Question about GE Refrigerators
Slowly got to where does not cool. Found fan / refrigerant coil dirty with possibly some oil from atmosphere / other like cooking oil; cleaned coil and fan. Now might be working a little; compressor runs, fan runs. When you open freezer door, air seems to stop flowing fan stops blowing cold air and is not really getting that cold. Would compressor be bad or need more refrigerant? Other ideas?
they are talking about the motherboard at the back of the unit and are prob right parts people see the promb a lot and was just trying to save you some cash good parts store pull the fridge out you will see a panel at the back on the freezer side pull the cover and inspect and you will see a board look for a burned resistor ge has corrected the problem and the new board cures the problem just follow the inst instructions
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
The fan should be a standard 12v DC computer style fan , test that you are getting voltage to the fan connector . You should also be able to get the fan to run by connecting it to a suitable supply . Once you have eliminated the possibility of fan failure then it gets more involved.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
HI thanks for your question. look to see if you can hear the fan motor running. if it is check for frost build up. if frost build up. its not going into the defrost cycle. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: Stopped cooling
You said, Kenmore; 21 cu ft; 10-years old; just stopped cooling; wondering if it even makes any financial sense to get estimate to repair, or is 10 years about it's trouble free length of service
Here is an article that you may find useful and interesting related to your situation.
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thank You, HUUUM
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Posted on Oct 12, 2008
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