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Time of repair:
1 - 2 hours
Nut driver, flat head screwdriver. a small flashlight will be helpful because you will disconnect the power and have no light.
Voltage spike burned out my temperature Control Board
My Repair & Advice:
This is not difficult to do, but it will take you about an hour. The new board comes with a new wiring harness because the board is not an exact match - it does the same thing, but is a newer model. There are multiple connections that have to be made. All of the wiring plugs and colors match what is in the old unit, so the key is to disconnect one plug at a time and connect the same color wire from the new harness as you go. If you don't it will be difficult to remember what goes where. Start swapping connectors from the back of the unit first working your way to the temperature control dials across the front last. The most difficult part is putting everything back inside the enclosure and getting the hex head screws back in place when you finish the part swap. Notes: Note the position of the refrigerator temperature probe so that you will get it back in the right spot. I did not do that, but took a guess and it works fine. Wish I knew if it was correct though. There will be one unused plug on this model - the instructions tell you what it is and where to tuck it. The instructions in the kit are good, but VERY small. Reading glasses were a must for me - even a magnifying glass for looking at the photo detail.
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