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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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*EDIT I FIXED IT!!!!>>>anyone ever fixed a freezer?

Well my freezer is only a year old and it's acting up on me. It's a GE side by side that came with my condo when I bought it. Unfortunately it's not under warranty. Anyways the coils keep frosting up. So I did a little research onliine and I'm going to try to replace the Temp Sensor, Defrost Thermostat, and Defrost Heater. Parts cost me $50 which will be a heck o a lot cheaper than having someone come out and take a look at it.

Has anyone else done anything like this before?


**EDIT: I swapped out the defrost thermostat (had to solder the new one in), and I replaced the defrost heater and started the bad boy up last night. I though I messed something up because the frig wouldn't turn off at all, but when I opened the frig this morning the cooler was off and it wad defrosting the coils like it should be!!!! The thing works. It cost me $50 in parts and I had to buy $25 in tools that i didn't have. Much better than a $1000 new freezer or a service call to my house.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 08:27 AM
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I never personally have, but I have done some work to washers/dryers. For the most part, and I'm no expert, it's just a part changing operation. Simple as nuts and bolts. Just make sure you unplug it first to avoid any unwanted electrical current from entering your body.
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My fridge was acting up too and I searched online and found this book that claims you can fix fridges yourself.

Well it just wound up being that the coils were full of dust n' sh*t so a quick cleaning fixed it.

I'll find a link to that book for you.

EDIT: Founth it!

Link to book ................

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 01:44 PM
well i got my knee down BUT, i need a new side panel
 
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Man, you got some troubles w/ that condo........hindsight being 20/20, do you think you should've bought elswhere?
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Man, you got some troubles w/ that condo........hindsight being 20/20, do you think you should've bought elswhere?
The only probs I have had are the assesments going up and the freezer. It's all part of being a homeowner though. I'm very happy with where I bought. This area is booming and I'll make some nice loot off this place. Plus I love the neighborhood. The only thing I don't like is the commute to work, but I knew about that going into this all.

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freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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My fridge took a crap last year...but since I'm in an apartment, I just called the landlord and told him to fix or repalce it ASAP. It was at least 10 years old so he just repalced it.

IF it's not related to the refrigeration components, it shouldn't be too bad. A daigram of where the components are located will make life easier.
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Cool

I did mine many years ago. As I recall, I had to cut into some sealed insulation. That was the only tricky part because you have no idea how close the wirung is relative to panels. Now that I've done it once and the thing has not failed in 30 years, I'd tackle again without and thought. BTW, mine was a self defrosting model that didn't defrost. I still use it.

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I have no insulation to cut into. It should be a nice easy swap out of parts. I have a pdf manual and I've had my freezer apart a couple of times to defrost the ice already.

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I fixed it!!! read above. I'm excited

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Cool!

I love fixing things that would of cost and arm & a leg if you called a repairman!


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