Question about GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Our 4 year old GE side by side frig suddenly warmed to 64 degrees. Freezer stopped freezing and is at 43. Motor is running.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Really need to know what motor(s) are running (compressor, evap fan inside freezer compartment, condenser fan under fridge)?? Of course, check your temperature (thermostat) settings. Side-by-sides usually have 2 of them. They should be labled for refridgerator and freezer. The freezer control usually only opens a baffle from the freezer compartment to the refridge compartment. The refrigerator temp control is the one that controls the compressor on-off cycles and the temp of refrig compartment (this keeps the refrig compartment from freezing the milk and cokes) If the freezer control/baffle is set too far open, this will cause the refrig temp control to shut off too soon for the freezer temp to get low enough. These controls can get bumped out of the correct setting accidently from time to time.
To check the following, the fridge has to be running, or in a condition where it "should be" running: If compressor is running (condenser fan should be too), check if evaporator fan (inside freezer) is running. Open (freezer) door and hold door light switch in when you check evaporator fan operation (some fans stop when door is open) If it is not running you may have a bad evaporator fan motor. It could also be a bad defrost timer, causing the evaporator (also inside back of freezer) to ice-up. This blocks the air flow over evap. Also, there is a defrost terminator switch on the evaporator coil that stops the defrost cycle when coil is clear of ice/frost (but timer hasn't ended defrost cycle). If it is defective, that could also keep the fridge from going into the defrost cycle, or taking it out too soon. If it is the timer, change the defrost terminator as well. Depending on how handy you are, you may be able to check/change any of these parts yourself. If you don't know much about elecrical stuff, you should leave it to a repair tech. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

GE Profile Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Freezer Warms Up - Motor Gets Loud - Eventually Cools Back Down


Sounds like your thermostat is faulty this should be covered by a warranty This problem eats electricity so will need attention asap

Oct 29, 2012 | GE Profile PSHS6MGZSS Side by Side...

1 Answer

Our Jenn Air Pro model 48" side by side with ice maker is running warm. I have cleaned the condensing unit coils faithfully every two - three months. freezer runs 19 - 28 degrees frig runs 38- 43...


I just did a service call on a Jenn air side by side that had similar symptoms, It was about 9 years old. after checking to see if the evaporator coil was iced(defrost problem) and it wasn't . I had to conclude that the compressor was losing capacity(reed valves leaking). The unit I was working on had an embraco compressor made in Brazil. You could have it checked by a tech to be sure. I assume the unit is running most of the time if its cycling off then you mat just have a thermostat malfunctioning

Jun 24, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

All of a sudden my GE Profile Artica's freezer is at 25 degrees and the fridge side is at 43 degrees. I've forgotten how to "set" the temperatures but I'm afraid that's not the problem. Any ideas?


I would clean the condenser coil. This coil is located under or in back of the frig. When they get dirty the frig can't pull down the temp.
It's a common problem.
I hope this helps.

Aug 23, 2010 | GE Profile Arctica 25.4 Cubic Feet...

1 Answer

Evap fan stops running/low cooling, Unplug Frig Evap fan runs


Is there anything obstructing the fan area, ice build up ? It is normal for your freezer to get warm if evap fan is not working, it is essential for it to work :) A defrost cycle should kick on a timer or as needed (adaptive) and there should not be excessive frost buildup that it blocks your evap fan. I would have suggested you unplug your refrigerator for about 10 minutes and see if that resets your control board - if not, then you will need service - either replacing motor assembly or a faulty control board.

Aug 22, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

GE Monogram will not accept freezer/fridge


Turns out the problem was because we didn't shut the freezer door tightly. The temperature re4set itself in about three hours. All OK and no expense :-)

Jun 05, 2009 | GE Monogram® ZISS420DMSS Side by Side...

1 Answer

Bottom of frig freezes, top is 60 degrees


Check your door fit. The gasket should be tight all the way around, you can push the door back into shape.

Apr 18, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Refrigerator and freezer are both warm


sounds like the thermostat is faulty.

Feb 12, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer isn't freezing all of a sudden but frig. side is still cold


There is a cheap repair manual for this model listed on eBay. The item number is 200262539606.

Premmy

Oct 14, 2008 | GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Fridge and freezer warm at top, colder but not normal on lower shelves


How old is this frig? If it is older that 12-15 years, get a new one. Make sure there is not blockage to keep the air from circulating properly. The vent from the freezer to the cooler should also be free from blockage as well.

Aug 24, 2008 | GE GSS25JFPCC / GSS25JFPWW Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

370 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2333 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

16199 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...