Question about GE Refrigerators
Ge/ gts15bbrfrww/ top and bottom unit/ was loud noise when bottom frig stoped cooling - top freezer continuing to have cold air
SOURCE: Ge Profile refrigerator
Yes your refrig is not defrosting automatically. You can start by removing the shelves in the freezer than removing the rear panel (the panel that is frosted half way). Use hair dryer to defrost ice from coil. This will restore your refrig temporarily. Your refrig has a pretty advance defrost system and is not easy to test. If you have a meter (volt-ohmmeter) i can help with diagnosis.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
I don't know this particular frig, but evidently the defroster doesn't work. Frost buildup has blocked the flow of cold air.
There is a defrost timer, under the frig, accessible from the front. You can turn it with a screw driver. Turn it till you hear a click. If the timer hasn't been turning, that should turn on the defroster, a heating element nested among the freezer coils. Wait half an hour and if it is defrosting, water should be dripping into the drip pan underneath the frig. If so, then replace the defrost timer and you're good to go.
If that doesn't make it defrost, then the problem is probably the defrost thermostat, in with the freezer coils. When the frig defrosts, the defrost heater stays on until the defrost thermostat gets warm. It should be open circuit while warm. But if it is open circuit while cold, it is bad and is the cause of your defrost problem.
If you open up the freezer coils, use a hair dryer to defrost. That is safer than hot water.
Hope you can fix it.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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I'll give you some tasks that I hope will solve your problem.
Try turning off the fridge, and unplugging it or throw off the breaker, for 5minutes!
then plug it in and turn it back on. We are trying to reset the system like when you reboot your computer. Let me know that it worked!!
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Posted on Sep 20, 2008
Sounds like the start relay or start capacitor has failed.
Unplug the unit until you can get a replacement or the compressor will be ruined (if it's not already.).
PTC start relay is P/N 218721108 $36.49
Capacitor is P/N 218909901 $7.99
P/N and pricing from Sears Parts.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
I can help you diagnose the problems with your GE. Several things can cause these symptoms. All you need is a voltage meter patience and a want to, to repair and do it better than a paid technician. In most cases with the PSS26MSRSS the defrost heater is the cause for this. Look into rear of your freezer and back wall. Is Ice or frost building on rear wall? If yes unplug and prepair to remove contents in freezer compartment. Remove rear panel in freezer and use hair dryer to defrost ice until the defrost heater is visible. BRB , Sea Breeze
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the quick help - yes frost on back wall. Once I unload and defrost should I then take out defrost thermostat? "
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