Question about Refrigerators
I have an mcd2257kes and it worked fine. The local power utility had an issue at our transformer that fried some of my arc-fault breakers and also stopped the fridge from cooling. Erratic behavior - freeze, then thaw, etc. Saw that the main control board had a couple of blackened (fried) parts on it. Replaced it with a new one and assumed life would be good. Not so. Took the freezer rear metal wall out to see that the evaporator fan was not firing up, even though the compressor did and the coils were appropriately frosted. So i ordered a new evap fan. No dice. The fan runs on 110v but the two red wires that it plugs into are showing a varying voltage between them (8.7v to 16v). Very odd to me. Traced the power from the cord up through the chassis and I do have 110v at the control board. My refrigerator says it should be programmed to Code 20 (which I did). I am baffled by this but assume it is something simple I may be overlooking. Appreciate any help you have to offer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is possible you have a defective fan motor in the condenser area or evaporator area. Sometimes when they become defective they will run for a while and just warm up and stop while the compressor continues to run. I learned that one on four costly returns to the home. The cost was to me not the customer. Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
Is there anything obstructing the fan area, ice build up ? It is normal for your freezer to get warm if evap fan is not working, it is essential for it to work :) A defrost cycle should kick on a timer or as needed (adaptive) and there should not be excessive frost buildup that it blocks your evap fan. I would have suggested you unplug your refrigerator for about 10 minutes and see if that resets your control board - if not, then you will need service - either replacing motor assembly or a faulty control board.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. The control board was faulty. This is what I suspected but I wanted a second opinion before buying the board. "
I believe that because defrost is done by the mother control board this is why this is happening the part of the board that controls defrost is malfunctioning and the only way to resolve the problem is to replace the mother board part number WR55X10656 You can find the replacement board at these places below. Sea Breeze
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Testimonial: "You were right, thanks for your help. The control board was bad. That is what I suspected, but I wanted a second opinion."
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