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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Ge side by side fridge
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2011, 06:49:33 PM »
Lets review just how that control board works or how I understand it:
In these new fangled ice boxs is what you call adaptive defrost controls. Instead of the old tried and true defrost timer, brainiacs have decided to use artificial intelligence to determine defrost. The basic pattern of adaptive defrost is: COOLING,PRE-CHILL,DEFROST,DWELL,and POST-DWELL. Hey I ain't making this up. The ADC (adaptive defrost control) Counts the number of times the doors are opened, the total compressor run time, and the length of time the defrost heaters were on during the last defrost. This method supposedly enables the adc to work nice in all kinds of conditions, whether hot and humid or cold and frigid climates. COOLING Mode will remain for an indefinate time or until defrost is determined by the micro-processor. When all systems are go for defrost the adc makes the jump to light speed by going into PRE-CHILL, this brings down the temps in the freezer to off set the defrost operation so that the food temp does not suffer dramatic temp rises. Pretty cool ain't it? If the ice box is in pre chill and the door gets opened then a DEFROST HOLD OFF will jump in and not do a defrost for several hours. If the door is continually opened at the end of 16 hours the adc is gonna defrost that ice box anyway. The defrost varries but is a maximum time of 45 minutes including DWELL. Dwell is the length of time the ice box stays off AFTER the heater is terminated.
Then The POST DWELL will kick in. The post dwell will fire up the compressor and condenser fan but the inside fans will not run allowing the coils inside to cool down before them fans kick in and she jumps back into Cooling mode. I bet you would like to have a copy of GE's adc repair manual wouldn't you? ADC tech service Guide
« Last Edit: January 10, 2011, 06:51:54 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Ge side by side fridge
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2011, 07:35:27 PM »
I can't get access to the link you provided but what you said about this fridge makes sense now, no one seems to be explaining why the turbo cool light stays on though? The fridge seems to be working well, so im waiting to see whats going to happen in the next 24hrs.

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Re: Ge side by side fridge
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2011, 07:56:39 PM »
Maybe you button for turbo is stuck?
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Re: Ge side by side fridge
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2011, 04:32:16 PM »
an update  as of today every thing is still working ok  only the tubo cool light still on, iam not going to let that worry me now,  the frigde defrost ok the fan is working ok no more freeze in the food area.so good so far  will give it some more time to see how it go.
i just want to take the time to (thank all) who help me with this.

again THANK
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Re: Ge side by side fridge(GSS25QGTGWW)
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 11:02:19 AM »
This site is great. I got the service manual to put mine into defrost mode. I have actual temperature settings, but I set freezer to 5, but can't set the frig side lower than 34. Anyway, held all four buttons, got blinking zeroes, and set 1 and 4 to go into manual defrost and hit a button to start and away it went, I hope.

Is this an older model that has the actual temp on front?

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Re: Ge side by side fridge
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2011, 12:30:57 PM »
Bill it should give the temp as the temp changes.
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Re: Ge side by side fridge
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2011, 02:36:48 PM »
Thanks JW,

This type with the temp was not mentioned in the manual. It did kick into defrost and if it continues I suspect that there was something in the freezer keeping the door partially open a crack that was not noticeable. I can only hope.

I already replaced the heating element in another frig I have.

Thanks again

 

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