Question about GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator

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GE PROFILE PSW26SGRB SS

Last week the freezer temperature increase to more than 45 degrees , I found out that the cooling coils in the freezer back walls were frozen. I take out all the food and defrost with a blower the coils. The cooling coils are getting frozen again and the temperature is increasing again, the load in the freezer is small and no food is against sides or back of the freezer. The fan in the freezer side is working.
The temperature in the refrigerator side is normal and fluctuates between 37 and 45 even with heavy door opening.

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  • cesarnieve Oct 13, 2008

    The problem is that the freezer is getting warmer abouth 45 degrees nevertheless the refrigerator is working unde 37 degrees. Also the cooling coils in the freezer are getting frozen, buth the refrigerator part is ok

  • cesarnieve Oct 13, 2008

    The problem is that the freezer is getting warmer abouth 45 degrees nevertheless the refrigerator is working unde 37 degrees. Also the cooling coils in the freezer are getting frozen, buth the refrigerator part is ok

  • cesarnieve Oct 13, 2008

    The evaporator is clean, no lint or dust, was cleaned with a vacuum cleaner and a air compressor. By the way, neither the ice maker is making ice. And the freezer side is freezing the cooling coils again. The cooling coils were defrost with a blower last week. It is a side by side refrigerator.

  • cesarnieve Oct 13, 2008

    i WILL FIX THE THERMOSTAT AND LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS OR NOT.

    tHANKS

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Do you mean the temp is decreasing, if so then try the defrost timer as the faulty part.

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This is a problem of thermostast which is not working properly. Replace or fix it and this will be fx your issue.

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What you have sounds like "jelly roll" issue. This is whent the evaporator becomes so caked with lint and dust and dirt that it cuts of air flow that is neccessary for the evap. coils to stay un frozen and working porperly. Pull out your frig, you may have front of back access the the evap. condenser coils, and clean the dust bunnies away. Cheap, simple fix.

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Posted on Oct 12, 2008

  • anaanymous Oct 12, 2008

    ...clean everwhere including the coils a vacuum works real well. and that was "front or back"



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Hi,

If your frig is freezing the food in the chilling compartment as well as the freezer, it means one thing--its thermostat isn't shutting down the compressor when the set temperature has been met. You stated that you had it checked by, I assume, a professional service technician. Being a retired tech myself, I'm surprised that he didn't check this out and discuss it with you. Check the temperature in the freezer! If it is less than 10 degrees F., turn the thermostat to "warmer". If the temp in the freezer is 10 degrees F., leave it alone and go to the temp control in the frig, which is a damper that controls cold air flow from the freezer compartment. Close this damper until your temperature in the upper part of the refrigerator is 38 to 40 degrees F. If these efforts don't shut down the compressor and correct your problem, then the answer is simple. Your thermostat is bad and needs to be replaced. It isn't expensive, and should cost you less than the labor for a tech to install it. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

  • Priya darshan Oct 13, 2008

    I told you first that your thermostat is the issue.Dint i?then why did you reject my solution?


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