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Old 02-17-17, 08:23 PM   #31
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So, we are going to put off buying a new fridge for a while..
Now that your existing unit is working properly, you can spend more time researching how energy much new units consume in comparison to your numbers from your Kill-a-watt and pull the trigger if/when one comes into the "reasonable" price range. Or, do the math and determine it may never pay to replace something that is still running.

It's not that I don't like having new stuff, or more energy efficient appliances, I just hate having to pull the trigger when I haven't had time to fully vet the players and watch the pricing for a while to vet out the "fake" sales all the appliance stores seem to run. 35% off appliances (this week only), and yet the sale runs for 8 weeks??

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Sue and I double on up that!

Since I fixed the fridge its running fine. Research has stopped. Money remains in pocket.
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Old 02-17-17, 09:45 PM   #33
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At least I learned a little from this experience.. And, if that coil ices up again,
I'll just spin the clock 20 times and then slowly until it starts defrosting..

I think we will soon be looking at a lot of medical related expenses, so we need to
slow down on the spending for a while..
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Woo hoo! Another zero dollar repair! It's amazing what kind of stuff that can be done by a skilled set of hands.

Now that you know the root cause of the failure, you can hunt down an inexpensive replacement in your spare time. You never know, the timer may or may not fail again soon. Unless, of course, you would rather install a hand crank on the "secret knob". I'm not anybody's judge.
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Old 02-18-17, 06:46 AM   #35
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In my extensive research about 'dust bunnies in the fridge', one of the many factoids
I learned, is that Cat owners are at the highest risk of reduced air flow problems.
Who knows, maybe some dog owners too.?.
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Old 03-03-17, 07:02 AM   #36
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Interesting discussion. I'd like to add this video, there are some useful tips inside:
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Old 05-03-17, 09:03 AM   #37
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Thanks for sharing this. I need to do this on my fridge.
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At midnight, the dot on timer knob had moved a little, towards the
one o'clock position. This morning, it had moved to the 8AM position!
My fridge is an 'Estate' by Whirlpool.
The timer is a 10 hour timer on mine, the timer runs whether the compressor is running or not.

The defrost cycle only runs if the refrigerator thermostat is asking for the compressor to run. ..so if the compressor is running and cooling, it will cut off the compressor and start the defrost.
If the compressor is not running, it has a 23 minute 'defrost window' for the defrost cycle to run so if the compressor just shut off and the defrost timer window starts, it might not run defrost if the thermostat doesn't turn it on too.

I imagine it's usually halfway through the defrost window before it normally starts the cycle though. If there isn't a bunch of frost built up, it will run the cycle for 7 minutes until the defrost thermostat shuts it off, then it will wait until the total of the 23 minutes has done by and turn the compressor back on.

Yours is probably very similar.

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