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GE side by side Refrig. with evaporator iced up solid.

Condenser coil has been cleaned. I took the cover off the back of the freezer comparment and found it tobe solid with ice. I melted the ice with a hair dryer and cleaned it with coil cleanerand then dryed it out again. Reassybled everything and started it up. In a few hours it cooled down and started making ice. Prior to this it would cool, but would not make ice. The refrig.seemed to function properly for a few days, but it has frooze up again. I suspect the heater defrost function and I have found what I think tobe the heater which directly under the evaporator, but I don't know where the defrost control is located. I know that low refrigerant could cause this, but it works fine after I defrost It with the hair dryer. It is a GE Model #GSS201EMBWH. Cantou help?

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John Cope
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  • unclejohn Dec 04, 2007

    To: the dr I understand why you are rated as a Guru. I jumped it out for 20 min. and got zero heat. I appreciate your help and if you will e-mail me your address I'll send you a check for your help.

    Thanks John Cope copesvey@aol.com

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This is most likely your defrost heater which is located in the bottom behind the access panel, under your coils. It most likely has a metal half cover over the top of it. You can replace this part yourself. Its a simple unplug the old plug in the new. Part runs around $40.

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Yes ill be glad to help John. Your refrigerant level is fine. Remove the motherboard axcess panel on rear of refrig. Locate 3 wire blue plastic connector on bottom of board. Wires are labeled Comp, Line, Def. Jump Line to Def and see if heater gets hot. If nothing happens than replace the heater. Let me know what happens.

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    joey shearer Dec 04, 2007

    No payment is necessary John, just your appreciation and compliment is enough. Are you able to source the heater?? Ill be glad to help if I can. Also the new heater is very fragile. Becareful of the plastic ends while you connect the wires, also dont touch the glass. The oils on our skin make hot spots on the glass. Good luck.

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    joey shearer Dec 04, 2007

    Also thank you for being very descriptive in your post, Im glad to help people out who have an obvious desire to repair the product themselves and provide me with enough feedback to somewhat accurately diagnose it without being with the product. Thanks Again and if ever need anything.....

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