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refrigerator GI5SVAXVL00 Ice maker works, ice and water dispensers do not


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#21 Vets Appliance

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

Pops, good info that's what I needed.

 

With the 10942 board swap not making any difference my only thought is that there might be 115VAC being detected at the mainboard J2 Pin 6 (GY/WT) "AC2 FZ Light".

 

Is the door switch being properly depressed when the door is shut? I know the switch checked out when you tested it in your hand but is there any chance that the light is staying on when the door is shut?

 

In test mode the board would ignore the 115 at J2P6 but in normal operation it would disable to dispenser to prevent ice from being dispensed when the door is open... though the flapper might still "flap".

 

Close the door and check for 115 at J2P6 of the mainboard. Other than that, I dunno.


Edited by Vets Appliance, 15 April 2014 - 09:15 AM.

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#22 pops1986

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Vets, what you said makes sense, and would take only a few minutes. I will sure give it s shot.  Also, after more conversation with this customer, it came out they got this refrigerator from a friend, and it was not dispensing when they got it from their friends.  Evidently, it had been into before me for the same problem, and the friend would pay half the repair cost.  Wowser, wowser.  Anyway, I can not let this thing beat me (us).  Will let ya'll know.  Thx 



#23 pops1986

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

Well, chalk up another for 

scotthewolf, the motherboard was the answer!  After picking the brain of another friend, he suggested shunting J4 at pins 2and three.  If I understand correctly, the shunt " loaded" the circuit, and revealed a voltage loss of nearly 4 volts.  With no load my volt ohmmeter read 12.6.   Always something to learn and scratch your head over!



#24 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

Way to go, STW!  

 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

Wow is right!  I'm not sure I need water trough the door that bad!  Good job figuring it out.

 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

Good work, and nice job Scott. I shunt the GE mainboards see video http://appliantology...mittent-fridge/ but good to know it works on this Whirlpool.

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#27 Vets Appliance

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

Just checked back on this one... I thought all the boards had already been swapped?? Maybe I misread it.

 

Glad it all worked out and grats to STW :)


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:02 AM

Just checked back on this one... I thought all the boards had already been swapped?? Maybe I misread it.
 
Glad it all worked out and grats to STW :)



I assumed the same thing.

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