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PFS22SISBSS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the refrigerator repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Intermittent low-pitched whistling sound (about 450 Hz) coming from freezer compartment, VERY annoying to my wife.

  • Customer: Frank from Brevard, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled fridge forward for access to rear of unit. Disconnedted 110 v. power plug, removed 3 self-tapping screws from the small access panel. Unplugged about 5 plugs from the defective Control Board, plus one grounding connector. Removed defective board by compressing each of the 4 nylon retaining clips (one of which was quite stubborn)with long-nosed pliers. Snapped the new Board onto the nylon retaining clips and re-connected all the plugs. Positioned the grounding connecter under one of the self-tapping screws, then tightened all 3 screws. Plugged the fridge back in, and voila! - no more whistling sound. Marriage saved.

Refrigerator would not stay cold and freezer thawed out

  • Customer: Harvery from Madras, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
My wife got on line looked up hotpoint parts, found this web site, navigated the possible solutions, ordered the part, and I installed myself. My wife could have repaired this part. I wish all repairs were this easy to repair, without calling a so called professional to do it. I am a do it yourself person, seldom call anyone to repair things, and I do get annoyed when I can't buy a part without going through a repair man. Love this web site and will definately keep this as my favorite web site. I JUST FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAME WITH THE PART! VERY EASY TO INSTALL. Once the control board was mounted everything clipped together easily.

Motherboard shorted out

  • Customer: Ken from Bakersfield, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed rear cover, replaced board one connection at a time reattached back plate after thourghly cleaning all dust and lint from the unit.
Saved approximately $200.00 on the installation, it was quite easy and operation was self evident with only two nut drivers.

fridge stopped working, not cold

  • Customer: dan from tarzana, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
repair man came, estimate of $400 to fix the motherboard. I went online, got the part for less than $150 and fixed myself in short time! First time repairing an appliance.

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

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

ice cubes maker worked intermittently

  • Customer: john from Vero Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
turn off water. turn off electricity. empty freezer section of frozen food. remove ice bucket. loosen two screws holding IM to wall of refrigerator. lift off icemaker, and then unplug it as you remove it. INSTALL new IM by: putting new water funnel onto new IM. attaching adapter cord to IM. plug in IM electrical cord to refrigerator and then hang the new IM onto the two loosened screws on the refrig wall. Now tighten the two screws. the extra adapter electrical cord hangs below the new IM, but does not get in the way when you reinstall old ice bucket. reload food, turn on elec and water. PS. i had a crack in the casing of the new IM, so i got a new one, but that one was cracked too. so i just installed the second cracked one. hope it is not a problem.

Evap motor and icemaker unusual noises

  • Customer: Leonard from Carthage, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug refer.Rear rectangular plate conceals PC board. Gently remove modular connecters from old PC. Pinch each plastic anchor with needlenose while gently lifting board until free. Be delicate! Install in reverse. Each mod. plug can only be attached to its respective connection point on the board. A common repair after power surge/lightening strike caused evap. motor to whine and groan and icemaker to snap and bang. I do this for a living but no problem for you either.

Cooling compartment is out but the freezer is icy

  • Customer: BIEN from CEDAR PARK, TX
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
For I am not good at the English so that I am some what difficult to show my repairing procedure and here what I do as follow but at first I rely on The PartSelect Diagram in order finding out which component might be defective. My opinion to the problem is Thermalstat Sensor so that I proceeded to check if it was defective. I used Ohm meter measure the internal switch contact from the sensor and see that it is active. And after that I have turned my doubt to The electronic board controller. It is this, the culprit. The malfunction in the Board.
If you had your experience in Electronic repairing, you would simply done the replacement for the larger Capacitor from the Board. Contrarily you should perform the replacement for whole Electronic Board. Thank you to PartSelect for provided Diagram to Customer.

No cooling,no temp LED display,clicking noise.

  • Customer: cuong from MURRIETA, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed small back cover,and replaced Main Control Board.It was simple job.

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
  • 2 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
install icemaker water was allways delivered to previous unit water is not being delivered to icemaker still having difficulty

middle rail cracked

  • Customer: Susan from Swansea, MA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 26 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!!!

Refrigerator & Freezer not defrosting

  • Customer: Searle A. from Lincoln, ME
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 21 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.

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
  • 20 of 321 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
  • 22 of 953 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.
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