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Hello I have a GE bottom mount fridge. Model PDS22SBRALSS serial AG041288 new 9/04. Fridge temp is too warm. I have found the damper closed. Compressor and both fans run. Defrost is working. I have replaced the main board. Ohmed out the sensors and checked with temperature/resistance chart they are all good. Damper did move closed and open by itself but not enough to control temp. Only moved once.If you disconnect wires to damper move damper door half open and attach wires back on the door doesn't move at all. If you leave fridge overnight the door does close sometime but will never open by it self. I saw it open by itself once when the new board was put in. Voltage to damper is anywhere from 0 VDC to .2VDC. I'm told this should be 2.3VDC standing voltage or 6VDC travelling voltage.Is this the difference from opening or closing?The resistance of the damper is 374 ohms on each side.Replaced main board second time still no better. Have been told the thermistors can be at fault even it they ohm out and also the evaporator fan can draw too much amps and damage the main board. I don't know which one to believe. I got all information from a GE service letter.

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  • bogram67 May 29, 2010

    Thank you very much for your input. I do have a second part question to the same first question. Id there any relation to a evaporator fan motor drawing to much current and damaging the main board? Brian.

  • bogram67 May 29, 2010

    Thank you very much for your input. I do have a second part question to the same first question. Id there any relation to a evaporator fan motor drawing to much current and damaging the main board? Brian.

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Hi,

After going through your case its for sure that the Thermistors are the culprit. Tjhey are not holding the complete resistance for the dampers.

Please replace them and you would find that the issue would be corrected.

Thanks for contacting Fixya and please accept the solution if it has helped you.

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  • bogram67 May 28, 2010

    Thank you for your input. I already had the sensors on order. What about this issue about the evaporator fan motor drawing too much current and damaging the main board? I don't believe in this one but I would like your opinion. By the way I have been repairing appliances for 25 years now. Thanks

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