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GE Monogram 48" Freezer light works randomly

Master board switch in on. refrigerator works good. No problem with freezer except for bulb working randomly

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    John Tripp Feb 25, 2012

    Thanks for your rate and comments Shereen! I did notice the lighting circuits going through the motherboard page 31 of PDF on your Monogram. I have a feeling you have a short in the Motherboard at pin 7 or the door switch causing the two 35 watt bulbs to put out 70 watts continuous. That is like heating and cooling at same time in your freezer and will cause excessive power use. If the source is motherboard the problem will also damage the low voltage side of the motherboard. I would be right on it if it were I but thanks for mentioning the motherboard because yes of course I looked. Shereen. GE needs good Technicians like yourself! Again Thanks, John Tripp

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About the only way to determine what is causing the intermittent lighting to your freezer is to do a little electrical testing with a multi-meter. Also to press the door light switch in and wiggle it around may help you locate a bad door switch that simply can be replaced if the light decides to come on only when the door switch is pressed and released a certain way. Click here=> GE_Monogram_Refrigerator_Service_Manual Fresh Food and Freezer Light Diagnostics begin on page 46 of the PDF. I will be here if you have any questions but most of the physical testing will need be done from your end Testing the bulb sockets for firm connections and a good steady 12 volts output and 120 VAC input. If helpful please rate, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Testimonial: "Excellent advice. The electrical testing showed no problems. However lights came back on and have been on for the last few days. We jiggled the freezer door switch when the lights were out and it made no difference. It will be a matter of time before the lights will go off for no reason. Maybe it is in the main board."

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The defrost timer is what I think you are asking. It is behind a cover near the light, The timer puts the fridge in defrost ever 6 to 8 hours. If the timer is bad it will stop the cycle of defrost and cause the freezer and the cold food section to warm spoiling the food and increase the freezer temp. Try turning the timer screw clockwise until you hear the fridge compressor stop. If after this listen for a crackling noise that will be the sound of defrost taking place. If doing this starts defrost, you will need to replace the timer. 

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