Question about Jenn-Air JFC2089HE French Door Refrigerator
My refrigerator thermostat is set to 38 degrees...but the refrigerator is reading 30-31 degrees..and everything is freezing.
Had the ''authorized'' repair person out once...he just moved some bottles in the back of my fridge..said it was ''blocking the vents''...that did absolutetly nothing.
so, they came back out again, this time it's a control board..that's $300..plus $200 installed...so $500 bucks (+ the 150 on the original call)...that's crazy to me.
The technician, nor A&E Factory service, will tell me the part number for the board...so I have no way of checking the price. I downloaded the whole parts list...there are only 2 control boards...one is 50 bucks..and the other is like 110 bucks if I buy direct..but I don't know which is the right one?????
Can anyone help? Which board would be the right one to replace? Again, the set point is 38 ... but the reading (and actual temp) is like 31.
I'm very dissapointed with Jenn Air and A&E factory service...
Ill be glad to shed some light on this for and stand behind this as I too am a Factory authorized dealer. These units did come with faulty compressors failing about 80% of the time. What happens is the compressors get worn and stop starting properly. You can make them work temporarily by installing a 3n1 (basically makes the compressor have more starting torque). However they eventually get so worn that even a 3n1 cant start it. Ive never read any bulletins from any major company (Frigidaire used this same compressor) saying a 3n1 voids warranty. It certainly didnt damage the compressor it was already damaged when the tech installed the 3n1. Also these compressors are failing at such a high rate its not even questionable that the 3n1 damaged anything. Honestly it really sounds to me like the tech is nit-picking not wanting to do the labor intensive job of changing the compressor. He may not even be able to. Also the new compressor should be a 8201555 (I just did one this afternoon ---thats how common this is) and its a much more reliable Embraco compressor. Once its installed you should have no more compressor issues for many years. Feel free to have anyone who questions my solution to call anytime 850-510-9563 (Joey Shearer, Precision Appliance, Tallahassee, FL)
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
your thermostat is bad,get the model number from inside and call your local appliance store and get a new one,let me know,thanks-mike
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
SOURCE: Fridge keeps freezing
Chances are, they replaced the wrong parts, or didn't replace all the parts, assuming they replaced an electric motor kit. I would need to know the P/N of the electric motor kit to confirm what was replaced.
Based on the fact that it froze the drinking water tank, and if they replaced the electric motor kit, the problem is more likely the temperature sensor or the control board.
Let me know what the P/N is of what they replaced and we can be more precise.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
You most likely have a defrost cycle problem. Either a bad defrost heater, timer or thermostat. Jenn Air has put an Adaptive Defrost circut in the top of the Refrigerator section. You can find troubleshooting directions at ACMEHowTo.com
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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The first thing you must know is that your refrigerator should be
set at 37-38 degrees. Anything at 40 or higher and you are risking
food born illness (food poisoning) or spoiling your food. Place your
magnetic thermometer in the refrigerator.
Set your dial on your refrigerator to the second lowest setting. (If
your refrigerator is already equipped with a digital thermostat,
simply set it for 37 or 38 degrees and do not move on to the next
After 2 hours, check your thermometer reading. If your reading is 38
degrees, there is no need to go higher and you are ready to put your
groceries in. Be sure not to open and close your refrigerator during
these two hours or your temperature reading will be incorrect.
4. If your reading is higher than 38 degrees, move your dial up to the next coldest setting and repeat the steps every two hours until you reach the correct temperature for your refrigerator.
Once you have reached the correct refrigeration temperature for your
refrigerator, place the magnetic thermometer in the refrigerator
permanently and watch for changes.
Typically, your refrigerator temperature will need to be adjusted with the seasons, a higher setting in the summer and a lower setting in the winter.
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