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Archive for refrigerator appliance parts

GE Refrigerator Fan Motor Madness

GE had a DC motor that moved air in the fresh food section of the refrigerator and it turned into a problem… The original motor numbers were WR60X26866 and WR60X26033.  These little motors looked just like computer fans and to replace them, GE was subbing to a kit that included new software for the board (kit WR49X25197).  This was a complicated procedure for some customers and it brought about some frustration.


We were able to get our hands on some original WR60X26866 motors. These plug right in and don’t require any software update.  They are also less expensive than the kit.

But the subbing doesn’t end there.  Now GE has a motor they say will replace all these other motors (including the kit) and it’s plug & play.  New motor WR60X29099 is all you will need to get that refrigerator air moving and keep everything fresh.

Is this the end of the subbing?  Where did the mysterious software update go and what did it do? I’m not sure.  But I do know the WR60X29099 is more reasonably priced than some of the previous solutions so that’s good.

Supco Universal Style R134A Refrigerator Compressor

Finally, an affordable multi-purpose replacement R134A refrigerator compressor kit!

Refrigerator Compressor

Supco SPC836L


SPC836L universal style R134A replacement refrigerator compressor from Supco. This compressor will work in most current applications where the refrigerator is 22 Cu Ft or smaller. 836 BTU

• R134A Compatable
• 1/4 hp
• R134a, 110/120V, 60 Hz
• Dual mounting points:
- 2 3/4” x 6 1/2”
- 4” x 6 1/2”
• 7 1/2” height
• Low back pressure
• Includes electricals, grommets & sleeves
• Relay Start Induction Run (PTC)
• Relay Start Induction Run (RSIR)

Click here for price and availability.

Electrolux / Frigidaire Ice Maker for French Door Refrigerators 243297603

A new ice maker from Frigidaire. Model 243297603.

Beginning with March 2011 Production, Electrolux and Frigidaire brand French Door Refrigerators began including a new ice maker that provides more reliability and better overall performance. The new design had been used globally in Europe and South America for many years with outstanding results.

Frigidaire - Electrolux 243297603

Frigidaire – Electrolux 243297603

Some additional benefits include:
• Simplified design and construction and “plug & play” capability which makes it easier to service.
• The refrigerator and ice maker are controlled by a single electronic board.
• Employs a simpler “series evaporator” system without sacrificing performance.
• Smaller ice cubes that chill faster, store better in the bucket, and dispense more easily.
• Ice storage capacity is increased to 6.5 lbs for standard depth models and 4.5 lbs for counter
depth models.
• Overall uses less energy than the original ice maker. – 2-2.5% less for standard depth and
1.5% (estimated) less for counter depth models.

To check price and availability of the 243297603 ice maker, click here.

IM34 Icemaker Kit

There was a time, not long ago, when the IM34 ice maker kit from Frigidaire was the knee-jerk answer on our parts counter whenever someone needed an add-on kit for a Frigidaire refrigerator with the freezer on top (and the condenser coil running up the back). Back then the part number for this ice maker kit was 218734400. The box had IM34 on it but we all had to memorize that long part number (along with a thousand other numbers we committed to heart and dreamed about on a regular basis!).

I hadn’t thought about the old IM34 in a while till I saw an order come through for one this morning… and remembered that we still offer free shipping on this icemaker kit even though it is not as popular as it once was. I’m not sure how much longer this deal will go on but it’s a good one. If you order this ice maker just select the free ground shipping* offer at checkout.

Another thing to remember is, if you originally purchased and installed this kit and the ice maker needs to be replaced, you probably don’t need everything that comes with the IM34 (you already have the bucket, line, valve, hardware…). You can just order the ice maker itself as part number 5303918277 and you can still select the free shipping option*.

*Free ground shipping offered on selected products going to locations within the continental US only.

Keeping Up With Refrigerator Maintenance

In most households, the refrigerator runs 24/7 to keep your food items fresh for days. It also consumes a lot of energy because of its regular use. The amount of load this machine has to bear every day is quite remarkable. That is why you need to keep your refrigerator in good shape so it can heal from the wear tear of daily use. There are a few maintenance guidelines that you need to follow. Simple cleaning and maintenance procedures can significantly extend the efficiency and longevity of the machine.

Here is how you should go about it:

Keep the condenser coil cleaned:
The condenser coils accumulate dirt and grime over time. Dirty coils make the machine work harder, which not only causes higher electricity bills, but also reduces the life expectancy of the refrigerator. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to use a broom or a vacuum to dust off any dirt that may have gathered. Once in every three months is standard. However, if you have pets in your home, you would need to do this once every month.Keeping Up With Refrigerator Maintenance

Depending on which refrigerator model you own, the coil may either be located at the back or at the bottom. To access the coil that is placed underneath, you would need to remove the grill from the bottom front of the machine. However, if the coil is located at the back, you would need to pull the unit out.

Clean the drip pan and drain hole:
In most refrigerator models, you would find a drip pan and a drain hole. These two refrigerator appliance parts help remove condensation. That is why it is vital that they are in good condition. Mineral deposits and food particles often get stuck in these two places, which is why you need to do regular cleaning. However, make sure you follow the proper guidelines when cleaning in these areas. The guidelines will vary from one model to another, and you will get all the instructions in the manual.

Clean the gasket:
The gasket is placed on the door of the freezer and the refrigerator. The primary purpose of this device is to seal cool air in so that warm air does not get inside. This is extremely vital for the performance of the machine. That is why you need to make sure that the seal stays as strong as it was when you first bought the appliance. Examine the gasket and see if there are cracks or other signs of damage present. You may try the dollar bill test. For this you would have to place a dollar bill when shutting the door. When the note is halfway in, you would need to try to pull it out. if it gets out easily, know that the gasket isn’t working properly. Normally the seal would make it difficult by creating resistance.

These are some of the common maintenance procedures that you can easily handle on your own. It does not take much of your time or effort.