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#1 kepow

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:39 PM

Aloha. :)

I have issues similar to what's going on in this thread:

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Except that I wasn't around when it was making the noise each time the door was opened, so I don't know precisely where the noise was coming from since it has now stopped making it. Anyway, everything works fine on the freezer side, but the light and temp. control on the fridge side are dead. I noticed there is a small circuit board up in the temp controller and was wondering if it could possibly be that control board causing the problem, or if it is positively the main board, like in the other thread?

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:32 PM

The board that lives in the back of your fridge is the one who wears the pants in that family; that is it does all of the work based on inputs from all the fancy looking ones. The chattering is from a relay on the board as it controls the light circuit as well as the user interface.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

Most excellent, kdog. I'll see about openin' her up tomorrow evening. Is there anything I should know before I do? Is it hard to find? Require an oddball tool? Come from the factory with a built-in booby trap?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:30 AM

not really, the board lives, in a white plastic box next to the compressor if I'm not mistaken, just remove the back cardboard pannel and it should be to the far left of the fridge from behind. there are 2 screws that hold the box in place once you rmove them, you should be able to pop the box open and check for the questionable connections. The board in question is part numer 18 in the break down below. It also may be a good Idea to check the door switch, with a volt/ ohm meter. Just to veriy that it is working, they do not go bad that often, but its worth a shot, if the connections are all ok. Posted Image

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

Perfect, thank you.

As for the door switch... the digital temp. position indicator (I assume that's what it is, since I haven't seen it while it was functioning) doesn't come on and go off with the opening and closing of the door, does it? Because that's dead, too.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:43 PM

I was wanting you to check the door switch for continuity, when open and no continuity when closed, as this too, can cause the symptoms you describe, more than likely you will find that the door switch is ok, and that the main board in the back of the fridge is having communication issues with the user interface(the part where you set the temps). I have seen these boards fail often, i was just suggesting to check the door switch also.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:37 PM

I gotcha. I was just thinking I could rule out that switch if that switch does not turn the temp. display on and off with the closing/opening of the door, the way that it does with the light, because the fridge isn't handy for me to check that right now. Doesn't matter, though. I already ordered the circuit board from the link and I'll check the connections and the switch before resorting to installing the circuit board.

Thanks for the help, everyone!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:00 AM

Oh, and kdog... Oilers rule!!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:58 AM

They ice a good team - I'm a Flyers fan since I was a child, so you'll get no argument with me on that even thought I may still be a little bitter about 1987.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

Thanks! Took that picture myself. Found it fitting. :)

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

Alright, so the circuit board arrived whilst I was out of town, but I got to it as soon as I could.

I tested the door switch for continuity and also the leads for voltage, and they were both good, so that wasn't it. I then opened the back of the fridge and sure enough, there was a little white box with a circuit board inside, and it looked something like this:

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Okay, it looked EXACTLY like that, since that is the fried board I pulled out. Popped the new one in place and voila! It all works again. The install was a cinch. The hardest part was cleaning all the matted dirt/dust/hair out from under the fridge. What a PITA!

Anyway, thanks for the help, guys! You're awesome!

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

Congrats and great report ! - Love the avatar too, perhaps some merit is in order ...............
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

Most certainly! Consider it done. Because it is. :)




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