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GSS22SGMC BC is working on and on. Does not shut down. Everything get frozen in refrigerator on low settings.

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SOURCE: Fridge works only on the max setting

needs a defrost heater, keeps it from freezing up. my friends did the same thing, she changed defrost heater and works fine now.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator side freezes even on lowest setting?

It may be a problem with the damper panels that are situated between the freezer and the refrigerator. Most people note a problem when the damper doors stop opening and food becomes warm. In your case the doors may be not closing properly.

This may be mechanical, the damper louvers assembly is broken, or it may be electrical, the relay switch and motor assembly that operates the damper is not operating properly.

In side by sides the damper is usually in the upper side rear of the refigerator. If you can peer into it, you may be able to see light from the freezer (freezer door open) which would confirm the louvers are open.

Quick fix? duct tape a portion of the opening. It will restrict cold air flow. Costs little, and if you are not particular will work. Other fix. Call a repair man and be prepared to pay about 200 for the parts and labor.


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SOURCE: Refrigerator temperature running too high

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My refrigerator was not cooling

the defrost thermostat may be bad

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

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SOURCE: My refrigerator is still working

Hi erin_mcnally,

This complaint is usually the result of a defrost problem. The first thing to check in this case is the freezer area. Look at the back panel inside the freezer. If you notice frost covering the back panel, you have defrost problem.

Reminder: Unplug your appliance or disconnect power to your unit before you begin any repairs

If the problem is not a defrost issue you may have a problem with the damper that goes between the freezer and fridge compartments. This is usually an adjustable "flap" that opens to allow cold air from the freezer to enter the fresh food side. Most top freezer and certain side x side refrigerators have an adjustable flap. That means its set open at a certain point and doesn't open and close when the machine runs.

Most newer side by sides and bottom freezer refrigerators have an electric damper that opens and closes as the machine runs. These are machines that have separate thermostats for the freezer. The machine can call for cold inside the freezer without affecting the fridge side temp by keeping the damper closed.

To test this will require you to locate the damper assembly. Once you find the damper on your machine, make sure the thermostat is on and you hear the freezer fan running. Normally at this point you can feel the air coming through the vents on the damper. Certain models will close the damper when the fridge door is open. So you will have to hold in the light switch or tape it so the machine thinks the door is closed. After you do that and you still don't feel air, remove the damper cover. Check to see if the damper door is closed. If the door is closed, make sure it isn't froze shut. Manually open the door with your fingers to make sure it can move freely. If it can move freely then replace the damper. Sometimes some insulation or foam can fall into the path of the damper and cause it to jam. If you look inside the damper and it's open but you don't feel air, check your evaporator freezer fan.

The Freezer Fan should be running if the machine is not in defrost mode. If the refrigerator is warm and the compressor is running, the freezer fan should be running also. If not you are going to have to gain access to the freezer fan and check to see if it has 120 volts. If the fan is getting the proper voltage and is not running, replace the fan. If the fan is not getting voltage and the compressor is running, you more than likely have a problem with the defrost timer. Try turning the blade on the fan to see if they move freely. I have seen where a fan has developed rust and that prevented the motor from turning. It may start up if your get it a turn so watch your fingers. If it has rust and that's why it stopped, you should replace it anyway. It will just happen again. But at least your machine will work for the time being.

Hope it helps.

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