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GE GSS22JFMCWW I have a few problems with my side by side. Probably related to the same thing. The freezer will get cold ice will be solid and then it will start to defrost. The fridge section will be somewhat cold and then warm up. I noticed this last time that frost was building up on the back wall of the freezer. I am not sure if the problem is with the thermostat, the heater or the motherboard. (Or I could be way off base) HELP!

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  • mikeyras Aug 11, 2008

    The temperature difference is about 15-20 degrees. I am guessing, I didn't get a reading. The butter in the fridge would get really soft and the ice cream would start to melt.

  • mikeyras Aug 11, 2008

    The temperature difference is about 15-20 degrees. I didn't take an actual reading but the butter in the fridge gets soft and the ice cream in the freezer does too.

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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. 
  • if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  


these are the usual suspects.


heater in the back wall of the freezer:
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thermal switch also in the back wall of the freezer



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For sure the problem lies with the thermostat.call a proper technician to replace it.

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Try to defrost first then turn it on

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    ritchie dempacco Aug 11, 2008

    could be a bad condenser

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What is the temperature difference between these cold and warm periods?

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