Refrigerator Repair- Replacing the Main Control Board (GE Part# WR55X10942)

Uploaded by partselect on 08.04.2011

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. You’ve decided to change the main control board on
your refrigerator. It’s not too hard a job; need a quarter inch nut driver, pair of needle
nose pliers; let me show you how it’s done.
Now that we’ve got the fridge pulled far enough ahead that we can get in behind it
to work the first thing we need to do: disconnect the power cord. Make sure any water lines
are not kinked; turn them off if you have to; then we’re going to remove these nine
quarter inch hex head screws that hold the cover on; the board is located in behind that.
Now that we have the access cover removed the next job will be to remove each of the
individual wire harness connections before we attempt to remove the board. Separate each
individual plug, wiggle them out of there.
Try not to pull on the wires themselves; we don’t want to damage the wire harness. They
seem to be a little stiff, just use our needle nose pliers.
You can leave this one on because it does come with the new board.
Now we have four little plastic tabs that hold the board in place, sometimes they will
pull off easily but if you just depress the tab on them the board should slide right off.
These are the four mounting tabs that the board sits on and you’ll see the little
locking tab on the side of each one of them, that’s what we need to press.
Take our new board, complete with integral ground wire, line it up over the four mounting
studs, press it into place, and press as close to each individual stud don’t want to crack
the board.
Now we’re ready to reinstall the wire harnesses. Make sure that they seat firmly in their sockets.
Locate the ground wire with the eyelet so that when we put the cover back on the screw
will go through that ground to the chassis.
Now that we’ve got the board back in place we’re ready to put the back cover on. Simply
reinstall all the nine screws keeping in mind that we want to capture the eyelet on that
green ground wire in the upper right hand corner. Make sure the harness is not jammed
Now that the back panel’s on we’re ready to push the refrigerator back in place making
sure not to jam our water line and remember to plug it in.
I told you that was an easy job; thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.