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Internal temp of fridge and freezer are different from bottom top

I picked up a used GE side by side fridge (Aproximatley 1993), after a major cleaning I plugged it in and let it run for a day. Now in the freezer the temp at the bottom is 5 degrees and froze a bottle of water, the temp at the top of the freezer is 60 and the bottle of water at the top is reading 55 degrees. The fridge is 32 at the bottom and 70 at the top, I measured this by both aiming a lazer themometer at the sides as well as using bottles of water placed at different levels. The setting for the freezer is at 9 and the fridge I just upped from 5 to 7.

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  • rjbeg123 May 11, 2010

    There should be a freezer circulation fan running. You should hear it when you first open the door. If not you'll need to track down and see if perhaps it got wet and shorted out, or it got to hot and warped. and is catching on something and not working. In any case that's what circulates air in the freezer and pushes air into the fridge as well. Since hot air rises you need a fan to circulate the air.

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Hi, Is the evaporator fan motor running in the freezer? Was the fridge setting any length of time unplugged before you got it?

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