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In this issue:
1) Replacing an Icemaker Module - A Quick and Easy Job
2) From the 'Favorite Computer Shortcuts' Dept
3) Lyme Disease Resources
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My apologies for the lack of a September issue.
'Was another month that totally got
away from me! And between the ongoing Lyme/antibiotic nastiness and
to get the woodpile in, I'll have to keep this issue short. I'm planning on
a song entitled 'If You Could See Me Now' at a friend's memorial service
and one of its lines is 'there's no schedule to keep' - I keep wanting
'Hallelujah!!' whenever I get to that line. One of the things I'm
looking forward to
in Heaven is the lack of deadlines and rushed pace of this life. But I
1) Seems I've been getting a lot of questions
on modular icemaker service recently,
thought I'd quickly cover
the very popular, standard Whirlpool-design
modular icemaker's module,
'heart' of the unit. Part #628366G, it looks like this:
Note: Most Whirlpool-built 'In Door Ice' SxS models use a
different design module
their own, unique issues, so I'd probably recommend having a pro
problems you may be having with with one of those. If it does turn out
to be a
module, though, once the icemaker's pulled out, the replacement
much identical to the standard units.
The drive motor and 'brains' - commutator/drive gear,
ice level contacts, etc -
are all built into the module in these little machines, and replacing it
solve the problems your icemaker's having. Takes care of the common
arcing and drive motor problems these have from time to time.
The great news is, module prices have come down
dramatically over the last
decade or so. Not that long ago it was better to just replace an entire
than a module, but with prices down to about half what they used to
days are gone.
Getting your hiccupping icemaker back into shape's a
nearly painless job. In
most refrigerators with the unit mounted to the left freezer wall, you
have to pull the icemaker out. Its module will come right off with it
place. To be honest, I rarely even unplug a refrig to do this, but I
mention that, should I? ;-) I do recommend unplugging the refrigerator
When you run into jamming or stalling problems with
your standard modular,
power down the refrig and pry off the icemaker's white front cover with
knife. Pull the stainless steel ice level bail out of the back of the
module (it's just
a friction fit), then remove the 3 screws holding the module to the
pull it straight off the front.
Turn the cube stripper shaft to line up with the 'D' in the
module drive hub, then
new module straight on. Reinstall the 3 screws, and push the wire bail
the back side of the new module. Put the cover back on, and fire things
You should see ice cubes in 3-4 hours if everything
else is OK. Oh, and be sure
to pat yourself on the back - you just saved a whole bundle of $!
2) Here's another one of those silly little computer shortcuts
I recently discovered
that will save you a few
seconds every day: when typing a .com URL into your
browser, type only
domain name (like 'DavesRepair'), then hold down [ctrl]
have the 'www' and '.com' added and go to the site.
Yet another one of those little things (like multiple
monitors - amazing!) that add
more productivity at the end of the day.
3) Just in case you missed the Lyme resources last
issue, here are some good ones
that continue to help me a lot:
www.LymeDoctor.com - Dr Singleton's book, 'The Lyme Disease Solution'
www.ILADS.org - Another excellent resource site
www.LymePA.org - From SE PA:
download your free 'The Basics' pdf booklet here
That's going to have to do it for this issue. As always, if you have any topics you’d
like to see
discussed here or covered in
an online article, let me know and I’ll do
best to oblige. And don't forget those
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those of you
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May God richly bless you and yours,
Dave’s Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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