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Kenmore fridge compressor not starting


My Kenmore 70443 fridge suddenly started getting warm one morning. I've been diagnosing for a whole day now and haven't been able to fix the problem. I was able to enter diagnostic mode on my fridge and test the compressor and it doesn't turn on. I attached a picture for the troubleshooting steps and I'm not sure not I'd it's the main board or the electronic inverter. I check the 2 cables it says on the paper and if I turn the compressor on, the main board sends 6VAC and 7. 2VDC . If I turn it off, it still sends 5.5VAC and 0.0VDC could it be the main board perhaps that it doesn't send the signal right?

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Hernando Berg according to your Tech Sheet it looks like a bad main control board. Just make sure that you checked the voltage on the right wires (Red and Black).

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I check those cables on the inverter board and then I checked the BLK/WHT and RED/BLK on the main board and the same. I have removed both boards checking them all around and can't see anything burned though.


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