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Ge side by side top half of freezer and fridge not cooling. Fan is running and have replace the electrical board. The area by the defrost fan is frozen.

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If you have replaced the main control board , then the defrost heater and bimetal , need to be replaced . To replace these , you have to remove the food from the freezer , and remove the rear freezer panel (2 screws) . The heater is at the bottom of the coils , held on with 2 screws . Pt # WR51X10101 . The defrost thermostat (bimetal) , is clipped to the top of the coils (a round 1" aluminum piece , with 2 wires ) . Pt # WR50X10069 . The bimetal cuts off the heater , when it gets up to 140 degrees behind the freezer panel . Best to replace both , even if the heater is the only part bad . The heater is probably the part which is bed .

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IF the evaporator is frozen then the defrost is not occuring. Probably the heater or the defrost thermostat.

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