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GE SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE MODEL #GSS25XSRC ice maker wont make ice

GE SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE MODEL #GSS25XSRC SS
I REPLACED THE EVAPORATE FAN TO FIX HOWLING NOISE AND IT WORKED FOR A COST OF $80 CAN. NOW THE ICE MAKER STOPPED WORKING. EVERY THING IS PLUGGED BACK IN, THE LEVEL SWITCH IS IN THE DOWN POSITION. NOT SURE WHAT WENT WRONG THANKS STRESSED

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  • stressed350 Apr 29, 2010

    Thanks for assisting I made this repair approx a month ago. The temp in the fridge is good.I can feel the air coming through.

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    Did you install the fan blade on the correct side ? Can you feel the air blowing thru the upper vent and into the refrig section ?

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For GE Model# GSS25SGRESS
replace the evap fan motor in the freezer..or have it checked

PART# WR60X10185 W/O THERMISTOR
PART# WR60X10074 WITH THERMISTOR

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SOURCE: GE Fridge - Model #GSH25JFTA CC - is making a howling noise...

FAN MAKING NOISE BECAUSE OF BAD COMP BOARD, PUT UP WITH NOISE OR REPLACE EXPENSIVE BOARD

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SOURCE: GE Profile Fridge Model No. PSC25MSWA SS not making ice

Check to see if there is any obstruction (object of any kind) in the ice cube mold area. If nothing found, you will have to replace the icemaker, as individual repair parts are not available.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Profile Arctica ice dispenser switch quits working

I came across this problem recently , and found the main control board was bad . Check this site first , to see if it can be covered under warranty .
http://www.scribd.com/doc/13371507/Ge-Motherboard-Concession-Letter
It was covered under warranty , at the previous customers residence .

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the information on the main control board. I replaced it and its working great. I checked the warranty info but mine wasn't covered."

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SOURCE: GE Fridge - Model #GSH25JFTA CC - is making a howling noise...

i had this issue on my Hotpoint HSS25GFP and it was a piece of ice hitting some fan blades in that area behind the icemaker.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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