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Replacing the Adaptive Defrost Control Board

I have the part but can't find it in the feeezer. I have pulled out several panels in the back of the freezer, but have been unable to locate it. I have the new part and just need to remove the old (if I can find it) and insert the new one.

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  • Knoxy1 Apr 24, 2008

    Thanks, found it.

  • luckeecharms Jun 07, 2008

    I am trying to get the cover to slide forward so it can drop down but it will not slide. I am pulling on the two finger holds in the back but there are two tabs that won't let it budge. What is the secret?


  • swamishreeji Sep 03, 2008

    Frost in ice campartment near outlet for despenser & ice crusher blade. It's not Defrost itself.



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It is in the control panel in the fresh food section where the cold control is located

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

  • daniel daoud Oct 10, 2011

    How did you find this board that apparently no one can get to? I took apart most of the temperature control section and cant locate this infamous board. Please advise.



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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

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PART NUMBER: 67004704 - Cost: $116.00
This is located in the upper right inside your control box.
This replacement adaptive defrost control board (part number 67004704) fits several models of side-by-side refrigerators. The adaptive defrost control board starts and stops defrost cycles as the temperature of the evaporator rises and falls instead of on a set schedule.
Shut off the circuit breaker for the refrigerator before beginning this repair. Also make sure you're well grounded (Rub hands on bare metal), because electronic components can be damaged by discharges of static electricity. The board installs behind the digital display in the control panel. Procedures for removing the existing adaptive defrost control board and installing the new one vary among models.

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Freezer is cooling high not defrosting but refirgerator is not working why please help me urgently. with best regards, gyan prakash 00971501629102

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Checking defrost components on Maytag SideXSide refrigerators
To check the defrost circuit , unplug the refrig and inside the refrig section at the top about 2" in from each side in the back , there are "D" slots to put a finger in , and pull downward and foreward , to remove the control panel cover . Once removed , there is a 1/4" screw on each side holding the adjustment indicator panel on , 1 phillips screw behind both light bulbs , and 1 screw holding the complete panel to the rear wall . After removing these 5 screws , at the top right corner , with about 6-8 wires going to it , is the adaptive defrost board . Sometimes you can see the electronic board and on newer refrig's , a white box will be seen. Inside this box , is the adaptive defrost control . Disconnect the plug going to the board and on the right side of the PLUG , the far right wire is yellow , then another color , then white . Useing a small insulated wire with both ends stripped , insert one end into the yellow wire hole and the other into the white wire hole . This will bypass the adaptive board and send power directly thru the defrost bimetal ( thermostat ) AND heater to check if they are good .Plug the refrig back in . Now , wait about 3-5 min and look for a red glow at the bottom of the inside freezer panel , which will be the defrost heater or listen for sizzling which will be the frost melting and dripping onto the heater .If NO red glow , watch for a spark while removing the jumper wire you installed , from the plug . If a spark IS seen , then the heater was on and the heater AND bimetal are good . If you see the red glow , hear the sizzling , or see the spark , then the adaptive defrost board should be replaced . If no glow , sizzling or spark , then unplug the refrig and reinstall the refrig control section .
Remove the food in the freezer section enough so that the 2 screws holding the lower freezer panel on and the freezer panel , can be removed . Remove the panel . If the heater (black element at the bottom of the coils ) wires are visible , trace then to the top of the coils and disconnect . Use an ohm meter to determine if the element is good . If the element IS good , at the top of the coils , is a 1" cylinder with 2 wires , clipped onto the coils . This is the defrost thermostat ( bimetal ) . Replace this part if the element shows good . If the element shows bad , replace the element . NOTE 1 : sometimes the element and the bimetal come wired togather and the replacement part comes with a new heater and bimetal already wired togather . This would be the adviseable replacement part . However , each part can still be replaced individually . NOTE 2 : If looking at the bimetal and the top plastic " cap " looks cockeyed , replace the bimetal as moisture has gotten inside and disturbed its designed function .

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