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HSS25GFPH Refridgerator getting too cold. Manually closed the damper, but later found it wide open again. Is it the thermistor?

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SOURCE: side by side not cooling ref side damper closed

if your damper motor is not functioning, then it could be one of the following.

the damper motor itself, the thermostat ( the controller),

or the thermistor ( the temperature sensor).

either one of this is bad, then the damper will not work.

bring down the damper motor and check the voltage requirement of the motor. bench test it if you can to determine if it is still working.

test the thermistor for resistance. immerse it in ice cold water and watch the resistance change. if you do not have a reference value, then it may not tell if it is good or bad.

the electronic controller would be a hard thing to test.
if you have the book and it has diagnostics , then run the damper control test to test the controller.


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Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer side cold, frige side warm

Defrost heater is open behind back wall. order new heater #wr55x10101 remove 4 screws 2 bottom, 2 top behind light shield, defrost freezer so ice is off of evap, replace heater with new one.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: have kenmore 253.54622402 side by side--from the

" waited 1 hour freezer 20 degrees // cold food side 45 degrees and no air flowing from damper " As per this it indicates that the ventilations are getting blocked after few hours.First the air was flowing from damper but after one hour it stopped flowing air from damper.Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it.------------ The working procedure of this Kenmore side by side refrigerator is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fresh food section gets cold. The air from freezer to fridge passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer thaws, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer thaws after few hours.

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You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.

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To test defrost thermostat you can test this way:---

The defrost thermostat is difficult to test since many refrigerators use different fixed temperature settings and unless you have a very accurate temperature test device the test will not provide proper results. Now you can take the defrost thermostat out of the unit and place the element only in a glass of ice water. When the element is cold it should have continunity between the two wires.------ The meter should not show a reading if the thermostat is turned off. If a reading appears, replace the thermostat.

When the thermostat is turned on, the meter should indicate "0" ohm or .3 or .2 on a digital readout. If it does not appear as "0" ohm or .3 or .2, replace thermostat.Turn the thermostat on and place each probe on either side of the thermostat so meter reads "0" ohm or .2 ohm digital. Put water and some ice in the cup. Temperature should be 32 degrees. If, after four minutes, the meter does not reflect infinite or .0000 on the digital meter open circuit, replace the thermostat.----If thermostat checked out ok then check defrost heater connection.The defrost heater is connected to the side of evaporator coil in the freezer section.If this defrost heater is faulty then it will not melt the ice getting collected on the evaporator coil and due to that defrost system will not be able to function as required.Remove the wire for one side of the heating element from the wiring and measure it for continuity, usually around 20 ohms or so.-----------

Now to see where defrost heater is located.Please click on this link below and see part number 14 on the diagram.And part number 15 is evaporator coil.And part number 21 is thermostat.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/R0405135-00006.png

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

bobicehouse
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SOURCE: I have a GSL25JFPA BS that the frig side will not

Unplug the refrigerator and then plug back in. Using multimeter check between J3-1 and J3-4.
Must be done within 10 seconds of starting. You should have 6 VDC. If you do replace damper, if not replace motherboard.

Posted on Jul 06, 2011

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SOURCE: Kenmore Freezer works, Refrigerator doesn't

As per the problem, it does not indicates towards compressor problem.Because idf compressor stops working, then freezer section will not freeze.But in your case the freezer is working properly, so this clears that compressor is working properly.--------- As per your problem, its defrost problem.--------
The defrost assembly consists of three main parts. The defrost thermostat, the defrost heater and defrost board. Any of the one is not functioning. When thermostat sense the maximum cooling, it triggers the defrost heater to start heating and this defrosts the ice collected on the coils and the system works. Both thermostat and heater are controlled by defrost board. First the thermostat and defrost heater to be checked, if both check ok by meter and visually, then its defrost board causing the problem. You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site.------------ As you mentioned that defrost heater and defrost thermostat both are working good.Then problem indicates towards defrost board.------------------ -------------------- The working procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located.---------------------
NOW read this point carefully. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning.---------- But when freezer section reach the set temperature, then thermostat senses the temperature and give command to defrost board that , now start the defrost heater.So defrost heater gets hot and melts the ice.The ice melting water in the freezer section, drains from the drain line to the pan above the compressor.This drained water gets dissolved in air when compressor gets hot.---------- But in your case most probably the thermostat is not sensing the freezer temperature, so the defrost cycle is not starting and if defrost cycle will not start, then cool from freezer will not get to the fridge section.--------- So most probably its thermostat, but if thermostat checks ok, then its faulty defrost control board.--------- For getting thermostat testing instructions,click the link below:--- http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-test-defrost-thermostat-on.html --------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Jul 18, 2011

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