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Author Topic: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.  (Read 4577 times)

Offline Rick32k

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GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:15:41 PM »

GE refridgerator, GSS22WGPAWW Is defrosting Irrattically, It works sometimes and some times it acts up and defrost. I call the control board. any opinions.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 04:04:01 PM »
You may have a faulty main board, but since it's an off and on issue I would suspect thermistor wr55x10025

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 04:05:35 PM »
You have at least three sensors. The one I would suggest replacing is the one that is attached to the top of evaporaor coil.

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 05:20:04 PM »
Sometimes it melts completely. And sometimes it just won't stop running.

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 06:27:06 PM »
Look at the old board for burnt spots on it.G.E board has been a problem for the older units.May what to replace both.Meaning thermistor on evaporator.

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 06:49:43 PM »
Both the thermistors on the evaporator?

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GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 08:58:17 PM »
No there is only one thermistor is on evaporator. I would replace that one and the board.

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 05:57:47 PM »
I had one doing the same thing. Replaced both parts. I haven't been back so it must have fixed it.

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Re: GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 09:23:56 AM »
Could be that the thermistor is out of place or in need of repositioning.
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