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Replaced damper control kit due to damper not opening unless tapping on front control panel. Now fridge is below 30

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:39 AM
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Model Number: PHLS267ZAB6   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Replaced damper control kit due to damper not opening unless tapping on front control panel. Now fridge is below 30 degrees. I checked to make sure no connections loose. The damper box kit came prewired, I had to rewrap the heater on the freezer control when I transferred it to the new part. I used multi purpose HVAC metal foil tape, is this the correct foil tape to use? Could this be the problem?


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Old 10-05-2011, 11:03 AM
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How did you set the temperature controls?


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... the heater on the freezer control ...
I'm afraid I did not get clear what is it. Can you refer to the diagram?


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On a scale of 0-9: I had originally set freezer control @ mid point (factory settings), but the freezer was down to -10 and the fridge below 30. I then changed both settings to 3, it has only been a couple of hours but freezer is @ -2 and fridge is @ 30 degrees.
The damper stays open all the way (freezer fan constantly running) unless in defrost cycle, then the damper closes. After defrost, the damper opens and closes numerous times before staying open, and continues to stay fully open until the next defrost cycle. Is this normal?
Regarding heater-freezer control: unfortunately it is not indicated on the diagram although it is referred to as part AP2116346. It is attached to the insulator tube (using aluminum foil tape) on the freezer cap tube. Not sure exactly how it functions, cannot find any info.
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There are two switches on the damper control. The wires to those switches should be already connected when you received the assembly. Make sure they are connected properly and both switches are good. Otherwise just call the APP customer service (if you ordered there) and they will replace it under the part warranty.

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