GE Refrigerator Not Cooling After Power Outage

It is a common problem with GE refrigerators that the main controller board can malfunction after a power surge or power outage. This can result in the refrigerator or freezer no longer cooling or making odd surging or whining sounds from the back.

Fortunately, there is a relatively simple and inexpensive solution by ordering and replacing the main controller board. It is about $130 and takes just 30-40 minutes to replace. This is much cheaper than calling the GE repairman or buying a new refrigerator.

Below is the part you’ll need from amazon but be sure to enter your model number to ensure you are ordering the correct one for your fridge. You’ll be up and cooling again in no time!

Let us know below if this worked for you so you can help other GE refrigerator owners who’ve experienced a power outage or surge.

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Ojie Eghobor
Ojie Eghobor
11 months ago

My GE profile refrigerator conduct power but both the freezer and the fridge not working at all. I’ve called in two technicians both with different diagnostic result. One said it’s licking refrigerant and the other said the compressor is gone. I don’t know who to believe and difficult to ascertain the actual problem. As I read on this platform, the mother board could be the problem. What should I do in this instance.

Betsy Danielle
Betsy Danielle
9 months ago
Reply to  Ojie Eghobor

We had this exact same problem a few weeks ago so i hurried up and ordered a fridge for delivery the next morning. Well low and behold the next morning it was working just fine. Now this after being without power for over 12 hours and then realizing that it wasn’t cooling (all the lights worked) we did however leave it plugged in the entire time never unplugged it not once.

W.B
W.B
9 months ago
Reply to  Betsy Danielle

The same thing happened to my GE fridge. We were without power for 24 hours- when it came back on, our light turned on in the fridge but the water did not work and either did the fridge/freezer- it was not cooling. We tried everything to get it to work- even places a claim with the power company. However, the next day- it started working again. So crazy- it glad it didn’t cost us a lot of money to repair.

Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia
3 months ago
Reply to  Ojie Eghobor

Did replacing the control board help?

Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia
3 months ago

My GE fridge also takes a couple of days to come back on after a power outage. It just came back on today and I have the new control board. Does anyone know if after installing it, will it take some time to come back on?

John
John
1 month ago

I followed the instructions after my GE fridge didn’t come back on after a power outage. I needed a slightly different part number for my fridge, but the steps worked for me!

Last edited 1 month ago by John
Karen
Karen
12 days ago
Reply to  John

OK. So does this suggest every time there’s a power outage, you will need to replace that part?