Question about Refrigerators
Lets make sure that there are no frost build up on the freezer back wall like this=> HERE If there is a problem with frost building on the rear wall of the freezer the most likely reason will be the=> 61005988 Defrost Control Board
The defrost control board can be found behind the control panel inside the fresh food compartment just above the top chef. It is listed as part location 13 in this photo here=> JSD2989AEW Control Components
The next possibility will be the auto damper listed as part location 8 and that part number is=> 61005989 Auto Damper
Instructions on testing and removal of the auto damper and other repairs can be found here=> JSD2989AEW Service Manual
The other two possibilities are the=> 61006199 Defrost HeaJen-Air JSD2989 AE, freezer works but the frig doe - 12_11_2012_4_02_50_pm.jpgt
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Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
you have a defrost problem, most common problem component for the jen air refrigerators is the defrost control board pt#61005988. until you change the board you will need to defrost your refrig manually about once a week. the board is located in the control housing in the refrig compartment and is fairly easy to replace yourself.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
You may think the freezer is fine, but stick a thermometer in to be sure. It should be around 0 degrees F. If not, you may have iced up coils. See some other posts on this site about getting to those coils and defrosting.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
I just worked on a FF801W which is supposed to be very similar. The defrost heater in mine was of the glass tube type and located under the evaporator. There was a bimetal thermostat clipped to the top of the evaporator and a thermal fuse (sealed in a clear plastic tube) nearby. The connections were behind a little plastic cover (2 screws) in the back wall just above the evaporator.
Mine was iced up like yours and I had to defrost it with a hair dryer. All the defrosting parts in the freezer compartment turned out to work so I now suspect the defrost timer (down by the compressor). I've marked it and I'm waiting to see if it's turning.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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