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Offline mweber77

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How to exit Demo Mode
« on: June 29, 2008, 03:44:02 PM »
I just purchased a GE Profile Refrigerator Mod #PSS26SWA. Got it home, plugged it in and it won't cool. All the lights come on and the LCD display works. I think it is Demo Mode holding it out from cooling. How do I get this unit out of Demo Mode. It has the 5" X 3 " LCD screen, three buttons on the left HOME, HELP and LIGHT
and 3 buttons on the Right of the screen WATER, CUBE, CRUSHED. Thanks for anyt guidance the group can offer.

Model PSS26SWA

Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: How to exit Demo Mode
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 04:58:16 PM »
I don't think it has a demo mode.

Did you set the fridge and freezer temps ?
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Re: How to exit Demo Mode
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 05:31:19 PM »
Was it cooling when you bought it? If not, shame on you :)

You have to go into the Diagnostic mode to see if you can reset this issue or if the main board in back is bad. Here's how to do it:

To enter Self Diagnostic mode, both temperature control panel displays must be illuminated. A display can be illuminated by pressing an adjacent temperature adjustment button. When both displays are illuminated, set the freezer and refrigerator temperature settings to 5. Simultaneously press and hold all 4 temperature adjustment buttons for approximately 3 seconds. A flashing 0 in the refrigerator and freezer displays will indicate that the refrigerator is in Self Diagnostic mode.

For temperature control panels with single-digit displays, the COLDER temperature adjustment button will increment the numbers up and the WARMER temperature adjustment button will increment the numbers down. Use the freezer temperature adjustment buttons to enter the test code number in the freezer display. Use the refrigerator temperature adjustment buttons to enter the test code number in the refrigerator display. When a test code has been entered, the displays will flash to confirm the test. Press the HOLD button for 3 seconds to begin the test.

For temperature control panels with 3-digit displays, the COLDER temperature adjustment button will increment the numbers down and the WARMER temperature adjustment button will increment the numbers up. Use the freezer temperature adjustment buttons to enter the test code number in the freezer display. Use the refrigerator temperature adjustment buttons to enter the test code number in the refrigerator display. When a test code has been entered, the displays will flash to confirm the test code. Press any button other than a temperature adjust button to begin the test.

First, run the control and thermistor test:

Control and Sensor System Self-Test (0 7)
This test checks all five thermistors located throughout the unit. Once the test is initiated, the test code (0 7) will stop flashing and the thermistor test results will appear on the freezer display in the test order listed below. The thermistor test sequence number will not be shown on the display. If the unit is not equipped with the Quick Chill option, the third thermistor (quick chill) will display a 0 and 3 audible beeps will sound at the temperature control panel. This is not a failure if the unit is not equipped with the Quick Chill option.

Thermistor test results:
P = Pass
0 = Failed
S = Short to 5 VDC
B = Bad amplifier

When testing has been completed, do  the following :
Enter code 1 5 to completely reset the system. Then press the Hold button (or any other button than a temperature button) to accept the code.

When you're done, unplug the refrigerator for 10 seconds and plug it in....if it does not run, the board is bad.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2008, 05:56:45 PM by Repair-man »
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