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I have a PIT233GRD GE refrigerator and the board was trying to start but disconected inmediately, I took out the fan motor condenser and the board was able to start everything. I change the motor, conected and start doing the same. Could be that the board (the relay for the motor condenser) is bad or could be another thing. The board is expensive and want to be sure. Please help Max maxmejia2003@hotmail.com

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If the board was trying to start without any response from the motor then it is possible you have a faulty capacitor- for starting motor- or a faulty relay where the contact points are dirty or burned.
make sure you get these two right and tested before thinking of the board as it is outputting the action.

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