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GE profile refrigerator w/ top freezer model # pt122sfmalbs

Freezer fan appears to be blowing, however frozen foods have melted and water is leaking into refrigerator below/???

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    I have a GE Artica side by side refrigerator/freezer. The items at the top of the freezer thaw and the ice in the ice maker melts causing a waterfalls out of the back of the ice cube tray which freezes into an ice falls at the back of the freezer.

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SOURCE: Refrigerator not keeping food cold

you may have defrost problem

Posted on Apr 06, 2009


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SOURCE: GE Freezer Leaking

Open the freezer door, remove the bottom tray, smash the ice on the floor with your fist to remove it. Now get a glass of hot water and pour it into the trough which is at the bottom of the back wall of the freezer. Allow a few minutes for the ice to melt then remove it with an ice pick or scrrewdriver. Once the ice is out, pour more hot water into the trough. Now take a long tube ( an old washer fill hose works perfectly) and stick one end in the hole in the trough. Now fill your mouth with warm water and blow it very hard through the tube. Once the drain is clear, pour some hot water and a very little amount of bleach through the hole.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Ge Profile fridge

Pull the refrig out from the wall , and remove the rear panel . Touch the compressor and feel if its hot or running . If the compressor is cool , then the main control board is bad ( since the compressor isn't running ) . If you can solder , you can repair the board (another paragraph ) . If the compressor is warm , then you could have a thermistor or 2 bad . This would have to be checked by a technician , unless you know how to get into the diagnostics procedure . Also , see if the compressor cooling fan is working and the black squirl cage is clean of dust .

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: GE profile freezer door pops open

If you close any refrig door " fast " , the other will pop open . These magnetic door gaskets , are designed for lighter holding power now , than they used to be , due to children getting caught inside . I would suggest lowering the front legs slightly , so that when you let go of the door , it will close slowly on its own .

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice maker leak in GE refrig.

when the refrig.goes through a defrost cycle the water from the melted ice is supposed to go out a drainline to a pan inthe back.most likely the drain has plugged up and needs cleaning.remoe shelving andtake back panel off drain hole is located below coils,be carefull of coils ,delicate

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Amana model SXD25QA3W. Not cooling. Compressor runs.

Low on refrigerant which is R 12. EPA has stopped the manufacture of it and it is priced out of sight.
You have a leak and will need it fixed. Compressor is about $300-400 list. You don't want to go there.
Good luck but likely 15-17 years old....... New one ???

Posted on Feb 21, 2011

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The machine needs to be shut off, and the food moved.
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