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GE refrigerator PSC23SGRBSS not cooling, not freezing, no display

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Model Number
PSC23SGRBSS
Brand
GE
Age
More than 10 years
About a week ago my refrigerator stopped cooling. The lights turned on but the display had a blinking “hrs” indicator and it wasn’t cooling. I ordered a replacement control board (WR55X10942). I replaced it and then everything started working again. Two days later it’s not cooling and some components on the board are fried. There is also no display at all anymore.

After opening it up, you can see the grime and what looks like some kind of liquid has been leaking. How screwed am I here? What parts need to be cleaned/ replaced? I have a multimeter so if I can check something I will. Thank you for all your help.
 

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Follow up question: I am inspecting the old board and the capacitor c32 is bulging. I’m wondering if that was my original problem. Did not putting this long ground wire that connects to the “earth” pins on my new board the reason it burnt out? Why did the old board not get burn out but the new one did? Thank you for any responses..
 

Jake

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Those are good questions, but I've never run into this problem your having. I've replaced hundreds of these same motherboards and never once had that issue.

Not sure what that brown liquid is either, that is very strange. Does it feel oily? Any smell to it?

Was the motherboard you got new? Used? I always install new for my customers.

Did the motherboard have a warranty on it?

All parts from AppliancePartsPros and RepairClinic, all parts from them ALWAYS has a 365 day warranty.

Here's the motherboard for your model NEW:
Main Control Board WR55X10942


The condenser coil in your 1st photo needs to be cleaned, blow it out with a air compressor if you own one.

Jake
 

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Thanks for your time, Jake. The board I purchased was about $80 but looked new, but did not have the earth wire.
 

Jake

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Ok, then I'd return it for a full refund and get the more expensive NEW motherboard, or go refrigerator shopping, because I know that NEW motherboard is very expensive compared to the $80 one.

Jake
 
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