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Kenmore 596.76502500 cools down then warms up


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#1 prarydreg

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:51 PM

Both fridge and freezer will cool down to the preset temperatures. After awhile both climb steadily. The freezer into the forties and the fridge into the fifties. I have replaced the high voltage control board, the capacitor/relay and the thermistor. The same cycle of events occurs. Is it time to go shopping for a new fridge or is there something I missed?



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:55 AM

We need to see a picture of your evap frost pattern. 2 pictures 40 to 60 minutes apart would be helpful.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:06 PM

When do the photos need to be taken?



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:32 AM

When do the photos need to be taken?


preferably, when the fridge should be cooling... ie when the compressor is running and we want to avoid the defrost cycle.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

I will probably need a lesson on how to post pictures. Plugged fridge in this am. heard familiar 6 second buzz which usually indicates the unit won't cool down. It did start to cool down though. Took the pictures around an hour apart. Temp is almost down to presets at this time. 


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

you could post the pictures to any photo sharing website,

then post the links here


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

https://kenmore59676...shutterfly.com/

Try that. Thanks for the input.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

:whistling:

doesn't look good,

may be a sealed system leak $$$

post another picture an hour later ..


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

Everything still running. Freezer at -1 and fridge is at 38. new picture taken minutes ago.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

.... new picture taken minutes ago.

picture ? ?
 


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

https://kenmore59676...shutterfly.com/

Sorry about that. Number 3 was taken around 1o'clock and #4 was taken a few minutes ago. The fridge only stopped running for about 2 minutes then started back up again. It is still holding at the presets -1 and 38. 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

Kinda by the look of picture number 2 the defrost heater is coming on with the compressor still running. Jazz board? Short somewhere?



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

when you say the fridge stops running, are you saying the compressor AND all the fans are not running?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

That is correct. Everything stopped for about 2 minutes. It is still blowing cold air and maintaining the presets. It won't be long now. the thing has a habit of pulling a fast one on us. Just when we think it is fixed, bam! ice cream is turned to milkshakes. Real time update-temp is starting to climb as I type.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

https://kenmore59676...shutterfly.com/

The last picture taken was when the freezer was up to 4 degrees. The evap coils are thawed out. It will continue to run this way until I get tired of it. Then it gets unplugged. I don't think it has ever started the cool down cycle once it starts thawing out. 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

The compressor is not running. Both fans are running and every couple of minutes the relay starts to buzz. Inrush current is up past 8 amps then drops to 0. Is the compressor shot? Or is there something causing it to stall. Any Ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

If I understand you correctly, you replaced the high voltage board... ie near the compressor. That would have been the board to consider if your compressor wasn't coming on but your interior fans were running. A temperature or a defrost controller is the likely suspect when all fans and compressor run then shut down and you have replaced the thermistors. In your fridge, you have a Whirlpool (Maytag) Utah board that is both a temperature and defrost controller.... part no. W10207861. More than likely, that's your huckleberry.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

That is correct. I replaced the (utah) board, the thermistor and the capacitor/relay at the compressor. It seems as though the compressor is being asked to start but it does not. I put an amp clamp on it a few minutes ago and it is not drawing any current. But both fans were running.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

just so we are on the same page, you said you replaced the high voltage board (which is near the compressor) but in fact, you replaced the Utah board which is inside the fridge.. correct?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

The board I replaced is labeled Utah Main control software Rev 16 and it sits to the left of the compressor (about a foot away) on the sidewall in a plastic housing. I had to program it with the code 0809.  Programming the board was a trick in itself. The capacitor/relay I replaced plugs into the side of the compressor. I didn't change out any boards in the fridge.






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