I have the same problem as most. I have a GE GSS201EPA. My problem started with a power outage. Everything worked fine for about 24 hours. There are no indication of shorting out, but frig is warm and freezer won't freeze ice. I have ice in bottom of frig and frost built up in back of freezer. HELP!!! This was the third outage in two months. I'm tired of buying food I can't eat. I can't afford major repairs.
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Re: I have the same problem as most. I have a GE
Its sound like your defrost timer is not working a fridge should defrost every 8 hours replace your defrost timer leave your door open to defrost all the ice buld up the timer shoul be located in the back lower where the compressor is located it about 3 sqare inch normally black with a small motor on or some are white in coulours thanks from gilles
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The simplest technically is to disconnect power and let the ice maker thaw out completely - I'm guessing ice froze around the drive so it can't start turning, or water got into the bearings and literally froze them up.
If that doesn't work, you might have to clean out or replace the bearings.
First check there is power to the unit and the trips and fuses are all OK
If so then unplug the unit for around 24 hours, then switch on and listen, you should hear the compressor start up ( a low buzzing sound), however if then you hear a click and it goes quiet the compressor is probably faulty. This happens often after a power outage which can produce a voltage surge.
Simply press the top left (Engery Saver) and top right (Alarm) buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds--it will beep and reset the panel! I was told by both GE and a local repair service that I had to replace the entire control panel...what a RACKET!! GE needs to start telling people this trick when they call in with this error...it will come up every time there is a power outage.
If you had a clicking noise about once a minute for 3 to 5 times, then unit worked fine, you have no problem, it was just letting the pressure equalize in the system before the compressor could restart. (this happens if you had a very short power outage).
If you are getting many clicks and compressor is not starting, you will have to replace the motherboard.
It is unlikely that a power outage by itself will cause your problem. Recheck hour refrigerator thermostat. It should regulate to 38-42 degrees F. You can take an outdoor thermometer and put it into the fridge compartment, leave it for an hour or two and check. Adjust as necessary. If that doesn't fix it, we can proceed further.