Freezer side is not cooling beyond 30 F. Tested the thermostat for continuity and it failed. Replaced it with a new thermostat. Coils aren't frozen over. Freezer still does not cool past 30 F. Could the freezer controller be bad?
Answer Bill, The new control could have an issue but the original and a replacement part with the same issue, not likely. A few things to check, make sure both doors are closing and sealing properly. Check and make sure the auto damper and the air return opening ( behind the crisper drawers) are not blocked or restricted by articles or debris. Then check or replace the evaporator fan motor C8891605 it could be running, but at a slow speed and not circulating the air fast enough. Thanks
If the ice maker go bad will it prevent the evaporator motor to come on?
Answer Hello Fred. No, the icemaker should not prevent the motor from running. Test for power to the fan motor. If there is power there, and the motor does not run, you will need to replace the evaporator fan motor W10189703. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
How do you operate the thermostat setting?
Answer Hello Kenny. This refrigerator is designed to operate at normal household temperatures of 55° to 110°F (13° to 43°C). When freezer control is set to OFF, neither refrigerator nor freezer sections will cool. Initially, set both controls to 4. Wait 24 hours for refrigerator and freezer sections to reach desired temperatures. After 24 hours, adjust controls, one number at a time, as desired. On control, 1 is warmest
setting and 6 is coldest. Set controls with a household thermometer that includes temperatures between -5° and 50°F (-21° and 10°C).
Put thermometer snugly between frozen packages in freezer section. Wait 5-8 hours. If freezer temperature is not
0° to 2°F (-17° to -16°C), adjust freezer control, one number at a time. Check again after 5-8 hours. Put thermometer in a glass of water in middle of refrigerator section. Wait 5-8 hours. If refrigerator temperature is not 38° to 40°F (3° to 4°C), adjust refrigerator control, one _ number at a time. check again after 5-8 hours.