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GE Shoctronic Blues
« on: October 22, 2011, 01:39:30 PM »
Larry brought a few thangs over this morning. That monogram ice box that is dead turns out the dude has 2 of them. So I get to remove the parts from the good one to see if I can get the other one going.
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 01:52:09 PM »
More from the swamp: Larry also brought by 2 boards. He was working on a GE ice box and installed this board in the ice box and it immediately glowed red and burnt a part up in it. I told him I thought that was a direct result of not replacing the fan motor from what I have read. Is anyone familiar with this? I advised him to also change the motors when swapping the board. Because I read the fan motor can spike the board. Is this correct?


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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 01:57:26 PM »
Finally the dang GE dryer that had the bad inlet thermister was replaced and the idiot thang all it does is countdown and say clean filter.

It is a shame you cannot get any info online about these crappy GE electronics. I was listening to the GE CEO on the news talking about GE going global and I wonder if he even gives a dayum about quality anymore? I hope the GE spys that frequent this forum comment on that one.
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 02:54:30 PM »
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do you have power to the motor ..??
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 03:50:41 PM »
That is what I gotta check. Let me ask you this. On that working monogram the light comes on shes down to 34 degrees and everthing is fine. I took the control panel board off and looked at both sides of the broken monogram. IF the control panel was the problem the light would still work right? I am thinking the main power supply is bad. I am going to swap that out first because that control panel is a pain in the asz to replace. TIP you have to remove the board to plug it in and then snap the board back onto the eschrucheon. A real pain in the butt.
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 06:25:28 PM »
do you have a model number for them ice boxes?
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 06:49:20 PM »
I got em turned around now. I will check tomorrow and get back to you.
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 07:36:54 PM »
ZIBS240PBSS

Today I removed the power supply and could not find any obvious looking failures but I did detect a hint of electric something or other near the transformer on the board. It does not appear to be all that tough to replace. I put it back into the bad ice box and kept my cold beer in the good one over the weekend.  :2funny:

The board has a huge power supply mounted on it. Anyone have any idea?
I have 2 of these sitting side by side. One works the other does not. I don't want to be the one that screws the working one up.
Plugging in the board could easily spike the good one if I have a bad fan motor. Larry is like go ahead and swap boards. He done already fried one in another machine.
 
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 09:34:05 PM »
Here is a two service sheets that i have for a ZIBS240
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 09:35:02 PM »
here is the other one...
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 11:05:50 PM »
"Power up unit / turn unit on
 Ensure green indicator light on for icemaker
 Place hand in front of freezer fan outlet and feel for cool air,
listen/feel for compressor, watch for interior light"

Their is no light. That to me indicates a failure from the power supply wouldn't you say?
I checked the cord and power is getting to the supply board.
Getting nothing from the touchpad, nothing running at all, no ice maker indication light, no interior light on, no nothing.
 That to me points towards the main board.
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Re: GE Shoctronic Blues
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 11:39:27 PM »
Gonna proceed with caution on this. I am going to go ahead tomorrow and remove the good touchpad from the good machine and attach it to the bad one. If everything wakes up I am gonna know it is the touchpad which I strongly suspect it is not. Then I will inform Larry his buddy with 2 fancy bar ice boxes is gonna need a 500 dollar power supply board.

So am I on the right track? I need feedback people. :tickedoff:
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