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Old 09-24-2012, 07:41 AM
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Unit is in a garage. Fresh food side started freezing (28 degrees), damper cycles when unit is shut off and restarted, freezer works fine. Replaced damper with a new control kit, PN 5304482075. With new control kit, the freezer and fresh food side stay at 38 degrees, compressor hardly runs at all, temps controls do not seem to have any effect. Re-installed old control box and set the temp per advice in this column (warmer freezer setting/colder fresh food setting). Fresh food side is now 32 degrees, freezer is 10 degrees. What's up with the new controll box?


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Old 09-25-2012, 03:44 AM
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Turn the cold control all the way up to the coldest setting, then check freezer temperature after a few hours, then post.
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Turn the cold control all the way up to the coldest setting, then check freezer temperature after a few hours, then post.

Per my post, the refridge currently has the old control box back in. If you are talking about the new box, I will have to re-install.
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Adjust the refrigerator control to the coldest position, then after a period of time, measure the freezer temperature.This control should have an off position.
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Adjust the refrigerator control to the coldest position, then after a period of time, measure the freezer temperature.This control should have an off position.
Re-installed new control box last night. I double checked all connections and the only thing I noticed was the connector on the damper motor might not have been picking up all three contacts. The damper cycled when the freezer control was turned off and on. The unit was fired up and it appeared to run fine, however this morning the temps were a little high (freezer 12 degrees/fridge 39). I set the controls to the factory settings and will monitor temps and post results.
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Re-installed new control box last night. I double checked all connections and the only thing I noticed was the connector on the damper motor might not have been picking up all three contacts. The damper cycled when the freezer control was turned off and on. The unit was fired up and it appeared to run fine, however this morning the temps were a little high (freezer 12 degrees/fridge 39). I set the controls to the factory settings and will monitor temps and post results.
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Setting the controls colder made the freezer warmer! If I didn't know better, I'd say the control harness is reversed. The color codes of the wires on the original box controls are opposite in the new box. The cold control is installed on the proper side of the control panel (left side of panel). The control for the fridge (right side of panel) has it's cap tube going to the damper housing, but the wire colors are opposite of the original control box!
Should we be thinking about a return?
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If the connector for the control box is polled so you can only plug it in one way, and the wire colors are not the same on both sides, it seems there is a problem with it.
If the compressor and fans are running constantly and the freezer temperature is only 12 degrees, you have refigeration problems that gauges and amprobe would confirm.
It's also possable the condensing fan motor in the back is not running, just check.
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If the connector for the control box is polled so you can only plug it in one way, and the wire colors are not the same on both sides, it seems there is a problem with it.
If the compressor and fans are running constantly and the freezer temperature is only 12 degrees, you have refigeration problems that gauges and amprobe would confirm.
It's also possable the condensing fan motor in the back is not running, just check.
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Fan is running, but compressor doesn't kick on when cold control is rotated to a higher setting. Only comes on when control is set to a less cold (1 or 2) setting. Control acts like it's backwards.
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Fan is running, but compressor doesn't kick on when cold control is rotated to a higher setting. Only comes on when control is set to a less cold (1 or 2) setting. Control acts like it's backwards.
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Confirmed that compressor comes on when the freezer control is rotated to a warmer setting, almost to "0". Compressor shuts off when control is rotated to a colder setting.
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Well that sure confirms a mis-wired control.
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