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Ge refrigerator model PDS20MBSAWW

I Have a 2 yr old ge refrigerator that wasn't cooling properly. I took the back cover off & noticed the compressor was extremely hot & the condenser fan wasn't running. I disconnected the fan motor lead connector & checked for voltage...13.67vdc between white & red & the same reading between white & pink....the motor is rated at 11.5vdc & the tech sheet indicated 12vdc from the motherboard....I ordered this over priced ($200.00)!!! motor twice now....the 1st one I replaced didn't work.....so I returned it as "faulty" only to have the second not function either which leads me to believe??????? Can you help????

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  • germaind Jul 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my GE fridge. I have 13.5 volts between the red and white, and the same between the pink and white. New motor does not run. The motor windings ohm out at 1.700 k. Is my new motor bad? Any one know what the pink wire from the mother board is for?

  • rmarcum970 Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with the same model GE refrigerator. Has anyone solved this problem? It's strange that the condenser fan motor connection has voltage but a brand new fan motor won't run. Does anyone know what the pink wire is for? HELP

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Gee seems to me if your are getting the proper voltage witch you say you are sounds to me like a bad condensor fan motor. is the compressor running, maybe shut off because it was to hot.and you are right the motor voltage is from the board. we have had alot of mother board failures on the ge line. but that would be the problem if you were not getting power to the motor.on some models the power comes from the relay /overload hooked to the compressor. if the compressor doesnt come on and you hear a clicking from it every few minutes then you could have a bad
overload and relay that is mounted to the compressor.if thats all good then id say order another motor.


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