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Replaced Condenser fan, still not running, Questions on motherboard voltages

dsmith123

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Location
Marietta, GA
Model Number
PDS22SISBLSS
Brand
GE
Age
6-10 years
Bottom Freezer, freezer was not cold, side panels by front sliding door were hot, condenser fan was not running. Checked voltages on mother board, one was about 13.6, good. I had read that the other one to check could be 12, 8 or 4 depending on model and if you had something that was variable, it would be 4. The motherboard read 2.37.

I made an assumption that it was low because of something variable so I ordered and replaced the condenser fan motor. Freezer is sitting at 4 degrees (down from 8) but the fan has never come on. The side panels are not hot.

I rechecked the mother board voltages, still the same, 13.7 and 2.37.

Should I replace the mother board? Anything else it could be? Thermistor?
 

dsmith123

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I should have been more specific on the voltage measurements.

On J2, measuring from 3 (white) to 8 (red on right end of connector) Supply Voltage = 13.7. Should be 12-14, so ok

On J2, measuring from 3 (white) to 5 (red on mine), Called Condenser fan voltage test = 2.37 Should be 12, 8 or 4 (and 4 is only if you have a variable speed compressor)

So..... I think I am answering my own question. The voltage on pin 5 is too low.

Anyone have suggestions for further tests, or should I just order a motherboard, while of course hoping that the new fan is good. And not goi
 

Jake

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So..... I think I am answering my own question. The voltage on pin 5 is too low.
Yup, your exactly right!

New motherboard time.:)

Here's the motherboard for your model you can order:
WR55X10942P Control Board


Watch this video to access/replace the motherboard:

[video=youtube;sEGi8hwBv4M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEGi8hwBv4M[/video]

Jake
 
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