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Offline barberofcivil

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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 07:21:28 AM »
touch your 2 leads together and note the reading. That is continuity. check the glass heater tubes in the same manor.

No reading through the element.   
Looks like I should replace it.


GE Defrost Heater Kit Part # WR51X10101 


From what I've read, I should replace the thermistor at the same time?


GE Defrost Limiter Thermostat Part # WR50X10068

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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 09:15:28 AM »
everything is kinda difficult to get to so it's best to change it while in there.
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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 09:31:29 AM »
You can easily test the thermister with your OHM meter, either where it unplugs, or from the main board harness.  The tech sheet has the specs.
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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 07:12:12 PM »
Hello,
I'm having the same problem finding the "HOLD" button to initiate diagnostics! It enters the modes exactly as described in the manual (and this post), however there is no way to initiate the tests (that I can find) and the system times out and goes back into regular operating mode after a minute or so. Any help would greatly be appreciated!!!!
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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 06:55:26 PM »
I just found this, and though the thread is old, the topic is not.  The "Hold" button is the "Lock" button that says "Hold for 3 secs" on the lower right corner of the panel (not pictured in the diagnosis document).  I just tried it, and it worked perfectly, confirming that my freezer thermistor was bad (something I was already pretty sure about after checking the pins with an ohmmeter, but it was still cool to see the fridge confirm it!).

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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2015, 11:33:55 PM »
Mine doesn't have a hold button or a lock button. To the left of the temperature buttons there is a button for the icemaker and to the right of the temperature buttons there is a 'turbocool' button and that's it. I tried the turbocool button but that didn't do it. Anyone have anymore ideas? I know the fridge can go into diagnostic mode because we've done it in the past but I can't remember if there was another step. The manual omits that part, it goes right from setting the number of the test to a chart of the tests and their numbers.

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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2015, 08:40:56 AM »
If it is able to go into a diagnostic mode and you have a pad like this one.Here is a video.Also when you get to the defrost mode make sure you toggle it back out of defrost before continuing.Note this diagnostic aid or tool was used in this video because that refrigerator was not capable of putting it in a diagnostic mode.

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Re: GE Refrigerator Self Diagnostics
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2015, 12:47:55 PM »
Thanks! In the video, the repairman uses the fridge temperature button to go to the number of the test and then he presses another button to start the test. On my fridge, I don't have that button. I'll attach a photo of mine.

This is the instruction from my manual:

The temperature display must be in an active mode before entering the self-diagnosis test. If the display is
blank, press any temperature button once, then release it. The display will show actual temperatures.
Enter the diagnostic mode by pressing both the freezer temperature (COLDER and WARMER) pads and
the refrigerator temperature (COLDER and WARMER) pads simultaneously. All four pads must be held for
approximately 3 seconds. Blinking "00"s in both the freezer and refrigerator sections of the display indicate
the refrigerator has entered the test mode. Remove fi ngers within 5 seconds and press any pad to lock-in
the test mode. The blinking "00"s will change over to solid (non-blinking) "0"s when the test mode is lockedin.
Failure to lock-in the test mode within 30 seconds will time out the test and return the refrigerator to the
normal cooling mode.

After this is a chart showing the numbers for the tests.

I can get to the part where the display blinks 00 but then I don't know what to do and it goes back into normal mode.

 

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