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Old 11-03-2012, 12:19 PM
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Model Number: GSS25TGPCWW   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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purchased an Overload/PTC because of an electrical burning smell. Pulled off the old one and replaced with a new one (WR09X10107). The old one had burn maks on it. However, when I replaced it and plugged the refrigerator back in, the fan did not start up again. When I reinstalled the burned one, the fan did click on. Any suggestions as to what might be the problem would be appreciated.


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The power from the start device may also go to the condensing fan motor.You may have left this wire off.
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Thank you for the reply. There were only two wires, a black wire and an orange wire. I plugged the black into the slot next to a blue dot (saw this in another post) and the orange in the slot with the number "2" next to it. Otherwise, there were no other wires. The overload plugs into a three prong. I called APP and they are sending a replacement. However, I think it would be unlikely the replacement part was bad. Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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The start device has nothing to do with the power to the condensing fan motor. I would check the wiring to the condensing motor, something is not wired up right when you use the old start device.
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