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GE fridge || GSS25KGPA WW | Freezer works good, Fridge not cold


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#1 lumi

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

As title states my GE fridge freezer is working good..

My fridge side is not cold at all around 50*F...or higher.. I checked the bottom passge and air is flowing, the top damper door will close and open for no reason.. closes when fridge is not even cold..

Anyone have experience on what to check?
I just ordered a new motherboard from repair clinic to see if that is the problem should be in tomrrow..

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

How's the Thermistors ?
http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

How's the Thermistors ?
http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/


Here is the one connected to the damper or by the damper on the top of the fridge.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:03 PM

Have you removed the back panel in the freezer to inspect for any frost/snow build up on the evaporator? Check that then if the evaporator is clear of ALL frost/snow then you will more than likely need to replace the thermistors. If the thermistors dont do the trick hang on to the mother board and replace that too.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

Have you removed the back panel in the freezer to inspect for any frost/snow build up on the evaporator? Check that then if the evaporator is clear of ALL frost/snow then you will more than likely need to replace the thermistors. If the thermistors dont do the trick hang on to the mother board and replace that too.


Thanks for the reply..Yes i have removed the back panel and there as no frost build up.... i also checked the compressor in the rear of the unit and it is clean...

The mother board should be here tomrrow.. I guess i went big and ordered that first before thinking it was the thermistors..
I tryed reading up as much as i could before tackling this job.. Alot of great info on this forum i gathered lurking around...

But it has come down to this.. I guess i will update when the new motherboard is here and i install it and see what happens overnite..

Anyone else with info and advice please share.

Thanks alot.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:49 AM

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Your photo shows you have the old style thermistors. This may or may not fix this problem, but they need to be replaced in any event because they are a known problem. Here's the part link to the new thermistors ==> http://www.repaircli...55X10025/914093

Here's how to properly replace them ==> http://appliantology...nnotated-guide/

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for the info, i just got my motherboard and installing right now... But the new board comes with a ground wire and my old board didnt have a ground wire? should i just ground it anywhere?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

Step 3 of included instructions
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

For future readers, part link for the muthaboard ==> http://www.repaircli...5X10942/1531075

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:47 PM

Alright got her up and running thanks to all the info here and help from you guys..

Thats where i ordered mine! quality part and very well packed..

A big question i have before i pack her back into place is, it notes on the instructions that ** ALL BOTTOM FREEZER MODELS** and list serial numbers...

I have a side by side, no bottom freezer? but the serial number listed is the same, but the wires it calls for are all wrong so im guessing i ignore these step to removing wires and cutting, etc.?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

yours isn't a Bottom Freezer ...
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for the help guys.. I didnt remove or touch any of the wiring on the board since i dont have a bottom freezer...

Left my house since i last posted yesterday evening and came back this morning to find that the fridge has not cooled.. Same issue :(
The freezer is perfect cold! working like a champ... The fridge is is at a stedy 50-60 degrees! I left a Thermometer inside the fridge.
The fridge side top damper is always open aswell it isnt shutting...So that isnt the issue.

Here is the interesting part. On the fridge side, there are two bottom draws and seems like they have there own thermistor and airflow down there, the bottom part of the fridge is staying very cool right where it needs to be.. Im leaving all my essential foods down there at the moment.

Any idea how the bottom is staying cool and the top not?

change thermisitors on the fridge side next? What is my next move?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

is the Evaporator Fan inside the Freezer running at full speed ?
(when Compressor is running and Door Switch is closed)
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

Its blowing not very hard... Like a low speed?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

Better replace it before it takes out that new muthaboard ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=GSS25KGPAWW

Better yet, unplug the refrigerator now until you get the new evap fan motor to eliminate the chance that it will damage the muthaboard.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

Thanks so much for the help....

So this evaporator fan can be to blame why the top part of my fridge side is not cold?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:20 PM

The Evaporator Fan blows the cold air in from the Freezer,
and circulates it throughout the Fridge,
and is returned back to the Freezer.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

Your the man! alright new fan on order, wont come in until next week so i will update then...

Evap fan not working correctly, always at low speed mean that it took out the motherboard aswell? OR can i keep my old board with the new evap fan.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

... Evap fan not working correctly, always at low speed mean that it took out the motherboard aswell?
... OR can i keep my old board with the new evap fan.

A shorted Evaporator Fan can take out the M/B ..
Maybe both M/B's are good.
We won't know until new Evaporator Fan arrives ...
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

Good news guys!!!

Fridge is working like a CHARM!!!!

The Evaporator Fan was the culprit!

Thanks so much for everyones help! Great forum.




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