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GB2SHDXPS01 FAN RUNS CONSTANT, FREEZER ICES UP

Initial problem was hearing a fan running constantly. After emptying everything, found freezer was heavily iced up. With back cover removed, a fan and compressor are evident. Ran all service tests, all checked out except possibly test 2 (compressor/condenser fan test). During test 2, when toggling between on/off settings, a distinct click emits from frig/freezer control, but nothing shuts off. Freezer was completely disassembled and defrosted, no damage to wiring or controls was visible. There is no obstruction to air flow and no dust or pet hair accumulation. Frig gets cold without freezing. Freezer keeps food frozen. Freezer fan works. Frig damper opens and closes. Both thermistors pass service tests. Forced defrost service test appears to function properly (I can hear the "crackling" of expansion/contraction), but have not checked actual voltages since I don't know test points. Serial number is ECT5010234. Frankly, I cannot afford a new frig right now.

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Buy a used fridge on ebay, they are very cheap.

Posted on Dec 21, 2013

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SOURCE: freezer cold but not fridge

too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer runs constantly and ices up

It sounds like the thermostat has failed. Have it replaced and it should take care of your problem. Hope this helps, good luck!

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice forms in on the back panel in the freezer;

Make sure that when you have removed the ice you also cleaned out the unit especially the freezer and the drains. Clogging due to dirt is sometimes the cause of coils to freeze up. I would advise to have the thermistor checked. I am unsure if your unit has auto defrosting capabilities, if it has you may want to have the circuit checked out.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: line and air flow box between freezer and frig

If the fan is running in the freezer compartment, temperatiure is normal, and no frost is building up on the back panel in the freezer panel, then there is a good chance the return air shutes in the fresh food compartment are blocked with ice. The return ducting is just as important as the the supply shute which you melted out. Difficult if not impossible to see.
My recomendation is to empty, unplug and air dry the whole machine preferably with a fan blowing air into the fresh food compartment.
Haste makes waste with this machine. Using heat can cause the plastic shutes to melt and distort.
Should be defrosted in this manner for 24 hours.
Restart and give the machine 24 hours to recover. Common problem with Whirlpool products.
P.S. Check to see if lights go out when closing fridge door. In fact this should be your first step. Jack

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: The Refrigerator is 2 years old, and is no longer

Hi Chris,

The problem would seem to be that you developed a small leak in the refrigeration system. This is also assuming that you checked and cleaned the condenser coils which are underneath the fridge. Excessive dirt could also cause this, but from what you are describing I would say the problem is more then that and you have a leak...

The only other thing would be thermostat sensor issues, but then the compressor would be cycling and not running steady...

heatman101

Posted on May 18, 2011

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