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GSS25JEMC won't get cold

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

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If the compressor doesn't run , but the fan next to it does , then the board is the problem . If you can remove the board , and turn it over , look under the small black boxes , but on the soldered side , and you should see a spot where the solder has heated and moved away from the small terminal . "Resolder" this spot , and reinstall the board and the compressor should come on .

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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    Mike Smith Sep 10, 2009

    If you saw a black spot on one of the resistors (one right above another ) then one of the fan motors probably isn't working , therefore , replacing the board , is the only "fix" .


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Check your compressor relay-

Uaually if the relay will rattle it is bad.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009


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