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My fridge isnt cooling well. Any ideas?

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My fridge isn't cooling well. Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 2 years ago.
Hello..Can you tell me the model number please..? If it is a side by side..HAve you noticed a lot of frost buildup on the INSIDE back wall of freezer..? What kind of work did you do to the sensor..? Thanks Bob
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Bob,


Through this website, another tech assisted me in changing out the top sensor. I checked the glass tube on the bottom; it was fine. Until then, there was frost on the freezer back panel and the coils were frozen solid, so I defrosted those. It has been working fine for about a week. Just now, the fridge side is warming - I have it set at the top setting too. Model # XXXXX the side by side is GSH25SGPC SS


Thanks, Tim

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 2 years ago.
You changed out the The defrost thermostat #240..? The glass tube is the defrost heater #230 That you are referring to..? If so what method did you use to check the defrost heater..? Thanks Bob

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Bob,


 


The piece I changed out was #240, the piece for which i was sent a link for ordering. For the glass tube, I was directed to loosen both ends slightly, and slightly twist the rather delicate fiber to see if either end was broken. Neither appeared to be so.

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 2 years ago.
Ok great Tim..That glass tube is the defrost heater..It is the most common failure of this unit..almost 99% of the time it goes bad..If you look at it ..If it looks a greenish corroded color ..Then most likely it is bad..The best way to tel is to test it with a meter for countinuity..IF you do not have a meter..You can bring it to a local appliance shop ..They will test it at no charge..But like i said..If it is green and corroded then most likely it is faulty.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I recall looking at it and thinking it reminded me of old steel wool. Does that sound about right for a faulty one? If so, do you have a link for ordering this part and based on this, do you recommend replacing this? Thanks, Tim


 

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 2 years ago.
Yes from what you are explaining it sounds like the element is faulty..It is best to first have it tested..CLICK HERE FOR PART Thanks Bob
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