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Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

The evaporator fan and motor and the evaporator coils are exposed once the plastic panel inside the freezer portion of a top-freezer refrigerator is removed.

A refrigerator that is noisy or loud could be caused by a problem with the one or more parts. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

GE Evaporator Fan Blade Part Number: WR60X10208 Evaporator Fan Blade for refrigerators.

Condensor or Evaporator Fan Blade

A buzzing sound could be cause by a fan blade hitting ice or another object when in operation. Both the evaporator fan – located in the freezer portion of the refrigerator and the condenser fan – located underneath or behind the refrigerator – have blades, so listen for where the sound is emanating from in order to trouble shoot it.

If the sound is emanating from the freezer and the evaporator fan, it might be due to Continue reading

How to Fix an Oven Door That Will Not Unlock

How-to-Fix-an-Oven-Door-That-Will-Not-UnlockIf your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, don’t panic and don’t try to force it open. Instead, try the following suggestions below, as it could prove an easy fix for this frustrating problem.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

First, make sure the oven is not in a self-cleaning cycle. An oven’s self-cleaning cycle can get incredibly hot, reaching temperatures of up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to carbonize dirt and food spills so that they turn to ash. The whole cycle could take several hours including a cool down period. It’s only after your oven is sufficiently cool that your oven door will unlock.

Some ovens allow you to run a shorter self-cleaning cycle or to cancel the cycle. Try pressing the cancel/off key to cancel the cycle. Allow the oven to cool before attempting to open it.

For ovens that are locked and not in a self-cleaning cycle, try Continue reading

Why won’t my icemaker produce ice?

icemaker motor If your ice maker won’t produce or push out any ice, you may need to replace the icemaker motor. Find a new icemaker motor at http://www.everyappliancepart.com/Category/Icemaker-Parts.

You’ll need to disconnect the icemaker from it’s harness wiring and remove it from your refrigerator (unscrew a few screws).

Warning! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read More 
Once, the icemaker is disconnected, you will also need to Continue reading

Get Motoring!

Have you ever had a problem with your washing machine not agitating, spinning, or draining?  This is not a very common problem, but when it does happen, it can be scary.  Not to worry, there are many possibilities of what it could be.  Often times you can check the LED light that flashes on the control board on your motor, which  can indicate exactly what is wrong with your machine.  These flashes are model specific, and can be found online, or in your owners manual.  The motor itself is something that carries a heavy price tag, and can be quite labor intensive.

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The motor can be found online, many times for a fraction of the cost of what someone would charge you to repair it. There are many repair videos online on YouTube, that can explain exactly what you need to do for your model.  Make sure to do thorough research before beginning any project to make sure you have not only the correct parts, but also the right tools and abilities to handle a project like this on your own.  And if you can’t, then make sure to support your local community by having a local, reputable repairman do the work for you.  If you find out what parts you need for your appliance for the repair, you can often times purchase the part, and have the repairman just charge you for labor.

There is always help on the other end of the line when you give us a call.

Happy Monday!

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