- Home


Air Conditioners | Dehumidifiers | Dishwashers | Disposals | Dryers | Freezers | Humidifiers | Ice Makers | Microwave Ovens | Ovens, Ranges, Stoves | Refrigerators | Trash Compactors | Washers | Water Filters

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!


 Moderated by: Samurai Appliance Repair Man Search Our Sites for More Info!
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
GE refer I hate em help  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 02:48 am
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
what did you break now
Senior Apprentice Appliantologist


Joined: Wed May 14th, 2008
Location: California USA
Posts: 13
Flavorite Brew: Which ever one you bring me !
Status: 
Offline
GE Refer  model # GSS25UFPAWW...refer call out ..no cool on FF side , Ice build up on coils checked bi-metal and heater.. tested good .
Defrosted evap coils , replaced thermistor next to bi-metal and installed new board.

Next day call back.. 55+ degree in FF side again, freezer @ -1 degree  checked FF damper, door was closed so I heated up thermistor on damper door  to 70+ degrees.. damper didn't open , shot upside down (can o air at it ).. still no open .. replaced damper with thermistor and the other thermistor in bottom of freezer just for sh**s and giggles , watched temp with meter in FF side it got to 43 then the damper door closed and temp started rising ( of course ) and kept rising to 80+ and stayed there .
Checked freezer temp -1 degree so I know freezer side is good and cold makes tons of ice too.

Went out today and put in new evap fan and thermistor, checked for good air flow through damper , watched temp again go down to 45 degrees in FF side and damper then closed and temp went up to 80+ again in FF side .. replaced the control board harness ( 945622 )  and checked for ice on evap coils.. coils clear , checked condenser fan running strong, jelly roll coils very clean. checked FF side temps again , temp got down to 42 and damper shut and would not reopen. turned control knob for FF side to 9 still not opening the damper . 

HELP customer is still ok not crazy yet , but stumped , we have replaced everything I can think of , maybe bad new  board ? checked connectors  at board everything hooked up correctly cant figure this out .
HELP
           

Last edited on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 06:09 am by what did you break now

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 05:03 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
micgla
Master Appliantologist


Joined: Thu Jun 19th, 2008
Location: Cibolo, Texas USA
Posts: 114
Flavorite Brew: ShinerBock www.shiner.com
Status: 
Offline
Something easy to check:

 Check that the lower hinge on the FF side door is not loose, door will lower just a tad. This causes door lite switch to be missed by panel after door is closed keeping lite in beer section on....

Last edited on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 05:06 am by micgla



____________________
I Don't know yet!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 06:13 am
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
what did you break now
Senior Apprentice Appliantologist


Joined: Wed May 14th, 2008
Location: California USA
Posts: 13
Flavorite Brew: Which ever one you bring me !
Status: 
Offline
I'll check but doubt that would keep shutting the damper door when it reached 43 degrees I understand the thinking of heat in the box from the light being left on , I will check anything is possible. Thanks for the advice..

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 10:47 am
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
RegUS_PatOff
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Sat Sep 24th, 2005
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Posts: 16509
Flavorite Brew: Indian Head. Black & White
Status: 
Offline
what did you break now wrote: ... and installed new board.

depending on Serial Number, did you "eliminate the Thermistor Wire in Pin 2 of J1 Connector" ?



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 02:53 pm
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
micgla
Master Appliantologist


Joined: Thu Jun 19th, 2008
Location: Cibolo, Texas USA
Posts: 114
Flavorite Brew: ShinerBock www.shiner.com
Status: 
Offline
Yeah sounded fishy to me too.. Problem is the exact issue happened to me....frost buildup in freezer.. changed board, most everything you did...was  loose bolts on hinge keeping door from engaging switch... it did effect the damper system (kept it closed cause freezer was cooling)..  Do check that wire on board too as Master Reg suggests....



Sometimes as I was checking the fridge the door would engage the switch properly causing close to proper cooling temps, then I would open the door later and it would have higher temps. This threw me for many loops..


its worth a shot anyway..

good luck..

Last edited on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 03:09 pm by micgla



____________________
I Don't know yet!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 03:02 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology


Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: Otterville, New Hampshire USA
Posts: 16083
Flavorite Brew: Kirin Ichiban
Status: 
Offline
Run the diagnostic test on the damper and see how it responds:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/23902503/GE-Profile-Arctica-Refrigerator-Damper-Door-Tests



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 06:31 pm
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
denrayr
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Wed Mar 30th, 2005
Location: St George, Utah USA
Posts: 1046
Flavorite Brew: diet coke
Status: 
Offline
the control will shut the damper and turn the FF fan on if the door switch doesnt close. This is called liner protect mode. Ive run into the same problem with a flakey door switch. The switch tested ok, but would intermittently drop out. you can test by pulling the number six wire out of J7 at the board. This removes the FF light input. If the problem goes away you know its a problem with the switch or door allignment.



____________________
RedRock Appliance Service
435-773-7838
http://www.redrockrepair.com
Serving St George and Southern Utah
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Aug 27th, 2010 06:38 pm
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology


Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: Otterville, New Hampshire USA
Posts: 16083
Flavorite Brew: Kirin Ichiban
Status: 
Offline
denrayr wrote:
the control will shut the damper and turn the FF fan on if the door switch doesnt close. This is called liner protect mode. Ive run into the same problem with a flakey door switch. The switch tested ok, but would intermittently drop out. you can test by pulling the number six wire out of J7 at the board. This removes the FF light input. If the problem goes away you know its a problem with the switch or door allignment.

Pearls of Wisdom! Domo, Master denrayr!



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Aug 28th, 2010 01:31 am
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
what did you break now
Senior Apprentice Appliantologist


Joined: Wed May 14th, 2008
Location: California USA
Posts: 13
Flavorite Brew: Which ever one you bring me !
Status: 
Offline
OK!! You guys were right, (I thought no way door switch?, but it is GE the Lemon refer company ) on the money with the door switch,
I replaced the switch (that being the only thing not replaced) and temps dropped to 11 degrees directly in front of damper door and 38 on first shelf and 40 on bottom shelf in less that 15 minutes ..thanks guys
Customer was ready to ask for his money back and go buy new refer.
I informed him he a 90 day warranty from me, so to just watch the temps for a few days and to let me know if it warms up again.
Thanks again guys for such a awesome site.. I hope to be some help to one of you guys in the near future, as this is only my 2nd year doing appliance repair.
I finally broke even on this deal. I thought it was going to put me in the poor house!
Thanks again ..

Last edited on Sat Aug 28th, 2010 01:32 am by what did you break now

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sun Aug 29th, 2010 03:31 am
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology


Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: Otterville, New Hampshire USA
Posts: 16083
Flavorite Brew: Kirin Ichiban
Status: 
Offline
For the benefit of others coming along reading this post, I'm adding the link to the FF door light switch here==> CLICK



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

Current time is 11:07 pm Tell a friend about this page... all your other friends are doing it!  
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum > GE refer I hate em help Top



Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
- Home
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly, spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1766 seconds (49% database + 51% PHP). 27 queries executed.

Web Analytics