18 Month old G.E. Model #gss22ifrfww. When I try to dispense ice or water the light dims and the refrigerator cuts off. The compressor stops and the cond. fan stops. When I let up on dispenser switch the unit will start back up. No water or ice available. The ref. works fine other than that. Started three days ago with no water, no ice developed next day.
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Re: GE SIDE X SIDE Dispenser problem
Sound like maybe a dispenser board short... you could try taking of the top hidge cap on the freezer side unplug the power to the board there for 30 minustes or so plug back in and see if it can reset to default and try that before u have to change board
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If the light is dimming when you try to get ice (dimming then getting bright in cycles) then thisis a common problem and GE will fix it. The Main circuit board on the back goes bad causing the ice\water dispenser to quit working then eventually the fridge quits cooling. Call 800-386-1215 and tell them the problem. There is a recall for the board
This could be as simple as the door switch or as complex as the dispenser control board. I would try the door switch first. When the door is close it turns on the dispenser controls. If the contact is defective in the door/light switch then this happens. Unplug remove the door switch and mark wire locations. 1 Powers the lights and the other powers the dispenser. and one is the power itself. Sea Breeze
Sounds like the dispenser auger is frozen up or stuck. The lights dimming happens because the voltage drop from the stuck auger's motor when you try to use it. Remove the ice machine and clean it. Do not try to take it apart! Sometimes, the ice machine will fill too much with water and get stuck. Often, it's because the cabinet isn't level.
the solution to this problem is so simple it makes me laaugh out loud. the bulb in the door that illuminates when a glass is placed under the water dispenser draws too much current when it gets old. just remove the bulb and it will work fine. you can then replace the bulb whenever you find it at a hardware store. I had the same problem, and spent hours online looking and was ready to buy a new motherboard to fix it. I have alot of faith in GE, and all of the bashing is a horse ****. GE makes turbine engines that power alot of the airplanes we fly in and i think they know a thing or two about engineering.
Make sure there is no obstructions from the time the ice leaves the chute until it drops into the glass. make sure the motor that moves ice and out to the area for the cup is stuck or seized up let us know thanks
We had the same problem. Our frigerator is 1.5 year old. Everytime we try to dispence water or ice the dispencer clicks and the whole thing turns of. We had a GE repairman come by: the electronic board needs to be replaced: total cost $350. (cost of the board only: $150.
We are considering disconnecting the dispencer by unplugging the board (according to the repain man the ice maker wil still work)or buy a new refrigurator (for sure NO GE!!!!!!)