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 Posted: Wed Nov 3rd, 2010 01:24 am
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Hello.....my 3.5 year old GE Side by Side Model #PFS22SBSBSS is warm...both the top and bottom....I thought my kids left the door open last night but that wasn't it....I tried unplugging....and walked thru the firedrill.....I hear no fans, see no icing.....

thoughts?.....thank you.....Dan...

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is the Compressor and/or the Compressor Fan running, or making any noises every few minutes, or at any time ?..



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Thanks for the reply....I looked again....the fan in the freezer section is running....I pulled the back cover off and the condenser fan is not running....I thought I heard a click once or twice from the back.....thanks!!!..

 

 



 

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Sorry....the compressor is not running.....

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So neither the compressor nor the condenser fan is running?



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You are correct, neither are working......thanks again for the help!!...

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Probably gonna need a new muthaboard but if you want to do some checks, here's a troubleshooting flowchart==> http://www.mediafire.com/?ap0cb1iisas9da6

For condenser fan motor, check for 13.4 vdc between pins 5 and 8 on the J2 connector. Cheat sheet here==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2006/06/29/ge-arctica-refrigerator-troubleshooting-tech-sheet/

Part link for muthaboard==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Control-Module/1531075

Test the condenser fan winding resistance before replacing the muthaboard to make sure they're not shorted to ground or something weird that may take out the new muthaboard. If in doubt, it's always safest to replace the cond. fan and muthaboard at the same time,

Condenser fan part link==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Condenser-Fan-Motor/1093723

Pull the relay off the compressor and shake it to make sure it's not bad-- if it rattles, it's bad.

Compressor relay part link==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Overload/1265640



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thank you!....I have 12.9V at the fan motor....but I did find the compressor relay has a slight rattle when I shake it....there should be no sound at all?...sounds like a spring of small metal finger is loose.....is there a way to test the relay?..

 

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One more question....could the relay be the only issue?.....would a bad relay not allow the fan to run?.....thanks!...

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Dan87GT wrote: .. would a bad relay not allow the fan to run?..
no



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Your shopping list is a condenser fan and a compressor relay. Condenser fan link already provided above. Here's the part link for the compressor relay==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Overload/1265640



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Hello!....update.....I installed a new condenser fan and compressor relay tonight....it came to life!!...sort of.....the compressor is running and the fridge started to cool but the condenser fan does not come on....the condenser itself started to get very warm so I unplugged the fridge...I tried plugging it in again later and the fan condenser fan slowly turned but not enough to make any airflow......thoughts?....

thank you...Dan

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Dan87GT wrote: thank you!....I have 12.9V at the fan motor ...
was that voltage measurement with the Fan connected ?



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Hello....the fan was not connected.....thank you.

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voltages should always be measured with the devices connected, unless otherwise directed.

looks like your MotherBoard may be bad.

 



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Yep, you need the muthaboard==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Control-Module/1531075



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It's alive!!!.....It's alive!!!......ordered my parts from the Repairclinic.com with super fast shipping....installed the Muthaboard.....and I am all set!!!....thank you for all the help!.....Dan...

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