What exactly does this part do?
Answer It is what regulates the flow of air coming out of the freezer compartment into the fresh food compartment.
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Freezer cold....refrigerator sometimes freezes and at other times gets warm. If I turn the thermostat to zero, the damper will closed. If i turn it up to full cold setting nothing...unless I rap on the damper, then it will open.
If the damper is the problem, what is the part number I need? thanks
The damper would most likely be the cause for the unit not operating properly. It sounds like the damper is getting intermittent operation and you would need to replace the control box which has both thermostats, defrost control and damper. The part number for the control box is part number 5304482075 and is the only way to get the damper for your unit.
My fridge is kicking itself into defrost mode frequently. Everything appears to be working properly and then its just blows room temperature air. Honestly not sure if its defrost mode or not. If I adjust temp controls it will start cooling again.
You will want to check to make sure that the condenser fan is running. If it is not then the compressor will overheat and cause the unit to warm up. If this checks ok then you will want to check to make sure that the compressor is not clicking. If it is then the relay is faulty and would need to be replaced.
The spring on the damper assembly that controls the door to the freezer came off, I can not see where it connects to operate the door. any help I can get would be greatly appreciated as I do not want to pay for a new assembly if I don't have to.
We do not have a diagram to show you where the spring would be located. I would go in the middle of the damper door on the side that faces the grill but there should also be a spot for it to hook onto the housing. If either of these spots have broken then you will need to replace the damper.
My side-by-side unit freezer is cooling but not the refrigerator. What could be the problem?
Answer Hello Chris. 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