Question about GE GSL25JFR Brushed Steel Side by Side Refrigerator
Since the heater has been replaced, you could have a bad thermodisk, but more likely a problem with the defrost timer. The tech should have checked the heater and disk rather than replacing the heater blindly.
You probably know some of this but for me it's a copy-n-paste.
All frost-free refrigerator-freezers with exception for the ones with solid-state control have a thing in the system called a Defrost Timer. The thing is a little clock of sorts that tracks accumulated running time. Every 8 hours of run time the thing cycles through a defrost cycle. The defrost cycle is necessitated by the humidity that forms ice crystals on the freezing coils, if the frost is not eradicated it can build up to the point where no air flows over the coils to chill the inside of the box. (it may keep the freezer cold but no air goes to the fridge part. If completely solid neither cools) Most timers are located on the front of the machine, behind that removable grille under the door. Sometimes it's found in the refrigerator behind a plastic cover. The timer has a round hollow shaft through it, and can be turned with a screwdriver. If the compressor is running, give the shaft a slow twist until a click is heard. The compressor will stop. Give the fridge an hour to defrost the coils, and check it to see if it took off running. If an hour has passed and the fridge hasn't restarted, advance the timer again to start. Sometimes the nudge will make the timer run for a while. If this is the case, the unit will chill, and buy you some time to get it fixed. If the timer does not run, you can repeat the process daily until you get a replacement timer.
Hope this is helpful for you.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Are the doors closing completely? Are the door gaskets completely sealing? Warm and humid air could be sucked inside. That air will collect on the evaporator and freeze. Over time, the freeze will increase.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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