Motor Stopped After I Leveled And Aligned Doors(GE model# GSH255GPCSS)

by Sherry
(St. Louis, MO)

I have a GE side by side refrigerator. (model # GSH255GPCSS) I recently moved to a small apartment and the area where the refrigerator is located borders a threshold. One side (the fresh food side) is slightly on the threshold.

My freezer has freezer burn on all of the frozen foods and I thought this might be due to the fact that it was not level. So, I raised the freezer side in an attempt to level it out. I put a level on the top of refrigerator and when I was done, I heard the motor stop. Is it possible that this is a coincidence or did I do something to cause this? There is about an inch of clearance from the wall on freezer side and several inches from back of refrigerator to the wall. The fresh food side has no wall.

Also, There is a black coiled thing just behind the grill which connects to a blue 2-3inch connector whch is attached to a white long skiny line. I did not bother this, but it is very close to the area that I was working on at the bottom corner of the door.

Just minutes before I had aligned the doors which were uneven. One door had been removed during my recent move to get it inside.

Please help, any suggestions would be so appreciated!

Find your part:


Hi Sherry,

Leveling the refrigerator shouldn’t have any effect on the compressor running. Just monitor it for a few days to make sure it is ok.If not let us know and we will go from there.

Thank you,

Click here to post comments

Return to Refrigerator Repair . is a free service but it cost to keep it up and running. Donate to let this website help you next time!

Appliance parts online, right part, best price and fast shipping.

All parts purchased through have a 365 day return policy!!

Help Finding Model Number

Your Host

Appliance Repair Expert


  • Appliance repair since 1996
  • 2-years refrigeration courses
  • 1-year electric theory courses
  • 1-year residential wiring course

Enter your
model number

Appliance Accessories And Products I Recommend

The most commonly used diagnostic tool is the ohmmeter check out this page. is a free service but it cost to keep it up and running. Donate to let this website help you next time!, Inc.