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#1 tideman76

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:46 PM

We had a storm this evening and the power went off and came back on a couple of times.  Once back on for good, I tried to use the water dispenser on the fridge, nothing happened (no sound, no anything).  The ice dispenser portion of the unit does not work either.  (no sound, no anything trying to move). The light on the disp unit still works. 

 

Please help a rookee.

Fridge: GE

Model: GSL25JFPD BS

 

Thank you,

Kevin

 


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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:50 PM

I would suspect reference # 93 got zapped??

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 03:49 AM

Thank you for the response and diagram.  I need to apologize for the misspelling of the word rookie in my original post.  I tried to edit the post but to no avail. 

How can I find the part number for reference #93 or what is the official name of the board? 

Who are reputable on-line retailers for parts?

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:32 AM




RECESS DSPLY 4 BTN BK
WR55X10444
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Best place to buy them is right here from this site using the buy parts link, only place you can return any part for any reason, less the shipping, cannot beat that....;)  Looks like that might be for black???  I do not know what color yours is, that part number might change if yours is a different color??

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:43 AM

Hummmmmmmmm, part number does not come up in this site, any suggestions Samurai??  It is a good number in the Sears on-line site...
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:39 AM

The picture posted does not look like the board I removed this morning.  If you remove the BS from the end of the part number, I was able look up parts at geappliance.com.  I am hesitent to buy the recess display because nothing looks burnt out on the board.  I have not tested the resistors and such, but there may still be a problem somewhere.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:51 AM

Part number does not have a BS at the end, the model number does.  Of course there might not be any power to the board but not sure if the light would work if this is so.....The part number and drawing was from Sears.com. 
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:26 AM

[user=533]Pegi[/user] wrote:

Hummmmmmmmm, part number does not come up in this site, any suggestions Samurai?? It is a good number in the Sears on-line site...


Dunno wassup wit day, yo. Buy the part from the Sears site.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:01 PM

    The force can be a valuable tool when used wisely.  It can guide you to the problem quickly.  But always use conventional testing methods (like a meter for example) before ordering expensive parts.  Anything less is just guessing

   Pegi said/typed  She would suspect the dispenser board got zapped.  A good and valid point.  She did not say buy a board and see if that works.  That is not what Master Appliantologist do for a living.

    Ken Bodine, The Jedi Master Appliantologist who took my young skull full of mush (many years ago) and taught me the ways of the Jedi always said "Do the easiest thing first."    He taught me many things.  We worked on a lot of GE back then too.  As a matter of fact, some of you probably guessed by now, when I stand still, experience with GE appliances drips off me and puddles at my feet.  If you stand close while I'm working you can actually absorb some of it.  

    What is the GSS GSL PSS ect. refrigerator?  It is a computer running its program.  What makes a computer work? Digital electronics.  Ones and Zeros. Yes No. True False  Ands and Nands Ors and Nors and so on.  Back to the power fluctuations.  They could take out the board.  The line noise could also screw with the programming and the computer may simply need to be rebooted.  Unfortunately unplugging that box for a while doesn't always work.  If I were there I would hook up my fancy GE interface board and issue a reset command to the mother board.   That is the easiest the thing first.

    I might also start LOOKING for the problem at the #72 switch seeing how it actuates both the ice and water and goes back to the motherboard.  The light bulb is a simple 110 volt circuit.

P.S. I don't work for GE



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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:29 PM

Cool, Jedi, you can stand near me and ooze and drip anytime you would like...and I will be the sponge...  ;)
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:48 PM

We're still talkin bout applainces right?

 

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:08 AM

[user=533]Pegi[/user] wrote:

Hummmmmmmmm, part number does not come up in this site, any suggestions Samurai?? It is a good number in the Sears on-line site...


Pegi, don't know why that part wouldn't come up for you???

I went directly to the RepairClinc site and the part comes up

WR55X10444 Recess dsply 4 btn bk $50.20 (special order) CLICK HERE


Kevin, if you order the part from RepairClinc and it doesn't correct your problem you can return it and only be out the cost of shipping for the part in both directions.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:52 AM

After I couldn't find a board locally, I just put the original back in and everything works fine now.  I am pretty sure the light bulb is on a 12 V circuit.  I appreciate everybody's help. 

 

Kevin


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:04 AM

Yes, Jedi, we still talkin about appliance knowledge....;)
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:05 AM

Well, looks like I was correct to suspect the area of the board....glad it worked when you put it back in!!  Must have been a loose connection...;)
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:18 AM

Bucket of water over here for Jedi...NOW!!!!!!
Mad Mac....Pray to God he's out there....somewhere.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:36 PM

   Perhaps he rebooted the computer when he cut the power to remove and install the dispenser board.   I stand corrected on the dispenser light voltage.  Kevin you are right.  It gets its power from the dispenser board who get its power from the 12VDC side of the main comtrol.  




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