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Ice build up on coils in freezer GE Profile PS123NC/psI23SC

Works for 1-2 weeks after thawing coils. Then temp slowly increases in freezer. and ice recollects.

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You may need to replace the automatic defrost sensor.

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Hi, I have a ge profile side by side refridgerator that heats up in the freezer, top shel and ice maker area only, will melt the ice, thaws out food on top shelf, happens intermitently, will last for hours...


First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Check cold control (thats where you turn it colder)
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