GE HTS22GBMARWW Digital Controls refrig 22 cu ft.....main bord failure number #3!

GE HTS22GBMARWW Digital Controls refrig 22 cu ft.....main bord failure number #3! GE refrigerators have serious quality control issues..... This is the freakin 3rd main board which has burned the evaporator fan resistor... However, the main logic board part# WR55X10151 which is used on many of their 22 cu ft models keeps burning up the resistor at R95.......(at the evaporator fan connector) When this happens, the evaporator fan will not work. Replaced the board twice now.......and that 2ohm 1watt resistor always runs very hot.
Replaced the evaporator fan and the main board #2 in Jan 2003. Now exactly 1.5 years later...here we are again. I could never buy another GE appliance after this experience.
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Maybe put a 2 watt resistor onto the board, or a pair of 1 ohm 1 watt in series.
And make sure the spade is good on the connector, replace it too if needed.
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PrecisionMachinisT wrote:

That's one idea that has some merit. The real question is, what is this resistor for? Now if its in series with the motor, maybe its there to act as a fuse. The motor locks up or binds, the resistor over heats and blows open. If that the case, maybe a lower value resistor might be more durable (.5 to 1 ohm). Or, maybe a in line fuse. Some speakers use an 12 volt automotive dome light as a current limiter.
If i stuck with a 2 ohm, i would use a 5 watt wire wound type in a square ceramic package. Those are pretty durable.
Bob
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The resistor R95 once it's burned....replacing it does not get the board to work again. It's dead. Surface mounted IC's, components on both sides of the board and then a non conductive clear plastic coating over everything...makes it almost impossible to solder and repair. This is board replacement action...
Regards, Henri

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Spoke to GE service at 1-800-437-3783.....( unpublished #) They offered to replace the board and the evap fan, without admitting anything was wrong....The woman was well trained....she never cracked. This company lives in denial. They KNOW they have a problem with these WR55X10151 main boards and the Evaporator panasonic variable speed motor. Instead of being honest about it and telling their customers, we'll get this straight one way or another because it's the right thing to do. This is too important to pretend it's not happening.....the time spent, the food wasted and the mess. Have a look at this page of GE refrigerator woes :
GE General Electric Refrigerator Appliance is Junk Complaints http://www.landingnewjersey.com/ge.htm
Frankly, I think you could make a reasonable legal argument that the main board is integral to the proper function of the compressor and should covered by the same five year warranty. Door handles are covered by the one year warranty....ok, but the refrigeration part should be 5 years. My confidence is not restored, though I 'm grateful the fridge is getting parts to be fixed this last time...as a courtesy ( which is really BS , when it's an obviously defective design). Who knows how long it will last this time. Keep your mechanical controls refrigerator ....is my advice.
Here are the GE Hotpoint Refrigerators which probably have this problem... All these models use the same WR55X10151 main board and evap with variable speed fan.
If it will help anybody else : Not recommended IMHO....until they declare they have been fixed.
General Electric Refrigerator ETS22SBMARBS
General Electric Refrigerator ETS22SBMBRBS
General Electric Refrigerator ETS22XBMBRBB
General Electric Refrigerator ETS22XBMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator ETS22XBMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22FBMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22FBMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22FBMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22FBMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22IBMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22IBMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22IBMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22IBMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22ICMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22ICMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22ICMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22ICMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KBMARBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KBMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KBMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KBMBRBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KBMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KBMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KCMARBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KCMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KCMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KCMBRBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KCMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22KCMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22QBMARBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22QBMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22QBMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22QBMBRBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22QBMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22QBMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22SBMARBS
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22SBMBRBS
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22UBMARBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22UBMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22UBMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22UBMBRBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22UBMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22UBMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22WCMARBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22WCMARCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22WCMARWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22WCMBRBB
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22WCMBRCC
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22WCMBRWW
General Electric Refrigerator GTS22ZCMARBB
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I went out to buy a new Neptune washer and dryer. The salesman was pushing for the touch screen model. Novel, the most expensive. As I have worked with higher tech electronics in the field for 10 years. I immediately went to the models that had nothing but LED's and push buttons. I do not need to program in Spanish. All companies have trouble with the circuit boards. None of the electronics is made my the appliance company. So If you manage to get into a bad batch/ or poor design your screwed and blued. Heat and quality control are the biggest problems in the industry. My ex company produced a $6000.00 meter that the screens went blank. If you can not see the screen you can not do anything. Spent over a year replacing them. Get this they never kept records to see where the units went. Only thing that they knew was they were produced for 7 months, did not even know the number produced. Seems the plasma screen either leaked, or had to much gas in it. They changed to LED screen.
Sorry to hear about the problems. I had a Chevy PU once that was a lot worse. Sold it with 48k miles, 5 years old. I had installed 5 fuel pumps, 2 electric seat motors, 2 windshield motors, 2 complete sets of injectors, and 2 computers. I bought something else and never looked back. Ever consider cooling the board (s)? A small fan might help.
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Too bad there 2 electronic boards in those models as well. Actually I've heard very few problems of the actual electronic *display* controls failing... it's the other ones (the ones also in your model) which you have to worry about. :(
JMO
Dan O. - Appliance411.com http://ng.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Maytag+washer
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Spoke to GE service at 1-800-437-3783.....( unpublished #) They offered to replace the board and the evap fan, without admitting anything was wrong. The woman was well trained....she never cracked. This company lives in denial. They KNOW they have a problem with these WR55X10151 main boards and the Evaporator panasonic variable speed motor. Instead of being honest about it and telling their customer, we'll get this straight one way or another because it's the right thing to do. This is too important to pretend it's not happening.
Frankly, I think you could make a reasonable argument that the main board is integral to the proper functioning of the compressor and should covered by the five year warranty. Door handles are covered by the one year warranty....ok, but the refrigeration part should be 5 years. My confidence is not restored, though I 'm grateful the fridge is getting parts to be fixed... Who knows how long this time.
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