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Normally a fridge defrost every 6 or 8 hours you can see when the compressor stops you shoud hear light noise in the freezer copartment this is the ellement when water drips on or full the fridge see if there is water in the pan where the drain tube is if water is in the oan after 6 to8 hours your defrost timer is working thanks from gilles

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These new fangled GE ice boxes have auto defrost boards in them. The boards control the compressor, the fans, and the damper as well as the defrost functions. The program in the computer board uses a method to determine defrost such as how many times the door was opened and how long the compressor has been going (hours) and how long it took for the last defrost cycle. this is to insure even defrosting no matter what climate you live in. The board relies on inputs from sensors located in the freezer compartment and the fresh food compartment. It also relies on a sensor for defrost action a larger bulb mounted on the coil. If the bulb gets out of place it could compromise defrost operations. The board itself is easy to remove and cannot be screwed up wiring wise because all of the quick connects are different. The board itself is mounted on 4 plastic standoffs. On one of these boards I removed I noticed a burntspot on the back side of the board. It was the compressor relay that activates the compressor from the board. My opinion is today's lead-less solder does not hold up as well as older type lead soldier and therefore the heat from the relay melts the soldier. I took a cheap iron and re soldiered the connection the board and re installed it. The ice box has been working great every since for more on diagnosing GE ice boxes with auto defrost controls check out my web page
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USUALLY LOCATED IN THE FRIDGE AT MIDDLE TOP BUT SOMETIMES CAN BE FOUND IN THE FREEZER ALONG THE WALL

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I have a GE GSS201EMAWW that won't defrost, is it most likely the board or heater ??


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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 In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.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.

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Most times that is a sign of a defrost problem. And because yours has the defrost board made onto the mother board we will need to do some looking around for the problem. Unplug refrigerator and pull away from wall. On back there is a cover over an area that contains the mother board. With power off take the board loose and examine the board for burn marks, sign's of heat or melted away solder connections. If the board looks OK the return it to its place and remove the rear panel in the freezer section. Need you to disconnect one end wire on the defrost element/heater. Check continuity through the heater to make sure there is no burnout. The defrost thermostat is connected to one end of the defrost heater. The contacts are open when the temperature is 50 degrees or higher, so testing it would look bad above 50 degrees. Just look to see if there is any deformity. If defrost thermostat is defective it will not allow the defrost heater to engage or to remain on long enough. Let me know what you fins. Sea Breeze

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How do I force a defrost on a ge sxs gss20iepcww It is not a touch pad control ref. It has 2 knobs


on all ge electronic models produced since 2000 the main power lead to the main board can be jumped to test either defrost or compressor operation.to do this unplug the unit and locate the 3 wire plug (usually blue in color) .unplug the harness from the board and create a jumper wire to by pass the board.the terminals on the board will be identified as line,compressor and heater.to put unit in defrost install jumper between line and htr or def .this will ck the defrost sys.once unit is plugged in with jumper in place the heater will come on.if the heater does not come on look for a defective heater or defrost t/stat.hope this helps.

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The best way to determine what has caused a non defrosting GE electronic control model is to first access the control board. Jump terminals line power to defrost, (J4 and J9). An amp probe should be placed on this jumper wire to determine current draw of the defrost circuit. A three amp draw is what is normal for this circuit. This will eliminate checking behind the evaporator cover to determine a defective heater or over temp device (defrost terminator). Note: This test is only to check the defrost circuit. It does not initiate a defrost cycle. If the unit is in any other cycle than defrost, that cycle will continue to operate as well.

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Defrost Heater or Main Control Board, Which one is at fault?


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Common to all self defrosting refrigerators / freezers is the need to move air around to pickup heat inside the compartment. Common to all frost free refrigeration to maintain this feature are 3 items:
1 and initiator (defrost timer or circuit board),
2 A heat source for defrost (Usually an electric heat element but can be other types of heat sources)
3 A safety limit to stop the heat source, leaving it warm enough to defrost and keep the heat contained where it will not affect the compartment advisedly. In a standard type defrost (non - electronic) it is called a thermostat. In an electronic board defrost it is called a sensor.

The defrost timer / or board will never be in the Freezer. Other than that it could be in the refrigerator section behind a plastic cover or metal cover on the back outside. It could also be under Neath the front corners or center of the front kick plate.

A timer you can turn the cam clock wise till it clicks. A board will depend on the manufacturer as to how to send into defrost for a test. A sensor on the defrost type board may be required to by-pass into defrost or test mode.

The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus won’t let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.

There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.

The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.

If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician..

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Unfortunately GE has been having a problem with the main mother boards on your model refer, the mother board controls the defrost cycle and there is not reset for it, you may have a bad board.

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The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus wont let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.

There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.

The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.

If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician.

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