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GE Profile Fridge - Display reading 88 and 89

My GE Side by Side Bottom Freezer fridge (Model #GFSS6KEXASS and Serial #MR550084) is displaying an "88" in the "Freezer" display window and a blinking "88" in the "Fridge" display window on the internal display. What does this indicate. It seems to still be cooling and freezing properly, but I can not change the temp. The control buttons are not responding. I tried to cycle power but this did not seem to help. Is there a combination of buttons that I can push or hold down to "reset" the display window and the controls? I would rather not pay the $200 for the service appointment if it is an easy fix. As I said, the unit is cooling properly.

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janet s
i have the same issue and it started after a power surge. fridge is keeping everything cold, just unable to make adjustments
by janet s
July 25th
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Lyle is there anyway I can privately give you my number so you can call me? Its easier for me to explain and understand by talking.
by Manage My Life
March 16th, 2013
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Lyle W
Hello Eli. Based on your details, you could have a bad condenser fan motor that is overheating. A problem with the control board could also cause that failure. I recommend that you have a service technician examine the refrigerator. If you want to fix it yourself, then you can try replacing the condenser fan. Be sure that you UNPLUG the refrigerator before accessing internal components and replacing parts. If you need more help, reply with additional details.
by Lyle W Earned 2,975 community points in Appliances
March 16th, 2013
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I have the 88 89 code on the refrigerator is a condenser fan problem. I am getting this code, but the fan is running just fine. The problem I am having is it runs for about 30 minutes, then it stops and never cuts back on. so I have to keep unplugging then plugging back up to get the fridge cool
by Manage My Life
March 15th, 2013
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Lyle W
You may be able to clear the display by unplugging the refrigerator for 5 minutes and then plugging it back in. The control board could have experienced a glitch or power surge through the electrical lines that caused it to lock up or to display an error code. Plug the refrigerator back in and see if the control works normally.

If the refrigerator display is blinking 89 then this indicates that you have an error detected in the condenser fan circuit. The condenser fan is down in the machine compartment beside the compressor. I recommend that you carefully check to see if that condenser fan is running if possible. If not, you could have a bad condenser fan or a problem with the control board. A service technician will normally need to diagnose and repair this type of failure.

Your details seem to imply that the refrigerator is no longer under warranty. If you want to attempt a do-it-yourself diagnosis and repair of this problem, reply with additional details (whether that condenser fan is running) and we will try to assist you further.
by Lyle W Earned 2,975 community points in Appliances
August 18th, 2011
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I'm sorry that you are having some difficulties with your G.E. Refrigerator. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond.
by Manage My Life
August 16th, 2011
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