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Freezer very cold fridge warm.

I've got a GE Side by Side, I removed the defrost heaters to order new ones, and plugged the unit back in (yes I expect the freezer to frost up) the freezer quickly got cold but the fridge is still very warm (after two days running) how does the fridge circulate the air like the freezers fan does? everything worked fine before the defrost unit started shorting out. I connot see the the defrost heaters helping to make the fridge cold.

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  • jeffbrenning May 25, 2009

    Fan is running great, I tried plugging it in so it pushes into the freezer or pulls air out of the freezer but neither effects the fridge. (I don't know which way it is supposed to go)

  • jeffbrenning May 25, 2009

    But the fan only moves the air around the Freezer, I can see the opening at the top with a door (presently open) and a hole at the bottom between the freezer and fridge but no air is really flowing between the two and the holes are not clogged. Is there a second fan to move air in the fridge?

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The freezer circulates air through the refrigerator by using a fan every 24 hours the defrost timer comes on the compressor goes off and, the machine defrosts if your mullion defrost heaters are getting hot
and, staying hot you have miss-wired your defrost timer

Posted on May 25, 2009

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    Jim Goldsmith May 25, 2009

    usually there are two fans if there is a bulkhead the fan should blow from the freezer into the refrigerator box

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Does the fan come on if not then the fan delay is bad

Posted on May 25, 2009

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    Todd Born May 25, 2009

    does it come on right away or is there a delay?

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