Water dispenser spontaneously erupts when making ice
We recently had the power board for our water/ice dispenser go up in smoke (literal smoke). During the time we were waiting for replacement parts, the ice maker still worked, but with each fill cycle, about 1/2 cup of water was 'dispensed' just as if we had pushed the water lever. After receiving our replacement power board and installing it (along with a new micro-switch), the ice maker still behaves the same way! Also, now when we intentionally dispense water, some appears to be flowing into the ice maker--enough to overflow the mold and start leaking down through the drive assembly and out the ice dispensing outlet. Could the original problem that burned out our power board also have damaged the water inlet solenoid? What would cause water to always go both to the water dispenser and the ice maker?
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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Frigidaire-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-FSC23F7DB1/1428/0165000/R0502012/00007?blt=06&prst=&shdMod= if you go here this shows you all the parts that are with the dispenser,it sounds like the computer board is bad,maybe the button is stuck in,also there are some micro switches in there that could be bad but without being there it's hard to say what it is,but if as soon as the door switch is closed and the ice dispenser starts it sounds like the touchpad button is stuck or damaged on the dispenser control board part 241708306 and is 38c on the diagram.this part is expensive if you buy it from thr repair clinic and this isn't the part they will take it back for up to 1 year http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dispenser-Control-Board/241708306/1196737 like i say without being there i can't just give you a 100 percent guaranty that this is it,there's alot of parts there you might want to call in a tech to be sure of what it is or like i say if you order the part from the repair clinic and it's not the right part they will take it back,also let me ask you if you open the door so no power goes to the dispenser when you push the ice dispenser you should hear a clicking sound,you can try the water dispenser first because that works,if you hear a click when you push in the water dispenser lever but no click with the ice lever it could be the micro switch that's bad.i just repaired one that wouldn't dispense any ice and when i pushed in the lever there wasn't any clicking sound so i knew the micro switch was bad,also you can try unplugging the machine or kill the power at the fuse box if it's easier and leave the power off for like 5 to 10 minutes and see if it resets the board.also when the power is back on you can try pushing on the buttons to see if you can unstick the button but i'd hate to see you just buy the board and it's not the problem,you can also smell the board and look at it for any burn marks and like i say if the board is bad alot of times you can smell an electric smell,hope this helps you out and good luck with your machine
The front touch pad board /panel which you are referring is called dispenser board.To access the dispenser board assembly, click this link below:---
The dispenser board removal procedure is mentioned at the last on the link instructions.--------
But the engineer at your place has pointed you to right direction.The main control board is most probably the cause of problem.One more important thing.There are many other users too facing same problem with there ge side by side refrigerators.This problem occurs in many ge model refrigerators.
There was service letter released by Ge for this problem.Click this link, to read the letter:---
You can get
required parts from online sites like:
--- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site.
- Remove the ice bucket
-Turn the ice maker off, wait 15 seconds than turn it back on
-Press the ice paddle three times, this will begin diagnostic test.
-PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH ICE MAKER DURING DIAGNOSTICS
-In 3 minutes you should see the rack inside turn 360 degrees
-AND the ice maker bowl should fill with water
-IF either DID NOT work, call 1-800-GE-CARES for ice maker replacement. A
service call is approx $80. The $80 will be deducted from the
part/labor if you choose to purchase/install parts from the service
technician. If not, you will pay for the service call. Good luck.
As you have ICE then the most likely a fault with the water dispenser valve. It may also be a fault with the controller board. You can try resetting the Fridge Freezer by switching off the mains line power for approx 30 minutes and not opening the doors pr pressing any buttons during that time. Then turn the power back on and see if the fault has cleared. If not then you will need the valve or controller replaced.
there is a small pc board right there in the front panel it sontrols everthing from the light to the water and ice despensing . there are a lot of problems with this board and there not cheep from 65.00 to over 100.00 . i would wait untill another part of it fails ,and it will your water will go out ,or your ice . then you will be forced to replace it most only last 5 years ( new refrigerators are only lasting 7 to 10 years ) good luck
could be the dispenser board or the main board. hard to sort out without a meter. most likely the dispenser board but i have seen a dispenser board go bad and smoke the main board if that is the case you can damage the new component so check out the cost on the parts
I had the same problem as do thousands of people with this same fridge. The mother board is bad and needs to be replaced. It is easy to do yourself and the part costs less than a service call.: Unplug the cord from the wall, remove the panel from the back of the fridge (it is about the size of a small shoe box lid) You will see the mother board (ice, water, light, and compressor control unit). It is an electronic circuit board. There are about 5 or so plugs going into the board. Remove the plugs and the retaining screws and search Ebay for the part#WR55x10552 GE Power Control Board. I found one for $74, popped it in, and everything works better than new!