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I have a KitchenAid bottom mount built-in refrigerator. It started beeping this morning and the displays for freezer and refrigerator would flash. Now the beeping is gone and the displays are not working. What is wrong?

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    Kelly Jul 15, 2010

    Are any of the fans running? Compressor running? Or is the unit completley dead? See caution below!!!!! Remove J2 connector from the main board. Check for resistance between the white wire and red wire on harness Is the resistance approximately 1.5K ohms to 3K ohms? Condenser fan OK! Measure the resistance directly at the Condenser fan motor! Is the resistance approximatelty 1.5K ohms to 3K ohms? Yes fan motor is electrically ok No =0pen Fan Motor Winding Does the condenser fan motor read open? Does the condenser fan motor read shorted ( below 1K ohm of short to motor case?) Replace the condenser fan motor Check for voltage at main board J2. Is there at least 12VDC between pins 3 - 5 and between 3 - 8? Yes= main board OK Condensor motor stalled ! Repair or replace condenser motor. Check voltage at main board J2. Is there at least 12VDC between pins 3 and 5 ? Yes is good! No=Replace main board and the condenser fan motor Caution: Unplug power when disconnecting and connecting connectors on the board. I am not posting this as a solution due to the lack of information as to what is working or not working. This is my best "how to" at the moment. If you need more information or provide more symptoms I can most likely provide more assistance. Thanks for choosing FixYa. Kelly

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    Kelly Jul 16, 2010

    Additionally if you would please provide the model number so I can ensure we are troubleshooting via the correct model.

    Kelly

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