Author Topic: Here we go again, GE SxS Fridge/Freezer Warm on Top, Cold on Bottom.  (Read 195 times)

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Hello everyone,

I'm posting this out of sheer desperation as I just cannot afford to pay for a service call.  I'm trying to do this myself but not doing so well.

I have a GE side-by-side fridge freezer (GSHS5KGXBCSS).  The upper area of the freezer compartment stays at 60 degrees and it's the same on the fridge side.

The back panel in the freezer occasionally has frost.  The defroster works (I can see it glowing, plus it occasionally melts all but contents on the very bottom.  Items on the bottom of the fridge will freeze.  Obviously the icemaker cannot make ice.   

Can anyone help diagnose my problem with what I've said above plus the pictures I posted? I would greatly appreciate ANY useful information.  This is causing great strife in my household.  I think my wife is about to leave me.  :tickedoff:
« Last Edit: July 27, 2014, 06:44:15 PM by nobby »

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Is the fan running.close the door switch and see is the fan is running on steady pace

Online Maytag Man 6725

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It looks like your fan isn't running. On that model, if you leave the door open for 3 min, the evap fan should come on and the air damper should close. If your door is open for 3min and your fan doesn't come on, then either your fan is bad or your control board. If your fan is running, I'd be looking at your evaporator thermistor. The thermistor is cheap and if it hasn't been changed before it would be good to replace while the cover is off. The evaporator thermistor has nothing to do with your evap fan running

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Thanks guys, I will try your suggestions after work today and let you know the results.

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Ok, I bought a thermistor however, the freezer fan does NOT run, no matter how long the door is open.  Would changing the thermistor have any immediate impact in terms of fixing this problem?

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No. Thermistor won't affect the fan. Either your board or motor. Board is more likely than motor, but could be either

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Copy.  So the next step would be to continuity check the fan motor, correct?

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Go to your j2 connector on your board. Looking for 12v dc from pin3 white andj8 red

Online Maytag Man 6725

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The fan can take out the board. If green resistor is burnt change both

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Maytagman--I'm trying to be as self-sufficient as possible. I've hit a brick wall trying to locate a service manual for this model? Would like to have this before I go probing around electronics.  Got a link?

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I don't have a link, it's just in my head:)

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This may help

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If the old board has fewer relays than the new board shown, you have the old style board. They changed the board to prevent driver burnouts from bad motors. You then must change both the motherboard and the evaporator motor.

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Maytag Man and Go400,

This is my project for tonight.  Thanks for all the expertise so far.  I will keep you posted.


 

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