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Old 11-17-2009, 02:47 PM
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Default Kenmore Elite refrigerator freezing
Model Number: 106.74206400   Brand: Kenmore   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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Hello,
I have a Kenmore Elite refrigerator that has started freezing. I have narrowed the problem down to thermistor, air baffle door not closing, or main board. The baffle door moves freely by hand.

I am trying to put the refrigerator into diagnostics mode. I don't have any manuals, so I am guessing. I found a similar issue here, and the docs posted said to press the power and reset buttons. When I do this, I see a 1in the freezer temp and a 'P' in the refrigerator display. press the filter reset button and hear the beep to go to the next component, but the display does not change.

Questions:
What does the 'P' indicate?
Why does it not go through the components when I press the reset button?
does anyone have the diagnostic process for the 106.74206400 model Kenmore elite?
How can I test the thermistors?
Where are the actual thermistors located?
How do you test the baffle door?

Thanks!!


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Old 11-17-2009, 04:47 PM
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OK, Quick update. It tuns out that by trial and error, I found that using the Freezer temperature control, I can cycle through the diagnostics. The 'P' must stand for pass. I'm assuming that diagnostic 5 is the baffle. It said pass, but it also should have been opening and closing which it was not.

I pulled the baffle and plugged it directly to AC 120 power to see if the motor turned. It did not.
I am going to make a 75.00 guess that it is the baffle and motor.

I would still like to see the diagnostic guide for this model if anyone has them.

IF you have any additional inputs please let me know.
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Default Kaiser - did you fix it?

I have same model and am having same problem, except diagnostic 5 gave an F. So what is a baffle, and how can I replace it?
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