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GE Frigerator has intermittant Freezing

Model # GSS25LGPA_WW has (for the second time) gone above freezing temperature (32 degrees plus) in the freezer. The first time it happended, we unloaded all frozen food and turning down temperature control to a colder setting "8" (normally at "2"). Overnight it went back to freezing and everything was OK. Last night it happend again with the temp going above freezing in the freezer (even with the setting still at 8). Help.

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Re: GE Frigerator has intermittant Freezing

It sounds like the defrost heater is burned out. Remove the inside back cover in the freezer to see if the coils are frozen up. If so, more than likely your defrost heater has bit the dust. It is located at the bottom of the inside coil of the freezer.

Also, you could be have a clogged condensor coil. It is located on the out side back of the Fridge. You need to remove the panel from the lower part of the fridge and do a thorugh cleaning.

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