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GE 2009 Model #GFSF6KKXABB - keeps freezing up - ice

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GE 2009 Model #GFSF6KKXABB - keeps freezing up - ice accumulates in refrigerator at back where vents are - replaced a part last July and this started again about 3 months ago
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: dah
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: would like to
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Customer: no
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 4 months ago.

Hello, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

That model has two evaporators one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer, very 8-12 hours the unit goes into defrost mode to melt the ice off the evaporator when this does not happen because of a malfunction of the defrost system the evaporator coil becomes iced over and the evaporator is behind that panel you are seeing the ice forming on so it wont be long that your refrigerator will not be cooling properly because when the coil freezes over the unit cant circulate the air in the refrigerator proper to keep cooling. You will have to replace the defrost components to fix that problem and thaw the coil out. Give me just a minute I am getting you the part numbers and some instructions to fix it, give me just a minute.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 4 months ago.

Temperature Sensor WR23X10582 - click here

Defrost Thermostat WR02X12592 - click here

here is a video that shows how to take it apart to get to the sensor and thermostat to replace it, in the video it shows them removing the defrost heater as well but on yours you do not have to remove the heater unless its bad, you can check it with a meter for continuity and if its good just leave it. On the older models they did not sell the sensors separate from the defrost heater like they do now so you had to order all the components with the heater which is not the case on the newer ones.


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