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Started leaking water out the freezer door and ice was melting last nite... bad timing we just got a snow storm here in NC last nite. Seems to be running but food is defrosting. Its a GE Side by Side about 9 years old. Model GSS25JFMBWW

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  • ectorp1 Jan 30, 2010

    Compressor does not appear to be running, I have unplugged for several mins and then back. The fan is runnning. Its almost like it is stuck in defrost mode. I am unable to find any mechanical timer, circuit board 200D2260G006 looks like its the controller. No apparent damage on the board and no way to debug found on the web. Way to bypass??

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Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

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  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin Jan 30, 2010

    The fans wont run when it's in the defrost mode. Check the starter/overload relay. If it's bad it may be burnt on the inside. See if it rattles when you shake it.

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