Question about GE GSS25JEMWW Side by Side
Check out the air dampner between freezer and refrigerator section.if that is blocking the air beteen this two this has to be replaced.
Start out with the easy stuff first...make sure the lights go out when you close the door(s), make sure the doors are closing properly and the gaskets are closing fully and not torn. Check to make sure the evaporator fan in the freezer is working, this fan blows the cold air around. If the fan is not working, possible bad fan motor - check for power to the fan motor and also check the fan switches around the door openings, ( if your fridge has these switches, not all do ). A common problem cropping up in the last several years has been the air damper not opening up and allowing the cold air from the freezer to be blown into the fresh food section For many years the air damper was manually operated and now we have motorized controlled or temperature controlled or thermister and electronic boards controlling air dampers, and if this device sticks closed the FF section will normally warm up. An example picture of "one" style and an air damper ( called a diffuser by Whirlpool ). Next would be to check the condenser tubing, a good place to start is to make sure the condenser coils are not built up with dust!! Make sure the condenser fan motor is also working properly. Check for any "clicking on and off" noises from the compressor, is the compressor running.
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Posted on May 30, 2009
Its the fan or the motor.
Symptoms: fresh chamber just cool, freezer not freezing, no normal whirrr sound or air-blast inside, but a drop of frost in the center-top of the fresh compartment. It makes cold, but isn't moving it to food.
GE model # GSS25JEMWW
Open freezer. Clear it out.
Two plastic buttons in front lip of freezer floor, pry out.
Two phillips screws, remove.
UN-plug the refrigerator !!!!
Slide freezer floor forward about 4 inches.
The icemaker wires will stop you. Reach back and lift their cover.
Slide freezer floor forward another 6 inches.
Fan is in center rear under floor level.
Plug in the refrigerator.
If there is no air-blow, gently feel fan.
(If fan is stalled, it won't cut your finger,
but if fan is up to speed and blowing, it will hurt!)
If it "wants to turn", but hits something:
- put your fingers behind both sides of fan blades,
- pry fan forward about 1/4"
- it should turn and blow
- if that makes it worse, try sliding fan rearward.
Slide freezer floor back, guiding the icemaker wires and cover
Re-screw and button-up.
I'm thinking the fan.
As you say, it gets cooler, or not, when you adjust the control, so the thermostat works and it is making cold freon.
However this model, like most frost-free, use an air fan to move cold air from an internal cold-coil to the frozen and fresh compartments. When this fan (and motor) quits, the coil is cold but that cold air only dribbles into the fresh compartment, and your icecream is soup.
If you have to ask, you probably don't want to replace the fan motor yourself. Anyway it looks like it is $75 just for the motor!!!! (Part Advantage price; you might check GE and Sears.) Add whatever for the cost of a service call, you are well on your way to a new small icebox.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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