Amana ABB2223DEW Only 30v ac during force defrost AND sevice test mode

djbrown

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Location
kimberly oregon
Model Number
ABB2223DEW
Brand
Amana
Age
More than 10 years
Only 30v ac during force defrost AND service test mode.

the control board, defrost thermostat are both about 2-3 mo old.

the defrost heater ohms out at 29-30 ohms.

the service test mode was able to function all other functions.


this was the original problem when I replaced the control board a few mo. back . I did NOT test the voltage when I installed the new control board.

SIDE NOTE: I have replace the control board 3-4 times over the refrigerators life.

im not sure if there is another part that I am not aware of.

help would be grateful
 

Jake

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You must have a short in your wiring, that's all it can be at this point.

Check every inch of your wiring harness and look for frayed or broken wires.

Jake
 

djbrown

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thank you for the reply ,
I have looked for a loose connection or chafing, ill look again and let you know what I have found.
 

Jake

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Yes, that's got to be the problem, take your time and check the all the wires carefully. Start from the back of your refrigerator, pull the refrigerator out from the wall and check the wires in the back where the power cord connects to, I have seen shorts in the plastic wire connectors as well, especially on the older Amana brand.

Jake
 
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