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GE Main Board DOA % poll

WR55X10942 mothaboard main board ge control board refrigerator

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#1 acfixerdude

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Had to temporarily close up shop today to bring my tech a replacement Main Board since the new one he just installed was DOA... popped the replacement in and viola, the fridge was resuscitated. 

 

I'd like to hear how often ya'll get one of these mothaboards DOA?

 

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#2 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:20 PM

If you are referring to the most popular GE Motherboard, wr55x10942...I have replaced hundreds...and have had exactly 2 fail to operate.

Edited by KurtiusInterupptus, 26 December 2013 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

If you are referring to the most popular GE Motherboard, wr55x10952...I have replaced hundreds...and have had exactly 2 fail to operate.

Referring to the WR55X10942.

 

I don't remember ever having one of these be DOA... wonder how likely it is that the board got a static shock and how likely it would be for a static shock to kill the board?



#4 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:31 PM

I would say very possible and likely...also, they are churning these things out as fast as they can so mistakes and bad components are bound to happen...

that is the right #..typo on my part.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:44 PM

I've replaced many of these boards, I can't remember one ever being defective out of the box.


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:57 PM

Never had one doa. It's always a good idea to wear an anti-static wrist strap when handling boards, especially in cold weather.

I would also double check the first new board before removing it... disconnect the j2 connector to see if it fires up. If it does, then I would look closely at my fan motors.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 08:10 PM

I don't know how many I've replaced but it has to be close to 150 and I can't remember even one being DOA. There is one I remember that after replacing the board it never defrosted so two weeks later I put another in but thats the only problem I can remember.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:20 AM

Replaced heap big tacsan many moons of these.  DOA?  Nyet, tovarish.  



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

No DOA's for me.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:14 PM

looks like it's me and you, ac...but the proof is in the pudding.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:59 PM

I hate when they put proof in pudding. Great way to crack a molar.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

Because it's so rare, I'd investigate a bit more before simply swapping a new one.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

Ba dump ching! (Thanks Mr rimshot)
He already did Da, and it fired right up..
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:12 PM

oh, i thought he just swapped without checking first to see if there is a board killer lurking inside the fridge.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:38 PM

I've done about 20 or 30. No DOAs that I've noticed but I don't track repair history or parts used. A couple months ago I came across the letter (http://appliantology...struction-sheet) that described the recall and pointed it out to my GE rep and she sent me half a dozen new boards. She should, we buy up to 100 GE appliances a month...



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

In the early days I had a couple of newly replaced motherboards taken out by Durham's "lurking board killers" (Chuckle....I gotta remember that term and use it in an invoice), but I don't recall any DOA's. 

 

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

I guess that's the point...he did install another board, and it worked, but wasn't killed by any of the "gremlins" lurking in the machine...not the preferred test method but...
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

The original board we replaced just had a defrost issue... I don't suppose a thermistor would cause a defrost issue would it? I would have checked them if I was the original tech out there, or had more time to spend when dropping the board off for my other tech, but I wasn't so... 

 

I need to make sure he understands how to check them. School of hard-knocks for him so far, he's only been doing this for less than a year. Anybody have discount code (for more than $50 off) for the next ASTI in San Diego? 

 

Also, anybody heard of any upcoming regional trainings in the North West? Where is the best place to check?



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

The original board we replaced just had a defrost issue... I don't suppose a thermistor would cause a defrost issue would it? 

 

 

Ya sure, ya betcha!  Defrost is controlled by the evaporator thermistor and those things are a common troublemakers.  



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

a bad fan motor can cause all sorts of issues with a board. It could fry one board immediately while taking days to fry another. It can also cause a defrost failure. It's just that since a doa board is so rare, having one will cause my spidey senses to tingle and I'd have to look around a bit more than I normally would.

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