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GE refrigerator The coil keeps frosting-up I already replaced the control board and the heater checks good. The model# is GSS25JFMDWW, any Ideas ?

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Have you checked the bimetal? Its a small round thing stuck to the top of the evaporator. On a GE refrigerator it is usually the heater that goes out followed by the bimetal. In a few models the come together but this is not always the case. There needs to be continuity through the bimetal when the tempeture on the evaporator is below 15 degrees F. There should always be continuity through the heater. If you'd like I can also tell you how to force this fridge into a defrost mode.

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Have a ge model # GTH21KBXAWW. The freezer works fine. The bottom half does not keep cold.


Freezer is cold but refrigerator is warm
  1. Evaporator coils are frosted over
If your issue is that the freezer is cold but the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be, the first step is to check the defrost system for problems. A key indicator in determining if perhaps you have a refrigeration defrost problem is visible frost on the evaporator coils. If your unit has frost you will need to check your defrost heater assembly, the defrost control, and the evaporator fan motor for a malfunction. Replace any erroneous parts as necessary.
  1. Damper
If your issue is that the freezer is cold but the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be, the damper door could be broken or jammed. The damper is a door that opens and closes to allow cool air to flow from the freezer into the refrigerator unit, and if it fails to operate correctly, not enough cold air will enter the refrigerator to keep it cold. The damper can be replaced if it is no longer operating properly.
  1. Thermistor
If your issue is that the freezer is cold but the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be, the thermistor connected to the control board might be defective. The thermistor is a sensor that examines the temperature inside the unit. If the part is defective, the refrigerator could not cool properly.
  1. Temperature control board
If your issue is that the freezer is cold but the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be, the temperature control board could be at fault. The temperature control board distributes voltage to the fan motors and compressor to keep them functioning. This board is very often misdiagnosed as the culpable cause and it is recommended to proceed with the troubleshooting process of elimination prior to replacing this part.
  1. Defrost thermostat
Another issue that can cause your freezer to be cold while the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be is the defrost thermostat. In order for the defrost heater to activate to melt away any excessive frosting on the evaporator coils, the defrost thermostat must sense that the temperature is cold enough to activate the defrost heater. Without this continuous cycle, the frost will excessively build up on the coils and prevent proper air flow inside the unit. The defrost thermostat can be checked for continuity with an ohm meter; if it's not present, the thermostat will need to be replaced.
  1. Main control board
A possible cause for a freezer that's cold but refrigerator that's not as cold as it should be is the main control board. The main control board acts as a "brain" for the unit, controlling the defrost cycle, compressor, and run time. However, it is an uncommon cause for this issue. This board is very often misdiagnosed as the culpable cause and it is recommended to proceed with the troubleshooting process of elimination prior to replacing this part.

Feb 25, 2015 | GE Refrigerators

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Ge refrigerator model gss22kgmc


check defrost element, if good check defrost thermostat, if good change defrot timer/control board depending on your specific model you can look at this link provided its a diff model but none the less quite similar
am searching for Main PBA for fridge freezer model no SRL 629EV The number...

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All od the sudden my side by side ge artica keeps refridgeratoor at about 40 degrees and freezer at about 16 degrees


Open the freezer and look for frost buildup on the back panel. If you see frost, you have a defrost problem. Possible causes are the defrost heater or evaporator thermistor. You will need a multimeter to test the components. The heater should show continuity. The thermistor should be between 10k and 80k? at fridge to freezer temperatures. Anything less than that, the thermistor is bad. Remove the back panel of the freezer to access. The heater is mounted to the bottom of the evaporator coils. The evaporator thermistor is mounted to the top of the evaporator.

If no frost, I would suspect the freezer thermistor. It's at the left lower rear of the freezer or behind a grill on the right wall of the freezer. Same thing, if it reads less than 10k? replace it.

If all the components check good, the only thing left is the main control board. You can find this behind a panel on the back of the fridge.

Part numbers: Defrost heater WR51X10055, thermistor WR55X10025, Control board WR55X10942.

Mar 05, 2011 | GE PSI23MGM Side by Side Refrigerator

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Model PTS25LBMARWW GE refrigerator not defrosting


Two posibe reasons.
First the defrost heater is damage and need to be replaced. This is the most frequent problem and heater cost only about $32.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=219674&diagram_id=21697826#d21697826

Second most serious but rear is the electronic control board is faulty and does not give the instruction or power to heater to heat up and melt frost. Need to be replace this is ruther expensive part about $132.
see link
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=219674&diagram_id=21697831#d21697831

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GE Model gss25jfmdww. No matter what I set the


If the ice box is working but not cooling right I would find the thermisters and check them, and replace them. This manual shows where they are.
Bonus Info: Your ice box uses artificial intel to determine proper operation. I suggest you read this manual: ADC

Mar 11, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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I have a ge sxs model #gss22jepcww fride not cooling i removed panel in freezer to inspect coils coils are froze up around coils,I thinking its a frost free problem this model has a circut board in back is...


If you have cold temps and humidity sometimes the coils freeze up and you need to unplug your refrigerator until the ice on the coil melts, clean the coils and plug in, you may overflow your condensate pan, so you might need a towel if it does.

Jan 21, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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GE regrigerator freezer is frosting up in back and in not keeping items frozen G E Modle GTS18DCPWUWW serial # AM549810


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.


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GE Fridge not cooling well, frost in freezer,back wall and coils


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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GE frige no defrost


I guess the first thing i would check is to make sure the control board is getting a proper ground. next i would manually put it in defrost (while it is still frosted) and make sure the heater is glowing red hot. other than that i would have to suspect another bad board? let me know how it turns out

Jul 02, 2008 | GE GSS22KGMBB / GSS22KGMWW / GSS22KGMCC...

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This happened to me with my side by side. The repair man came to my house, said that GE have cheap refrigerators because they are not meant to last very long. The mother board that controlled the temperature went out. A component in my freezer would get frosted up, but the heater would not kick in to reduce the freezing. Everything starts to warm up in the refrigerator as a result. A new motherboard would get the refrigerator back in timing.

Aug 02, 2007 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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