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GE SIde By Side - No cold air on the freezer side.

This side by side refrigerator runs all the time, I hear the external fan, but there is no cold air from the freezer side, the coils in the back is covered with frost.

Model Number GSS2011MD-WWW, purchased in 2002

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Do you hear fan running in freezer? Should be on when you hear that external fan. If not, you may need an evaporator fan motor. Also check board in back for burned resistor. May need to replace both.
If that fan IS running, remove lower rear wall of freezer and inspect the defrost heater. It's at bottom of coils. It has a wire leading to both sides. Remove with 2 screws and check for continuity. If open replace defrost heater. This is a common failure on these.

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