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Refrigerator does not run. Exterior indicators flashing on and off.

Refrigerator stopped running for no reason. Interior Temperature control does not function, but all interior lights work, indicating refrigerator is getting proper power. All exterior indicator lights are flashing on and off intermittently and a clicking noise can be heard. I have unplugged to the refrigerator to see if I could clear the problem to no avail. I suspect the Main Control Board, but was hoping someone else had experienced this problem and that it may be something simple like a stuck relay or rest button. Any ideas?

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  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Sep 30, 2006

    I have a Revison 1 Motherboard, so I jumpered J11 and J8 at the three-pronged blue harness. The compressor runs just fine as I suspected (I had previously performed resistance checks of the compressor wingings and they were normal). I disconnected J2 and tried to get a good reading between pins J2-8 to J2-3. The voltage was flucuating between 0 and 11, as I could not get a steady reading. So, I decided to double-check the numbering scheme at J2 to make sure I was reading across the correct pins. As I was doing this, the compressor started running and all the displays seemed to be functioning normally. When I plugged J2 back in, everything stopped, and the indicator lights started flickering on and off again. I'm assuming the motherboard is bad at this point. Am I correct to assume this?

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Jul 16, 2007

    I noticed this was still listed as a problem when, in fact, you advice helped me fix this a looooong time ago. It was the control board that had failed. Thanks.

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Jsrock, if you can do some voltage checks we can help you with this board issue. The thing thats throwing me is the clicking you are hearing. On that board, on the bottom you have a three pronged harness that is blue. Should say J8, J9 and J4 which is line. Get some jumper wire with clips on each end and jump line to compressor, J4 and J8.(Rev1 boards was J11 and J8). You are now sending 120V directly to the compressor and if it is good, it should start and you can rule it out. After this, unplug the J2 connector from the board. Check for 12VDC, not AC, at pins J2-8 to J2-3. If you do not have that voltage, replace the main board. If you do have that voltage, you have a short in either the condensor fan motor or evap fan motor circuits. Carefull, you will be working around live juice here. Catriver...post back.

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