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    • Part Number: AP3183311
    • MFG Part Number: WR51X10055
    • Made by: GE
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I have a GE SxS fridge (PSC23NSWASS) which despite numerous repairs(see below) continues to have a problem with defrosting. I am assuming this because there is frost and ice droplets forming on the evaporative panel and the freezer temp rose to 4 (set at 0) and the fridge rose to 38(set a 34). This is always the pattern, in which I do a repair and manually defrost the coils and then after around 4-6 days, the problem with frost and rising temps occurs again. Repairs: I have replaced both temp sensors (WR55X10025) in the freezer, the defrost thermostat (WR50X10069) and the main board(WR55X10942). I tested the defrost heater with a multi-meter at room temperature and it read zero. Questions: 1) How to I really test the defrost heater? 2) why after the main board replacement is both the fridge and freezer temps going to 2 degrees both above and below their set temps? The old board did not do this I 'believe'. Note: I did clean the condensor with a brush and electrical parts cleaner. 3) what else could be wrong with this unit?

Ron F for Model Number PSC23NSWASS

ANSWER Hello Ron. Look for a bad door gasket or broken dispenser flap. If both are good, then test the evaporator fan motor. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/4220-ge-refrigerators-gs-ps-models-evaporator-fan-motor-test-replacement.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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