Fridge section too warm and freezer section too cold

ApplianceJenn-Air Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Richard From Oakland, CA

Sep 16, 2011

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Unplug the refrigerator before starting to do this repair. The biggest problem I had was getting the outer cover detached. I followed the video and written text but had difficulty getting the cover off. I did find that I needed to pull the cover forward and down from the front and line up the square opening in the cover with the mount tab and then slightly bow the cover (by pulling down at the rear) to get the cover to release from the mount. The opening in the cover is shaped like an L and the square attachment point is at the bottom of the L. The left side of the cover was more difficult to release than the right. Once I had the cover off removing the scale and the light panel was easy. I discovered that I really did not need to remove the philips screws that hold the panel. I only needed to looen them enough to slide the entire panel to the left and pull it down (maybe I missed that part in the video). Access to the ADT was easy and getting the connector released was easy - just apply downward presure on the connector while pulling it off. The connector is held in place by a catch along the top edge of the board connector. My original ADT was not in a housing and there was a paper wiring diagram stuffed in between the board and the side of the panel, which I had to remove to get the new unit to fit. The new ADT plugged in without a problem but the screws from the old unit did not bite into the new housing with much force. I don't think this will be a problem as the housing is captive in that area and shouldn't go anywhere. Putting everything back together took only a few minutes and again, getting the outer cover back on proved to be a bit of a challenge. Now with the temperature controls set to the mid-point both sides are maintaining temperature. It has only been 6 days since the repair so it will be awhile before I know if this really fixed the problem. The web site with the symptom list and the accompanying video made this repair a high confidence repair.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Adaptive Defrost Board

Part Number: PS2061226

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