Question about Refrigerators
The refrigerator is about a year old. It says to keep it at 38 degrees but the fridge says 34 degrees no matter what the temperature is or what we turn it to. A month ago it warmed up (could tell it was not cold enough, even though it indicated 34 degrees), then a couple of days later cooled down again to a reasonable refrigerator temperature. Now it has stopped cooling and the ice cream is soup. The blue teardrop symbol with the star inside it is blue; the little symbol below that with the drop falling from a box shape is red. Help!
SOURCE: Refrigerator warm, freezer cold
Totally Unreasonable if you don't mind me saying so. The person who told you that story was thinking of an absorption unit more than likely.
Your proble is related to the defrost system of your refrigerator. There is a timer that automatically starts the defrost. It energizes the heaters that defrost the cooling coil. After the coil reaches a preset temperature a defrost terminator turns the heater off for the remaining time on the timer cycle. You could have a bad timer (stalled) which would not start the defrost. Locate the timer and turn the clutch head screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The defrost should take place and will be indicated by water in the drain pan under the refrigerator. If after 25 minutes it does not restart in the cooling mode turn the screw once again to the second click and replace the timer.
If the refrigerator restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place your problem is in the heater circuit. Open heater or thermostat (termination switch)
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
One thing you can do is clean out the area under the ice box where the condenser coils are located. Make sure the fan motor is blowing under there. Clean the kickplate. Get the air restrictions out of the fins and that may bring the freezer temp back up to par.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
SOURCE: 16 month old GE Profile
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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Posted on Aug 12, 2010
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