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Bottom of frig freezes, top is 60 degrees

I have a GE side by side. The freezer just had a fan replaced because it wasn't freezing. Now the lower part of the frig side freezes and the upper part of the frig side is warm

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  • rjnbiker Apr 20, 2009

    top ias warm frost on back not cold enough

  • itsmejujufay Apr 26, 2009

    get cold but not cold enough to freez ice

    and also gets frost on the back wall of the freezer

  • bishopstudio Apr 29, 2009

    Thank you for the suggestion. The gaskets are fine and the door shuts nicely. The repair guy also felt that the "door" as he called it that is between the freezer and frig seemed to be working.

  • kulig44 May 01, 2009

    top of the freezer is warm and bottom is very cold.Today I replace the evaporator and the freezer motor is not warking,fan is not moving cold air up.

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Check your door fit. The gasket should be tight all the way around, you can push the door back into shape.

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