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GE Side by Side Heating Up and Frost on Panel in Freezer

GE Model #GS22S GMD BS side by side is only 5 years old. It is warm on the refrigerator side and frost on panel in freezer. We have defrosted it, cleaned it thoroughly, inside/outside/underneath. Is there a recall on this model #?

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Sounds like your defrost heater termanator switch,or defrost timer is bad-mike

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