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My control panel is locked my temp. says 5y and ef. How do

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My control panel is locked my temp. says 5y and ef. How do you fix this? How do I unlock the control?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

That error is either a faulty or sensor or faulty evaporator fan motor, if the fan motor in the freezer is not running then that error will display, Unplug the refrigerator for about 10 minutes plug it back in that should reset the board, but if the error continues to come back you will need to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running or not. If the fan is not running then replace the fan motor.

Refrigerator Evaporator Fan

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

If the error happens to stay on after you plug the refrigerator back in go into diaganostic mode:

Press freezer + and fresh food + for up to 10 sec. simultaneous

once in diagnostic mode

Press set and if the evaporator fan motor is good it should be running, if not it's bad and need replacing.

***note: to deactivate diagnostic mode:

Press fresh food + for up to 10 sec. Diagnostic Mode will automatically deactivate after 5 min. of inactivity. Note: Silence alarm.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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