Question about GE Monogram ZISx420DR 42-inch Side by Side Panel Ready Built-In Refrigerator with Dispenser

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Too much condensation in back.

Noticed small amount of water on floor--very slow drip underneath. Techs pull fridge out--mold on drywall behind fridge, stains on wood floor below. Tech says, "It feels like there is no insulation in the back of the fridge." Water tube clamp has rusted (allowing tube to leak, too.) and there is lots of rust and mold on back of fridge. See lots of condensation on back of fridge, even above water tube area. Only 6 years old...of course, GE says, "too bad, beyond warranty." Can't we open back and put in insulation? (GE wants to put a "heating pad" on the back of fridge--on top of moldy, wet, rusted back.) HELP!

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I am working on it now.  GE sent a repair guy who charged 125,00US and told me that the unit was not worth fixing.  Whatever, I'm going for it and will report my findings.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    We are remodeling our kitchen but planned to keep the existing refrigerator.  When it was pulled away from the wall, found extensive mold on drywall and water damaged wood floor.  This refrigerator has been nothing but trouble from day one.  Trouble maintaining temp in both freezer and refrigerator, problematic ice maker, etc.  The GE tech said he would never own this model.


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