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Control board and wiring harness which are supposed to replace Frigidaire 242000406 are apparently not correct. I have now installed 2 of the new control boards and I am unable to get any power to the fridge. When I plug the old board back in, I have power but receive a communication errors and the relay on the board clicks ever 2 seconds (most likely bad). There must be a wiring problem but I can't find a print for the replacement control board 5303918498.

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  • Bob Knuth Sep 04, 2013


  • Bob Knuth Sep 04, 2013

    Jason, Did you ever get this fixed. I literally have the identical problem.

  • Jasan Dunlop Sep 04, 2013

    Bob, I have been speaking with the distributor who sent me the replacement boards. The boards, or cables are definitley incorrect, as the distributor has 4 other customers with the exact same problem. Frigidaire has been very slow to respond and the response was "the correct replacement parts are in the box". We waited 3 weeks for a solution before we purchased a new Samsung refrigerator and moved the 3 year old Frigidaire to the garage (we'll wait for a solution and sell it, or use it for the ice maker and beer storage). If you want to pile on with our problem at the distributor level, the distriutor I've been dealing with is Appliance Parts Pros. This organization has been fantastic on so many levels (technically, customer service, communication).

  • Jasan Dunlop Sep 05, 2013

    Bob, I have the same fridge, and yes, it all started with 5YCE error. When the 2 boards didn't fix the problem I ordered and installed a couple of power relays in the bad board, thinking they were the problem. My symptoms changed, but this only proves that there are bigger problems on the board. It's too bad these old boards aren't available anywhere. I would imagine that they could be rebuilt rather cheaply but i haven't looked into this as of yet.

  • Jasan Dunlop Mar 23, 2015

    I was getting ready to trash the Frigidaire due the the replacement of 3 controls boards and not experiencing any changes, well, there were changes, the fridge wouldn't power up at all. Did some additional research prior to trashing the fridge and found some recent feedback regarding the need to replace the electrical control board at the same time as the power control board. Electrical control board PN is 241973711 and this is the user interface board where you would program fridge/freezer temp etc. I replaced this board, installed the new power control board, which gave me problems initially, and to my surprise, the fridge came back to life. So, if you end up having the 5YCE error, order/replace both boards. Wish I knew this a year ago. would have saved me a $1800 fridge replacement. Happy with the new one (Samsung 33cu/ft) and will never......ever, buy another Frigidaire product. The customer service was less than useless and never got any feedback from them either.



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Hello Gentlemen;

My name is Peter; I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The two of you are on the right track.

The board that you replaced;

control board and wiring harness which are - 19294535-2wop33oc00rzrbarpm5t54vf-3-0.jpg
Substitution: 5303918498
The electronic control board controls the major electro-mechanical components in the refrigerator. When the electronic control board senses the compressor needs to run to cool the refrigerator, it sends voltage to the compressor and fans. It then receives input from temperature sensors to monitor the temperatures inside the refrigerator and freezer sections.

This is a substitution and can not communicate with your existing electrical control board. You need tor replace this board was well:

Substitution: 241973711 Cost: $83.00

The electronic control board 241973711 controls the major electro-mechanical components in the refrigerator. When the electronic control board senses the compressor needs to run to cool the refrigerator, it sends voltage to the compressor and fans.

When you plugged in your old board and got power, that is because the two boards were communicating.

When you change the board be careful to ground yourself by touching something that is bare metal. Static electricity will knock out a board.

The Electrolux Frigidaire Refrigerator is a good unit. It should last you 20-30 years. If you want a unit that is in constant repair, buy either a Samsung or LG. They have the highest failure and repair cost of all of the manufacturers.

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I am having the same problem. I installed a 5303918498 control board to replace a 242000406 which I believe is defective, but I get no power at all to the refrigerator model FPHS2699KF0. Has anyone found an answer to this problem? Please post if you have. My fridge is only 4 years old but has had increasing problems since the first year, but Frigidaire has not been helpful.

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Jason, Thanks for response, Really appreciate it, Likewise I have tried 2 control boards with exact same results. No power. Did your problem start out with a 5YCE error? Thats how mine started. Was sporatic. It could be reset by unplugging and replugging. Then the last time, it pulsed with flashing display board, and was dead. I Think that its pretty poor that my refrigerator was only 4 years old. It is a Frigidair Gallery LGHS2665KF0, any similarities?
Please post your results when/if you get a solution.
I will likely be forced to purchase a new one as well, Not a Frididair of course.

Posted on Sep 05, 2013

  • Bob Knuth Oct 20, 2013

    I was able to fix the problem by replacing both the power control board under the fridge (using the jumper harness') as well as the control board behind the LED display above the water/ice dispenser. Replacing either one seperately did not correct the problem, but both together, it started back up good as new. I hope this will work for you. Thanks


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