Model #PDS22MBPABB GE Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

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g.e. refrigerator model pds22mbpabb freezer very cold - 24 fresh food warm 52 .

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I know how disappointing it is to find your freezer and refrigerator is not cooling properly. I researched your question and was unable to find information that would be helpful. An expert will respond shortly. It usually takes 24-48 hours to receive a response. I have attached the Sears Home Services website below in case you would like to schedule service. Have a good day.

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Jackie S -
July 01, 2012
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Thank you for your question. I a sorry you are having this problem, but I think we will be able to solve it. If you want to do some checks from the main control located on the rear wall we could determine if the defrost circuit is completely working. The checks will require the use of a multi meter. If you have a meter and are confident in your technical abilities please utilize the checks below.

Unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet and access the board. If the defrost heater allowed the coils to freeze up, Ohm the complete circuit out from the main control board. The reading should be around 80 ohms.

If the reading is good go to connector J1 on the board and check the ohms from pin 5 to pins 1 and pin 2 these reading are from the fresh food thermistors. They tell the board to run the compressor to cool the fresh food section.

Lastly, reconnect the refrigerator to the wall outlet and check the volts DC on connector j2 first check pins 2 to 3 for 12 volts DC. Check pins 4 to pin 3 for 12 volts DC. THIS last check is the Vdc off the board to the motor to push cold air into the fresh food section.

Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this thread.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
July 03, 2012
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bill w. thanks for the helpful info. can you give me some additional information on how the damper system works on this system . my controls on this system indcates a fresh food temp. of 52 degs. but the damper isfully closed. what voltages shoud i have to the damper useing connector j 3. ?. thanks for the help. bill s

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bill -
July 03, 2012
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Bill, The system on your refrigerator works like this, The thermistors read the tempeture and send a signal to the board.. In this case the fresh food thermistors should be at a ohms range of 7800 to 10000 ohms the board will then open the damper until the fresh food section reaches around 15000 ohms. To test the damper you use j2 pin 3 as the ground. Measure all 4 damper wires to the j2 -pin 3 there should be 6 volts DC when the board is trying to open the damper, only on bl to wh or rd to yl . If there are no volts at all going to the damper, and the thermistors have reading of 7800 to 10000 there should be 6 volts DV on two of the wires , when read to the j2 pin 3 ground wire. The damper uses bl to wh as a pair and rd to yl as a pair to open and close the damper. Here is an example, if you have onj3-3 rd 6 vdc but on j3-4 yl 0 vdc, this indicated a inoperative damper. If you have 6 VDC on both of the wire this indicates an inoperative control board. On the other hand dampers often have the flaps broken and loose on the shafts. You can manually test if the damper flap is stuck closed. Reply back with the finding and I will help some more.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
July 03, 2012
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