FRT18LR7AW2 Frigidaire Refrigerator Not Cooling Properly

When I arrived I opened the freezer door and there was massive frost build-up on the back panel inside the freezer. I Unplugged the refrigerator from the wall outlet, then I got my heat gun and started defrosting it, then I removed the back panel inside the freezer and continued defrosting the evaporator coil.

I noticed a bulge on the top of the defrost thermostat, and ohm tested it while it was still covered in frost and I got no ohms reading at all, so it was bad and the cause of this problem.

Here’s the defrost thermostat for this model:
5303918202 Defrost Thermostat


Western Arizona Forecast
Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 73 to 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable rain 10 percent.
Mostly clear, breezy and cooler. Lows 47 to 57. North wind 15 to 25 mph.
Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs 71 to 76. North wind 15 to 25 mph.

790.73433312 Kenmore Range Oven Not Working

I went out on this service call and found the oven ignitor glow bar was not turning on to light the gas. I checked for 120 volts at the oven ignitor glow bar electrical connector with the oven on and set to bake at 350 degrees, I had no voltage at all to it.

I ordered the clock oven control board and replaced it, and that fixed it, works great!

Its very easy to replace, just pull the range out from the wall, then unplug it, then remove the back console access panel, then remove the clock oven control board by removing the 4 screws, then remove the overlay on the old one and put it in the exact same place as the new one and your all set.

Here’s the clock oven control board for this model:
316455430 Clock/timer
316455430 Clock/timer


Western Arizona Forecast
Sunny and hot. Highs 103 to 108. East wind 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Clear. Lows 71 to 81. West wind 5 to 10 mph in the evening becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Sunny and hot. Highs 103 to 108. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

253.22742410 Kenmore Upright Freezer Not Powering On

This Freezer was not running at all when I arrived, I checked for 120 volts to it, which it was getting. I then unplugged it from the wall outlet and removed the lower panel inside the freezer and ohm tested the temperature control thermostat, with it in the on position, and got nothing. No continuity between the two electrical terminals on it.

I ordered a new temperature control thermostat and went back to replace it and it fired up and started cooling.

Here’s the temperature control thermostat for this model:
5304513033 Temperature Control Thermostat

Western Arizona Forecast:
Partly sunny and hot. Highs 106 to 111. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows 73 to 83. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

796.80272900 Kenmore Dryer Noisy When Running

The customer complaint was the dryer was very noisy, I ran the dryer and did confirm it was extremely loud when the drum was turning. I unplugged the dryer and disassembled it and found two of the drum rollers were bad and worn out, wobbling on the roller shaft. The roller shaft also had metal shavings on the dryer base.

I replaced all four rollers and roller shafts, it’s always best to replace all four at once. After I replaced them it sounded like a normal dryer running.

Here’s the roller and shaft assembly for this model:
4581EL2002C Drum Support Roller Assembly
4581EL2002C Drum Roller

Western Arizona Weather:
Sunny, with a high near 100. Breezy, with a south southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Kenmore Refrigerator 106.62152111 Not Cooling Properly

I removed back panel in the freezer and found lots of ice clogging up the air vents going to the refrigerator section, and ice clogging the drain line below the freezer evaporator. I de-iced it all, it took awhile to do, but it has to be done before the refrigerator will cool properly again.

I saw the evaporator fan wasn’t running in the freezer, so I removed the electrical connector from it and used my multimeter to see if it was getting 120 volts to it, and it was. So I replaced the evaporator fan motor and it started blowing cold air.

Here’s the evaporator fan motor for this model:
WP2315539 Motor-Evap

Western Arizona Weather:
Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 73. East wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday- Excessive Heat Warning
Partly sunny and hot. Highs 102 to 107. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph in the morning becoming south in the afternoon.

Samsung Dryer DV42H5200EW/A3 Not Heating

I found the customers dryer vent clogged on the outside of their house, which caused the thermal cut-off, which is located on the heating element housing, to go bad.

I cleaned their outside exhaust vent, and cleaned their entire vent hose exhaust in the back of the dryer of all lint.

I unplugged the dryer, then disassembled the dryer and removed the drum to get better access to it, then I ohm tested the thermal cut-off and I got no continuity on my multimeter. I also ohm tested the heating element and the high-limit thermostat and both ohm tested good.

I replaced the thermal cut-off, reassembled the dryer, plugged it in, and it started heating normally again.

Here’s the thermal cut-off(also called a thermal fuse) for this model:
DC96-00887C Thermal Fuse Assembly
DC96-00887C Thermal cut-off

Western Arizona Forecast:
Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Partly sunny. Highs 93 to 98. South wind 5 to 10 mph.