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Thread: Frost-free freezer not freezing (again!) and frost inside of freezer??

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    Default Frost-free freezer not freezing (again!) and frost inside of freezer??

    Model Number: GSS22JEMC
    Brand: GE
    Age: More than 10 years

    In May 2011, I replaced the fan inside of my freezer with a little help from you guys (thank you!!!) ... http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...tml#post124952

    It appears that the problem is occurring AGAIN! It's a side-by-side refrigerator ... top of freezer is cold, but not frozen; bottom is frozen; back has a pretty heavy layer of frost. Looking for feedback as to whether I should invest in replacing the fan again or is a second failure of the fan indicative of the board being bad or something bigger??

    Thanks for any advice you can offer.

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    It may or may not be the fan motor again. On that model it can be anything. It sounds like it has a defrost issue right now. It can be caused by a failed defrost heater, defrost thermistor or motherboard. Remove the cover and check the defrost heater for continuity. If it checks good the problem will most likely be the motherboard. That's common for your machine:
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    Default Resolved: It was the defrost heater

    Following up late (better than never?) ... after checking the defrost heater, ordered via the link, replaced, and all is well.

    Quote Originally Posted by rickgburton View Post
    It may or may not be the fan motor again. On that model it can be anything. It sounds like it has a defrost issue right now. It can be caused by a failed defrost heater, defrost thermistor or motherboard. Remove the cover and check the defrost heater for continuity. If it checks good the problem will most likely be the motherboard. That's common for your machine:
    Defrost Heater Assembly WR51X10101 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Defrost-Heater-Assembly-WR51X10101-01071537.jpg 
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ID:	9220
    Main Control Board WR55X10942 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com
    Click image for larger version. 

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