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GE side by side problem

Coils are frosted over and it will not make ice or keep the refrigerator part cold. This refrigerator is only a year old.

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  • Jay Dec 13, 2007

    I have the same problem. The evaporator is frosted over and the bottom of the freezer section and the fresh food section are cold, but the tops of the sections are not. The Fresh Food section door at the top is opening, compressor and compressor fan are running, but the evaporator fan does not run. I believe that this is the cause and not circulating the air, but I do not know how to troubleshoot it to find what needs replaced. Will be measuring the resistance of the evaporator fan motor tonight to see what it reads. Any other suggestions?

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You will have to make some line and low voltage tests at the motherboard to diagnose this further. Start by removing axcess panel to motherboard on back of refrig. Locate 3 PIN blu connector on bottom of board. Wires are labeled Comp, Def, Line. Jump Line to Def At connector. Look at heater at bottom of evap coil for glowing red heat. If no heat heater is bad, if it does heat time to go to the next step!

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