Question about GE Refrigerators
The freezer side does not get cold enough to make or keep ice in the bin. Just below the ice maker and bin are some vents where a fan used to blow out of but does not anymore. Is it the obvious, fan issue or something else? Thanks.
YOU COULD HAVE A BAD FAN MOTOR IN THE FREEZER BUT IT COULD BE A DEFROST PROBLEM ARE HAVE A BAD MAIN BOARD ON THE BACK OF THE FRIG
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thre is a fan inside the freezer which circulates the cold air around both the fridge and the freezer compartments.
You should be able to feel cold air blowing around the inside, particularly at the top of the freezer.
If the defrost thermostat fails open, the internal fan (depending on freezer) will stop and this can be the cause of the freezer being warm at the top and no ice.
You say the bottom of the freezer is blowing cold, but are you sure its blowing, as it can feel like a cold blow. Of course the fan could have failed or may be the defrost heater itself.
Have a look at this site for some useful trouble shooting
And a good site for troubleshooting and general info
Refrigeration Help Section, Fridges, refrigerators, not cold enough, frost free problems and how to test, noisy fan motors, clicking on and off compressors, door gaskets
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
replace control board on back of unit there is a six by 10 inch cover on back your panel is in there cost aprox 169.00 dollers also replace bo0th thermisters bottem left of freezer looks like a white bullet the other is in fridge behind shelf trim located beside and underneath where the cold air blows into the fridge.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
Sounds like a defrost problem. Remove food from freezer section, take the back wall out after removing shelves, and use a hair blower to melt off the ice and frost. Most likely you need to replace the defrost heater.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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