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GE Arctica model PSH23SGPABS.  Approximately 6 years old.

The in-door ice dispenser chute repeatedly accumulates frost to the point of getting completely clogged with an iceberg.

I don't use the ice dispensing function very often, when it does work.  Maybe once or twice per week.  Really, I don't use it much.  I haven't used it in quite a while, because it usually is clogged-over nowadays.  The freezer door is not opened excessively.

The flapper that seals the ice chute sometimes hangs open, doesn't close itself after a dispensing cycle ... but I'm aware of that and always poke a finger up there to make sure it's seated.

I disassembled the door shelf and ice guide assembly, cleared the blockage last Saturday.  A week later there's frost accumulated and building inside the chute and hanging off the ice bin port.  The chute flapper is closed, has been for the duration.  I can shine a flashlight up the dispenser or down the chute, do not see light either direction.

Still, the frost is accumulating.  Again.  Within a week of clearing the previous accumulation.

The freezer and fresh food door gaskets are sealing properly, not torn.

I have noticed that the freezer evaporator fan seems to run continuously, at a low speed.  It stops when opening either the freezer or fresh food door.  Raising the freezer set-temp doesn't affect the fan, it still runs.  Normal setpoint is 0°F.  Last night, at a current-temp reading of -1°F, I raised the setpoint to 5°F.  The evaporator fan continued to run.

I've also noticed that when the Quick Ice function is enabled, the freezer evaporator fan in the past would run at a higher speed for the duration of the Quick Ice cycle.  It no longer runs faster, keeps running at the same low speed.

Is this a dual-evaporator model?  Is the freezer fan supposed to run continuously?

The ice/frost accumulation in the door chute has been happening for a year+.  I just tend to ignore it since I don't often use the ice dispenser function.  But I'd like to have the idiot thing working properly!  It did work 3, 4, 5 years ago ... frost accumulation in the chute wasn't so much a problem.

Last edited on Mon Nov 22nd, 2010 10:20 am by DADoESTX

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