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Troubleshooting a No-Cool Problem in a GE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

GE refrigerator motherboard muthaboard evaporator fan motor

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

In this is exciting installment of Appliantology Live, Samurai Appliance Repair Man goes undercover as The Appliance Guru ( http://applianceguru.com ) and kicks some major appliance boot-ay on a GE refrigerator that's lost its cool.

 



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

Had similar situation today....but I got my bootay kicked! GE with dual evaps, problem was with ff evap fan. Voltage at the board and going to fan but no voltage at the molex connector inside the fresh food section. Fan worked when 9v introduced directly.    I was testing while the fridge was in a diagnostic mode that runs all fans.  Right when i was about to check all wires and ff light switch, the thing fired up. Have no idea why. After chasing my tail for another hour or so, I attributed it to the appliantological Gods, packed up my stuff, left a data logger and headed home in triumphant defeat. TBD


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Had to be a wonky connection at the fan's molex connector inside the freezer: receded wire, moisture in the connector, something like that. Next time, try powering the fan with the 9v battery from back in the muthaboard. If that fan doesn't run, then it's either a bad fan or flakey connection.

#4 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:35 AM

I actually think it was a problem with the light switch. I did check the fans molex connector inside the ff section....(is there a connection for the ff evap fan inside the freezer too?) which interrupts the fan (at least reduces rpm) when the ff door is open. When in testing mode, the fan would not work at all with the fresh food door open. Looked at the switch. pressed it in and out a bunch of times...maybe cleared up some buildup.


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