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Refrigerator Problem GSS22JEREBB

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#1 Jill Hahn Leardini

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:44 PM

We installed a new freezer defrost heater that we purchased from your site. We don't know if this freezer buildup is normal or not. Thanks!Attached File  IMG00295 (640x480).jpg   179.53KB   9 downloads

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:58 PM

Re-check your wiring and connections-- sumpin ain't raht there.

Did you replace the defrost thermostat at the same time?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

We installed a new freezer defrost heater

... was the "old" Defrost Heater bad ?
How's the MotherBoard and Thermistors ?
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#4 Jill Hahn Leardini

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

Yes the heater was bad. My husband talked with you about it before. We didn't replace the Thermistors or Thermostat....we don't know about the motherboard. But that build up is not normal?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:52 PM

where can we find the defrost thermostat.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:19 PM

The defrost thermostat is clipped to the top of the coils and one of the heater wires goes through it, but if you have just replaced the heater, you should now have 2 heaters located at different heights in the coil as the new part is subbed with a pair of heaters

The Model Number posted is incomplete, but it appears to be THIS one (The 140 degree type):


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#7 Jill Hahn Leardini

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

Would this be it? Does it look normal?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:34 PM

That is the heater connection. the T'stat is at the top of the coils, but they don't "look" normal or abnomal, they fail electrically (need meter) - see the video on the Part Link above for testing info.

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#9 Jill Hahn Leardini

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:50 PM

We replaced the thermostat. How long until we see results?

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:54 PM

Did you test the existing one ? Still didn't catch that complete MODEL NUMBER

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

Model GSS22JEREBB

We didn't test it, but replaced it anyway since we had trouble with it.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:53 PM

.. How long until we see results?

a Fridge starting at room temperature, could take 24 hrs or more to reach optimum temperatures
Starting with a completely defrosted Evaporator Coil, could go for a few weeks without causing any air-flow problems
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:46 PM

Okay so we've replaced the thermostat and the heater, starting from scratch and this is what it looks like now. What else is the problem?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:36 PM

it looks better...
hard to tell on GE's
Does the Freezer / Fridge cool OK now ?
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:43 PM

you should now have 2 heaters located at different heights in the coil as the new part is subbed with a pair of heaters


:eyefinger:
Still not seeing the pair of heaters, only see wiring running to one heater at the bottom of the coils, shouldn't there be a second one about halfway up ??

http://www.repaircli...ber=GSS22JEREBB

 

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:55 PM

looks like (1) dual Heater assembly
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:00 PM

Model GSS22JEREBB


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:09 PM

My mistake - I assumed the "dual heaters" were to be installed at different levels of the coil as they are in many other units, but they don't mention that on instruction sheet.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:59 PM

It is cooling okay. But we usually have trouble after about 2 weeks when the frost gets really bad. We looked on your site and it said something about a Defrost timer. I looked on the diagrams of our unit and we can't find it. Do we have a defrost timer? If not, can we force it into defrost mode so that we can see if that is working. We don't think it is defrosting. Thanks for all the help.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:33 PM

no mechanical Defrost Timer on that GE model.
Defrost is controlled by the MotherBoard.
No forced Defrost Test function on that GE model.
On the MotherBoard, you'd have to jumper
J9 Defrost Heater
to
J11 Line
for a few minutes until it's defrosted.
it could also be that one (or more) of the Thermistors is bad.
http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/
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