Question about Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft. Conquest Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Ice and Water GD2SHAXLQ Side by Side Refrigerator
The light is out, on fridge side not freezer, makes wierd noise when you open fridge, but is keeping food cold, and the tempeture gadges arent lighting up
I had the same problem. Model Number GS5SHAXNL00 Light wouldn't work on the fridge side and the led's wouldn't light up. Ended up being a blown circuit path on the control board.
Check the picture.
All I did was soder a wire between the 2 points that path was connecting and *BINGO* the lights are back on!
Hope this helps someone. To find the burned out spot just look for a little black smudge on the white plastic case when you remove the board.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Buy this board and change it yourself or get help SAFETY FIRST unplug the REFRIDGERATOR before working with any boards or electrical!!!
It is located in the back of your fridge on the bottom left side when facing the back of the fridge. Unscrew the white box, open the box, remove the board connector and board. (There is a clip that pushes to one side). Insert the new board. Pluhg in the fridge. Enjoy the light and temp LEDs.
BTW I offered 29.99 and it was accepted.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
What is the best way to solder this jump. i have the same fridge, same problem, but i am worried about soldering two or more 'points' together since they are so tiny. I am assuming i should use the smallest soldering wire? my soldering tool doesn't have a fine tip either so i am worried i can't be very accurate doing this job, please explain the process!
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
The below solution involving using a wire to jump over the burned trace in the Control PCB was exactly the right advice for me.
My Fridge light as well as the digital cooling display numbers were not working. Everything else was fine, including water/ice dispense LEDs and freezer lights. The door switch worked fine.
I pulled the PCB from the back of the fridge and immediately saw the burn mark. I used a copper wire to jump over it and replaced the PCB into the white box. This immediately fixed the problem and the fridge is working great.
Posted on May 31, 2009
Seems that the main issue is that; a bulb will burn out which then causes a voltage spike in the control board. Check your bulbs! I was able to see one of the bulbs burn out a few seconds after opening the fridge door and once it burned out, so did the circuit board. Once you pull the circuit board, solder a piece of wire between the two contacts of the strip that's burned, (relay circuit). This will be a quick and inexpensive fix. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Clicking sound comming from the bottom of my refrig. Then i open the door same sound comming from the bottom, but the light keep dimming with the sound
Posted on Jan 11, 2012
I just tried sottering the leads to close the circuit. ironically it was in the exact same orientation as shown in picture above. And Then installed mother board . Cut on fridge. Light still doesn't come on. BUT the clicking noise is gone. Any ideas?
Posted on Mar 11, 2016
AMAZING!!! I did it just as the picture show.. I happened to have a solder iron left over from replacing all the capicators on a flat screen TV i got for cheap, so i figured i could try this. Had to buy a roll of solder, but no biggie.. 10 dollars is a lot less than 200.. so i did it.. and bingo.. it works.. lights turn on, the LCD control panel works all is well.. THANKS
Posted on Mar 22, 2015
Hy guys !!! I have a big problem with this board. Can anyoane tel me wath kind of integrated circuit is "U5" (the name) because my is blow....Thanks you very much and excuse my bad english.
Posted on Aug 04, 2014
Yes, But I soldered the jumper wire and buzzing stopped, lights on. Leds not on and its not kicking on.
Do you think I have a bad solder joint? Your help good so far. What's next?
Posted on Aug 02, 2012
I tried the solder fix... It did not work for me. I must say that my LED;s were working and just the fridge light was out... Now that I sodered it I hear a relay click on the light comes on momentarily then it clisks off an the light goes off. Any suggestions?
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
What should refrigerator be set at
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Will this "fix" work on a whirlpool ed5lhaxmb10?lights and control board out on fridge side.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
This post appears to give an answer. looks like theres no easy or cheap fix for this one.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Same problem here. leds turn off when you insert a bulb into any of the fridge side sockets. remove all the bulbs and the leds turn back on. lights work fine on freezer side. my ice machine doesnt work either. doesnt make noise, drip water or anything. :-\
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Check door light switch
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
switch of your refrigerator then try replacing the light that doesn't work then try to switch it back on. the light might be the cause of the noise. it might be grounded. replacing the light might reduce the noise then observed the noise for a week then if it still making noise that's the time for you to get a technician that could fix your refrigerator.hope it helped... send us a message for more concerns thank you...
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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