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    Not sure if the fridge with the rust spots is the one, but I recently had a fridge that had a chunk of ice at the top right corner of the freezer door/gasket on the outside. What would cause this? Leak in the gasket?

    I should have marked it before I brought it home. Now I only have the one with the rust spots. The onl;y think I really know to do is check the gasket with dollar bill to see if it seems to be sealing.

    Well, I might could check it with my infra red thermometer.

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    but I recently had a fridge that had a chunk of ice at the top right corner of the freezer door/gasket on the outside. What would cause this? Leak in the gasket?
    For sure an air leak would be prime suspect.

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    I think this is the one with the rust spots. It would get waaay too cold in the freezer and the ff section.
    I took the whole temp control unit timer and all out and replaced it with one from another fridge of the same make but a couple of feet smaller. Still gets waay too cold. I guess I need to check the defrost heater and /or stat now. Will check the drain while I have the panel removed.

    Sound like a plan?

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    Sound like a plan?
    Sure.
    What are the temps?
    Odd two controls would both get too cold....air damper ok? Evaporator fan motor ok, blowing the correct direction?

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    What are the temps?
    My thermometer goes to 220 degrees I think. The temp gets past zero all the way back to 220.
    I too thought it was too odd for both controls to do the same thing. We are talking the freezer compartment and the fresh food compartment gets way below freezing.

    Maybe I will know more when I remove the panel.

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    We are talking the freezer compartment and the fresh food compartment gets way below freezing.
    Make, model#?
    Check that air flow carefully.

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    I'll try to get that number today. I thought I had posted it on the other post about the rust spots.

    Anyway, now I'm thinking this thing had the whole temp control piece hanging when I got it. I think I remember a piece of styrofoam in the fridge I robbed for this part. That piece of styrofoam may be the missing link. It fit toward the back of the housing and acted like an air duct or return, (I think).

    I will look for this piece today when I go to the storage bin.

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    Model - GTS15BCMBLWW

    The piece I was referringt ot hat might be missing is the duct foam. Like I said the temp control housing and all was hanging when I got this fridge with the mounting screws gone. I do not know what has been done to it or what may have been left out.
    If a piece is not there when I disassemble something, I may or may not know something is missing.

    Do you know if this unit has duct foam of any sort in the temp control housing on the freezer end that is attached to the ceiling of the fresh food section?

    Ther diagram shows duct foam but I am not sure if it in the freezer section, ff, or both.

    Thanks

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    http://www.a-1appliance.com/lookup/168207/1247380

    303 in the diagram appears to be only in the freezer section. I will remove the rear panel today and see if it is still there.

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    In the freezer...

    ice on outside of gasket-air-duct-wr2x8463-00739572-jpg

    ice on outside of gasket-duct-assembly-wr02x10701-00881221-jpg

    Temp control is sensing the air being blown down...

    ice on outside of gasket-temperature-control-thermostat-wr9x547-00746287-jpg

    ice on outside of gasket-insulator-wr2x8344-01214547-jpg

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