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GE refrigerator...Model GSS25WGMD..'frig won't cool..freezer fine

GE side-by-side refrigerator...Model GSS25WGMD WW...Freezer seems to work fine...current temp 15 degrees...'fridge does not work...current temp 59 degrees. Repairman has been here three times.
Original problem was 'fridge gradually wouldn't stay cold...freezer slowly got warmer too...repairman came out...coils in back of freezer all frosted over...repairman changed a "Controller Card" and a sensor...believe it was a "defrost sensor." Freezer worked fine...fridge didn't get below 60 (still doesn't). New repairman..same company...changed the "Control Card" again. No change... Original repairman returned yesterday;... changed the "fan motor" and sensor in refrig... No change... Repairman's giving me song-and-dance that refrig might not be repairable...says might be broken wire...I don't believe either of his "theories"...the fridge just sits there no bending and twisting like an airplane...I used to be an fighter jet (Phantom)electrician...and since this is a refrigerator...not a fighter jet or rocket ship, it should be repairable.

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How about the damper vent door between the refrig and freezer compartments it it open as to let cold air pass

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  • bobwittenber May 12, 2010

    Vent is open...I have the refrig set at 9 (max) and the freezer at 5. I believe the repairman changed the sensor which controls the damper yesterday. I don't her the fan running...yesterday after he changed the fan and the control card(that's the third control card)...I heard the fan work what I believe to be normally for about a minute...but then it just slowly decreased in speed and has never really run fast again.

  • danny Hendrickson May 13, 2010

    check the door switche(s) as they can also be culprits in the circuit,SxS use series/parallel switch combinations and one can easily cause a problem in these circuits

  • bobwittenber May 13, 2010

    ...the lights in both the freezer and fridge go on and off when switch is open/closed.



    I'm really disappointed in the service company. Been here three times over the past 9 days...they've changed the contol board 3 times the fan once and a couple sensors. I've had to take off of work nine hours to accomodate their schedule...they have never once looked at a repair manual or wiring diagram and they've never "shot" a wire...not one. Now they won't come until Friday...cost me $490.00 so far. I just can't believe there is something catastrophically wrong with a refrigerator that's just over 7 years old...never moved other than to clean behind and under it once a year or so. How is my thinking messed-up...???

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