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GE GSS22UFPWW Fridge is not cold enough 9 is like a 1 in temp

My GE fridge is not cold enough after having it for four years.  At highest of 9 it is only like a 1 or less.
The back of the freezer has ice down the back wall.  I have done no maintenance, not even defrosted the freezer yet. 
Thanks for your help with this, I really appreciate it.  My food keeps going off.
Jenny,

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/control board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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