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GSSs5JEMC won't get cold

I saw the post about the control board. I thought I saw a small dark spot on a component on the board. I touched a hewat sink next to it and felt an electric current. Do you think that's it? How do you check the compressor relay? Need a solution fast!!! thanks

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  • skyjumper100 Sep 10, 2009

    Thanks. The compressor was not running. It's got to be the board. Wiggled it a little, saw a little spark and the compressor started! I hope it lasts til morning!

  • Otech May 11, 2010

    Some of those heat sinks are live, don't touch. :) Do you know if the compressor is trying to start at all? do you hear any clicking noise or is the compressor warm/hot to the touch?

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Cool, Sounds like a loose connection or a weak solder point on the board. Did you wiggle that heat sink or a connector. Just make sure all the connectors are firmly in place and not loose, especially the ones that provide power to the compressor. Board may have to be replace if a component is loose...or you can try to resolder if your comfortable doing that kind of stuff.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

Testimonial: "I just loosened the board from the top two mount pins. It's running now, so I'll wait until morning to take it all the way out and try to solder it."

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