106.72012010 control board will not program


Jun 8, 2019
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
6-10 years
I have a Kenmore model 106.72012010. I just installed a new W10319823 control board. I had what I thought were the right directions to program a Whirlpool control board. When I plugged in the refrigerator, it was already in step 4 of my direction sheet (PE on the left display and 000 in the right). Which indicates that it's in programing mode.

So I proceeded with the directions from that point, which direct me to press the freezer temp. down button to confirm the programming mode; then press the refrigerator temp. up button to choose the correct code displayed on the serial plate. However, I get no response when I follow the directions. Since I'm getting no response, I'm assuming I don't have the proper directions. Do you have the code directions for this make and model. Thanks


Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Aug 24, 2004
McMullen Valley, Arizona

I noticed you have a old part number, the new part number is WPW10319823.

WPW10319823 Cntrl-Elec

Check the program code. If it checks OK you you may have a bad control board. Locate the program code and write it down to compare.

NOTE: The Program Code is located on the Model Serial Plate on this unit after the word Code.

1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad.
2. Press and hold Freezer Temperature DOWN /- Keypad within 3 seconds.
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds.
4. The control will display PE to indicate the programming mode.
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Freezer Temperature DOWN /- Keypad once more.
6. The control will display the current Program CODE. This value should be validated with the Program CODE printed on the unit serial plate.

NOTE: If the Program CODE is correct, the Programming Mode is exited by pressing Door Alarm Keypad for 3 seconds.

7. Press the Refrigerator Temperature UP /+ Keypad or Refrigerator Temperature DOWN /- Keypad to change the digit value with each key press.
8. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the Freezer Temperature UP /+ Keypad to select the next digit.
9. Once the desired Program CODE is entered, press and hold the Freezer Temperature DOWN /- Keypad until the Program CODE begins flashing indicating it has been saved.

NOTE: If you attempt to enter an invalid Program CODE the control will not save the new code, but will beep (The unit will NOT run with a Program CODE of 0000). Once the Program CODE has been saved the Programming Mode is exited by pressing any key. If the new code is incorrect this process should be repeated.

The Programming mode can be exited at any time by pressing Door Alarm key for 3 seconds or will exit if unattended for four minutes.