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Refrig cooling Unit loosing cooling in freezer and most likely main compartment too. No iceing up, coils were dirty, cleaned them. It does cool correctly for a while then stops blowing cold air before everything is frozen. Compressor seems to be ok. I think is may be a temp sensor. Old unit, maybe 15 years old, used in the garage for extra storage. Unless it's a cheap part I don't see the use in repairing it. Your thoughts?

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  • mdiol Nov 07, 2007

    I have thebottom freezer GE monogram ZICS360NRLH . It is not cooling top or bottom completely. There is a plastic smell and the condensor motor is pretty hot.



    Appliane repair person inspected it for $100 and cleaned thecondesor. No improvement.



    I noticed that the freezer has froated coils at the bottom even though the temp is 38 degrees.

  • brianafay Aug 23, 2008

    GE Adora- less than 1 year old. The freezer compartment is only making 2 trays of ice a day. Things are freezing, but not a hard freeze. I need to see if we still have a warranty on this????



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Suggest turn off, defrost overnight with the doors open restart following day should work within 24hrs, if not possible refrigerant gas leaked out and probably not worth re-gassing at that age of unit. Regards Advisor

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Check make sure all the fans are blowing one in freezer, one by compressor... should all be running when frig. is running

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