I have a GE Side by side Fridge Model GSS25JEMD, Serial # TD231975. The fridge got really hot on the door jam between the fridge and freezer. The condenser fan was not turning and the condenser was quite dusty. After removing the fan and cleaning the condenser, I found these measurements at the connector for the condenser motor. With the Fridge at room temperature (75 Deg F) and plugged in:
From the white wire (ground) to the red wire was 13.38 Volts DC
The white wire to the Yellow wire had no voltage.
The white wire to the Red wire measured 13.46 Volts DC.
The motor has a 4th blue wire, but the fridge does not have a wire in that connector.
I followed the wires up to the main control board and got the same measurements with the motor plugged in and unplugged.
With the motor disconnected I measured:
1.566K ohm from white to red
I also measured 2.7 M ohm from Yellow to white, and reversing the meter leads on the white to yellow seems to charge up a cap from the current in the meter.
Yellow to red measures exactly the same as white to yellow, including reversing the meter leads and watching it charge a cap.
White to blue measures 7.24 K ohms
After I cleaned the condenser coil, I placed a small AC fan on the coil and the fridge seemed to run just fine.
Here are my problems: The service schematic diagram is missing from the toe kick on the front of the fridge and I can’t seem to find it online.
How to I make the motor spin to verify it is good? I have power supplies and pulse generators that I can use.
Is there a schematic diagram for the control board?
If I can verify the motor is good then I guess I need to order the main control board? Is there any other problem like a limit switch or sensor etc that could cause this problem?
ANSWER Hello Steven. Based on the information you provided, the condenser fan motor is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, March 06, 2013