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GSL22JFRE BS not cooling. I need help troubleshoot my GE GSL22JFRE BS cooling issue. I found a temporary fix from this website by open up the "frosting-panel" in the freezer and blow-dry out the ice. It will work for 5-7 days then it not cool again. Thank you in advance for any help. Ray

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  • taisiphu Jul 02, 2009

    Thank you Vic, it was the defrost heater. I called GE and they have the heater for 99$ included labor; it's a special deal for this particular model, the rep told me. Thank you fixya, one more problem fixed.




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Hi, Ifwhat you are getting is frost, remove the rear panel again and locate the defrost heater. There will be two wires going to it and it is fastened to the bottom of the evaporator coil.Remove the two phillips screws holding the heater and pull it out to remove the wires. Check the element for continuity. If there is no continuity on the element, replace it. If the element shows ok, locate the bi-metal switch that is fastened at the top of the evaporator coil. Test it and make sure it has continuity. NOTE: the bi-metal must be tested while it is cold.
The most common problem with this model is the defrost heater.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


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    Victor Jul 02, 2009

    You are welcome. That is a great price for repair. The heater is the most common issue.




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