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Ge gss25jmdww does not cool well. i was told it does not go into defrost mode. ice forms in the freezed by the light. i was told it could be the heater, defrost thermostat or the control module. how can i tell which.

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Take back off freezer from the in side check for continuntity on your heater and therm make sure your therm. is cold

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