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The DRSNews
June 2007

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©2007 All Rights Reserved

Could you do me a favor, please? Iíd really appreciate it if you would help me build our subscriber list. Please donít forget to invite your friends to subscribe to The DRSNews!

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A Special Welcome if you've just joined us! What a great group of friends I've been making with this project! You guys are a tremendous encouragement to me! Thank you!

In this issue:

1) Refrigeration System Recharging Basics:
    A Long Overdue Disclaimer
2) Fresh Recalls:
    A GE Dishwasher Problem You Should Know About
3) 'Anyway'
 

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1) I should have mentioned this in my very first article on the subject of refrigeration system repairs, but for whatever reason neglected it.

I want to thank Don and several other subscribers for reminding me to tell you that there are (ridiculously) severe penalties for opening refrigeration systems and risking the venting of refrigerant - and maybe getting hurt in the process! And hey, I don't want to lose any of you guys!

Without the proper EPA licensing (a joke, really) and training (no joke!), you can get into real trouble and do yourself harm when messing with even the small systems used in home refrigeration equipment.

I've been doing this stuff for so long I tend to assume too much sometimes. (Gone are the days when you could spray liquid Freon 12 into a Styrofoam cup just to watch it boil, or spray it onto defrost thermostats to test them <grin>).

Anyway, here are some important facts that 'do- it- yourselfers' must know on the subject:

* You must be EPA certified to buy refrigerant (except R134A, which anyone can buy at auto parts stores) or to open up a refrigeration system and do any repairs.

* You must have a refrigerant recovery machine to remove the old refrigerant into a certified refrigerant recovery container (not a disposable resale refrigerant jug).

* If you don't use a recovery machine, and vent the refrigerant into the atmosphere, you could face fines up to $25,000.  And if someone turns you in, they are rewarded up to $10,000 (our government's overstepping their bounds on that one, and it scares me!)

Anyway, words to the wise. Again, the series we're doing is meant to be informative in nature, and definitely not to be considered as instructions for doing this work if you're not properly trained and certified.

2) Here's yet another recall, announced back in mid-May, that you should be aware of. Frankly, we saw this one coming a long time ago. 'Have been repairing dispenser-area leaks in these critters for a long time. 

About 2.5 million GE-built dishwashers manufactured between 9/97 and 12/01 and sold for approx $400, are leaking rinse agent onto their wiring harnesses, which can cause a fire.

Here's a list of the affected model/serial numbers:  

Brand

Model Numbers
Start With

Serial Numbers Start With

Eterna

EDW20, EDW30

SS, TS, VS, ZS, AT, DT, FT, GT, HT, LT, MT, RT, ST, TT, VT, ZT, AV, DV, FV, GV, HV, LV, MV, RV, SV, TV, VV, ZV, AZ, DZ, FZ, GZ, HZ, LZ, MZ, RZ, SZ, TZ, VZ, ZZ, AA, DA, FA, GA, HA, LA, MA, RA, SA, TA, VA, ZA

GE and GE Profile

GHD50, GSD40, GSD41, GSD43, GSD46, GSD4910Z, GSD4920Z, GSD4930Z, GSD4940Z0, GSD50, GSD51, GSD521, GSD522, GSD523, GSD531, GSD532, GSD533, GSD535, GSD536, GSD55, GSD56, GSD57, GSD58, GSD59, GSDL3, GSDL6

GE Monogram

ZBD3500Z0

Hotpoint

HDA3400F, HDA35

SS, TS, VS, ZS, AT, DT, FT, GT, HT, LT, MT, RT, ST, TT, VT, ZT, AV, DV, FV, GV, HV, LV, MV, RV, SV, TV, VV, ZV, AZ, DZ, FZ, GZ, HZ, LZ, MZ, RZ, SZ, TZ, VZ, ZZ

GE and GE Profile

GHD35, GSD21, GSD2200D, GSD2200F, GSD2200G, GSD2201F, GSD2220F, GSD2221F, GSD2230F, GSD2231F, GSD2250F GSD23, GSD26, GSD27, GSD3115F, GSD3125F, GSD3135F, GSD3200G, GSD3210F, GSD3220F, GSD3230F, GSD33, GSD341, GSD342, GSD343, GSD345, GSD3610F, GSD3620F, GSD3630F, GSD3650F GSD37, GSD381, GSD382, GSD383, GSD385, GSD391, GSD392, GSD393, GSD4525F, GSD4535F, GSD4555F, GSDL122F, GSDL132F, GSDL24, GSM2100F, GSM2100G, GSM2100Z0, GSM2110D, GSM2110F, GSM2130D, GSM2130F

Sears-Kenmore

363.1438, 363.1447, 363.1445, 363.1448, 363.1457, 363.1467, 363.1475, 363.15161792, 363.1517, 363.1521, 363.1527, 363.1528, 363.1531, 363.1532, 363.1546, 363.1547, 363.1548, 363.1556, 363.1565, 363.1567, 363.1617, 363.1655

SS, TS, VS, ZS, AT, DT, FT, GT, HT, LT, MT, RT, ST, TT, VT, ZT, AV, DV, FV, GV, HV, LV, MV, RV, SV, TV, VV, ZV, AZ, DZ, FZ, GZ, HZ, LZ, MZ, RZ, SZ, TZ, VZ, ZZ

If you own one of these machines, please stop using it and contact GE
toll-free at (877) 607-6395 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through
Saturday. Or visit their Web site at www.geappliances.com

3) And finally, here's one of my favorites:

'People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the your best anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.'

- Mother Teresa

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As always, if you have any topics youíd like to see discussed here or covered in an online article, let me know and Iíll do my best to oblige. And don't forget to send me a testimonial (I'll bribe you for one! <grin>) Many thanks if you already sent yours in!

May God richly bless you and yours,

Dave Harnish
Daveís Repair Service
New Albany, PA
drs@sosbbs.com
http://www.DavesRepair.com

Isaiah 40:31

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