I am new to the forum, so thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer. I have a GE Profile Side by Side, Model PSDS3YGXCFSS, about 4 years old. It just abruptly warmed up one day and crapped out. Everything appeared to be fully functional, just warm. When checking it immediately after noticing fridge food was warm, the compressor was hot to the touch, condenser fan was running fine, but compressor didn't feel like it was running much at all (0 amps on clamp-on ammeter).
Upon some initial looking online, I found that the inverter seemed like a possible problem, pulled it off, and it did smell burnt. All compressor windings checked out a 7.1 ohms in all combinations. I replaced the inverter with WR49X10283. The inverter had AC coming in and DC control power at about 5.6. VDC. There was some improvement now that the compressor showed starting current of about 1.0a, and running at about 0.5a, but that seems low to me for running with a 75 degree fridge and freezer. There was a little vibration that could be felt on compressor, but nothing substantial. All lines stayed at room temp and never changed regardless of however long fridge was plugged in.
Further digging online pointed me to the motherboard as a potential problem. A call to the GE service center line got me a discounted $60 motherboard (WR55X10956), which also went in after verifying the evap fan was good (Checked it on running with old motherboard and verified not shorted, have new fan in case this one was bad). I am still at the same point with a new motherboard and inverter, and a warm fridge. From what I can tell I am getting all the proper voltages and resistances at all the points I can find online, and everything seems to be working but the compressor. All fans and electronics are working fine, the digital display on the front show accurate temps.
It seemed unlikely to me that the compressor would go out on such a new fridge. It is covered under the sealed system warranty still and I am in the process of getting an authorized GE servicer out here soon. I would like to know what the probability is that there is an actual sealed system problem, and if this does indeed sound like one. Also, has anyone been successful with a sealed system warranty claim with GE?
Edited by DurhamAppliance, Yesterday, 06:33 AM.
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