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Error code IF, replacing parts doesn't eliminate the code.

I have a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Model 795.77563600 which I bought in April 2007. I have an error code Er IF, which is a malfunction in the ice freezer DC fan according to the service manual page 26. The fridge is made by LG, and rebadged as Kenmore Elite.

So naturally, I tried replacing the fan (LG# 5209JA1044A), but the error IF came back. I then tried replacing the main PCB assembly (EBR34917104), and that did not eliminate the code either. In TEST 1 mode by pushing the reset button on the main PCB, the terminal 4 (Red) and 5 (Blue) reads 0.05V (DC), which should be reading 12~16V. So I believe there is a faulty PCB, but I don't think two PCB will fail in the same manner back to back.

Could it be that the wire to the motor is somehow short circuited and keeps frying the PCB? Aren't there any protection for these kinds of failure? How do I go about replacing the wire harness? By the way, this is not an issue where there is ice build-up. I checked behind the grill and defroster where the ice maker fan is, and it is absolutely clean.

Any suggestion from the expert would be greatly appreciated.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 596.75509400 bottom freezer defrost circuit test

if the thermostat is not cold enough it will be open and not allow the heater to come on. I would suggest you let the unit run for a few hours then check on the defrost cycle. in that time the terminator should close allowing the heater to work

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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SOURCE: My Ice Maker quit working.

Hi,

You have given very general question.
Ice maker not working?
Do you mean no power supply.It is not even switching on?

or it doesn't make ice?

Do you have separate ice maker or ice maker in Refrigerators.

If it is Refrigerators ice maker then the problem could be with the valves.The valves could have be frost.So it does not allow the flow of water.You need to defrost it.

Just switch of the ice maker for 8 hours more.The frost in the
ice maker will melt. and the valves will open again.

The solenoid controls the flow of water.The solenoid may be defective or may not be receiving power.You can try removing the sediment screen inside the solenoid and flushing it with water to clean it.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore model 795 77563600 refrig side

This is an error code for the icemaker fan motor.
If the control does not see a signal coming back from the fan motor you will get this error code.
Please see the image below from the service manual that explains the ER IF error code.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkbwtkdqbqkgrkkxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/ktfgsrbbdxktrrwffdr/1/1303472/5961857/image18067img-or.jpg

The ER IF code indicates a failure of the icing fan.

You may notice slower ice production but the other fans should be okay.

You can select the ultra ice option and see if the fan toggles on.

The fan or the control is bad.

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Posted on Sep 23, 2010

blueextc3221
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SOURCE: error code if err for kenmore elite model 795

This is an error code for the icemaker fan motor.
If the control does not see a signal coming back from the fan motor you will get this error code.
Please see the image below from the service manual that explains the ER IF error code.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkbwtkdqbqkgrkkxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/ktfgsrbbdxktrrwffdr/1/1303472/5961857/image18067img-or.jpg

The ER IF code indicates a failure of the icing fan.

You may notice slower ice production but the other fans should be okay.

You can select the ultra ice option and see if the fan toggles on.

The fan or the control is bad.

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