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Evaporator freezing up on my ge gss25tsrd refridgerator

Ge refridgerator is not cooling the evaporator core is freezing up

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YOU CAN SEE HEAVY FROST ON THE REAR OF FREEZER WALL?

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Assuming that the circulation fan is running and none of the ducts are blocked the problem is likely to be caused by frost accumulating on the evap core over time and it will eventually cause it to ice up. normally the frost is melted away during the defrost cycle (this it what makes a freezer (frost free") Ge redesigned the defrost heater with a 2 element heater to rectify the problem. The new part cost is about $35.00 and should completely dry out the evap core during the defrost cycle and solve your problem.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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