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I have a GSS22JEPA WW fridge in my rental. I have had a repair guy come to the house several times and $800 later, the fridge still does not work. He replaced the compressor, the control board, then he found that the damper door was not opening. I replaced this part myself. There is no real troubleshooting going on, just a repair guy throwing parts at my fridge. After replacing the damper door, I can manually open the door but it will automatically close. The freezer section works good, it freezes food and makes ice. I need to find out where the damper door gets its power from. If the damper door has power to close, it should have power to open; unless it is a "fail safe" circuit which causes the door to close when it has no power.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GE GSS22JEPA WW

This could be a sensor issue , that is what i would be changing in the first instance. The sensor connects into the same connector the vent door connects into.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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This damper is controlled by the main board of the fridge in most cases.
Testing should have been conducted to see if voltage was being applied to the "stuck" damper.
It may, in fact, be doing exactly what it's told.

Reply with the model # and I can give you a definitive answer.

Thanks!!

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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Hello Rene,

Have you run a test/diagnostic on this unit to verify thermistors are good and the damper is indeed opening and closing proper ? What about the temp in the freezer.

I know you mentioned the fresh food section is not cold enough, but what about the freezer ? Obviously if it is not colling sufficiently it's not going to be sufficient for the top either.

If you're open to it I'd suggest you try the test cycle. To do so is as follows on the "LFX" series LG fridge.

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Posted on May 07, 2011

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SOURCE: On a LG fridge-model#LFX2396ST-bt. freezer/french

Damper is open, but still very little air. WHY? If the damper is open then air should flow properly through vents.If the air is low/little then fan is weak.Its running but its speed is slow.The fan motor needs replacement.----------- Other thing is main control board.I agree its new and replaced.But is it opening the damper properly.It should open.If not, then its quite possible that new main control board is faulty.Get it replaced.---------- The control board sends voltage to the damper assembly to cause it to open or close. If the damper fails and doesn't open the temperature in the refrigerator gets warm.---------- ------------ Another possibility is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets coated with frost and doesn't let the cold air circulate into the refrigerator. You can look at the evaporator coil in the rear of the freezer section and see if it is covered with frost and ice. You can turn the refrigerator off and defrost the evaporator coil with a hair dryer. If this causes the refrigerator to get cold, the defrost heater or defrost thermostat might be bad.--------- You can also try manual defrost procedure if you see ice getting collected on the evaporator coils in the freezer section:---

. The manual defrost reset procedure is as follows : ----
First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. -----------

If it's again building up ice that means the unit is not defrosting. It's starting the cooling procedure, and then while defrosting, it's not working. The defrost assembly consists of three main parts. The defrost thermostat, the defrost heater and defrost board. Any of the one is not functioning. When thermostat sense the maximum cooling, it triggers the defrost heater to start heating and this defrosts the ice collected on the coils and the system works. Both thermostat and heater are controlled by defrost board. First the thermostat and defrost heater to be checked, if both check ok by meter and visually, then its defrost board causing the problem. You can get required parts from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site.

------------------ This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.



Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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