Question about Jenn-Air JBL2086HES Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I recently moved, it was pooring with rain and the fridge got wet during transportation. At the new destination I plugged in the fridge and it worked for a few hours. Then it started making a funny noise and then a spark came out of the back, the power shorted and the fridge stopped working. I turned the power back on and retried it after a couple of hours. It did the same again only this time it only worked for 10 mins.
It sounds like the thermocouple is either faulty or incorrectly installed. In other words the sensor bulb may be very slightly to far away from the flame to get sufficient temperature to keep the gas flowing. This is a safety device to cut off gas supply should the flame blow out. But if you are parked at a bit of an angle, the flame will also angle away from the sensor, causing it to shut off gas supply. With regards the freezer being temperamental, this is a strange one, because on this model of fridge/freezer, the actual cooling starts from the freezer coil and ends in the fridge. Try to check the thermocouple first. Also be sure there is nothing obstructing the flame
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
I suggest you unplug the fridge. If possible you can then open the wiring connection cover on the compressor (where the supply cable connects) and check what is causing the short circuit. Probably when moist there was a short circuit due to water but this may have burned some of the wiring. This will be quite visible and easy to repair with a bit of insulation tape.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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