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GE PROFILE BOTTOM FREEZER

I have a 5 year-old GE Profile TCX18PACBWW refrigerator that is having the same problem that it previously had. The problem is the freezer will freeze, but the frig becomes steadily warmer. Eventually, the freezer will give up, too. After following a friend's advice, I resolved this problem (I thought!) by unplugging the frig for two days. I then wound up mopping puddle after puddle of water from my kitchen floor! When it was finally dry, I plugged the frig back in and it was fine... for two weeks. Now, the milk is ever-so-slightly warm and I feel the problem is returning. I don't know whether to repeat the unplugging (and waste food again), call a tech, or buy a new frig! Any ideas?

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bobotfel
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SOURCE: GE Profile CF24W-PL

Defrost the unit.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


MNTECH
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SOURCE: GE Profile Artica Refrigerator

OK, it sounds like you have a defrost problem. When left unplugged for a few days the frost melted off the evaporator (the cooling coils behind the freezer wall) but after you ran it again, the coils blocked the air flow again, usually happens after a week or so, depending on # of door openings, humidity in home, etc. Most likely you have a burnt out defrost heater.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Refrigerator (Model #20) w/freezer on the bottom

If the problem disappears (for a while) when the freezer reaches 32F, then I know what the problem is.

The GE Profile refrigerators (and likely other models as well) often don't defrost properly, especially in humid climates. So they can develop ice buildup internally, especially if the air vents at the back of the freezer are blocked by frozen food. Once that happens, that ice can interfere with the cold air circulation booster fan that runs when the freezer temperature is too warm. Then you get a LOUD buzzing noise from the fan blades, as they bang into the ice.

The immediate "solution" is to be sure nothing blocks the air vents, and then to melt the ice that interferes with the fan. You can turn the fridge off for a while (with the food removed so it doesn't spoil), and/or get a hair dryer and heat the inside back of the freezer, until the ice melts and falls away from the fan. (Just be careful not to block the nozzle of the hair dryer, or it may burn out from overheating!)

But the ultimate solution is to buy another refrigerator, one that is NOT a GE! And that makes me sad, because GE used to make GREAT refrigerators. My last GE refrigerator is nearly 20 years old, and still works well, and it does so QUIETLY.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Freezer Leaking

Open the freezer door, remove the bottom tray, smash the ice on the floor with your fist to remove it. Now get a glass of hot water and pour it into the trough which is at the bottom of the back wall of the freezer. Allow a few minutes for the ice to melt then remove it with an ice pick or scrrewdriver. Once the ice is out, pour more hot water into the trough. Now take a long tube ( an old washer fill hose works perfectly) and stick one end in the hole in the trough. Now fill your mouth with warm water and blow it very hard through the tube. Once the drain is clear, pour some hot water and a very little amount of bleach through the hole.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: GE Profile Side by Side frig leaks

Here is a lot of information on one page so take in the part that will help you stop the problem. Also you can contact me if you still have problems. Thanks Sea Breeze
appliancepartsse@yahoo.com
Click on link below
HOW TO FIX A LEAKING REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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