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Fresh food section too cold

I have figured out the damper is not working properly. The temperature in the fresh food compartment is less than control setting yet the damper was still open and allowing cold air to enter the compartment. The only way to close the damper was to manually hold the damper door up. The knob on the side of the box does rotates on its own power when the door is held up to provide clearance. Now the question is how do I figure out which of the many possible parts (e.g, the control harness,the damper control assembly etc) is causing the problem. I really don't want to go through a process of elimination since I don't have the time or money. Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks Edit: The damper is working for opening the door when the frig temp exceed the 38 degree setting but doesn't close when the compartment set temperature is reached but continues remain open and let cold air in indefinitely.

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Check the cold control thermostat with a meter for both OHMS and volts ( VOLTS is a live test with fridge plugged in so be careful) It must show 110 volts. An open or thermostat that reads infinity will not allow the proper cooling and defrosting cycles to operate and may in fact stop anything from happening as if there is no power to the unit?

ALSO CHECK THE AIR FLOW VENT SYSTEM

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SOURCE: fresh food compartment not cold, light is lit when door closed

Engwah, is this the correct model number or does it start with PSS. The light should do just the opposite, off when the door is closed and on when the door is open. This could be part of the non cool problem. If this model has the mother board wich controls the refrigerator it is very possible that the defective fan motor has damaged the motherboard. This is very common in GE refrigerators. The technician will have to run some tests on the board to eliminate it...Catriver..post back.

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SOURCE: GE Profile fresh food getting TOO cold

Faulty air damper is the usual cause , or possible sensor fault

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SOURCE: FRESH FOOD SIDE OF FRIG NOT COOLING

i would take the back freezer panel off and see what kind of frost pattern your coils have.they may be frosted over and the begining of a defrost problem.

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SOURCE: Freezer side cold fresh side not GE GSH22KGMD

Find the return air It can't come in if it can't get out. also if you were checking it with the freezer door open you will not feel the air. Just in case i have done that myself. if all air ducts are open and it's getting o I should be 20 in fresh food with the control on 9.

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SOURCE: freezer temperature working fine fresh food

I need you to confirm that your model number is ZICS360NR and I will help you, Sea Breeze

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