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I was given a small fridge. It was built by GE and is not but a few years old! It will turn on but will not cool! Please give me some troubleshooting tips to try to fix this thing!

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Most of the dorm sized refrigerators is see that run but dont cool have a sealed system problem which is either a leak or compressor problem. Look in the small freezer section. many times, people are too impatiant to defrost them properly and use a tool to chip the ice away and inadvertantly puncture a hole in the tubing causing a leak. Seen that happen quite a few times.

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I had ge refrigerator and the fridge is not cooling well


For starters a year and model number would be helpful. Do you have turn dials to contol temp of freezer and fridge or electonic pushbuttons? The fridges with manual rotating dials use a "dampner" between the freezer and fridge section. In short the freezer evap fan blows air in the freezer but also has a passage from the freezer to the fridge section which aloows a controled amount of air from the feezer section to cool the fridge section. IThis passage may be obstructed by ice build up or some other blockage. Units prior to 2002 are not controled by circuit boards and the ones after 2002 are. For more specific help give me the GE fridge model please.

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GE Profile side-by-side fridge and freezer not cooling properly


Could be a few things. Condenser coil clean? Is the back panel cover of the compressor panel in place? It could have a bad part in the defrost system and it's built up with frost on the coil. To see if this is the problem, unplug the refrigerator and leave the doors open for 24 - 36 hrs. then plug it back in. It should work normal again for a few days until the frost builds back up. If this is the case the defrost system needs repair.

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Ge refer not blowing cold


Hello mancoder,
Welcome

You said, your GE TBX 23Z refer has been working fine. moved it to assist in tile install. place back, plugged in starts to blow cool then after 2 hrs it blows room temp. It is clean dust free in under carriage and has plenty of air space. Fan blows very strong. I do hear a click and then 2 -4 seconds later another click. This continues every couple minutes. Sounds like poss the compressor is trying to engage? Not sure? It is older but a very nice unit and blows well, any ideas?

It sounds like the compressor to me!
in a fridge that is ten years old or more it is not worth the investment of putting good money in to bad.
The newer fridges use a lot less power and your utility bill will go down
It will pay for itself in only a few years!

Here is an article I just read that you may find useful and interesting!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Let me know what you decide and if you have any more questions

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!

Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Oct 19, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Frigidaire refridgerator #frt21prhw1, not cooling or freezing


You said, your frigidaire refrigerator are not cooling

Check the outlet that it is still has power. You can plug a small lamp in to test it.
If there is power, wait 5 minutes before plugging the fridge back in and then see if it reset the system.
And how old is the fridge?
.
If not then you have a bad thermostat or leaking freon, and the pressure is too low to cool anything.

Or,if the compressor went then you may find this article I just read interesting!!!!!!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense
.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Please remember to enter a rating before you sign off!

Thank You, HUUUM

Oct 05, 2008 | Refrigerators

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My fridge stop cooling including the freezer section, motor is running okay. This is a icemaker fridgedair. Help , please.


Hello kenbarn
Welcome to Fixya

You said,
your fridge stop cooling including the freezer section, motor is running okay. This is a ice maker Frigidaire. Help , please.

What is the model number?
And how old is the fridge?

First try to unplug the fridge for 5 minutes and then turn it on again and see if we reset the system.

If not then you have a bad thermostat or leaking freon, and the pressure is too low to cool anything.

Or,if the compressor went then you may find this article I just read interesting!!!!!!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense
.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Please remember to enter a rating before you sign off!

Thank You, HUUUM

Oct 05, 2008 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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Refrigerator just stopped running - light is on


Hello myrtlebeach
Welcome,

You said, your refrigerator isn't running - food getting warmer and the light is on inside

Need clarification
What is the model number and the year?????????????

Do you hear only silence
Check that there is still power in that outlet.
You can use a small lamp to test the outlet for power.
When you unplug the fridge to test the outlet, leave the fridge off for 5 minutes.
Then plug it back in and see if this reset the system.
You may have a freon leak and the compressor will not turn on.

If the fridge is old you may find this article I just read interesting.

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Please remember to enter a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Oct 05, 2008 | GE Refrigerators

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How do I reset temperature on my ge profile arctica. temperature should be 37 but it keeps dropping to 30. How do I reset. I held the reset button for 10 secs and it doesn't reset to 37 as sujected


Hello tecaanad ,
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You asked, How you reset temperature on your GE profile Arctica. Temperature should be 37 but it keeps dropping to 30. You held the reset button for 10 secs and it doesn't reset to 37.

Try this method so we can can reset the system.
Turn the fridge off!!
Then unplug the fridge and wait a 5 minutes then plug it back in and turn it on!.
If you can't reach the plug, use the breaker to cut the power for 5 minutes.Then turn it back on.

It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems if they are not serious.
Or they are sometimes just a glitch.
If it does not do the trick then it's a bad control switch!
"Let me know how it works out."
please remember to enter a rating !

How old is the appliance?
Here is an interesting report I just read.

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Bless You, Huuum
Please remember to enter a rating here when you finish!
Thank You


Sep 24, 2008 | Refrigerators

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The freezer is working but the fridge isn't cooling. Numbers in fridge door are: WRN38RWG6 DA68-11043J


Hi sarahcox36,
welcome aboard!

You say: The freezer is working but the fridge isn't cooling.
first think you have to look at is if the freezer is packed full or the frozen food is covering the air vents in the rear of the freezer not allowing the cold air to circulate back to the fridge!
They share the cold air and must have that circulation for the two to work properly.
Please check this.
Next,
Under your fridge is the small black tubes that run bck and forth next to each other.
they have the freon running through them that circulates to and from the compressor!
They may be covered with dust from years of not being cleaned! Which will keep the heat in and cause the fridge to stay warm !
I've seen where they were caked with 2-3 inches of dust and not visible! After 12 hours it was better and 24 hours great!
They should be gently cleaned every couple of months with a refrigerator brush that you can buy for 5 dollars at a hardware store .

Let me know that one of these two are the problem and get back to me!

How old is the fridge?.... READ Repair or replace?BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bless You
Huuum


Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Sep 20, 2008 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Fridge/freezer not cool.


Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

I believe your problem is an old thermostat or compressor !
How old is it?

My advice is do not put good money into bad!
A new fridge will pay for itself in a few years by using a lot less electricity!

Here is an interesting report I just read!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!

Please remember to leave me a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

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GSH22JSRSS not cooling off


I had EXACTLY the same problem. GE came out today and fixed it. My unit is 2years old. The control board in the rear of your fridge is faulty (mine had 2 blown capacitors) and needs to be replaced. They told me I'd have to pay a $69 service charge to have the tech take a look. He came in with the control board in hand, replaced it in about 10mins and it's cooling fine now. Best of all, he only charged me $2 for the parking meter! Hope this helps. BTW, the tech told me it would've cost me $350 if I'd called another service company, so give GE a call... Best of luck, God Bless.

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