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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   10/03/2017

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dcoyusa

I got a dead fridge need to make it alive :dazzler:  :wacko:

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DurhamAppliance

dead meaning no lights, compressor etc? if so check the power line to and from the mainboard. 

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DurhamAppliance

Bro Reg, just curious  I see on Sears site this fridge has an inverter board for startup and also has a start relay. Is this diagram simply covering multiple models.....(awaiting wiring diagram as well) Do tell?

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RegUS_PatOff

Start Relay ...

I don't see an Inverter, nor at Sears

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DurhamAppliance

Start Relay ...

I don't see an Inverter, nor at Sears

location no 27 in Unit section part no W10356137

it also comes up at repair clinic as "start device." I think it's a mislabeling. Sites call it an inverter/start device but I see a used one listed as an "LED power supply". Must be the latter. It must invert power from ac to dc for the LED's and since it is near the compressor the labeling of inverter/start device is an error born out of an assumption.

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DurhamAppliance

If it is an LED controller and it controls all lights as well as interface, then I wonder if a failed Controller can lead to a "dead" machine.

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RegUS_PatOff

... It must invert power from ac to dc for the LED's and since it is near the compressor the labeling of inverter/start device is an error born out of an assumption.

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dcoyusa

dead meaning no lights, compressor etc? if so check the power line to and from the mainboard. 

I did get it working, the connector was loose on the board

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dcoyusa

Bro Reg, just curious  I see on Sears site this fridge has an inverter board for startup and also has a start relay. Is this diagram simply covering multiple models.....(awaiting wiring diagram as well) Do tell?

The fridge that I have doesn't have an inverter (unless they hid it somewhere), but did have a box by the comp that was to control the led's

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DurhamAppliance

The fridge that I have doesn't havey an inverter (unless they hid it somewhere), but did have a box by the comp that was to control the led's

yeah that's what i figured.  Sears,  repair clinic  et al  have it wrong.  Then again,  it would not surprise me if Whirlpool  sent them the wrong info. 

 

 

I am glad though because it was making my head explode. 

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dcoyusa

If it is an LED controller and it controls all lights as well as interface, then I wonder if a failed Controller can lead to a "dead" machine.

I found out that the door hinges were bent so the light switches in the freezer weren't being pushed. I'm not sure is that was the "dead" problem. At first I thought that plug coming out of the board was loose, because the fridge came alive, but then it happened again when I unplugged it and plugged it in, then I found out about the light switch not being activated. So now I'm keeping an eye on it.

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