My freezer side is always frosting, regardless of temperature setting.
I had cleaned the coils and after 2 weeks the same problem. Is it the Temperature Sensor or the Defrost Heater and Bracket Assembly the problem?
Also, I only see 1 temperature sensor on the freezer side, where are the other ones?
You can check the defrost limiter to see if it has continuity. If it does not have continuity then you would not need to change it out. You will also want to check the defrost thermistor for resistance. The resistance values should be as follows, 42.5K at 0 degrees, 14.4k at 37 degrees and 5K ohms at 77 degrees. If not within range then it would need to be replaced. If it checks good then also check the defrost heater for continuity. If no continuity then replace and if good with continuity and all other components check ok then you would need a new main control board. 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
I have replaced my defrost heater and defrost thermostat as they were both bad. However, I am continuing to have occasional defrost cycles where the freezer does not seem to fully exit defrost mode. The condenser seems to turn on, but the evaporator fan does not turn on, so the upper part of the freezer remains about 35 - 40 degrees, leaving the ice to slowly melt. It seems to stay this way for hours, until I unplug and plug it back in. Once it is reset, it functions fine, the fan turns on and the freezer quickly cools to single digit temperatures, and often even seems to go through a defrost cycle or two properly. I replaced the mainboard a few days ago, but I am still the same problem. I also *tried* to replace the evaporator thermistor. However, when I went to replace it, I discovered the old one wasn't attached to anything, the wires were simply dangling, and I don't see any wires that it could attach to. The old thermistor seems to be perfectly fine, according to my ohmeter, but I don't see anything to wire it to. Is it possible that my freeze/evaporator just doesn't use a thermistor? Is there anything else I can try/replace?
Your refrigerator does use the thermistor and should have wires that go back to where the fan motor would connect. The pins go into 2 openings of the gang plug that the evaporator fan motor goes to and plugs into the rear freezer wall. If the fan was ever replaced this may be the cause for the issue if the wrong fan was installed or if they installed the correct fan but did not reconnect the wires then this would be the issue. The fan motor that you would need that has the thermistor with it is part number WR60X10074.
The refrigerator temp control and freezer temp control have not working have no light wont come on cant't set
With no lights on the display the issue will either be caused by a faulty display control board or a faulty main control board. You will want to check the main control board to see if power is being sent to the display board. There should be 12 vdc going to the display board.
Stoped cooling, fans work fine, did a self test and compresser works on self test. What now?
Answer Hello Alan. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the control board WR55X10956 is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
The fan inside my freezer section is constantly running. Temperature in the freezer is -5 and refrigerator is 38. Compressor seems to be working correctly. I'm thinking it is the thermostat. Anything else I should consider?
Answer Hello Bob,
The first thing I would recommend is to clean the coils behind the unit. After doing this you may have to adjust the temperature inside the unit to avoid freezing anything in the fresh food side, (especially on the top shelf). If this doesn't solve the issue, the temperature sensors should be checked since something could be covering it or it could be out-of-tolerance.
Refrigerator section has food and beverages freezing throughout the whole compartment regardless of temperature setting. Is this the temperature sensor I need? Which one?
Most likely the sensor is not the issue with the unit. You will want to pull the duct assembly down and check the damper door that is in the duct to see if it is broken. This is the most likely cause for the unit freezing in the refrigerator section. If the part is broken you will need to replace the duct assembly which is part number WR49X10091