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PFS22SISBSS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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burn out board

  • Customer: MARIBEL from AUSTIN TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
unplug old and put new one in very easy thanx maribel castelan

does not fill ice maker this was not original problem

  • Customer: Salvatore from New City NY
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
install icemaker water was allways delivered to previous unit water is not being delivered to icemaker still having difficulty

was not working

  • Customer: junior from elma WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
installed the part

Refrigerator & Freezer not defrosting

  • Customer: Searle A. from Lincoln ME
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced thermodisk (Fuse-M). Did not solve the problem. Found Burn Mark on Mother board. Replaced Motherboard. Freezer still frozen. Waited 17 hours never defrosted. After 17 hours defrosted freezer and now waiting to see what the refrigerator is going to do about defrosting. There is continunity through the thermodisk and the defrost coil.

middle rail cracked

  • Customer: Susan from Swansea MA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
look at how part was in before you take it out - I didn't and it took me three times longer!!!

Appeared the fan condensor motor had went out. Then the display seem to only work part of the time. It was the main board!

  • Customer: Mary from Elk City OK
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 18 of 309 people found this instruction helpful
Always unplug your appliance for safety reasons first. Remove the 4 screws on the Main panel cover. It is about 6" X 8". Mine was on the left hand side as you face the BACK of the refridgerator. Follow the instructions that come with the part for your appliance. Ours has 4 plastic pop tabs, be very careful not to break these. With a pair of pliers, squeeze the tabs together and carefully pull each corner foward. Replace the new board and put all of the plugs back in the correct places. Put the cover back on and replace the screws. Plug your appliance back in. Not a bad repair. It was just the problem of the several different issues including the refridgerator not cooling. Our freezer was still very cold and would make ice. The first thing we had was a condenser fan motor. This fan is ran by the main board. Then the display in the fridge didn't work all of the time. Finally it was not cooling properly. As we were replacing the main board, we noticed a few variances in the two. It appears to have some different transistors and some have been added. It is my opinion that this was a factory default part.

Ice and Water Dispenser Broken and Constant Clicking Sound

  • Customer: JOSH from Auburn AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 21 of 952 people found this instruction helpful
The ice and water dispenser seemed to be not working because of some sort of power failure because the lights would dim when the dispenser was activated. Also it got to the point that a continuous clicking noise would come on when the fan kicked on. I took the casing off the back of the frig and examined the computer board only to find the clicking noise coming from a component toward the bottom of the board with what looked like a switch on it. Which made sense, so I came on here and read other reviews, ordered this part, it came in a few days, I replaced it with ease, and everything started working again. If you've ever worked with any type of computer board or components this will be a breeze, if not, it'll take a little more figuring out, but still easy. Ask a friends who's comfortable around computer boards to come over and do it before you call a repair guy.

freezer and fridge warm

  • Customer: Brian from Bluemont VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
diagnose problem would not come out of defrost cycle researched issue on line with model & serial # found issues with control board and boards were upgraded purchased new board installed in 15 minutes and been working fine

Both, refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling. Fan was working, but the compressor didn’t turn on.

  • Customer: PAULO from HIALEAH FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all, you must watch the video on the partselect.com site. The video helps a lot. Then, you can start disconnecting the power cable; unscrew the cover of the main control board. Disconnected the connections from the old board. Unplug the board with a help of a small plier. Installed the new board, connect all connections back. Put the cover back. Connect back the power cable. Unit is running as a brand new.

Ice maker not making ice and leaking

  • Customer: Andy from Ft Pierce FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the front cover of the icemaker assembly and found that the gears were not meshing properly and therefore slipping. I removed the front panel and found that the white plastic cam unit under the large gear wheel had disengaged from the hole in the front plate which is why the gears were slipping. I refitted the cam and wheel and it worked fine but stopped again for the same reason the next day. As the plate appeared to be buckled somehow (not user repairable) and, as the unit was leaking and pooling water (which froze) in the collection unit, I decided to change the whole icemaker.

Ordered about 1300 on a Thursday, it arrived the next day at noon and was fitted straight away. As others have mentioned, the extension cable required to fit into my old fridge made it quite cumbersome however with a bit of juggling and persuasion, I got it to fit into the cut out corner of the ice container so it is completely out of the way. Job done in about 35 minutes, making ice in an hour.

My refrigerator had a clicking noise

  • Customer: John from El Sobrante CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video on the main control board removal and installation I had no problem replacing it. It was very simple.

Refrigerator Running Warm, evaporator is not defrosting.

  • Customer: Edwin from Quincy CA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed and tested defrost heater, tests good. 2. Reinstalled defrost heater. 3. Removed and tested defrost over-temperature sensor, tests good. 4. Reinstalled over-temperature sensor using soldering iron, dielectric silicone grease, and heat-shrink tubing. 5. Removed the control printed circuit board and checked for blown fuse's, fuse's are all good. 6. Removed the defrost relay from the printed circuit board using soldering iron, bench tested the relay, it is good. 7. Soldered defrost relay back onto the circuit board, and reinstalled control board. 8. Removed and bench tested evaporator thermistor, the resistance is out of specification, ordered new thermister. 9. Installed new thermistor using soldering iron, dielectric silicone grease, and heat-shrink tubing. 10. Re-assembled refrigerator. 11. Installed temperature monitoring and recording instrumentation for 72 hour test. The defrost cycle is running correctly with a defrost termination temperature of around 90 deg-f. The defrost cycle ran twice while running the 72 hour test. 11. Removed test instrumentation and Put the unit back into service, The thermistor was the culprit. I bought the right part on the first shot, nice.

freezer cold fresh food side not cold evaporator covered in ice.

  • Customer: Ignacio from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I changed the defrost thermostat and the evaporator thermistor and the main control board I didnt change the defrost heater because I tested it for continuity and it did have continuity, the freshfood section and freezer section thermistors had 16.3 k ohms + - 5 % so I didnt change those, and the problem got worst now the freezer section wont cool under 40 degrees and the fresh food section is about 50 - 60 degrees I might as well put the old board on at least the freezer was actualy freezing for a week or so, before it needed defrosting.

unit not cooling or freezing

  • Customer: David from Omaha TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
contacted partselect online,chose part from part listings and ordered the part online. PartSelect sent the part quickly and I changed it as soon as it came in. Took about 20 minutes total.This is a good web site and i will recomend it to others. The ice maker won't work now so I'll have to order the parts to fix that.

Ice Maker not making ice

  • Customer: George from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on the GE site was great. Showed step by step instructions on how to remove the old ice maker and install the new one. Also helpful was the detail on the water chute which needed to be moved from the old ice make to the new one. Saved hundreds of dollars by not having to have a repairman do this work for me.
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