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Posted By pratsa

I always hate it when these threads end without...

I always hate it when these threads end without the final word, so here it is.

It worked.

The board took extra time to arrive due to the huge ice storm in New England, but I took advantage of...
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All right, I've got a new control board on it's...

All right, I've got a new control board on it's way. I was planning to defrost the freezer manually before installing the new board, but is there any advantage to just putting the new board in as is...
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Posted By pratsa

Well, it looks like the fridge doctor says that...

Well, it looks like the fridge doctor says that if the heater element and thermostat are working, then the problem's with the ADC. He shows it as being its own circuit board, but since I don't see...
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Posted By pratsa

I'll do that, but I have a question: Right now,...

I'll do that, but I have a question:
Right now, the freezer is frozen and the fridge is at 34F, so I would assume that it's okay. If there was something wrong with the compressor, wouldn't my fridge...
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Posted By pratsa

Thanks for the link, there's a lot of info there!...

Thanks for the link, there's a lot of info there! Actually, that site says my fridge is made by Amana (model # 596), which might come in handy.

I ran through the service tests, and I'm not sure...
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Posted By pratsa

It's pretty similar to that, except it's just...

It's pretty similar to that, except it's just very short descriptions on the tech sheet that was supplied under the fridge. I wish it was a nice, detailed troubleshooting flowchart, but I guess...
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Posted By pratsa

The tech specs mention the compressor,...

The tech specs mention the compressor, thermistor, evaporator fan, thermostat, evaporator heater, etc. but they do not mention a timer. They do mention the control board, and refer me to the control...
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Posted By pratsa

Correction!! The thermostat is CLOSED when...

Correction!!

The thermostat is CLOSED when the freezer is cold. I was looking at the meter the wrong way last night.

So, summary:
Thermostat is closed when cold - seems okay.
Heater elements...
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Posted By pratsa

One thing I didn't mention is that when I ran the...

One thing I didn't mention is that when I ran the forced defrost, I could hear the compressor shut off. So I take this to mean that the control board is okay.

It seems like the current...
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Posted By pratsa

Thanks for the very clear response! I emptied...

Thanks for the very clear response! I emptied out the freezer and took a look around. When I realized I wasn't sure what was what, I went to the RepairClinic.com (http://www.repairclinic.com/) site...
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Posted By pratsa

Unhappy Warm Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting

A week ago my bottom-freezer Kenmore (model number 596.75232402) was warm (58) in the refrigerator compartment but the freezer was okay. After reading other posts on this site, I emptied out the...
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