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GE Refrigerator Model GSS20IEDPD

Side by side, freezer fan is running but the top shelves in fridge are warmer than normal. Do not hear fan running in fridge. Bottom section of fridge is fine

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Re: GE Refrigerator Model GSS20IEDPD

Check the back panel inside the freezer section near the lower shelf (not the bottom bim) for frost

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I have a GE Profile model # TPX2451YEBS side by side fridge. Both sides are not cold on upper part. The food in fridge on top 2 shelves and door shelves is just cool. The frozen food in door...

Sorry to hear about your problem.

Sounds like you have a defrost issue. Hence your unit is not defrosting. All of this apply's if your freezer side has ice . If not. you have other issues, this does sound funny, but this is why your refrigerator side is warm, or not cooling.

Here is a list of some things that can go wrong.
1. Defective heat coil
2. Defective defrost timer
3. Defective defrost sensor
4. Defective Fan
5. Defective compartment inlet damper (on some models)

You should call a service company to resolve your issue.

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My fridge is cold on the bottom shelves but hot on the top shelve and freezer is not cold enough to freeze

ge has had alot of problems with the computer boards but this sounds like the evap fan isn't working,i need you to answer a few questions for me,first when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?also from the bottom up remove the second draw or food bin and put your hand on the back wall inside the freezer and tell me if there's like snow or frost on the wall,if so you have a defrost problem,one more thing check the model number,you'll find it in the fridge side,up on the right hand wall near the ceiling

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The freezer side does not freeze on the top shelf. The refrigerator freezes everything in the bottom but reads 47 degrees and doesn't cool the top shelves. The fan under the fridge runs fine.

Behind the back wall of the freezer about halfway down, probably behind the light bulb (if there is one there) there is a fan. My guess is that the fan isn't working, or is slow. To test, open the freezer door, then hold the door switch closed and listen for the fan.

This fan should be blowing air up the back of the freezer, and send some of the cold air through a vent at the top of the freezer into the fridge. The air then descends through the fridge and reenters the freezer through a vent at the bottom. If the fan is broken, or if the upper vent is somehow blocked or broken, the cold air will enter (rather than exit) the fridge side at the bottom vent. Because cold air tends to descend and warm air rises, the cold air will freeze the stuff at the bottom of the fridge, and the thermostat (at the top of the fridge) will say it is warm.

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When the compressor is running, both the fan inside the freezer and the fan down by the compressor should be running. If OK, look for frost on the back wall of the freezer, indicating a probable defrost heater failure. If yes, remove back metal cover in freezer, defrost with hair blower, replace defrost heater (the thing at the bottom of the freezer coils with two wires going to it)
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You should hear a fan running inside the freezer. It also blows cold air into the refrigerator side.

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