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Whirlpool AFG 7080 Freezer - Relay noises

The temperature seems to overshoot and then it sounds like a relay is oscillating at between 1sec and 1/2 sec . Then it can settle down again and control the temp.
The freezer has been defrosted to ensure the sensor is clear.
Is it a control board fault & is it repairable, or likely to be uneconomic?

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  • wraitda Nov 03, 2007

    Had a Freezer engineer call yesterday. He agrees with you & is getting me a price for the board. May have a look at the joints to see if any dry joints.


  • wightweb Nov 18, 2007

    Exactly the same symptoms and it started this November (2007) same month!!!

  • hyperbole Feb 17, 2008

    afg 7080 started to make rapid clicking noise as if mechanical relay faulty. Initially noise stopped and freezer worked OK but over next few weeks display began to indicate -24. (Tried complete defrost etc but no good). Decided that a new PCB is probably required



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I had the same problem last year and changed the miniature relay - £3.50 from Maplin. That cleared the problem for 18 months until a couple of weeks ago when the clicking started again. So I changed the relay once more but this time it hasn't cleared the problem. So looking at £146 for new control board from Whirlpool.

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It sure sounds like you have a problem with the board. It may just be a dry joint or a faulty component. Normally one would replace the board.

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