Question about GE Refrigerators
I have two problems with my side by side. A few months ago, the ice was melting in the bin and creating icicles in the freezer. I shut off the ice maker and added bag ice. The problem continued so I stopped using the ice maker. The ice maker made ice but it always periodically melted. The major problem occurred yesterday when the refrigerator was over 99 degrees and the door alarm was sounding. The door was closed and sealed very well with the excessive heat in the refrigerator, Upon opening the door, I noticed the plastic milk carton very swollen and ready to burst, two pounds of melted butter, extremely soft cheese, overall the refrigerator was a mini oven. I noted the temperatures were 11 for the freezer and 99+ for the refrigerator. I normally keep the freezer at -6 and the refrigerator at 37. I shut the power off to the unit and cleaned up the mess and disposed of all food and ice chested the freezer side. I let the unit sit overnight and restarted this morning and it appears the unit is cooling. I started the unit at 1 pm and the display read freezer 64 and refrigerator 73. At 4:30 pm, the display read freezer 22 and refrigerator 46. I have the temperature set freezer -6 and refrigerator 34. I understand that it takes about 24 hours for the unit to stablize. I read some posts about the ice melting in the bin as possible sensor issues. Does anyone have specific information on these two issues? That is, if the ice melting in the bin is a sensor, please be specific. I am babysitting the unit and will see where the final inside temperatures stay. I am very concerned about the excessive heat in the refrigerator. In the morning before work, I took my lunch out and everything was fine. I always make sure the door is fully closed and returned about 10 hours later to a refrigerator oven. I am single and do not overload or block any of the sensor openings or pack up a shelf. Please help on these two issues. I believe it is the motherboard, which is part number Wr55x10156, and according to other posts has been superceded. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do you see any ice buildup on the back wall of the freezer or behind it?
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
Since your refrig is cooling , I would replace the # 4 AND # 5 thermistors . The # 4 thermistor , tells the main control board , the temp of the coils , if they need defrosted , when they are thru defrosting . This thermistor is the 1 " long , torpedo looking piece , clipped on the top left of the coils , with 2 white wires going to it . Part number WR55X10025 . It would be advisable to also replace the # 5 thermistor , located at the bottom of the freezer , slightly in front of the drain , also with 2 white wires going to it , slid into a housing . This thermistor , is the freezer thermistor , which tells the control board , the freezer temp , when to cycle off , associated with the fan speed also .
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
I just encountered the same problem. I checked online for solutions and everybody was telling me it was the defrost heater to a computer board. I replaced all these things and they were wrong! I have a ge gss22sgpcss refrigerator. After I replaced all those parts my refrigerator was still warm! So, I noticed that the damper door was closed. I figured something was wrong with it. So, I opened the freezer door and I closed the refrgerator door and notice the light was still on! I taped the refrigerator light for the night and noticed the next morning that my food was cold! the damper door was closed because it was keeping the hot air from the refrigerator into the freezer! I noticed the refrigerator door was lower than the freezer door. I adjusted the door of the refrigerator to turn the light out and that solve my problem. I spent less than $200 dollars and that could've been in my pocket for christmas! The door adjustment was free! A lesson well learned for me, I have a manuel now for it that i saved online it has solutions and things to check, so that's what i do now, check my manuel.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
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You have condesation built up in your freezer whereby the evaporator fan or the vents are most likely blocked off.
Turn fridge off. Empty freezer and either put a pot of boiling water inside freezer or with the aid of a hair dryer try to defrost the freezer. If you are able to remove the back panel on the freezer that would be ideal as you can directly target the frost.
Posted on Sep 06, 2011
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The problem with the ice melting points toward a cooling problem in the freezer. This could be caused by several different problems. Dirty condenser coils below the refrigerator could be contributing to this problem. I recommend checking and cleaning these coils if necessary.
Check the door seal on your freezer. A leak through the freezer door seal may be allowing warm air to enter the freezer and melt the ice.
Make sure that your temperature control is set properly.
If these tips do not help resolve the problem, it is likely that you have a component failure or a sealed system problem. The thermostat could be bad. You could have a condenser or evaporator fan problem. You could also have a defrost system failure that is causing your cooling problem. A weak compressor would also cause this symptom.
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