GSH25JSXNSST Top frosting, ice maker frozen, ice cubes block of ice

a_gunslinger

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Defrost element fixed iced coils - but now top frosting, ice maker frozen, ice cubes block of ice

Woke up to some water coming from freezer. This forum helped my deduce frozen coils. Yep, they were a block of ice. Pulled defrost element and it was in fact dead via volt meter and continuity test. Probably had been for some time I suspect and was why we were not getting water thru water dispenser. Defrosted coils with hair dryer and replaced defrost element which turned bright orange and was heating right away when turned on. And we have water thru dispenser again! Yay!

However, we have new remnant or related problems. Now items on the top shelf of freezer are frosted, ice maker wont crank (seems frozen), and ice cubes in tray become a block of ice easily.

Lower 75% of freezer seems perfect.

All thought welcome and appreciated.
 

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Hi,

It sounds like You may have an air leak. That causes frost to accumulate on items on the top self. Check the ice dispenser door to see if its closing properly all the way. You can get a flashlight and shine it down the ice dispenser chute inside the freezer door, then look on the other side where the ice comes out the front and see if you notice the light from the flashlight.

If you do see light then its best to order both parts below.

Here's the solenoid for your model you can order here:
Dispenser Solenoid WR62X10055


Video Included in part links.

Here's the door with seal for your model you can order here:
Dispenser Door Flap WR17X11653


Jake
 

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Ok, sounds good, yes keep us posted.:)

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CLOSER! Those parts installed much of the upper level frosting issues seem to have resolved.Thank you! Day 2 after parts install though I still have ice cubes forming one giant clump in ice bin. Not sure if thats residual thaw refreeze from parts install or a final issue to reolve. Will empty bin, and let it fill one fore time.
 

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Excellent, sounds like your back in business.:)

Will empty bin, and let it fill one more time.
Yes, do that and keep us posted.

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Yes, exactly, I can see it clearly in that first photo.

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It possible.

Take the ice maker out and see how high the ice cubes come up in the tray.

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Is it over 10 years old?

Post the serial number of your refrigerator and I can tell you the exact age it is.

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Ok, it was made in March of 2010.

Time for a new one.:)

You will save money, plus the discount you will get with the Annual Memorial Day Sales, which have already started.:)

Jake
 

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It dawned on me, that after flap repair I leveled my fridge. Saw a video where it shouldnt be level, should be higher in front as it may cause water to spill over icemaker tray. Possible? True?
 

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It should be just a tad higher in the front.

Lower it back down in the front and see what happens.

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