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The electrical transformer to our home failed and apparently sent a surge to our appliances that were running. Our frigidaire refrigerator, model GLHS68EGSBO will not cool. It appears the controls were zapped as their are lights, but no cooling. On/off button does not respond. How can I check to see if a control fuse was blown?

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Hello Erin;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration.

You need to have individual surge protector on all of your appliances with a control board. They are $15.00 - $20.00 at Lowes or Home Depot. They will one day save you an expensive repair bill. Power surges and even static electricity will knock out a board.

Now, in your case I do not believe you have a power board problem.

I can not help you unless you send me the model number. The model number is on the inside wall, near the top in your fresh food section.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
It is recommended by manufacturers that appliance, especially those the control boards have surge protectors.
Try rebooting your unit. Unplug you unit for ten minutes. Then plug it back in. If it does not start, you blew your main control board.

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Good morning friend, thank you for your post!

I understand that your Frigidaire refrigerator is not cooling and will shock you. I would recommend you having a technician come out to your home to properly diagnose and repair your appliance. Normally if it is not cooling we could provide some troubleshooting but with you appliance discharging electric energy I would recommend service. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

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Electronic components are very sensitive to voltage surges, spikes or sags.

Voltage is not delivered at a constant 120 volts. With alternating current, the voltage rises and falls in a predetermined rhythm. The voltage oscillates from 0 to a peak voltage of 169 volts. Most appliances and electronics used in the United States are designed to be powered by this form of generated electricity.
During a power surge, the voltage exceeds the peak voltage of 169 volts.

A spike in voltage can be harmful to appliances and electrical devices in your home. An increase in voltage above an appliance's normal operating voltage can cause an arc of electrical current within the appliance. The heat generated in the arc causes damage to the electronic circuit boards and other electrical components.

(Smaller, repeated power surges may slowly damage your electronic equipment, over time too.)

Voltage sags, a.k.a voltage dips or brownouts, is another form of electrical disturbance that can damage appliances as well.

The bottom line, power surges, spikes, and sags can vary in duration and magnitude; and can damage electrical equipment ranging from stereos to computers to any household appliance that uses chip board circuitry sensitive enough to "blow" due to over or under-energizing it.

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I see that you are having trouble with your Frigidaire refrigerator, model# FFHS2313LS, beeping. There could have been a possible power failure. In the event of a power failure, the 'power fail' alarm will sound three times. The 'power fail' alarm is an audible alarm only and does not display in the control panel. I suggest resetting your appliance, by either unplugging it, or shutting the power off at your homes circuit breaker, for 2-3 minutes. When you bring power back you will hear the 'power fail' alarm again. If you notice your refrigerator still beeping, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose your refrigerator and determine why it is beeping. Hope this is helpful.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

With electronic controlled appliances today and in this case your dishwasher. The printed circuit board (PCB) transformers are very susceptible to power surges. The windings are just large enough for the normal operational voltages. Anything above or below that range causes the windings to fail rapidly. When they fail you do not get the 5V or 3.3 V for the LEDs ' and IC chips or the 12V for the controlling the relays for normal operation.

I don't see a model number listed for your dishwasher so I can not provide the replacement part information at this time.

Before I went into the parts changing mode I would first go back and reset every breaker in the house by:

1. Pushing each breaker with conviction to the OFF position. This completely resets the breaker.

2. As you turn each of the breaker ON push hard on the face of the breaker near the center of the main panel to ensure it remains connected / engaged to the main power buss bar.
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If multiple electronic devices are failing in your home all at once, I would probably first have to ask if your home recently experienced an electrical storm or major power surge of any kind.

Normally the effects of such large-scale surges are immediately noticeable - TV's and other major electronic devices may fail to turn on, fuses may be blown or circuit breakers tripped, and in some cases electrical wiring may be melted.

If nothing like this has happened recently, low-level power surges may still be a potential cause of this problem. When the motor from any large appliance (such as an air conditioner or refrigerator) turns on or off, it often diverts power to and from other electronic devices using the same circuits. This fluctuation in electrical current may result in low-level power surges to every connected device. While not immediately noticeable, these low-level surges can often cause the eventual failure of (and gradually degrading quality in) many audio/video components.

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