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GE Side by Side stopped cooling

First the Refrigerator stopped cooling a couple of days ago, now it looks like the freezer is warming up as well.

This is about a 4 year old GE model GSS22JEPC. Is this worth trying to repair? Is there a "quick" fix to save the food?


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Re: GE Side by Side stopped cooling

This sounds like the defrost heater is bad or dead. The refrigerator will not cool because frost is building up on the evaporator coils in the freezer section and the fan can no longer push air past the coils. You will find that the freezer will build up with frost.
If you are brave enough, remove the cover in the freezer and you will see the coils are completely covered with frost (ICE). At this point with the refrigerator unplugged ( remove food). get a hair dryer or heat gun and melt all the frost. You will notice a heating element ( looks like a tubed light) -element will looked burnt out.
Replacing it at this point is easy. Before you start though, try to get the manual for your system and call around for a local appliance parts store to see if the part is readily available.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

Re: GE Side by Side stopped cooling

Mine started out in a defrost mode.
Then after unplugging it I noticed the freezer section was working fridge was not cooling.
There is a evap fan in the top of the freezer side to recirc the cold air through the whole unit.
My fan was dead. I checked it and it had no continuity. Put power across it, dead.

Going for a new part. $75

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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Re: GE Side by Side stopped cooling

This can either be a blockage problem, coolant problem, or a device problem..If you really have the patience to solve it and save some good money then...
Good luck..

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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