Amana/Kenmore/Maytag/Sears Refrigerator Control Board Repair

PCB repair companies are now repairing the control board this popular style of refrigerator!  It is branded under Amana, Maytag, Kenmore, and Sears.

The cost is $220.00 and that includes a two-year warranty and return shipping!  Standard turn time is 3-4 days once the board hits out lab, but we can turn it in one day for an additional $50.00.

Standard symptoms as the result of control board failure include:

  • intermittent display
  • intermittent compressor
  • intermittent evaporator fan
  • improper cooling
  • general power failures

Below are lists of relevant model and part numbers.  Visit our this company’s shipping page to get started!

MODEL NUMBERS:

AFI2538AEB, AFI2538AEB00, AFI2538AEQ, AFI2538AEQ00, AFI2538AES, AFI2538AES00, AFI2538AEW, AFI2538AEW00,  MFI2067AEB, MFI2067AEQ, MFI2067AES, MFI2067AEW, MFI2568AEB, MFI2568AEQ, MFI2568AES, MFI2568AEW

PART NUMBERS:

1206507, 12920708, 12920710, 59677532600, 59677533600, 59677539600, 67006389, 67006430, 67006747, AH2008821, AP4014490, EA2008821, PS2008821,W10178102

Amana Fridge – Defrost Problems – BBI BC2 BRF SBD SBI SRD Series

Electronic Control Board Rebuilds

Electronic Control Board Rebuilds

This write-up is brought to you by A PCB REPAIR COMPANY.

This Amana defrost controller is often sent in for repair.  Even more often, we get a question regarding defrost issues and how to determine if the controller is at fault.  Luckily, Amana has a test feature built in to all of the following models.  It is called “Force Defrost”.  Basically, if you open and close the door 4 times within 8 seconds the electronic controller will go into forced defrost so you can check the functionality.  Read on to get more deltails…

If you have an Amana/Maytag refrigerator series BBI BC2 BRF SBD SBI or SRD, you may be experiencing some of the following problems due to a worn out adaptive defrost controller.

  • Freezing/Icing Build-Up
  • Not Maintaining Cold Temperature
  • Warm Freezer
  • Compressor not Running

These models have a defrost controller that looks like this:

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Electronic Defrost Control – 12050501, 12050504, 12050505, 12050506

Part numbers 12050501, 12050504, 12050505 and  12050506 have a simple troubleshooting technique to test defrost and compressor control.  This is from the Maytag documentation:

Forced Defrost

  • To force a defrost cycle, open and close either the freezer or refrigerator door light sw itch 4 times in a 8 second period. Allow atleast 1/2 second betw een each sw itch condition.

 

Important

  1.  The compressor must be operating w hen forcing defrost.
  2. The evaporator fan motor is fan delayed through the defrost thermostat and w ill not function after a defrost cycle until the defrost thermostat closes.
  3. To bypass the 6 minute dw ell time after a defrost or to terminate a forced defrost, disconnect pow er to the refrigerator for 30 seconds.

Input Voltage Readings and Checks

L1 to L2 – line voltage should be present w henever the refrigerator is powered.
K to L2 – line voltage should be present w ith cold control contacts closed.
T to L2 – line voltage should be present w hen cold control contacts are closed, defrost terminator is closed,
and adaptive defrost control is in defrost mode.
R to L2 – line voltage should be present w ith refrigerator door open (door light sw itch closed).
F to L2 – line voltage should be present w ith freezer door open (door light sw itch closed).
Outputs Voltage Readings and Checks
C to L2 – line voltage present w hen in refrigeration mode w ith cold control contacts closed.

 

Wiring diagram for BBI BC2 BRF SBD SBI SRD Models

Wiring diagram for BBI BC2 BRF SBD SBI SRD Models

 

 

The complete list of models that have this type of deftrost control is:

BBI20TPE, BBI20TPW, BBI20TW, BC20B, BC20BA, BC20BC, BC20BG, BRF520TE, BRF520TW, BRF725GL9, SBD20TPE, SBD20TPL, SBD20TPSW, SBD20TPW, SBI20S2E, SBI20TPE, SBI20TPL, SBI20TPSW, SBI20TPW, SRD22S3E

Evaporator Fan Installation Kit For KSS, KSC, and other Whirlpool/KitchenAid/Kenmore/JennAir/Maytag Refrigerators

Another helpful tip from the members of a PCB repair shop!

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There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the installation process of a new evaporator fan motor for these KitchenAid (and other Whirlpool Corp.) refrigerators.  Whirlpool provides one replacement kit that is applicable to three different style of refrigerators.  Depending on which style refrigerator you have, you may or may not have to use one of the two jumper harnesses included in the kit to connect the fan motor to the main control board.

Skip to the end of this post to read the installation instructions published by Whirlpool Corp…

BUT, we can sum it up for you in a much clearer fashion:

1) CUT POWER TO THE REFRIGERATOR.

2) Remove the original fan motor. Disconnect the fan motor from the jumper wiring harness that goes to the main control board, but leave this jumper harness in place.  Whirlpool suggests using a flat head screwdriver to unlock the plug, as it is fragile and can break.

3) Install the new fan motor where the old one used to be.

4) Depending on which style of refrigerator you have, you may or may not need to connect the motor to the control board via one of the two jumper wiring harnesses included in the kit:

REFRIGERATOR TYPEJUMPER TO BE USED
Built-in with bottom Freezer

Plain Jumper Harness for Built-in Refrigerators with Bottom Freezer



Add this harness between the original one and the new fan motor.
Counter Depth

Jumper Harness with Defrost Bi-metal for Counter Depth Refigerators



Remove the original bi-metal jumper harness and replace it with this new one.
Built-in Side by SideNONE. Simply, use the original jumper harness that was already in the refrigerator.

The installation kit should have include a black dot sticker.  After the fan motor replacement is complete, apply this sticker to the right of the main power ON/OFF switch behind the upper grille in the machine compartment.

Restore power to your fridge and everything should be good to go.  Remember, get your refrigerator control board problems solved by PCB repair companies!

 

Original Installation Instructions Per Whirlpool Corp.:

This evaporator motor service kit is supplied with one evaporator
motor that can be used for a KitchenAid built-in bottom freezer,
KitchenAid built-in side-by-side, or Counter Depth refrigerator.
This evaporator motor service kit is also supplied with a new
jumper harness for the KitchenAid built-in bottom freezer
(Figure 1) and a new defrost bi-metal harness for the Counter
Depth refrigerators (Figure 2).

Plain Jumper Harness for Built-in Refrigerators with Bottom Freezer

Figure 1: Plain Jumper Harness for Built-in Refrigerators with Bottom Freezer

NOTE: Must remove existing harness on Counter Depth ONLY
and replace with harness in the kit

If the evaporator motor is being replaced on one of these units,
the jumper harness connected to the motor must be removed
along with the old evaporator motor.

1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.

2. Use a small flat screwdriver to unlock the plug, slight
pressure is needed to release the lock. Use care, the lock
is easily broken. The two harnesses contained in the kit
are required when the new motor is being replaced.
Replacement of the harnesses to the individual product is
needed for a proper repair and for proper operation.

Jumper Harness with Defrost Bi-metal for Counter Depth Refigerators

Figure 2: Defrost Bi-Metal Jumper Harness for Counter Depth Refigerators

3. If the product is a Counter Depth refrigerator, the old
defrost bi-metal harness connected to the evaporator fan
jumper harness must be removed. This harness contains a
9-pin connector and the defrost bi-metal. For the Counter
Depth refrigerator ONLY, replace the old defrost bi-metal
harness with the new defrost bi-metal harness contained
in the kit (Figure 2).

If the product is a KitchenAid built-in bottom freezer,
connect the jumper harness (approximately 265-mm)
contained in the kit (Figure 1) to the new evaporator fan
motor.

If the product is a KitchenAid built-in side-by-side, no
jumper harness is needed.

Figure 3: Black Dot Sticker

Figure 3: Black Dot Sticker

4. Secure all connections.

5. Replace all parts and panels.

6. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

7. Perform the service diagnostic mode by pressing and
holding the Water Filter Reset key first then the Power key
and hold both for 3 seconds. Verify that in step 3 of the
service diagnostic mode, the evaporator motor receives a
green LED indicator on the display for the Counter Depth
product or “01” on the display for the KitchenAid built-in
bottom freezer and for the KitchenAid built-in side-by-side
products.

NOTE: If the call service indicator is still flashing, press
the Over Temperature Reset key.

8. After replacement is completed, the black dot that is
included in this kit needs to be placed to the right of the
main power switch behind the upper grille in the machine
compartment. (See Figure 3.)

Defrost, Condenser, Temperature, or Other Problems in KSS, KSC and other Whirlpool/KitchenAid/Kenmore/JennAir/Maytag Refrigerators

Time for another quality blog from FixYourBoard.com!

Whirlpool Corporation and its subsidiaries have made heavy use of this control board in their refrigerators, but now it is failing at a high rate after just having been obsoleted.  Lists of relevant part numbers and model numbers are available at the end of this article.

Your refrigerator may seem fine some or most of the time, but you get a sense that it’s on the way out – intermittent operation of various features, drooping temperature, etc.  This is likely because the power supply on its control board is failing.  Other common failures due to this board are that the condenser fan won’t run and the defrost heater doesn’t work.  The objective of this blog is to help you identify if the control board is the source of your refrigerator’s problems.     If you determine the board is bad, be sure to visit www.FixYourBoard.com to send it in for repair and get it back good as new – at a fraction of the cost of buying a new part or model!

You’ll want to have DC voltmeter handy.

The built-in refrigerators usually house the control board in the top of the unit, and it is relatively easy to access from the front side.  You can always reference www.appliancepartspros.com with your model number to see where the board goes in the unit.  We recommend that you cut the breaker to your appliance before taking it apart so as to minimize the risk of seriously harming yourself or the appliance through electrical shorts.  Once you have access to the board and can comfortably probe it with your voltmeter, be sure to keep all the connections in place and throw the breaker back on.  Below is an image of the control board with highlights of the necessary measurements.  Your board will still have all the wires connected, but you can still stick your meter probes down into the sockets alongside the wires.

The first thing to do,  is measure the DC voltage across pins 9 and 11 on the P7 wiring connector.  The meter should read right around 12VDC.

Now, on the main control panel, press and hold the filter reset button and then immediately press and hold the power button.   Holding both in simultaneously for few seconds should send the refrigerator into Service Diagnostic Mode.  Press the ‘temperature scroll up’ button until you are in Mode 4.  Repeat the above measurement.

If either the first or second measurements yield a reading less than 11.5 VDC, the power supply circuit in the control board has definitely failed and needs to be repaired.  Go to www.FixYourBoard.com, click on the ‘How To Ship’ tab, print out the shipping form, and send it in!

W10121049 Troubleshooting Defrost, Condenser, and Temperature Problems

With a DC Voltmeter, measure these pins. W10121049 – Troubleshooting for Defrost, Condenser fans problems

Hope this helps resolve your home refrigeration issues!

-Young Padawan

PART NUMBERS:

2223343, 2252111, 2303934, 2307005, 2307028, W10185291, W10219463

MODEL NUMBERS:

10641522500, 10641523500, 10641524500, 10641529500, 10644022600, 10644022601, 10644022602, 10644022603, 10644023600, 10644023601, 10644023602, 10644023603, 10644024600, 10644029600, 10644029601, 10644029602, 10644029603, 10644032600, 10644032601, 10644032602, 10644032603, 10644033600, 10644033601, 10644033602, 10644033603, 10644034600, 10644039600, 10644039601, 10644039602, 10644039603, 10644322400, 10644323400, 10644324400, 10644329400, 10644422600, 10644422601, 10644422602, 10644422603, 10644423600, 10644423601, 10644423602, 10644423603, 10644424600, 10644424601, 10644424602, 10644424603, 10644429600, 10644429601, 10644429602, 10644429603, 10644432600, 10644432601, 10644432602, 10644432603, 10644433600, 10644433601, 10644433602, 10644433603, 10644434600, 10644434601, 10644434602, 10644434603, 10644439600, 10644439601, 10644439602, 10644439603, EC3JHAXRL00, EC3JHAXRL01, EC3JHAXRS00, EC3JHAXRS01, GC3NHAXSB00, GC3NHAXSQ00, GC3NHAXST00, GC3NHAXSY00, GC3NHAXVA00, GC3NHAXVA01, GC3NHAXVB00, GC3NHAXVB01, GC3NHAXVQ00, GC3NHAXVQ01, GC3NHAXVS00, GC3NHAXVS01, GC3NHAXVY00, GC3NHAXVY01, GC3PHEXNB00, GC3PHEXNB01, GC3PHEXNB02, GC3PHEXNB03, GC3PHEXNQ00, GC3PHEXNQ01, GC3PHEXNQ02, GC3PHEXNQ03, GC3PHEXNS00, GC3PHEXNS01, GC3PHEXNS02, GC3PHEXNS03, GC3PHEXNT00, GC3PHEXNT01, GC3PHEXNT02, GC3PHEXNT03, GC3SHEXNB00, GC3SHEXNB01, GC3SHEXNB02, GC3SHEXNB03, GC3SHEXNB04, GC3SHEXNQ00, GC3SHEXNQ01, GC3SHEXNQ02, GC3SHEXNQ03, GC3SHEXNQ04, GC3SHEXNS00, GC3SHEXNS01, GC3SHEXNS02, GC3SHEXNS03, GC3SHEXNS04, GC3SHEXNT00, GC3SHEXNT01, GC3SHEXNT02, GC3SHEXNT03, GC3SHEXNT04, GC5NHAXSB00, GC5NHAXSB01, GC5NHAXSB02, GC5NHAXSB03, GC5NHAXSQ00, GC5NHAXSQ01, GC5NHAXSQ02, GC5NHAXSQ03, GC5NHAXST00, GC5NHAXST01, GC5NHAXST02, GC5NHAXST03, GC5NHAXSY00, GC5NHAXSY01, GC5NHAXSY02, GC5NHAXSY03, GC5NHAXVB00, GC5NHAXVB01, GC5NHAXVQ00, GC5NHAXVQ01, GC5NHAXVS00, GC5NHAXVS01, GC5NHAXVY00, GC5NHAXVY01, GC5SHEXNB00, GC5SHEXNB01, GC5SHEXNB02, GC5SHEXNB03, GC5SHEXNB04, GC5SHEXNB05, GC5SHEXNQ00, GC5SHEXNQ01, GC5SHEXNQ02, GC5SHEXNQ03, GC5SHEXNQ04, GC5SHEXNQ05, GC5SHEXNS00, GC5SHEXNS01, GC5SHEXNS02, GC5SHEXNS03, GC5SHEXNS04, GC5SHEXNS05, GC5SHEXNT00, GC5SHEXNT01, GC5SHEXNT02, GC5SHEXNT03, GC5SHEXNT04, GC5SHEXNT05, GC5THEXNB00, GC5THEXNB01, GC5THEXNB02, GC5THEXNB03, GC5THEXNQ00, GC5THEXNQ01, GC5THEXNQ02, GC5THEXNQ03, GC5THEXNS00, GC5THEXNS01, GC5THEXNS02, GC5THEXNS03, GC5THEXNT00, GC5THEXNT01, GC5THEXNT02, GC5THEXNT03, JCB2488MTR00, JCB2581WES00, JCB2582WEF00, JCB2582WEY00, JCB2585WEP00, JCB2585WEP01, JCB2585WES00, JCB2585WES01, JCB2587WEF00, JCB2587WEY00, JCB2588WER00, JCD2395WES00, JCD2395WES01, JCD2395WES02, JCD2591WES00, JCD2595WEK00, JCD2595WEK01, JCD2595WEP00, JCD2595WEP01, JCD2595WES00, JCD2595WES01, JF42CXFXDB00, JF42CXFXDB01, JF42NXFXDW00, JF42NXFXDW01, JF42PPFXDB00, JF42PPFXDB01, JF42SEFXDB00, JF42SEFXDB01,KBLC36FMS01, KBLC36FMS02, KBLO36FMX01, KBLO36FMX02, KBLP36FMS02, KBLS36FMB01, KBLS36FMB02, KBLS36FMX01, KBLS36FMX02, KBLV36FPM01, KBLV36FPM02, KBLV36FPS01, KBLV36FPS02, KBRC36FMS01, KBRC36FMS02, KBRO36FMX01, KBRO36FMX02, KBRP36FMS01, KBRP36FMS02, KBRS36FMB01, KBRS36FMB02, KBRS36FMX01, KBRS36FMX02, KBRV36FPM01, KBRV36FPM02, KBRV36FPS01, KBRV36FPS02, KBUDT4265E04, KBURT3665E01, KSBP23INSS00, KSBP23INSS01, KSBP25INSS00, KSBP25INSS01, KSBP25INSS02, KSBP25INSS03, KSBP25IVSS00, KSBP25IVSS01, KSBS23INBL00, KSBS23INBL01, KSBS23INBT00, KSBS23INBT01, KSBS23INSS00, KSBS23INSS01, KSBS23INWH00, KSBS23INWH01, KSBS25INBL00, KSBS25INBL01, KSBS25INBL02, KSBS25INBL03, KSBS25INBT00, KSBS25INBT01, KSBS25INBT02, KSBS25INBT03, KSBS25INSS00, KSBS25INSS01, KSBS25INSS02, KSBS25INSS03, KSBS25INWH00, KSBS25INWH01, KSBS25INWH02, KSBS25INWH03, KSBS25IVBL00, KSBS25IVBL01, KSBS25IVSS00, KSBS25IVSS01, KSBS25IVWH00, KSBS25IVWH01, KSCS23FSBL00, KSCS23FSBL01, KSCS23FSBL02, KSCS23FSBL03, KSCS23FSBT00, KSCS23FSBT01, KSCS23FSBT02, KSCS23FSBT03, KSCS23FSMS00, KSCS23FSMS01, KSCS23FSMS02, KSCS23FSMS03, KSCS23FSSS02, KSCS23FSSS03, KSCS23FSWH00, KSCS23FSWH01, KSCS23FSWH02, KSCS23FSWH03, KSCS23FTBL00, KSCS23FTBL01, KSCS23FTBL02, KSCS23FTBT00, KSCS23FTBT01, KSCS23FTBT02, KSCS23FTMS00, KSCS23FTMS01, KSCS23FTMS02, KSCS23FTSS00, KSCS23FTSS01, KSCS23FTSS02, KSCS23FTWH00, KSCS23FTWH01, KSCS23FTWH02, KSCS23FVBL00, KSCS23FVBL01, KSCS23FVBL02, KSCS23FVBL03, KSCS23FVMK00, KSCS23FVMK01, KSCS23FVMK02, KSCS23FVMK03, KSCS23FVMS00, KSCS23FVMS01, KSCS23FVMS02, KSCS23FVMS03, KSCS23FVSS00, KSCS23FVSS01, KSCS23FVSS02, KSCS23FVSS03, KSCS23FVWH00, KSCS23FVWH01, KSCS23FVWH02, KSCS23FVWH03, KSCS23INBL00, KSCS23INBL01, KSCS23INBL02, KSCS23INBL03, KSCS23INBT00, KSCS23INBT01, KSCS23INBT02, KSCS23INBT03, KSCS23INMS00, KSCS23INMS01, KSCS23INMS02, KSCS23INMS03, KSCS23INSS00, KSCS23INSS01, KSCS23INSS02, KSCS23INSS03, KSCS23INWH00, KSCS23INWH01, KSCS23INWH02, KSCS23INWH03, KSCS25FSBL00, KSCS25FSBL01, KSCS25FSBL02, KSCS25FSBL03, KSCS25FSBT00, KSCS25FSBT01, KSCS25FSBT02, KSCS25FSBT03, KSCS25FSMS00, KSCS25FSMS01, KSCS25FSMS02, KSCS25FSMS03, KSCS25FSSS01, KSCS25FSSS02, KSCS25FSSS03, KSCS25FSWH00, KSCS25FSWH01, KSCS25FSWH02, KSCS25FSWH03, KSCS25FTBL00, KSCS25FTBL01, KSCS25FTBL02, KSCS25FTBT00, KSCS25FTBT01, KSCS25FTBT02, KSCS25FTMK00, KSCS25FTMK01, KSCS25FTMK02, KSCS25FTMS00, KSCS25FTMS01, KSCS25FTMS02, KSCS25FTSS00, KSCS25FTSS01, KSCS25FTSS02, KSCS25FTWH00, KSCS25FTWH01, KSCS25FTWH02, KSCS25FVBL00, KSCS25FVBL01, KSCS25FVBL02, KSCS25FVBL03, KSCS25FVBT00, KSCS25FVBT01, KSCS25FVBT02, KSCS25FVBT03, KSCS25FVMK00, KSCS25FVMK01, KSCS25FVMK02, KSCS25FVMK03, KSCS25FVMS00, KSCS25FVMS01, KSCS25FVMS02, KSCS25FVMS03, KSCS25FVSS00, KSCS25FVSS01, KSCS25FVSS02, KSCS25FVSS03, KSCS25FVWH00, KSCS25FVWH01, KSCS25FVWH02, KSCS25FVWH03, KSCS25INBL00, KSCS25INBL01, KSCS25INBL02, KSCS25INBL03, KSCS25INBT00, KSCS25INBT01, KSCS25INBT02, KSCS25INBT03, KSCS25INMS00, KSCS25INMS01, KSCS25INMS02, KSCS25INMS03, KSCS25INSS00, KSCS25INSS01, KSCS25INSS02, KSCS25INSS03, KSCS25INWH00, KSCS25INWH01, KSCS25INWH02, KSCS25INWH03, KSCS25MSMS00, KSCS25MSMS01, KSCS25MTMK00, KSCS25MTMK01, KSCS25MTMS00, KSCS25MTMS01, KSCS25MVMK00, KSCS25MVMS00, KSSC36FMS01, KSSC36FMS02, KSSC36FMS03, KSSC36QMS01, KSSC36QMS02, KSSC36QMS03, KSSC42FMS01, KSSC42FMS02, KSSC42FMS03, KSSC42QMS01, KSSC42QMS02, KSSC42QMS03, KSSC42QMU01, KSSC48FMS01, KSSC48FMS02, KSSC48FMS03, KSSC48QMS01, KSSC48QMS02, KSSC48QMS03, KSSO36FMX01, KSSO36FMX02, KSSO36FMX03, KSSO36QMB01, KSSO36QMB02, KSSO36QMB03, KSSO36QMW01, KSSO36QMX02, KSSO42FMX01, KSSO42FMX02, KSSO42FMX03, KSSO42QMB01, KSSO42QMB02, KSSO42QMB03, KSSO42QMW01, KSSO42QMX01, KSSO42QMX02, KSSO48FMX01, KSSO48FMX02, KSSO48FMX03, KSSO48QMB01, KSSO48QMB02, KSSO48QMB03, KSSO48QMW01, KSSO48QMX02, KSSP36QMS01, KSSP36QMS02, KSSP36QMS03, KSSP42QMS01, KSSP42QMS02, KSSP42QMS03, KSSP48QMS01, KSSP48QMS02, KSSP48QMS03, KSSS36FMB01, KSSS36FMB02, KSSS36FMX01, KSSS36FMX02, KSSS36FMX03, KSSS36QMB01, KSSS36QMB02, KSSS36QMB03, KSSS36QMW01, KSSS36QMW02, KSSS36QMW03, KSSS36QMX01, KSSS36QMX02, KSSS36QMX03, KSSS42FMB01, KSSS42FMB02, KSSS42FMX01, KSSS42FMX02, KSSS42FMX03, KSSS42QMB01, KSSS42QMB02, KSSS42QMB03, KSSS42QMW01, KSSS42QMW02, KSSS42QMW03, KSSS42QMX01, KSSS42QMX02, KSSS42QMX03, KSSS48FMB01, KSSS48FMB02, KSSS48FMX01, KSSS48FMX02, KSSS48FMX03, KSSS48FMXO3, KSSS48QMB01, KSSS48QMB02, KSSS48QMB03, KSSS48QMW01, KSSS48QMW02, KSSS48QMW03, KSSS48QMX01, KSSS48QMX02, KSSS48QMX03, KSSV42FMM00, KSSV42FMM01, KSSV42FMM02, KSSV42FMS00, KSSV42FMS01, KSSV42FMS02

Whirlpool GC3 GC5 JCB JCD KBL KBR KSB KSC KSS Series – Electronic Control Board Solution

www.FixYourBoard.com announced board repair for the following JennAir, Whirlpool,Kenmore,Maytag and KitchenAid refrigerator model series:

GC3NH GC3PH GC5NH GC5SH GC5TH JCB25 JCD23 JCD25 JS42S JS48C KBFC4 KBFO4 KBLC3 KBLO3 KBLP3 KBLS3 KBRC3 KBRO3 KBRP3 KBRS3 KSBP2 KSBS2 KSCS2 KSSC3 KSSC4 KSSO3 KSSV4

Common problems when board begins to fail:

  • No Defrost

  • No Ice

  • Not Cold Enough

  • No Lights or Erratic Dimming

  • Evaporator Fan Not Spinning

  • Condenser Fan Not Spinning

  • Compressor will not turn on

So if your fridge has a bad control board that looks like the picture below, relax, www.fixyourboard.com can rebuild it.

W10219463_Whirlpool_2307028

Common Whirlpool Fridge Controller Green Style

4389211_Whirlpool_2252159

Common Whirlpool Fridge Controller (Tan Style)

Partnumbers for Whirlpool, Kitchenaid and Jenn Air Fridges:

2221536 , 4389211 , 4389242 , 2252161 , 2254740 , 2252096 , 2221060 , 2252159 , 2215946 , 2221501 , 2221522 , 2252071 , 2252095 , 2252097 , 2254739 , 8201521 , W10219463 , 2307028 , W10185291 , 2307005 , 2303934 , 2252111 , 2223443, W10219462, W10121049, 2304135.

Complete Model Numbers which use this board:

10641522500, 10641523500, 10641524500, 10641529500, 10644022600, 10644022601, 10644022602, 10644022603, 10644023600, 10644023601, 10644023602, 10644023603, 10644024600, 10644029600, 10644029601, 10644029602, 10644029603, 10644032600, 10644032601, 10644032602, 10644032603, 10644033600, 10644033601, 10644033602, 10644033603, 10644034600, 10644039600, 10644039601, 10644039602, 10644039603, 10644322400, 10644323400, 10644324400, 10644329400, 10644422600, 10644422601, 10644422602, 10644422603, 10644423600, 10644423601, 10644423602, 10644423603, 10644424600, 10644424601, 10644424602, 10644424603, 10644429600, 10644429601, 10644429602, 10644429603, 10644432600, 10644432601, 10644432602, 10644432603, 10644433600, 10644433601, 10644433602, 10644433603, 10644434600, 10644434601, 10644434602, 10644434603, 10644439600, 10644439601, 10644439602, 10644439603, EC3JHAXRL00, EC3JHAXRL01, EC3JHAXRS00, EC3JHAXRS01, GC3NHAXSB00, GC3NHAXSQ00, GC3NHAXST00, GC3NHAXSY00, GC3NHAXVA00, GC3NHAXVA01, GC3NHAXVB00, 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GC5SHEXNQ04, GC5SHEXNQ05, GC5SHEXNS00, GC5SHEXNS01, GC5SHEXNS02, GC5SHEXNS03, GC5SHEXNS04, GC5SHEXNS05, GC5SHEXNT00, GC5SHEXNT01, GC5SHEXNT02, GC5SHEXNT03, GC5SHEXNT04, GC5SHEXNT05, GC5THEXNB00, GC5THEXNB01, GC5THEXNB02, GC5THEXNB03, GC5THEXNQ00, GC5THEXNQ01, GC5THEXNQ02, GC5THEXNQ03, GC5THEXNS00, GC5THEXNS01, GC5THEXNS02, GC5THEXNS03, GC5THEXNT00, GC5THEXNT01, GC5THEXNT02, GC5THEXNT03, JCB2488MTR00, JCB2581WES00, JCB2582WEF00, JCB2582WEY00, JCB2585WEP00, JCB2585WEP01, JCB2585WES00, JCB2585WES01, JCB2587WEF00, JCB2587WEY00, JCB2588WER00, JCD2395WES00, JCD2395WES01, JCD2395WES02, JCD2591WES00, JCD2595WEK00, JCD2595WEK01, JCD2595WEP00, JCD2595WEP01, JCD2595WES00, JCD2595WES01, KBLC36FMS01, KBLC36FMS02, KBLO36FMX01, KBLO36FMX02, KBLP36FMS02, KBLS36FMB01, KBLS36FMB02, KBLS36FMX01, KBLS36FMX02, KBLV36FPM01, KBLV36FPM02, KBLV36FPS01, KBLV36FPS02, KBRC36FMS01, KBRC36FMS02, KBRO36FMX01, KBRO36FMX02, KBRP36FMS01, KBRP36FMS02, KBRS36FMB01, KBRS36FMB02, KBRS36FMX01, KBRS36FMX02, KBRV36FPM01, KBRV36FPM02, KBRV36FPS01, KBRV36FPS02, KBUDT4265E04, KBURT3665E01, KSBP23INSS00, KSBP23INSS01, KSBP25INSS00, KSBP25INSS01, KSBP25INSS02, KSBP25INSS03, KSBP25IVSS00, KSBP25IVSS01, KSBS23INBL00, KSBS23INBL01, KSBS23INBT00, KSBS23INBT01, KSBS23INSS00, KSBS23INSS01, KSBS23INWH00, KSBS23INWH01, KSBS25INBL00, KSBS25INBL01, KSBS25INBL02, KSBS25INBL03, KSBS25INBT00, KSBS25INBT01, KSBS25INBT02, KSBS25INBT03, KSBS25INSS00, KSBS25INSS01, KSBS25INSS02, KSBS25INSS03, KSBS25INWH00, KSBS25INWH01, KSBS25INWH02, KSBS25INWH03, KSBS25IVBL00, KSBS25IVBL01, KSBS25IVSS00, KSBS25IVSS01, KSBS25IVWH00, KSBS25IVWH01, KSCS23FSBL00, KSCS23FSBL01, KSCS23FSBL02, KSCS23FSBL03, KSCS23FSBT00, KSCS23FSBT01, KSCS23FSBT02, KSCS23FSBT03, KSCS23FSMS00, KSCS23FSMS01, KSCS23FSMS02, KSCS23FSMS03, KSCS23FSSS02, KSCS23FSSS03, KSCS23FSWH00, KSCS23FSWH01, KSCS23FSWH02, KSCS23FSWH03, KSCS23FTBL00, KSCS23FTBL01, KSCS23FTBL02, KSCS23FTBT00, KSCS23FTBT01, KSCS23FTBT02, KSCS23FTMS00, KSCS23FTMS01, KSCS23FTMS02, KSCS23FTSS00, KSCS23FTSS01, KSCS23FTSS02, KSCS23FTWH00, KSCS23FTWH01, KSCS23FTWH02, KSCS23FVBL00, KSCS23FVBL01, KSCS23FVBL02, KSCS23FVBL03, KSCS23FVMK00, KSCS23FVMK01, KSCS23FVMK02, KSCS23FVMK03, KSCS23FVMS00, KSCS23FVMS01, KSCS23FVMS02, KSCS23FVMS03, KSCS23FVSS00, KSCS23FVSS01, KSCS23FVSS02, KSCS23FVSS03, KSCS23FVWH00, KSCS23FVWH01, KSCS23FVWH02, KSCS23FVWH03, KSCS23INBL00, KSCS23INBL01, KSCS23INBL02, KSCS23INBL03, KSCS23INBT00, KSCS23INBT01, KSCS23INBT02, KSCS23INBT03, KSCS23INMS00, KSCS23INMS01, KSCS23INMS02, KSCS23INMS03, KSCS23INSS00, KSCS23INSS01, KSCS23INSS02, KSCS23INSS03, KSCS23INWH00, KSCS23INWH01, KSCS23INWH02, KSCS23INWH03, KSCS25FSBL00, KSCS25FSBL01, KSCS25FSBL02, KSCS25FSBL03, KSCS25FSBT00, KSCS25FSBT01, KSCS25FSBT02, KSCS25FSBT03, KSCS25FSMS00, KSCS25FSMS01, KSCS25FSMS02, KSCS25FSMS03, KSCS25FSSS01, KSCS25FSSS02, KSCS25FSSS03, KSCS25FSWH00, KSCS25FSWH01, KSCS25FSWH02, KSCS25FSWH03, KSCS25FTBL00, KSCS25FTBL01, KSCS25FTBL02, KSCS25FTBT00, KSCS25FTBT01, KSCS25FTBT02, KSCS25FTMK00, KSCS25FTMK01, KSCS25FTMK02, KSCS25FTMS00, KSCS25FTMS01, KSCS25FTMS02, KSCS25FTSS00, KSCS25FTSS01, KSCS25FTSS02, KSCS25FTWH00, KSCS25FTWH01, KSCS25FTWH02, KSCS25FVBL00, KSCS25FVBL01, KSCS25FVBL02, KSCS25FVBL03, KSCS25FVBT00, KSCS25FVBT01, KSCS25FVBT02, KSCS25FVBT03, KSCS25FVMK00, KSCS25FVMK01, KSCS25FVMK02, KSCS25FVMK03, KSCS25FVMS00, KSCS25FVMS01, KSCS25FVMS02, KSCS25FVMS03, KSCS25FVSS00, KSCS25FVSS01, KSCS25FVSS02, KSCS25FVSS03, KSCS25FVWH00, KSCS25FVWH01, KSCS25FVWH02, KSCS25FVWH03, KSCS25INBL00, KSCS25INBL01, KSCS25INBL02, KSCS25INBL03, KSCS25INBT00, KSCS25INBT01, KSCS25INBT02, KSCS25INBT03, KSCS25INMS00, KSCS25INMS01, KSCS25INMS02, KSCS25INMS03, KSCS25INSS00, KSCS25INSS01, KSCS25INSS02, KSCS25INSS03, KSCS25INWH00, KSCS25INWH01, KSCS25INWH02, KSCS25INWH03, KSCS25MSMS00, KSCS25MSMS01, KSCS25MTMK00, KSCS25MTMK01, KSCS25MTMS00, KSCS25MTMS01, KSCS25MVMK00, KSCS25MVMS00, KSSC36FMS01, KSSC36FMS02, KSSC36FMS03, KSSC36QMS01, KSSC36QMS02, KSSC36QMS03, KSSC42FMS01, KSSC42FMS02, KSSC42FMS03, KSSC42QMS01, KSSC42QMS02, KSSC42QMS03, KSSC42QMU01, KSSC48FMS01, KSSC48FMS02, KSSC48FMS03, KSSC48QMS01, KSSC48QMS02, KSSC48QMS03, KSSO36FMX01, KSSO36FMX02, KSSO36FMX03, KSSO36QMB01, KSSO36QMB02, KSSO36QMB03, KSSO36QMW01, KSSO36QMX02, KSSO42FMX01, KSSO42FMX02, KSSO42FMX03, KSSO42QMB01, KSSO42QMB02, KSSO42QMB03, KSSO42QMW01, KSSO42QMX01, KSSO42QMX02, KSSO48FMX01, KSSO48FMX02, KSSO48FMX03, KSSO48QMB01, KSSO48QMB02, KSSO48QMB03, KSSO48QMW01, KSSO48QMX02, KSSP36QMS01, KSSP36QMS02, KSSP36QMS03, KSSP42QMS01, KSSP42QMS02, KSSP42QMS03, KSSP48QMS01, KSSP48QMS02, KSSP48QMS03, KSSS36FMB01, KSSS36FMB02, KSSS36FMX01, KSSS36FMX02, KSSS36FMX03, KSSS36QMB01, KSSS36QMB02, KSSS36QMB03, KSSS36QMW01, KSSS36QMW02, KSSS36QMW03, KSSS36QMX01, KSSS36QMX02, KSSS36QMX03, KSSS42FMB01, KSSS42FMB02, KSSS42FMX01, KSSS42FMX02, KSSS42FMX03, KSSS42QMB01, KSSS42QMB02, KSSS42QMB03, KSSS42QMW01, KSSS42QMW02, KSSS42QMW03, KSSS42QMX01, KSSS42QMX02, KSSS42QMX03, KSSS48FMB01, KSSS48FMB02, KSSS48FMX01, KSSS48FMX02, KSSS48FMX03, KSSS48FMXO3, KSSS48QMB01, KSSS48QMB02, KSSS48QMB03, KSSS48QMW01, KSSS48QMW02, KSSS48QMW03, KSSS48QMX01, KSSS48QMX02, KSSS48QMX03, KSSV42FMM00, KSSV42FMM01, KSSV42FMM02, KSSV42FMS00, KSSV42FMS01, KSSV42FMS02

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Before replacing WR55X10942 – A Very Quick and Simple Measurement that May Solve Your Intermittent GE Refrigerator Problem

A Very Quick and Simple Measurement that May Solve Your Intermittent GE Refrigerator Problem

[ This article was originally posted at http://fixyourboard.com/techzone/refrigerators/ge_fridge_testload/ge_fridge_testload.html where you will find other articles of interest ]

At www.fixyourboard.com we repair a lot of GE fridge control boards with various component failures but there is one failure mode that we see often. This turns out to be responsible for a variety of seemingly random intermittent fridge problems that tend to be very hard to diagnose. Well, we came up with a very simple tool and procedure to isolate this problem on-site. It only requires one measurement with a DVM, nothing needs to be disconnected from the controller, only the control board cover panel need be removed.

Here I will describe the problem, how to construct this simple tool for about $3 and 10 minutes of your time, and how to make the measurement. This applies to the wide range of control board part numbers that look similar to this: Typical GE Motherboard

First: The Problem and The Test Strategy

The motherboard contains a 13.5 Vdc power supply that powers the relays, fans, dampers, etc as well as power to the temperature control board and dispenser board. There is a frequently occuring component failure that causes this power supply to still work fine under light loads, but lose its regulation ability under heavier loads. So suddenly, depending on the state of the fridge and what devices the motherboard is trying to energize, things go from working fine to … not so good … or major failure.

The test strategy is to make a voltage measurement on the connector (J4, pins 2-3) that supplies 13.5 Vdc to the other boards, AND TO DO SO UNDER FULL LOAD.

Next: The Test Load Device

Measure the voltage with a 25 ohm/10W shunt load to ferret out the problem (keep reading to see how to make the shunt load). A good board will see less than a few tenths Volt droop on this supply under load. A defective board will see a large drop in voltage (several Volts) when applying the load.

To be clear: If you see a supply voltage less than about 13.3 Volts under this condition then the motherboard has a problem. If the supply holds up under load, then the supply is good, but there could still be other problems with the motherboard. In a future blog I will deal with this. This is a quick NO-GO test.

If you think the supply may be bad but it’s not obvious, then also do a no-load measurement to check the difference. There should less than a few hundred millivolts difference between no-load and full load.

How to Contruct the Test Load

Here we build a 25 ohm, 10 Watt shunt load that plugs into the standard 3/4 inch spaced banana jacks on most DVMs. (OK, not all DVMs use this standard jack spacing, in which case you can add some short banana patch cords, or get a better meter). Following is a sequence of images showing how to construct the load, along with part numbers from www.mouser.com.

Last: Where to Measure

Backprobe connector J4 as shown below (the 2nd and 3rd pins from the edge). This is the 13.5 Vdc power supply to the other boards.

Summary

  • Backprobe the 13.5 Vdc supply on the connector J4, between pins 2 and 3 without the test load
  • Record the actual voltage (usually around 13.5 to 13.6 V)
  • Plug in the test shunt load between your meter and probes
  • Backprobe the same points and record the voltage under load
  • If you see more than a few tenths of a volt drop under load, then the motherboard has a problem
  • We can repair the control board for you at http://www.fixyourboard.com

KitchenAide KUIO15NNLS Ice Maker – Not Making Ice

KitchenAid KUIO15NNLS is Warm and not Making Ice

This page will explain how to troubleshoot a whirlpool ice machine and allow you to determine if your KitchenAid ice maker is hot due to the control board (wp # 8173919) or something else.  Control board 8173919 can be rebuilt at a fraction the cost of buying new.  A good place to have your control boards rebuilt is www.FixYourBoard.com.

I will try to isolate the problem to a section of the machine that will need to be serviced.  As always, when working with any home appliance, make sure that the power is removed before starting these procedures.  These steps assume that the inside of the ice maker is above 43 degrees.

To get to the compressor, condenser, condenser fan and control board, remove the following front cover.

After, the cover has been removed, you should see the following:

Now, remove the electronic control board covers.  You should have a view of the compressor, condenser, condenser fan and control board.  The control board looks like the following:

With the view of all the components mentioned above, plug in the ice machine.  Because the unit is above 43 degrees, the freeze cycle should start within 2 minutes of power up.

Step 1 To verify that the ice maker is in freeze mode:

2 minutes after power up, make the following observations:

– Condenser fan should be spinning

– compressor should be on.  Compressor should be vibrating, and the condenser coils should be warm to the touch after the compressor has been running for a couple of minutes.

– The water pump that circulates water over the evaporator coils should be running.

Step 2 – Condenser fan and pump were on, but condenser coil is not getting hot:

In this case, there is probably something wrong other than the control board.  To completely eliminate the control board, unplug the ice-maker and then disconnect the pink wire from the control board.  This controls the hot gas solenoid which controls whether the ice make is heating or cooling.  By disconnecting the pink wire, once the freezer is re-plugged, the hot gas solenoid will be de-energized and the system should be in a normal refrigerator like cooling mode.

Now, re-plug the ice-maker and observe the same things from step one.  Does the condenser coil start to warm up?  If not, the problem is with compressor, PTC relay, overload switch, hot gas solenoid/valve, bin thermostat or low freon.  If you are absolutely sure the compressor is on, the list of suspect things drops to compressor, hot gas solenoid/valve or low freon in the system.

Step 3 – Condenser fan on, water pump is on, condenser coils are hot:

At this step you are sure that the machine is in freeze mode by either removing the pink wire which drives the hot gas valve or measuring that the hot gas solenoid is de-energized.  This means that the evaporator coils should be getting very cold.   To check this, the top cover of the ice-machine must be removed.  There you will see the evaporator coils.  Here is an illustration:

Check that the evaporator coils are getting very cold and there is water flowing over them.  Ice should soon follow.

If there evaporator is hot or stays at room temperature, there is something wrong with the sealed system.  This could be low freon,  hot-gas valve,  other blockage in sealed system.

Step 4 – Everything Seems to be Working.  Condenser Coils are Getting Very Hot, Evaporator is Very Cold.  Is there Ice?

At this step, you have run your ice maker for about an hour and you are sure the evaporator coils are getting cold.  You also have seen that the water pump is functioning.  The next logical step is to see if there is ice where it is supposed to be.  Here are instructions for that.

Look behind the following ice chutes:

Behind these flaps you will see the ice chute, rear frame pipe and front frame pipe.  See below:

Now, look up on top of the ice chute.  You will see the bottom of the evaporator.  This is where the ice forms.  Can you see ice?

GE Refrigerator Icing Up?

At www.FixYourBoard.com this is a common question regarding refrigerators; does my control board need to be reconditioned?  How do I isolate the problem to the control board or other parts such as thermistors, defrost heater or defrost over temperature thermostat?  I will try to help here:

This applies to General Electric SxS (Side by Side), Arctica, Profile, Monogram, Bottom-Mount refrigerators.  Model series are ETS22, ESS22, ESS25, GSS20, GSS22, GSS25, GTS22, HTS22, HSS22, HSS25, PTS22, PTS25, STS22, SSS25 and more.  Below is a troubleshooting flow chart from GE documentation.

Make sure the fridge is unplugged before going through this troubleshooting exercise.   A deeper explanation follows the flowchart.

Step – Unplug refrigerator.  Unplug connector J9 from the main board.  Measure between blue wire and connector and orange (neutral) wire on main control board J7 pin 9.  Are there approximately 37 ohms?

Explanation: This step measures the defrost heater.  By unplugging it from the board, you are left with the defrost heater, bi-metal defrost switch and wiring to the control board.  If the resistance is much higher than 37 ohms.  It is the switch, defrost heater or wiring that needs to be replaced.

Step – Verify thermistors are within proper range using thermistor values chart.  Is the resistance within range.

Explanation: Using a D.V.M. (digital volt meter), the thermistors must have a resistance that corresponds to the correct temperature.  This can be a little tricky because you don’t know the actual temperature of the thermistor.  Your values don’t have to be exact, but they should be in the ball park of what you think the temperature is.  Here are three relevant values:

Room temperature (77 degrees F)  – 5,000 ohms

Freezing ( 32 degrees F)                – 16,300 ohms

Evaporator cold ( 23 degrees F)    – 21,000 ohms

Freezer Fan Not Working – GE Refrigerator

This page addresses a common freezer fan problem with GE fridges.  Modern GE fridges use a main electronic control board to control 12V  fans.  A list of models for which this posting applies is shown at the end of this posting.

There are basically 3 reasons that can cause a fan not to work correctly.

1.  Freezer door switch or wiring to the switch is stuck in a position that signals the control board that the freezer door is open.

2.  Fan or wiring to fan has the problem.  There could be a short or open in the fan or wiring to the fan.   Also, the fan could have an obstruction that keeps it from spinning.

3.  Control Board is damaged

Checking the door switches:

For safety, I recommend checking the door switches with the fridge unplugged!!

Backprobe the connectors to perform the following procedure.

With fridge unplugged and the freezer door open, check the resistance between L1 and freezer switch pin 7 on J2 connector.  The resistance should be very low ( less than 10 ohms).  Now, close the door and re-measure the resistance between L1 and freezer switch pin 7.  It should now be open circuit( very high resistance).   If this is working, your freezer door switch is functioning.

Repeat the procedure above for the fresh food door switch.   With the fresh food door open, the resistance between L1 and pin 6 should be less than 10 ohms.  With the fresh food door closed the measurement should be open circuit.

If these door switch tests pass, go to the next step.

Check the Evaporator Fan and Wiring:

Now that you have verified that the door switches are working correctly, the next step is to check if the freezer/evaporator fan is the problem.  We will introduce a trick to force power to the fan and verify whether the problem is in the fan or fan wiring.  Using a paper clip like the one shown below,  we will short pin 8 (12 Volts) and pin 4 (control power to fan)  together on connector J2.

The following shows a picture of the paper clip installed.  Make sure that the paper clip is far enough into the connector that the metal paper clip is making contact with the metal inside the connector.

Now, plug in the fridge.  The freezer fan should stay on continuously.  If the freezer fan is not spinning, make sure that paper clip is pushed in far enough to make connections to the metal inside the connector.  If the fan still doesn’t spin or is spinning at a slow speed, the fan or wiring should be replaced.