Lilly Spence... hello,
There is several quite obscure "things" that could have happened to your refrigerator...
Presuming OWNERS MANUAL "RESET" failed.
I can only talk in GLOBAL/TYPICAL terms without your make & model number... If you don't mind spending a wad of money and learning nothing in the process... you need only find a competent repair person... they will pluck off the bottom grill ... pop out the "black box
" with your PCB (printed circuit board)... here-in-after
we will call that your "power control board
" and either find that bad solder joint... or discover the board resident relay or transformer DID NOT SURVIVE...
On my refrigerator 22 year old AMANA (which I love) that part has become quite rare (just because of time... but there are repair services that can refurbish OLD packs (10 days end to end & $100 - $200 later)
BUT THE NEWER, SMARTER... high end refrigerators
have a real "Power CONTROL BOARD
" typically under the frig (above the defrost tray... It is, in fact, one of the EASIEST replacement parts to perform on the REFRIGERATORS...
On my refrigerator 22 year old AMANA (SBDE20S4SW which I love) that part has become quite rare (just because of time... but there are repair services that can refurbish OLD packs (10 days end to end & $100 - $200 later)... I fund one on eBay ... $195.
TURNED OFF THE BREAKER
CIRCUIT BOARD 12106802: Replacement fiasco:
- Wiggled out the defrost tray (took pictures with my camera)
- Unplugged the door (control panel) wires from front (took pictures with my camera)
- Took out the one ***** hold box up... and slid it (wires & all) out to work on.
- Removed one top ***** & removed box cover (a lot of wires = lots more USABLE pictures!!)
- Changed the board... (TURNED CIRCUIT BREAKER ON
) worked fine...!!
- Found my bad solder joint repaired/replaced it ... (TURNED CIRCUIT BREAKER OFF/ON
- Put old board back in...
(control lights flashing... refrigerator NOT working).
- Took CLOSE look at pictures (found red/white transformer CONNECTORs EXACTLY WRONG... (fixed)
(BREAKER ON)... Works great!
Have spare (
12106802 PCB)... Plan on keeping it forever.
Story moral: $195 later (
I didn't need to spend)...
Happy happy happy.
You can make yourself prouder.
... I never recommend touching ANY electronics without STATIC (ESD) protection.
A tiny (teeniest) static discharge around the MOST ROBUST electronics can destroy it... If the breaker is off... the refrigerator is still plugged in.. ergo FULLY GROUNDED
... The likelihood of static discharge is quite remote... Just remember to ground your hand(s) to the refrigerator (always) before touching any electronics there-in.
Same reason all electronics are shipped in (silverized or PINK static) bags...
So get that MAKE & MODEL... check the sites below...
Any questions comment me back... I shall return
(my baby is having her 50th) needs sympathy too.
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