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So my Control board appears to have givin up the ghost. I read other posts to diagnose the user interface

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:11 AM
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So my Control board appears to have givin up the ghost. I read other posts to diagnose the user interface board alarm going off and it was cycling on and off showing power fail etc. about every 2 or 3 seconds.

I have disconnected the user interface board(silence the alarm) and I pulled the main board out from under the fridge. I could hear one of the (my tech goes to poop here) little black boxes on the board clicking on and off and that seemed to be the issue with the board. Its like a set of points making contact in there. SO I cracked it open with a pair of pliers and put in a small shim to hold that circuit closed/or open(whichever I am doing to it) , which solves the power going on and off.

It is 1:00pm Central time here and I have already ordered the new board shipped overnight from this website.

My question is, Will I hurt anything by shimming that contact and leaving the fridge running like that? You can hear the fan in the fridge and freezer come on and off in a regular loop. The compressor is running and keeping it cool. Will it be ok to run it like that for 36 hours till my new board gets here, so my food wont go bad?

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:19 AM
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Well it seems to not be cycling the fans now on both sides, but just running quietly as it should.

But I would still like some input so I know I am not going to do other damage by doing this.
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By doing that you will have the compressor running non stop, even when the refrigerator should go into the defrost mode. I don't think it is a good idea.

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I see your point Gene.

I did pull it out from the wall and put my hand on the compressor and its just barely warm after running for the last 9 hours. BUT, my freezer is now -20 below 0.

I am going to un-plug it for awhile and leave it for a few hours and then plug it back in and do that off and on so as not to put strain on it until the new board arrives tomorrow.

Thanks!!
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Got the New board in and its working fine. Those wiring looms they send are to bulky to put into the circuit board tray in my opinion.

Could cause some pressure against other sensitive parts on the board with all that wiring in there, and there is a lot of it!!

I put the tray in a bag and sealed it up from dust and left the wiring out on the side and just slid it back in there, albeit a little more difficult to get in the slot that way.

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You are welcome. I'm glad it's up and running.

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...I put the tray in a bag and sealed it up from dust and left the wiring out on the side and just slid it back in there...
It should be some air circulation through this control board to cool it down. Some parts on the board will heat up and this is normal. I'm afraid this bag can cause the board to overheat.

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