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#21 Sunlight Appliance

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:32 AM

Have you checked the return vent right above the crisper drawer? If it has ice buildup, warm fridge air can't get to the freezer to be re-chilled AND new cold air from the freezer won't be able to enter the fridge through the damper at the top.

 

You could do the 2 checks in the video that the Samurai demonstrated, but, I would make sure your damper is open AND your return vent above the crisper drawer is clear before following the video.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:37 AM

This is starting to sound like an intermittent start relay. I have seen them work intermittently, believe it or not, and cause this problem.

 

Definately though, check your return vent above the crisper drawer before getting into this other stuff.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:12 AM

From what I can see the return vent looks clear.Where is the other end of the vent go? The start relay is new. As of today the freezer is -10 and the refer is at 34.So everythings good for now.What got me thinking about the defrost board is that it can burn out the start relay. Might be worth it just to avoid the possibility of burning out of the new relay.Could I check for 12v coming off the board on this model Kitchenaid? KSRG22fkwh04   



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:25 AM

From what I can see the return vent looks clear.Where is the other end of the vent go? 

 

Someone else needs to answer this.

 

 

The start relay is new. 

 

When you replaced it, were the terminals on the compressor corroded or covered in burnt plastic or, otherwise, prevented from making good contact with the new relay?

 

 

As of today the freezer is -10 and the refer is at 34.So everythings good for now.

 

Perfect

 

 

What got me thinking about the defrost board is that it can burn out the start relay. Might be worth it just to avoid the possibility of burning out of the new relay.

 

Not sure. Durham!

 

 

Could I check for 12v coming off the board on this model Kitchenaid? KSRG22fkwh04   

 

120v. Yes.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

The adc board will not burn out a relay.   intermittent relay is a possibility  :

 

If the evap fan is running but no cooling,  I would look to the compressor/relay

 

If nothing is runs when the temps spike,  I would look at the cold control and ADC board. Both are problematic in this model

 

If your heater was in fact running while cooling... definitely the ADC board 

 

but with current temps of -10 and 34 WITH CONTROLS SET TO THE MIDDLE LOCATION, sounds like an intermittent cold control.  If the temps continue to drop,  definitely a cold control problem. 


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

This is a situation of what we professional appliantologists call, "diagnostic ambiguity" which arises from troubleshooting complicated systems with insufficient technical guidance from the manufacturers.    Many times, a sharp tech on the scene can ferret out the problem using all his senses (smell, hearing, etc.) and logic.  This is the disadvantage in troubleshooting elusive problems through a forum.  

 

In these cases, where it is seemingly not possible to identify the specific bad component, you, as a DIYer, would go ahead and replace all components involved in the problem.  Since you have already replaced the compressor relay, the remaining parts to replace are:  

 

Cold Control: http://www.repaircli...2315562/1175562

 

and the ADC board:  http://www.repaircli...0366604/2210004

 

Both come with a 365-day, no-hassle Return Policy:  http://www.repaircli...r/Return-Policy

 

 

And be sure to check for loose wire connections on the compressor relay-- I've found that before as you saw in the video you watched, commented on, and linked to in this topic:

 



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

I have seen a few of these slide cold controls go out. See if the evap fan goes off when you turn both controls to the left. If not you have a bad cold control.






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