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It appears that there is a problem with the auto defrost in my GE GSS22JEMA CC, it will be fine for a month and the fridge doesn't get real cold, the ice maker doesn't make ice and the freezer doesn't freeze. We take off the white cover inside the freezer and the coils are covered with ice/frost. We take a hair dryer to it and then turn the freezer back on and it works perfectly for about another month or until the frost builds back up.

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SOURCE: Defrost problem on a LG Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

You have a problem in the automatic defrost circuit. I suppose you know that !
You may have to disconnect the power from your refrigerator and use hot water in a pot or a hair drier to melt the ice away. You'll have to remove the back cover of the freezer and clear the ice from there too. You most likely have an open defrost heater and/or defrost thermostat.
If you have a tech sheet which is normally stored near the compressor section, you can trace the circuits and find your problem. If you're not comfortable with this kind of work , you'll need to call a tech to check it out for you. If you don't do something soon you'll lose all the food in both your refrigerator and freezer sections.
I hope this helps you
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Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Viking freezer frost build-up

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/control board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.
  • if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer cold but not fridge

too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Coils ice up/over

I can think of three reasons why your freezer would be icing over. One reason may be that you have a low charge of refrigerant. The lower pressure that your freezer is operating has resulted in a lower temperature refrigerant being circulated. Another reason, if you have forced air circulation, is that one of your evaporator fans have gone out. The third reason I can think of is that your door does not have a good seal and moister is condensing, then freezing near the coils.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: frost build up in freezer (ice maker section)

Your ice maker is overflowing and asking for to mush water to make the ice, you may have a real hi water pressure on your water supply
the is a easy way to adjust that but you are going to have to take
your ice maker out
then using a flat head screw driver remove the white square cover
you will see a gear and a adjustment screw and a lever like this

( - I + )

turn the screw to the minus sing a quarter way and install the ice maker back up.

Or a easier way is just closing the water valve before your fridge a little so it wont have so mush pressure and will not fill your ice maker so fast.

the ice maker feel up buy time not buy water level.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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