Question about GE GSS25JFPCC / GSS25JFPWW Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Amana BH2055W I cleaned the elements at the bottom of our BH2055W on Saturday, 6 June, with a vacuum and some wire to reach some clumps of dust that were otherwise inaccessible. Everything continued to work fine for a little less than a day -- a 1 1/2 litre bottle I'd put in the freezer was solid the following (Sunday) morning. Later in the day, though, we noticed dripping from the freezer door, and then discovered that the ice in the ice trays was partially melted. Clearly something had happened between the dust removal and the dripping. I checked the Fixya website and noticed another report on this model that suggested air flow as a possible problem, so I checked the elements again and found more dust in the farthest reaches from the access at the foot of the fridge. So I removed this. With the control set to about 5, I left some ice trays in the freezer overnight, but they are still liquid and the air from the cooling vent at the back seems much too warm. The fan in the bottom corner (left hand, facing the front) is certainly working, but I'm not sure about the compressor. So far as I'm aware none of the tools I used to remove dust would have been liable to puncture the element tubes, so I'm reasonably confident that the sealed system is intact. I suspected that the fridge itself was warming up when I put the ice cube trays in the freezer last night, and this seems to be confirmed this morning. From reading other accounts of similar problems the compressor relay may be at fault -- is there any simple way of checking this? And if this is not to blame, where do I look next, and what would be the appropriate sequence? Thanks.

Posted by on

  • Witgood Jun 11, 2008

    OK, I've removed the relay and the overload from the condenser, but can't see anything wrong with them -- turns out they just pull off pins on the condenser. A repairman has proposed that the condenser is kaput and needs to be replaced. Any comments, suggestions -- e.g. to verify this? Cheers.

  • Witgood May 11, 2010

    I'm still waiting for advice on how to proceed -- no suggestions received as yet. My primary suspicion falls on the compressor relay since when plugged in clicking occurs in the area where the relay should be located, but nothing that would coordinate with compressor activity. This raises another problem, though -- how can I be sure the piece attached to the side of the compressor is the relay? It seems very small compared to others (e.g. magnetic with a copper coil). I'm trying to figure out how to remove it from the compressor to have a closer look. Any help would be appreciated.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,421 Answers

Well, first check your compressor current ( you can check current draws by using clamp ampere). Compare the reading with your owner manual. If they are quite lot difference : your compressor is dead or relay is not work or your cable is loosen due to your previous activity.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Amana ABC2037DPS Refridgertor is not keeping items cool. Last time the serviceman came out he went into the back and "RESET" the unit. Does anyone know how to RESET the Refridgerator?


Most likely the coils under the refrigerator need cleaning. Unplug the refrigerator and remove the front, vented cover below the door. With a vacuum cleaner and crevice tool clean the coils off. It may also help the clean off the door gasket and apply a very thin coat of Vaseline. (Don't forget to clean the refrigerator edge that makes contact with the gasket.)

Sep 20, 2013 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

You say clean outside coils and fan motor coils. Where are they?


The "outside" coils that you are looking for on a refrigerator will be found either on the back, or in the case of your Amana, on the bottom - behind the toe space bezel. There are no coils on the back of the fridge.

The coils are usually thin, black grates that contain the refrigerant. Be careful not to damage them when cleaning. Open the freezer door (yours is a bottom freezer type) and simply grasp at the top of the bezel an gently pull away from the frame.

Use a narrow crevice vacuum tool attachment to pull the dust and debris from the coils. Use a flashlight to see beyond the very front. You may also wish to unplug the fridge so that you do not damage the fan if it is struck by the tool while running. You should vac the coils annually or more frequently if the fridge is in a dusty area - or there is a lot of pet hair collecting on the coils. Some fridges also have the fan hidden behind a removable panel on the at the bottom of the back side of the fridge. If cleaning fan blades - you must unplug the fridge before attempting. Vacuum any dirt and dust on visible coils seen near the fan.

Good luck!

Mar 29, 2010 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Amana abb2224des with Bottom freezer. Just


the least you remove the better.use vacuum cleaner hose to collect s..t (dust) easier than wet cloth.

Feb 11, 2010 | Amana ABB2224DES Stainless Steel Bottom...

1 Answer

The freezer is cold, but the rest of the refrigerator is warm. I vacuumed the bottom area, but still not cooling. Every now and then I hear a quiet grinding type noise. Not sure what else to check


THE GRINDING IS YOUR FAN:)
but the problem is in your freezer section :
make sure the fan is working in it.
open the panel inside the freezer and check heating element and heating thermostat one of them is bad .
you fix that and your fridg is good as new

Dec 31, 2009 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

There is lots of dust under the refrigerator but I can't reach it to clean it. Does the bottom tray pull out to get at it?


Hi,
The bottom tray on most units will pull out.
However I have found that there are some better ways to getthe dust and dirt out from under there.
A good shop vac with a crevice tool is a great way to get in there.
Another way that I have often cleaned under neath is to use an air compressor with an air nozzle at high pressure. You can blow everything clean and then vacum up the dirt.
It is very important to keep things clean so that your compressor stays cool and the coils have good air for heat transfer.

I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

Thanks for using Fixya!!

Heatman101

Dec 05, 2009 | Amana ARSE66MB Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

The bottom freezer on my Maytag BR22 is not


Look at the inside back wall of the freezer, If you see that it is built up with frost. You have a defrost problem. If not, check the coils under the bottom, make sure they are clean and not covered with dust. If so clean with vacuum and long brush. If they are clean, check the fan that blows on the compressor. Make sure it's running. If not you have a bad fan. Last be sure the fan inside the fridge is running.
Please rate solution

Sep 07, 2009 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

2 Answers

Amana Bottom Freezer


either you ice maker is overflowing,(not likely but possible) or you have a clog in your drain behind hte rear cover, not allowing defrost water to drain away in to the pan under refrig instead flowing to bottom of freezer area. rempove the rear cover and thawe all ice, especially near the middle of hte aluminum oan yull find a clogged/frozen drain tube

Nov 10, 2008 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Refrigerator warm but freezer is fineChanged the evaporator fan (12013211q)for BR18Ve Amana...Is it possible that the part last only a couple of years...


If your bottom freezer has ice build up, (you will see it frosted up), you do not have proper air flow. Check to see if your defrost elements are working. They are in the freezer compartment. in the evaporator. There is a defrost timer on the bottom of your fridge. You can turn the knob until the refergerator turns off, then listen in the frezzer compartment to se if the elements are working. (You will hear them sizzle)

Aug 26, 2008 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Clump of ice in bucket


That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Jan 20, 2008 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE GSS25JFPCC / GSS25JFPWW Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

149 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Vish Iyer
Vish Iyer

Level 2 Expert

74 Answers

Todd Marr
Todd Marr

Level 2 Expert

77 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4636 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...