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How can i test the heater of a side by side elctronic refrigerator like kenmore and frigidaire, the electronic control board has no test switch

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I'm absolutely no expert, but I just had a repair person come diagnose my Kenmore Elite control board as being bad. Rather than testing the board, he tested the other components related to my problem (fridge wasn't auto-defrosting), and since the other parts tested okay, he said it had to be my control board.

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How do I Repair a refrigerator is not Defrosting Ice accumulation in the evaporator


The electronic defrost is called an adaptive defrost board and that is what needs to be changed

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Freezer side works fine. Fridge side not as cold as should be. Fan is working on freezer side


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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What if both sides of the refrigerator is not getting cold?And the back of the freezer side has frost.


Defrost problem. Either the defrost thermostat, defrost heater or defrost control board needs replacement. The defrost heater has to have continuity. The defrost thermostat has to have about 0 Ohms while it's cold. If both test out ok - replace defrost control board.
Part locations: Defrost heater and thermostat: under your frosted cover; control board - left upper corner of fresh food section, under the damper cover, in the middle.
Part numbers:
240554502 - control board
5303918255 - defrost heater kit
Can't find the part number for the defrost thermostat

Oct 17, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

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Frost free fridge freezing up


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

Sep 11, 2009 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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We have a Kenmore Elite Trio that keeps giving us an error message in the electronic window of er dH


The Er DH error code indicates the temperature sensor on the evaporator coil did not reach 50 degrees within one hour.
This would indicate the control board did put the refrigerator through a defrost cycle.

This problem could be caused by a defective relay on the control board, a defective defrost heater, a broken wire to the heater, or a stopped up drain on the defrost pan causing ice to form on the evaporator coil.

Before replacing the control board, someone should remove the food from the freezer, remove the freezer drawer, and remove the evaporator cover to expose the evaporator coil, heater, and defrost sensor.
The voltage to the defrost heater should be 120 volts ac.
The defrost heater is part of the evaporator coil and is not replaceable as a separate part.

You can test the operation of the defrost system by pressing "Ultra Ice" and "colder freezer temp" for 3 seconds.
The first time you press and hold the buttons the board will test the compressor, fan, and open the damper.

All displays should be on.


The second time you press and hold the buttons the board will test the compressor, fan, and close the damper.

The third time you press and hold the buttons, the board will turn the compressor and fan off and turn the defrost heater on for around 25 minutes. This would let you know if the defrost system is working.


http://knol.google.com/k/fixing-the-er-dh-code-on-kenmore-elite-trio#

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Describe your Frigidaire FSC23R5DSB Side by Side Refrigerator Problem the refrigerator is not cooling


That is the first sign of not defrosting. Look into the rear panel in back of freezer and see if frost is forming on that back panel. If yes then you will need to unplug and remove that panel to inspect the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. If they check out then we need to inspect both sides of the mother control board for burn marks or signs of heat damage. The 1467835 Control Board is located on the back and enclosed inside a plastic housing. The same circuit board also list as part number 241511101 Check the freezer first to see if the defrost heater may be bad. Need an OHM meter and take one wire off of one end to test. I will walk you through this if you want, Sea Breeze

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Frost in freezer, ice thawed and frig not very cold...what could it be?


If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezerare icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation ofcold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
Inmost newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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Frigidare refrigerator FRS26ZTH FREEZER FREEZING UP/FRIG NOT COOL


also check defrost timer,defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

Jul 01, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

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Frigidaire Side-by-side not cooling or freezing


Dear customer,

We suggest u to do the follwoing checks,
  1. Hissing and popping is normal on frost free refrigerators, it is the defrost heater
  2. Check that the refrigerator is level
  3. Check the drain pan
  4. Check the condensor fan
  5. Check the evaporator fan
  6. Inspect the compressor mounts
As for th freezer's problem checkout the,
  1. Check the temperature setting
  2. Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer
  3. Check for air flow restrictions in vents
  4. Test the temperature control
  5. Clean the condensor coils
  6. Check the door seals
  7. Test the door switch
  8. Test defrost heater
  9. Test defrost timer
  10. Test evaporator fan
  11. Check for a clogged drain tube
  12. Check for refrigerant leak.
Thank you. Plz rate the solution..

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Freezer vent freezes up-frig not cooling below 55


this sounds like you have a bad defrost system, remove inside rear freezer panel and check for frost build up, If you have frost build up you need to check the defrost bi metal and the defrost heater, if they are both good the defrost timer or electronic control will have to be replaced, both bi metal and heater should have continuity

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