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My side by side GE-ESS25XGMDWW stays off/defrost to long. Constantly goes into defrost about every 8 hours or so and

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:53 AM
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Model Number: ESS25XGMDWW   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My side by side GE-ESS25XGMDWW stays off/defrost to long. Constantly goes into defrost about every 8 hours or so and defrosts fine, but stays off an hour or so before coming back on. Pulls down to -20degrees, seems to cool well until the next defrost cycle and always the same long off time. Ice at top bin will start to melt, and little food thaw at top. Always seem to get to just under freezing or above before coming back on. Anything I could possibly check before calling the repairman? Thanks for any help.


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Old 11-30-2012, 09:22 AM
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wow this is old, but if you see this let me know what your issue was. Have same issue and cannot afford repair man
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Most common problem is the evaporator thermistor, a long white item clipped to the top of the evaporator. WR55X10025
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Hey, thanks for a reply!

I pulled off freezer wall to reveal the coils completely frozen. Used a hair dryer and thawed the whole thing out, has been running fine all week, but I am finding everything is still melting inside because it seems its not turning on quick enough to keep it froze. Sometimes if you don't go into the freezer at all until after it turns on things don't melt as bad.

How to tell if the evaporator thermistor is bad?
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Should measure about 16.8kohm in ice. If bad they feal soft.
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Have been putting this issue off and it is getting worse... I do not have a ohm meter and can't find anyone who has one. Not sure what you mean by feeling soft if bad. Its a cord, are you referring to the end of it? How else could you tell? I have read that there are 2 of these located in the freezer. I am thinking about just replacing them to see if this solves the issue. Do you think it will? Or could it possibly be something else as well?
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The evaporator thermistor is easy to replace and is the one that usually fails.
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If you do not own a meter, I would suggest you purchase a one. You can get a decent digital multimeter for under $20.00. You do not need fancy though it is nice if the leads are a couple feet long.
If it saves ordering one unnecessary part it has paid for itself and you end up owning a useful tool.
Most places will not let you return electrical parts so if you order it, you own it.
A couple things to watch when measuring ohms and continuity
1. Always remove power from the machine otherwise you could blow your meter.
2. Always disconnect at least one side of any device you are checking. This eliminates the possibility of measuring an alternate/parallel circuit path.
3. When checking for closed contacts and continuity use the lowest scale (Usually 200 ohms). Then try higher scales. This scale is 0 to 200 ohms so if the device you are measuring is 300 ohms this scale would show an open circuit which it is not, you are just measuring outside the scale's dynamic range.
4. When you start always short the meter leads together. This will tell you that the meter is working and if there is any 0 offset.

There is a good STICKY at the start of this forum about it's use.
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The freezer is dripping/melting as I type totally sick of it, no time to purchase a ohm meter, but thanks for all the info will get one in the future.
Think I am going to try this part.
Is it correct that this part will work for my fridge? WR55X10025
I do have a different model number than the original poster, mine is: ESL25JWE BS
I have the manual and looked in there but they do not list any parts. Thanks those who helped
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Once you defrost the freezer coils, measure the stabilized freezer temperature, should be below 5 degrees. If much warmer, you have refrigeration problems.
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