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Offline resapp

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GE SBS - Evaporator Fan Motor Keeps Slowing Down
« on: February 08, 2013, 10:40:03 AM »
Hi,

I am working on a GE side by side refrigerator, model#GSS25WGMDBB, whose original symptom was not running. The mother board had a big hole burned through it so I replaced that and it started up and cooled for 1 day at which point temps in the freezer reverted to 15-20F and the food section 45-50F. We I went back the evap fan motor was only operating at its lower speed so I changed it out with a new motor that had a new sensor attached to it. The fan was operating at full speed when I left but the homeowner called the next day and advised the temps had reverted back to the above cited numbers. Subsequently I changed the board again just to make sure the board I had installed had not been damaged by a bad fan motor in the 1-2 days that it had been running. Unfortunately, the results were the same, the fan starts out at the higher speed but is slowling down within 24 hours.

Is it possible that the sensor in the fresh food section is bad or the compressor is what burned the hole in the board? Should I be looking elsewhere?

I see many of these refrigerators but this one has me stumped. Any help would be much appreciated.

Steve
 

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GE SBS - Evaporator Fan Motor Keeps Slowing Down
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 10:55:11 AM »
I would change the board and fan at the same time

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Re: GE SBS - Evaporator Fan Motor Keeps Slowing Down
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 02:09:18 PM »
Make sure your ff light I turning off with door closed. I agree, replace board and evap motor.

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Re: GE SBS - Evaporator Fan Motor Keeps Slowing Down
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 05:20:01 PM »
All good advice but my understanding of the problem relationship between the board and fan is that the fan burns the board out, not the board burns the fan out. If my reasoning is correct then replacing the fan first followed by the board should not result in the fan affecting the board or the board affecting the new fan. Does anyone agree with that?

Also, I did check the FF door switch and the door is still  high enough to activate the switch, That was good advice, I have come across that problem a few times in the past years ut it does not appear to be an issue this time.

Has anyone come across the icemaker heater staying on and causing a problem like this or the thermistors in the FF and bottom of the freezer going bad?

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GE SBS - Evaporator Fan Motor Keeps Slowing Down
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 07:59:02 PM »
No and no

 

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