Question about Refrigerators
Ill be gald to help you here....The people who answer the phones must be worthless, anyway the part number is 8201756 (ice door kit) it will probably have to be specially ordered, i have installed several and there not exactly easy but it can be done with some patience. Pass this along to your repair guy as he is not giving people correct advice.
Posted on Oct 09, 2007
SOURCE: wont make ice
First, are you sure the ice maker is cycling and then no water? If it cycles and no water check to see if the fill tube to the icemaker is frozen. Also, what is the complete model # on the sticker inside the fridge? Let me know so I can help.
Posted on Oct 19, 2007
Ill be glad to shed some light on this for and stand behind this as I too am a Factory authorized dealer. These units did come with faulty compressors failing about 80% of the time. What happens is the compressors get worn and stop starting properly. You can make them work temporarily by installing a 3n1 (basically makes the compressor have more starting torque). However they eventually get so worn that even a 3n1 cant start it. Ive never read any bulletins from any major company (Frigidaire used this same compressor) saying a 3n1 voids warranty. It certainly didnt damage the compressor it was already damaged when the tech installed the 3n1. Also these compressors are failing at such a high rate its not even questionable that the 3n1 damaged anything. Honestly it really sounds to me like the tech is nit-picking not wanting to do the labor intensive job of changing the compressor. He may not even be able to. Also the new compressor should be a 8201555 (I just did one this afternoon ---thats how common this is) and its a much more reliable Embraco compressor. Once its installed you should have no more compressor issues for many years. Feel free to have anyone who questions my solution to call anytime 850-510-9563 (Joey Shearer, Precision Appliance, Tallahassee, FL)
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
I under stand your frustration.
I see this everyday.
Many people call service for problems with their ice maker or fridge icing up
and most of the time it is related to that door you are referring too!
This door must be perfectly aligned and sealed!!!!!!!!
Even a tiny bit off that you can not see with your naked eye and icing problems begin.
It will allow air to seep in from outside which will result in ice forming every place that no one wants and or needs it to be!
We have people calling all day in service with ice forming problems related to the ice maker on all brads of side by sides and the service tech some times comes out 2 or three times ordering and changing parts till he finds the correct one , OR the whole door unit is replaced as they told you about!
If you drill wholes and hang it with wires as you spoke of, you will have so many problems you will wish you did change the whole part!
Now another point is the question?
1. How old is the fridge
2. How much do they want for the replacement of the whole inside part and labor?
Let me know what you do and if you have any more questions!!!!!!
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Here is a report I just read!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
You will need to replace the icemaker. The sensor that activates the heat coil in the icemaker is bad. The heat sensor allows the cubes to be released from being frozen to the ice tray. Check ebay for a new icemaker. About one third the price of manufacturer for new factory unit.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
I had the same problem and would "temporarily" fix it by opening the front plastic cover (remove the 4 screws) and CAREFULLY remove the front - sometimes all the plastic gears will fly off but you can get them back because they only fit one way. Once the gears are off, you can reset the tray back to its fill position. Fit the gears back into place. Replace the front cover and it worked like a champ for a couple of weeks when I'd have to do it all over again. I finally got tired of it and ordered a new unit through ebay. Easy to replace BUT now the water won't come on to fill the tray!!!! UGH Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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