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GE GDS18SBPARSS ICE BUILDUP ON THE FAN

Repair man came to fix my fridge because the fan is not running. He said that it is clog and he clean out the ices around the fan. It works fine for about 3 weeks, and similar situation happened. A different repair man came and clean the ice out from the same fan area. He said the last repair person didn't clean it properly. He said this time it will be fine. I am afraid that the same problem might come up again because these 2 repair men did nothing but just melt the ice around the fan area.
What is causing this ice buildup around the fan area? And how can i fix it.
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  • maestromario Jan 02, 2009

    It happened again to me today, and it did that about 12 to 18 months ago. The drain tube never looked cloged and basically ice is pyling up and jams the fan when the ice build-up is too high. I melted the ice by alternating pooring boiling water and sponging.



    Is there a service bulletin showing a modification to correct this problem?

  • jerzyjovi Feb 09, 2009

    Experiencing this for the third time in 7 years. Almost replaced it this time, but I am going to try melting the ice and see how long it lasts this time. Next time it happens, I will more than likely replace the fridge altogether. The reason it happens is when someone doesn't close the door properly, the ice builds up over time. My son has left the door not closed properly 3 times in the past month and I think this is the problem.

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    Oiseau Denuit Mar 07, 2016

    I have the same problem, I clean everything 3 times. I check the thermostat ok warming element Ok. I can't find the thermister and mother board??

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Did either of the repairmen check the defrost heater, sounds like that may be your issue.

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