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Offline schleven

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GE display blank then blinking 888
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:13:24 PM »
Model number PSS25SGMDBS
Customers complaint was that the fridge was not cooling. She also said that the display was not working right. 


I pulled the main board off the back and noticed the common burnt spot causing the compressor not to run.  ( the compressor was not running when I arrived and the fridge was warm)


I put in a new board, WR55X10942, and the compressor fired right up when I turned it on.


The display was still out.  I pushed some of the buttons and they beep when pushed.  After a minute or so, both sides of the temp control blink "888"  I played around with some buttons and then I got "999"  I was able to use the temp control buttons on both sides change the blinking numbers "999" to "888" to "777" etc.  Then it went blank again.


I assumed the front control board must be bad so I installed a new one, part number WR55X10120.  I turned it on and had the same thing, blank then blinking "888" after a minute.  Could not get it to change numbers this time.


What else would cause the display in the front, inside the fridge to be blank then flash "888"


Thanks for any ideas.
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Offline olyteddy

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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 09:36:51 PM »
Are you in test mode? More info in GE publication 31-9072 available in the Google Drive.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2014, 09:39:45 PM by olyteddy »

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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 09:38:45 PM »
Not as far as i know. I put in a new control board in the back, and a new control board inthe front. It should not be in test mode.
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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 10:07:48 PM »
I have read the service manual. Nothing in it about a blinking 888 that disappears.
Unplugging it should reset the control as well, it did not.
I put both brand new boards in and got the same result.
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Offline niobrara

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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 10:27:10 PM »
I think you hold energy saver and light for 10 or 15 seconds

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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 10:29:27 PM »
I think you hold energy saver and light for 10 or 15 seconds
I will try that tomorrow, but why would it stay in that mode even after putting new boards in?
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Offline niobrara

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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 10:31:49 PM »
Don't know but I had one do it to me,took me two trips to figure out what buttons to hold.

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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 10:33:26 PM »
Don't know but I had one do it to me,took me two trips to figure out what buttons to hold.
You are talking about buttons on the control panel inside the fridge, right? Not the control panel on the dispensor...
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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 08:35:50 PM »
So I went back today to press some buttons...
I plugged in the fridge and the display was on normal.
Weird, but cool by me. I put the new board back in it started cooling, i collected my money and went on down the road.
I guess the secret is to leave it unplugged for 24 hours twice...
Damn computers.
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Re: GE display blank then blinking 888
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 09:11:43 PM »
"To err is human.....To really screw it up takes a computer".... :D

 

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