Fridge is runnibg fine, but an odor has developed. must a refrigerator that has been sitting door closed and un plugged. I remove all food as weel as in the freezer, washed and sanitized both freezer and refrig. smell came back after a few hrs. Is there a air filter in this unit. what elsa could be causing this?? any help would be great.
Answer Martin, No, most refrigerators don't have air filters(including yours) and most odors are from an outside source (something you put in the refrigerator) or from sitting for extended periods with the doors closed, allowing any previous odor to intensify. There's not much you can do, once you've washed the complete interior out with hot soapy water and rinsed it out(don't forget the door liner and gaskets as well). You can attempt to de odorize the interior using Baking Soda,Activated Charcoal, Coffe Grounds, Vanilla Extract, or Fabric Softner Sheets
I have a figidaire side by side and the freezer keeps freezing up. I tested the defrost heater for continuity and it has 0.03 on the meter so im figuring that it is okay. The fridge and freezer will run constantly and in time it freezes up what do you suggest? I also have another issue that the ice maker sistem quit working along with the lights in the freezer side of the unit do you think this would be the main board?
Answer Hello Jimmy. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
115 To Ref, Power to freezer lights, no display on control panel in refr compartment removed main control board control fuse is ok, is there check out procdure for main control board?
Answer John, You'll need to check the refrigerator door light switch, and or voltage (120 VAC) to the control board from the door switch ( yellow/black wire). When the fridge door is open it supplies voltage to the control board, which causes the display to light. Voltage on the wire, indicates a faulty control board, no voltage indicates a door switch or wiring issue.
The refrigerator has power but the compressor and fan are not working. Does this sound like a new main board is needed? Please advise.
Answer Rona, Yes, the first thing to check, is the wiring and the main power board 241511102 located on the bottom of the refrigerator, behind the kickplate grille. It will be a bit difficult to get at, you may have to raise the front of the fridge to remove the mounting screws and remove the mounting plate to slide the control box out.
Refrigerator power is on but compressor or fan motor do not come on. Please advise.
Answer Hello Rona. Test for power coming from the main control board. If there is no power coming out, but power is coming into the board, you will need to order and replace the board 241511102 on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Refrigerator and freezer temperatures are running at about 51 degrees. The freezer is not working. The first sign that it wasn't working was that the ice melted. What do I need to fix this problem?
Answer Hello Audrey,
The first thing you need to do is get behind the unit and remove the bottom cover to access the compressor. The compressor is probably not running. If I am correct, unplug the unit and remove the start device 241527803, (electrical thingy on the side of the compressor that the wires go to), and shake it. If it rattles, you have located your problem.
As per the manufacturer you must also order wire harness connector part number 297177300 to be able to install the relay.
My frig comes on and runs for about 30 sec. Then shuts off while blinking this 2 and EF code.
Answer Hello Adolphus. Try resetting the control board by unplugging the unit for about 15 minutes. If the issue continues, you will need to replace the main power board 241511102 in the unit.
My fridge light does not work - no power to light Where is the main power board located - Part Number: AP3683024 - is this what controls the light ?
Answer Bill, The main power board is located on the left hand side of the refrigerator, behind the kickplate panel on the front of the fridge. Once you find it and remove the one mounting screw, you'll be OK. Have you checked the refrigerator light door switch for proper circuitry, yet ?
Thanks and Good Luck
I can't find AP3683024 on my frige and what about defrost control AP4909015?
Answer Hello Vlad. Your unit does not have a main power board. The unit is controlled by defrost control 5303918476. Thanks!