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Where (specifically) is the defrost timer located on my GE GSS22JEMD (Side by Side) Refrigerator? How Do I check to see if my thermostat is working or not? Please help.

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The timer is controlled inside the control board on rear of your refrigerator. Four possibilities are the defrost element, defrost thermostat, Temperature CLIP EVAP THERMISTOR or the control board is defective. Let me know if you would like me to help you on this, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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    John Tripp Jun 16, 2009

    If you turn the refrigerator thermostat to its lowest setting and the compressor shut of until the temp goes to that setting to come on is one way to check it. Those messages are also sent to the control board part number WR55X10656
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