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Offline Rick32k

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Control box completely dead.
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:54:25 AM »
The control box in whirl pool MOD#gd5rhaxnb00 is completely dead and the refridgerator side is getting too cold. I say replace the whole control box( cause I don't feel like trying to replace that chip) but I here it can also be the MCB which one is which? Everything else works.

Offline Bailey

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Re: Control box completely dead.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 12:56:36 PM »
I'm sorry but I'm a little confused. You say the control box is dead, but yet it sounds like the refrigerator is running because the fresh food side is too cold. What is not working?

Offline Rick32k

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Re: Control box completely dead.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 01:01:03 PM »
Well basically the digital controls on the control box is dead and now the cooler side is freezing vegetables and milk. There is a wire connected to the damper and I think what was happening is due to the fact that there is no numerical reference the customer had it all the way open letting in too much cold air. But even if its all the way open I don't think it should freeze things.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Control box completely dead.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 05:22:58 PM »
I see that main board failing where the ff lights are taken out. Do your homework and you might find a better deal. Had one once that very costly and of all places I found it at sears for the best price. Have also seen these rebuilt boards with warranty for appr 70 bucks. Part simple maybe.

Offline Rick32k

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Re: Control box completely dead.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 05:26:18 PM »
So you think it's the main board?

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Control box completely dead.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 05:47:44 PM »
Look at your diagram on tech sheet. Find which wire feeds the light circuit on ff side. It should have line voltage at that terminal. If not replace your board.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Control box completely dead.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 05:50:52 PM »

 

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