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Freezer has developed some frost in the back

The freezer has developed some frost in the back and everything inside the freezer is melting...the fresh side is not cooling My 9 yr old GE Side by Side Refrigerator gets frost on the back walls of the freezer, then the fresh food side will not stay cold and soon the freezer side begins to melt. I have to set the whole thing to defrost and when the frost is gone I turn it back on and everything works well for about a week when I have to do the whole thing over again.

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  • jeff40 May 25, 2009

    I have a GE Side by Side Model # GSS25KPGAWW that stops cooling the refrig side. I opened up the back of the freezer and dethawed the frozen over coils with a hair dryer. The frig now works great for about a week and then loses cold air in the frig again. I was told it is most likely the defrost timer?

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Hello,
This is a fairly easy problem to solve. First thing you will need to do is defrost the ice on the inside back panel of the freezer. Then remove the back inside freezer panel. You will need to remove your freezer shelves to do this. Once the panel is removed you will need to defrost the coils and surrounding area. Once defrosted you will see your defrost heather on the bottom of the coil and a defrost thermostat on the top of the coil. The defrost thermostat is about the size of a quarter and about 3/4 inch thick. It will be mounted on the coil line. If you have a multi tester you will be able to check continuity through the heater by unpluging it. The defrost thermostat is a bit more tricky to check. It will not read continuity once it is warmer than 50 degrees. The defrost thermostat is a fairly inexpensive part so if your heater is good you may want to just replace the defrost thermostat and see if the problem goes away. The other possibility would be your control board. It is located on the back of the refrigerator and has a metal plate covering it, with sever 1/4 inch screws. This board causes most failures on your model refrigerator. Also a point to remember. This board has had several new upgrades from the one originally installed on your refrigerator. So make sure if you get a new one that you get the listed number I have given you. The older ones are cheaper but they are also not updated and will not function properly on your refrigerator. The following parts listed are the possible parts you will need. Please let me know if you need one and I can ship it to you in about 1-2 days. I do not charge shipping and I give free advise. Thanks and good luck with your frost problem. you can reach us at.
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defrost heater #WR51X10042 $56.50
control board #WR55X10656 $185.50

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