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My ge refridge keeps getting warm cleaned coils still doing it its not frezzing up fans are running compressor is running any ideas

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  • bill rog Dec 12, 2009

    when it gets warm everything shuts off like its going through defrost but last along time temp in frezzer gets up 45-50 deg it does not have a defrost timer it has a control board

  • bill rog Dec 12, 2009

    is there any way to tell if either is bad

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The defrost control could be bad, and keeping the defrost heaters on, or, the door switch could be bad, and the light is not turning off when the door closes.
You could also have leaky door gaskets.
Check out my "Tips and Tricks" on how to check the door gaskets.
Let me know what you find.

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  • Mark Egan Dec 12, 2009

    It could be the defrost sensor is bad if the coils have defrosted and the unit continues in defrost until the freezer hits 40-50 degrees (I assume F, not C, although either is not good.).

    If not the sensor, then it's the controller board.

  • Mark Egan Dec 12, 2009

    Substitution is about the only way. Start with the sensor as it's a relatively cheap part.
    If that doesn't do it, and based on all the information you've given so far, it's the board.


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