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I HAVE A GE MODEL GDL20KCSABS THAT A TECHNITIAN SAID IS RUNNING VERY HOT. tHE FAN IS NOT RUNNING IN FROINT OF THE COMPRESSOR SO WOULDN'T THAT COLL THE COMPRESSOR?

I NEED A SECOND OPINION. A repair tech look at my unit and said the compressor was running very hot..approx. 150 degree. I removed the back and noticed the fan in front of the compressor was not running even when the unit was turned to max cooling...do I have a bad fan or do I need to junk the unit because the compressor is going out as the tech suggested?

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SOURCE: GE refrigerator not cooling

on most refrigeration, the refrigerant goes to the freezer first and the tail end to the fridge. it is probable that the compressor is failing. compressors are quite hotg when running but not too hot to touch. if the compressor is too hot that also indicates failure. doubt it is worth repair

Posted on May 19, 2007

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SOURCE: refrigerator doesnt get cold enough

If you remove the back panel on the inside of the cabinet then you would be able to check the evaporator coil (cold bit) and see if it is frozen up. If it is then defrost the system and see if you have any improvement. All the things you have pointed out over the compressor is normal, they do run incredibly hot. If you have got the freezer on a very cold setting I would suggest bringing both setpoints to a mid range setting. Check the temp in the fridge by measuring liquid temp as air temp is prone to fluctuate more. If you still have a concern I would suggest contacting a fridge guy to assist you. Hope this is of some if not limited help.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer and Fridge side not cooling

Sounds like your Defrost heater is burned up. It is located in the back of the freezer compartment behind the lower cover. Look at the base of the condensor. Two screws hold the heater and two wire connectors. The heater is in a glass tube. Measure continuity from one end to the other, you should see a few ohms. if it is open, your heater is definitely burned. I got a good deal on a replacement heater on Ebay. I think it was $17 including shipping. The heater being bad will cause major frost buildup in the back of the freezer and stop the Ice maker from working and damage food. Be sure to thorougly dry the freezer compartment prior to putting it back in operation. If too much moisture is present, the new heater will evaporate the moisture into the Ice dispensoer motor and solenoid that swtiches from crushed to solid ice. Hope this helps. it has nothing to do with your problem, but please Check out my website www.playstationclinic.com

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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SOURCE: REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT STAY COLD

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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SOURCE: ge model gsh25jfrfww not cooling just clicking

Replace the main board on the back i got the part for $130 at a wholesale parts store

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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