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Offline rcorcelli@cogeco.ca

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 04:57:07 PM »

AJ: don't forget,......Whirlpool/RCA and Kenmore are the same as GE.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2012, 05:13:34 PM »
Now I'm confused. :2funny:

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2012, 05:16:11 PM »
....all made in the same factory, Hal!

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2012, 02:45:40 PM »
rcorcelli@cogeco.caLet us no how you made out on your refrigerator.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2012, 02:56:01 PM »
Hey Dab: I have the new motherboard but as it has a bunch of instructions about "eliminating thermistor wire" and "cut green wire in capacitor board", I thought I would wait until I have some time next weekend to work on fridge as it is working fine despite the condenser fan motor not working.

Thanks for your interest.

Richard

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2012, 03:11:21 PM »
You can use a small box fan to cool the compressor if need to be until you install the board.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2012, 03:11:46 PM »
There's nothing special or difficult about installing this board. Check your serial number against what's on the instruction sheet. You probably will not have to cut anything. Simply install the board. Make sure you take static off your body by touching your fingers to unpainted metal on refrigerator. Do this before touching the new board.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2012, 03:14:15 PM »
Thanks dab and Harold!

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2012, 02:01:36 PM »
[quote author=rcorcelli@cogeco.ca link=topic=10615.msg52661#msg52661 date=1345049777]
Supply voltage at J2 terminal block on motherboard is 13.00 DCV.
Signal voltage at J2 terminal block on motherboard is 13.00 DCV.
Supply voltage at motor terminal connector is 13.00 DCV.
Signal voltage at motor terminal connector is 13.00 DCV.


were those voltages measurements taken while the Fan was connected ?
(should be)

from the installation instructions:
All BOTTOM FREEZER models:
STEP 2 ELIMINATE THERMISTOR WIRE IN PIN 2 OF J1 CONNECTOR
STEP 4 CUT GREEN WIRE IN CAPACITOR BOARD
 
 
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 02:08:22 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2012, 11:08:29 AM »
Hey all my appliance chat friends:

Have installed new motherboard and new condenser fan motor.

Condenser fan motor still doesn't turn however a section of the fan case, near the wire input area, gets warm and the motor shaft seems to have a "catch" when turning the shaft manually. It turns free when unplugged.

Other than that,....fridge works fine and it's 80F in our area today.

Still puzzled in Ontario

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2012, 01:35:52 PM »
I'm assuming this is ANOTHER new condenser motor. If that's the case, it sounds as I previously stated that there is an open circuit on that motor somewhere between the board and the motor.

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 02:32:29 PM »
Check from J2 harness and to condenser fan harness with ohm meter.I have never seen this with problem with harness or wiring before but those small pins and connectors anything can happen.I would thing it would be at a connection.Like the J2 or condenser harness.What do you think harold?

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Re: GE # GDS20KBSAWW Bottom Freezer Fridge
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2012, 05:19:45 PM »
Well, I'm assuming that two new condenser motors have been installed and a mother board, the only thing left in my experience is connecting wiring. The condenser motor is controlled directly by the mother board. It is in the compressor circuit. If the compressor is running, then the condensor motor should be on and running. I would ohm out each circuit from board to motor.