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GE Refrigerator Model GSS25WGTA

Just recently I heard a noise coming from my freezer. In my freezer in the back is a panel which I assume is some sort of control panel. When it is running it glows red and very hot to the touch. The noise seems to be condensation or water hitting this panel when it is on. Now, I don't know if this was always like this but it was just recently I starting hearing the noise. Because of the heat this was giving off, I'm so afraid of it catching fire. Does anyone know if this is suppose to be like this or not and if I'm right for being concerned? GE is coming out tomorrow and charging me $70 for doing so and I want to have some knowledge before they show up.

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SOURCE: I have a GE refrigerator (model # GSH25SGRESS).

Change the control. GE has a number of problems with the original boards.

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SOURCE: I was hearing a sizzling

This is normal defrosting of the evaporator coil.

Posted on May 13, 2011

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