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106.9547610 Kenmore SIde by Side not cool

106.9547610 Kenmore SIde by Side 1994 not cold at all on freezer/refrigerator side. No frost on evap coil. No evap or cond fan, and no compressor hum. Lights work on/off.

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  • lnxcthlc Apr 25, 2010

    Where is the Control Board?

  • lnxcthlc Apr 25, 2010

    Sorry to be a bother, but I see nothing but a compressor, cond fan/motor and some other things that would not lead me to believe they are "control boards"in the back bottom area. There is a Main harness plug going in under the fridge at the bottom freezer side. It appears to have a flush mounted metal panel next to it, with no apparent way for opening. Could that be it?

    Also, could you mean Defrost Timer Circuit Board? This is located behind the user control panel in the fridge.

  • lnxcthlc Apr 25, 2010

    The model number I put is is from a Side by Side, but I am pretty sure it is a 27 cubic Foot instead of the 21.7 that I see listed.

    Anyway. I tested for power at the Defrost Timer Circuit Board and I do not have power at either of the 6 connectors on it. To provide more info, this is not a mechanical timer unit and it has a peculiarly shaped relay on it.

  • lnxcthlc Apr 25, 2010

    I do have 120v power at one of the Connections (my bad) on the Defrost Timer and 8.46v at another connection. Is there anybody with experience on these old Whirlpools/Kenmores?

  • lnxcthlc Apr 25, 2010

    Please tell me how you came to that solution. I am fairly technical, so I could understand most of the details. Is there a point on the compressor itself that I could check with a multimeter, or a relay or a switch that would give me an indication as to why the fans would not be blowing?

  • lnxcthlc Apr 27, 2010

    It worked. Jumping the black and orange wires started the fridge right up. Thanks a bunch! I will order that part and hopefully get a few more years out of it.

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Hi,

It looks like you have been having a long conversation about your no cool refrigerator, would you like me to step in an assist or step back and allow the previous tech to continue?


Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • Philip Apr 26, 2010

    Hi,

    I cannot see what advise you have been given so far, but I can see what you have written and I am going to take a shot in the dark here.

    It sounds like you know how to read a meter and you do not have any fans running or the compressor running.

    Looking at the wiring diagram for your refrigerator you should have 120 volts from the black wire (terminal 1) to the white wire (terminal 6) on the defrost control which is located in the upper console of the fresh food section. Check from the orange wire (Terminal 4) to the white wire (terminal 6). You should get 120 volts, if you do have it for the first check and not the second check then the defrost control is bad. You can verify this by carefully jumping across 1 to 4 (Black to Orange) and the motors and compressor should start.

    If the voltages there are fine there follow the orange wire to the cold control, you should have 120 volts from the orange wire on the cold control to the white wire. You should also have 120 volts on the red wire to white this is with the cold control turned on. If you do have it at the orange wire but not the red then the cold control is bad. The red wire then splits off into 3 parallel circuits feeding the 2 fans and the compressor.

    Let me know if you want more information.


  • Philip Apr 27, 2010

    That is fantastic! Thanks for using FixYa

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Sounds very much like your compressor has gone bad.

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Hello,the compressor is not producing gas that is the problem or probably you need a gas refill into your refrigerator.you can also check if the defrost timer is not stuck.but the actual problem is the compressor,this has to be changed or serviced.

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Hi, from what i can understand so far about the fridge/freezer with all this problem, i think the fault is from the control board since the compressor, fan and even the fridge and freezer are not working and to cap it all, the light works on and off.
You have to replace the control board.

Take care

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    Shehu Pro Apr 25, 2010

    Hi, it's behind the fridge/freezer, around where the compressor and fan is located..

  • Shehu Pro
    Shehu Pro Apr 25, 2010

    Hi, am so sorry about the mistaken identity of the problem, i meant to say Circuit Board and not the control panel. The control panel is usually located where you have the temperature display..
    Thanks for the correction.


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    Shehu Pro Apr 25, 2010

    Hi, maybe you should try changing it since there is no power in it..

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