A power surge caused my unit to stop working

ApplianceHotpoint Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Country at From SAYRE, OK

Mar 20, 2013

I first removed the cover on the back, I looked for burnt parts or wires and saw none, I looked through the repair files on this page to see if anyone else had the same problem and found none. I decided to start at the compressor and replace the parts there, which was the overload protector and the Ptcr, after replacing these parts my compressor still not work, then I replaced the start run Capacitor and the compressor still not work so I decided to go for broke and replace the Main Control Board, when I took it out I saw a burnt area on the back and I knew this is what I should have replaced first. After installing the new board I plugged it in and it started working, it's still not real cold but its only been an hour or so, I still may have to replace another part, and that would be the defrost thermal switch, I'll repost if I have to do this.

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Part Number: PS287972

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Part Number: PS963827

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