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GE stainless Side by Side doesnt cool enough

Almost 9 months back we had the back wall of the freezer filled with ice and we ended up replacing the "heater element".. thats what the technician said he was doing.
But this time, it isnt so bad. I feel the refrigetor side isnt cool enough at a setting of 6.
The freezer side is extremely cold with setting of 4. There is kind of very thin layer of ice on the containers in the freezer.
Also, the back wall in the bottom had small piece of ice.
I switched off the ice maker and cleaned out the little bit of ice buildup  and waiting to see if the ice builds up again.

Any other ideas?We dont use the ice from icemaker. So can we leave that switched off?
Where should I look for the drain pipe to check if its clogged?


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Re: GE stainless Side by Side doesnt cool enough

I had that situation several times until I notice bad wire connections on the defrost element. It may be in the defrost time circuit also. I would watch this closely and be prepared to have a competent service technician be there to service the your fridge when if needed to prevent food loss in the event the problem gets worse, Thanks Sea Breeze 

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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