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KSRJ25CN thermostat resetting with door close

I noticed last night that my KSRJ25N was not cooling. I traced the problem to the thermostat computer, which was resetting every time the fridge door closed. When the fridge door was open, all the lights were working, but the fan that moves cold air into the fridge was clicking. Each time that I tried to adjust the temperature, the compressor would kick on for 1 second, then the LED light for the 'Extend fresh temperature management system' would blink, and all the LEDs would turn off. When they flashed back on, the temperature settings defaulted back to the factory setting 4.

Eventually, I took off the cover piece of the temp selector and disconnected the wiring that runs from the temp selector directly to the top of the fridge. It was a 2-wire harness with yellow and black wires. With that disconnected, the fridge is working completely normally again. Both the fridge & freezer are cold, and the resetting problem has disappeared. The fan is no longer clicking either.

I am having a hard time finding a service manual online for this fridge, and the parts stores do not seem to list what this connector is, nor what it is for. If anyone has any ideas as to what it is, or if there is a considerable hazard running the fridge without these wires connected, please post here.

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  • tiberious17 Feb 08, 2009

    FWIW, I think I have determined the problem to be a screw that was shorting out the computer through a screw. The computer is (cheaply) grounded to a metal plate directly above the computer module. After I put some electrical tape on the three screws that hold the computer in place, and reassembled the whole thing, everything is running again normally.

    If you can think of anything else that I should check, or if this sounds like only a temporary solution, please let me know.

    Thanks for reading, and thinking about my post.


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