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I have had this problem once already with my GE Profile PFS22MIS fridge. It would not cool at all in the freezer or fridge section and they replaced the circuit board and it worked great for a few days. But now, only 3 weeks later, it is acting up again. It is running really fast constantly and the freezer will not get above -10 degrees (0 is recommended) and the fridge will stay around 37 which is fine. But now the freezer is still around -10 and the fridge will not get below 50.

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  • Jason Green Dec 30, 2010

    I am confused. You say that if the wires are not touching it is open but then say that I need a meter to test it. Where do I find instructions on removing the panel because I have no idea where that panel is or what I need to remove and check.

  • Jason Green Dec 30, 2010

    Where is the evaporator assembly located? It does not show that in the diagram, it only has it out front. Is it in the freezer, behind the fridge, etc? Do I need to remove the evaporator assembly from the fridge so I can get to the thermostat?

  • Jason Green Dec 30, 2010

    But how do I get to that panel? Do I have to remove the freezer door and drawers and kill the power to the fridge? It is almost impossible for me to get to. I don't even see the screws that hold that panel together.

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If the temperature is not getting set to its required settings then it can be due to faulty thermostat.Check if the thermostat is open. That thermostat is clamped to the evaporator ,and the contacts inside the thermostat are suppose to be touching each other to allow the current to flow to the defrost heater, so if they don't touch thats what we call open. You can check that part with a meter to see if it is open.Its a round part with two wires to it. once the freezer panel is off you will see it.You need to remove few screws to remove the panel to remove the thermostat.As per the problem,which you have indicated,its Thermostat.replacing the thermostat should solve the problem. --------------- Its a $13 part.TO get this part or to see this part.Please click on the link below:--- http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=1155318&SourceCode=5&ModelNum=pfss5njw ---------------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya Dec 30, 2010

    Dont get confused.

    I will explain:--First see this fig of thermostat



    In this thermostat there are two wires.One is orange and one is pink.If this wires get loose or if this wires are got burnt then the meter will show open circuit.In this case the thermostat has to be replaced.

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    For location on thermostat i have disassembly diagrams for you.It will help you exactly how and where it is located.

    The thermostat is located on the side of evaporator assembly.Beside the heater assembly.

    Check this link by clicking on it.

    Part number 621 is thermostat.Part number 826 is defrost heater.Part number 228 is evaporator assembly and part number 241 is temperature sensor.

    Click on this link and see the diagram:---


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    this should help.Thanks.Helpmech.


  • raj somaiya Dec 30, 2010

    The evaporator and fan are behind the rear panel inside the freezer usually held in by a few screws up the sides. The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer .
    The defrost thermostat is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.--------------This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

  • raj somaiya Dec 30, 2010

    The evaporator coils are in the inner side of freezer panel.See any thing like white rubber butches above the screws.Some times screws are hidden under white rubber butches.just remove that white rubber by thin knife.
    ---------------------This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
    Keep updated.

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