Question about GE Profile PGSS5PJZSS Bottom Mount Refrigerator
The DC Evaporator Fan was making noise before this started. Now its not.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unfortunately, the evaporator fan has probably frozen in water trapped in the defrost drain. This seems to be a common problem with these GE bottom freezer models. You can shut it off for 12-14 hours and leave the doors open and it will thaw and drain into the freezer compartment. But you probably have food that you would need to put into another refridgerator to do this. Another option is to take out the bottom liner of the refridgerator to do this - I had a service man do it the first time it happened - he then used hot water and a hair drier to get rid of the ice that was stopping the fan. Unfortunately, it seems once this problem starts happening, it will continue to reoccur and I have not found a long term solution yet
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
First things first - pull the fridge/freezer out from the wall, and look at the bottom. You should see a metal coil somewhere - it probably needs to be cleaned. Next, somewhere around the compressor (the big bulky thing in the bottom of the freezer) should be a fan blowing on the coil - make sure it is running. That MIGHT have been the buzzing noise you describe - dirt on the fan blades or the fan hitting something. Additionally, you can check the fan on the inside of the freezer - if it is stuck and/or not working, the air won't circulate properly, and you'll get pockets of different temperatures in your freezer.
Best of luck!
Posted on May 26, 2009
If the fan is no coming on inside the freezer this will need to be fixed soon. Both fans upper and lower must run while compressor runs. Inside the fresh food compartment close the damper on bottom left side next to the paned drawer. If this does not help send more cold air to the top let me know as there could be something else causing the dampers not to open and close properly.
Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on May 29, 2009
Cleaned the condenser coils which were dusty but not severely so. Checked the evaporator coils which were NOT iced. Reset the fridge to coldest setting and freezer to #5 (mid range of temperature) and waited a full 36 hours. Fridge temp is 40 F and freezer is about 0F. Not sure what is different except coldest setting on fridge. Warm weather is here but not warm enough to require AC. Temps in late afternoon in house about 77-80F. Any thoughts are appreciated because I suspect this problem is not completely resolved.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
OK, I think I understand. Thing is we need to do a few things to see if your control board is the problem or if the fan or a freon leak is the answer. You need to tell me if this began suddenly or if over a period of time. I have been having trouble lately from Fixya if the customer (YOU) responds to my solutions. Let me know if you want my help and I will see if I get a email letting me know of your response, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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