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GSL25JFTABS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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ref. or freezer would not maintain temp.

  • Customer: Wickham from Bedford, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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put a new control panel on, no problems. took about fifteen minutes.

Ice machine & Water not working as well as uneven cooling

  • Customer: Michael from Washington, DC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I simply replaced the motherboard which was very simple and straight forward. No I do have an engineering background and understand the importance of RTFM..... That being said I spent more time cleaning the floor under the refer than replacing the MB. Great success and will certainly order again if and when the time calls.

Unit making surging noises and water/ice dispenser not working

  • Customer: David from Sackets Harbor, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair video was great, made the repairs very easy. Once the old main electrical control board was changed out, the unit started to work good. I also vacuumed the back of the unit where dust had built up around critical air flow areas. I am still having trouble with the filtered water not working. I was thinking the trouble might be the water flow check valve. The cubed ice and crushed ice both work great. The freezer is set on 1 and the refrigerator on the 2 setting. I have found where the water spout comes out of the door, if the ice flapper door does not seal properly, the water freezes at the curve of the water spout. I open the freezer door for 10 or so minuets and that's enough to thaw the spout for use. The cost to do the repairs myself was $160. I saved hundreds of dollars. Thanks PartSelect. Dave,

stuck relay caused the refrigerator to cool for a few days and then go hot

  • Customer: Paul from Deerfield, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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Very simple repair. Watched the installation video of the motherboard on PartSelect.com. and followed the steps. Took me longer to pull the refrigerator out away from the wall than it did to do the installation. Do pay attention to how you remove the plugs from the old motherboard so you plug them in correctly on the new one. We amateurs tend to over think our projects. Watch the video of the pro. Follow their instructions. Be very happy and satisfied with the results. And, remember, ALWAYS unplug your appliance. No shortcuts.

Refrigerator not cooling.

  • Customer: Rene from Canyon Country, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged power cord, removed back panel, disconnected wires, removed existing control board, installed new control board, reconnected wires, replaced back panel, plugged in power cord. The video instructions made it really easy. Saved at least $100.00 doing it myself. Awesome!

Clicking sound. Compressor tried to start with each click, but would not start. Temperature display not lit.

  • Customer: Arnold from Hoodsport, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The instruction sheet (2-pages) supplied with the main control board were simple to follow. I removed the cover in back, carefully unplugged all the cable connectors, unscrewed the green ground wire, and lightly pinched the four white mounting pins with my fingers to release the old board. I then snapped the new board onto the four white pins, plugged all the cables back in, attached the ground wire under the closest available screw, and closed it up. I did not need to cut any wires. Plugged the refrigerator in and it's been running fine all day. The whole job took less than 10 minutes.

Started ticking like a bomb and losing coolness

  • Customer: Ron from Bowie, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the Parts Select video step-by-step. It was exactly as the video described and took about 5 minutes (though I already had the cover off). Almost a week later and the refrigerator is running fine.

no ice or water. clicking noise.light on door dim and gets dimmer when trying to dispence ice

  • Customer: richard from north andover, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed cover for main board, unplugged wires,pinched 4 clippes with needle nose pliers,removed old main board,installed new main board in reverse order. replaced cover and plug in fridge and everything was working like new

The compressor was running but not cooling the fridge

  • Customer: PHILIP from ROSELLE, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The main control board is situated at the rear of the freezer bottom right hand side there are about 12 screws holding the cover in place a nut driver is perfect to speed up removal of this cover. At this stage you can see several plugs on the board remove as many of these as you can with the board still place however there are couple which cannot be removed with the board in place be careful not to pull on the wires when removing the pugs(don't worry about where they go as they are all different and will only go in one location) The main board is held in place by four nylon stand off posts with barb retainer clips to remove these you must squeeze the barb in with some pliers and lift the board at the same time I did the two at one end then the two at the other end once you have removed the board remove the remaining plugs the power in and the plug on the left hand edge of the board. The new board I received was slightly different to mine as it can be used on several models of freezers be sure to read the instruction that come with the new board to ensure you remove or install links as stated in the installation notes. Again you cannot get the plugs in the wrong place as they are different I was able to install most of the plugs prior to fitting the board on the stand off posts at this point care must taken to ensure all of the bunches cables are going to be clear of the cover this was most time consuming as there is a lot of extra wire, once this was completed I replaced the cover with a nut driver and tested the freezer with a thermometer placed in the freezer compartment after about 30 minutes the temperature started dropping (the compressor sounded different more powerful!! all done.

Refrigerator stopped getting cold.

  • Customer: John from La jolla, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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I had called "Affordable Appliance" to send a repairman to assess our problem. A horrible man - rude, dirty, taciturn - came to our house. He took the cover off of the panel on the back of the fridge. He determined that the master control board had to be replaced. He demanded $630.00 to replace that part. I said "no thanks" and sent him on his way. I then called Part Select and ordered that same part. It cost $155.00 + shipping & handling. It arrived the very next day and I installed it in very few minutes and it is working perfectly. The gentleman who answered the phone at Part Select could not have been more helpful. He was wonderful.

Heard a buzzing noise, smelled burnt electrical, unit stopped running but had internal lights. No temp. control functions.

  • Customer: Mark from Temecula, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Looked for source of burnt electrical smell. Strong odor from where circuit board is located. Removed board and found black burn area on back side of board. Ordered new circuit board and crossed my fingers nothing else was wrong. Replaced and works like a champ. $150 repair beats $2000 replacement every time. Wife not so thrilled. Was hoping for new refrigerator.

All refrigerator functions stopped working except for the interior lights. No cooling or freezing, front control panel lights were off, no water was dispensed, ice maker not producing ice, etc.

  • Customer: Kerry from Howard, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out the refrigerator, removed the bottom panel cover to expose motherboard panel. Removed mother board panel, followed instuctions on YouTube to replace the motherboard: I plugged the fridge in after the motherboard was installed and the compressor fired up and everything was working again.

fluctuating temperatures on both the refrigerator and freezer

  • Customer: John from Seaford, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed video

clicking noise

  • Customer: Terese from Racine, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First we googled the GE site and entered in our model number and that is where we found out what the problem may be. We ordered the part, which we were amazed that it came so quickly. It was installed in less than 5 monutes and "boom" problem solved and my fridge is working again with no clicking sound.

Home repair reported bad main electrical control board

  • Customer: ARNOLD from Simi Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Upon receiving the original GE part from Part Select, I read the installation instruction and specific bulletins with in the document then proceeded with removing & replacing the main electric control board. Being an original GE part save a lot of time due to all wiring coupling to board was identical to original so it was simple as unplugging several wire coupling and plugging in to new board. This was extremely easy and I finished in 15 minutes which saved me at least $500 compared to the in home repair service or having to buy a $1500 new refrigerator.
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