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Have a GE Fridge model GDL20KCSCBS, FREEZER on bottom keeps

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Have a GE Fridge model GDL20KCSCBS , FREEZER on bottom keeps freezing up and heater and defrost t-stat test out good with meter...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

There is a defrost thermistor which usually fails causing your problems, the board rarely is the culprit. Clipped onto the top of the silver evaporator coils is a little white plastic bullet with 2 small white wires going to it. This is your defrost thermistor. If you cut the wires you can put the thermistor in a glass of ice water and it should have a resistance of 16.3 kOhms after about 5 minutes. If not, then the thermistor needs to be replaced---otherwise replace the control board. The thermistor is part number WR55X10025.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
k, well try.. also does the Heater suppose to be OHMED AT 32.4?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

Right around there, yes. But in reality as long as you don't get something below 2 ohms or above 100 ohms then it would work fine.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?