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Thread: [FIXED] Jenn-Air JRSD209TW Side/Side Refer not cool

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    Default [FIXED] Jenn-Air JRSD209TW Side/Side Refer not cool

    Model Number: JRSD209TW
    Brand: Jenn-Air
    Age: More than 10 years

    Refer side recently warm (50 degrees).
    Freezer side cold (0 degrees).
    Door switches and seals good.
    Compressor and fan are running.
    Coils are clean.
    Whazz next? Thanks!
    SundogJax
    Last edited by Jake; February 27th, 2011 at 04:03 PM. Reason: Corrected model#

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    Sounds like the air diffuser may be broken.

    Please check your model# again, that one didn't pull up.

    Help Me Find My Model Number - RepairClinic.com

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    Default Jenn-Air JRSD209

    Appreciate the response Jake. Thanks!
    Holding the use & care manual in my hands - Jenn-Air JRSD209.
    Other model #s on the manual JRS229, JRSD2250, JRSD229, JRSD2460, JRSD2490, JRSD2790. Door-sticker says "JRSD209T 19.8CF). Built 1996.
    Inside A/C'd house at all times.

    Checked the freezer to refer damper - it's clear.
    Compressor and fan running. Coils clean. No ice build-up anywhere.
    Manually advanced defrost timer (mechanical not electronic)...Shuts off compressor...re-advanced so it's running. Lights work.

    Will multi-meter both temp control (PN 69614-3) and defrost timer (PN 68233-3, sticker {26se96aq00} this AM (borrow my amigo's meter).

    Guessing defrost - but I am just an amateur...but know beer is 55 degrees!
    Again - appreciate your guidance.
    - SundogJax -

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    Default "jrsd209tw" JRSD209TW Parts

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    "jrsd209tw" JRSD209TW Parts in your SE and it popped positive.

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    Thanks,

    Yes that model# worked fine.

    Well this is an interesting issue, you've basically checked everything I would have if I was there at your house.

    If the air damper is open and clear you should be getting a good flow of cold air coming in from the freezer section.

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    Default Deforist Timer failed the VOM test

    All open - non closed. Hate to troubleshoot with parts, but I will...ordering the part. Thanks. Let you know. Cold ice cream and warm beer. Yuk!

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    The defrost timer just makes the defrost heater come on.

    Did you remove the back panel from inside the freezer to look at your evaporator coils to see if they have massive frost build up on them?

    That would definitely cause this issue.

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    Here's the defrost timer for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: 68233-3



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    Default Defrost the Evap Coils

    Great pointer! Evap coils were solid ice... no clue why.
    Defrosted with hot water - cleaned up the freezer, reset freezer dampner to mid point and overall thermo to 8 0f 12. Gonna sleep on it. Already back to 50 in refer, freezer at 20 (1.5 hrs into re-cool).

    Not sure why evaps frozen solid... thinking heater and heater thermo?
    Defrost timer Manufacturer's Number: 68233-3 rolls around and turns the fans off - so perhaps its really working (even though the VOM test said BAD). That leads me to think bad heater (& perhaps heater thermo).

    Left alone, I would replace heater and heater thermo. Then try the defrost timer.

    Thoughts?
    Thank you for your assistance today. At $40/hr figure I have $280 in so far.
    Thanks Jake!

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    I usually find the defrost heaters bad about 75% of the time, so I would ohm them first for continuity.

    Your defrost thermostat MUST be frosty to get a proper reading, normal would be 0-1 ohms.

    Make sure you unplug your refrigerator first.

    The defrost thermostat is #30 and the defrost heater assembly is #20 here:


    Here's the defrost heater for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: 61001874


    Your defrost thermostat:
    Manufacturer's Number: 52085-29



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