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Refridgerator & freezer not cooling much, ice crystals on inside of freezer

GE side by side refridgerator and freezer are not cooling enough. Adjusted settings and it isn't helping. I also noticed ice crystals inside the freezer along the back.

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  • Jill May 22, 2009

    Thank you for responding! After I unplugged the refridgerator, I removed the back panel and inspected circuit board with a flashlight. I couldn't see any flaws or burn marks as you mentioned.

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Need you to unplug and remove the back panel in freezer to examine the evaporator coil. Check the defrost element and the defrost thermostat. On the back of the refrigerator is a main control board located behind a panel screwed to the refrigerator back. With the power off through all of this I need you to inspect the control board for burn marks on both sides. Click on link below and enter your model or 1 of 34 models like yours. Place model GSH25JFR in model parts search this will lead you to the many similar models like yours. On diagrams on left of your screen count eight down that shows the circuit board. If no burn marks I will tell you how to test the other parts I mentioned,
Thanks, Sea Breeze

http://servicepartstec.blogspot.com/

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp May 22, 2009

    With the refrigerator unplugged take one wire off the end of the defrost element and check continuity. You will need a multimeter or some call it an Ohm meter. Want to make sure the defrost element doesn't have a broken circuit inside. Try to do this test without going through the defrost thermostat. The defrost thermostat has a bimetallic disc inside and when the temperature reaches 50 degrees inside the freezer coil area, it opens to stop the flow of electricity to the defrost element. The site I sent you to shows the picture of the parts in photo 3 on left of screen, item 230 and 240 and also 243 is a temperature sensor that tells the control board what the freezer is doing, how cold and how long the freezer was cold. All that information is collected and used in the control board to process and keep your refrigerator operating efficiently. If one of those four item is defective this happens. I did not find a defrost timer or defrost circuit on your refrigerator, it's all done through the board. If you like I can help you on the phone. If you have any questions let me know, Sea Breeze



    appliancepartsse@yahoo.com



    I also can send you a PDF service manual that may be even more helpful let me know

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