Question about GE GSS20IEM Side by Side Refrigerator
Does the unit refrigerate the fridge section from the cold produced from the freezer? It seems so. This model has a little hinged door between the freezer and fridge wall very near the top and back. It opens and closes on a cycle. It seems obvious that this door's function is what controls the fridge side temperature. However, after removing the plastic casing (exists only on the fridge side) to get a good look, when the door/flap is open you can clearly see from the fridge to the freezer. What I don't see is any fan mechanism that would aid in blowing the cold from the freezer to the fridge. It seems the compressor and fan are working fine at the back of the fridge. The freezer wouldn't work otherwise, right? How does the cold get to the fridge side? Until yesterday it kept everything as cold as I liked. Please help. Thank you
HI Chris and Mike,
This was a wild trip through a simple repair. Chris, Mike was right all along. When you replaced the heater, that fixed your problem. I have the same fridge and it has been running for 8 months no problem sinceI replaced my Defrost heater. Give Chris a Solved vote man. he wrote a ton of stuff and saved you nearly $1000.
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
The same fan that circulates air in the freezer also blows air in to the fridge. If you open the freezer door and hold the door switch closed you should hear the fan running. If not you have a failed motor or motor control. Look at the back wall of the freezer section and see if there is a heavy frost build up. If so. you have a defrost system problem. Please post back with what you find and with the complete model number and I will try to walk you through the steps of checking everything.
Posted on Oct 27, 2007
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