the main control board behind the touch pad.
Yes, Just so that you know the lights stop flashing and the noise stops when I remove the three wire connector from J3. From what I have been able to learn on my own that connector goes to the heater on the strip on the left door that sits between the doors when they are closed. I have checked for broken wires where that piece hindges and found them to be in good conditions. I have also checked the resistance of the heater (aprox. 15 ohms).
Is there anything specific that I should check to ensure that nothing else caused this board to fail? I just pulled the board and don't see any obvious signs of overheating or external physical damage.
Just to follow up, I removed the main board and noticed 2 35v 680 mf capacitors had popped. I was able to replace them for aproximately 10.00 and that fixed the problem. Your help was invaluable in correcting this problem.