: June 07, 2009, 09:13:21 PM »
Update:

I took a peek through the vents at the bottom, but I can't tell if it is a light frost or ice, but I don't want to start taking off the panel and looking now and making it worse.

In test mode, I am happy to report that it shows that it has been defrosting (whether it actually HAS or not has yet to be determined). It shows in the last 72 hours (or since Friday night when I had it unplugged changing out the therm) that it has defrosted twice. First time showed that the duration was 8 minutes, the latest time was 9 minutes. Also, the D no longer flashes.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #89 on: June 07, 2009, 09:15:00 PM »
argh, I hate having no edit button. In addition to my last post, I wanted to know what a normal evaporator that defrosts on its own is supposed to look like? How thick of a frost is supposed to be on it? Anyone have a picture?

 

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