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I have a GE side by side model gss221fphww.The freezer is icing up and the refrigerator part is not cooling well.

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Johnnybur64, That is a typical sign that the defrost heater and defrost thermostat need to be replaced, Those models have very little problems with the motherboard section that tells the defrost to come on. Most times just those parts defrost heater=> WR51X10101 and defrost thermostat=> WR50X10068 will be all you will need. Unplug remove rear panel and defrost with a hairdryer to speed things up. When that defrost heater burns out you can see it easily through the glass tubes, I always replace the defrost thermostat because it is cheap insurance that you will not need to go back inside. You also can find these parts here=> GE Artica Profile Technical Information
If need you may contact me here on Fixya or my Forum=> Appliance 911 My contact information is located above the Fixya Ad on my blog here=> Sea Breeze Appliance Parts and Technical Services, Thanks, Sea BreezeI have a GE side by side model gss221fphww.The - d28e6ff.jpged3daa8.jpg

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