One morning I woke up and noticed my GE refrigerator quit working. The power was on, the light in the refrigerator was on but neither the freezer nor the fridge was cold. Sounds bad eh? Call the refrigerator repairman? No!
This is actually quite common with GE refrigerators. Some users find that the unit quits cooling altogether while others find that just the refrigerator or freezer is no longer cold. This is almost always an issue with the main controller board which is essentially the “brains” of the refrigerator.
Other symptoms for the control board issue might include that it cools sometimes but not others while others hear a clicking, whistling or howling sound. You might even see “HRS” flashing on the LCD panel if your refrigerator is equipped with one.
Apparently, the main controller boards will quit working on GE refrigerators quite often. Of course, you are welcome to calling an appliance repairman to fix it but it’ll probably cost $400-$500. Or you can simply purchase this $135 main controller board from amazon and replace the old board in about 20 minutes. This WR55X10942 board replaces the older refrigerator mainboards, such as WR55X10552, WR55X10656, WR55X10335.
Here are a few examples of GE Refrigerator issues that were fixed with a new controller board:
“GE refrigerator quit working on a Sunday morning. Called for repair, earliest appointment was in 7 days. Went DIY. Ordered part from Amazon that Sunday night. Board arrived Monday evening! Fridge fixed 39 minutes later. Unbelievably fast shipping and it was a relative breeze to install.”
“My Ge Profile psi23scrbsv fridge completely quit working after multiple power outages over a few day period. Interior light was working but only other sign of life was ‘HRS” flashing on the display panel. Some searching seemed to indicate this could be the main control board. Instead of waiting several days for an expensive service visit, I decided to try this myself. Ordered and received in less than 24hrs, and only took about 30mins to uninstall old board and install the new one (plus time to move fridge around) Fridge immediately came back to life when plugged back in and was fully cooled to my set temperatures in about 16-18 hours.”
“Factory replacement board. Very easy to install. Please note that the buses on this board differ from those on the board that came installed on my ten-year-old refrigerator. Despite the different location of the buses, installation is not difficult; just pay close attention to where you removed the plugs on the initial board.”
Let us know if this worked for you (or not) in the comments below so we can help each other fix these annoying issues!