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  • Page 1GE Consumer & Industrial Techn hniical Servi vic ce Gui uidde December 2008 20-, 22 22- and 23-cu. ft. ft. Bott ottom om Mount Refr Refriige ger rat ator ors s GBSC0 GFSF2 GBSC3 GFSL2 GDSC0 GFSS2 GDSC3 PDSF0 GDSL0 PFSF2 GDSL3 PDSS0 GDSS0 PFSS2 31-9179 GE Appliances General Electric Company Louisvill
  • Page 2IMPORTANTSAFETYNOTICE NOTICE The information in this service guide is intended for use by individuals possessing adequate backgrounds of electrical, electronic, and mechanical experience. Any attempt to repair a major appli ap pliance ance may result in personal injury and property damage. The manu
  • Page 3Table Table of Contents Air Control (Model GBSC0) ..........................................................................................................................................44 Airflow ......................................................................................................
  • Page 4Introduction These new 20- and 22-cubic foot bottom mount refrigerators have the following features: • TurboCoolTM ― Rapidly cools the refrigerator compartment in order to more quickly cool foods. (on som e models) • Automatic Icemaker ― Produces 100 to 130 cubes in a 24-hour period. (on som e model
  • Page 5Nomenclature PFSF2MJXAWW Exterior Color Brand/Product Brand/Produ WW - White on White P - Profile BB - Black on Black Configuration CC - Bisque F - French Door w/ FZ Drawer SS - Stainless Steel D - FF Full Door w/FZ Drawer EngineeringringNomenclature Depth/Pow Depth/ Power A - Initial Design Model Yea
  • Page 6Technical Data Al l Ex cep t Mo del s GB SC0 and GBSC3                                   
  • Page 7Model GBSC0 GB SC0 and GBSC3 GB SC3                                     
  • Page 8Installation 5. Remove the tape and tilt the door away from Reversi versing ng the Door Swing (Singl ingle e Door Models) the cabinet. Lift the door off the center hinge Important: Once you begin, do not move the pin. Ensure that the plastic hinge pin thimble cabinet. remains on the hinge pin or ins
  • Page 94. Remove the button plug from the left side of the To install the center hinge pin: door.. Remove the door thimble door t himble from the right (Models without freezer freezer door) side of the door. Install the door thimble t himble into the Install the hinge pin into the new hinge bracket. hole o
  • Page 10To ins tall the bottom hinge and leveling leg: To transfer the refrigerator and freezer door (Models with freezer freezer door) stops: 1. Using a 1/2-in. socket ratchet/driver, ratchet/driver, install the 1. Remove the door stop (A) on right side of the hinge pin and nut in the opposite hole on the
  • Page 112. Straighten the door and line it up with the center 3. Make sure the gasket on the door is flush hinge bracket. Install the center hinge pin with against the cabinet and is not folded. Support a 3/4-in. socket ratchet/driver ratchet/driver.. Turn it until it the door on the handle side and make sur
  • Page 124. Remove the hinge cover on top of the Removing the DoorsDoors (French Door Models) refrigerator door by removing the Phillips head Important: Once you begin, do not move the screw and pulling it up. cabinet. 5. Using a 5/16-in. socket ratchet/driver ratchet/driver,, remove the bolts securing the t
  • Page 13To replac replace e the top door: 6. Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the cabinet and is not folded. Make sure 1. Install the center hinge on each side. the door is straight and the gap between the doors is even across the front. While holding the aligned door in place, tighten the t
  • Page 14To repla lace ce the freezer drawe drawer: Removing the Freezer DrawerDrawer Note: Two people may be required to complete this To remove the freezer drawe drawer: procedure. 1. Open the freezer drawer until it stops. Lift up on 1. Pull out the rail assemblies to their full length on the back of the
  • Page 15To remove a plastic door handle (on some Refrigerator Door Handle models): Follow instructions below to remove stainless steel Note: Each plastic door handle is attached with an handles and to remove and reverse plastic handles. upper and lower fastener and locked in position by To remove a stainles
  • Page 16To attach a plastic door handle (on some Freezer Free zer Door o r Drawer Handle models): To remov e a freeze freezerr doo r or drawer handl e 1. Attach the handle to the handle mounting (stainless steel and plastic): fasteners by aligning the slots with the handle mounting fasteners. Loosen the set
  • Page 17Control Features (on some models) (on some models) Note: The refrigerator is shipped with protective film covering the temperature controls. If this film was not removed during installation, remove it now. The temperature controls are preset in the factory at 37°F for the refrigerator compartment and
  • Page 18How it Works TurboCool rapidly cools the refrigerator How to Use compartment in order to more quickly Press TurboCool. The refrigerator cool foods. Use TurboCool when adding a temp tempererat atur uree disp displa layy will will show show . large amount of food to the refrigerator compartment, putti
  • Page 19Water Filter Cartridge Filter Bypass Plug The water filter cartridge is located in the You must use the filter bypass plug when a back upper right corner of the refrigerator replacement replacement filter cartridge is not available. compartment. The icemaker will not operate without the filter or fi
  • Page 20Not all features are on all models. Fruit and Vegetable Crisper Excess water that may accumulate in the bottom of the drawers or under the drawers should be wiped dry. Adjustable Humidity Humidity Crisper (on some models) Slide the control all the way to the Slide the control all the way to the LOW
  • Page 21Not all features are on all models. Freezer Shelves and Baskets A shelf above the ice storage bin NOTE: Do not fill baskets higher than the rim of the basket. This may cause baskets to stick A half-width basket or jam when opening or closing. A shallow full-width basket A deep full-width basket Appe
  • Page 22A newly installed instal led refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making maki ng ice. Power Automatic Icemaker (on some models) Switch Icemaker The icemaker will produce seven cubes per cycle— You will hear a buzzing sound each time approximately 100–130 cubes in a 24-hour period, the icema
  • Page 23Turning the control to the 0 (off) position does not remove power to the light circuit. Refrigerator Lights After replacing with an appliance bulb CAUTION: Light bulbs may of the same or lower wattage, replace be hot. the shield. Unplug the refrigerator. Plug the refrigerator back in. To remove the
  • Page 24Defrost De frost Cycle Cycle Dispenser Lock Note When the dispenser system is locked, actual and set temperatures can be viewed but no dispenser • Refer to Pub #31-9062 for information about command will be accepted. This includes the basic adaptive defrost. dispenser cradle and will prevent acciden
  • Page 25Compone Com ponents nts Locat Locator or View ews s Fresh Food Compartment Single Door Model (GBSC Models Shown) Control Panel Lights Articulating Mullion Track Note: Single door models French Door Model eliminate the articulating mullion track. Water Filter On non-dispenser models, Light the contro
  • Page 26Freezer Compar Compartment tment (model PFSF2 shown) Over Temperature Thermostat Icemaker Fill Tube Evaporator Thermistor Light Switch Evaporator Thermistor Location Defrost Heater (recessed in bottom of evaporator) Rear View (model PFSF2 shown) Main Control Board Dryer Condenser Water Valve Condens
  • Page 27Control Board Conne Connect ctor or Locator Locator Main Contr Control ol Board Board (model PFSF2 shown) J13 J10 J4 8 J K6 J9 J3 J2 K4 J 1 1 J7 J1 K3 J 10 and J 13 - Earth (Ground) J 4 - LCD Board J 8 - Line (L1) to AC Compressor J 3 - Damper J 9 - Defrost Heater, Return Duct Heaters, Over J 1 - Fr
  • Page 28Mai ain n Control Control Board (model odels s GBSC0 and GBSC3 shown) CON2 CON3 CON1 CON3-1 CON3-3 CON3-5 CON3-4 CON1 and CON2 - Thermistor CON3 - CON3-1 Neutral CON3-3 CON3-3 EMI Filter Filter,, Refrigerator Compartment Light, Freezer Compartment Light, Icemaker CON3-4 Defrost Heater Heater,, Retur
  • Page 29Airflow Model PFSF2 The evaporator fan forces air through the evaporator into the freezer compartment. Air from the evaporator can also pass through the electronic damper to the air tunnel outlet, through the fresh food compartment , and return to the evaporator evaporator.. The damper is controlled
  • Page 30Refri efrigegerat ration ion System Refr frigera igerati tion on Components Capillary Capill ary Tub ubee Evaporator Condenser Loop *Dryer Compressor Condenser * The dryer (not shown), is vertically positioned between the compressor and the condenser fan motor. motor. – 30 –
  • Page 3110. Install the new evaporator and tighten the 2 Replacing Evaporator Using the Brazing Phillips-head screws. Method 11. Connect the evaporator inlet and outlet to the Parts Needed: suction line and capillary tubes. • Freezer Evaporator 12. Check that the thermal paste is still on the • Drier Assemb
  • Page 32Components b. Release the the front of the vertical divider divider by Icemaker pressing down on the support rail while The following components must be removed in the pressuring the front of the divider up. appropriate order to remove the icemaker: 1. Unplug the refrigerator refrigerator.. 2. Open
  • Page 335. Remove the Phillips-head screw and the ice Evaporator drawer cover from the evaporator cover (model PFSF2). The following components must be removed in the appropriate order to access the evaporator: 1. Remove the icemaker, if equipped. (See Ice Drawer Cover Icemaker .).) Note: The evaporator fan
  • Page 346. Using a 3/16-in. flat blade screwdriver screwdriver,, remove 9. Remove the five recessed 1/4-in. hex-head the 1/4-in. slotted hex-head screw from the screws that attach each drawer rail assembly to recess in either wheel sprocket arm. (Left wheel the freezer side walls. sprocket arm shown.) Wheel S
  • Page 354. Open the ball valve. Recover the purge/sweep Evacuation and Charging Procedure Procedure charge using the recovery pump and the Refer to Service Guide #31-9118 for complete refrigerator compressor until a 20-in. vacuum instructions on replacing the freezer and fresh food is attained. Close the ba
  • Page 36Retur turn n Duct Heat aters ers Defrost Heater A return duct heater has been added to each of The defrost heater is a single-tube, glass-enclosed the 2 fresh food compartment return air ducts. The radiant heater. It is held in place by 2 tabs on the heaters prevent water from freezing and blocking
  • Page 37Defrost Thermostat Thermistors The defrost thermostat will open its contacts and de-energize the heater whenever the evaporator Thermistor Resistance temperature reaches approximately 55°F. The Temperature Temperature Resistance in Kilo- thermostat contacts will close at approximately (°F) (°C) Ohms
  • Page 38To remove the thermistor cover, insert a flat-blade To remove the thermistor, thermistor, pull off the foam cover screwdriver under the front of the cover and gently and foil shield from the inside of the control housing. lift the bottom edge until it releases from the compartment wall. Insert Thermi
  • Page 39Freezer and and Fresh Food Light Thermostats Evaporator Fan The freezer and fresh food light thermostats The position of the fan blade in relation to the interrupt power to the lights when the thermostat shroud is important. temperature reaches 175°F. Power is restored when the thermostat temperatur
  • Page 40Fan speed is selected and maintained by the main Condenser Fan control board regulating the length and frequency of the 13.6 VDC pulse. Temperature can cause The fan is mounted in the machine compartment some fan speed variation. Fan speed can vary +/- with the no-clean condenser condenser.. The fan
  • Page 41The rear access cover must be tightly fitted to When operating, voltage is sent in pulses (much like prevent air from being exhausted directly out of the a duty cycle) as opposed to an uninterrupted flow. rear of the machine compartment, bypassing the This pulsing of 13.6 VDC produces effective voltag
  • Page 423. Tilt the damper assembly toward the front front of the the Damper Duct Assembly refrigerator,, then pull up the damper assembly. refrigerator Model PFSF2 A motorized damper duct assembly is used to control airflow from the freezer into the fresh food compartment. It is located on the back wall of
  • Page 43Motorized Motor ized Damper Open Model GBSC0 A non-motorized damper duct assembly is used to deliver airflow from the freezer into the control housing. It is located on the back wall of the fresh food compartment, behind the fruit and vegetable crisper drawers. Motor otorized ized Damper Closed Close
  • Page 44Control Cont rol Housi Housing ng (Model GBSC0) Air Contr Controlol (Model GBSC0) The control housing is located at the top of the An air control is used to direct airflow to the refrigerator compartment. (See Component Loc Locator ator refrigerator and freezer compartments. It consists of Views .).)
  • Page 453. Compress the tabs on the bar clip that holds the 5. Pull back and remove the damper and damper damper shaft to the shaft retainer. retainer. Slide the bar shaft from the housing. clip toward the outside of the housing. Damper Bar Clip Shaft Retainer 4. Carefully lift and release the damper shaft
  • Page 46Note: After installing the damper shaft, rotate the Main Control Board freezer temperature control knob and check that the damper is open in knob position #1 and is closed in Model PFSF2 knob position #9. The main control board is located in a recess in the back of the refrigerator refrigerator,, ab
  • Page 47The door dispenser supply line is routed from Water Valve the cold water tank, tank , through the liner, to the left The water valve is mounted in the left section of the side door hinge, and into the left side door to the machine compartment. dispenser. Water Valve Dispenser Water Line Icemaker Wat
  • Page 48Note: When installing the water tank, push the Water Tank outlet tube firmly into the union connector connector.. Make The water tank is located in the refrigerator sure that the black mark is flush with the top of the compartment, near the bottom left corner. The inlet collar. water tube is permanent
  • Page 49Note: When installing the water tank inlet tube, push Water Dispenser and Interface Interface the inlet tube firmly into the water valve. Make sure that the black mark on the tube is flush with the The water dispenser assembly incorporates the bottom of the collar. interface used for temperature contr
  • Page 502. Carefully lower the interface and disconnect the 4. Remove the 4 Phillips-head screws and the 2 wire harnesses. dispenser shield from the dispenser recess. 5. Lift and remove the spill shelf from from the bottom of the recess. Wire Harnesses Note: The dispenser trim is held to the dispenser reces
  • Page 51The articulating door mullion consists of the mullion, Articulating Door Mullion Mullion (French Door heater,, internal spring, and heater a nd 2 hinges. It is available Models) only as an assembly. The articulating door mullion is attached to the Note: If the Energy Saver light is lit, then the hea
  • Page 52Drawer Closure Closure Mechani echanisms sms EMI Filt Filter er (Model GBSC0) Two self-closing freezer drawer cam and lever The EMI Filter is accessed from the back of the mechanisms automatically pull the drawer shut refrigerator and is located on the left side of the when it's within 1-inch of the
  • Page 53Troubleshooting Control Diagnostics UsingUsing the Temperature Display The temperature display has a self-diagnosis mode that can be accessed and will help the technician to test certain functions of the temperature display, defrost heater, damper, damper, and interior fans. This mode can aid the se
  • Page 54FZ FF Mo M ode Comments Display Display 1 0 Open Damper Damper will open, pause briefly, and then close. 1 1 Fan Speed Test Cycles through each fan for 5 seconds. 1 2 100% Run Time This mode runs the sealed system 100% of the time. This test will automatically time out after 1 hour of run time. A ref
  • Page 55Perfrformance ormance Data Data Sheet SmartWater Filtration System - GSWF Cartridge This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI 42/53 for reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less tha
  • Page 56Icem Icemaker Service Service Test Mode The electronic icemaker has a service test mode that can be utilized by the service technician in order to test basic operation of the icemaker. The service test mode consists of a harvest cycle followed immediately by a water fill. The harvest cycle is entered
  • Page 57Schematic Model PFS PFSF2 F2 S R 6 4 . 0 . 0   (Contin ued next page ) – 57 –
  • Page 58Model GBSC0 S R 4 6 . . 0 0   – 58 –
  • Page 59Warranty All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, Staple your receipt here. or an authorized Customer Care ® technician. To schedule service, Proof of the original purchase on-line, visit us at ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). date is needed to obtain service Please
  • Page 60CUSTOMER WARRANTY (for customers in Canada) Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship. What is covered How Long Warranted Parts Labour (From Date of Sale) Repair or Replace at Mabe’s Option Compressor GE Profile: Ten (10) Years GE Profile: Ten (10) Years GE P r