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Member Since 26 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2012 03:37 PM

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GE PFS22SISBSS Freezer Not Cold Enough

26 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

Oh, Mighty Samurai:

Unfortunately, our home came with a GE PFS22SISBSS refrigerator, serial starting with AL. I replaced the muthaboard once already when the freezer temp went up to 15. (Tech checked the appliance, noticed fan wasn't spinning, said it was the board, ordered it, and then I installed the board myself and saved at least a hundred bucks. I didn't know then about the recall and don't know now if my unit would be covered.)

Now the freezer fluctuates daily between the low 20s and a smidge below zero. It makes ice and everything stays pretty frozen except the The refrigerator seems to stay in the 36-40 range. The fan is running. I replaced the two thermistors in the freezer. I checked the J2 plug today; both pin 3 to pin 5 and pin 3 to pin 8 came up at over 13vdc on a digital meter. (Maybe I didn't use it properly?) I also noticed that the compressor kicks on for a second or two and then conks out, as though it has forgotten what it meant to say. I've read around your forums, but alas, I am confused as to whether the problem is due to a defrost component, the compressor start relay, the muthaboard or what.

I'd appreciate it greatly if you could guide me on finding a diagnosis. Specifically, how do I use the multi meter to check for the appropriate symptoms, and where exactly on the appliance I should be placing each probe?

Thank you very much.

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