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I have a GSS20IEMAWW that the coils freeze up

The refrigerator freezer coils are freezing up.The evaporator fan is working.I have changed the defrost t-stat and still the problem is the same.Do I need to change the control board?

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Check the defrost heater located on the bottom of the coils. Short have a pretty solid short if using and ohm meter.

Posted on Jul 08, 2007

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