The side by side freezer runs all the time. The refrigerator side doesn't seem to be cold enough. Frost builds up on the freezer side. Can't feel any air coming through the damper. Looks like it's open. I did defrost it last week, and it seemed like it was blowing air through the damper. Now nothing.
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
My GE refrigerator has begun running constantly. Both the freezer and fresh food section are cold enough. (On higher settings the fresh food section may be too cold). Is this the most logical part to start with?
Answer Hi Bob. the cold control part # WR9X521, senses the freezer temperature with the capillary bulb. If it is not calibrated, it will not shut off the compressor run time quickly enough. Make sure your condenser coils are clean also. The cleaning brush is part # TJ103. Thank You.