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Kenmore Elite refrigerator - temperature control panel locked?

Hi-
2 Months ago I replaced the evap fan on our refridgerator (freezer working, refrigerator not). It has been working well ever since.
A few days ago the temperature alarm sounded and when I went to push the control button to turn it off I discovered that the control panel is not working - none of the controls respond when I push on the buttons. The refrigerator also seems "quieter" than normal - like the fans aren't running how they typically are supposed to. The temp seems ok in both the refrigerator and freezer, however, I am not noticing visible cold air rush out when I open the freezer and I always used to see it. I unplugged the unit for 5 minutes to see if I could get the computer to reset - no luck. Any suggestions on where to start?
Many, many thanks,
Brandon

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, unplugged mine for 24 hours to reset it, no luck!

  • carsalinc Jan 17, 2009

    Again same issue, My Kenmore 5460 control display panel not working and is completely off. No display of any kind showing. Tried reset and pressing all buttons, pressing onn/off button & still nothing. HELP!

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite refrigerator Model 596.76533500 temperature control panel locked?

I have this problem also my control panel is not working. It has an Er If on the panel.

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Hi, I have a kenmore elite deep chest freezer. Model 253.16582105. can't stop the beeping, even after replacing the 9 volt battery.


Fridge keeps beeping or buzzing: The following is for Frigidaire models but others can be addressed similarly.

Several Frigidaire refrigerator models have an electronic control panel on the freezer door the owner can use to adjust the internal temperature, dispense ice and water and receive notification about issues such as the need to replace a water filter. The refrigerators also emit a beep for various actions and as an occasional alarm. Determining what causes the beeps necessitates some troubleshooting.
Temperature Controls ·A Frigidaire refrigerator's display panel blinks when the control panel is touched to set temperature controls. After pressing "Freezer Temp" or "Refrigerator Temp" on the keypad, press the arrow buttons within five seconds to increase or decrease the desired temperature. If you do not press the arrow buttons within five seconds after pressing "Freezer Temp" or "Refrigerator Temp" on the keypad, the refrigerator beeps to indicate the current setting will stay in place.

Door Open ·When you leave the refrigerator or freezer door open, the refrigerator beeps. Also, the "Door Ajar" indicator illuminates on the appliance's display panel. Shutting the door and pressing "Alarm Reset" stops the beeping and turns off the "Door Ajar" indicator light.
·The Frigidaire refrigerator has a control lock feature that prevents use of its control panel or dispensers when the unit is locked. When the control lock is active, a beep sounds when a keypad or dispenser is pressed. Release the control lock by pressing the "Control Lock" icon for three seconds. A beep will sound, and the icon's light will go out.
Power Reset ·A power reset is occasionally necessary if the Frigidaire refrigerator's control panel does not work normally or a reset function on the keypad does not work. A power reset involves disconnecting power to the refrigerator by unplugging its power cord from the electrical outlet, waiting 30 seconds and plugging the power cord back into the electrical outlet. When the control panel resets, a beep sounds. If the refrigerator beeps even after a power reset and the beeps' source is not known, contact Frigidaire.


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These are computer run items now. If you unplug it for 2 or 3 minutes does it reset itself? If not try pressing refrigerator an ice buttons together. If that does not work the evaporator fan or control panel needs to be replaced. That about all one can do these days other than keeping the air ways clean so fan is clear. But ecen that will not stop these voltage spikes on the line from ruining good appliances.

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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Hello,

You need to check for the refrigerator level, drain pan, condenser fan, evaporator fan and inspect the compressor mounts for the cause of noise. Any popping or hissing sound is normal on frost free refrigerators.

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Need replacement evap fan part# for Kenmore Elite


Head over to the manufacture's website.

www.searspartsdirect.com

Enter your full model number in, and you can see expanded diagrams and order parts.

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All error codes will display "ER" on the left side - that simply means error. In your case your error code is FF - which stands for freezer fan, or in technical terms, evap fan. Open your freezer and look for the vents where cool air blows out - do you feel any air coming out, do you hear the fan ? It is possible your evap fan stopped working or excessive frost around it - are you able to turn off unit and remove the back panel of your freezer held by screws, look for any excessive frost or anything blocking the evap fan - if there is no objects or frost blocking fan, then you have need to call service and have them replace your evaporator fan assembly - also note if your freezer fan is not working, then you won't get any cooling to either your freezer or your refrigerator - If you notice excessive frost and see that it is preventing your fan from operating you can use a blow dryer and defrost manually and see if it works again afterwards - if problem returns eventually then you have an auto defrost problem you will have to get it serviced and check the control board and defrost timer + components. Make sure you turn off refrigerator and unplug when checking things yourself at the back - if you are not comfortable doing this call service.

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I have this problem also my control panel is not working. It has an Er If on the panel.

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In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.

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