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GE freezer thawing mod. PSW23PSWASS

ICE MAKER DEFROST THAW

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#1 azquailguide

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

I have a GE model PSW23PSWASS, serial no. HM415947 side by side refer. The ice maker thaws so much that water runs down the rear of the compartment at times. The cubes thaw and then re-freeze into large blocks of ice and jam up the ice delivery system. The temperature seems to vary greatly from top to bottom of the compartment, 15-30 degrees. The displayed temperature is not very accurate. I am hoping someone on this great forum can steer me in the right direction. Is there a defrost thermostat on this model and could that be my problem? It seems to be intermittent,

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

This problem is related to the defrost system...
More often than not, simply replacing the defrost thermistor is enuf to fix this issue...
If that doesn't do it, a motherboard is is in order.

I always try the thermistor first, as it is MUCH cheaper than the board...
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

BMF.........Thanks for the prompt reply. Can a lowly grasshopper replace the thermistor, or should I call in help. I see the part at the Repair Clinic, very inexpensive, but no how to video. Your patience is appreciated.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

Piece of cake to replace the thermy...remove the shelves and the back panel..
See the white thermistor on the top of the coil? That's the one. Unplug unit and carefully cut old therm. Out of place
For your splice, I reccomend and use solder and shrink wrap, but silicon-filled, non-conductive ceramic wire nut will work also.
Reassemble and watch...if the iceberg continues...motherboard time.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

Great! I really appreciate the help. Will order new thermistor and have a go, sounds pretty easy. (famous last words) Thanks again.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

You may want to replace all (3) Thermsitors if they are the "old" style.
http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/
(2) in the Freezer
(1) in the Fridge
all the same
http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=914093

 

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