Question about GE GSL25JFXLB (250 cu ft) Side by Side Refrigerator

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GE GSL25JFXLB (250 cu ft) Side by Side Refrigerator

On setting 1(warmest) freezer is 14 degrees. thermistors are 32 ohm(defrost) and 30 ohm (bottom of freezer) and the defrost circuit resistance is 22 ohms(proper range)...there are no burning or burnt resistors on the main board. takes 2 days to defrost anything out of the freezer. thermistor for refrig side is in proper range as well

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Your thermistors are way out of range even at that temperature you say,put each thermistor in a glass of ice water for 5 minutes,then remove the J1 connector from the main board and check with an ohm meter set on 20k ohm between the thermistors common terminal #5 and the other pin terminals all thermistors tested this way should be about 16k ohms when tested this way,if not replace them

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

Testimonial: "further inspection both freezer thermistors were bad. Refrigerator side was not defective. Thank You for your response."

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    daniel hendrickson Feb 14, 2013

    hope alls well otherwise....cheers!!!



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SOURCE: 22 cu ft. bottom freezer

It needs to be confirmed that your auto defrost timer is the main culprit.You will need to confirmt he wiring of the timer once again, the lines to the heater and to the cut off relay of the compressor starter. First of all the timer can be tested out , make sure that you mark the connections with the wires colours and see if the timer works fine. If so when the complettion of the 8 hours cycle( normally) the realy will trip for the auto defrost. So try to observe the working of the timer so that you know that it works. If so your defrost fault will be cured. Hope my advice helps . Good day

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