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My ge profile fridge won't stay cold. the fridge is at 45 deg.

The freezer is holding 7 deg. A week ago it started making a loud buzzing/running noise. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and the noise quit but it's not staying cool. Any suggestions?

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First things first - pull the fridge/freezer out from the wall, and look at the bottom.  You should see a metal coil somewhere - it probably needs to be cleaned.  Next, somewhere around the compressor (the big bulky thing in the bottom of the freezer) should be a fan blowing on the coil - make sure it is running.  That MIGHT have been the buzzing noise you describe - dirt on the fan blades or the fan hitting something.  Additionally, you can check the fan on the inside of the freezer - if it is stuck and/or not working, the air won't circulate properly, and you'll get pockets of different temperatures in your freezer.
Best of luck!

Posted on May 26, 2009

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