We have a GE side-by-side, model GSH22KGPD WW, Ser.# 200053 that is running differently than in years past. There is no air flow entering the refrigerator compartment through the vent at the upper left side rear, even though the compartment seems to be reasonably cool. I'm sure there used to be cold air flow out of this vent in the past. A fan in the freezer seems to be running continuously at high speed. The freezer is cold with the contents frozen solid. There is a small accumulation of light surface frost on the inside back panel of the freezer.
Used to be the fan(s) would noticeably change speed periodically, so the constant high speed of the fan in the freezer is apparent. We bought the unit used, and I replaced the main PWB a few years ago to solve an odd "moaning" noise one of the fans was making at times. The unit has run perfectly afterwards until now.
Reading different forums leads me to believe that either the defrost heater has failed (apparently a high-mortality part), the defrost t'stat (thermistor ?) has failed (less likely ?) or the PWB has crapped out (hopefully not! $$!). I'm reasonably handy with tools and multi-meters, so practical troubleshooting advice and/or point-to-point wiring continuity/resistance will be greatly appreciated!
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Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, October 23, 2013