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GE Fridge PFSS5NJWSS not cooling, Already repl inverter/main brd


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#1 SteveinPas

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Posted Yesterday, 02:07 AM

Hi -

 

We have a GE Fridge that's about 8 years old. Model #PFSS5NJWSS. It's not cooling in the top nor bottom. I searched this forum and ran thru the tests mentioned. Here's what I did:

 

1. Checked compressor pins. 10ohms measured between any two pins.

 

2. Inverter is getting 120v as input voltage.

 

3. Here's where it gets weird: When I measure the voltage at J15 on the motherboard, it jumps around very rapidly. It is between 4-6 volts, but it can go from 4.3 to 5.7 and random places in between several times in one second. 

 

I swapped out the inverter, but still no cooling. Same voltage weirdness at J15. I have also swapped out the main board and the replacement board is giving me the same voltage weirdness at J15. (Could I have gotten a bad replacement?)

 

Thanks for any assistance you can provide. 

 

- Steve



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#2 rbmappltech

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Posted Yesterday, 04:54 AM

Check the compressor amp draw.

It should be drawing .8 amps to 1.2 amps somewhere in that range its possible you might have a bad compressor or a sealed system leak. 



#3 TheApplianceTechnician

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 AM

Where did you get your parts from?

 

Is the compressor trying to start?


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#4 weswayne

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Posted Yesterday, 09:22 AM

Have you checked any of the thermistors?

4-6vdc is what you are suppose to get.

#5 lvasquez11

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Posted Yesterday, 11:31 PM

Did you ohm out compressor pins. Are all other fan motors running 






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