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    • Part Number: AP3183311
    • MFG Part Number: WR51X10055
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Hello, Issue with my refrig: Frost on back of Freezer. No air (cool or otherwise) really coming through to the food side unless Freezer is really cold, but then only makes the Frost thicker. Is it the motherboard or the heater or the thermostat that I should replace? Thanks. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ge-defrost-limiter-thermostat-wr50x10068-ap3884317.html http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ge-heater-bracket-asm-wr51x10055-ap3183311.html http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ge-main-control-board-wr55x10942-ap4436216.html

Wade for Model Number GESS25KGMC

ANSWER Wade, You can check the defrost limiter to see if it has continuity. If it does not have continuity then you would not need to change it out. You will also want to check the defrost thermistor for resistance. The resistance values should be as follows, 42.5K at 0 degrees, 14.4k at 37 degrees and 5K ohms at 77 degrees. If not within range then it would need to be replaced. If it checks good then also check the defrost heater for continuity. If no continuity then replace and if good with continuity and all other components check ok then you would need a new main control board. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, July 10, 2014

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