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    Originally posted 7-17-2013 10:03 PM
    By: mj12


    I tore into the fridge before posting, sorry. I am hoping someone can answer a few basic questions or steer me in the right direction in regards to trouble shooting the problem.

    At this very point the main problem appears to be the fridge is getting too cold. It all started with a few mouths of rumbling noise, which I believe to be ice on the freezer fan. I come home to find the freezer is thawing and refreezing and making a very load noise from the freezer fan. I shut down the freezer for the night. Morning time turn the freezer knob to 9. Freezer is now making running ,but no rumbling.

    After about an hour the fan starts to rumble again. Now I remove the whole ice maker, all the shelves and the back cover that covers the coils. I tested the defrost heater, it was good. So I leave everything apart for a few days and watch on my remote temp gauge as the freezer goes from 0- to 38 degrees F. Goes like this for a few days, thaw-freeze cycle. Remember everything is apart and freezer is empty. So I go ahead and replace the defrost thermostat. Put everything back together, tight and proper. Now freezer goes from 10-28 degrees. Up and down. Maybe spending the most time around 15 degrees. Now the fridge side is in the 30's. The knob is set to 1. I turn the knob up and hear a click.

    The fridge is 12 years old. Where can I trouble shoot this? Where should the temp of a 12 year old freezer hold at? Should the temp change much? When I turn the temp knob down does it take a day to adjust or should the temp fall immediately?

    Thank you.

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    Originally posted 7-18-2013 7:56 AM

    Hi,

    When ever the temp dial is adjusted/changed...it takes 24 hours to take effect.

    It all started with a few mouths of rumbling noise, which I believe to be ice on the freezer fan.
    Or the fan itself, many times the board is sending power to both speeds in the fan motor damaging the motor and making noises.

    Wide temp swings has been an board and thermistor issue.
    Should be approx 0?F in the freezer and 37-40?F in the fresh food section.
    Defrost cycle makes the freezer temp increase if you happen to catch it in a middle or end of the defrost cycle.

    Too cold is often an air damper sticking open or not closing correctly.


    Main control board assembly with installation instructions

    Temperature sensor thermistor ( often at least 3 of these )

    Evaporator fan motor

    Damper & thermistor assembly

    All of these are updated parts from the originals for on going issues.

    jeff.
    Last edited by jeff1; 06-29-2019 at 10:23 PM.
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