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Evaporator fan keeps cycling on and off.

Stache

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Joined
Feb 17, 2016
Messages
9
Location
Florida
Model Number
253.53322303
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
I have a Kenmore side by side with icemaker and water dispenser. My evaporator fan on startup cycles on and off many times before it will stay on and keep running. It does not matter if the compressor is starting or not. I have seen many posts about this problem with my brand and others but no one ever seems to post the final solution to the problem. Would a slow opening damper control cause this or is it more likely the control board?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

For your model...It is usually the adaptive board that does that...newest repair kit...

Defrost-Control-Board-5303918476--01176283.jpg LINK> Refrigerator adaptive defrost control board - comes with some destuctions.

jeff.
 

Stache

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Location
Florida
I replaced the board and it fixed the fan problem. The damper stays open if the fridge needs cold air. However, when the thermostat tells it to close the compressor shuts down but the damper keeps opening and closing constantly until the fridge needs cold air again. It then opens and stays open. Did I get a bad board. All the wiring was identical. All I had to do was plug it in.
 

Stache

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Location
Florida
Nevermind, I did in fact have to install the new harness. Should be good now. I will confirm that later.
 

jeff1

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Send that one back, install the new one and wiring at the same time....fingers crossed all will be good then!

jeff.
 
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