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Temperature issues in GE Profile Refrigerator Freezer, what to do?

Freezer = 19 degrees Refrigerator= 45 degrees. There is a constant motor running sound coming from the refrigerator. It stops when you open the door. We've played around with all the controls and nothing resolves the issue. Can't get ice except once a day. Then the ice melts and refreezes due to the inconsistency in the freezer settings.

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Sounds like an inefficient compressor or possible overload/relay issue

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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check your drain line and check defrost system, defrost thermostat, heater, and timer

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SOURCE: refrigerator not cold enough

Hi Tin Man!
You may have identified the problem with the frosted over freezer coils... are they to the point of being ice encased? In addition to cooling the freezer, this is also the primary source for the refriferator cold air... I would try defrosting the unit again, with it disconnected from power, try and go longer this time, with the doors open.
When you power back up, reset both temp settings to mid-range (5) and let it run at least 8-12 hours to stabilize... try to avoid opening the doors too much while it cools down, and see how it does.
If it still doesn't cool down sufficiently, you may have damaged air control port flaps, not allowing the cold air introduction into the fridge compartment.
This could also be a control/sensor issue, i.e.: the setting knob is malfunctioning, or the temp sensor might be bad, as could the electronic controller.... in other words the info source and control system that directs how the flaps are opened and closed might be at fault.
Refrigerators have become much more sophisticated since the advent of the microchip, but the basics still apply... just try and use the process of elimination to isolate the problem.

Hope this helps and good luck!
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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer not freezing

Because it stopped cooling so fast, over night, I would make sure the compressor is running and the condenser fan motor that sits next to it.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator does not get cold enough 50 degrees.

HI,

if the compressor is running your ref. should be getting cold. Their is a defrost timer but when it is in defrost the compressor shuts off. I think you do have a leak.
any further question let me know.

thanks.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice Maker stopped making ice - water dispenser is fine.

I have had the same problem with different problems each time. The first time the stop lever came loose on one end. This resulted in the ice maker remaining in the off position but looked like iWhen I removed that it worked again. Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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