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The freezer was working the the fridge was not. I cleaned the coils, which were very dirty. There was ice in the back of the freezer, so I thought the defrost might not be working. I let it completely defrost. Now when I plug it back in, nothing works. Is there anything that might have 'tripped' a safety type switch, or any other ideas?

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the partial frost pattern is an indication of low refrigerant, restriction or bad compressor. if the unit is under 5 years old this repair will probably be under warranty thru GE. if out of warranty then you are looking in most cases between 200-500 dollars for repair. good luck Thanx peyton

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator not cooling enough and freezer has ice on back wall

HI, You will need to remove the rear inside panel of the freezer and check the defrost heater located on the bottom of the evaporator coils, for continuity. If the heater shows a break in it, replace the heater. If the heater checks out ok, check the bimetal switch that is located on the top of the evaporator coil. It has to be tested while it is cold. Check coninuity and if is shows the switch is open, replace the bi-metal switch.
If the heater and bi-metal check out ok, you will need to replace the mother board.
The heater is the nost common issue with this model.
I hope this helps you and if I can assist you further, please let me know.

Vic

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: GE GSL22JFPH BS refrigerator, coils icing up

I'm in the process of fixing the same problem on a GSS22JEPDWW right now. There are several parts in the defrost circuit that I can tell:
1) Defrost Heater
2) DefrostThermostat
3) Temp Sensor (Thermistor)
4) Main Control Board
I've replaced the Defrost Heater (remove back panel of freezer section - it's a stainless steel bracket that has a glass bulb in it) and it still doesn't work. The main control card provides power to the heater 4 times every 24 hrs for 25 minutes or so to defrost the evaporator coils. If all items are working, you'll see water in the drip catch at the bottom inside of the freezer compartment. Better yet, pull the refer away from the wall for 24 hrs and check if water is gathering below the plastic drain on the right rear of the refer in the pan. The water drips into a pan and the fan for the condensor coil evaporates it. Go to the www.ge.com website and look in the service section to find the parts diagram for your refer. You can then get a part number to buy the parts you need from a local parts store or the Internet.
I just bought the thermostat a few minutes ago and will try that next. Heater was $37, thermostat was $15. Sensor is about $20 and the control card is $140 (you can find on line for $95). I'm going down that path. If none of this works, it'll be in the dump in a week.
I've learned on-line GE refers are bad news. The control cards can fail repeartedly, althoough mine has worked for over 4 years. But, I won't ever buy another one since refers should last at least 15 years in my book. After $200, it doesn't pay to throw more good money after bad. I'll keep you posted on my results.
TM

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

SOURCE: Frigidaire frs24zrh refrigerator not cool enough

Check out partselect.com. need to replace defrost timer and defrost thermostat. good luck.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: GE side by side. Freezer cold, fridge kinda cool

Generaly the control board controls everything sometimes you have a bad thermister GE has a help line I beleive it costs 20.00 bucks but you will need a meter and know how to use it and they willl talk you thru the repair .

Posted on May 30, 2009

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