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Help ! My GE Profile side by side refridgerator model PSC25MSTA SS is almost three years old. This morning the fridge side dispalyed an inside temp of 90 degrees, and three sticks of butter inside had completely melted. Yesterday I notice the ice in the ice dispenser seemed to be melting, however last night the ice was fine. Ive had a similar problem a month ago when the fridge temp displayed 57 degrees and the freezer display showed 32 degrees but later that evening upon returning from work the temps on both side had returned to normal.

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SOURCE: GE PROFILE REFRIGERATOR-PSC25MSTA NOT WORKING

check to see if the fan by the compressor is working when the compressor is running if not you have the problem control board .....replace board

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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Had a problem similar to this with this frig and the problem was a bad mother board that kept the fans from operating correctly to disperse the temperature. I woould actually get stalagtites forming from the warmer top shelves to the colder lower shelves. Repaire under extended warantee.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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SOURCE: All the ice in ice

The problem is that the parts no 240 Defrost thermostat - Limits how warm the freezer section can get during the defrost cycle.
Part Number: AP3884317 made by GE

Need to be replaced. This thermostat should have switch off the defrost element is it exist the temperature in freezer department during the defrost in order to avoid the situation you describe but the most important in that the products in your freezer have meld and freeze again and this mean that they are spoiled and not to be eaten since they are very danger for your health.

The above part and also all the other parts of your model can be found to this link

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5240560&diagram_id=24782627#d24782627

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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SOURCE: freezer temp. set at 0, but only gets down to 12.

DEFROST PROBLEM
The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can't flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won't turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it's bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it's in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

Posted on Mar 01, 2011

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SOURCE: Model PSC25MSTA SS, Freezer is

Hi,
I'm Leo
This is a common defrost problem, The ice
is not being melted by the defrost system. he fan can't blow into ref.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check evaporator fan in freezer
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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