GE Fridge--Fridge not cool, but freezer is.

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GE Fridge--Fridge not cool, but freezer is.

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I have an older GE refrigerator (model number GSS25UFMD CC) and recently the refrigerator side stopped cooling. The light turns on and off with the door, but it doesn't seem to be blowing any cool air in. I've read some threads but nothing close to my model, and there seems to be other problems associated with the loss of cooling in the fridge. The freezer and everything else seems to be working just fine. Does anyone have any ideas or perhaps diagnostic suggestions before i start replacing parts?


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I've noticed that there is some water collecting and then freezing on the roof of the freezer right at the door near the front.
 
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Old 07-17-14, 11:50 PM
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GE GSS25UFMDCC

The first thing you want to do is to make sure the evaporator coil is not iced over and that the evaporator fan is running.

In the link below..... under the diagram click on "view full size" and the diagram opens in a new window. Click on the new diagram and it will expand to full size. The coil and fan are near the bottom of the freezer.

Refrigerator M Series Freezer section Parts | Model GSS25UFMDCC | SearsPartsDirect
 
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Hey PJmax,

Sorry it took so long to get back to this. The evaporator coil is iced up. I had to remove a panel on the inside of the freezer to find it, as the panel on the back only reveals a circuit board. I didn't pull the whole panel on the inside out, so i don't know if the fan is working or not. But the coil is definitely iced up.

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In hindsight, i'm not sure why i thought it would be in the back.
 
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No problem.

You could unplug unit for half a day or so to unthaw the coil. Plug back in and check out the fan.
 
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I did just that. It's fully defrosted now, but i don't know where to find the fan. Is it directly above the coil behind the angled looking panel?
 
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That's where it would appear to be. The link above takes you to an exploded view but it's not always easy to see how the parts fit together.


Click on the link and then on the diagram.
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It is behind that panel and the fan is working so far.
 
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If you have an icing problem again soon then it will be time to troubleshoot the defrost circuitry.
 
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It's starting to look a little frosty. I'll check it tomorrow and see where it's at. Fridge and freezer are working nicely though.
 
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I'm assuming you're putting the back cover back on in between visual inspections ?
The warmer air moving thru the coils also keeps them from frosting.

I labeled your pic for future servicing, if needed.

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Thank you, and no, i didn't. It's back on now and i'll check it this evening to see what it is doing.
 
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I just checked it and there is no ice build up. Seems to be working right now, but i certainly don't trust it to start using the freezer again.
 
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If you're in a high humidity area it should freeze up again in several days to a week depending how much the doors are opened. If you have a second unit..... use that freezer for a week and in a week recheck the freezer coils.
 
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Yep, i'm down in central Florida so we have seen plenty of humidity. I'll check it in a week or two. I open the fridge pretty regularly, but not the freezer, especially since we're not currently using it.

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It's in the garage, too, with restricted airflow around it!
 
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I just checked it yesterday and it seems to be working properly and not icing up.
 
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