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GE fridge: Freezer working but fresh food side not cold

GE side by side door refrigerator : My fridge is running , the freezer side is working but the fresh food side is not cold, causing the food to go bad on the fresh food side. Also seeing some frost on inside of the freezer.
How can I fix this ?
FYI - The refrigerator is from 2001.

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  • vsc21 Jan 13, 2009

    I noticed that if I increase the cooling level to max on fresh food side the fridge is much cooler than before but still not as cold. That means it's not working efficiently. Does this need to be fixed by a technician or would cleaning dust on the condenser at bottom and switching off the fridge for a while and restarting it later fix the problem ?

    Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    The door to the fridge doesn't keep tight seal, slightly opens. fresh food fridge not cold enough. freezer seems cold enough

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The problem is the refrigeration evaporator, located in the freezer section is blocked with frost and ice and not air can pass through it. Four different failed parts can cause this problem. The defrost timer, the defrost heater safety thermostat, the defrost heater, or the evaporator fan motor. Unless you are very good with a volt-ohm meter, it wiil be difficult to distinguish which one of these parts has failed. A qualifed refrigeration service tech or a good appliance service tech with a refrigeration certification can find this quickly.

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