A few months ago I replaced the Adaptive Defrost Control Board so I ordered and installed the damper with one switch. Before replacing the damper the refrigerator wasn't cooling, but the freezer temperature was fine. After replacing the damper the refrigerator is staying too cold, even on the warmest setting. The freezer also is staying 5-10 degrees below zero on the warmest setting. Maybe I plugged in something incorrectly or something came loose when I was taking down/re-installing the housing?
Answer Hello Jill,
This sounds like you may be over-adjusting the controls. On a refrigerator, the controls will seemingly act backwards so you should first center both controls. Now, with a thermometer inside the unit, make only one adjustment per 24 hour period until the temperatures are at the desired setting. Start with the freezer compartment and move to the fresh food side when it is adjusted to 0° to 10°F. Get the fresh food side to 35° to 38°F then recheck the freezer side. This normally takes about three to five days to zero the temperatures in to the correct settings. At this point, you will be able to tell if there is a problem with the controls. During the adjustment period remember that the fresh food control being set colder will make the freezer warmer since it is an air circulation adjustment.
On the new wire harness at the refrigerator temperature control knob side there are only two wires. The old one had three?
Answer Hello Binks,
The damper has been redesigned to eliminate one of the switches. The new harness takes this into consideration and if the new harness and control are installed in a unit with the old damper, the connector for the damper will need to be connected to the switch beside the Styrofoam part of the damper.