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Controls not working in GE Bottom w/french doors.

In April I moved my refridge to put in new flooring and since then the contol panel does light upnot even the check the water light. The panel has no number what so ever. When it was put back in place we unplugged in for about an hour and all was well for a while but now the lights are back off....what should I do? Freezer works, Ice maker works, fridge is cold.

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  • TARM Nov 29, 2007

    The temperature controls for the freezer and refrigerator compartments of our two-year old GE bottom freezer, french door refrigerator were unlit when we returned at the end of October from a month-long trip.

    Now, if/when I hear a muted sort of crackling/crunching noise coming from the refrigerator, the next time I open one of the the doors, the controls will be lit. This lighting occurs approximately once a day.

  • Sjewett Mar 02, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I moved the refer to paint the walls behind it and now, intermittantly, the display will not light up. The unit is just out of warranty...kinda frustrating. I have attempted to remove the upper panel to check the connections. I figure the l.e.d. unit uses input from the same switches as the lights. I dont see any loose connections or smoked circuits. Anybody have a solution?

  • ashmeer Jun 25, 2008

    I have this problem too.  We had a heat wave here and the fridge seemed to have a real struggle keeping things cold.  It was unable to freeze the freezer beyond 20 degrees.  At the end of the heat wave, the lights in the control panel stopped working at all.  If we plug it in and take it out again, the lights come on briefly, but go out again in a few minutes.  I am unsure if the controls are still working at all, as the freezer is still pretty mushy.

  • Mismagger1 Jun 30, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. Tempurature controls are not lit up. We unplug the fridge and plug back in and they work for a few minutes. The fridge and freezer are staying cold. It sounds like it is cycling way to much.

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Looks like a defect. Tried unplugging to reset and briefly comes on...only 2 years old...

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    My control lights are off. Ice cream is soft, can't see what temp it is at. how to fix?

  • waid75 Dec 02, 2008

    My PFS22SBSBSS is 3 years old and having this same problem. I have not unplugged the refrigerator but I did remove the display/control board to inspect it for any obvious damage. It appeared to be fine and when I reinstalled it the LED's began to light up again. Dim at first and later a full brightness. I checked it again later that day and the display was out and stayed out.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Our digital display for the temp works sometimes, not often, and the other day our temp went way down. Now the the temp seems ok (why I don't know) but the digital display doesn't work. This thing is 3 years old. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WTF THE PROBLEM IS?????



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I have the exact same problem with mine.  I was away for 3 months, left it running. Came back and no display.  Unplugged it & restarted it and it worked for a little while and went out again. 

         Did you ever get an answer?             I'm wondering about corrosion on the door switch from lack of use, as the display is only supposed to be on when a door is open.  Yours may have been a loose connector from moving it???

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