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I just has the motherboard replace last week and now the Refrigerator side stop working and I have Ice on the back wall of the frezzer . Frezzer is still working well. gss22wgmd

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    Thanks, that fixed it....

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You don't say why the mother board was replaced. Make sure the board was the correct one, part number WR55X10656 for your GSS22WGMD and that all plugs are firmly and correctly attached to it. If yes, then check the defrost heater (located behind the back wall inside the freezer, near the bottom) to see if it is burnt out. (If you disconnect the wires from each end of it and test, finding no continuity, it is bad) It is a part number WR51X10101 for your model, and is a fairly common failure point. While you have that apart, manually defrost the coils with a hair dryer. (the manual defrosting alone will get your refrig working for at least a week, allowing you time to get any needed parts.) If left alone without defrosting, your freezer section will not be working well soon either.

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How did you decide to replace the main board?

Iced-over evaporator coils and a non-chilled fresh food compartment happened in my GE side-by-side (model GSS20IEMDWW). For me, the problem was caused by a faulty temp sensor in the fresh food side. That sensor never signalled the computer that the temp in the fresh food side was cool enough, so the compressor ran constantly.

Since the compressor was running constantly, the evaporator coils (back wall of the freezer compartment) eventually iced over (took about a week). Since the fan that draws air over the evaporator coils could no longer move any air (due to the icing), the temperature in the fresh food side continued to climb.

The fresh food side is chilled through a hole with a motorized door at the top of the dividing wall between compartments, so if no air is moving in the freezer compartment, temps in the fresh food compartment climb.

For you, it could be a temp sensor problem or a problem with the motorized door that connects the freezer-side to the fresh-food-side (ie, not opening when it should be open, electrically disconnected for some reason, or otherwise blocked).

My motorized door seemed to be working properly (it will close on its own if you open the fresh-food-side door for too long - a minute or two, iirc). I replaced the temp sensor in the fresh food side and solved the problem for a while. About six months later I had the same problem again, so I replaced both temp sensors in the freezer compartment - which solved the problem again. (My fridge is about seven years old.)

If you are going to replace any of the temp sensors, replace them all under the principle of "if one failed, the rest will soon fail too".

Use a website like www.partselect.com to look up a parts diagram for your fridge and see if you can order just the temp sensors. Other websites (www.repairclinic.com and www.appliancepartsworldwide.com) may also be helpful. I have no affiliation with any of the sites I just mentioned - I'm just posting them as resources.

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Mdironmike...you have adefrost problem...possible bad defrost heater or evap thermistor/snsor is bad...check this things...or freezer set to high...

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