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How can I verify my thermostat is good?

Bought this wine cooler secondhand. It doesn't cool. I have verified the compressor windings are good, the starting relay and 4tm thermal overload is also good. I didn't check the capacitor because I am not ready to unsolder it. My next thought was the thermostat, but it's a digital thermostat and I can't just "jumper" across it. Any ideas or anything else I should have checked?

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U can just take the digital board out of it all together and wire the compressor up so it starts up by its self. if it is a problem with the cap when u try and start it the compressor will be getting voltage are u getting voltage? do u know what type of thermostat it is? is it giving u a reading of what the temp inside is?

Posted on May 22, 2014

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SOURCE: low voltage at compressor!

My parts lookup too has no images available for you refrig but i believe it to be a GE Profile with a fresh food fan (and air duct down the center of the fresh food side). All fan motors are 12vdc and run off the Lowvoltage side of motherboard. i assume you are checking voltage to comp from motherboard? How did you check relay?? Have you axcessed motherboard?? On the top of (I say top-- i belive its mounted horiz on yours but all the small wires are on the right) is all the low voltage fan motor, damper, control wiring On the bottom (or the left) side of the motherboard is the larger line voltage wiring. The connector with 3 wires is labeled def -- comp---line it should be blue. Try jumping L1 to comp. ((Just so ya know Def will energize the def heater regardless of compartment temp it does have a bimetal but it only a safety set at 100deg in case relay on board welds shut---it monitor evap compartment, frz, fresh food, (two seperate in FF) in your model))

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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SOURCE: relay and overload on the compressor

the relay will be burnt up inside, shake it and little pieces will come out if its burnt out. the overload usually is never the problem

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Wiring hard start capacitor in GE refrig

I would go back to person who gave that advice because just the right touch on that capacitor and YOU my friend will be in the hospital. If this is helpful, please post as such. TY

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Compressor won't turn on. Lights turn on. Won't cool anymore.

Make sure that the defrost timer is not stuck in defrost mode also the compress may be stuck. you can purchase a compressor booster kit from your local appliance parts store for about $15.00.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: My GE Profile wine cooler temp does not respond to any temps

Call GE answer center 1-800-626-2000 ask for tech help,have Model # off data plate ready.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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