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About every 3 days the refrigerator and freezer stop working. The temperature goes up to 68 degrees and the outside pannel does not even put out water. I have cleaned the back and had a repairman look and says its not the sensor, so Is it the control board? after about 3 days it then functiones normal again making Ice, and door pannel works again producing water. I have changed the water filter also but I think that has nothing to do with it...

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Hello mhreves,

Wrong number??

My favorite site (USA domestic)) is saying
you are missing a character in your MODEL number...


((I don't worry much about numbers... do IN FACT get changed over time... The important part is USA domestic))

Check out the part link below...

What you describe has to be a MAIN POWER circuit failure.

In the old days I would say "DEFROST TIMER"... without any hesitation... especially because of your "3 day" description.

New machines... your power control board typically takes that function...

I would strongly suggest you watch this included video...
then take pictures of your CONNECTIONS before you touch anything.

Always remove power & always wear an anti-static wrist strap when touching ANY CIRCUIT BOARD YOU CARE ABOUT.

$6 WRIST BAND (electro-static discharge = ESD)...

ROLL YOUR BOARD over and look at the bottom
for a BAD SOLDER JOINT under your (little black
... probably OMRON power relays...

(the quick touch of a SKILLED solderer's iron could ALTER
(or ruin) the functionality of that board...

((badly burned should be DE-SOLDERED & cleaned first))

(((better still send it in for professional refurbishment

YOU should order that SPARE BOARD you always wanted
(AFTER VERIFYING all your numbers FIRST).

LIKE at AMAZON (wrong number?)
Amazon com GE WR55X10956 Main Control Board Assembly for Refrigerator Home...

Different number
Amazon com GE WR55X10942 Refrigerator Main Control Board Home Improvement

Appliance parts (see VIDEO guide)

Hope this helps...

Carnac the Magnificent

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I had GE come out and look at it. I wasn't home to ask questions. The repair man basically said it was a 'loose connection' in the back which is where the motherboard is for all the electronics. It took him less than 5 minutes to fix and he was gone.

Thankfully - it cost me zilch. I told a small white lie and said we were still under warranty and they didn't ask to verify. Can I get an Amen!

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on the back of the frig is a small rectangle panel. inside that panel is the motherboard that controls the whole refrigerator. thoughs boards have been nothing but trouble. one of the problems it causes when it goes bad is the problem your having. replace the board to fix it

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you would have to remove the back lower panel of the freezer section to get a feel as to whats going on in there. behind the panel you will find an evaporator panel that should have consist ant frost pattern from top to bottom with no excessive clumps of ice.I'm assuming you don't otherwise your refrig would be working ok..
either theres only the top 1 or 2 coils actually have ice on them, and the rest of the coil is bright shiny aluminum. or there is an excessive amount of ice built up so far that you dont even see an evap coil.
if the first is true and threre little frost then that points to a sealed system/ low freon issue. and call a servicer. you should have a full 5 yr warr. for sucha problem
if its the second issue hen theres a defrost problem and youll need to replace either the defrost heater, defrost thermstat( most likely),or the defrost board/timer

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SOURCE: Ice and Water not dispensing. Light button not working
There's an ice- or water-dispensing problem The ice and water-dispensing system of your refrigerator is quite complex. Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. We suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.

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