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My GE Profile Fridge doesn't get cold. The top Freezer is working and seems to be always Running. Any Idea's?

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  • matt93063 Jun 18, 2009

    I did what "kpsr" did and removed the Freezer Floor and there it was... a iceberg surounding the coils cutting off the flow of the fan to the fridge. Not wanting to flood the fridge with hot water I took an old blow dryer and proceeded to thaw out the coils. It actually was easy to do. Pulling out the chunks of Ice to save time it took me about 1/2 hr.





    Now my question is why did this happen?





    Thanks!

  • matt93063 Jul 01, 2009

    Update: Defroster not working correctly. Ice formed on coils bocking airflow to fridge.

    Melt the ice and the fridge works fine.

  • matt93063 Aug 24, 2009

    The coils were getting frosted up and blocking the airflow to the fridge. I tested the defrost heater for continuity and it was good, then I checked out the timer and it too was working, the thermostat did not show continuity when it was frozen. I replaced the thermostat and it began defrosting again.
    Problem Solved :-)

    As a foot note my mother-in-law had a GE Profile Side by Side with a simular problem, Hers turned out to by the Heating Coil. It was visably broken in the glass tube. I fixed hers by replacing the Defrost heaters (2)and thermostat which were sold together and spliced her old thermostat into my fridge.
    Now that's a win-win. everyone's happy!

    FixYa is awesome for its invaluable advice and references,

    Thank You.

  • Marc White
    Marc White May 11, 2010

    your freezer is working fine, and your freezer is on the top, now let me ask you something? do you see alot of ice buildup, maybe slushy ice on the inner panel of your freezer, if so your bimetal thermastat and heater can be bad, see when these things are not working, the compressor continues to pump freon over the coils until eventually it covers the vent leading to refridgerator. Also if you have a bagged up drain which is in the inner back panel of freezer, it can overflow over the vents from freezer to refridge and clogg up. do you see ice buildup?

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Check at the back under fridge If 2 compressors then possible gas recharge to the fridge one
If 1 compressor check thermostat in fridge and/or that the temp control is not set at defrost [some do this by being pushed in like a push button on/off]

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First thing I need you to do is unplug pull away from wall and remove the cover over the compressor. Feel the top of the compressor and if too hot to hold your hand on the top leave the refrigerator unplugged until we can decide if this is the start components or another part like a fan not working all the time. I will send a manual and be available for assistance if you want, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: I have a GE Arctica

NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
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