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How To Resolve Ge Profile Refrigerator Model PFE29PSDFSS No Lights And No Water Dispensing Issue

Appliance Overview
Brand: GE Profile
Model Number: PFE29PSDFSS
Appliance Type: Refrigerator

Type: Refrigerator

Common Issue: - When the refrigerator door is opened, no lights come on, and there is no water dispensing despite the display showing the light.

Repair Advice:

Check the Power Supply: Begin by ensuring that the refrigerator is securely plugged into an electrical outlet. Check if the outlet is functioning properly by testing it with another device. If the refrigerator is connected to a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet, verify that the outlet has not been tripped. Reset the GFCI if necessary to restore power.

Inspect the Dispenser Control Board: The dispenser control board governs most of the functions of the dispenser system. If it's malfunctioning, it can cause issues with water and ice dispensing. To inspect it:

  • Unplug the refrigerator to ensure safety.
  • Remove the dispenser control panel. This typically involves unscrewing the panel and gently prying it off.
  • Examine the control board for any signs of damage like burn marks or loose connections.
  • If any damage is found, the control board should be replaced with a compatible new one.

Test the Door Switch: A faulty door switch can prevent the interior lights from turning on. To test and replace the door switch:

  • Locate the door switch, usually found near the door frame.
  • Inspect the switch for any visible wear or damage.
  • Use a multimeter to test for continuity when the switch is activated.
  • If the switch is defective (no continuity), replace it with a new one.

Check the Water Inlet Valve: If the refrigerator is not dispensing water, the water inlet valve might be the cause. To inspect the valve:

  • Locate the water inlet valve, usually found at the back of the refrigerator.
  • Inspect the valve for blockages or leaks.
  • Use a multimeter to test the valve for continuity. A lack of continuity suggests that the valve is faulty and should be replaced.

Reset the Refrigerator: If no specific issues are found, try resetting the refrigerator. This can resolve minor electronic glitches. To reset:

  • Unplug the refrigerator from the power outlet.
  • Wait a few minutes.
  • Plug the refrigerator back in. This acts as a hard reset and may resolve the problem.

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