Help Frigidaire fphb2899lfb won't start.

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  1. Jul 30, 2019 #1

    acolic

    acolic

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    Hi

    When my wife pulled out the ice maker there was a bit of resistance.

    Looks like as she pulled the tray out she severed a wire.

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    The fridge immediately shut off and won’t turn back on.

    There is power to the outlet.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for the help.

    Alex
     
  2. Jul 31, 2019 #2

    jeffmattero76

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    Since no one has responded yet. I thought I would try. Please understand that I am not an expert, by any means.

    I would first unplug the refrigerator, and, just as a test, "jump" the broken wire(s). That means stripping the insulation from the broken ends of the existing wire. Then, get a short piece of wire (jumper wire) and strip the insulation off the ends of that jumper wire. Use wire nuts to connect each end of the jumper wire to the broken ends of the refrigerator wire.

    Then, plug the refrigerator in, and see if it goes on.

    Post back to let us know if that worked.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2019 #3

    acolic

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    Hi

    An hour later and $300 the service tech identified that the motherboard and ice maker needed to be replaced.

    Repair was estimated at over $1000. We were out refrigerator shopping and I thought I’d check the price of the parts online.

    Well $200 later and a new motherboard and icemaker are on their way and hopefully tomorrow I can put everything back together.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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