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Archive for December 18, 2007

GE Refrigerator Bulletin

This applies to 16, 17, and 18 Cu. Ft. refrigerators built by GE (TMNF Models) with a serial number beggining with 7 or 8. Yes, it’s pretty specific… and really I can make it more simple- if your refrigerator came with condenser fan (the fan under the refrigerator) number WR60X10168 then this might interest you.

A lot of customers complained that the condenser fan motor was too loud on these refrigerators. GE came up with the following solution:

In those instances where a consumer perceives the normal condenser fan noise as too loud or objectionable, replace the original WR60X10168 condenser fan motor with the slower RPM WR60X10020 fan motor.

This slower RPM motor greatly reduces fan noise without adversely affecting performance.

Inspect the fan blade and mounting grommets for any abnormalities and replace if necessary. Ensure the blade spins freely without touching the fan shroud and that all brackets are tightened.

This bulletin is specific to refrigerators whose third serial number character is either a 7 or 8 (for example: GH7368754).

GE Service Bulletin

WR60X10020 Fan Motor To order the new WR60X10020 fan motor, click here.

Stainless Steel Care Kit Promotion

Is stainless steel going to be the “new white” for appliances? Instead of “white goods” will we all be saying “stainless stuff” twenty years from now? I don’t think so… but stainless steel is cool! I’ve had a thing for it ever since Back To The Future introduced me to the DeLorean. Lately, a lot of people are going stainless… only to find trouble with a different kind of stain!

We recently received a bunch of stainless steel cleaning and conditioning kits from Electrolux (actually the Cerama Bryte brand). They are very nice and we have a bunch of them right now- I’m not sure how long they’ll be available?

stainless steel cleaner

These kits include a 16oz bottle of Cerama Bryte stainless steel cleaner and conditioner, a container of stainless steel wipes for quick touchups and a microfiber sponge. Right now we are selling them for $15.99. They look good- just another temptation for me to drop coin for that DeLorean kitchen my wife wants… almost. Nah, we’ll stay in white goods land for a while. If you’d like to order one of these kits, click here for the stainless steel cleaning kit.

Whirlpool offering tech assistance

Whirlpool just sent us notice that they will offer technical assistance with repairs for non-authorized repair companies (those who don’t do Whirlpool warranty work). They are offering either a 1 year subscription service for $125.00 per repairman or $19.95 per call.

For more information you can visit their website here: or you can call them at 1-800-832-7174 between the hours of 8 and 5 Monday thru Friday.

If you’re stuck in a repair on an out of warranty Whirlpool appliance*, $19.95 might be a great investment. I believe this program is just for professional technicians but really, how are they gonna know? All they’re worried about is if your credit card goes through!

*”Whirlpool” now also means: Maytag, Kitchenaid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Estate, Crosley, Admiral and Magic Chef.