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GE refrigerator model #GSH22JSTESS not cooling

The evaporator fan seems to be working but the compressor is not coming on as far as I can tell (fan is not turning - no sound)

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SOURCE: Ge Refrigerator stopped working

Deet, Unplug the refrigerator and the 3 pins on the compressor. Remember where the three compressor wires  go when you put them back on. Test all three pins 2 at a time with an ohm meter. You should get readings all the way around. Then test 1 pin at a time touching the other probe to the copper on the outside the compressor. Tell me what you come up with, Thanks, JT















Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

had same exact problem - followed advice for fixing same problem in similar refrig. took of the back panel off the freezer section - 8 hex head screws - and found the cooling fins all frosted over.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

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SOURCE: ge model gsh25jfrfww not cooling just clicking

Replace the main board on the back i got the part for $130 at a wholesale parts store

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator and freezer are not cooling. already

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Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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