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    01-11-2018, 09:53 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread Made in Mexico in Appliance Repair
    Years ago when I first started, Made in Mexico was not a good sign....but now-a-days I would take something made in Mexico over something Made in...
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    01-10-2018, 10:39 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread Made in Mexico in Appliance Repair
    So far we can yes. True, but an appliance can be made in Mexico for the USA only....or Canada only....usually where it is sold from I would...
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    01-07-2018, 11:14 PM
    Appliance tip of the week... Refrigerator is Noisy or Loud The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator is noisy or loud...
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    12-28-2017, 10:07 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread Dryer age in Appliance Repair
    LOL! jeff.
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    12-28-2017, 10:06 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread dryer belt in Appliance Repair
    Rona use to be Canadian, now it is owned by Lowes. They will likely be scraped. Thankx for the update Chris! Happy New Years. jeff.
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    12-27-2017, 09:58 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread Washer in Appliance Repair
    Hi, Lets try a reset first. To clear the error code, turn the washer off. Then disconnect power for about 20 seconds. Next, reconnect power then...
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    12-27-2017, 09:53 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread dryer belt in Appliance Repair
    Crap!! Dryer could have been saved and donated to a charity or such. jeff.
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    12-27-2017, 09:51 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread Dryer age in Appliance Repair
    The operating thermostat is coming up as an 135F stat. #230 - picture The high limits are 210F without an internal heater and 210F with an...
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    12-26-2017, 09:13 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread Dryer age in Appliance Repair
    Hi Rick, Trouble is GE reuses the letters over again every 12 years.....that is how we get different manufacturing dates. October of 1979 or 1991...
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    12-22-2017, 10:42 PM
    I fixed the links so they work again....not sure why they quit. jeff.
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    12-22-2017, 10:26 PM
    Same model# as the OP? jeff.
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    12-21-2017, 10:46 PM
    jeff1 posted a visitor message on jeff1's profile
    **Would you chance it for $200?** I would....esp if the repair was just a frost free issue and NOT a refrigeration issue. $400.00 is too steep...
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    12-21-2017, 10:42 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread dryer belt in Appliance Repair
    Happy one of them helped :) Merry Christmas. jeff.
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    12-20-2017, 10:57 PM
    jeff1 posted a visitor message on jeff1's profile
    Hey Rick, Heater - rare. Defrost thermostat - common ( could not find one in the parts breakdown but that does not mean it is not there )....
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    12-20-2017, 10:47 PM
    jeff1 replied to a thread dryer belt in Appliance Repair
    Hi Chris, Many/most Canadian models are not online. Esp dept store models. 8 digit ones after the prefix and it was shared USA and Canadian...
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  1. **Would you chance it for $200?**

    I would....esp if the repair was just a frost free issue and NOT a refrigeration issue.
    $400.00 is too steep for sure.

    Marry Christmas.

    jeff.
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    Thanks for responding Jeff.
    What are your thoughts on investing in this unit?
    I'm thinking no more than $200 if that much. That is only if one can do the possible repair themselves. If the end user puts $400 upfront then has to pay a tech for the repair, might as well do what the owner did and just buy a new one.
    No way a dealer in used appliances can invest that much, even if it only needs a $75 part, imo.
    Told my daughter I wanted to do a little research and possibly get your opinion on buying this unit that has been diagnosed by a tech. Techs have been known to be wrong.
    Had my hvac misdiagnosed a few months ago.
    Owner says he has the tech's number.
    Would you chance it for $200?
    Thanks
  3. Hey Rick,

    Heater - rare.
    Defrost thermostat - common ( could not find one in the parts breakdown but that does not mean it is not there ).
    Defrost thermistor - common.
    Board - common.
    I think I would check the stat first.
    *I* have never used a ground strap and so far have never had an issue.....maybe just lucky?!

    Merry Ho Ho to you and your also Rick!

    jeff.
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    Hi Jeff, hope all is well.
    Whirlpool French door refrigerator
    M - wrf560smyb04
    S- vs54961164
    Has defrost problem
    Tech told guy it needs a board
    This diagnosis cost the guy $100
    Guy is asking $400 for this 2 year old unit
    My daughter is interested
    I have found a couple of boards for $75
    Of course they go higher, but these are "new in box" and never used. Assume they were bought with other lot of appliance parts overruns, sell outs, etc,.
    Figured it might be worth a gamble if a board is all it needs and the price is lowered to cover the risk.
    One of my fears is not knowing if maybe a short somewhere outside the board damaged the board.
    That and I do not know how sensitive a board might be to static electricity if no ground strap is used on the wrist.
    Would appreciate your opinion on this.
    And may you and your's have a Merry Christmas old friend!
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