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KitchenAid Refrigerator KFIS29BBMS00 Programming Control Board

James9694

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Need some help here. My fridge needed a new control board and I replaced it with a used one found online. I assume it needs to be programmed with the code for my model - and if so, can anyone here help me figure out how? I have 2 issues: 1) can't find instructions for programming mode and 2) the plate inside my fridge is blank next to the word "CODE".
 

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Adding a pic of the plate

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What is the part number of that control board?

Here's the control board for your model:
Your control board is no longer available new.

If there is nothing after CODE that means your model doesn't program with a CODE, its plug'n'play.

Jake
 

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You didn't answer my question, what is the part number of the control board that you got?

Why did you replace it, what was wrong with the refrigerator?

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Sorry didn't realize. I replaced all 3 motherboards in the back panel- W10504417, W10306786, and W10453401

The issue I was having was fridge and freezer not cooling to the correct temperature. This started happening after a power surge that knocked out several other electronics in my house (modem, timer switches, etc). The evaporator coils in my freezer were slightly icy but the copper line was encased in solid ice. My ice maker also wasn't working.
 

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Thanks!

Now W10504417 has been upgraded to the one I posted above, this one:

So is the used one you got W10504417 working now just as plug'n'play? Meaning is the refrigerator running good again now?

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The replacement parts are in transit, hoping to get them tomorrow or Weds. Will report back!
 

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Got it!

Yes, let us know.:)

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Ok, let us know if its working now.

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Yes, time to go refrigerator shopping.:)

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Ordered the replacement and its coming next week. Fairly similar kitchenaid model. The mystery of what's wrong with this fridge is still bothering me though and I wondered if you could share any ideas you may have based on this picture- I snapped a picture of the freezer evap coils a few days after restarting, and the ice build up is beginning to form adjacent to the coils rather than on them. What could cause this? The temp in both the fridge and freezer is around 40F.

(I should add that the evaporator fan works perfectly, and so does the defrost thermostat. You can see in the pic that I disconnected the wiring harness for the defrost heater because I wanted to make sure it didn't turn on)
 

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That photo of your evaporator coil is a CLASSIC SEALED SYSTEM PROBLEM.

Pinpointing the cause, its either a weak compressor, refrigerant restriction, or refrigerant leak. The only way to tell which it is, is by connecting manifold gauges up to the high and low side of the SEALED SYSTEM.

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Thanks... in that case getting a new fridge was probably still the best decision. I've dealt with leaks in the a/c and depending on where the hole is it may not even be in a part that makes sense to replace
 

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Yes, that is true.:)

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