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GE Fridge, Compressor not getting power from mother board

Fridge no longer cooling or freezer no longer freezing. Lights OK, both fans OK. Power coming into mother board. No power leaving board to compressor. No power leaving board to defrost either. I believe that it is either in the mother board or in the temp. control panel in front. How can I determine root cause?

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  • carl_pickelm Jan 10, 2009

    No storms or anything like that...just real cold. (Typical Michigan weather in December)

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    bob collins May 11, 2010

    What were the waether conditions outside just prior

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I asked that because in most cases, when it is a problem in a motherboard, it is likely a power surge or lightening. I can also tell you that when it comes to mother boards and component level, likelihood, it isn't transistors or anything unless it smells or looks burned. Most shops would just replace the motherboard and ship it as repaired becaue the cost of the IC isn't worth the possibility of something in another IC on the same board knocking iit out again. Short of plug and play, you have no real way of proving this board good/bad. You might try EBAY with your model number to see if you get lucky. I just got rid of an electronic stove because the control board went bad. New board was $150 with a possibility of it going out in 6 months. As I am not made of money, I now have a gas stove. I you could, please rate this as a fixya as I am just being honest and saving you time and aggrivation. Good luck

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