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FIXED No display on Whirlpool GI5FSAXVY02 - replaced control board and display board twice

BjornSoren

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Location
Minneapolis
Model Number
GI5FSAXVY02
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
After a recent storm and power surge, our fridge stopped working. Inside door lights are on, but no display. Compressor isn't turning on or anything. When I press any button on the display, all of the display lights go on - then off once I release any button. I cannot get the fridge to go into programming mode. Seems like your typical "replace control board" issue, right?

Here's what I've tried:
- Replaced control board twice (2 different boards from eBay, maybe that's my mistake) - same symptoms
- Replaced display board / display panel
- Unplug fridge and plug back in numerous times + combination of the above things
- Attempted various combinations to bring the board into programming mode - again, any time I press any button or combination of buttons, display lights all go on, then off once I release the buttons.

One thing I've noticed - the ice maker flap opens when I press the freezer up button, then closes when I presses the freezer down button.

Are my crappy eBay boards the culprit?
Should I just swallow my pride and spend the $300-$380 for an OEM board from AppliancePartsPros?
Should I move on with my life and just buy a new fridge?

Thanks!
 

Jake

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Yes, you are absolutely correct. The ebay boards are the problem.

Here's the NEW OEM main control board for your model:
WPW10310240 High Voltage Control Board


Make sure you unplug the refrigerator before replacing it.

Also look here:

Programming Mode:
NOTE: The Program Code is located on the Serial Plate on this unit after the word Code.
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad.
2. Press and hold Freezer Temperature DOWN /- Keypad within 3 seconds.
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds.
4. The control will display PE to indicate the programming mode.
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Freezer Temperature DOWN /- Keypad once more.
6. The control will display the current Program CODE. This value should be validated with the Program CODE printed on the unit serial plate.
NOTE: If the Program CODE is correct, the Programming Mode is exited by pressing Door Alarm Keypad for 3 seconds.
7. Press the Refrigerator Temperature UP /+ Keypad or Refrigerator Temperature DOWN /- Keypad to change the digit value with each key press.
8. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the Freezer Temperature UP /+ Keypad to select the next digit.
9. Once the desired Program CODE is entered, press and hold the Freezer Temperature DOWN /- Keypad until the Program CODE begins flashing indicating it has been saved.
NOTE: If you attempt to enter an invalid Program CODE the control will not save the new code, but will beep. (The unit will NOT run with a Program
CODE of 0000).Once the Program CODE has been saved the Programming Mode is exited by pressing any key. If the new code is incorrect this process should be repeated.
The Programming mode can be exited at any time by pressing Door Alarm key for 3 seconds or will exit if unattended for four minutes.

Should I just swallow my pride and spend the $300-$380 for an OEM board from AppliancePartsPros?
Should I move on with my life and just buy a new fridge?
That's a good question, if you don't want to get rid of the refrigerator, you can order the NEW OEM main control board.

Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, sounds good.

Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent, glad to hear the NEW OEM main control board fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Pro tip: don’t waste your time buying this used.
You are 110% right on that.:)

Jake
 
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