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DIYChick

Hello all! First time poster so forgive my noob mistakes. I have a whirlpool 5 door fridge that I’m flipping, or was the plan. The lady I got it from said that the freezer froze over and then the door alarm wouldn’t stop going off. I’ve checked the freezer section and I can’t find any indication that it ever froze over. I can however find that the eBay fan in the refrigerator section is not running and not getting power. From what I believe is due to the door switch. 
 

to date:

 

ive probes all the leads. No power to evaporate fan. 
 

door switches all tested out with correct ohms. But the voltage is at 6, not 120 as information suggests it should be. I’ve replaced 3 of the 5 door switches. Still nothing. I’ve tried jumping/bypassing the last two remaining door switches, still a no go. 
 

the pantry door control is functioning as expected, and I read where one could disconnect the pantry door and this would correct the situation. Not with this unit! I’ve traced pantry control wiring back to where it enters the wall of the unit. Unhooked it deom that junction and inspected each wire for breaks, nada!  
 

tge LED lighting turns off after 5 minutes. And I have to unplug it and reconnect before they will come back on. 
 

the refrigerator will not run (compressor) unless I put it into test mode and then take it out manually. Once I do this I can get the compressor to turn on and start cooling. But of course the wrap starts to freeze over after a few minutes because the evap fan isn’t working. I’m on the third evap fan! The first one was dead, the second one was DOA and now this one. That so far tests out. I’ve actually started to use another fan, just as a crash test dummy so if it is the board drying them it will dry an old computer cooling fan and I’ll still have the good fan. Lol. 
 

im at a loss. The aurora board is mentioned in a few posts out there. I’ve inspected it connection by connection. But nothing has been discovered. On boards like these I generally repair them, since I’m not in a position for parts markup. The main board I’ve proved as well. Power is at all the proper points, but even this board I’ve tested and nothing. Any ideas on what to check next. Aside from my blood pressure and my insanity level. This unit is becoming my arch nemesis. I would normally walk away from it, and have 3 times already. But my sister seen it and now she wants it. Can anyone help With a service manual or any advice??? 
 

if I’ve left out anything or if you have questions for me, please post them here and I’ll respond ASAP. 
 

thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of the site.

 

~fingerprint-resistant-stainless-steel-whDIYChick

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Vance R

For service manuals you need to be a paid member. Couldn't find your model number. Several parts sites had wrv986fdem01 listed. Used that model to get the output from the board for refrig fan. P14 pin7 is vcc of 14 vdc, pin4 is dc ground, pin3 is pwm signal.

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DIYChick

Thank you so very much!!! 

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