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Whirlpool side by side fridge/freezer model S20BRSB21-A/G - no signal on L2 of compressor relay - display stuck -21 & +4 respectively - could it b main pcb?

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Hi, if the display is actually stuck on -21 & +4 respectively without it changing and there is also no signal on L2 of compressor relay then your thoughts about the main pcb is right.

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