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GE GSS20IEPAWW SxS fridge with resistant wiring harness


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#1 RedToryTy

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

To the Dojo,

 

I have addressed the original customer complaints: no evaporator fan, finding a burnt out single-barrel heater inside the evaporator compartment. Fired the fridge back up; fans, but no compressor.

Pulled compressor cover, and felt no compressor activity. Back at the board, I measured 120 VAC with connections at the compressor/line circuit; no such voltage down at said compressor. Relay and overload both had enough resistance to be a problem; also, and the reason for my query, the wiring harness for the compressor and water valve has resistance in both line and neutral lines.

This isn't the first GE muthaboard fridge I have found with current-resistanct wiring. Does anyone in the Dojo know the part number for the wiring harness? Am I looking at rewiring that area? Is anyone, particularly Brother Durham, finding similar problems in the field? Critical comments and snide remarks welcome; after all, I'm marrying a redhead.

 

Thanks in advance,

Tyrus


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701 Baldwin Falls Road
Baldwin, Georgia 30511-2108
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

Did ya actually pull the board and check for the startlingly common cold solder joint failure on the compressor relay? Had 2 this week alone...
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

You go there for fan not working in freezer and change heater and then evaporator fans works which is unrelated.Sounds like bad board to me and possible bad evap.fan motor.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:00 PM

Heater bad by inspection AND meter; no PCMing on this one. Thermistor and evap fan found defective using GE component values in Samurai's oh-so-valuable inclusive muthaboard service pack.

Don't know anything about cold solder failure; do tell, and illustrate.


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