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Re: a GE side by side:I have replaced the heater element in the freezer and the thermistor in the refrigerator side...my freezer has continued to freeze over...is there a thermistor in the freezer side that ought to try to replace? I notice there is something that looks like a thermistor in the bottom of the freezer.

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