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Deep freezer gets cold and then it starts defrosting and then freezes again what could be causing this issue it is only a year old. GE model FCM7SUBWW

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Sounds like the thermostat ids giong bad

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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SOURCE: Kenmore / GE side by side defrost drain keeps freezing up

Check under the base, the tube must be clear to the water tray, often there is a rubber flow restrictor, this either perishes or blockes, either way remove it, defrost over night and then turn back on, should then work ok within 24hrs. Regards Adbvisor

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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SOURCE: freezer is cold but not freezing

Look for frost on back wall of freezer on bottom half. If present it's not defrosting. Number 1 culprit is a defrost heater gone bad. You will have to remove lower cover in rear of freezer section to expose coils. Unplug unit pror to doing this. The defrost heater is at bottom of these coils. It has wires to both sides of it. You will need to check continuity of heater or remove heater and take to appliance store and have them check it. If it's open replace it. Use a hair dryer to remove frost from coils to restore airflow. If heater is ok, problem could be a bad thermistor or a bad board. Let me know how you make out with heater.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Arctica Profile getting too cold, temp set to 37 actual temp is 25-35

Wow, so you dropped some money into it, eh? I would take a look at the damper door asslb(DIFFUSER). located at the very top left of your refrigerator section in back. It has a motorized door that opens and close's and it may be stuck open. More than likely it is broken and needs to be replaced. GOODLUCK!!!!

FYI: All your cold air in your refrigerator comes from your freezer!

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Electrolux Not freezing but fridge seems cold

Hello,

You may be having a freon issue. Read some more info about this here. I type the longer version on my site. There are also factory service manuals to that may be helpful.

Appliance Outlet

Thanks,
Bill

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: GE TFX20SA back wall of freezer freezing (snow

CLICK HERE for an expanded view of your freezer section.

Can you see the evaporator fan moving when it is plugged in?

Otherwise your defrost timer has failed.
#257 in THIS diagram
CLICK HERE to see the part.
CLICK HERE for testimonials about installing the defrost timer yourself.

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