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GE Refrigerator Compressor Inop.

My G.E. refrigerator (Model #PSI23MGMABB) will not get cold. The condenser fan runs but the compressor will not.

  • I checked the 4TM overload (Klixon #319NFBYY- 53BBB1L) which has continuity across the terminals.
  • I checked the compressor (left to right terminals = 12 ohms, left to top = 6 ohms, right to top = 6 ohms).
  • How do I check the capacitor (JSU21X126AQC 210VAC 12 mF)?
  • How do I check the PTC relay (Klixon #8EA8B3)?
Thanks,
Al

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  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    Tech17,

    Yes, the evaporator fan is running.

  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    the dr,

    I checked for and got continuity (cap to terminal #2 of PTC at the compressor) with all wires connected.

  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    Tech 17,

    Yes the evaporator fan (inside the freezer) is running.

  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    The Dr,

    I checked for voltage (incoming) to the PTC. ' 0 ' volts at all three terminals.

  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    TECH 17,

    The PTC relay is brown, I shook it, no loose pieces.

    The overload is white.

  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    Does anyone know where the defrost timer located?

  • Iwantoknow Jan 22, 2008

    Tech 17,

    I found the circuit board. Phew! It's fried! (burned a hole on the board right at the top of the fuse. ID numbers all over the place!

    (bottom right front) EBX1005G01 REV L also, GEA151 (top left front) 200D2260G005 (bottom right back) GEA0756 EC539474 What do I need to do to keep this from happening with the replacement board?

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    I have the exact same system board for my fridge and it has a burn mark in it too.. any idea where to buy a new one?



    ID numbers all over the place!
    (bottom right front) EBX1005G01 REV L also, GEA151 (top left front) 200D2260G005 (bottom right back) GEA0756 EC539474

  • ahmsallam Feb 08, 2009

    The lower fan and the freezer both work but the compressor does not start. I have the same capacitor and relay models.

  • lyric2009 Feb 15, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem with the capacitor measured only 4uF instead of 12uF for my GE ESS25LGNAWW. Mine frige condenser also stop. It it means the PTCR relay and the overload are bad also? I also saw a BURNED hole on the back next to the fuse. Please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    hola amigos disculpe como se comprueba si la pieza jsu21x126aqc 210 vac 12 pf sirve se puede checar con el multimetro??

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    first is the evaprator fan running in the freezer

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I found this post by searching on the capacitor number, JSU21X126AQC. My 2001 Kenmore refrigerator (don't have model# here) compressor didn't run, but I heard it hum for a few seconds and then a click. That's the Klixon overload doing its job. I measured resistance of the compressor leads same as original poster. This lead me to determine that the windings were not open or shorted. The wiring to the compressor also fed the condenser fan, and it was running, so power was at least all the way to the compressor.
What I did find was that the 12uF capacitor was only 4uF. My digital volt meter has a capacitor check range. This compressor circuit is a permanent split capacitor type. Without the proper capacitance, the compressor can't start. I replaced it with a 10uF, 220v AC capacitor I had, and now it runs fine. I wonder how many refrigerators are scrapped because of this inexpensive problem?

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Al are you sure you are getting voltage to compressor??? It may have a low voltage fan motor that is not supplied with compressor voltage. Check the relay by checking for continuity from spade to inside of where terminals go into. The cap is fine its only for energy efficiency

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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    joey shearer Jan 22, 2008

    I believe your refrig doesnt have a timer......It has a computer that does all that.. Is the a rectangle steel panel on rear that has computer inside??

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What the good doctor is saying is check for voltage where the wires come into the ptc reley thats a great idea

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    by the way is your ptc reley white by chance if it is take it off and shake it if black stuff falls out or it rattles go get a three in one reley from appliance store

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    chech for voltage coming from the defrost timer to compressor bet thats where the promblem is you already know you got voltage coming in because the evap fan is running one of my instrctores once told me find out where the power starts find out where it stops inbetween is the promblem

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    look at the bottom by the door hinge or underthe panel in the fridge section if there is a panel at the back of the fridge compartment look there

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    sir is this a sxs because its posted as a top mount if its the model you gave then it doesnt have a defrost timer it has an adc automatic defrost control (dr) its one of thoose electronic control units .There is a panel on the back of the fridge or freezer section with for screws in it remove that panel and you will find a control bd look for a burned resister there and let me know what you see the adc is there also locate the panel facing the back of the fridge like your looking at the compressor

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    the new boards have been improved cotact ge for a replacment and pay close atten to the instalation inst i mean close if you need assistance me or the dr will be here doc is good

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I have the same problem with my fridge i think my cap is not working ineed to be replace i call GE the send to me a wrong parts my question for you where i canfine that cap modell# is jsu21x126aqc please can some one help me

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