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Thanks for the question.
when it shuts off is it silent or can you hear fan motor going, and please send me the model number.
No...I have had to unplug it in the past and plug it back in again. There doesn't appear to be any power to the unit. The light board for the temperature controls goes off. It's as if there's a short, but the outlet is fine (I don't need to flip a breaker).
This started before the ice maker stopped working. The ice maker stopped working after I replaced the water filter. I probably didn't run water through the system long enough the first time. I left the ice maker on, but the red light would blink, suggesting that it wasn't working. After a couple of weeks, I ran water through the system two different times: both with the ice maker on, and with it off. The ice maker is still not working.
However, this power issue started before I replaced the water filter. I thought the power issues might be related to a faulty water filter (i.e., too much resistance pushing water through the system caused an internal short?).
I don't know if it's worth fixing or not. I thought I'd ask you before I ran to buy a new refrigerator.
Thanks for your assistance. I can get the model number to you later tonight, but I won't be home before then. Maybe I could call Sears and they could let me know which model it is...
I will wait for the model number , is it a separate control to turn the fridge on and off.
This is the part you need its the micro computer,
Will this fix the ice maker also? Is it typical for this part to wear out after about 10 years? After I replace this item, is something else likely to break in the near future? In other words, would it be more cost effective to buy a new refrigerator rather than spend 250 bucks on this repair?
Is the installation of this piece of equipment easy to do myself, or will I need to hire someone to come and do it?
Thanks for your help.
If it were your refrigerator, what would you do? It looks like an equivalent new refrigerator sells for about 800 bucks, which is about 2.5 times the repair cost.
What is the life expectancy for these refrigerators?
I don't remember the fridge being noisy...you mean like rattles and condenser noises?
So, replacing this part will fix the ice maker and make it so the fridge doesn't turn off randomly (requiring it be reset)? These are not two separate issues?