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Well I have a Gss25tsress refrigerator, and recently I have started having problems with my ice melting in the top of the freezer, and the bottom of my fridge side freezing things, after doing some reading I decided to check my check my evap coils for frost, wich where frozen up, unplugged the fridge for 24 hours with doors open, checked the defrost heater resistance and it was 20 ohms decided to replace it bc it was only $30 well new one checked the same 20 ohms, did some more reading and figured I would change the defrost thermostat WR50X10068, # 4 thermistor WR55X10025, and the #5 Thermistor WR55X10025(only $24 for all three figured win win situation). Parts are on the way but I notice when I plugged the fridge back up everything worked but some time later I checked the freezer again and the compressor was running so was the condersor fan but when i looked in the freezer the evap fan wasnt blowing, even thought when i first plugged it up it was, so I unplugged fridge for about 10-15 min and plugged it back in, after 30-60 sec the evap fan came back on full speed, so I am really wondering if the main board could be at fault, or should i change change the defrost thermostat and the thermistors when they get here and see if it fixes it or should i just go ahead and order the main board as well?/ any help would be appreciated I have gotten most of my info from posts by "aasc'

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  • raemmler Oct 01, 2010

    yeah thats what i was thinking too, I'm a diesel tech so working on trucks with air conditioning is basically the same concept as working on a refrigerator just different parts to some extent, and as a mechanic have that mindset of "why pay someone else to do it if I can fix it myself"

  • raemmler Oct 01, 2010

    also i notice that the pictures of the parts dont come with ends, so im assuming that if i solder and heatshrink the wires it will be okay, also the defrost thermo and #4 thermistor connector look fairly easy to get too, but the #5 thermistor goes into the wall dividing the fridge and freezer, any idea where that terminates or could i just solder the new one in there ?

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Yes just remove the old one out and solder the new thermistor there to its proper location .And it should be ok.As per the problem this is clearly indicating the problem of defrost in your unit.You have replaced all the possibilities relating to defrost.Just replace all the parts which you have ordered and see if it works.If in case this does not helps then the main board also has to be replaced.But as per the problem mentioned its not faulty main board,but the faulty defrost related parts.And that you are replacing so it should work. Check out.Keep updated.Thanks.

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I see, well the thermostat is the main culprit still in my opinion, but the fans issue is a very strange one. At this point I would recommend you do NOT order a main-board just yet. A faulty thermostat can send irregular information to the main-board itself and make it think it does not need to turn on fans, etc. I would start with exactly what you have on order, and I would think you would be fine. If it continues to have fan issues then you are correct in thinking the next part would be the main-board.
I am very impressed by your skills here! You are practically a fully fledged fridge person at this point!
Let me know if this doesn't clear up the issue, I am betting you will be fine without that main-board though.
Thanks!
Tim

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    Tim Grayson Oct 01, 2010

    You will be fine with just soldering the new one in there.

    Thanks!
    Tim

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    friermw Sep 14, 2012

    Any follow up? Were you able to fix the fridge? I have the same model and have the same issues.

  • friermw
    friermw Sep 14, 2012

    Did the fridge work after the repairs stated above? I have the same problems with mine.

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