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Re: GE clean steel side by side not freezing ice. See
Unplug the fridge and pull away from wall. There is a panel on back that has a control board. Look on both sides for burn marks or loose welds. Also remove bottom paper panel on back and lets see if compressor is running. Let me know what you find, Sea Breeze
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Make sure the condenser is clean and clear, and all fans are working as they should. Also check the freezer section for signs of ice build up. A good defrost and a cleanup usually does the trick!
If it's in direct sunlight, try to limit the heat with a blind.
First off make sure the water in door still works. If it does not work suspect the door / light switch.
Next make sure the freezer temp is below 16 Deg F. The ice maker has a thermostat that starts the ice harvest / fill cycle and if the freezer is warming up because of automatic defrosting problems (Ice build up on the evaporator coils) the ice maker will never cycle. If you note an ice build up in the back of the freezer compartment or poor air flow from the evaporator fan you have an automaticdefrosting problem. If the fan is not running at full speed the bearings or windings on the evaporator fan are failing and there is not enough air flow to get the freezer to @ or Below 16 F.
Check to make sure the evaporator fan in the freezer and the condenser fan in the rear bottom of the unit are running un-obstructed. (clean as necessary.... but if the front of the cabinet is hot to the touch then the condenser coils my be clogged with lint or... the condenser fan is not running full speed.
The ice maker may be cycling but it may not be filling with water. If it is cycling but your not getting any water.... at all the prime suspect is the solenoid on the inlet water valve. The water valve is not repairable.
Make sure that the rubber fill tube on the back of ice maker is not blocked with ice... squeeze the end of the tube. If it is frozen with ice... the inlet water valve is bypassing water off cycle and causing the tube to freeze up. The only remedy for this is to replace the inlet water valve.
Sounds like Ice is building up and the fan blads are clicking on them. May not be something you can easally fix. Check the defrost system is working so the ice isn't building up and if that is working then you may need a control board that controls the defrost. Also when the fan isn't noisy ...make sure its actually running.. Could be a bad fan motor.
Check for frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. This is a sure sign of a defrost problem. Is the fan running? Check the defrost heater for continuity. If you have continuity at the heater, there is a very good chance the main circuit on the back of the fridge needs to be replaced.
I have a GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side refrigerator that makes plenty of ice but will not dipense when the lever is pushed. The dispenser makes not sound when engaged. What do you think the problem is.
There is a pipe that runs up the back of the appliance and feeds the ice maker , if this freezes inside then it canpush the fitting off the back of the appliance and cause water to go everywhere. Usual problem is a leaky watervalve causeing water to drip into the pipe which freezes and builds up until it is totally blocked.
chances are you have a defrost problem check the back of the freezer for ice build up if so here is your problem defrost system if not push in freezer door switch and see if you hear a fan running do this any ways if fan dont run the coils will freeze up also to defrost the easy way unplug unit until ice melts this wont cure the problem but will let it run 2-3 more day until you fix it