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PSS26SGPASS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for PSS26SGPASS parts

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Temperature panel showing Error Code

  • Customer: mark from Skokie IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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This fridge had been slowly dying over the past 3 years. First to go was the Ice Maker/Water control. It wasn't the switches, it was something else. Then it was the compressor acting up, making lots of noise, running all the time. Finally the temperature of the Freezer failed. But after unplugging and restarting, it began to work again. By this time we emptied the thing out and just left it there to see what would happen, while pricing out new replacement refrigerators. Finally the compressor stopped and the temperature panel was blank except for an error code. HSR maybe, I don't remember now. But I was resigned to buying a new $2000 refrigerator. I don't know why, but I did not want to gamble on calling in a service man. Acting on a hunch, I did a BING search on the error code and my model number. The best hit was the PartSelect video showing how easy it is to replace the main board. Reading the description, all of the problems solved by this fix were ones that we had with ours. So I convinced my wife to take a shot at spending the $160 to fix the fridge, and maybe save $2000. So I did it. The video instruction was easy to follow, and I have done some repair work, and built my own computers before, so it was not out of my realm of experience. Short story: It worked, and the fridge is working better than ever.

OEM motherboard dead.

  • Customer: Sherry from Maybrook NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Ordered another motherboard from GE. Received shipment in less than 3 days. Replacement motherboard was packed very well. Installation took about 5 minutes with a common screwdriver. 4 hours after installation the refrigerator and bottom freezer were back at normal temps. Saved myself hundreds of dollars by doing it myself.

Mother board ticking noise/freezer periodically stopped freezing

  • Customer: Ronald from Virginia Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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Followed the excellent video provided by Parts Select. That's all you gave to do! Anyone, I mean anyone, could do this repair following the video!

Fridge/Freezer stopped working

  • Customer: Brian from Flagstaff AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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The Part Select videos made the repair super easy. Monkey see -monkey do. One thing that should be stated more strongly is that you need to UNPLUG THE APPLIANCE SO YOU DON'T SHORT OUT THE MOTHERBOARD. Accidentally shorting out the motherboard makes the repair much more expensive.

Came home Found Ref/ Freezer completly defrosted

  • Customer: Robert from Trenton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Using Nut Driver. Removed about 8 screws, removed all wire plugs. Then removed circuit board from back of freezer Installed new board and wire plugs, connected power cord and turned freezer back on

Ice dispencer didn't work

  • Customer: Donald from Montecello IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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per instructions supplied with main electronic control board. was much easier than I thought it might be.

Auto dipense of water and ice inop

  • Customer: James from Broken Arrow OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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First determined my modle did not require any of the wire mods descibed on the instructions. Removed power and three cover plate screws. Removed board connectors. Calapsed board anchors and removed board. Removed existing ground wire from board. Installed ground wire on new board and installed board on four mounts. installed connectors and replaced cover and screws. I did wear playtex gloves so as not to cause a static short and wipe out the new board. Took off the bottom panel and cleaned condensor fan cage while I had the fridge out. Secured, plugged in fridge, works real fine, lasts a long time.

Fridge clicked and stopped working

  • Customer: William from Rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Took out old circuit board and put in new one.Works great now!

Door for ice maker sticking and not wanting to shut

  • Customer: Garth from Salinas CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed front control panel for depensing ice. Removed solenoid and replaced with new. Replaced tention spring for door. Took approx. 20 min. to complete job

Water and ice despenser not working!

  • Customer: sammy from modesto CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed front Trim panel of despenser. Took pictures every step just incase! Remove control panel, push up and out! Remove 4 Phillip screws. Pull out Ice funnel, replaced torsion spring installed new one on ice funnel. Installed new micro switch by ice funnel. Recess crank removed from door were ice comes out. Installed new one . Cleaned all parts inside. Installed everything back! Easy took about a half hour,taking my time! Saved me about $300 . Thanks PartSelect.com!

frostiing and iceing inside freezer door.

  • Customer: Daniel from Englewood FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Followed instruction video to replace flapper,dispenser door recess crank and torsion spring. Turns out all these parts were good, however the solenoid valve was crusted with rust. Remved valve and cleaned plunger with knife,sandpaper and wd40. Wala everything is back to normal.

Replace Refrigerator Gasket

  • Customer: Robert from Santa Clarita CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The customer service was outstanding. Ordered Monday and part arrive next day. I used a nongrease silicon spray on the gasket and it slipped into the slot without a problem.

Auger motor wouldn't stop running.

  • Customer: Thomas from Manassas VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed control panel. Snapped out pretty easily. Removed flapper assembly (4 small screws). Replaced micro switch by prying it away from its holder (unsnaps easily). Disconnected the two wires leading to the micro switch and connected them to the new microswitch and reinstalled switch in reverse order. Cost of switch, approximately $13 including shipping. Saved a ton of money doing it myself.

Water dispenser would not fill a glass completely

  • Customer: Jay from Oceanside CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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The trouble with DIYers is that they don't have very much experience with and the benefit of several repairs on the same appliance. So they must rely on their mechanical abilities and the youtube help of Steve. So they must resort to eliminating the variables as their diagnostic approach. In my case I was unable to find the exact description of my problem, so I began with what seemed like the most likely and the least expensive replacement. So after I had replaced the water valve, the micro switch and the main board I finally found the problem was the water filter by ordering and installing a water bypass valve which I did not have readily available at the start.

Micro Switch out on water/ice dispenser

  • Customer: Gerald from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used putty knife to pry off frame from around dispensing unit. Pulled circuit board forward and unscrewed dispensing mechanism. located micro switch and replaced. Reinstalled dispensing unit, circuit board and frame.
All Instructions for the PSS26SGPASS
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