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GE PFS22sbsbss Fridge. DOA


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:58 AM

Yesterday the refridgerator died. No cooling at all. Unplugged, plugged. Turbocool. Nothing except periodic clicking. Fan near coils does not move.I removed lower rear panel and vacuumed: a bit dusty and funky but no ice, water. Fortunately,here in Vermont it is presently 2 degrees F, so with six coolers on porch we are OK for now, but....Research tells me it is the motherboard, but what about the fan? Heard tell of GE replacing free?
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:18 AM

....Research tells me it is the motherboard, but what about the fan? Heard tell of GE replacing free?

depends on full model number
and first 2 characters of serial number
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:36 AM

The clicking is either the board or the start/relay. If you can localize the sound, then that is probably the part needing replacement. You can also access your board, disconnect fridge and on the board jump "line" (or "l1") and "comp." You will find this at the main power connection on the board. It's the connector that's connected horizontally and has three large pins, usually marked "comp", "defr" and "line". The outer two are the ones you need to jump. Do not remove the connector. Now reconnect fridge. If the compressor comes on after a few minutes, replace the board. If you continue to hear the click, it is more than likely your start/relay or worse case scenario... compressor itself.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

it does sound like a relay, the way it clicks. Assuming the relay is on the board, does that mean iyt is necessary to replace the whole board, or just relay. Compressor sounds right, humming along, just does not cool. Thank you for your help.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

Board clicking and compressor running but fan not running doesn't sound right. If you are certain your compressor is running ( is it warm and vibrating?) and your compressor fan is not running, then you either have a bad fan motor or a bad board. Boards are not usually serviceable unless you are good with trace soldering and transistor replacement. btw are the sides of the fridge near the front hot to touch?

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

the fan that is not working is lower left rear (looking from front) positioned to blow on coils. Is there another fan?

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

There should only be one fan accessible from the rear of the fridge but we are unable to get accurate schematic as there are 28 different
pfs22 models. That's why it's a requirement to post ENTIRE model numbers . Numbers from a manual or advertisement sticker isn't sufficient. http://www.repaircli...My-Model-Number

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

PFS22sbsbss
serial #ZL046043

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

PFS22sbsbss
serial #ZL046043

Service Bulletin covers that model,
but only for May 2005 - Jul 2006
not your serial ZL = Dec 2006
MotherBoard
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Dispenser Board
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

Service Bulletin covers that model,
but only for May 2005 - Jul 2006
but not your serial ZL = Dec 2006

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:53 AM

If you hear a clicking sound coming from back of fridge 9 outta 10 times it's the main board the relay that engages the comressor on the board usually goes bad rplace the board and yer troubles are over. Main Control Board

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

"... missed it by that much..."
actually means you already have the "new improved" MotherBoard,
although they could still go bad...
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