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GE Consumer Home Services Training

TECHNICAL SERVICE GUIDE
Monogram Side-By-Side Refrigerators With Electronic Controls

GEA01265

MODEL SERIES: ZIS360NM ZIS420NM ZIS480NM ZIS_360DM ZIS_420DM ZIS_480DM

PUB # 31-9091

03/02

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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The information in this service guide is intended for use by individuals possessing adequate backgrounds of electrical, electronic, and mechanical experience. Any attempt to repair a major appliance may result in personal injury and property damage. The manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible for the interpretation of this information, nor can it assume any liability in connection with its use.

WARNING
To avoid personal injury, disconnect power before servicing this product. If electrical power is required for diagnosis or test purposes, disconnect the power immediately after performing the necessary checks.

RECONNECT ALL GROUNDING DEVICES
If grounding wires, screws, straps, clips, nuts, or washers used to complete a path to ground are removed for service, they must be returned to their original position and properly fastened.

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Table of Contents
Technical Data ........................................................................................................................ 3 Model Nomenclature .............................................................................................................. 4 Rating Plate ...................................................................................................................... 4 Mini-Manual ....................................................................................................................... 4 Serial Number ................................................................................................................... 5 Component Locator Views ..................................................................................................... 6 Cabinet .................................................................................................................................... 9 Machine Compartment ..................................................................................................... 9 Door Closure Mechanism................................................................................................ 10 Doors and Hinges ............................................................................................................ 10 Door Gaskets ..................................................................................................................... 11 Rollers and Leveling ........................................................................................................ 11 Ice and Water Dispenser ...................................................................................................... 12 Controls ............................................................................................................................ 12 Water Valve and Water Tank ......................................................................................... 13 Airflow ................................................................................................................................... 14 Damper ............................................................................................................................ 14 Evaporator Fan ................................................................................................................ 15 Condenser Fan ................................................................................................................ 19 Defrost System ...................................................................................................................... 20 Adaptive Defrost .............................................................................................................. Normal Operating Characteristics .................................................................................. Abnormal Operating Characteristics ............................................................................. Liner Protection Mode .................................................................................................... Defrost Heater .................................................................................................................. Evaporator Thermistor .................................................................................................... Defrost Overtemperature Thermodisk ........................................................................... 20 21 21 21 22 23 23

Control System ...................................................................................................................... 24 Touch Panel and Temperature Control Board .............................................................. 24 Main Control Board ......................................................................................................... 25 Main Control Board Locator Tables ............................................................................... 26 Thermistors ...................................................................................................................... 31 Climate Control Drawer ........................................................................................................ 32 Strip Circuit ...................................................................................................................... 32 Component Locator View ............................................................................................... 33 Operation ......................................................................................................................... 34 Temperature Table .......................................................................................................... 35 Climate Control Drawer Top Panel (Mullion) ................................................................ 36 Control Board and Display ............................................................................................ 36 Fan and Fan Housing ...................................................................................................... 38 Dampers ........................................................................................................................... 39 Heater ............................................................................................................................... 40 Thermistor ........................................................................................................................ 40 Airflow .............................................................................................................................. 42

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............... 60 Evaporator Fan Not Running .................................................................... 53 Fresh Food Warm ................................................................................................................................................ 53 Fresh Food Too Cold ................................................................................................................................ 44 FF/FZ Compartment Lights Diagnostic ......... 55 Freezer Warm ........................................... 50 Compressor ............ 50 Dryer ................................................................................................................ 45 Temperature Overload Device (TOD) ....................................................... 59 Heavy Frost on Evaporator ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................No Sound....... 56 Compressor Not Running .............................................................................................................................................. 45 Master Light Switch (Sabbath Switch) ..................................................................Freezer Warm ....................................................................................................................... 63 –2– ................................................... 46 Transformers ...................................................... 54 Fresh Food Warm ........................................ 49 Refrigeration System ............................................. 46 Light Bulb Replacement .. 57 Refrigerator Dead .......................................................................................... 46 Schematic ..................... 50 Condenser Loop .....................................................................................................................Freezer Normal ......................................................... 51 Evaporator ....................................................................................................................................................................................Table of Contents (cont. 51 Refrigerant Charge ............................................................................................ 45 Circuit Breakers ................................................................................. 62 Warranty ........... No Cooling ....... 50 Condenser ....... 51 Diagnostic Mode ...................................................................................................................................................) Compartment Lights ........................Freezer Normal .................................................................................................................................................... 44 Door Switches .......................................................................................................................... 52 Diagnostic Flowcharts ................................................................................... 58 Damper Door Does Not Operate....Fresh Food Normal ........................................................................................................................ 61 Condenser Fan Not Running .................................................................................................................................................

............................................ Model ZIS 48: 58..14.................... **For model ZIS 36: WR55X10166............................... Caution: To avoid personal injury when servicing the condensing unit........................................... WR55X10025 Damper Assembly Fresh Food ... 36–46 ......... (-6)–6 ................. WR84X10038 Compressor ............. WR60X10049 Evaporator Fan Motor .................. Important Safety Notice: This information is intended for use by individuals possessing adequate backgrounds of electrical........ screws..140 °F-90 °F Electrical Rating: 115 VAC 60 Hz................... WR08X10015 Run Capacitor (15 uF) ......................... 26 inches Minimum Equalized Pressure @ 70 °F.2 kWh/mo..Technical Data WARNING: Disconnect power cord before servicing....... Model ZIS 42: WR55X10164..............** Relay ... stand on a ladder which will give enough support to allow removal of the top panel and safely allow access to service the unit.......... 0.. WR87X10042 Condenser................................................ °F ......... WR60X10083 Condenser Fan Blade .......................... WR60X10085 Evaporator ..........2 kWh/mo............6 kWh/mo.... 1-EV) ........................ °F ............... (-4)–3 Percent Running Time.......................................... straps.... 72 PSIG @ 90 °F....50 mA Maximum Ground Path Resistance ......................... and mechanical experience....... Model ZIS 48: WR55X10162.........88 PSIG Refrigerant Charge (R134a) ........0 amp Maximum Current Leakage.................................. All parts of this appliance capable of conducting electrical current are grounded.......... If grounding wires................ Model ZIS 48D: WR55X10158. WR50X10035 Overtemperature Thermodisc Evaporator ..... nor can it assume any liability in connection with its use............... 0............................60 °F-45 °F Light Thermostat .......50 oz Evaporator Heat Exchanger Suction Tube ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS Max Defrost Control W/No Door Openings ......................1 kWh/mo.............. REFRIGERATION SYSTEM Compressor ........................ 41–46 ... * Condenser Dryer NO LOAD PERFORMANCE CONTROL POSITION 37-0 °F and 70 °F 90 °F AMBIENT TEMPERATURE OF Fresh Food...... WR86X0096 Orange Orange Black Black Overload Overload Run Run Capacitor Capacitor Green Green (Ground) (Ground) *For Models ZIS 36 & ZIS 36D: 51..... 37–48 Frozen Food................. WR60X10050 Main Board .. Note: Reconnect all grounding devices........ 53–55 High Pressure (Do NOT use) Process Tube Condenser Loop Compressor REFRIGERATION DIAGNOSIS To access the low-pressure side of the system............. Model ZIS 48D: 59.......... clips...... WR84X10037 Filter Dryer ..... Any attempt to repair a major appliance may result in personal injury and property damage............ 1-FZ....................................... The manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible for the interpretation of this information.... or washers used to complete a path to ground are removed for service.........14 ohms Energy Consumption (HUMID) .. install a WR86X0097 valve only on the process tube extending from the compressor case... WR17X11194 Condenser Fan Motor ............................................................. WR50X10036 Defrost Heater ..60 hrs @ 35 min Evap Overtemperature Thermodisc .... WR55X10167 Thermistors (2-FF. electronic.... –3– ....... nuts............... To Cabinet T Cabinet o Wiring Wiring White White REPLACEMENT PARTS HMI Temperature Control............983 Btu/hr Minimum Compressor Capacity Vacuum ........... WR60X10043 Evaporator Fan Blade ...........................................9....... WR51X10065 Drain Trough ASM ............. Model ZIS 36D: WR55X10165.............. Model ZIS 42D: WR55X10163...................WR07X10031 Overload ............. WR62X0080 Overtemperature Thermodisc Light ............ they must be returned to their original positions and properly fastened................... Models ZIS 42 & ZIS 42D: 54.....

Nondispenser Mini-Manual and Rating Plate Rating Plate The rating plate.Left Door Swing Style I . electrical voltage. the rating plate specifies the minimum installation clearances.Flat R . frequency.Trim Model Model Year L . Mini-Manual The mini-manual is located behind the grille panel at the top of the refrigerator.Black W . refrigerant charge.2nd Revision D .Stainless B .2002 Pre-Energy M .48 Inches Wide Icemaker/Exterior N .3rd Revision Etc.Monogram Door Type F . contains the model and serial numbers.1st Revision C .2002 Energy Size 480 . When done.Right L . and type. maximum amperage rating.Built-In Engineering A . located behind the grille panel at the top of the refrigerator on the right side of the evaporator box. Configuration S . return the mini-manual to its original location for future use.Model Nomenclature Z I S S 480 N M A LH Brand/Product Z . Additionally. –4– .Side by Side Color S .Initial Design B .White Blank .

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Component Locator Views Dryer Compressor Master Light Switch (Sabbath Switch) Overload & Condenser Fan PTCR Relay Figure 1 .Evaporator (Top of Freezer) –6– .Machine Compartment Evaporator Defrost Heater Evaporator Thermistor Evaporator Overtemperature Thermodisc (TOD) Figure 2 .

Light Circuit Transformers –7– .Water Valve Evaporator Fan Motor Capacitor Evaporator Fan Connector Figure 3 .Water Valve and Capacitor (Center of Machine Compartment) Figure 4 .Evaporator Fan Drawer Under Center of Unit Circuit Breakers Transformers Figure 5 .

Freezer Compartment Figure 7 .Freezer Door Switch Fresh Food Door Switch Temperature Touch Pad Icemaker Damper Airflow Grille Water Filter Auger Drive Cube Solenoid Fresh Food Thermistors Freezer Thermistor Lower Fresh Food Lights Temperature Overload Device (TOD) Temperature Overload Device (TOD) Climate Control Drawer Fan Climate Control Drawer Dampers Figure 6 .Fresh Food Compartment –8– .

Use the grille screws for adjustment when realigning the grille.) track bolts from the front of the chassis track. Remove the condenser baffle.) rear track bolts and the spacers under the rear of the chassis track. Machine Compartment Machine Compartment The machine compartment is located on the top of the unit and has a movable chassis that can be extended from the front of the unit to provide access to the refrigeration system components. Loosen 2 (7/16-in. 6. Pull the chassis forward until it reaches the stops in the tracks. Remove the wire guard and rocker switch panel. • When sliding the chassis back into position. To extend the chassis: 1. 4. 5. Remove 2 (7/16-in. working the refrigeration tubing as you pull the chassis out.Cabinet The outer case is made of prepainted galvanized steel. Rear Track Bolts Condenser Baffle The Master Light Switch (Sabbath switch) is located behind the grille panel. be certain the lines and wiring have not fallen behind the chassis. Note. 2 Screws • Front Track Bolts Chassis –9– . Caution: Avoid kinking the refrigeration lines when sliding the chassis out and back in. The liners are not removable or replaceable. Remove the grille panel by removing 2 screws from each side (see photo). 3. 2. The fresh food and freezer liners are painted metal with a smooth finish.

Two persons may be required for door removal. Door Hinge Spring Doors and Hinges The doors are of one-piece construction with foam insulation. The door closure mechanism actuator arm has a spring attached to the rear and is supported by guide rollers on either side of the base channel. Remove all food and bins from the inner door liner and tape door to cabinet. 2. 3. where the arm has a detent to permit the door to remain open at 90 degrees with minimal tension. The reverse action occurs when the door is closed. Disconnect the spring from the pin and the actuator arm. Remove the Allen head bolt. Note: Note the placement of spacers and washers for reassembly. Replace roller if excessively worn. 2. Door Adjustment Be sure the top hinge does not hit the cabinet trim. note the placement of the door stop (pin). bushing. 5. 3/16" Allen Head Bolt Pin 6. If removing the freezer door. the closure mechanism pulls the door open until the closure arm engages the door stop at approximately 130 degrees (factory setting. Remove the upper hinge. Caution: Use wood or a heavy plastic sheet to protect the floor where the door will be placed. The inner door panel and outer door panel cannot be separated and must be replaced as an assembly. 1. and spacer from the door and actuator arm. Disconnect the spring from the pin and the actuator arm. and disconnect the water line and electrical connector. 2. The upper hinge on the freezer door is slotted to allow the freezer door to be adjusted left or right. shut off the water supply. 1. Door Removal WARNING: Use the appropriate safety equipment and lifting techniques. Allen head bolt. The roller circumferences and the actuator arm detents are matched for smooth operation. Lower Door Hinge Note: If replacing lower door hinge. Adjust the door up or down by turning the threaded hinge pin on the bottom hinge of the fresh food door. The closure mechanism allows easy opening to approximately 90 degrees. hex screws (4) and hinge from the underside of the cabinet. 4.Door Closure Mechanism The door closure mechanism uses a spring to provide positive door closure from approximately 60 degrees. Remove the door. 5/16" Bolt Actuator Arm Roller Assembly GEA01267 3. Note: The actuator arm is spring loaded with moderate spring tension. – 10 – . the door stop can be field set to 90 degrees). and spacer from the door and actuator arm. 1. The arm is attached to the door with an Allen head shoulder bolt. Lift door up and out to remove. Remove 3/8-in. Remove 2 screws and the roller assembly from the rail. bushing. Remove the 3/16-in. Once the door is opened beyond 90 degrees.

Turn clockwise to raise. Improper installation of the door gasket will cause same-poled magnets to oppose one another. The magnetic door gaskets are secured to the doors by a barbed edge that locks into a retainer channel. Hinge Bushing Base Channel Spacer Hinge Door Stop 5/16" Bolt GEA01268 Door Gaskets The fresh food and freezer doors have magnetic gaskets that create a positive seal to the front of the steel cabinet. Soak the new gasket in warm water to make it pliable. open end wrench to adjust the front of the unit. The center mullion also has magnets to assist in door sealing. preventing the door from closing tightly. Remove T-27 Torx screws (4) and hinge from the bottom of the door. to adjust the roller on the rear of the unit. hex nut. To level the unit: 1. located above the front rollers. Push the barbed edge of the gasket into the retainer channel. counterclockwise to lower. Turn the 7/16-in. pull the old gasket out of the retaining channel. Hex Nut Leveling Leg Wheel – 11 – . Starting at any corner. Stripe (Handle Side of Door) Rollers and Leveling This model has 4-point leveling provided by adjustable rollers on the rear and leveling legs on the front. counterclockwise to lower. Replacement 1. 2. It also has 2 nonadjustable front rollers that are used only for unit positioning. 2. Turn the front legs with a 1-1/4 in. The side of the gasket that is nearest the handle of the door has a stripe on the inside of the barb (see photo). Turn clockwise to raise.3. 3.

Duct Door Solenoid Light Socket Water Switch – 12 – . and remove the control panel. Remove 4 screws and the backing panel. and food load. Under normal operating conditions. and hinge side. Disconnect the connectors. The control panel is equipped with a proximity sensor that causes the panel to light up as you approach the dispenser (approx. Note: On stainless steel models. Removal 1. 2 inches). the icemaker is capable of producing approximately 100 to 130 cubes in a 24-hour period. From the back side of the panel. bottom. Green Power Light Feeler Arm Screw 4 Screws 5. door openings. the front panel must be removed. remove the water switch and the light socket. Pull out on hinge side. 3. 4. Remove 3 screws and the duct door solenoid. Remove screws from top. refer to GE Publication 31-9063. To service the icemaker. Power Switch Icemaker Controls The electronic controls on the dispenser are interactive. 2.Ice and Water Dispenser The icemaker is mounted to the upper left wall of the freezer cabinet. Remove the screw from the bottom of the control panel. Lift up and pull the bottom of the panel out. Remove the bezel from the outside of the freezer door. temperatures.

Remove 1 Phillips screw attaching the water valve to the filter bracket. Open the grille panel. A line then goes from the water filter to the water valve. The icemaker fill tube is also plastic. into the machine compartment.Water Valve and Water Tank The water valve is mounted in the left side of the machine compartment. Shut off the water supply to the unit. Remove 2 screws and the chilled water tank cover inside the fresh food compartment. A line is routed from the cold water tank through the bottom of the unit into the freezer door to supply the water dispenser. Remove 2 screws from the chilled water tank. To Replace the Chilled Water Tank Note: Some water may leak from the water supply line and valve when they are disconnected. Shut off the water supply to the unit. Cut the water lines leaving enough line to reconnect. The icemaker water line is routed from the water valve through the machine compartment to the icemaker. down the back of the cabinet through the bottom of the unit. 1. A plastic water line is routed from under the unit. 3. 1. 4. and to the water filter. 3. Two low-pressure plastic water lines supply water to the icemaker and door dispenser from the water valve. A plastic water line is routed from the water valve. Chilled Water Tank Water Tank Cover Screws Water Valve Screw – 13 – . and into the fresh food compartment where it is attached to the cold water tank. Disconnect the wiring harness connector and 3 water lines from the water valve and remove. up the back of the cabinet. Use union WR02X10471 (5/16 x 5/16). 4. out the back of the machine compartment. 2. To Replace the Water Valve Note: Some water may leak from the water supply line and valve when they are disconnected. 2.

4. The damper is controlled by the main control board and when open.Airflow Damper The fresh food compartment receives chilled air via an electronic damper that is positioned at the top rear of the fresh food compartment. 3. Remove the Styrofoam section covering the damper. Top Return Evaporator Evap. Remove 4 Phillips screws and the light assembly. To Remove the Damper 1. Disconnect the damper wiring connector. Remove the light cover. Damper Screws 2. allows the evaporator fan to push chilled air from the evaporator into the fresh food compartment. Carefully pull the damper out of the mullion and remove. 5. Fan Damper Air Tower Back Front Front Back Freezer Side Bottom Fresh Food Side GEA01269 – 14 – .

medium. and low (medium and low are the same speed. Personality Input 5 Fan Common Evaporator Fan Condenser Fan FF Fan QuickChill Fan Fan +12V J2 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Damper . 4-pole.0. Neutral NIC FZ Door Switch FF Door Switch QuickChill Heater Auger Motor Interlock Water Valve Crusher Solenoid Auger Motor Evaporator Fan Tach. DC motor that can operate at three different speeds: high.6 VDC.03 – 15 – Evaporator Fan Adjustment 5/16 +/. Input 2 J4 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 1 J12 Monogram Drain Pan Heater Evaporator and Condenser Fan Resistors Pin 9 J7 Pin 8 Pin 7 Pin 6 Pin 5 Pin 4 Pin 3 Pin 2 Pin 1 Pin 1 QuickChill Htr.Pin 1 J8 Compressor Pin 1 J9 Defrost Heater Evaporator Fan Pin 1 J11 Line Comm. Tx/Rx Comm.White Damper . Refer to evaporator fan adjustment graphic for specifications. you must replace the fan and the board (see photo). however. The speed of the fan is controlled by the voltage output from the main control board.03 Airflow J2 Connector . in order to regulate the speed of the fan. Voltage output from the control board to the fan is 12. Input 1 Discrete Disp.Yellow FF Encoder Select FZ Encoder Select Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal J3 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 Pin 10 The position of the fan blade in relation to the shroud is critical. it may damage the main control board. Pin 2 QuickChill Htr. Common Discrete Disp. +12V Comm. the control board uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) during low- If the fan shorts.. The evaporator fan utilizes a permanent magnet. controlled by the main control board). If the resistor on the main control board is burnt.Red Damper .Blue Damper . QuickChill Damper1 + QuickChill Damper1 QuickChill Damper2 + QuickChill Damper2 +5V QuickChill Thermistor J5 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 FF1 Thermistor FF2 Thermistor FZ Thermistor Evaporator Thermistor +5V Personality Input 1 Personality Input 2 Personality Input 3 Personality Input 4 J1 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 120 VAC Low Voltage DC GEA01196 Evaporator Fan Resistor Bad Evaporator Fan Resistor Condenser Fan Resistor GEA01140 5/16 +/.

For example. This pulsing of 12.6 VDC produces effective voltage being received at the motor.5%.6 VDC pulse. Fan speed will be selected and maintained by the control board regulating the length and frequency of the 12. Multiply this number by 15 (60 seconds divided by 4 poles). One complete revolution of the motor is comprised of all 4 poles. with higher temperatures causing slightly higher speeds. feedback/rpm wire (blue). Fan speed may vary +/. 12 VDC 12 VDC 0 VDC High Speed (12 VDC measured) High Speed (12 VDC measured) 12VDC 8 VDC 0 VDC Medium Speed VDC measured) Medium and Low Speed (8(8 VDC measured) 12 VDC 4 VDC 0 VDC Low Speed (4 VDC measured) EVAPORATOR FAN SPEEDS GEA01139 – 16 – . supply wire (red). which is the equivalent to a reduction in voltage. and a signal wire (yellow). Temperature may cause some fan speed variation. depending on the temperature. utilizing a common wire (white). To determine the rpm of the fan: Measure the frequency being applied to the motor. a frequency measurement of 200 Hz multiplied by 15 would show a fan speed of 3000 rpm (15 x 200 = 3000). voltage is sent in pulses (much like a duty cycle) as opposed to an uninterrupted flow.speed and medium-speed operation. When operating in low and medium speeds. The evaporator fan motor uses a 4-wire connection.

Blue Damper . Pin 1 J12 Monogram Drain Pan Heater Pin 1 J11 Line Pin 1 J8 Pin 1 J9 Pin 9 J7 Pin 8 Pin 7 Pin 6 Pin 5 Pin 4 Pin 3 Pin 2 Pin 1 Pin 2 QuickChill Htr. Input 2 Damper . High speed . – 17 – QuickChill Damper1 + QuickChill Damper1 QuickChill Damper2 + QuickChill Damper2 +5V QuickChill Thermistor J5 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 FF1 Thermistor FF2 Thermistor FZ Thermistor Evaporator Thermistor +5V Personality Input 1 Personality Input 2 Personality Input 3 Personality Input 4 Comm. The fan will operate in low speed only when the fresh food thermistor is satisfied. Defrost Heater Compressor Note: Fan operates at the same speed in low and medium. 8. allowing the board to maintain consistent fan speeds. b. Note: When testing these motors: • You cannot test with an ohmmeter. Reversing the DC polarity will cause a shorted motor and/or board.1 VDC effective voltage for low speed.power for fan. Input 1 Discrete Disp.6 VDC for high speed. During repairs.power for internal controller. Measure the fan rpm using the frequency between the blue and white wires. +12V Comm. Personality Input 5 Fan Common Evaporator Fan Condenser Fan FF Fan QuickChill Fan Fan +12V Low Voltage DC 120 VAC Pin 1 QuickChill Htr. Low speed . The main control board provides 8.1 VDC effective voltage for medium speed. • Motors can be run for short periods using a 9-volt battery. Supply voltage from the main control board remains at a constant 12 VDC. and 12. Blue Wire (Feedback/RPM) The blue wire feeds rpm (speed) information to the main control board. DC polarity must be observed. Tx/Rx Comm.Yellow FF Encoder Select FZ Encoder Select Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal J1 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 GEA01196 . Common Discrete Disp. Red to white .145 to 160 Hz (same as medium) Yellow Wire (Signal) The yellow wire is the input wire from the main control board. Connect the red and yellow wires to the positive (+) battery terminal.White Damper . Red Wire (Supply) Each motor uses an internal electronic controller to operate the motor.195 to 200 Hz Medium speed . • DC common is not AC common. Yellow to white . Loss of feedback from the blue wire will result in the fan accelerating to maximum speed. • Observe circuit polarity.White Wire (DC Common) The white wire is the DC common wire used for testing.Red Damper .145 to 160 Hz Neutral NIC FZ Door Switch FF Door Switch QuickChill Heater Auger Motor Interlock Water Valve Crusher Solenoid Auger Motor J3 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 Pin 10 J4 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 J2 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Evaporator Fan Tach. • Verify 2 voltage potentials: a. Connect the white wire to the negative (-) battery terminal only.

Remove 4 screws and slide the icemaker drive motor assembly forward.To Remove the Evaporator Fan 1. Disconnect the wiring connector and remove the assembly. Loosen 2 screws and remove icemaker. Disconnect the icemaker connector. 2. Screws – 18 – . Wiring Cover Screws Evaporator Fan Cover 6. Remove 2 screws and wiring cover. Remove the ice bucket. 3. Screws 5. Remove 6 screws and evaporator fan cover. Icemaker Drive Motor Assembly Screws 4. Remove 2 screws and inner section of left ice bucket track.

Inlet air is available through the left front and left rear of the machine compartment. Extend the chassis (see Machine Compartment in the Cabinet chapter). If the resistor on the main control board is burnt. Pull the blade off the motor shaft. 3. 6. Disconnect the evaporator fan wiring connector. air is pulled through the condenser. Evaporator Fan Screws Wire Connector Condenser Fan The condenser fan utilizes a DC motor that operates at a single speed and is mounted in the machine compartment. Caution: Fan connector can be separated into 3 segments (center. drawing air through the coils. Remove 2 screws. top section of fan bracket. left side. 2. The condenser fan is mounted with screws to a fan shroud and mounting bracket in back of the condenser.7. Disconnect the fan connector at the center only. Remove 2 screws from the fan mounting bracket and remove the fan. Disconnect the fan connector. Feed wiring through the hole in the fan shroud. When the fan is operating. Condenser Fan Motor Fan Bracket Screws – 19 – . Cut the wire tie securing the fan wiring to the fan bracket. you must replace the fan and the board (see photo page 15). and right side). 4. To Remove the Fan 1. and motor. 5. The air is then exhausted past the compressor and out the front of the refrigerator on the right side. 8. it will damage the main control board. If the fan shorts.

The multiplication factor reduces compressor run time. the freezer temperature may be driven below the set point. The board counts the time the doors are open. the compressor. The pan heater is on for the entire 20 minute dwell period. condenser fan. Adaptive Defrost utilizes an intelligent. The defrost system is protected by a defrost overtemperature thermodisc (bimetal switch). Adaptive Defrost (Defrost Heater Operation) After 30 minutes of pre-chill operation. Maximum defrost cycle (heater on) time is 35 minutes (main control board time out). Unlike conventional defrost systems that use electromechanical timers with a fixed defrost cycle time. During this period. condenser fan. Typically. the main control board will terminate defrost heater operation. Pre-chill will last for 30 minutes. the main control board turns off the compressor. Those operations are: • • • • Cooling Operation Pre-Chill Operation Defrost Heater Operation Dwell Period (See Pub. #31-9062 for more information on Adaptive Defrost.Defrost System Adaptive Defrost Adaptive Defrost can be described as a defrost system that adapts to a refrigerator’s surrounding environment and household usage. the compressor run time between defrosts will be reduced to as little as 8 hours. it reduces it by twice the amount). and evaporator fan. However. the evaporator will be totally clear of any moisture. When the thermistor senses 38 °F. It reduces the length of time between defrosts by 300 seconds (multiplication factor) for each second that each door is open (if both doors are open. • • • Length of time the refrigerator doors were open since the last defrost cycle Length of time the compressor has run since the last defrost cycle Amount of time the defrost heaters were on in the last defrost cycle Adaptive Defrost is divided into 4 separate cycles. the main control board monitors the evaporator temperature using evaporator thermistor inputs. the evaporator thermistor will sense a temperature of 38 °F within 16 minutes. During prechill. it will force the refrigerator into a continuous cool mode (pre-chill). If the doors are not opened. the compressor will run up to 60 hours between defrosts. the fresh food temperature will be regulated by the evaporator fan running at low speed. the main control board monitors door opening (fresh food door and freezer drawer) and compressor run times. Adaptive Defrost (Pre-Chill Operation) When the main control board determines that defrost is necessary. electronic control to determine when the defrost cycle is necessary. During defrost operation. The thermostat opens when the evaporator temperature raises to 60 °F and closes when the evaporator temperature lowers to 45 °F. In order to accomplish the correct defrost cycle time. These models do have an 8-hour defrost holdoff. prior to the cooling operation. and evaporator fan remain off. the main control board monitors the following refrigerator operations: are opened frequently and/or for long periods of time. a 20-minute dwell period occurs.) Adaptive Defrost (Cooling Operation) During the cooling operation. If the doors – 20 – . Adaptive Defrost (Dwell Period) After defrost heater operation has been terminated by the main control board. The remaining frost melting from the evaporator will continue to drip and drain so that.

Normal Operating Characteristics •
• • Evaporator fan running, without compressor or condenser fan. Liner Protection Mode, fan comes on when the doors are open for 3 minutes. Different sound levels can be heard when the fan changes speed; however, the fan should never be heard oscillating between speeds. Response time for drastic temperature change is 2 to 10 minutes. The main control board will only respond to 8 °F of temperature change per minute as determined by resistance of sensor.

Abnormal Operating Characteristics (Incorrect Operation)
• • Rapid fan speed changes, fan takes at least 1 minute to change speeds. Compressor running without the condenser fan. The compressor and condenser fan should always run at the same time.

Liner Protection Mode
The liner protection mode will activate if either of the doors has been open for 3 minutes. This mode will start the evaporator fan on high speed. This mode is controlled by 2 timers. Timer #1 monitors door-open time. A 3-minute door-open count begins when the door is opened. If 3 minutes elapse before the door is closed, the liner protection mode will become active. Once the door is closed, timer #1 resets and liner protection mode goes into standby. In standby, normal fan and damper operations resume and timer #2 begins a 3-minute door-closed count. If 3 minutes elapse without a door opening, liner protection mode will completely deactivate. If a door is opened within the timer #2 door-closed count, the remaining time in the door-closed count will be deducted from the timer #1 door-open count.

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Defrost Heater
Caution: Use care to avoid scratching the finish on unit walls. The defrost heater is a single calrod-type, radiant heater mounted on the evaporator. To remove the defrost heater: 1. Remove the evaporator fan (see Evaporator Fan procedure in the Airflow chapter). 2. Remove 8 screws and freezer ceiling panel. 3. Remove Styrofoam insulation from the bottom of the evaporator drain pan.
Styrofoam Insulation

4. Loosen evaporator drain hose clamp. 5. Lower left side of evaporator drain pan and slide right side out of drain hose and remove. 6. Disconnect the heater wiring.

Evaporator Drain Pan

Hose Clamp

7. Remove 2 screws from the left and right heater fasteners. 8. Slide the heater toward the front of the freezer compartment and remove.

Heater Screws

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Evaporator Thermistor
The evaporator thermistor is mounted on the upper left side of the evaporator. The defrost cycle will terminate when the main control board detects 38 °F from the evaporator thermistor. The main control board must sense 38 °F in less than 35 minutes, or the defrost cycle will time out. Average time to defrost is less than 16 minutes. Defrost time should not exceed 35 minutes. Defrost time does not include dwell period.

Evaporator Thermistor

Defrost Overtemperature Thermodisc
The defrost overtemperature thermodisc (bimetal switch) is mounted on the evaporator and provides overtemperature protection during defrost. This thermostat will open at 60 °F and will close at 45 °F. Note: The main control board will not know if the heater does not come on due to a broken heater, open defrost overtemperature thermodisc, or open wiring harness. The defrost heater is controlled by maximum time on the main control board or temperature at the evaporator thermistor.
Defrost Overtemperature Thermodisc

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Disconnect the temperature control assembly wiring connector. Remove 4 Phillips screws and the light assembly. Cut the RTV around the edge of the temperature control assembly. Fasteners do not need to be loosened or removed. RTV 102 must be put in place when the temperature control panel is installed. 8. Input consists of pins 2 to 3. 7. Disconnect the wiring connector from the temperature control board. Slide the touch panel out of the temperature control assembly. 3. Slide the temperature control assembly back to release it from the slotted fasteners and lower the assembly. To remove the temperature control assembly: 1. Screws Temperature Control Assembly Touch Panel Light Assembly – 24 – . 5. 2. Note: Old RTV must be removed from the inside of the fresh food compartment and from the temperature control assembly. Pin 1 provides digital communication between the temperature control board and the main control board. 6. Failure of communication results in erratic control.Control System Touch Panel and Temperature Control Board The temperature control assembly is located at the top front of the fresh food compartment and contains the touch panel and temperature control board. Remove the light cover. Failure of input results in default to most recent setting. The temperature control board receives switched DC voltage from the main control board. Note: Temperature control assembly is mounted on 3 slotted fasteners. Remove 2 screws and the temperature control board. 4.

Blue Damper . located behind a metal cover at the top of the refrigerator in the machine compartment. Tx/Rx Comm. Input 1 Discrete Disp. Common Discrete Disp. Input 2 J4 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 1 J11 Line Pin 1 J12 Monogram Drain Pan Heater Pin 9 J7 Pin 8 Pin 7 Pin 6 Pin 5 Pin 4 Pin 3 Pin 2 Pin 1 Neutral NIC FZ Door Switch FF Door Switch QuickChill Heater Auger Motor Interlock Water Valve Crusher Solenoid Auger Motor Pin 1 QuickChill Htr. +12V Comm. Evaporator Fan Tach. Personality Input 5 Fan Common Evaporator Fan Condenser Fan FF Fan QuickChill Fan Fan +12V J2 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Damper . QuickChill Damper1 + QuickChill Damper1 QuickChill Damper2 + QuickChill Damper2 +5V QuickChill Thermistor J5 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 FF1 Thermistor FF2 Thermistor FZ Thermistor Evaporator Thermistor +5V Personality Input 1 Personality Input 2 Personality Input 3 Personality Input 4 J1 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 120 VAC Low Voltage DC .Yellow FF Encoder Select FZ Encoder Select Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal J3 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 Pin 10 – 25 – GEA00859 Pin 2 QuickChill Htr. Main Control Board Pin 1 J8 Pin 1 J9 Compressor Defrost Heater Comm.The main control board.White Damper .Red Damper . manages the operation of the refrigerator by calculating response from various inputs.

Thermistor is NTC. Damper stepper motor. when temperature drops. when temperature drops. and will not cycle fresh food fan (when used). FUNCTION – 26 – . causing return voltage reduction. VD C VD C Provides 5 VDC for thermistors and personality pins on J1. This value is used to cycle fresh food fan (when used). Feedback is filtered to respond to 8 degrees of change per minute. and condensor fan. resistance value increases. Output to evaporator fan for motor operation. Fan common . speed set in EEPROM. Effective voltage is determined by PWM.Main Control Board Locator Tables CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR PIN INPUT OUTPUT FUNCTION Feedback of fresh food thermistor value. Provides 12-VDC supply voltage to all fans. Feedback is filtered to respond to 8 degrees of change per minute. This feedback frequency is used to control the PWM for fan sp e e d s.VDC ground. Feedback is filtered to respond to 8 degrees of change per minute. resistance value increases. Feedback of second fresh food thermistor value (when used). Reads combination on power-up only. Feedback is unfiltered. when connected in combination with other personality pins. when temperature drops. compressor. Output to condensor fan for motor operation. This value is also read during power-up to determine if refrigerator goes into pulldown mode or cycle continuation. Thermistor is NTC. causing return voltage reduction. and condensor fan. J1 1 VD C J1 2 VD C J1 3 VD C J1 4 VD C J1 J1 5 9 CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 PIN 1 3 4 5 7 8 INPUT Hz VD C VD C VD C VD C VD C OUTPUT FUNCTION Feedback from evaporator fan. Effective voltage is determined by PWM. Feedback of freezer thermistor value. Damper stepper motor. determines model and programming used. Thermistor is NTC. causing return voltage reduction. Output to Express Chill (QuickChill) fan for motor operation. compressor. responds immediately. This value is used to cycle fresh food fan (when used). when temperature drops. evaporator fan. This value is used to cycle evaporator fan. resistance value increases. Selection pin that. causing return voltage reduction. Thermistor is NTC. CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J3 J3 J3 J3 PIN 1 2 3 4 INPUT OUTPUT VD C VD C VD C VD C Damper stepper motor. Damper stepper motor. constant voltage. Feedback of evaporator thermistor value. Effective voltage is determined by PWM. and condensor fan. resistance value increases. This thermistor value is used to cycle the heater on during defrost when temperature is below defrost value and off when the temperature is above defrost value. compressor. evaporator fan.

temperature control (board). Switch must be closed in door closed position (switch depressed) for dispenser light and duct door magnet to energize. door alarm calculations. Common . Switched L1 voltage to the water valve .VDC ground when express thaw is selected.CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J4 J4 J4 PIN 1 2 3 INPUT Digital Communication OUTPUT Digital Communication VD C VD C FUNCTION Two-way digital communication between main control board. when temperature drops. Receives L1 input from freezer door switch when switch closes (door open). DC common. Feedback of Express Chill (QuickChill) thermistor. Receives L1 input from freezer door switch when freezer door is closed.VDC ground when Express Chill (Quick Chill) is selected. AC neutral in. CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J5 J5 J5 J5 PIN 1 2 5 6 VD C INPUT OUTPUT VD C VD C VD C FUNCTION 12 VDC to Climate Control Drawer damper when Express Chill (QuickChill) is selected. CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J7 J7 J7 J7 J7 PIN 1 2 3 4 5 VAC VAC INPUT OUTPUT VAC VAC VAC FUNCTION Switched L1 voltage to the auger motor . liner protection mode calculations. causing a reduction in return voltage. This input is used for evaporator fan control.120 VAC. liner protection mode calculations. – 27 – . dispenser board. resistance value increases. This input is used for evaporator fan control. and some door interlock functions. Switched L1 voltage to the crusher solenoid . door alarm calculations. and QuickChill board. adaptive defrost calculations.120 VAC.120 VAC. Receives L1 input from fresh food door switch when switch closes (door open). J7 6 VAC J7 7 VAC J7 9 VAC CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J8 PIN 1 INPUT OUTPUT VAC FUNCTION Switched L1 voltage to compressor circuit. 12 VDC to Climate Control Drawer damper when Express Thaw is selected. Switched L1 voltage to the Express Chill (QuickChill) heater . and adaptive defrost calculations. 12-VDC supply. Common .120 VAC. Provides 5 VDC for Express Chill (QuickChill) thermistor. A timer counts how long circuit is energized and uses this information to determine when the next defrost will occur. Thermistor is NTC.

CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J11 PIN 1 INPUT VAC OUTPUT FUNCTION Constant L1 voltage to control board circuits . A timer counts how long this circuit is energized and uses this information to determine if the next defrost cycle is adaptive or nonadaptive.120 VAC. – 28 – . CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J1 2 PIN 1 INPUT OUTPUT VAC FUNCTION L1 voltage to the drain pan heater.120 VAC input potential for switched L1 terminals.CONTROL BOARD PIN DEFINITIONS CONNECTOR J9 PIN 1 INPUT OUTPUT VAC FUNCTION Switched L1 voltage to the defrost circuit .

J9. GEA01194 Main Control Board J8. J11 Connectors (High-Voltage Side) Pin J8 J9 J11 J1 2 Wire Color Input/Output White Red Brown Black Output Output Input Output Pin-to-Pin Voltage Reading J8 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J9 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J11 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J12 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC – 29 – .Main Control Board J7 Connector (120 VAC Side) Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 Wire Color Black Purple Blue Red Violet Blue Yellow Orange Component Termination Auger motor Crusher solenoid Water valve Freezer door switch QuickChill Heater Fresh food door light switch Freezer door light switch Neutral Input/ Output Output Output Output Input Output Input Input Neutral Pin-to-Pin Voltage Reading J7 pin 1 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J7 pin 2 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J7 pin 3 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J7 pin 4 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC (FZ door closed) J7 pin 5 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC J7 pin 6 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC (FF door open) J7 pin 7 to J7 pin 9 = 120 VAC (FZ door open) Neutral Low Voltage DC 120 VAC Pin 1 QuickChill Htr. Pin 1 J12 Monogram Drain Pan Heater Pin 1 J11 Line Pin 1 J8 Pin 1 J9 Pin 9 J7 Pin 8 Pin 7 Pin 6 Pin 5 Pin 4 Pin 3 Pin 2 Pin 1 Neutral NIC FZ Door Switch FF Door Switch QuickChill Heater Auger Motor Interlock Water Valve Crusher Solenoid Auger Motor Defrost Heater Compressor Pin 2 QuickChill Htr.

0 VD C J3 pi n 3 to J4 pi n 3 = Standi ng Voltage 2.5 VD C J1 pi n 5 to J4 pi n 3 = 5 VD C J2 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Evaporator Fan Tach.0 VD C J3 pi n 2 to J4 pi n 3 = Standi ng Voltage 2.1 VD C (low) J2 pi n 5 to pi n 3 = 13.5 VD C J1 pi n 3 to pi n 5 = 2.Red Damper .3 VD C Traveli ng Voltage = 6.3 VD C Traveli ng Voltage = 6. temperature control (board).5 VD C J1 pi n 4 to pi n 5 = 2.4 VD C (condenser fan i s si ngle sp e e d ) VD C ground J2 pi n 8 to pi n 7 = 12 VD C J2 pi n 8 to pi n 3 = 12 VD C 5 Pi nk C ondenser fan Output 6 7 8 Black Black Red D rai n pan fan Qui ckC hi ll fan Fan supply voltage (12 VD C ) Ground C ommon Output – 30 – .8 to 3. 8.0 VD C J3 pi n 4 to J4 pi n 3 = Standi ng Voltage 2. dispenser board. Tx/Rx Comm.1 VD C (med. DC common.Blue Damper .Main Control Board J4 Connector (Low -Voltage DC Side) Pin 1 Wire Color Red Component Termination Temperature control Input/Output Communication Pin-to-Pin Voltage Reading Two-way digital communication between main control board.0 VD C 2 Whi te D amper Stepper Motor 3 Red D amper Stepper Motor 4 Yellow D amper Stepper Motor J3 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 Pin 10 J4 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 J1 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 Pin 7 Pin 8 Pin 9 Main C ontrol B oard J1 C onnector (Low -Voltage D C Side) Pin 1 2 3 4 5 Wire C olor Purple Blue Red Black Brown C omponent Termination Fresh food thermi stor 1 Fresh food thermi stor 2 Freezer thermi stor Evaporator thermi stor Thermi stor supply voltage (5 VD C ) Input/ Output Input Input Input Input Output Pin-to-Pin Voltage R eading J1 pi n 1 to pi n 5 = 2.5 VD C J1 pi n 2 to pi n 5 = 2.8 to 3. 2 3 Brown Orange Temperature control Temperature control VD C VD C Main C ontrol B oard J3 C onnector (Low -Voltage D C Side) Pin 1 Wire C olor Blue C omponent Termination D amper Stepper Motor Input/ Output Pin-to-Pin Voltage R eading J3 pi n 1 to J4 pi n 3 = Standi ng Voltage 2.3 VD C J2 pi n 3 to pi n 8 = 12 VD C J2 pi n 4 to pi n 3 = 12.8 to 3.Yellow FF Encoder Select FZ Encoder Select Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Encoder Signal Main Control Board J5 Connector (Low -Voltage DC Side) Pin Wire Color Yellow Component Termination QuickChill (Custom Cool) Damper QuickChill (Custom Cool) Damper Supply Voltage (5 VDC) QuickChill (Custom Cool) Thermistor Input/ Output Input/ Output Input/ Output Output Pin-to-Pin Voltage Reading GEA01195 1 J5 pin 1 to pin 2 = 12 VDC (reversing polarity) 2 Gray J5 pin 2 to pin 1 = 12 VDC (reversing polarity) 5 Brown J5 pin 10 to J2 pin 3 = 5 VDC 6 Blue Input N/A Main C ontrol B oard J2 C onnector (Low -Voltage D C Side) Pin 1 3 4 Wire C olor Blue Whi te Yellow C omponent Termination Evaporator fan tachometer Fan common Evaporator fan Input/ Output Input C ommon Output Pin-to-Pin Voltage R eading J2 pi n 1 to pi n 3 = 6. Personality Input 5 Fan Common Evaporator Fan Condenser Fan FF Fan QuickChill Fan Fan +12V Low Voltage DC 120 VAC QuickChill Damper1 + QuickChill Damper1 QuickChill Damper2 + QuickChill Damper2 +5V QuickChill Thermistor J5 Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 6 FF1 Thermistor FF2 Thermistor FZ Thermistor Evaporator Thermistor +5V Personality Input 1 Personality Input 2 Personality Input 3 Personality Input 4 Comm.White Damper .3 VD C Traveli ng Voltage = 6.). Input 1 Discrete Disp. +12V Comm. 8. and QuickChill board.3 VD C Traveli ng Voltage = 6. Common Discrete Disp.8 to 3. 12-VDC supply. Input 2 Damper .6 VD C (hi gh).

2 kΩ Temperature Set Point Chart Fresh Food Control Setting Fresh Food Thermistor Temperature Range Minimum 34 °F 35 °F 36 °F 37 °F 38 °F 39 °F 40 °F 41 °F 42 °F 43 °F 44 °F 45 °F 32 °F 33 °F 34 °F 35 °F 36 °F 37 °F 38 °F 39 °F 40 °F 41 °F 42 °F 43 °F Maximum 36 °F 37 °F 38 °F 39 °F 40 °F 41 °F 42 °F 43 °F 44 °F 45 °F 46 °F 47 °F -5 °F -4 °F -3 °F -2 °F -1 °F 0 °F 1 °F 2 °F 3 °F 4 °F 5 °F 6 °F Freez er Control Setting Freez er Thermistor Temperature Range Minimum -10 °F -9 °F -8 °F -7 °F -6 °F -5 °F -4 °F -3 °F -2 °F -1 °F 0 °F 1 °F Maximum 0 °F 1 °F 2 °F 3 °F 4 °F 5 °F 6 °F 7 °F 8 °F 9 °F 10 °F 11 °F – 31 – . and on the evaporator.8 kΩ 8 8 kΩ 48. The main control board monitors the thermistors to determine the temperature in these areas of the unit and determines which components to run and when to run them based on this information.Thermistors This main control board uses input from 4 thermistors. These thermistors are located in the fresh food section.3 kΩ 1 0 kΩ 6.8 kΩ 1. Thermistor Values Temperature Degrees (C) Temperature Degrees (F) Resistance in Kilo-ohms -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 -40 -22 -4 14 32 50 68 86 104 122 140 166. the freezer section.6 kΩ 16.6 kΩ 1.2 kΩ 4 kΩ 2.4 kΩ 27.

This Climate Control Drawer contains the following components: • • • • • Control Board Thermistor Dampers (2) Fan Heater The main control board controls the dampers. It can also store items at their optimum temperatures. the temperature inside the drawer will be the same as the fresh food compartment. The Climate Control Drawer compartment is sealed to reduce the effect that the drawer temperature has on the rest of the refrigerator. fan. Strip Circuit 1 CONTROL 3 BOARD (CONTROL HMI) 5 RED BROWN ORANGE RED BROWN ORANGE J4 1 DATA 2 + 12 VDC 3 COM J7 HEATER HEATER 5 VIOLET ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE GREEN BROWN BROWN 438 Ω THERMISTOR BLUE BROWN 1 DAMPER 2 YELLOW YELLOW 1 J2 1 DAMPER 2 YELLOW FAN WHITE WHITE RED 8 +12 VDC WHITE GRAY J5 6 5 2 MAIN CONTROL BOARD EMI/RF FILTER AC POWER CORD BLACK 7 FAN GEA01264 – 32 – . and heater based on input from the Climate Control Drawer’s control board and the thermistor.Climate Control Drawer The Climate Control Drawer can chill or thaw items quickly. When the drawer features are not being used.

Component Locator View Dampers Fan (in Fan Housing) Thermistor (in Fan Housing) Heater (in Fan Housing) Fan Connector 9-Pin Connector Air Diffuser Light Connector Heater Connector Top Panel (Mullion) Control Board (in Top Panel) Climate Control Drawer compartment shown with top panel moved out – 33 – .

The CITRUS setting will maintain a drawer temperature of 43 °F by circulating warmed air or cooled air as needed. and heater as necessary to maintain the desired temperature. Refer to the Temperature Table for drawer temperatures. The display will not show the temperature of the drawer. the actual temperature of the drawer will be displayed. Refer to the Temperature Table for drawer temperatures. Refer to the Temperature Table for drawer temperatures. the main control board will cycle the dampers. 1. The dampers will close and the heater will turn on if warmed air is required to maintain 34 °F. The display will not show the temperature of the drawer. fan. The fan will be on at all times during Express Chill. Express Thaw This feature thaws items by circulating warmed air throughout the drawer. Temperature is maintained in the drawer by cycling a small heater on and off as needed. Typical operation is as follows: Select Temp This feature maintains optimum temperatures for specific items. After approximately 4 seconds. When the Express Thaw cycle is complete. 3 LBS = 12 HRS).5 LBS = 4 HRS. The dampers will close and the heater will turn on if warmed air is required to maintain 43 °F. The dampers will open if cooled air is required. The dampers will be closed during Express Thaw. – 34 – . The Climate Control Drawer display will show the number of hours (or hours remaining) for the Express Thaw mode selected on the control panel (. The Climate Control Drawer display will show the number of minutes (or minutes remaining) for the Express Chill mode selected on the control panel. The fan will be on at all times during Express Thaw.5 LBS = 8 HRS. The MEAT setting will maintain a drawer temperature of 32 °F by circulating warmed air or cooled air as needed.Operation During all modes of operation. The dampers will open if cooled air is required. The dampers will open if cooled air is required. Express Chill This feature cools items by opening the dampers and circulating air from the freezer compartment throughout the drawer. The Climate Control drawer display will show the selected temperature for approximately 4 seconds after a Select Temp mode has been selected. The dampers will close and the heater will turn on if warmed air is required to maintain 32 °F. The PRODUCE setting will maintain a drawer temperature of 34 °F by circulating warmed air or cooled air as needed. the drawer will automatically adjust to 30 °F.

5 LBS. please note the following: • • • FF and FZ compartments should be within 3 °F of the temperature set point when checking drawer temperature. TEMP 25 °F 2 SELECT TEMP MODE CITRUS 2 TEMP 43 °F 34 °F 32 °F 3 1 15 to 20 °F 15 to 20 °F PRODUCE MEAT 4 1 2 5 Note 1 Climate Control Drawer may take up to 1 hour and 45 minutes to achieve temperature with no load in drawer (except metal tray) and minimal or no door openings. Note 2 Temperature should lower to 25 °F or less within 15 minutes with no load in drawer (except metal tray) and minimal or no door openings. • EXPRESS THAW MODE . Note 3 Climate Control Drawer may take up to 1 hour and 45 minutes to achieve temperature with no load in drawer (except metal tray) and minimal or no door openings. The Climate Control Drawer display will show the selected temperature for approximately 4 seconds after a Select Temp mode has been selected. the drawer will automatically adjust to 30 °F. If refrigerator is defrosting. When the Express Thaw cycle is complete. If the temperature associated with the Select Temp mode is incorrect. All temperatures listed are as measured by the thermistor and displayed by the Climate Control Drawer display.Temperature Table When using the Temperature Table. TEMP 42 to 46 °F 42 to 46 °F 42 to 46 °F 1 EXPRESS CHILL MODE 15 MIN. 1. temperature in drawer may go below 15 °F. 45 MIN. Actual drawer temperature will be displayed in Select Temp mode only. The actual-temperature display is based on the temperature that the main control board sees from the thermistor. the actual temperature of the drawer will be displayed. the Climate Control Drawer control board is faulty. If the actual temperature that is displayed is incorrect. After approximately 4 seconds.5 LBS. Note 4 Climate Control Drawer may take up to 1 hour to achieve temperature with no load in drawer (except metal tray) and minimal or no door openings. Note 5 Climate Control Drawer may take up to 45 minutes to achieve temperature with no load in drawer (except metal tray) and minimal or no door openings. the thermistor and main control board are suspect. 30 MIN. The selected-temperature (example: CITRUS – 43 °F) is based on the logic of the Climate Control Drawer control board. Temperature should lower to a temperature between 15 °F to 20 °F within 30 minutes with no load in drawer (except metal tray) and minimal or no door openings. – 35 – . 3 LBS.

fan. If the temperature associated with the Select Temp mode is incorrect. If the actual temperature that is displayed is incorrect. Remove 2 storage bins and the glass panel over Climate Control Drawer. Actual drawer temperature will be displayed in Select Temp mode only. 3. right-hand corner of the top panel. 2. the Climate Control Drawer control board is faulty. Note: Note that there is a Styrofoam insert in the slot at the back. The selected temperature (example: CITRUS – 43 °F) is based on the logic of the Climate Control Drawer control board. – 36 – . and heater. the actual temperature of the drawer will be displayed. The actual-temperature display is based on the temperature that the main control board sees from the thermistor. Input from the Climate Control Drawer’s control board and the thermistor is used by the main control board to control the dampers.Climate Control Drawer Top Panel (Mullion) Removal 1. Disconnect the connectors and remove the top panel. the thermistor and main control board are suspect. After approximately 4 seconds. The Climate Control Drawer display will show the selected temperature for approximately 4 seconds after a Select Temp mode has been selected. Remove 4 screws from climate control top and slide back to access wire connectors. Top Panel (Mullion) Screws Styrofoam Insert Control Board and Display The control board and display are located in the Climate Control Drawer top panel (mullion). The control board and display are part of the mullion and cannot be replaced separately.

Communication pass? NO Is a temperature or time displayed or are any indicator lights illuminated on the Climate Control Drawer control panel? YES YES Replace Climate Control Drawer control board. YES Check for 12 VDC at the Climate Control Drawer control board connector between terminals 3 and 5. Circuit OK? NO Disconnect connector from Climate Control Drawer control board. Check communication using diagnostic mode. Reconnect connector J4 to main control board. Replace Climate Control Drawer control board. 12 VDC present? Display and/or lights NO Replace main control board. Disconnect connector J4 from main control board. If the problem is drawer temperature and the control panel and display appear to be operating normally. use care to prevent pinched wires. check the thermistor. and heater first. If the actual drawer temperature displayed is incorrect. fan. suspect the thermistor and main control board. No display or lights Check for 12 VDC at main control board between J4-2 and J4-3. Repair circuit. 12 VDC present? NO Open wiring between Climate Control Drawer control board and main control board. Check for 12 VDC at J4-2 at main control board between J4-2 and J4-3. 12 VDC present? NO Replace Climate Control Drawer control board.Caution: When assembling the top panel. damper. Troubleshooting Use this diagnostic flowchart if the Climate Control Drawer control panel and display are not operating properly. If problem is not corrected. 9-Pin Connector Behind Climate Control Drawer ORANGE – 37 – . YES YES Check for continuity on data circuit between J4-1 and Climate Control Drawer control board connector terminal 5. Replace Climate Control Drawer control board. replace the main control board.

The fan should always come on any time Express Chill or Express Thaw is selected. NO · Check for 12 VDC at fan connector. Screws (Remove) fan connector and fan. Troubleshooting Turn on Express Chill. Remove Climate Control Drawer top panel. Faulty Climate Control drawer control board. · · Open circuit between J4-1 and Climate Control Drawer control board terminal 1. remove 2 top screws. 12 VDC present? NO Check communication using diagnostic mode. Check for 12 VDC at main control board between J2-8 and J2-7.Fan and Fan Housing The 12 VDC fan is controlled by the main control board. Loosen 2 bottom screws. YES · Open circuit between · Faulty fan. Removal 1. Faulty main control board. Communication pass? YES YES Replace main control board. and remove air diffuser from fan housing. 2. Screws (Loosen) Flat Surface Air Diffuser Tabs – 38 – . The main control board turns the fan on and off based on input from the Climate Control Drawer control board and thermistor. 12 VDC present? NO Open circuit between main control board and fan connector.

The dampers are located between the fan housing and the center mullion. The fan housing must be removed from the fresh food compartment to replace the dampers. This voltage can be measured at the following points: • • Main control board J5-1 to J5-2 with positive (red) test meter lead on J5-1. This voltage can be measured at the following points: • • Main control board J5-2 to J5-1 with positive (red) test meter lead on J5-2. Remove 2 screws and the sheet metal cover from the right-hand side of the housing. 12 VDC are output from the main control board for approximately 4 seconds to open the damper. Manually moving damper door will damage damper. The upper damper can be viewed from the Climate Control Drawer compartment. 6. Check from yellow wire to gray wire with positive (red) test meter lead on yellow wire. This step for fan removal only: Remove screen from front of fan and fan from housing. The lower damper can be viewed from the freezer compartment. 9-pin connector behind Climate Control Drawer. Incorrect installation will prevent the drawer from cooling and warming properly. the tabs must be on the bottom and the flat surface must be on top. Screen and Fan 9-Pin Connector Fan Connector Fan Housing Heater Connector Note: When installing the diffuser onto the fan housing. Dampers Caution: Do not manually move damper door.3. Dampers – 39 – . Both dampers always operate at the same time. After selecting Express Thaw. Check from gray wire to yellow wire with positive (red) test meter lead on gray wire. 7. 8. 5. fan wires do not have to be installed under plastic wire holders. Fan Housing 9-Pin Connector After selecting Express Chill. Remove 5 screws and fan housing from fresh food compartment. The main control board opens and closes the damper based on input from the Climate Control Drawer control board and the thermistor. 4. 12 VDC are output from the main control board for approximately 4 seconds to close the damper. Dampers will be closed during Express Thaw and will be open during Express Chill. This step for fan removal only: Cut fan wires at fan to remove. Disconnect heater connector and 9-pin connector. Note: When installing new fan. Disconnect fan connector. 9-pin connector behind Climate Control Drawer.

If the temperature associated with the Select Temp mode is incorrect. fan. Thermistor The thermistor is clipped to the inside of the fan housing.Heater The 120 VAC heater is located in the fan housing. Heater (2-pin) connector located behind the Climate Control Drawer. Connector J7 should be disconnected from main control board when checking resistance. All thermistors can be checked using Diagnostic Mode. the actual temperature of the drawer will be displayed. Heater (2-pin) connector located behind the Climate Control Drawer. The actual-temperature display is based on the temperature that the main control board sees from the thermistor. The Climate Control Drawer display will show the selected temperature for approximately 4 seconds after a Select Temp mode has been selected. Brown Orange Heater EMI/RF Filter AC Power Cord Fan Housing Heater 438 Ω Heater Connector Behind Climate Control Drawer Heater resistance should be 438Ω and can be checked at 2 places: Heater Connector • J7-5 to J7-9 at main control board. The main control board turns the heater on and off based on input from the Climate Control Drawer control board and the thermistor. the Climate Control Drawer control board is faulty. Connector should be disconnected when checking resistance. The heater is controlled by the main control board. After approximately 4 seconds. The main control board controls the dampers. the thermistor and main control board are suspect. and heater based on input from the Climate Control Drawer’s control board and the thermistor. The fan housing must be removed from the fresh food compartment to access the heater. If the actual temperature that is displayed is incorrect. Actual drawer temperature will be displayed in Select Temp mode only. – 40 – . The selected temperature (example: CITRUS – 43 °F) is based on the logic of the Climate Control Drawer control board. 120 VAC output to the heater can be checked at 2 places: • • J7-5 to J7-9 at main control board. • The heater can usually be turned on by entering any of the Quick Thaw modes.

9-pin connector located behind the Climate Control Drawer. the tabs must be on the bottom and the flat surface must be on top. 9-pin connector located behind the Climate Control Drawer.3 kΩ 1 0 kΩ – 41 – .6 kΩ 16. Connector should be disconnected when checking resistance. Thermistor shown removed from clip. Note: When installing the diffuser onto the fan housing.4 kΩ 27. Incorrect installation will prevent the drawer from cooling and warming properly. Thermistor Values Temperature Degrees (C) Temperature Degrees (F) Resistance in Kilo-ohms Thermistor -20 -10 0 10 -4 14 32 50 48.Access After removing the diffuser. Refer to the Thermistor Values chart for resistance values. Connector J5 should be disconnected from main control board when checking resistance. the thermistor can be removed from the fan housing through the hole in the top of the housing. 5 VDC output to the thermistor can be checked at 2 places: • • J5-5 to J5-6 at main control board. After removing the thermistor from the clip (on the inside of the fan housing). Clip 9-Pin Connector Fan Housing Tabs (Down) Note: All thermistors can be checked using Diagnostic Mode. the thermistor can be accessed through the hole on the right-hand side of the fan. Thermistor resistance can be checked at 2 places: • • J5-5 to J5-6 at main control board.

Air Flow DAMPERS OPEN Shown with top panel and drawer removed. The fan blows the cold air through the diffuser into the drawer. DAMPERS CLOSED Shown with top panel and drawer removed. With the dampers closed. through the diffuser. With the dampers open. the fan moves air from the fan housing. Air also moves over the top of the drawer. The air returns from the drawer through the diffuser and into the fan housing. to the fan compartment. and then out of the compartment via the top damper. to the drawer. through the diffuser. into the Climate Control Drawer compartment (not into the FF compartment). – 42 – . cold air moves from the FZ compartment through the lower damper and into the fan housing. Air returns from the drawer.

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located at bottom of FF light tower 5.yellow wire(s) and violet wires 6. YES Are 120 VAC measured? NO YES Measure output voltage at transformer connector between red and gray wires. The freezer compartment is equipped with two 35-watt bulbs producing a total of 70 watts. Replace Transformer. Circuit breaker (located by the transformers in tray under the FF compartment) 4.Compartment Lights The new Monogram side-by-side refrigerator uses 12 VAC halogen lights in both the fresh food and freezer compartments. FF or FZ door switch 2. Measure votlage at transformer connector between red wire (FZ) or violet wire (FF) and orange wire. Sabbath switch 3. Are 12 VAC measured? NO Open circuit between lights and transformer. Thermal overload FZ . Neutral wiring (orange) – 44 – . FF/FZ Compartment Lights Diagnostic Check for 120 VAC at transformer. Check the following: 1. Power is supplied to all interior lighting by 2 transformers. The fresh food compartment is equipped with two 35-watt bulbs and five 20-watt bulbs producing a total of 170 watts. The transformers convert 120 VAC to 12 VAC. 120 VAC Wiring FZ .blue wire(s) and red wire(s) FF .located at bottom of FZ Compartment FF .

at the base of the light tower. on the main control board cover. The TOD will open at 150 °F and close at 90 °F. Main Control Board Cover Master Light Switch (Sabbath Switch) Temperature Overload Device (TOD) A temperature overload device is wired in series with both the fresh food and freezer compartment transformers. If the interior lights should reach excessive temperatures due to a door being open for an extended period. Temperature Overload Device (TOD) Temperature Overload Device (TOD) Light Tower Light Tower Freezer Compartment Fresh Food Compartment – 45 – . The freezer door switch is a dual-pole switch. The switch will open the circuits between the door switches and the transformers. the switch provides L1 to the freezer compartment light transformer. The freezer TOD is located behind a metal cover on the back wall of the freezer compartment. providing L1 to the fresh food compartment light transformer. The fresh food TOD is located on the back wall of the fresh food compartment. the corresponding TOD will open the circuit that supplies 120 VAC to the transformer. It provides L1 to the main control board when the freezer door is closed.Door Switches The fresh food and freezer door switches are located at the top of the fresh food and freezer compartments. Master Light Switch (Sabbath Switch) The master light switch is located behind the grille panel. When the freezer door is open. disabling both transformers and stopping voltage output to the interior lights. at the base of the light tower. The fresh food door switch closes when the door is open.

Be certain power is off and lamps have sufficient time to cool before attempting to replace. The refrigerator uses 2 types of halogen bulbs: Type 1 Type 1 Type 2 Type 2 The columns along the back wall of the fresh food and freezer compartments are lit up by lamps located behind the top pan in the fresh food compartment and the bottom basket in the freezer compartment. Power to the lamps can be turned off at the Sabbath switch. Transformers Transformers Power is supplied to all interior lighting by 2 transformers. located behind the grille panel at the top of the refrigerator. it will open the transformer circuit it is associated with (freezer compartment or fresh food compartment). Type 2 bulbs are 20-watt and have a life expectancy of about 2000 hours. To access the transformers. 12 volt. order part WR02X11184. 12 volt. One transformer is used for each compartment. Type 1 This is a 35 watt. If ordering through GE Parts and Accessories. lift up on the front of the tray and pull out. Type MR11 bulb. The transformers supply lowvoltage power to the lights by converting 120 VAC into 12 VAC. Type 2 These lamps are located inside the light shield at the top of the fresh food compartment and on top of the Climate Control drawer at the bottom of the fresh food compartment. Circuit Breakers Light Bulb Replacement WARNING: Halogen lights generate intense heat. Should a circuit breaker trip (open).Circuit Breakers Two resettable circuit breakers are located on the front of the transformer tray. Type T bulb. Note: Turning the temperature control to the OFF position does NOT remove power to the light circuits. The transformers are located in a tray under the center of the refrigerator. disabling that transformer and stopping voltage output to the interior lights. order part WR02X11183. – 46 – . If ordering through GE Parts and Accessories. Type 1 bulbs are 35-watt and have a life expectancy of about 3500 hours. Type 2 This is a 20 watt. Note: The Styrofoam protector in the light lens is for shipping and must be removed prior to installation. The tray is accessible from the front of the refrigerator.

Set the master light switch to the OFF position and allow the lamps to cool. Holding the light shield with one hand. 1. and take out. then pull it toward you so the tabs at the back of the light housing come out of the slots on the back wall.Type 1 Bulb Replacement WARNING: Halogen lights generate intense heat. replace the light shield by resting the top lip of the shield on top of the light housing. 4. press the sides until the tabs pop into the slots in the housing. Remove the bulb by holding the base and pulling straight up. Grasp each end of the curved light shield and pull the shield toward you to remove. or the heat from the bulb could damage the refrigerator. Then. Replace with a new bulb. rotate the support tabs until they clear the front of the light shield. 4. Type 2 Bulb Replacement WARNING: Halogen lights generate intense heat. 6. Be certain power is off and lamps have sufficient time to cool before attempting to replace. Remove the glass above the bulbs by pulling it straight out. 1. lower the shield at the front. There are two screws at the front and two at the back. Then. Remove the 4 screws securing the light housing to the ceiling. Replace the glass by sliding it into place. WARNING: The light shield must be replaced. 5. remove it and replace with a filter bypass plug. push back on the light shield. 2. Set the master light switch to the OFF position and allow the lamps to cool. Note: Always follow bulb manufacturer’s directions for handling and replacing bulbs. Then. remove the top pan. Be certain power is off and lamps have sufficient time to cool before attempting to replace. Screws Screws Support tabs Upper light shield Light Shield Slots – 47 – Light housing . 5. Lower the light housing at the front. The lamp assemblies will release from the holders. 2. 3. 3. If a water filter cartridge is installed. To access the lamps in the fresh food compartment.

Replace the light shield and rotate the support tabs back out to support the front of the shield. twist the holder until the arrow points toward the back of the refrigerator. 7. 10. Replace with a new bulb and replace the lamp protector. 9. 8. remove the second produce pan. Turn the lamp protector to access the bulb. Raise the light housing into position and secure with the four screws. Remove the bulb by holding the base and pulling straight out. or the heat from the bulb could damage the refrigerator. Replace with a new bulb and replace the lamp protector.6. Insert the tabs on the back of the light housing in the slots on the back wall. Be certain power is off and lamps have sufficient time to cool before attempting to replace. To access the lamps. 1. Remove the filter bypass plug and replace with the water filter cartridge. Turn the lamp protector to access the bulb. WARNING: Lamp protectors must be replaced. Lower lamp assemblies – 48 – . To access the lamp that shines into the Climate Control drawer. Reset the Sabbath switch to the ON position. Feed the attached wires through the slots and tuck the wires outside the side of the light housing. 3. 11. which face up. Remove the bulb by holding the base and pulling straight out. Note: Always follow bulb manufacturer’s directions for handling and replacing bulbs. Climate Control Drawer Type 2 Bulb Replacement WARNING: Halogen lights generate intense heat. Note: Always follow bulb manufacturer’s directions for handling and replacing bulbs. can be lifted out. Set the master light switch to the OFF position and allow the lamps to cool. or the heat from the bulb could damage the refrigerator. 2. place each lamp assembly in its holder. 5. Holding up the light housing. WARNING: Lamp protectors must be replaced. then lift up. 4. The lamps at the back.

K 39 ohms 330 ohms 39Ω 1330 ohms CUBE 2Ω AUGER ICEMAKER WATER VALVE DISPENSER Schematic – 49 – Note: Climate Control Drawer is referred to as Quick Chill. .

The outlet of the condenser is connected to a copper jumper tube that is connected to the inlet of the condenser loop. down to the freezer compartment. However. made of copper tubing. Air is drawn through the condenser by the condenser fan from the front left and rear left of the machine compartment. Compressor The compressor is a reciprocating type. there is no need for routine condenser cleaning.Refrigeration System The major components of the refrigeration system are a reciprocating-type compressor. are all replaceable separately. The tubing is routed from the machine compartment. the condenser does the same job as previous models. Refer to the mini-manual for the BTU/hour rating and the compressor capacity test specification. and back into the machine compartment. The outlet of the condenser loop is connected to the dryer inlet. These components. Functionally. except for the condenser loop. If the capillary tube is not clipped to the discharge tube. Refer to the compressor replacement instructions included with the replacement compressor. a knocking noise may occur during compressor operation. condenser. in environments that may be particularly dusty or greasy. In a normal home environment. – 50 – . A copper process tube is provided for access to the low-pressure side of the refrigeration system. Evaporator Heat Exchanger Suction Tube Condenser Dryer High Pressure (Do NOT use) Process Tube Compressor Condenser The condenser is located behind the grille panel at the top of the refrigerator and is made of copper tubing. condenser loop. dryer. Air exits only from the right side of the machine compartment. Note: The woodpecker clip holds the capillary tube in thermal contact with the compressor discharge tube. and evaporator. Condenser Loop Condenser Loop The condenser loop. around the front perimeter of the freezer. the condenser should be cleaned periodically for efficient refrigeration operation. It is not accessible for replacement. An ordinary appliance brush should be all that is needed. forwarded to the mullion. is foamed in place behind the breaker frame on the freezer compartment side.

Caution: Protect wiring from heat during desoldering and resoldering. 11. Solder the suction line to the evaporator using silfos. Evacuate and recharge the system using currently accepted procedures. Remove the evaporator. Remove the screws securing the evaporator to the cabinet. This will help prevent the capillary tube from becoming plugged when resoldering. provides access to the high-pressure side of the refrigeration system. connected to the inlet of the dryer. Solder the capillary tube to the evaporator using silfos. 4. Remove the defrost overtemperature thermodisk and evaporator thermistor. Replacement of filter dryer requires additional refrigerant when installed (0. 2.5 oz). Insert the suction line and capillary tube into the evaporator. 8. 10. Defrost Overtemperature Thermodisk Evaporator Thermistor Capillary Refrigerant Charge The refrigerant used in this model is type R134a. score the capillary tube just above the old solder and break the solder-covered section off. – 51 – . 13. 14. 5. Remove the evaporator fan (see procedure). To replace the evaporator 1. The capillary is connected to the outlet of the dryer. Remove the defrost heater (see procedure). 6. 9. Using a file. Desolder the suction line. 7. 3. Position the new evaporator in the cabinet. Recover the refrigerant. Refer to the mini-manual or model tag for the exact refrigerant charge quantity. Process Tube Dryer Evaporator The evaporator is made of copper and aluminum and is located above the evaporator fan at the top of the freezer compartment. 12. 15.Dryer The dryer is positioned vertically in the center of the machine compartment. Install a replacement dryer. A copper process tube. Disconnect the ground wire from the evaporator and position all wiring to allow for evaporator removal. Desolder the capillary tube from the evaporator.

Thermistor test results are P = pass. The heater will not come on if the evaporator thermistor or overtemperature thermodisc is warm. "F" on FZ display means problem is found. Communication check between temperature control and main control board. Note 1: Display order is: 1) Fresh Food 1. See note 2 below. 5) Freezer. "F" on FZ display means problem is found. 4) Evaporator. Communication check between dispenser and main control board. Open Duct Door. When "Express Thaw" pad is pressed "Express Thaw" LED's will turn off. Blinking “0’s” in both displays indicate the refrigerator has entered the test mode. Unit returns to normal on its own. Turns the dispenser recess heater on for 60 seconds. Exit Diagnostic Mode. B = bad amplifier (replace main control). Dampers Test. Control and Sensor System Self Test. "P" on FZ display if OK. Causes a system reset. Degree C/F. Changes temperature display from F to C. Cannot be entered if refrigerator is set to off. Dispenser Recess Heater Test. Sealed system on 100% of the time. 3) Custom Cool. 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 6 All LED's and numeric segments will illuminate. pause breifly. Results Unit in showroom mode. Times out after 1 hour. Starts pre-chill mode. then close. 0 = fail. When "Express Chill" pad is pressed "Express Chill" LED's will turn off. Causes a temperature control board reset. Communication check between temperature control and dispenser. 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 8 9 0 2 3 Checks each thermistor and displays "P" for pass and "0" for fail. HMI (temperature control) Self Test. Each damper will open. See note 2 below. 1 4 Defrost Test. All 4 pads must be held for approximately 3 seconds. See note 1 below. 100% Run Time. Freezer Display 0 Fresh Food Display 1 Diagnostics Showroom Mode. Note 2: You must enter the defrost test again to toggle the defrost heater off at the end of the test. 2) Fresh Food 2. "P" on FZ display if OK. Duct door opens for 10 seconds then closes. S = short to 5 VDC. Comments FF door must be closed and reopened to start showroom mode. Must press again to turn heaters off. Cannot be entered if refrigerator is set to off. 1 1 1 5 6 7 Main Control Reset. Enter the appropriate display numbers as shown below and press any pad other than the temperature pads to activate that test mode. Pre-chill Test. – 52 – . "P" on FZ display if OK. Toggles the defrost cycle. "F" on FZ display means problem is found.Diagnostic Mode Enter the diagnostic mode by pressing both the freezer temperature pads (plus and minus) and the refrigerator temperature pads (plus and minus) simultaneously. Cannot be entered if refrigerator is set to off.

Diagnostic Flowcharts Fresh Food Warm . Blockage Remove blockage from vent area. Verify thermistors are within proper range using the thermistor values chart. If wiring is OK. YES Heavy frost Go to Heavy Frost on Evaporator flowchart. Reconnect power.light turning off with door closed? Yes Control settings require adjustment Adjust settings and allow 24 hours to stabilize. Is the airflow within the fresh food normal? NO Look for blockage at vents or heavy frost on evaporator cover. Food at setting of 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F with no door openings for 12 hours should be: Fresh food 34 ˚F to 42 ˚F Freezer -8 ˚F to +6 ˚F Control settings OK Basic refrigerator checks: Door gasket seal OK? Door switch . Does sealed system check OK? NO Repair sealed system. Reset electronics by disconnecting power for 15 seconds. – 53 – . Run checks again.Freezer Normal Check control settings and temperatures. replace thermistor. Is the resistance within range? YES NO Check wiring connections. Yes Unit tests OK. Set temperature controls to 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F. Look for usage problem. Does damper door open immediately after reconnecting power? Yes NO Go to Damper Door Not Operating flowchart. NO Repair as necessary. Disconnect power. Check sealed system. Is evaporator fan running? NO Go to Evaporator Fan Not Running flowchart.

Look for usage problem.Freezer Normal Check control settings and temperatures. Food at a setting of 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F with no door openings for 12 hours should be: Fresh food 34 ˚F to 42 ˚F Freezer -8 ˚F to +6 ˚F Controls require adjustment Adjust setting and allow 24 hours to stabilize. If OK. Run checks again.Fresh Food Too Cold . NO Go to Damper Not Operating flowchart. Reset electronics by disconnecting power for 15 seconds. NO Advise consumer of refrigeration installation requirements. NO Check wiring connections. Is the resistance within proper range? YES Unit tests OK. Room temperature above 55 ˚F? YES Is the damper closed? YES Verify thermistors are within proper range using thermistor values chart. replace thermistor. Control settings OK Room temperature must be above 55 ˚F to avoid low ambient condition. – 54 – .

YES Is the evaporator fan running? NO Go to Evaporator Fan Not Running flowchart. Basic refrigerator checks: Door gasket seal OK? Door switch . – 55 – . YES Check sealed system. YES Unit tests OK. Remove blockage from evaporator cover vent area.Freezer Warm Check control settings and temperatures. Run checks again. replace thermistor. YES Is the condenser fan running? NO Go to Condenser Fan Not Running flowchart. Is the resistance within range? NO Check wiring connections. Look for usage problem. Heavy frost Go to Heavy Frost on Evaporator flowchart.Fresh Food Warm . YES Look for blockage at vents or heavy frost on evaporator cover. YES Is the compressor running? NO Go to Compressor Not Running flowchart. Reset electronics by disconnecting power for 15 seconds. Does system check OK? NO Repair sealed system. Is the airflow within the freezer normal? NO Blockage YES Verify thermistors are within proper range using thermistor values chart. Food at setting of 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F with no door openings for 12 hours should be: Fresh food 34 ˚F to 42 ˚F Freezer -8 ˚F to +6 ˚F Control settings OK Control settings require adjustment Adjust settings and allow 24 hours to stabilize.light turning off with door closed? NO Repair as necessary. IF OK.

If OK. Food at a setting of 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F with no door openings for 12 hours should be: Fresh food 34 ˚F to 42 ˚F. replace thermistor. Control settings OK. Remove blockage from vent area. Is the evaporator fan running? NO YES Is the condenser fan running? NO Go to Condenser Fan Not Running flowchart. – 56 – . Go to Heavy Frost on Evaporator flowchart. Basic refrigerator checks: Door gasket seal OK? Door switch . Freezer -8 ˚F to +6 ˚F. YES Unit tests OK.Freezer Warm . Look for usage problem. YES Go to Evaporator Fan Not Running flowchart. Run checks again.light turning off with drawer closed? NO Repair as necessary. Reset electronics by disconnecting power for 15 seconds. Adjust settings and allow 24 hours to stabilize. Is the resistance within range? Check wiring connections. Does sealed system check OK? NO Repair sealed system. YES Is the airflow within the freezer normal? Look for blockage at vents or heavy frost on evaporator cover.Fresh Food Normal Check control settings and temperatures. Control settings require adjustment. NO Blockage YES Heavy Frost Verify thermistors are within proper range using thermistor values chart. NO YES Check sealed system.

Direct-test the compressor. overload. Reconnect power and set controls to 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F. NO Replace compressor. – 57 – . Warm freezer thermistor to 70 ˚F. and relay. Is the compressor running? YES NO Check for 120 VAC at connector J7-9 orange wire to terminal J8 white wire.Compressor Not Running Disconnect power. Adjust setting and allow 24 hours to stabilize. Did it start? YES Check wiring to compressor. Do you have 120 VAC? YES NO Replace main control board.

Go to Evaporator Fan Not Running flowchart or Condenser Fan Not Running flowchart. NO Verify thermistors are within proper range using the thermistor values chart. Check for 12 VDC at control board pins J2-3 to J2-8. Does the refrigerator start once the harness is unplugged? YES Replace temperature control board. Voltage present? YES NO Unplug J4 connector from main control board. YES Check wiring connections. YES Are 120 VAC present? YES Repair wiring connections at 3-pin connector.Refrigerator Dead .No Sound. No Cooling Check house supply voltage. If wiring is OK. NO Replace main control board. Voltage present? YES Unplug the temperature control harness. Check for 12 VDC at control board pins J4-2 to J4-3. Are the interior lights on? NO Are 120 VAC present? YES Check for 120 VAC at 3-pin connector at the rear of the unit. – 58 – . replace thermistor. NO House wiring problem. Short in fan motor circuit. NO Repair or replace power cord. Unplug J2 connector from main control board. Is the resistance within range? YES Replace main control board.

If OK. J3-3. Unplug refrigerator to reset main control board.Damper Door Does Not Operate Remove blockage or replace damper. Reconnect power. YES NO Look for wiring problem between main control board and damper. replace damper. Are there 6 VDC between pins J4-3 (common) and each of the pins J3-1. J3-2. Replace main control board. Reconnect power. Is the damper door stuck? NO Push damper door halfway closed. If wiring is OK. and J3-4? (You have 10 seconds to check). Replace main control board. – 59 – . replace thermistor. Reset electronics by disconnecting power for 15 seconds. YES Push on damper door to check manual movement. NO Replace damper. Is the resistance within range? NO Check wiring connections.) NO Unplug harness connector at damper. Do you measure approximately 420 ohms for both readings? YES Unplug J3 connector from main control board. YES Verify thermistors are within proper range using thermistor values chart. Set temperature controls to 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F. Measure resistance between the blue and red wires and between the white and blue wires. YES Does damper door move immediately after reconnecting power? (You have 10 seconds to check.

Heavy Frost on Evaporator Always check door ajar. customer usage numerous door openings. Are there approximately 37 ohms? YES Verify thermistors are within proper range using thermistor values chart. Check wiring harness. Unplug blue connector from main board. If OK. – 60 – . Disconnect power. Is resistance within range? YES NO Check wiring connections. pin 9. replace thermistor. defrost heater. etc. Measure between red wire on connector and orange (neutral) wire on main board J7. NO Replace main board. and defrost overtemperature thermostat.

Check for 13 VDC between pins J2-8 and J2-3 and 8-13 VDC between pins J2-4 and J2-3. Warm freezer thermistor to 70 ˚F.Evaporator Fan Not Running Always check fan for obstruction first. Disconnect power to reset main control board. YES Repair wiring between main control board and evaporator fan motor. At the evaporator fan connector. Set temperature controls to 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F. Is the voltage correct for both? NO Unplug J2 connector on the main control board. Reconnect power. check for 13 VDC from the red to white wire and 8-13 VDC from the yellow to white wire. – 61 – . Is the voltage correct for both? NO Replace main control board. YES Replace evaporator fan motor.

Reconnect power. Check for 13 VDC between pins J2-3 and J2-8 and 11-13 VDC between pins J2-3 and J2-5. At the condenser fan connector. YES Replace the condenser fan motor. Is the voltage correct for both? YES NO Unplug J2 connector on the main control board. Warm freezer thermistor to 70 ˚F and set temperature controls to 37 ˚F and 0 ˚F. Repair wiring between main control board and condenser fan. Disconnect power to reset main control board. Is the voltage correct for both? NO Replace main control board. check for 13 VDC from the red to white wire and 11-13 VDC from the pink to white wire.Condenser Fan Not Running Always check for obstruction first. – 62 – .

880. FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY For five years from date of original purchase. • Failure of the product if it is used for other than its intended purpose or used commercially. plumbing and other connecting facilities. KY 40225 – 63 – . • Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. • Loss of food due to spoilage. condenser. fire. You pay for the service trip to your home and for service labor charges. contact your dealer or installer. WHAT IS COVERED From the Date of the Original Purchase FULL TWO-YEAR WARRANTY For two years from date of original purchase. Should your appliance need service. in the U. To know what your legal rights are in your state. floods or acts of God. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. we will provide.A.Warranty YOUR MONOGRAM REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. evaporator and all connecting tubing) that fails because of a manufacturing defect.444. LIMITED ADDITIONAL SEVEN-YEAR WARRANTY ON THE SEALED SYSTEM For the sixth through twelfth year from the date of the original purchase. Louisville. replacement parts for any part of the Accuride Slides that fails because of a manufacturing defect. parts and service labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the refrigerator that fails because of a manufacturing defect. free of charge. free of charge. • Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers. If you have an installation problem. replacement parts for any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor. WHAT IS NOT COVERED • Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product. we will provide. so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty. D. evaporator and all connecting tubing) that fails because of a manufacturing defect. call 800. LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ON ACCURIDE® SLIDES From the date of the original purchase we will provide. • Improper installation. consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. condenser. In Canada: 888. You pay for the service trip to your home and for service labor charges.3030. • Damage to the product caused by accident. free of charge. we will provide.C. In Alaska the warranty is the same except that it is LIMITED because you must pay to ship the product to the service shop or for the service technician’s travel costs to your home. Warrantor: General Electric Company. during warranty period or beyond. parts and service labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor. Hawaii and Washington. All warranty service will be provided by our Factory Service Centers or by our authorized Customer Care® servicers during normal working hours. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for ordinary home use in the 48 mainland states.S. You are responsible for providing adequate electrical. free of charge.1845.

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