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Compressor and fan not running GSS2OIEPHWW

Had power outage , mainboard was making clicking noise , had burnt spot on back replaced main board , compressor and fan not running , lights everything else OK , no voltage to compressor - Any Ideas

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  • curtisjune Oct 26, 2008

    my icemaker makes ice if i put water in manually,however not on its own.


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Repl board again and check outlet for proper ground and proper wiring

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