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Author Topic: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST  (Read 1681 times)

Offline stocpro47

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GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:22:06 PM »
CUSTOMER claims unit stops cooling,intermittently food spoils,freezer evap coil ices,then at any time will defrost,puddle of water will build in bottom of freezer,and everything will work great for few days,when i was there everything was working well,doors seal great,no freeze over,all fans worked,good temps,,,,,looks like headache because  its intermittent,,how do i put into diagnostic mode?any experience with this one?"

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 09:58:30 PM »
Whenever I've run into an intermittent Arctica, it's always been the main control board. I stock the common one, WR55X10942 on my truck.  Your model number doesn't work so I don't know if it takes this control or not.

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 08:45:06 AM »
ok thx   ill try to find board

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 10:10:03 AM »
correction,,,     model    psi123mgna

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 12:36:04 PM »
also check your freezer thermistor they can be a problem also

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 06:58:31 PM »
i hesitate to get involved because ive read of ge authorized techs changing mother board and sensors and fridge still has problems!   once you have all these new parts installed and you still have intermittent issues then what?

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 10:11:48 PM »
There's some pertinent info in the sticky at the top of this page. Other things to check are the thermistors. If the wires are sealed in place with black epoxy (not white) there's a pretty good chance they'll go bad too. The good ones have a molded white seal.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9940.0;attach=6808
and
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9940.0;attach=6810
are a couple of 'cheat sheets' for the motherboards in these units.

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 10:21:58 PM »
Looks like part of the model # is PSI23MGNA

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 10:36:35 PM »
You got to get your feet wet at some point on these.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61077234/31-9072%20Arctica%20Profile%20GE%20Side-by-Side%20Refrigerator%20Service%20Manual.pdf
This manual is not the exact model but basic theory is the same.

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Re: GE ARTICA PS123MGNA INTERMITTENT COOLING/DEFROST
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 02:50:20 PM »
ok    yep    i guess if i dont jump in ill never get one done      thanks guys,,,lots of info here ill read..

 

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