Question about Refrigerators
I am sorry to hear regarding the problem.I would first like to acknowledge the fact that this has been the main problem with GE Refrigerators.
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The information that we could offer you would be on the basis of the Details you mentioned and without Inspecting and Testing the Board or the Components, it is not easy to Catch the Fix. One thing, i would like to mention that ' This seems to be a Board problem'.
However, If the Display goes blank, there could be 2 Possibilities ( Major ) :-
1. Control Board - This is the Board that control all the Display Functions.
I would check the control board for any obvious signs of damage to the board first. I have seen the control board go blank on the GE side by side and it turned out to be the motherboard. The motherboard is located behind a cover on the back of your refrigerator cabinet. You should have a new motherboard on hand at all times because they fail alot. Be sure to put a surge protector on your refrigerator.
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Posted on Jun 03, 2010
There are some
possibilities that has to be checked in this type of problem.As the display
comes then again goes blank This indicates the problem in the circuit of main
door which is getting short and showing error this results in blank display
of temperature settings. The main circuit board is getting short OR the circuit
board controlling the ice dispenser is fried and that is putting the main board
into an error condition.Also check the ice dispenser control board
connector at the bottom of the freezer door if its corroded it needs
to be cleaned.As the rusted connector can be the reason of short circuit.After
cleaning the connector try resetting the control board by removing power
from the refrigerator wait for 5 minutes then re-connect the power and check
out.Also as you mentioned that F.F side is getting warm in this problem disassemble the FF side for defrosting, cleaning, and drying. Also check the evaporator is it clean or blocked with ice and ice cubes.Also check The evaporator fan is it running fine or running but very slow.If its running slow then this can be one reason of F.F section getting warm.If every thing checks out ok then
defrost thermostat switch and defrost thermistor in the defrost system needs to be checked. But if still the same problem then See if the air damper is opening to allow the cold air into the fresh food section ( top of the FF section ).
Also check the air return back to the FZ grill ( back bottom ) is not blocked or iced over. For getting any parts for your refrigerator you can get it from on-line sites like www.repairclinic.com And www.partsselect.com. Thanks. Keep updated for any further query .You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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