On Kenmore refrigerators Er FF is an error caused by evaporator fan malfunction.
The humming noise was probably coming from the evaporator fan
You get Err FFbecause the fan motor is faulty, because the fan wiring is broken, because ice had blocked the fan blades, orbecause of a defective control. In this last case there is a factoryrecall for several models.
Since there is a factory recall on some model I suggest calling Kenmore at the number listed on the owners manual first, to check if this model is in the recall list.
If the model is in the list , repair will be covered by the manufacturer.
Tocheck if the problem is ice you do not need to disassemble the unit.Simply allow full defrost by leaving the appliance disconnected from power for 24 hours.
Ifthe unit restart working , that means that the problem was an iced fan.In that case , if the problem restarts in few week, you may also have adefective defrost thermostat hat caused the fan icing up.
If the fan motor keeps making noise, and the fan does not start, then you may need to replace the motor
In case that the fan was good but iced up, then you have a problem with the defrost system, probably a faulty thermostat or element.
Thethermostat is tested disconnecting it and reading Ohms on its terminalswith multimeter set at Rx1. If circuit is open at room (no continuity),then thermostat is bad.
Faulty thermostat may cause the condenser coils icing up, and fridge/freezer not cooling.
Same test is done on heating element.
The evaporator is located behind the freezer panel.
The fan motor is tested by the technician energizing it directly.
Disconnect the appliance from power before doing maintenance.
All testing and repair must be done by a qualified technician.
Before doing maintenance, call Kenmore local support number. It is listed on the owners manual, or on Kenmore website.Here parts and diagrams to disassemble the fridge
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