Author Topic: Freezer way to cold!  (Read 653 times)

Offline JaYz

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Freezer way to cold!
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:15:06 AM »
My freezer fan stopped working, so I popped in a new one, but it still wouldn't turn on, so I saw my mainboard had a couple of burnt resistors and swollen capacitors, but the refrigerator would run, just that the fridge part was to warm since the fan wasn't working. So I got a new mainboard WR55X10942. I did not cut any wires, since my serial number began with TA and I have freezer on top.
So I got the fan working with the new mainboard, now my freezer stays to cold at 10F at the lowest setting of "1". Fridge works perfectly, set at 5, I have 40F just as I like. Since its an old refrigerator I went ahead and changed the temp sensor in the freezer and the defrost thermistor. I did not change the temp sensor on the evap. Not sure where to go from here. The Encoder seem to work fine, if I turn it up, I can get sub zero temps in the freezer. I currently have it at "1" and at zero it does turn off the compressor.
What do you guys think???

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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 12:45:05 PM »
Normal temp in freezer is 0 degrees. Normal temp in fridge is 36-38 degrees farenheit.
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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 11:31:27 AM »
Is it working ok for you now?
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Offline slumerichris

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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 08:53:15 PM »
Freezer runs off refrigerator temps sounds like board original issue evap fan failure and problem is solved. At mid setting fresh food section 37 39 freezer 0 -5 check spec sheet   
For settings and run times accurate ambient temps should be packing slip under front grille. Sensor evaporator probably a defrost sensor all thermistors he are same part numbers won't need be replaced evap frost up when that fails.

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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 05:23:15 AM »
Look for an ice jam in the air returns

Offline go400

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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 07:33:53 AM »
Your freezer should be colder than 10 degrees. Pull the freezer panel and if you see un defrosted ice, you have a bad evaporator thermistor, or defrost terminator.

Offline JaYz

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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 03:17:46 PM »
my model number is GE gts22fbmarww.
I guess I have a defrost problem, since my evap coil is all frozen up, and I have to defrost it myself with a hair dryer every 5 days or so.
Today I got my hands on a multimeter and tested the resistance on the blue and the orange wire on J9 and J7. It was zero. I did disconnect those 2 wires from the circuit board before checking resistance between those 2 wires. Hopefully that was the correct way.

Now I'm thinking of testing my defrost heater next because my defrost thermostat and both freezer thermistor are new GE parts.
I take for testing I just check for continuity at both ends of the defrost heater coils?

For the defrost thermostat, do I check for continuity when its frozen or room temp? or doesn't matter?


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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 06:35:15 PM »
You have a new defrost thermostat, must be the heater.

Offline JaYz

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Re: Freezer way to cold!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 07:47:06 PM »
Thanks! it was. I took out the heater and saw the heating coil was broken.  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

 

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