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scconsulting

Member Since 11 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2013 02:09 PM

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In Topic: GE refrigerator troubleshoot help

09 October 2013 - 09:55 AM

The main board looks pristine, the relay a little grungy but the terminals are clean at the connection area. As if now it's functioning correctly for about 14 hours. So at this point I'm going to monitor it and wait for the defect to present itself again.

In Topic: GE refrigerator troubleshoot help

09 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

No I didn't replace the ptc. Basically I've disassembled the ptc, overload, and run capacitor, metered them all, metered the compressor pins, and reassembled everything. Other than that all I've done is run through all the diagnostic tests from the display and forced the compressor on once by jumping the j8 and j11 pegs on the motherboard. Now that it's all back together it is running normal as far as I can tell.

In Topic: GE refrigerator troubleshoot help

09 October 2013 - 06:59 AM

Reassembled everything last night.  Both sides started cooling right away.  The compressor is definitely running (it is so quiet that you almost can't tell and only the faintest vibration of the housing).  After about 3 hours it was 55 degrees in both the freezer and fridge side.  Went to bed, got up this morning and it's 34 on the refrigerator side (setting is actually for 37), and 4 on the freezer side (setting is actually for 0).  When the compressor is running the compressor housing does get up to about 145-150 degrees.  I am really at a loss, should I trust it to keep functioning correctly?


In Topic: GE refrigerator troubleshoot help

08 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

Previously, with everything assembled a couple of nights ago, the only noise was the very quiet hum of the big fan on the end of the condenser core.  When I jumped the j8 and j11 legs I heard a click, either from the relay or somewhere on the motherboard (I couldn't tell which).   I just sat there a couple of minutes and reached over to see if I could feel any vibration on the compressor housing and it was not vibrating or anything, but it was hot to the touch.  I'm assuming that if the compressor was running I would know it because it would be significantly louder than the little fan spinning, but I don't remember the last time I noticed what the sound of the compressor was, it's just one of those ambient sounds that eventually I tuned out. 


In Topic: GE refrigerator troubleshoot help

08 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

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