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Ice keeps building up on coils

I have a side by side GE model GSS22WGMB. Ice keeps building up on the coils behind the aluminum wall in the freezer. I have unplugged the refrigerator, removed the aluminum cover concealing the coils, let the ice melt. clean the fridge and plug it back in. After three weeks or so the ice builds up once again and I go through the same process. What can I do to rid this problem? Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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  • bonislo Mar 08, 2009

    Ice keeps building up on the coils in the freezer of my side the side. I thaw it out and one to two weeks later its frozen up again. This is a fairly new fridge ad it mkes no sense.

  • wishitworked Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem from almost the time it was delivered. Ice builds up on the coils and then everything stops being cold. Melted ice cream etc. Even the chill (not freeze) side isn't cold anymore. I have resorted to removing the back panel and defrosting the iced over coilds with hot water every SAT. am. I cannot afford the repairs since the local shop said it was $120.00 just to come out (trip fee) and then MORE MONEY to diagnose and repair. Are they kidding? GE SHOULD NTO SELL FAULTY REFRIGERATORS. I'm STUCK WITH IT.

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We had the same problem with our GE frig, a Profile 24. When the tech came out, he explained that the energy efficient models have only 1 defrost heater, but the older units had 2 and the hook up and mounting positions were still there. As long as I directed him to install the 2nd heater he could do it. It turned out the original heater was just fine, so the replacement was installed in the 2nd heater space and it has worked fine for several years now. Before doing this on yours, I would verify that the defrost timer is working and the heater unit is ok.

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