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Ge side by side gsl22jf does not cool efficiantly

Manufacturer: ge // model gsl22jf // side by side fridge
both freezer and fridge do not cool on the top part of unit. fan in heat exchanger unit working, no leaking but heavy ice build-up in freezer (defrosted 4 months ago). Heat exchanger clean (no dust build up).
pressure vessel for refrigerant is very warm. Compressor starts when adjusting temperature setting from 0 to one or higher.
Cool but not really cold airflow in freezer side, no cold overflow from freezer.

Please help! This is our "pretty" fridge - the old fridge is working, but almond color ;)

anja geyer
brighton mi

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  • dwren Jun 26, 2008

    NOT RUNNING DEFROST CYCLE, ICE BUILDING UP ON COIL BLOCKING I\AIR FLOW

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hotuna
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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite refrigerator stops cooling - Relay keeps cycling

The compressor is locked up. Basically it is stuck. You can pick up at the local appliance parts store a hard start relay, Home Depot ,Lowes, or or those guys wont have it. Its not too expensive and is worth trying because your only other option is you need to replace the compressor. The part is called a kick start or hard start, the guy at the parts store will know what you are talking about. It is simple to connect and has the wiring directions on it. Sometimes this is all it takes. I have been able to get a stuck compressor to go by placing a short 2x4 on it and whack it with a hammer a few times. This is only a temporary fix though, as it will eventually lock up again, but emergency situation this saved the food. If the fridge has a fan back there make sure it works too, it may have been the original cause. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

SOURCE: MZD 2766GE refrigerator: freezer side is cold but refrigerator side gradually warms after a week and then freezer side warms.

fan won't start by itself.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

appldoctom
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SOURCE: amana side-by-side fridge freezer only cold at the bottom

yes the evap fan in the frezer should be running when the compressor is running[it may not for a minute or so as it starts up.Amana's are good for the connectors at the evap fan motor comming apart.the connectors are white and will look like its together but when you pull it will come apart.i would always cut the connector out and use a wire nut so wont happen again.if any other questions please email thru FixYa and i will be glad to help. God bless ,tom

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

lenwest
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SOURCE: Refrigerator part not cooling, freezer

There is a vent that is connected from the freezer down to the fridge right where the fan is,make sure nothing is blocking it.

Hope this helped.Let me know by rating me or
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Len West

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge & freezer are cooling on bottom but not

when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?sounds like the air isn't moving,there's also a damper on the fridge side,the door opens to let the cold air in and then closes,make sure the door is opening,you can take the cover off and put an ice cube on the twirled up metal part to close it and put your hand on it to open it to see if it's working

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

Macmarkus
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SOURCE: I have amana bottem freezer,1 month ago i

Hello, Unfortunately the compressor likely is seized now. There are a couple of reasons that the original start device failed, 1) faulty connection. 2) poor quality part. 3) compressor was running non-stop due to other deficiencies in the unit or 4) the compressor was failing to begin with. The compressor may indeed check out ok as far as electrically ( windings ) but the mechanical component ( rotor ) has locked/seized up. You can determine whether it is the windings by checking the ohm value between common to start, common to run and run to start ( c-s, c-r, r-s ) and look for values similar to 6ohms, 3ohms, & 9ohms. Then check the start and run & common windings against the compressor casing to see if windings are shorted. In order to double check the mechanical component you'd need another hard start, ( or a test cord direct to 120vac, but that should only be done by an experienced tech ). nothing else will start it at this point obviously or you wouldn't be using a hard start already. The other unfortunate issue is this, many of these compressor's have a 10yr. parts only warranty but that was voided as soon as the 3in1 hard start was installed. In the end I'm likely not telling you anything you didn't already suspect or know in fact, but it is likely the compressor. I sympathsize, seized compressors **** ! Hope this answers your question and moves you forward. good luck macmarkus :)

Posted on May 08, 2010

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