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My GE fridgerator will not make ice and will not

My GE fridgerator (side by side) will not make ice and will not cool down, worked great yesterday.

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Open the door and depress the door/light switch,the evaporator fan motor should run.If it doesn't make sure the thermostat is set cold enough.If it is,you could have a bad defrost timer.they are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace.Every day the compressor and evap,motor shut down for @ 10 min and the heaters are turned on to defrost the evaporator to prevent ice buildup.You could have a compressor problem also but lets hope not.

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