Question about Refrigerators
Here we go folks, the problem is a failed capacitor on the circuit board.
It is called C10 which is printed on the circuit board, it is located on the left side of the silver heat sink and above the doughnut shaped coil, you should replace it with the same or one catagory higher in voltage.(1000 mircofarad 16 Volt)
You should have some soldering experience to replace and please pay attention to the polarity. (Pos and Neg.)
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Replaced the cap (C10) with 1000uf 25V one & it fixed the problem. For a 12 volt circuit I think that the manufacturer was optimistic installing a 16V cap, it should have been at least double the voltage rating. Or else he had a lot of 16V ones in stock to use up.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
I was told by Honeywell and by a few repair shops that it was no use to repair. Juste put it in the garbage they said. I however asked around and could get the part (capacitor) from an electronic centre. I removed the mother board and brought it to the shop. The piece cost $1.10 and they fixed it for $5, including the price of the part.
I re-installed the part back in the fridge and turned it on and it works.
Fixed for 5 bucks. Amazing.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
I found the 1000uF 25V capacitor at a local electronics store, installed it in 5 min, and my fridge works again. Fantastic solution and thank you Flydude for the answer. This will save our fridge from the landfill.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
I also have this problem. I'm in Québec...
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
I have replace C10 with 1000uF, the original has rating of 105o temperature and 16V bought 35V rating 85o, so I replaced with 1000uF 63V 105o.
Thank you very much, its working, seems to be fresh, so I cross my fingers for no more troubles.
Posted on Oct 31, 2011
I also have the 88031 fridge with a faulty C10/1000uF16v cap. after scrounging theough my bits boxes, the only one i have that has a high enough voltage is a 3300uF 35v electrolytic cap. altough its a tad on the large size, will it be sufficient to get it running again, or is the capacitance too large ?
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
I replaced my cap what other recommended which was a 16v 1000uf , now a 25 v 1000uf. it should be double for what the voltage is. so I gather at the assembly shop in china they were using leftover stock. I have my fridge plugged back in now with a power meter on it, so I really think this cap was bad already when I brought the fridge home. I'm also monitoring for water with a tray to catch any. if these fans were not running all the time before could have caused the water overfilling the drip pan and water on the floor.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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