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I have a GE GSS25JEMACC and compressor doesn't kick in... all fans run. Yesterday the defrost cycle thawed the entire freezer full of food. Took back panel off inside freezer, there was no frost or ice anywhere. Could defrost cycle be stuck on?

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Hi thanks for the question. if all fans are on . not in defrost cycle. look at the compressor relay. replace the relay. thanks the appliance doc

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