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My GE refrigerator GE GSL25JFPABS stopped cooling on both the frig and freezer sides. I pulled it out, took off the panel and cleaned around the fan. I plugged it in and it worked perfectly for just less than two weeks, then it started warming up again. I unplugged it and let it sit for about 8 hours. It worked perfectly after that. I bought a thermometer, frig about 30 and freezer about 0. Again, just short of two weeds it starts warming up. It's 7 years old. Any help will be appreciated.

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You may have a defrost problem, check for frost in freezer, back wall, or pull off rear panel and check evaporator, it should have some frost on coils, if frozen all around evaporator, check glass element at bottom of evaporator, should have blue and pink wire going to element

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