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?
Kenmore 596.76502500 cools down then warms up
Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:09 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:09 PM
Everything still running. Freezer at -1 and fridge is at 38. new picture taken minutes ago.
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?
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.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:40 PM
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.
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.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:12 PM
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.
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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