I found this forum very helpful in solving my Maytag dryer problem a couple of months ago. Now I have a problem with my GE Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer. This was probably 2 weeks ago that I started to notice the refrigerator part was getting warmer and warmer. The compressor was running. The flap from the freezer to the refrigerator was opening properly but no air was blowing through. Then it was clear that the freezer was warming up as well. I noticed that the evaporator fan was slowing down and then speeding up. With out going into the story I had a brand new one that was given to me by a repair guy when the unit was still under warranty since he was not sure if that was causing a problem. The real problem seemed to be that the ice maker was leaking so he replaced that and then things started to run properly. However he left me the evaporator fan motor. So I took everything apart and replaced the evaporator fan motor. I also noticed that the coils were all frozen up and that there was frost on the cover over the coils. I took a hair dryer to it and thawed everything out. Replaced the motor and put it all back together again and it started to run great. The air was blowing into the refrigerator and the temp went down to about 40 and the freezer went down to about 20. Then the freezer started to get colder and dropped almost to below zero and the fridge started going towards 32. We turned it up a little and then the same problem started to happen. The air stopped blowing into the refrigerator even with the flap open. The fan was running properly in the freezer. Now the freezer stays just at 40 and the whole back wall is frosted over and my guess is that the coils are frozen solid once again.
I have looked around the forum and I am guessing that the problem could be a heater http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/ge-heater---bracket-asm-item-number-ap3183311.aspx
. could it also be something else like one of the thermistors or the temp sensor or the defrost limiter thermostat etc...
Thanks for the help. I am guessing that if I defrost the coils once again that it will be up and running again for a few days and then it will start to do the same thing over again.
I have added a picture of when I replaced the fan and you can see the coils were all ice. The other pictures are from tonight. The back cover is all covered in frost and the the temp is at 40 deg in the freezer.