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Compressor not working warm fan inside frezer run

GE side by side Compressor not working warm fan inside frezer run no cold air

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Heat exchanger was iced over, took a hair dryer and melted ice. I think defrost heater element is bad will check it this week end. I put a new computer in the frige about 3 mounths ago and will check if it has gone bad. The compressor is working fine.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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