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Side by side refrigerator model #PSS26MSTA

This referigerator was purchased 1.5 years ago. The dispenser works intermitantly whereas when I push the lever with a cup, the power appears weak (the light is dim when it comes on, same thing with the green dots). When the lights get stronger, the water (and sometimes the ice) will function.


I read some posts that suggest the circuit board may be fried, and if so, can I replace this myself (this is a stainless steel model which didn't appear to have any easy access points)? If I cannot, or if this is another problem I cannot fix myself, is there a vendor in the Powder Springs, GA (suburb of Atlanta) that you would recommend?


Thanks very much.



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Re: Side by side refrigerator model #PSS26MSTA

90% of the time I find when the dispenser is not operational an new motherboard (located on the rear of the refrig in a smaller steel service panel) is faulty. This control costs around $150 at most parts retailers or available at It is fairly simple to replace this board, the connectors are all different sizes so its hard to miswire it, just be careful.

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Some time the thing that flip the ice door open so ice can come out has a short in it disconnect it from the door inside the cover and see if the ice will try to come out if that works then that thing has a short and will mess up the elec power flow

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