Question about GE GSS20IEP Side by Side Refrigerator
My freezer coil keeps clogging up with ice every 3-4 weeks, then I have to manually defrost which is a real pain. I've checked for leaks around the door and ice dispenser flap, all seems fine there. Where exactly is the switch for auto-defrost and how can I check that it's working, because it's evident to me that it's not right now? Can it be manually set to NOT switch on somehow? The Sears tech who worked on it in November had obviously never worked on these before, I remember him calling a buddy and asking about checking the defrost function - if this helps? This site ROCKS!
Ls, your model has a main board that controls the defrost. The board is located on the back side. In the lower left hand corner of the board you will see a blue harness. The board will be marked comp, defr, line. You will need to get a jumper wire with clips and jump line to defrost. This will send 120V. to your defrost heaters. Then you can determine if the defrost heaters are in fact working. In most cases, I find the heaters at fault on these models. Not hard to replace. There is a evaporator thermistor that sends the signal to the board to defrost. Connector J-1 pin 4 to 5 should read 2.8 to 3.5VDC, dc voltage. Reading from left to right. You can ohm out the resister at those wires, should read 36.4K ohms at 5 degrees. The defrost terminator is redundant to the defrost operation. It's there as a safety device in the event the thermistor does not terminate the defrost. Check your heaters first. The defrost cycle is determined by compresser run time, door openings and time between defrosts. Catriver..post back
Posted on Mar 17, 2007
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