Author Topic: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge  (Read 3859 times)

Offline Joebeef

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2012, 10:41:20 AM »
Just realized your wires are different colors...Red and white should be 13.6 volts DC, your pink and white I would imagine should be 5.5 volts to 12 volts DC....just because the colors are different the results should be the same.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 11:35:26 AM »
Hey JoeBeef: thanx for reply. That's exactly the situation,......13 DCV at red/white; 13 DCV at pink/white.

Do you think new motor is bad? How do I use ohmmeter to check continuity on new motor?

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2012, 11:49:16 AM »
Sounds like bad condenser Fan to me.You got voltage there but These refrigerators have a lot of board problems. If i install a condenser ran motor and did not work i would  install a board off truck next.As you can see these refrigerators are a bitch to work on sometimes.But saying that a bad new fan motor out of the box would be rare.Your call to see if you can return fan motor for a another one.But knowing these refrigerator it would not hurt to another board on hand.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2012, 12:13:53 PM »
Hi Dab: My parts supplier tells me they sold 100 motherboards in 2011 and only 10 fans,....that's got to tell a story.

I think I'll try ordering the board and then 'sweet talk' them to take the new fan back if the old fan works with new board.

Thanks for you help.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2012, 01:37:07 PM »
Are GE refrigerators kind of known for bad fans motor taking out the boards too or is that just with a bad evaporator fan motor?

Just trying to remember what I have read about them in the past. Don't see much of GE around here so I don't really have the experience with them as some of you other guys.
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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 04:57:07 PM »
AJ: don't forget,......Whirlpool/RCA and Kenmore are the same as GE.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2012, 05:13:34 PM »
Now I'm confused. :2funny:

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2012, 05:16:11 PM »
....all made in the same factory, Hal!

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2012, 02:45:40 PM »
rcorcelli@cogeco.caLet us no how you made out on your refrigerator.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2012, 02:56:01 PM »
Hey Dab: I have the new motherboard but as it has a bunch of instructions about "eliminating thermistor wire" and "cut green wire in capacitor board", I thought I would wait until I have some time next weekend to work on fridge as it is working fine despite the condenser fan motor not working.

Thanks for your interest.

Richard

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2012, 03:11:21 PM »
You can use a small box fan to cool the compressor if need to be until you install the board.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2012, 03:11:46 PM »
There's nothing special or difficult about installing this board. Check your serial number against what's on the instruction sheet. You probably will not have to cut anything. Simply install the board. Make sure you take static off your body by touching your fingers to unpainted metal on refrigerator. Do this before touching the new board.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2012, 03:14:15 PM »
Thanks dab and Harold!

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2012, 02:01:36 PM »
[quote author=rcorcelli@cogeco.ca link=topic=10615.msg52661#msg52661 date=1345049777]
Supply voltage at J2 terminal block on motherboard is 13.00 DCV.
Signal voltage at J2 terminal block on motherboard is 13.00 DCV.
Supply voltage at motor terminal connector is 13.00 DCV.
Signal voltage at motor terminal connector is 13.00 DCV.


were those voltages measurements taken while the Fan was connected ?
(should be)

from the installation instructions:
All BOTTOM FREEZER models:
STEP 2 ELIMINATE THERMISTOR WIRE IN PIN 2 OF J1 CONNECTOR
STEP 4 CUT GREEN WIRE IN CAPACITOR BOARD
 
 
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 02:08:22 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2012, 11:08:29 AM »
Hey all my appliance chat friends:

Have installed new motherboard and new condenser fan motor.

Condenser fan motor still doesn't turn however a section of the fan case, near the wire input area, gets warm and the motor shaft seems to have a "catch" when turning the shaft manually. It turns free when unplugged.

Other than that,....fridge works fine and it's 80F in our area today.

Still puzzled in Ontario

 

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