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GE refrigerator GSH22JSTA-SS no cold enough

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#1 edcmaak11

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

My frig is not cold enough.  When I opened the back wall, the heater was on so I took my time to gut out the food.  When I got to the evaporator and was clear of ice.  I let it sat for ½ hour and check back and the evaporator has a thin layer of ice on it.  Sometimes the top 2 loops of the evaporator have ice and sometimes it didn’t within 2 hours of checking.  Sometimes water dripping from the 2 top 2 loops.  The ice maker has not ice coming out. 

 

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem is?

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:14 AM

It appears your thermistor has been replaced once before. Is that connection on the big ole yellow wire nut good and tight?

Second. Is the fan running inside your freezer? What about the fan in the back by your compressor?

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:42 AM

Your evap may frost completely if the cover is left on and the fridge isn't defrosting unnecessarily. So I'm not so sure that's the problem.

I would begin with the obvious amd replace the evap thermistor and installing it properly. The wire nut used to connect the thermistor could be the root of your problem. Thermistors are to be installed using watertight butt connectors, bell connectors filled with silicone or soldered. If your thermistor or its connection is bad, your fridge could be defrosting too often.

Also test/replace all freezer and fridge thermistors. Make sure the damper opens and is free of frost.

What are your specfic temps?

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:14 AM

http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

It appears your thermistor has been replaced once before. Is that connection on the big ole yellow wire nut good and tight?

Second. Is the fan running inside your freezer? What about the fan in the back by your compressor?

I replaced the evaporator thermistor about a year ago.  I filled the yellow wire nut with silicone.  

 

I will check the fan in the compressor tonight. Thanks!

 

Your evap may frost completely if the cover is left on and the fridge isn't defrosting unnecessarily. So I'm not so sure that's the problem.

I would begin with the obvious amd replace the evap thermistor and installing it properly. The wire nut used to connect the thermistor could be the root of your problem. Thermistors are to be installed using watertight butt connectors, bell connectors filled with silicone or soldered. If your thermistor or its connection is bad, your fridge could be defrosting too often.

Also test/replace all freezer and fridge thermistors. Make sure the damper opens and is free of frost.

What are your specfic temps?

 

I didnt measured the temp, but the Freezer is not too cold but ice cream melt.  I will measure the temperature tonight.  

Silly question, what is a damper?  Thanks!

 

 

Going to test the thermistor first.  Does the new flat head thermistor free of trouble compare to the old round ones?  

 

Question, how is the different functions of the thermistor compare to defrost thermostat?

Thanks guys!



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:39 AM

I went home yesterday and tested the thermistor.  The evaporator was 27k ohms, freezer 19 and fruit was 12.  

 

I opened the back cover and found the grill was covered with dust.  I vacuumed and look like the pic below.  This was extremely hot on the compressor and on my tile floor.  I waited like 1/2 hour and used a garden hose and washed out most dirt.  Pushed it back and turned on and waited for an hour. now its much cooler.  

 

This morning I took the temperature for the freezer was 14 F and fruit was 31 F.  

 

 

The frig is constantly running at 120 watts.  saw some ice and bottle of water freezed in it.  I guess its running fine, but why its still on all the time overnight now.  

 

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

... covered with dust.  I vacuumed and look like the pic below. 

that's the source of your problems ..

gotta get all the dust out of there

either with the garden hose or compressed air


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

I checked this morning and its cooling now.  I guess the heat from the compressor melt the ice as per my first post that I saw 2 top loop of evaporators melt with dripping water.  It took 1 day to get my 1/2 of ice fill up in the bucket.  How long does it take for ice fill up in the bucket?  



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:33 AM

It's best to tell customers between 24 and 36 hours....longer if you keep peeking at it.

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