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GE refrigerator PSS27SGMDBS too cold


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#1 herfdog

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

Hi, the digital display on this fridge shows temperature much colder than the set temp. I checked the actual temp with an immersion thermostat and the displayed temp is correct. Wouldn't this mean that the thermister is okay? What might be causing this to happen? Things like the water filter freeze up if left unattended too long. Would the service manual help? If, so can I get one? Any advice? Thanks for the help.
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#2 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:02 AM

Suspect a broken damper door, located in the housing at the top of the ff section.
No way to confirm this except to take this section apart and see for yourself...
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#3 herfdog

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

Thanks, I was wondering about that as opposed to the controls

#4 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Some background info on checking the damper in this post at my blog ==> http://appliantology...nd-thermistors/

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for posting the blog. I found it helpful but it doesn't state how to enter the service mode or link to something that does. Could you follow up with that information as well or send the service manual? Thanks.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

Nolo problemo, budrow. But I need you to double-check that model number for me. Model number help here ==> http://www.repaircli...My-Model-Number

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

Sorry, I seem to have a problem distinguishing between S's and 5's. That 5 should be an S, it should read PSS27SGMDBS.

#8 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Topic title edited and PMed you the service manual. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

and PMed you the service manual.

31-9110 ?
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#10 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

Oops, I shoulda said in my post-- I sent 31-9072. I should've sent 31-9110. Sending now...


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#11 herfdog

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

I know the feelin

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

I have same issue with model PSS27NGMDBB. Could you send service manual so I can run diagnostic as well? Thank-you Samurai.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

It is posted in the Pot luck Supper - here's a link: http://appliantology...ls-custom-cool/
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Many thanks for the manuals. I apologize for taking so long to reply.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

When you put it diagnostic mode and test the damper, you will probably hear the motor even though the door is broken. But as Kurtius said, you got to put your eyes on it. Sometimes you can get lucky and see that the door has broken off without having to take the housing apart. And that's a real pita.

If you take it apart and find the door broken and you need to order the damper assembly, I would suggest you put the broken assembly back in place. Especially if it will take a few days to get the part. Otherwise you run the risk of the cold air from the freezer blowing directly on the water filter housing, causing it to freeze and crack. Then when it thaws... well, you know what will happen. So it is worth it to keep an assembly in stock.

This repair is a pita but I've made lots of money off of it. Btw you may also find the water reservoir has frozen causing water not to be dispensed. So while you are waiting to complete the repair, get a bucket of hot water, put it in the bottom of the fridge and set the reservoir in it. Leave it there until you return and have the customer replace the hot water at least once. You can do it as a service if you have to return with a new damper assembly anyhow. But if you have to return just to remount the reservoir, you gotta charge extra. You can also cut the reservoir out and set it in the sink with hot running water. This works fast but you have to re-install it with john guests or compression fittings.


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