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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 02:34:05 PM »
That is encoder model so you can not put it in a diagnostic mode which is not that important anyway.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2012, 04:07:33 PM »
31-9072 is what I've been looking at.  The fact that one has diagnostics, and the one I have doesn't leads me to believe that there might be a substantive difference.

Thanks for your input on this.  I cringe at the thought of replacing a board, and not fixing the problem.  These folks are on the fence for repairing this thing, and the relay is necessary.  Adding a board AP4436216 to it jumps the price up.  I can sell it if it fixes it, but if it doesn't...

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2012, 05:40:31 PM »
That is the most popular board G.E uses and its a must for truck stock.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 06:16:03 PM »
I can tell that much of our truck stock in the future will be control boards.  Seems like sometimes the only way to test them is to plug in a new one & check what happens.  ::)

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 09:27:54 PM »
Replace the board , then you will have power to the compressor. I carry about 3 of those boards. And I use them a lot. GE has great sealed systems but the boards do fail.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 11:44:48 PM »
Thanks Niobrara,

I'll double check on the board, & with the customer, and do that. 

I'd really like to learn about boards.  It'd be great to look at these thingamajigs the same way we look at a WP Direct Drive Washers.  General, almost Complete understanding.

I guess that's why "we're always learning" is a common refrain amongst Appliance Guys.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2012, 01:58:28 PM »
Resolution:

There was 120v at J7/9.  I checked continuity to the relay, and it was good.  Put the relay back on, nothing.  Pulled off relay, and checked voltage through it, 120v.

Put cheater cord w/ hard start back on & compressor started up.  Put fridge back together & tried again.  Nothing.  Click...Click.  Felt compressor, and it was jolting ever so slightly w/ every click.

Reasoned that the compressor was on its way out.  Offered hardstart option to customer.  Customer declined hardstart or new compressor.

Bye Bye fridge.

This is the second time in two weeks that I've had a wacky compressor.  Windings check out, no grounding, starts w/ hardstart, not w/ oem relay.  Frustrating.  Gotta start using a cheater cord w/ cheap generic relay.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 06:44:08 PM »
You cannt use hard start on those compressors

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 09:00:32 PM »
why?  is it a variable speed one?

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 09:08:33 PM »
The newer compressors will run on a hard start, for a very short time then fail ,they need the relay designed for them.With the newer control boards it is very important that they be matched as designed. The older compressors we all installed hard starts even used them in place of relays a lot. The new compressors that does not work.

 

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