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How to Replace Refrigerator Defrost Timer (Part # WR9X489)

If your refrigerator is too warm, freezer won’t defrost or too cold then you may need to replace the defrost timer (part# WR9X489). The first step is to disconnect the power to prevent electrical shock. Open the refrigerator door and remove the knob from the cold control. Pull down on the light cover, hinge it upwards and lift it out the way. Remove the light bulb and set it aside. Next remove the single quarter inch hex screw in the center of the air diffuser on the control housing. Rotate the housing outward and set aside. Remove one more quarter inch hex screw from the…

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Replacing the Refrigerator Main Control Board (GE Part # WR55X10942)

If your refrigerator is not running or not cooling, you may need to replace the Main Control Board (GE Part # WR55X10942). You will need a quarter inch nut driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. Once you have pulled the fridge out far enough to get behind it, disconnect the power cord and make sure any water lines are turned off. Remove the nine quarter inch hex screws the hold the access cover. The Main Control Board is located behind it. Remove each of the individual wire harness connections before you attempt to remove the board. Separate each individual plug and wiggle them…

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How to Install Defrost Timer (Part # 215846602)

The defrost timer controls the defrost cycle of the freezer. If your refrigerator or freezer sections are too warm or too cold, the freezer won’t defrost, or the freezer runs too long then you may need to replace the defrost timer (Part # 215846602). Caution: Anytime you work on an appliance, make sure it is unplugged or the circuit breaker is turned off. To begin, you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver and Phillips-head screwdriver. To access the part you will need to open the refrigerator door. Remove the upper shelf assembly to have more room to work in. The defrost timer is located…

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How to Replace Refrigerator Drain Pipe (Part # W10619951)

If the bottom of your fridge is leaking water, freezer has frost build-up or is not defrosting you may need to replace or clear the refrigerator drain pipe/tube (Part # W10619951). The drain pipe/tube carries water formed during the defrost cycle to the drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. Caution: Remember to unplug the refrigerator before installing this part. If your fridge is connected to a water supply you need to turn it off and disconnect the line. To begin, you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver and small flat blade screw driver. Pull the refrigerator away from the wall to reach…

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How to Replace Water Pump for Washer (Part # 3363394, W3363394, WP3363394)

If the washing machine will not draining water, leaks or makes loud noises then it could be caused by a defective washer drain pump (Part # 3363394, W3363394, WP3363394). The drain pump removes water from the washing machine during the drain cycle. This article will walk you through the steps to remove and replace the draining pump. Caution: Be sure to unplug the appliance before you begin. The first step is to move the control panel out of the way. To do this, remove the screws from both ends of the control panel. In some models the screws may be located in the rear of…

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A Brief History of Sunbeam Appliances

Sunbeam is a leading global consumer products company built around a dynamic portfolio of differentiated, world-class brands and winning people dedicated to delivering outstanding financial performance to investors and customers by consistently providing superior value and innovation to our consumers. 1893 Two founders of Sunbeam, John K. Stewart and Thomas J. Clark, began manufacturing and selling a commercial horse clipping machine in Chicago. 1946 The Chicago Flexible Shaft Company became incorporated as Sunbeam Corporation. 1951 Sunbeam purchases Rain King Sprinkler Company and begins selling popular lawn sprinklers. 1960 Sunbeam acquired the John Oster Manufacturing Company and introduced the Osterizer blender, a completely automatic blender. 1981…

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Refrigerator With Water And Ice Dispenser

Although many cities treat their water to kill off harmful bacteria and parasites, what people may not know is that other impurities such as lead, copper, aluminum, pesticides etc, can still remain in the water. With chlorine and other chemicals in tap water, simply put its just does not taste that good.   For these reasons and any more companies introduces water and ice dispensers on fridges for our convenience. All that is required is a Carbon filter needs to be replaced every 6 months. It is very easy to be replaced, as they are very accessible inside the fridge. These filters can be purchased…

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Appliance Repairs in Vaughan

For the past twenty years, the city of Vaughan has experienced a boom with new residential communities being established which means more new homes and condominiums galore. So residents of Vaughan can understand how difficult it is to know which appliance repair service to call when one of your home appliances break down. There are some things you should research, and some things to look out for, when deciding who to hire on to fix your broken appliances. If you’ve ever felt that you were over-charged, or taken advantage of, by an appliance repair service, you need to do a little research first before cold-calling…

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How to Deep Clean Your Dryer

We all know that having a reliable dryer is important in your household when it comes to doing your laundry. So it’s really important to clean your dryer from time-to-time. It’s common practice to clean the dryer vent and remove all the lint. But to maintain your dryer so it’s up and running smoothly, it’s a good idea to clean it annually. Here are the steps you should follow to deep clean your dryer. Don’t worry, it’s easy and won’t take up a lot of time. Caution: Remember to always unplug your dryer before making any repairs. Deep clean the lint trap It is typical…

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Common Dryer Problem

We all know that having a reliable dryer is important in your household when it comes to doing your laundry. So when your dryer starts acting up and not doing what it is supposed to do like dry your clothes, then you’ve got a problem. Here are three common dryer problems that can easily be fixed and speed up your laundry washing time. Caution: Remember to always unplug your dryer before making any repairs.  When I turn on my dryer, no heat is coming out. Air flow is important in efficient drying. Make sure the dryer settings are appropriate for the clothes you want to…

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