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We have a gm-pac-10e2 the compressor does not stop running

Customer Question

we have a gm-pac-10e2 the compressor does not stop running so it frosts over.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 1 week.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: it cools good but compressor runs even in fan mode.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 2 months ago.

Hello, the problem is with the printed circuit board most likely (98% chance) these are not user friendly as far as repairs go, a new board installled by an appliance repair shop will cost you $250 to $400... close to what some new units of the type cost.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is it the relay switch in the board
Expert:  Phil replied 2 months ago.

Yes, the contacts are most likely burnt closed, the relay on the board however is not replaceable, you have to buy the entire board.

Expert:  Phil replied 2 months ago.

It could also be a bad circuit in the board that is holding the relay contacts closed, that is less likely however