Question about Refrigerators
We lost power during the hurricane, and when power came back on refrigerator didn't want to. freezer/fridge temp lights flash 222/555 and with each flash (every 2 secs) there is a clicking coming from the main board...not the compressor. am i looking at ordering a new main board or something else? thanks!!
YES YOU WILL NEED THE MAIN BOARD THAT IS ON THE BACK OF THE FRIG YOU CAN FIND THEM FOR LESS ON EBAY
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First of all Give me model# and Serial#.
you will most likely have to replace main control board and evaporator fan motor. They have had a service bulletin out on this problem.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
I asked that because in most cases, when it is a problem in a motherboard, it is likely a power surge or lightening. I can also tell you that when it comes to mother boards and component level, likelihood, it isn't transistors or anything unless it smells or looks burned. Most shops would just replace the motherboard and ship it as repaired becaue the cost of the IC isn't worth the possibility of something in another IC on the same board knocking iit out again. Short of plug and play, you have no real way of proving this board good/bad. You might try EBAY with your model number to see if you get lucky. I just got rid of an electronic stove because the control board went bad. New board was $150 with a possibility of it going out in 6 months. As I am not made of money, I now have a gas stove. I you could, please rate this as a fixya as I am just being honest and saving you time and aggrivation. Good luck
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
The clicking sound is a relay called PTC relay. You need to replace it. First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
If the "clicking" noise is from a relay on the board or compressor, it's likely th compressor would be cycling on and off.
It could be a fan blade (evaporator or condenser) hitting something. Both fans only run when the compressor is on. This should be addressed ASAP as it could be a wire it's rubbing on.
Finally, the noise could be caused by the refrigerant within the sealed refrigeration system. This noise is more of a nuisance rather than a mechanical failure.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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