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Re: Im buying a gen set for my house
There shouold be a model/serial plate on the inside of the unit, the wattage/amp rating should be listed on it, if not there is a pretty cool gadget called "kill-a-watt"--- google it or find it on newegg.com for less then $20 you can check the wattage of all /anythikng you have plugged into your home
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find the decal on the fridge( side , back inside ) that has the specifications on it
it will show wattage usage for the motor , volts required and phase/cycle requirement
now for example --if the wattage is 750 watts , then the start up wattage will be almost double for a few seconds until the motor builds up speed
so the generator size will be 2000watts continuous
that is an example
however understand this , if you get a genset that just covers the watts required , it will use a lot more fuel under full load than a gen set that has a capacity of say 4 times the requirement
next point-- gensets that just do the job will struggle on compressor start up and that can cause problems on modern fridges power boards where as a larger genset will hardly notice the load of a starting compressor
Lastly always use a surge protection board before the fridge lead as gen sets can "hunt " and produce power surges which can damage a board of the fridge
In reality if you have an outage,-- mostly at night,-- I would consider a gen set of 6500 watts capacity as that will handle fridge , freezer and house lights
I run a scorpion 6.5 kw get set connected to the house by a three way switch and a caravan plug in the meter board and that runs 2 fridges , freezer , lights and one small plate on the electric stove and 20 liter fuel tank lasts up to 6 hours running
and no it is not an inverter type so the cost of the unit is around $1200.00 aud compared to an inverter type which is more than double that price
plenty of food for thought so that you make an informed decision
Hi there is a grommet you can replace.
#WR02X10678 it is about $7.00 It can help seal the plug sometimes. Ge does want you to buy the whole filter assembly it is number #WR17X11618 $51.50 . You may also consider putting a new filter in. It seals better than the plug it is number #gwf $42.95. I dont know why they dont sell a o-ring kit. I guess they just dont make much money on o-rings. I hope this will help you. Have a nice day. Michael Anderson Anderson Appliance Repair (865)945-3808
I just started having the same problem with my 48" frig/ freezer Viking Designer series 2 years old- this has been a hot summer, we were not home much and the AC in the house was set higher 78 degrees so the frig I guess had to work a bit more - when I open the door to the frig water droplets acually run down the interior of the door and the box insde is always damp - I also have stress cracks in the interior shell of the frig - repairman is trying to get Viking to fix it- it has been a year now and it still is not fixed- the stress cracks were caused by improper insulation application to the inside of the frig according to the repair people- Also my handles have pealed - like the stainless steel is not really stainless steel - Any ways could the temp in the house changed - does not mean the frig should not work well - For what it costs, I expected better