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My freezer door was left open for several days while I was out of town

I came home after five days to find the freezer door open and the fridge temp at 79 and freezer temp at 38. I read something on line about unplugging the appliance for 24 hours to allow the coils to defrost. Will this help me? Or should I do something else?

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YES, unplug it and open the doors, let it completely defrost (inside and out) store all your food in coolers or through it out. Then when you plug it in all SHOULD be okay again.

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If you are sure the fan in the freezer is running and you don't feel any air flow out of the top middle vent inside the fridge section, then the damper motor must be bad. The damper motor is behind that vent cover inside the fridge section.

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Air must circulate in the freezer when working properly. I am guessing the recirculating vent in the freezer may be blocked which would not bring warmer air back to the coil to be cooled. As for the door, I theorize there may be too much negative pressure which pulls the door in while you were pulling out ... don't have solution yet.

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Check to see if there is any ice built up on the back wall of the freezer. If so thaw the ice and take the back wall out of the freezer. next check to see if the fan is running in the freezer (evaporator fan) This fan is what circulates the air from the freezer to the fridge. If it does run then you have a defrost problem (if ice is on the coils and back wall). Then replace defrost timer, heater, and thermostat.

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the partial frost pattern is an indication of low refrigerant, restriction or bad compressor. if the unit is under 5 years old this repair will probably be under warranty thru GE. if out of warranty then you are looking in most cases between 200-500 dollars for repair. good luck Thanx peyton

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SOURCE: Fridge worked perfect for 3yrs, one day i took

you may have a big problem not sopose have the door open so long better you call service

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