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#1 fattony67

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I have a ge profile that was having problems keeping the tempurature down.  The condensor fan was running very slowly and the compressor would not start.  Through some reasearch on past posts I narrowed the compressor problem down to a bad starter relay.  I got good voltage readings at the j2 plug on the motherboard and assumed the condesor fan motor was bad as well.  I went to a local parts store which had the relay in stock and ordered the fan motor.  When I replaced the starter the condesor fired up and I used a small desk fan to cool the coils.  The unit is working like a charm now, except...

 

The new fan motor has been installed and it still runs very slowly.  I am getting 13.6v at j5 to j8 with the plug off and 13.6v at the fan motor connector with the fan attached and running.

 

Am I wrong in assuming the board is good?

 

How fast do these fans spin, it is spinning so slowly that I can count the rpm? 

 

What are the odds the replacement unit is bad?

 

Any advise would be appreciated..

 

Tony



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Condenser Fan is single speed

J2-3 white common

J2-5 yellow 12v = Fan ON

J2-8 12v DC supply voltage

 

measure

J2-5 to J2-3 = 12v DC

J2-8 to J2-3 = 12v DC


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

j2 5 to 3 = 3.5v

 

j2 8 to 3 . 13.5v

 

Bad motherboard?

 

I checked the recall notice but mine is 2 months too late.


Edited by fattony67, 29 December 2012 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

If there is a GE on the front of the refrig it's the motherboard.

 

I go through 7 to 10 a week.

 

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Bad motherboard?

 

I checked the recall notice but mine is 2 months too late.

1) seems like it

 

2) first (2) characters of serial number ?

I'm not sure if it covers MotherBoards caused by a bad Condenser Fan


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Good catch Sensei Reg! I thought he meant getting 13v at both pin 5 and pin 8. Not that he was measuring 5 to 8. I was trying to figure out what on earth could cause the problem. Kept coming up with "does not compute. " Anyhow yep, time for a new board.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

serial number VL

 

just a side note.  The unit is cooling very well while pulled away from the wall even with the slow moving fan.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

VL = Nov 06

bad MotherBoards in that model were

May 05 - Jul 06

 

Your model should have the "newer" MotherBoard, but seems to be bad

You may be able to see a burned resistor on the board ...


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

Unless you can positively prove that the condenser fan is good, replace BOTH the muthaboard and the condenser fan or you risk doing this again in just short time.  

 

Muthaboard ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=PFS22SISBSS

 

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Condenser Fan Motor ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=PFS22SISBSS

 

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

I just installed the new condesor fan this morning.  That's what had me confused.  I'll try a new mother board and follow up.

 

How can I confirm the replacement fan is good?



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

How can I confirm the replacement fan is good?


If the fan is getting a valid power supply and it ain't running, it's bad!

If the windings on the fan motor read open, it's bad!

If the fan won't run when you hot wire a 9v battery to it, it's bad!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

New motherboard installed and fan is working correctly. 

 

Next I'll try to get the icemaker that has broken twice working.

 

Thanks for the support guys.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

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