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Ge side by side 5yr old Refrigerator

Left freezer door open a crack for three days while I was gone. returned to find water all over the floor and the back of the freezer frozen over with ice crystals. I unplugged it for 48 hrs to defrost and plugged it back in. it worked for 3 weeks and then started leaking again and not cooling properly again. what do I do? and how

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  • stephkronen Jan 26, 2008

    i can't get the nuts off the back

  • stephkronen Jan 26, 2008

    okay, I got the nuts off but I can't tell which black box you are referring to, can you be more specific? thanks!

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You will most likely have to replace the main controller board.. I have had the problem come up before and the GE boards are known for going out..The board is located on the back right side of the refrigerator has a cover plate about 6" across and 8" high The most likely failure is the relay to turn on the compresser (it is a small bk box on the board) you can unplug it and open this panel plug it back in and tap the relay with the back side of a screwdriver and see if you hear the compressor running.. Let me know

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    Gary Davd Jan 26, 2008

    Well did it work??

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd Jan 26, 2008

    Well at least i tried............... best to call a Service tech

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd Jan 26, 2008

    It is a relay about 1.5" x1' square on the board itself tap on it lightly to see if the compressor comes on

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