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Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By richappy
Either the compressor will not start during high...

Either the compressor will not start during high usage rates when the line voltage is lower, or the lower start current supplied when the start device is warmer, will cause the compressor to not...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair Yesterday, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By richappy
Probably a sticking freezer control on the left...

Probably a sticking freezer control on the left of the control panel.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-22-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By richappy
Your defrost thermostat must be either bad, or...

Your defrost thermostat must be either bad, or the wrong one. Pull it out and test in an oven, should click off around 55 degrees.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By richappy
I think that was going to a thermistor. Still all...

I think that was going to a thermistor. Still all points to a bad board.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-21-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By richappy
Only things left are the freezer air returns and...

Only things left are the freezer air returns and a possible bad motherboard even though it's new.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-19-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By richappy
Measure the freezer and fridg temperatures and...

Measure the freezer and fridg temperatures and post. Also, check to see if the back freezer panel has frost on it.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-19-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By richappy
Still seems like a hard starting compressor. You...

Still seems like a hard starting compressor. You can try a new start device, just make a diagram of the old device wiring then order a new one.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-19-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By richappy
If you have an ohmmeter, I can help. If you made...

If you have an ohmmeter, I can help. If you made a diagram of the old wiring, that would help.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-17-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By richappy
Seems like you have a hard starting compressor,...

Seems like you have a hard starting compressor, assuming you wired in the new start device properly.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-17-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By richappy
Remove the back freezer panel and describe the...

Remove the back freezer panel and describe the frost pattern.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By richappy
Pull out the fridg and remove the screws from the...

Pull out the fridg and remove the screws from the metal motherboard cover.
Locate the 3 pin, gray power connector and remove it. Put a wire jumper between the mating pins labled line and def. Plug...
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By richappy
Take a wad of duck tape and jam the damper door...

Take a wad of duck tape and jam the damper door part way open and then see if the temperatures become "normal".
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-16-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By richappy
What is your problem and correct the model #

What is your problem and correct the model #
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-16-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By richappy
Check if the condensing fan is turning. If ok,...

Check if the condensing fan is turning. If ok, try adding a portable fan to cool the condenser and compressor.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-16-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By richappy
If you changed the fresh food thermistor, remove...

If you changed the fresh food thermistor, remove the damper cover and check if it is jammed shut.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-14-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By richappy
If the gasket is in good shape and mounted...

If the gasket is in good shape and mounted properly, duck tape the door shut till the gasket seats properly. Do this overnight, should be fine in the morning.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-14-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By richappy
Yes, use part #241707701 Check the compressor...

Yes, use part #241707701 Check the compressor pins for molten metal. If there, use a dremel grinder to fix.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-13-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By richappy
Clean a section of the 6/16 tubing from the...

Clean a section of the 6/16 tubing from the compressor, and add a piercing valve available locally.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-13-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By richappy
IS the compressor warm and vibrating?

IS the compressor warm and vibrating?
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-12-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By richappy
Install a ambient control, part #303-505, comes...

Install a ambient control, part #303-505, comes with instructions.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By richappy
There is a sensing capillary tube that must be...

There is a sensing capillary tube that must be routed where the old one was.
Just take the screws out of the control panel and let it drop down.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-11-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By richappy
Most probably a bad cold control AP3037004....

Most probably a bad cold control AP3037004. Remove the overlay in the front of the control panel and remove the front and back screws. Tap the control, if the fridg runs, that confirms a bad control.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-11-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By richappy
Replace the evaporator motor AP5177416, your most...

Replace the evaporator motor AP5177416, your most probable problem.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By richappy
Seems like you have a connector pin problem. I...

Seems like you have a connector pin problem. I would get a can of non-residue contact cleaner at Wall Mart and spray clean the connector pins while removing, them installing them.
Forum: Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 10-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By richappy
What is running/not running when it fails?

What is running/not running when it fails?
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