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    • Part Number: AP3183311
    • MFG Part Number: WR51X10055
    • Made by: GE
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I have a GE Profile that is approximately 3 1/2 years old. I have frost on the evaporator coils. I replaced the thermostat and it did not help. I checked the heater assembly and saw the neoprene seal had hardened and fell apart as I removed the unit from my freezer and observed there was junk inside of it. I did not check continuity at that time. I resealed the tube with a high quality silicon. Is this advisable ? Also, I did the test on the main board and got a reading on J1 just for a brief second. I had to continually remove my probe and reinsert it just to get a reading that was recommended.

Ben for Model Number pss26gteww

ANSWER Hello Ben. No, do not use the silicon to seal the heater, it will need to be replaced. If you test for continuity, it is most likely bad. As for the board, if it test good, it should be fine. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Saturday, November 17, 2012

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