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Fridge problem G.E. side by side door FRIDGE wont cool and has occumulated frost in the cooler side they told as it was a control board but we but it they sent a replace ment and its smaller then the original one? mod# GSS22WGMACC

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Help me understand better. Frost build up in the freezer section on side by side? If so than you have a defrost heater problem or and, defrost themostat.

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