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GE Side by Side Ice Cubes Clumping

I have a GE GSS 201EPD Side by Side. The freezer normally runs about 0-10 degrees. It occaisionally gets up to near 40 degrees (I suspect during defrost). The ice maker works good except that the cubes melt a little and then freeze together in a clump. I had a tech out several times who replaced a burned out defrost heater (unit was icing up). Then he replaced the main board and also some white capsule looking sensors (thermistors?). Anyway over $300 dollars later and I'm still having problems and he gave up on me.

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  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Bates May 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. The board controls the defrost cycle and the condenser coils are clean

  • jeff1013946 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the unit is staying in defrost too long. does the board control the defrost cycle or is there a defrost timer in the unit? I suspect that the board controls all functions. First thing to do is to make sure that the condenser is clean and air flows freely. Dirty condensers prevent units from freezing to their proper temps and can cause unit failure. Next, check the time of defrost. If you have a digital thermometer, check the temp of the freezer when it comes out of defrost cycle. Also time it. Get back to me when you have that info.

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aborcass
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SOURCE: Clumps of ice cubes in back of ice bucket

sounds like your just might not be using enough ice and they are defrosting and clumping together.figure your pulling ice from front of bucket the the backs hardly get used espescially in winter your not using as much ice. or ice maker is slightly over flilling water and dripping over rear of unit

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

SOURCE: Ice cubes melting then refreezing in clumps

check the flap door to see if it is slightly open letting warm air in

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

ginko
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SOURCE: Clump of ice in bucket

That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: ice from icemaker melts together

look for water over flling the ice tray . may need leveling / also the water valve may be leaking through. if so replace it .. mm

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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