Model #2534450260C KENMORE ELITE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Q:

Elite side-by-side control panel question

A:

I can understand how important your appliances are, especially the refrigerator. I was able to locate a link that will provide an explanition on what the EF error code is. I have also included the link for the Sears Parts Direct website, if you would like to order the part. I hope this will help.

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aashe -
January 16, 2012
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Thank you for your question. I understand your concern about this error code. The information you have received from Aashe is correct. If the fan motor is running, it could be a problem with the evaporator motor or the control board. Even though the motor is running, if it's not sending a signal to the board, this code will appear. In this case, the motor # 241509402 will need to be replaced. If there is a signal to the board, the board # 241511111 will need to be replaced. If the motor is not running it would also be due to a defective motor or board. Some voltage checks will need to be made to determine, which part has failed. If you have a meter that reads dc voltage, the control at the bottom of the cabinet can be checked. I'm attaching a picture of the schematic for this board. Be very careful when making these voltage checks. Locate the J2 connection but do not disconnect it. All wires and connections must be in place. Place the black meter lead in the J2-3 terminal and leave it there. Now, place the other lead in J2-4 and you should get approx. 9 vdc. If this is there, move the lead to the J2-5 terminal and you should get between 6 and 12 vdc. If this voltage is there move the lead to J2-10. This will be a small dc voltage. If any of the voltages are not there, the control will need to be replaced. If the voltages are there check the wiring to the motor. If it's ok the motor will need to be replaced. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Safety Notice: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
January 18, 2012
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