GSS23WSTASS GE SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR freezer keeps icing up
Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:30 AM
I am having a defrost problem with the freezer icing up. The problem first started about 1 1/2 months ago. I realised that the freezer was 22 and the refrigerator was 55. I first thought that someone had turned the temperature down and it froze up. I let it melt overnight and then plugged it back in and within 8 hrs it was reading 0 37 and ice was being made so I was thrilled.It was running perfect(or so I thought) This is a rental so I am not always there and there wasnt anyone at the house. I returned to the property yesterday and saw where the I was having the same problem. I pulled the plug and removed the interior panels and it was completely frozen. I let it melt overnight and this morning I did some testing. I took the back panel off to the control board and removed the blue wire connector and the white one below . I used the multi meter and put 1 probe in the middle terminal of the blue connector and the other in the furthest left terminal of the white connector(orange) got a reading of 35 or so . was bouncing back and forth. tested the heater and was reading 32 or so and I tested the defrost sensor and it was giving a reading of 10 to 11. I pushed the probes in the wire to just pierce the jacket and thats how I tested the defrost sensor. I put tape around the pin hole I made when I finished. I put the thermistor in crushed ice and tested from the control panel using the 4 and 5 terminals from the J1 connector. The reading was 14k. I also did the 3rd ,2nd 1st terminal for the other thermistors and got a reading of 5k which I believe is good because I didnt put them in ice.
Did I miss anything? Is there a way I can test the board to be 100% positive its the board? I need to use the freezer/refrig for 1 week and based on my last experience it appears that the freeze up occurs in about 2.5 to 3 weeks. is this a good assumption?
Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:35 PM
simple visual can lead you in the right direction, if the hearter and dts ok then futher investigation is required and with this fridge a steamer is higly recommended ,make sure all ice and frost are completly removed.. Clean Condenser as well..
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:16 PM
Defrost tstat can work intermintenly like other things!!!!
Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:37 PM
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:48 PM
Edited by phydeauxe64, 17 February 2012 - 11:50 PM.
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