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Hi there I have a jenn air fridge jc2228pehb I have had expense and problems and the repair man told me that I need a new motherboard that tells the fridge to defrost. The freezer is getting frosty in about 1-2 weeks and fridge then is not cold enough. When I do a manual defrost I (turn off and let stand, most inconvenient), it is then often too cold in vegetable draws and freezes the produce. Even on coolest setting. The technician who I am no longer using told me it would be 500 dollars to order and replace this motherboard? I am trying to find a better and cheaper alternative eg order the part myself I looked on sites that sell jenn air parts and there is no motherboard or part that costs 500 dollars. I was hesitant to believe the technician because he repaired and charged twice and did not fix the problem please help ;-)

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That would be the first $500.00 defrost control board I have ever heard of in my life! Look if you want to do this yourself I will give you step by step directions. Click Here=> JC2228PEHB Control Panel
Once there see parts labeled 8 and 12? Number 12 is your=> Adaptive Defrost Control
No one has a photo for this part=> 67002163 Adaptive Defrost Control Board and here is your auto damper=> 12571701 Auto Damper
Click Here for Repair Clinic's version of that board, again no photo=> 67002163
I like their 1 year return warranty. I have the service manual and will instruct you on how and what to do so you let me know and I will go through this with you. Oh almost forgot to mention your model has no mother board! Thanks, Sea Breeze

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