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I have side by side refirgerator model 106.54606300. The compressor is always running and the fresh area of the fridge

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:29 AM
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Model Number: 106.54606300   Brand: Sears   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have side by side refirgerator model 106.54606300. The compressor is always running and the fresh area of the fridge (not the freezer) freezes the food. I turned the temperature to 42 for fresh food area and 1 for the freezer with no results. The top area freezes more than the bottom area. I turn the fridge off for a couple of days to control the temperature and then turn it back on for one day. How can I start troubleshooting? Thanks


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Old 01-08-2011, 04:08 AM
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Here is the tech sheet, see the attachment.

Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running?
If not it may be your problem.

Try running the diagnostics.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I started the diagnostics and noticed that the infrared ice maker control was set to ON. I don't have an ice maker. Will this be factor?
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I do not think so but I really do not know.
Turn it off if you can.
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I do not think so but I really do not know.
Turn it off if you can.
I turned it off. I put the fridge in diagnostic mode and it went to step one but it was not giving me indications that the test was being performed. (ie the dot for the bargraph indicator never came on even after about then minutes of idle time in step one).
I cycled through the six steps. The evaporator fan fan motor did come on during step three. The digital readout for the FC says 0 (zero) on all six steps.

What could be the cause for the dot not coming on?
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What could be the cause for the dot not coming on?
It does not sound like it is running the diagnostics correctly as only the evaporator fan test seems to have worked correctly.

Not: That sometimes they do change some of the indicators in self diagnostics without actually documenting the changes but you test just seems to fail in too many areas.

I would check the thermistors for resistance (2,700 ohms at 77 degrees F), if they are both OK then my bets guess is that the control board is shot.
Note: Most thermistors reduce resistance as temperature rises.

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What could be the cause for the dot not coming on?
It does not sound like it is running the diagnostics correctly as only the evaporator fan test seems to have worked correctly.

Not: That sometimes they do change some of the indicators in self diagnostics without actually documenting the changes but you test just seems to fail in too many areas.

I would check the thermistors for resistance (2,700 ohms at 77 degrees F), if they are both OK then my bets guess is that the control board is shot.
Note: Most thermistors reduce resistance as temperature rises.

Part number: AP3177964

Part number: AP3177964

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Thanks for all your help. I will check the thermistors.
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