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Ge fridge HI I have the panel inside the freezer off and am looking at the totally snow covered coils -- what do I do now? How do I know which part is causing the defrost problem? GE side by side model # GSH22JFTACC Thanks

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  • adri1 Sep 23, 2008

    I have a GE BSY25GFMD and when you open the freezer door the compartment around the ice dispenser/opening is built up with frost . When you press against the inside of the freezer door you can feels ice/frost behind it. What do we do?

    Also the bottom of the refrigerator (when closed) lets out alot of warm air.



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Most likely it is the defrost heater. (it's that thing at the bottom of the coils with two wires leading from it.) To test it for sure, you'd have to use an ohm meter, but many times you can visually see that the heater is bad. Defrost the coils with a hair blower. If you don't have the heater on hand, the refrig will work fine for a week until you can replace the heater.

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