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Yes, I have a meter. In one of your previous posts you mentioned to test across the blue, three pronged unit on the bottom on the control board. I tested and got 123 on the two outer prongs and nothing on the middle.
OK, I see the connector..I understand the ridge should be running when I measure the volts, but should I be disconnecting that connector from the board? Or sticking my probe in on the same side with the wires while it is connected to the board?
OK, 3.7 V in hole 5
13.6 in hole 8
3.7 volt in hole 5
13.6 volts in hole 8
Ok, thanks. Last question (i hope). I obviously removed the panel to access the board to do the tests, but I cannot see how the board is mounted. Do I have to take off the entire back of the unit to remove this board, or does it get removed from this access panel?
Thanks again for your help. I ordered the part last night. Last night after we emailed the freezer cooled down. Today it is up to 38 degrees and now the refrigerator part is running warmer too. Do you think there is anything else I should test in case other parts are bad, or based on your advice and the tests we ran yesterday, do you think it will just be the board.
I fan a fan blowing on the coils, although since the temp is so high it doesn't seem to be helping.
At first I did not feel anything, other then a hot compressor. Then I heard a click and felt some faint movement and heard a sound which I assume is the fan. Shortly after, it clicked again.
I heard a loud click, (relay?), then heard a humming sound and felt the vibrations in the compressor. The sounds was coming from the area of the compressor. That lasted for a few seconds (5-10), it clicked again the humming stopped as did the vibrations.
Freezer now showing 39 degrees.
At somepoint should I just unplug it to prevent damage? I am hoping that the board is the only issue and not some other stuff, which will inevitably delay getting it working again.
The clicking followed up the buzzing/humming is from the compressor, not the main control board.
Does damage done mean i should hire an appliance repair person to come on site and repair? Or damage done as in don't bother, and I need to by a new unit?
If it is have someone on site, do you have a rough idea as to what he should be replacing? Fair costs?
Yes the compressor and the coils were not. Today when I started todays posts, the compressor was hot, the coils were not.