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The fresh food section was freezing on the top shelf, and the damper was all the way open. I replaced the damper/thermister, but the damper is still doing the same thing. It's open all the way all the time.

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  • Paul Luckey Aug 31, 2010

    This is a side by side GE Refrigerator Model Number GSH25JFRECC

  • Paul Luckey Aug 31, 2010

    This is a side by side GE Refrigerator Model Number GSH25JFRECC Sorry, I posted this as an added comment soon after I did the orgional post. Thanks!

  • Paul Luckey Aug 31, 2010

    So if it's doning what it's told, the solution is to replace the control board? Refr Evaporator fan motor, control board 9/22/08. Refr Damper/thrmister 8/28/10 The contol board is less than 2 years old.

  • Paul Luckey Sep 01, 2010

    Very helpful. Many thanks for a professional answer. Ray



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This damper is controlled by the main board of the fridge in most cases.
Testing should have been conducted to see if voltage was being applied to the "stuck" damper.
It may, in fact, be doing exactly what it's told.

Reply with the model # and I can give you a definitive answer.


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    blueextc3221 Aug 31, 2010

    CLICK HERE to see/purchase the main board.

    #801 in THIS DIAGRAM

    There is no adaptive defrost timer and it's likely an onboard relay has stuck in the open position.

    Test the damper solenoid for voltage .

    If it's open, and the solenoid has power (and the damper is not warped causing it to stick open - it is being told to open.

    Replace the Main Board.

    The main board is easy to get to behind the access plate. You will find seven different wire harness plugs, six which are white, that are impossible to remove without breaking the retaining clips which hold them in place....but that's are throwing away the old board anyway, so nothing lost. The plugs will snap back into each of their respective terminal locations without a problem. Be sure to treat the four white, plastic pins that hold the board in place will not want to mess those little dudes up!

    This board is prone to failure on this unit.




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