Dead Refrigerator

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Old 09-30-20, 05:31 PM
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Dead Refrigerator

General Electric Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer
Model Number GSH22JFTD BB
It was working fine until yesterday. I noticed that the freezer was not quite as cold as it is usually, and the ice cubes weren't completely frozen. The refrigerator seemed fine though. By this morning, the refrigerator was also definitely less cold. I tried to use the outside temperature control to turn the temp down, and noticed that the exterior "adjust temperature" control feature was unresponsive. Pushing the "lock" button didn't cause the controls to activate. No lights on the controls at all. The lights on the inside of the refrigerator and freezer still work, so I know it has power. Thoughts?
 
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Old 09-30-20, 05:45 PM
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Try unplugging it for several minutes and then plugging it back in.
If that doesn't clear the problem you may have a defective control board.
 
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Old 09-30-20, 06:54 PM
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Thanks for the thought. I left it unplugged for about 5 to 10 minutes. The temperature adjustment panel is still dark. I'm trying the same thing a little longer right now, but I'm not optimistic. It's an old refrigerator... 10 to 15 years or so. Is trying to replace the control board worth it?
 
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Old 09-30-20, 07:07 PM
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It should only take a few minutes to clear.

The control board is on the back of the fridge. Left side close to the bottom.
The part number WR55X10942.
I see some good prices on that board..... $100-175. Use the part number to search.

Exploded parts view. Board is # 801
GE sealed system and mother board

It's your call on replacing the board. If the fridge has been reliable.... it's probably worth it.
At the least I'd power the fridge down, pull the board out and see if it has burned marks on it.
 
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I guess I'll give it a try. Thanks for the input.
 
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Old 09-30-20, 07:18 PM
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If you have some time..... put the part number in google.
It will come back with videos on repair and replacement. I service the boards.
Typically the capacitors go bad.
Board repair
 
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