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Fluctuating temperature on fridge and freezer

The freezer keeps fluctuating temperatures. It's supposed to be set at 0 but it goes as high as 24 degrees for no reason. The fridge will do the same thing just not quite as much. I can't use the freezer at all due to this. Any ideas what's going on?

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  • JRush Jan 16, 2009

    My fridge is too warm and freezer too cold despite following all the steps in the trouble-shooting guide.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Temperature Set Mode for 0 temp keeps climbing

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duby1990
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SOURCE: Kenmore fridge and freezer not cooling

Check to see if there is any ice built up on the back wall of the freezer. If so thaw the ice and take the back wall out of the freezer. next check to see if the fan is running in the freezer (evaporator fan) This fan is what circulates the air from the freezer to the fridge. If it does run then you have a defrost problem (if ice is on the coils and back wall). Then replace defrost timer, heater, and thermostat.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Fridger temperature selector does not reach the set temperature

check if you have frost build up in the freezer

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Defy Fridge temperature dial is confusing - which way is colder?

0 = off, 1 = cool, 2 = cooler, ..... 7 = coldest.  0 - 7 Nothing to do with the degree the fridge is set to.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: ge profile bottom mount and temperature control

Since it's less than a year old it should have a pretty good service warranty. A relay or confusion on the mother board is most likely the problem. I could send information to put it into self diagnostics but I think you may come out better by calling your nearest GE authorized service center. If you hear the compressor clicking and or no movement of air below the unit unplug it just to prevent any further damage.Your refrigerator is too new for me to tell you how to work on it is what I am trying to say, Thanks Sea Breeze

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer temperature fluctuating way up.

Your problem could stem from an issue with the defrost timer, the compressor or its attachments (e.g.: relay, capacitor, etc.), or the freezer/evaporator fan motor. Contact an appliance service company.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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Hiw di I set the temp to the correct temp


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Hello Richard;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The normal range for a freezer is -2 to +2 Deg. F.

The normal range for the fresh food section is 35 to 40 Deg. F.

If you set your freezer at 0 Deg. F. it will stay at 0 Deg. F.
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The factory presets your temperatures to the MID / MID setting of 0? for the freezer and 37? for the refrigerator. Refrigerator adjustment range is -15? to +15? in the freezer and 33? to 47? in the refrigerator. Depending on ambient temperatures the temperatures will be + or - 6? the set point. Whenever you make a temperature adjustment, you need to wait 24 hours to notice any temperature difference.

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Many manufacturers design these appliances to operate at 0 degrees F in the freezer and 34 to 36 degrees F in the fresh food compartment.

To set the temperature correctly, fill a glass with water (8 to 12 ounces) and place a thermometer capable of indicating 32 degrees and up into the glass with water (if the temperature goes below 32 degrees, the water will freeze - so no need to find a thermometer that indicates any lower). Place the glass with the thermometer in it on a shelf and wait. Putting the thermometer in a glass of water helps preserve the temperature reading while the door is open. You can skip the water and glass if you want - but you'll need to read the temperature as soon as you open the door.

The freezer will require a thermometer capable of displaying 0 degrees F. Place it on a shelf where it can be seen readily - but preferably in the rear - between items (to prevent the warm air from driving the indicator up when opening the door to read it).

It will probably be easier to set the freezer temperature first. Adjust both the freezer and fresh food thermostats to mid-points (if the fridge is empty - otherwise skip this step). Adjust the freezer thermostat up or down as needed to reach the desired 0 degree F temperature.

Once the freezer adjustments are complete, adjust the fresh food compartment thermostat as needed up or down to reach the desired temperature for it.

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This button is the winter/summer setting.
If you switch it on so as the red mark shows this is set for the summer setting.
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