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#1 stylgc

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:24 PM

Hopefully someone can help-

Initial problem>clicking mainboard.So I replaced the relay and capacitors on the mainboard for this refrigerator-no clicking. Refrigerator has been left in storage for 18+months. I just installed the repaired mainboard, I turned the refrig temp dials up to max>I hear the compressor running and left it running for an hour. There is no cooling. I adjusted the temp controls and the compressor clicks on off with these adjustments but again, there is no cooling. Please help.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

Sounds like a sealed system issue - remove rear cover on freezer and check for frost pattern on coils while compressor runs
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

NO cooling ?
Have you looked directly at the frost pattern of the Evaporator Coils inside the Freezer ?
It may take up to 24 hrs or more for the Fridge / Freezer to reach optimum temperatures
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

Hi-

waited 24hrs- Bottom freezer is cooling OK, Refrigerator is not at all-steady at 20 degrees celcius. Removed rear panel and there is no ice build up on the coils or in the freezer compartment. compressor is continually running and I have not seen the fan by the coils turn on either. Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by stylgc, 08 May 2012 - 11:37 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

... frost pattern of the Evaporator Coils inside the Freezer ?


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

Sorry-

Attached is a photo that describes the frost pattern on the evaporator coils in the freezer. Freezer is set to midrange(5) on the dial and has
been plugged in for 2 days.

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Edited by stylgc, 08 May 2012 - 11:31 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:05 AM

looks OK,
Does the Freezer Evaporator Fan run anytime the Compressor runs
(and the Freezer Door Switch is closed)
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

No-I have never seen the freezer evaporator coil fan run-I tried opening the freezer and closing the freezer door switch and it will not run.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

... I have never seen the freezer evaporator coil fan run-I tried opening the freezer and closing the freezer door switch and it will not run.

... and the Compressor was running ?
then it's either a bad Evaporator Fan or MotherBoard
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

Compressor is running almost constantly and the fan is not running.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

Compressor is running almost constantly and the fan is not running.


Check the voltage to the evaporator fan motor. This page explains ==> https://docs.google....eICe1_KrVg/edit

Can also try running the fan off a 9vdc battery (see link above).

If the fan runs off the battery, then replace the muthaboard ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=GDS20SBSASS

If the power supply to the fan is good, replace the fan ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=GDS20SBSASS

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

I have another new motherboard so I thought I would install it first before I test the fan. It is a WKKT 0158-00-04
gea part#200D4854G013 no model# written on it. I installed it an noticed the compressor is not running and the fan at the rear of the fridge is turning a quarter turn slowly and the fan inside the freezer by the evap coils is trying to turn-vibrating back and forth. The motherboard is making a quiet "clock ticking" sound. I was told this board could be used with my refrigerator, but now I need to ask, is his compatible with my
gds20sbsass refrigerator?

Edited by stylgc, 09 May 2012 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:41 AM

... I have another new motherboard so I thought I would install it first before I test the fan.
... compatible with my gds20sbsass refrigerator?

1) NOT a good idea. A bad Fan Motor can ruin the MotherBoard
2) compatible, yes, but must follow installation instructions. Some models need wire connections cut.
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