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    gss22ufpcww GE

    This is the one I sold as a garage fridge. I ran this thing for 2 or 3 weeks. Held temps good. I sold it. Guy let it hit sort of hard when H eswent to stand it up in his truck. I told him he needed to be careful when unloading it and not let it hit the ground hard.

    I was worried it might break a line or break the df heater.

    He called in about a week and said it was not cooling in the food compartment.
    When I went out there the fans weren't running and th ecompressor felt pretty warm. I thought maybe a connection was jarred loose. I unplugged it to check a few connections making sure they were good. I plugged it back in and the fans both started running and it was blowing old air into the food compartment.

    Thought I got lucky. Should have known better and checked it more thorughly. Told him not to put anything perishable in for a week or so that we might have a defrost problem since there was ice in the bottom drawer in the freezer.

    Sure enough in a few days he called again. I went back and same thing, unplug it for a few minutes and it would work. Now I am suspecting timer problem or weak compressor. I did check the df stat. It stays closed even when cold. It is a new stat.
    Would the df stat staying closed cause this? The freezer would remain cold, but the food compartment would not get air flow since the fan would not be working after a while, not sure how long.
    Btw, this does not have the type timer I am used to checking. It has a little board in the food compartment.

    My suspicions are: weak compressor (I did not get a reading on the windings), df stat, timer board main board damaged in the move.

    He did tell me the food compartment door came off as they were unloading it. Thinking whoever helped him unload was holding it by the bottom of the door as they came off the truck with it and th edoor came off letting it hit the ground hard.

    My intentions are to replace the df stat and maybe put a hard start on the compressor. Also to make sure the drain is clear. The heater checked to be good.

    I mentioned before I was not sure about the frost pattern. It did not seem the same all the way up the evaporator.

    What gets me though is it ran so good here before I sold it.

    Comment?

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    the fans weren't running and the compressor felt pretty warm. I thought maybe a connection was jarred loose. I unplugged it to check a few connections making sure they were good. I plugged it back in and the fans both started running and it was blowing old air into the food compartment.
    I went back and same thing, unplug it for a few minutes and it would work
    Sounds more like a bad board to me. Have to be unplugged, then when power is reapplied the fans start to work again.

    Garage frdige-main-control-board-wr55x10942-01091475-jpg Main Control Board

    My suspicions are: weak compressor
    Won't stop the fans from working.

    df stat
    Won't stop the fans from working.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
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    I should have said the compressor and the fans would be off until I unplugged it for a little bit event hough the compressor felt warm. Made me wonder if the compressor is having a hard time starting when called to do so. With my luck the board got damaged somehow. About tired of fooling with it.

    Was thinking about the stat again and remembered it has to reach !40 before it opens! Guess I will check it on a hot plate.

    Leaning a little toward suspecting the board now. Any idea what would cause the board to work then quit until unplugged for a little while? Is it that both fans and th ecompressor quit that makes you suspect the board? It is almost like the compressor is getting stuck since it is very warm when I get there. Maybe the run windings bad. I may check that when I go back out there. Maybe a hard start?


    Is it reasonable to think it may have gotten damaged if the fridge was allowed to hit the ground hard? The reason I mention that is we had discussed earlier about the frost pattern looking a little off when it was working and you said something about it may be a little weak.

    Have a chance to bid on another that was staying cold for long periods of time. Now it gets cold then warm again. Little gun shy on it!
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    Have a chance to bid on another that was staying cold for long periods of time. Now it gets cold then warm again. Little gun shy on it!
    I hate intermittent issues!!!!!!!

    Any idea what would cause the board to work then quit until unplugged for a little while?
    It's a GE, and a common issue

    Is it reasonable to think it may have gotten damaged if the fridge was allowed to hit the ground hard?
    Possible. Look for any burnt spots on the board.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
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