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FIXED GNE26GMDDES LED illumination lights very dim

Dogstar

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I have a 2 year old French style doors, side by side over freezer. The LED lights that light up the refrigerator portion are very dim, almost out. The LED lights that light up the freezer portion are working properly. Any suggestions on what to check to fix this?

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Jake

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Glad to help, let us know how it goes.

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Ok Mark,

Let me ask Rick and see what his thoughts are on this.

Jake
 

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Turn the LED you just replaced around and see if that fixes it. If not, measure the voltage between J14-6 (-) and J14-7 (+) on the main board. Is it 12.0 VDC?
 

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I know this is an old thread, but I have the same problem and this thread didn't come to a conclusion. I checked Main board J14 6 and 7. Measured 12 VDC.
Checked voltage going to each LED and measured 32 VDC. ???
This would be easier if I could find a schematic for this fridge. Ha!
Thank you.
 

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Story conclusion: Replaced all LEDs in refrigerator section, but no joy. Still had 12 VDC going to them. Replaced main board and that fixed my problem. Yay! Board must not have been able to provide enough current to drive the LEDs. All good now.
 

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That's very interesting, so under a load that 12 VDC must of been shutting down to below 12 VDC, thus the motherboard would be the issue. Good find.(y)

Here's the motherboard for your model, in case others need it too:

Also, I just located another thread with this similar issue:

Thanks for the update!
 
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