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DFF1144W problem There is a big problem with my refrigerator. It makes a lot of ice which goes up and sometimes blocks the fan and the food is not cold. I believe the fan touches the ice because it's very noisy. I have to defrost it every 2 weeks. Could anybody help me please ? My email is: [email protected]

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SOURCE: GE GSS22WGPH WW won't defrost

Hi, You can test the defrost heater for coninuity. Unplug the refrigerator and remove the heater. If the heater shows an open circuit, it wil need replaced. The defrost heater is the most common problem with this model. If the heater shows ok, you can test the bi-metal switch for continuity. This switch must be tested while it is cold.
This model has a mother board system rather then a defrost timer. The mother board cost is in the area of $160.00. Make sure the defrost heater or the bi-metal switch are ok before changing the mother board
Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further.


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