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GE fridge GSS22UFPA side by side freezing food

My approx. 5 year old side by side refridgerator has started freezing food, mostly towards the bottom of the fridge. It started in the produce drawer and mostly effects produce, but yesterday it froze my carrots on the middle shelf. Liquids are not freezing on the top shelf yet.

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  • midoriiBlue Apr 01, 2009

    Different model, but same problem. Mostly freezes at the top, but certain items freeze no matter where I place them. It had been freezing on and off in cycles for about 6 months and I finally had a new company come out and look at it. So far I have had the cold control and thermostat near the damper replaced. The mother board, heater, and thermostat for the freezer side were replaced about 6 months ago when the fridge side wasn't working (the freezing problem started right after that). Since it has been worked on again the temperature fluctuates between 0 - 18 degrees F on the top shelf. Not sure what to do next

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Cold air settles to the bottom of the fridge. Things that can freeze easy may if the door is closed for long periods of time. This is a normal condition for any refrigerator. Look to see if there is a vent that goes to that drawer and close it all the way. That may make a difference.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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Go to the link below and the choose line 22 and click it. That link page helps identify most common problems you may have with your refrigerator, Thanks Sea Breeze.
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Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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dm, I'm not sure if the thermostat is mechanical or electronic. Assuming mechanical...and I do...turn it to the lowest number...does it turn off? If this works properly, the problem is likely not the control. Does the compressor turn off at any time? If not after an hour or so of operation, the stat could be defective. That's my first guess. Oh, have you made sure that you don't have the ducts in the freezer blocked? The would deflect too much cold air to the fridge section.

Next, defrost the unit and clean the condenser coils. This will help the unit work properly. Then, wait awhile with the unit off. Meanwhile, access the compressor in the rear of the unit. Find the largest pipe coming out of the compressor. Turn the unit on. The largest pipe should frost and then, in about 5 minutes or so...either cause condensation or dry out. If neither happens and the line is either not COLD to the touch or frosty, you're low on gas. If the unit is less than 5 years old, you may get warranty coverage on the sealed unit from the mfgr. Believe it or not, too little gas will cause freezing in some cases!

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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sometimes when the cooler weather comes in you may need to chnge temp setings to a warmer setting to prevent some items from freezing ie: leafy vegetables, water bottles, eggs, etc etc.

now if you are having total freeze up of everything in the ref section then you could have bad temp control or damper assy.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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hurlsdad.

Sounds like a noisy evaporator fan. Take the shelves out ot the freezer then take the panels on the back wall of the freezer off. The fan will be there. Then you will know for sure thats the source of the noise. When it is time to replace it...easy fix. (few screws) Here is an excellent source for the part..www.repairclinic.com. My favorite place for appliance parts.

hope this is helpful,

handiman518

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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