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    • Part Number: AP3884317
    • MFG Part Number: WR50X10068
    • Made by: GE
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I noticed that the food in freezer was getting soft and water was dripping which was probably from the ice maker. Emptied both freezer and refrigerator, unplugged overnight with the doors open to thaw. Plugged in the next day. Appeared to work for about a week when I noticed that food was getting soft again.There is frost building up on the back wall of the freezer. Freezer fan is running, but not putting out any cold air. Refrigerator is barely cold. I know it works in conjunction with the freezer. Not sure that my freezer has a defrost timer and after reading possible part options, not sure what part I actually need.

Linda for Model Number HSM25GFRA

ANSWER Hello Linda. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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