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Kenmore SxS 10656544400 Freezer cold, Ref side not cold

07 August 2014 - 02:46 PM


This topic has been started before, but never answered properly.  At least not that I could find.

I went out on a Kenmore SxS M# 10656544400.  The freezer is cooling properly.  The Ref side was not.  The evap fan is blowing properly, the defrost system is working properly, the frost line on the evaporator is great.  As in the other threads, the problem is when the freezer door is open, the air from freezer to refrigerator side is blowing cold and strong.  When the freezer door is closed, it is very minimal to none. There was a bit of ice in the return line from refrigerator (the hole down by the crisper) to the freezer side. I removed all ice and ran a plastic hose up through there to see if if was all clear and it was.

Right now I have the damper out and laying on the top shelf.  It was in the open position, but I left it out to see if that would help. The diagnostics says everything is fine.

With the damper out, there is a bit more air flow, but not near what it is when the freezer door is open.

Does anyone have a good answer to this problem that seems to have happened before?


10656544400 need tech manual

01 July 2014 - 09:43 AM

Going out to look at a kenmore side by side M# 10656544400.  They are having a not cold on refrigerator side problem.  This is one with no timer, it has a board up in the control assembly.  I am looking to try to put it into defrost if it is a defrost problem. 

I am thinking the evap fan is not working, but customer could not tell me much. 

Thanks for any help.


GE GTS22KCMBRBB not cooling properly

12 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

I went out to look at a GE freezer on top ref.  M# GTS22KCMBRBB.  Customer said it was not cooling properly.  When I got there the Ref was about 41 degrees.

 I first checked the mother board on the back and everything seemed fine.  The evap seemed to be frosting up nicely.  I then started to watch the evap fan and it was really not blowing at a good stable speed.  It seemed to be going up and down in rpms and never getting to a steady speed.  I suspected it was going bad and then replaced it and when I first put the new one in, it ran good and strong.  Then after a few minutes of operation, it started to do the same low rpm up and down pattern. 

In the manual, it says that the DC motor has a rpm gain and loss at the low and mid speeds, but this seems really low.

When I put the meter on the wires at the board I got really low voltage, around 1 VDC and not steady.   

Also, there was tape around the connector for the evap and condenser fan.  When I took the tape off, there was a small resistor wired in across the red and blue wires.  Blue is the tachometer and red is the 12 VDC power supply. 

The board had no signs of being bad.  I have replaced a few of these boards and usually there is evidence of something burnt out. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  Luckily the people are nice and the Ref is in the garage, so it is not that big of a deal.

Any help would be great.  Thanks.

Samsung Washer WF206BNWXAA not spinning or pumping all water out.

30 September 2013 - 08:33 AM

I had a call last week on a Samsung front load washer not spinning or pumping all the water out.  M# WF206BNWXAA.

I went out and checked everything out.  I ran it through all the tests from the service manual.  Everything worked properly.  The only stored error codes were 22 and 10.  There had been 3 cycles since the 10 error and 99 cycles since the 22. 

I cleaned everything out and made sure there was nothing clogging the drain down to the pump. 

During the test, the pump ran fine and the tub spun over 1000 rpms. 

I put a wet blanket in and put it on spin only and it all worked fine. 

The customer insisted there was something wrong and after reading some other posts, I came to the conclusion that the pump was failing under a full load.

I replaced the pump and checked everything out and it was fine.

customer called back this morning saying the washer is not spinning and draining completely.  Says the countdown just stays at 24 minutes left and won' t do anything.

I am leaning toward the main board at this point. 

Any suggestions? 

Bosch WFMC5440UC Washer will not wash or spin

26 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

Thanks Samurai.  I saw this one when I was looking earlier. Do you think I would follow the diagnostics procedure for the 3200 or 6400?

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