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Some day ago i put defrost heater and solenoid.

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  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 27, 2013

    Sorry for come now..

    Well today i put the compresor direct and he start. (important)

    One tech come and say is the board but in other ocacion he say me de same with other problem and i check and find the problem is the defrost i put a new one and resolve it. Now he say that but i dont bealive... Sorry ... thanks everything for help.. John im ready to start.. What need make? Sorry for my english, i live in Puerto Rico and here just speak spanish...

  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 27, 2013

    When i conect the refrigerator to the outlet just start the lights, compresor dont start, evaporator not turn on and the fan are in the back to refresh compresor dont start too... I check compresor direct and is good... What i need make now?

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Nov 28, 2013

    If you have questions please let me know, John Tripp

  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 28, 2013

    How i know the motherboard are bad?

  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 28, 2013

    When i put the power outlet i hear a click in the motherboard but just one time and like a 40 seconds hear the click again... Them dont make click anymore... Now when i put the outlet he dont make any sound...

  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 28, 2013

    I chek the motherboard and i dont see any solder bad. everything look good ... If you know how check are bad please tellme..

  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 28, 2013


  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Nov 29, 2013

    There really is not many ways to check the board for damage, unless you spot signs of heat damage or burn marks. Most times when tyhe board is bad it will show no signs of damage. Burned out motherboards is very common for the GE Refrigerator, Thanks JT

  • Zejek Cantellops
    Zejek Cantellops Nov 29, 2013

    Finally the problem is the board? Or i can check other part before replace the board? Thanks!

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Nov 30, 2013

    Take your time Zejek. With the symptoms you said you have with this refrigerator the odds are the motherboard. Just make sure you have a good new start relay and run capacitor installed. Also insure the fan motors are healthy and not slow because these parts cause wear on the components of the motherboard. Or better yet bailout on the GE and replace it with a refrigerator that has no fancy control boards or digital controls. You will save in the end for sure! Thanks JT


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I believe the most likely reason is a failed=> WR55X10942 Main Control Board
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SOURCE: Freezer won't defrost

I think I know what is wrong. First the defrost thermostat you are talking about I believe is the round metal type with possibly a pink and an orange wire coming out of it. That is not the defrost thermostat as most people know it. That is a defrost overheat termination thermostat that opens only over 140 degrees F, that is why your old good one and your new good one show closed at room temp. If you read on the outside of the metal cover you will find it has a L140 indicating the limit of 140 deg.
Now to what should be causing your problem. You should find on the evaporator coil at the top left side of the evaporator coil a part that has 2 white wires going into what looks like about a 1" long X 1/4" round plastic thing. That little white plastic thing is a THERMISTOR. If it is bad your defrost will not work. Sounds like that is the only thing you have not replaced. There is no polarization of the wires That should FixYa

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Sarct, the question is, was the freezer side ok, if it was, I would suspect the damper not opening. If the freezer side was warm too, then I would suspect the evaporator thermistor not sending the signal to the board to terminate the defrost. Have the tech first check the continuity at connector J3. He should have 400ohms at J3-1 to J3-2 and the same at J3-3 to j3-4. If he doesn't get those readings have him check at the damper motor itself. If he doesn't have it there, replace the damper motor. If the damper motor passes all the checks then it's on to the evaporator thermistor. Have him check the resistance. At 5 degrees it should ohm at approx 36K ohms. The evap thermostat is redundant to the defrost operation. It's there as a back up in the event the evap thermistor fails to terminate the defrost. It's normally closed and will open at 140 degrees.

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Jake, the green wire is the ground, just attach it to one of the screws the secure the cover plate. As far as you ordering both the heater and the board, you have it covered. Catriver.

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it could be that too much ice is forming for the heater to cope with. check the door seals

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SOURCE: PTS25LBM GE Profile Defrost cycle messed up

The GE Profile Refrigerator has circuit boards and sensors are in the freezer that sends a signal to the circuit board to begin and end the defrost cycle. It is very possible the sensor or the circuit board are defective and will need replaced. I will help you solve this if you like. This refrigerator is complex and will take more discussion with you to complete the repair, I am here to help, let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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