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Hello GE fridge model PDS22SBRALSS bottom mount. How is it that if I replace a evaporator fan motor that this will cure a problem with the damper door not opening? The whole fridge has been tested. The therimistor sensors tested good ohms and voltage and replaced anyway. no help. the main control board replaced twice. no help. The damper does open and close by itself. I have seen it. I usually see it close more so than open. The fan runs fine. Ohms on the fan is 1.02Kohms. Book says 1.5 to 2Kohms is good. Will this less ohms cause too much current to flow and cause the damper door to not open. The damper door ohms out 380 both sides. I never get 6VDC on the J3 connnector at intial start up plugging in fridge. Also damper door never moves or on intial start up plugging in fridge. I feel the board is not putting out the correct 6VDC or 2.3VDC ever. Again could this be caused by a evaporator fan motor? I was told the thermistors were at fault the first time and I agreed as well. They were changed but no better.

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  • bogram67 Jun 03, 2010

    Thank you I will replace the evap. fan motor soon the part is already ordered. Thanks again. Hoping to finally cure this warm fridge. Brian

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Yes the fan motor can cause this problem. The fan motor does a few jobs, helps circulate the cold air in the fridge and freezer, tells the compressor when to kick on and kick off, and controls the damper. See the motor has wires going to it from the thermostat that tells the fan which side needs more cooling and it then adjusts the damper to allow for better cooling in that area.

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One reason food might be freezing is your cold control has failed, and will not turn the unit off when the physical temps are correct. When this occurrs food normally freezes throughout fridge section, top, bottom, middle, front and back.
BOTH controls, though you may only have one, should be at the middle setting. Adjust your controls, place a plastic cup of water at the top, the middle, and bottom shelf of your fridge. Check all three AFTER 24 hours. if all three are ice, you COULD have a bad cold control.

It is possible you might also have a door damper that is stuck open. A door damper is a swinging or sliding door that opens / closes either when temp control settings are adjusted, or on some fridges, when either door is opened, the damper closes. Please note, door dampers are USUALLY only present on side by side refrigerators. They can have a motor, or thermostat open the door automatically,which can break, and others will simply have a lever of some sort, which usually wont.

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GE model 25 - 6 years old - Top part of fridge and freezer not cooling. compressor seems to be working fine. Bottom part of freezer is very cold and bottom part of fridge is freezing everything. Appears to...


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If you want to repair the refrigerator yourself you should disconnect the power to the refrigerator and remove the 2 screws holding the damper cover to the center wall. Sometimes you can spray the damper with WD40 and free it up.



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Hello,

Insufficient cooling is a fridge repair job that you can do without the help of a professional. Often the fridge has a frost-free failure, or the compressor is faulty but there are many other reasons for a fridge not cooling properly.
Step 1 – Find the Problem

Your first job is to locate the source of the problem. Consider each of the following:

* Gaskets - Make sure the gaskets/seals are not torn and are sealing properly.
* Evaporator fan – Make sure it is working. If it is now working you may have a problem with the fan motor. Check for power to the motor and also examine the fan switches around the door (not all fridges have these switches).
* Air damper – Sometimes the air damper will not open up to allow the cold air from the freezer part to blow into the fridge section.
* Condenser coils – Check to see that the condenser coils don’t have a dust build-up and that the condenser motor is working.
* Compressor – Make sure your compressor is working with on and off clicking noises.

Step 2 – Frost-Free Failure

This is the most common cooling problem in fridges. Expose the evaporator coils by accessing the panel in the freezer section. The coils in the freezer section can sometimes get clogged up with frost. This can stop the evaporator fan motor from blowing cold air around, or cause the fan to hit it and stop, or become noisy. The defrost timer can be a bit tricky to find but it is usually located behind the back bottom corners of the fridge, although they can sometimes be found in the ceiling of the fresh food section, or behind the cold control cover.
Step 3 – Find the Timer

When you find the timer, turn the wheel-like screw slowly with a screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. The refrigerator is now defrosting. If you find that the fridge starts now, you will need to replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer.
Step 4 – Volt Test

If the heaters do not come on, use a volt meter to ohm test the defrost heater or volt test for 120 volts to the heater. You can bypass the defrost thermostat if you haven’t got power to the defrost heater to check if the defrost heater will come on. To bypass the thermostat, join the two wires together. Replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer if the heater comes on now.

If there is a ticking or squealing noise in the defrost timer, or it seems hot to touch, replace it.

Many fridges have and inline fuse on both sides of the defrost heater. You will need to replace the whole heater if one of those fuses blows. Check these fuses with a volt meter if the defrost heater doesn’t work.

A quick check if you have a cooling problem is to inspect the evaporator coils. If there is a build up of white snow on the coils, this indicates a frost free problem; if there is balled ice on part of the coils with the rest bare, this indicates a system problem, like a problem with the pumping compressor.


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My GE refrigerator GDS18LBPWW with freezer on bottom does not cool in the refrig. section. Yesterday, I pd $239 to have the Evaporator Fan motor replaced. The freezer is fine and back down to 26, but the...


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Look at the evaporator coils behind the rear cover inside the freezer and check the ice forming on the coils.

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if the evaporator is clogged with ice, then you have a defrost problem.
check the defrost heater and the bi-metal .

to answer your question what controls the fan then it is the module that controls the fan.

you said you have diagnostic to test the damper then there should be a procedure also to test the evaporator fan motor.

why don't you try it..

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