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Refrigerator not gettin cold

Power is on,

fan is running

coil is dust free

freezer seems to be hold temperature

nothing is blocking vent from freezer to fridge

refridgerator is two veaers old

I have applied an external fan incase the PTC is overheating

I don't have a volt meter handy, so I cannot check the realy or ohm out the PTC

suggestions???

refrigerator stays warm but freezer is frosting up. the machine is running all the time, this is a GE profile top freezer 5yrs old. Already replace main board 2yrs ago. Model gts22ubmbrww

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, this normally would point to the fan not spinning. The function of the fan is to draw the cold air from the freezer and force it through the vents to the refrigerator area. Even having said this, the fan is activated by the logic controller based on the the thermostat setting of the refrigerator and condition of the door (it must be closed).
To check:

  • fan - open the door, locate the door switch, press on it, light should go off, fan should kick in within 60 seconds. If not, faulty fan, fan relay, or controller;
  • thermostat refrigerator side, in the absence of a tester, you can have it tested at any electronics shop. At room temperature the reading should be low, and should go high when the probe end is submerged in a glass of cold water.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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If oyu have frost building up in the freezer it is a defrost problem,let me know-mike

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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