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GE Refrigerator I have a GE side by side refrigerator. Though the thermostat controls to both freezer and fridge are set to normal, everything is freezing in the refrigerator. The latter is due to a lot of ice building on the thermostat controls. Each time I use the hair dryer to melt the ice, it builds back up again. Why is the ice forming and how do I resolve it?

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Check the seel on the freezer (if the door is a open)?

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There is one of three reasons why your fridge section is freezing food. You didnt mention whether you had a side by side or freezer on top or bottom model, so the following checks may not apply to your unit.

One reason food might be freezing is your cold control has failed, and will not turn the unit off when the physical temps are correct. When this occurrs food normally freezes throughout fridge section, top, bottom, middle, front and back.
BOTH controls, though you may only have one, should be at the middle setting. Adjust your controls, place a plastic cup of water at the top, the middle, and bottom shelf of your fridge. Check all three AFTER 24 hours. if all three are ice, you COULD have a bad cold control.

It is possible you might also have a door damper that is stuck open. A door damper is a swinging or sliding door that opens / closes either when temp control settings are adjusted, or on some fridges, when either door is opened, the damper closes. Please note, door dampers are USUALLY only present on side by side refrigerators. They can have a motor, or thermostat open the door automatically,which can break, and others will simply have a lever of some sort, which usually wont.

If after 24 hours, only the middle and bottom cups are ice, your evaporator fan motor, in the freezer, is likely not operating. Not knowing the BRAND you own, it could be the motor itself, a thermostat located on the evaporator, your defrost heater, or a main computer control board that controls the fan motor.

Sorry I cant be as specific as id like, but i had to cover all possible bases

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.
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