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How to initiate manual defrost in a Frigidaire / Kenmore refrigerator with ADC

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 31 May 2011 · 1,637 views

To initiate defrost,
depress the fresh food light switch 5 times in 6 seconds
(light bulb must be working).





Source: Kenmore, side by side refrigerator 253.54669407


How to test the freezer fan and damper operation in a Maytag MFD2561HES side-by-side refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 25 May 2011 · 1,643 views

from the 16026365.pdf Tech Sheet:
Service Test Mode:

The service test functions are performed using the refrigerator display and keypad.
Enter the Service Test Mode by performing the following sequence of events.
1. Open the Fresh Food door and press and hold the Door Alarm keypad.
2. Press and hold Refrigerator Temperature UP keypad .
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds.
4. Press the Refrigerator UP Keypad again.
5. Display will show 001 in left display and numeric or dashes in right display.
6. Press Freezer Up keypad and Freezer Down keypad to toggle through Service Test numbers.

Service Test – 112 Freezer Fan
• Press the Refrigerator Up keypad and Refrigerator Down keypad to toggle Freezer Fan On and Off.
NOTE: Display will show state OFF or DC voltage.

Service Test – 121 Damper Operation
• Press the Refrigerator Up keypad and Down keypad to toggle Damper (OP) open and (CL) closed.
NOTE: If damper is opening or closing it will not allow you to toggle damper and beep. Display will show state –CL or –OP if Damper is in the process of closing or opening.


Source: maytag refrigerator MFD2561HES not cooling, fan running fine


How to enter defrost mode in a Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator with electronic defrost

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Refrigerator Repair 23 May 2011 · 4,585 views
ADC, board, refrigerator

ADC Board: Part number: W10366605

Part number: W10366605


do one of the following options, then do "ENTER TEST MODE"

OPTION #1 (BI-METAL CLOSED)
1) POWER OFF TO REFRIGERATOR FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS
2) THERMOSTAT OFF
3) POWER ON TO REFRIGERATOR

OPTION #2 (BI-METAL CLOSED)
1) THERMOSTAT OFF 15 SECONDS
2) THERMOSTAT ON 5 SECONDS
(REPEAT STEPS 1 & 2 TWO MORE TIMES)
3) THERMOSTAT OFF

then:
ENTER TEST MODE
IN 3-8 SECONDS, CONTROL WILL TURN ON DEFROST HEATER.
DEFROST HEATER WILL TURN ON FOR 21 MINUTES OR UNTIL BI-METAL OPENS.
TO TERMINATE TEST EARLY, REMOVE POWER FROM REFRIGERATOR.
NOTE: IF OPTION #2 DOES NOT WORK, TRY OPTION #1 BEFORE REPLACING CONTROL
ALWAYS CHECK CONNECTIONS BEFORE REPLACING CONTROL
HELPFUL HINT: UPON ENTERING TEST MODE, A RELAY TURNS OFF THE COMPRESSOR AND TURNS ON THE DEFROST TIMER.
LISTEN FOR THE RELAY TO CLICK. IF RELAY CLICKS ONCE UPON ENTERING TEST MODE, CHECK FOR DEFROST HEAT.
IF RELAY CLICKS TWICE, CHECK FOR BI-METAL OPEN.
WARNING: IF BI-METAL IS BY-PASSED FOR TESTING, DO NOT OVERHEAT EVAPORATOR AREA





Source: Whirlpool ED5HVAXVLOO side by side refrigerator with ADC, getting into defrost mode







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