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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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Re: GE side by side problem

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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I had a similar problem. The frost in the back is an indication that your coils are frozen. This could be from food packages falling out of the freezer drawers in the back and blocking the air circulation vents or maybe the freezer door was not closed completely and letting moist/humid air in and freezing the coils.
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2. Pull all the freezer drawers out.
3. On my GE side by side I took the light cover off and removed the bulb. There you will see two panel screws. Remove the screws.
4. Now pull out the mouldings on each side and you should be able to remove the panel.
5. Take a hair drier and completely defrost all the ice from the coils.
Be sure to keep plenty of towels handy for all the water mess. Remember to keep an eye on the drain tray in the back of the frig. and use a sponge to collect the water that will build up.
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Before you waste any money my advice would be to defrost the the whole lot for 24 hours and then put it on... most times this works..

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