Hi there and thank you for choosing this service. based on your problem i suspect that the main circuit board is faulty which is quite common based on your symptoms.
if you'd like, i can provide you with the part number, just let me know. thank you.
Well, I am back. purchased the main board and replaced. That appeared to fix it until tonight, April 15, 2013 and it is back to the same dinging as bad or worse. any new ideas???
I think by reading over your last communication with gst85 ... there was probably some misunderstanding. there is a board on the front (called a main control panel) then there is a board on the back of the unit called a (Main control board) .... he was a bit to general and I'm guessing you changed the board on the back of the unit? If so you got the wrong board, you need the main control on the front with the controls on it. It's a shorted button causing the beeping and light response.
I bet you are correct. How do I get information on the replacement of this control panel? It has a trim piece I am afraid I will break if I do not handle it properly.
I need specifics on how to disassemble and reassemble the door once I order the part. Where can I get this information???
Yes, I was originally told I had a "main circuit board" out, so I replaced the circuit board in the back of the unit, the larger one that controls function, not the power board. Then, it started doing the same thing and another tech told me it was the control board on the front of the unit. I am willing to replace it if it will fix the problem, but I don't want to destroy the refrigerator trying to blindly disassemble to replace. It has a decorative piece around the fromt of it and approaching from inside the door does not look promising. All I can find online is the stupid operators manual that shows how to get your milk out.
I have unplugged and reset trying to solve the problem before and after replacing the board in the back. The (lock/unlock) and (ice on/ice off) modes will frantically turn on and of for sometimes hours, then stop mysteriously for days.This is a button we almost never use so I am surprised that it would be stuck. It acts much more like a short than a stuck button. I can attempt the heating, but do you have the disassembly instructions available in case I have to take that leap?
AP4363388 (WR55X10805) MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD 1 $196.71
Above is from the invoice.
I will try your suggestions and get back with you.
Ok, I heated the front panel, unplugged and replugged with no success. I checked the ground wired at the base of the unit and they all appear to be solid.
I also pulled and reset all of the wire plugs on the new board I installed recently. Still dinging.
I successfully removed the display cover and then removed the circuit board from the mounting by removing the four small screws. I found no burnt traces or unique smells that suggest lightning or burnt wiring at all.
I reseated the wiring harness and the problem persists. Bet this isn't going to be cheap, is it?