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PSS26SGPA Diagnostic Mode?

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PSS26SGPA - is there a diagnostic mode for this fridge?  My freezer is slowly getting warmer day by day.  And it's not the freezer flap this time :( 

 

It started out at 12 when I first noticed it and now it's up to 19. 

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You watch this video and some ideas, but make sure all fans are working and have a good frost pattern in freezer and make sure all doors lights are shutting off when door shuts.Diagnostic mode is not always the best method.Voltmeter and checking out components is where this is going to help you the most.

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I found this page

http://appliantology.org/files/file/853-diagnostic-modes-manual-for-ge-refrigerators-multiple-models/

And tried to download it and of course it said I had to be an Apprentice. 

 

http://appliantology.org/concierge/apprenticeships.html

 

The link on that page

STEP 2: SELECT EITHER THE APPRENTICESHIP ($10) OR THE APPLIANTOLOGIST ($55) MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE ==> CLICK HERE.  The upgrade is instant and automatic.

Just takes me to MY CURRENT SUBSCIPTION PAGE.  There is no where to select or pay $10.00.  (or even $55)  You make awfully hard to give away money :)

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I didn't know you had to plug something in to make that work....

 

I unplugged the fridge for a bit and then plugged it back in.  Right now the freezer is at zero again.  We'll see. 

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... I didn't know you had to plug something in to make that work....

second line of video:

"If the Refrigerator does not have TouchPad temperature Controls ....

 

I believe yours has this Control

User-Control-and-Display-Board-WR55X1039

 

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No I do have touch pad controls.  It was plugging something in to the top left hand corner of the fridge at the very start of the video.  My touch pad looks exactly like that.  I just don't have the two control knobs above that. 

 

BTW I've tried turning the freezer down with the touch pad but it just ignores me. 

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It's got a lot of ice crystals built on on the back wall.....

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... No I do have touch pad controls.

... My touch pad looks exactly like that.

1) you don't have Touchpads ?

2) you do have Touchpads ?

 

PSS26SGPA

Is that your full model number ?

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The video is generic for a lot of models.You have the same touch tone pad as in the video and you would just forget about the other stuff until he gets to how to put in a diagnostic mode.

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I don't have a diagnostic test harness. 

 

I'm still reading through the forum.  Isn't the ice wall on the back of the freezer significant?  Would it be the heater?  Or the thermostat? 

 

I know the motherboard should come into play about now :) 

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... I don't have a diagnostic test harness. 

...  Isn't the ice wall on the back of the freezer significant?

1) You already have the Touchpad Controls

you don't need the Diagnostic Test Harness unless your Fridge only has the two Dial Controls

 

2) yes, you should remove that Evaporator Cover and post some pictures of the Evaporator frost pattern

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OK, it's late though.  Going to have to wait until tomorrow.  Since I unplugged it - it's back up to 23 :( 

It stayed at zero for a while.  I think until we pushed it back up against the wall. 

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Since you have unolugged it you may want to Put towels down to catch the water, don't want to ruin your floor.

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I plugged it back in.  That's why it's back up there to 23 degrees. 

 

If I just replaced all the possible parts, what would they be?  Besides the motherboard?  There can't be that many that would make the back wall freeze up. 

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... If I just replaced all the possible parts, what would they be?  Besides the motherboard? 

... There can't be that many that would make the back wall freeze up. 

 

Defrost-Thermostat

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1170024

Defrost-Thermostat-WR50X10068-00653957.j

 

Defrost-Heater-Assembly

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=914088

Defrost-Heater-Assembly-WR51X10055-00910

 

there's (4) Thermistors

(2) in Fridge / (2) in Freezer

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=914093

Thermistor-WR55X10025-00855831.jpg

 

Evaporator-Fan-Motor

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1170107

Evaporator-Fan-Motor-WR60X10185-01534724

 

Main-Control-Board

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1531075

Main-Control-Board-WR55X10942-01091474.j

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I found this page

http://appliantology.org/files/file/853-diagnostic-modes-manual-for-ge-refrigerators-multiple-models/

And tried to download it and of course it said I had to be an Apprentice. 

 

http://appliantology.org/concierge/apprenticeships.html

 

The link on that page

STEP 2: SELECT EITHER THE APPRENTICESHIP ($10) OR THE APPLIANTOLOGIST ($55) MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE ==> CLICK HERE.  The upgrade is instant and automatic.

Just takes me to MY CURRENT SUBSCIPTION PAGE.  There is no where to select or pay $10.00.  (or even $55)  You make awfully hard to give away money :)

 

 

This is a glitch from when we migrated from the old forum software.  People with accounts at that time cannot see the subscription options in the here.  The easy work around is to simply create a new account here.  Let me know if you need me to free up the email address associated with your current account if you'd like to use it with your new account.  

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I'm not seeing a picture there but I'm going to post it anyway.  There is a top shelf that I don't see any way of removing.  The front I can but not the back.  Is that the wall that you want me to remove so that you can see the frost pattern? 

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goodness - there is NO WAY to edit your post here. 

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This is a glitch from when we migrated from the old forum software.  People with accounts at that time cannot see the subscription options in the here.  The easy work around is to simply create a new account here.  Let me know if you need me to free up the email address associated with your current account if you'd like to use it with your new account.  

 

Yes please.  I'd rather not be a lowly Grasshopper any more.  I can't even *Like* your post as I've reached my whatever Limit I didn't have for the day :)

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Yes please.  I'd rather not be a lowly Grasshopper any more.  I can't even *Like* your post as I've reached my whatever Limit I didn't have for the day :)

 

 

I've freed-up the email address you had associated with your username, allowingtoo.  You can now create another account with a different username using that same email address.  The subscription options should then show up for you.    

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Well I'm not going to change horses in mid stream, so to speak - until I get this Freezer sorted out.  I'm logged in with FB anyway. 

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 I'm logged in with FB anyway. 

 

Why don't you just do the free option for Apprenticeship?

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