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Ihave a defrost problem with a GSS22 , heater is ok t stat is ok

How to force a defrost on a gss22

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You could turn off the freezer (set the knob to zero/off) and open the freezer door. After about a minute or two, the fan inside the freezer compartment will turn on to help move air over the coils. Depending on the temp inside your house, it may take a few hours. At least that's how my GE side-by-side works.

Make sure you empty the ice bucket (if so equipped) or it will just melt and drip everywhere.

If it ices over on a regular basis, there may be other problems - the defrost element, defrost timer, defrost temp sensor; or the various other temp sensors in the fresh food compartment and freezer compartment.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009


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i'm not sure what kinda timer you have there are two, one is a timer you can cycle yourself on or off the second is a defrost board does the same-thing you just can't force a defrost with it. but the way to know if it working is (defrost timer) cycle the unit in to defrost try to hear any sizzling if so your heater and defrost t-stat are ok i would replace the timer. now on the defrost board since you can't cycle it i would check the defrost element and defrost t-stat with a meter you should read a closed circuit if the heater is good, and if the coil is frosted up you should also read a closed circuit on the t-stat again replace the board. Hope this helps you

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