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Appears there is a bad connection or switch

GE Profile refrigerator model no pds22mbraww. Some times when the door is opened the inside light and gages will not turn on. If you hit the side, shake the refrigerator or trip the inside switch, lights and gages turn on (compressor also starts). Manually pushing the switch may or may not turn on the unit. If the door is open and I bang on the upper panel around the switch, lights come on and the unit starts cooling. The problem just started and happens every few days, not continously. I have cleaned the power connectors at the lower bottom of the unit, but this did not fix the problem.

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I have the exact same problem. Except mine will go out of temperature range. I have replaced the thermistor in the fridge and it hasn' resolved the problem. The temporary solution I have come up with so far it to unplug the fridge from the outlet to clear the motherboard and then plug it back in after 10-15 mins. It sometimes lasts weeks, then acts up again. I'm guessing it's a motherboard. (my next step)

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