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GE PTS22LCPARWW Question

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I was troubleshooting my GE PTS22LCPARWW refrigerator today due to the compressor not coming on and all signs pointed to a bad main board (No voltage at the start or run caps). I pulled the main board to inspect it for any signs of damage (Blown resistor, leaking cap, etc..) and did not see any issues. I then put the board back in and the compressor started up. My question is are the main boards in the GE refrigerators known to be flaky in this model line? Is the issue I saw today likely a sign of more to come, should I go ahead an order a new board?

-Steve

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Flakey? Ha! That's an understatement. But check your thermistors first. BTW, during your troubleshooting, was the evap fan running?

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Both fans were running (condenser and evaporator), lights were on, control panel was powered. It may not been working for 1.5 days before we caught it with the weekend and I ended up throwing out all of the stuff that was in the freezer and about half of the stuff in the refrigerator, I can't really afford to take chances eating spoiled food not to mention the cost! Power cycling alone was not enough, when I did that earlier it did not work, only after fully disconnecting and reconnecting everything did it come back to life.

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More than likely it is your board but I would definitely check thermistors first. If your board is bad, it would not hurt to change thermistors also. They are pretty cheap. Some say change evap fan when you change the board. I don't think that is necessary in your situation. Since your fan was running, and you did not see any burned out resistors on the board, particularly the resistors under the j2 connector. If you see a burnt or slightly burnt resistor under j2 connector, change evap fan and board otherwise you may have future problems with the new board. Good thing is that if you get a board from RepairClinic, you can always return it if it does not solve your problem.

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I went to get breakfast this morning and the unit had stopped working again last night, I am going to order and replace the main board. I looked closer at the main board and did see some signs of heat damage to the board by the resistors next to J2. Is this indicative of a bad evap fan? I did notice that GE replaced the model of fan in the unit now with a new model number (New: WR60X10228 - Was: WR60X10151). Given the fan is working would you replace the fan given the yellow discoloration to the main board board? I assume the fan referenced at the link below is the correct one.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Motor-dc-evap-fan-asm/1266145?modelNumber=PTS22LCPARWW

Edited by sgunther

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That's a close call. Sounds like resistor itself is not burnt but it could be on its way. Odds are your fan is okay but changing it would not hurt.

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