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WR55X10942 mothaboard main board ge control board refrigerator

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#21 -Mike-

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:47 PM

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

It absolutely will  cause a defrost issue. If I have one not defrosting due to a bad board and there is not any  obvious damage to the board  I'll replace the evaporator thermistor too if its the common-to-fail early stlye  just to cover everything. Of course if I know the thermistor is the problem  I'll only replace that but if  its the board I'll eat a few dollars on a thermistor  so I don't get a call back in the near future with a  customer saying its the exact same problem  and I sold them an expensive board they didn't need if its not defrosting again.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:53 PM

How can one test a GE fan motor for gremlins? I know it runs so the 9v battery test won't help...

#23 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:20 AM

I was burned by a flakey evap fan motor one on a recent job. GE bottom mount with the perverter compressor. Found bad pervertrer board, replaced, all good... for exactly one week. Customer called the following Friday, box warming up again. This time found compressor humming along but the damn evap fan motor had stopped. It was getting voltage but was stuck. I flicked it and it started running. Told customer I'd have to replace the evap fan motor. Imagine her joy (and not a little suspicion) at another repair right on the heels of an expensive one she just had done. She said she'd think about it... until the next morning when the damn fan had stopped AGAIN. Went over, replaced fan, all good.

Moral of the Story: I don't screw around with those damn fans anymore. If that box is a few years old and I'm doing either an expensive repair (perverter board) or I'm already in the freezer for a something else, I'll make a preemptive strike on that evap motor and change it out before it can pee in my Cheerios and make me look like a dunce or a sleaze.

#24 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:37 AM

pee in your cheerios? eewwww. I just have one question...
You did say you refuse to let it happen again, which suggests your cheerios had the yellow "milk" treatment some time in the past... soooooo... did you still eat them?

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 28 December 2013 - 08:42 AM.

Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist

"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.





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