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GE refrigerator model GSL25iGXL LS compressor won't start…

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GE refrigerator model GSL25iGXL...

GE refrigerator model GSL25iGXL LS compressor won't start replaced the inverter board a green light light up on the board but compressor still won't come on

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

4-5 years old GSL251GXL LS

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, im doing it now

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Power seems to be going to the inverter but the compressor is not starting

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

The only reason the compressor wouldn't run if you have a good inverter board is if the compressor is bad or the main control board isn't telling the inverter board to turn the compressor on. You can't test the main board but you can test the compressor. Unplug the refrigerator and unplug the inverter board from the side of the compressor. There are 3 pins on the compressor where the inverter plugs into. Test resistance between any 2 pins. There are 3 possible combinations and you should have the same resistance regardless of what combination you test. The resistance will be less than 10 ohms. If all 3 combinations check good, replace the main control board, otherwise replace the compressor.

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