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Our GE side-by-side refrigerator (model GS225) is not cooling. Freezer is at 55 degrees and the refrigerator is at 70 degrees. The fan condensor in the back was dirty so we cleaned it. Could that be the problem? We tried moving the temperature control cooler, but it is still not cooling. The fan is running. the refrigerator is about nine years old. Please give us your diagnostic ideas.

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Check the compressor relay. All fans should be running when the compressor is except during post dwell. In post dwell the compressor and fan con on but the inside ones do not come on for a specified time. SEE ADC how it works.
You can use the diagnostics found in this GSS SERVICE MANUAL

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