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Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-18-2013, 12:11 PM
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Posted By OlaS
you mentioned that they are pretty much alike, so...

you mentioned that they are pretty much alike, so I was wondering if I can get away buying the 2188820, even though it is for newer KitchenAid model, instead of spending triple the amount for the...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By OlaS
Newer: Whirlpool 2188820 Thermistor -...

Newer:
Whirlpool 2188820 Thermistor - AppliancePartsPros.com (http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-thermistor-2188820-ap3757728.html)

Older (the original): Part number: 1116959...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-18-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By OlaS
Dear Gene, Thank you so much for your kind help...

Dear Gene,
Thank you so much for your kind help and explanation. Here is my struggle, the newer thermistor is 1/3 of the price of the old one.

The only difference I see visually is that the new one...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-17-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By OlaS
I just found out that the readings were for a...

I just found out that the readings were for a different thermistor - the later model: KSSS48K or KSSS48Q. This is the only service manual I could find. the thermistor is a bit more modern model:...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,925
Posted By OlaS
the resistance usually goes down with the...

the resistance usually goes down with the temperature goes up. At least this is what happens with the thermistors I looked at in KitchenAid models.

Having same problem, but in my case the resistance...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-16-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By OlaS
Fridge too cool - KitchenAid Side by Side

Hello dear experts,

Here is the update and another query.

I replaced the 3 in 1 relay that my mechanic (now fired) put in with the original relay (Whirlpool 819160 Overload/relay Kit -...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-16-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By OlaS
Thank you so much for your help and...

Thank you so much for your help and explanation.
I got the OEM relay for this model and installed it. Worked like a charm!
The compressor started and the freezer temperature stabilized around 0 +/- 5...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-12-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By OlaS
Still did get the answer

Rich,

This is a 20 year old fridge - so the compressor is the old type and the original relay is a PTC type.

You answered a slightly different question than I asked.

Let's try again.

My...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-12-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By OlaS
Help me understand please

Rich and other Pros,

Here is what I am contemplating about.

If my 3 in 1 was able to start the compressor, even though the HP rating on the 3 in 1 was lower than the HP on the compressor, then why...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-11-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By OlaS
Link to how to test the compressor winding - great!

For all folks reading this post here is the link to the post how to test compressor windings.

How to Test Refrigerator and Freezer Compressors...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-11-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By OlaS
Dear Richappy, Thank you for your reply. all...

Dear Richappy,

Thank you for your reply. all other causes were tested already, but thank you for listing them, that gives me confidence that we actually did the proper testing to identify the...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 04-10-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By OlaS
How to test compressor windings and grounding

Hello dear experts. I have similar issue than the one explained in the http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/193358-freezer-fridge-not-cooling.html thread.

The compressor...
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