Question about GE Refrigerators
My GE GSS22WGPJ side by side freezer has recently stopped cooling sufficiently. It reaches only about 25 degrees F on the coldest setting. It has been doing this for about a week. The fridge is only pulling 1 AMP of power from the wall. The compressor is running almost continuously and hot, but the coils are only slightly warm. Only the bottom 4 freezer frosting coils are frosted (the upper 10 or so are not). I have been having an intermittent whirring noise for the past few months and heard that it was related to a energy saving problem that many of the GE fridge's have (the fridge is not currently whirring). The fridge is 3.5 years old. Any ideas? I figured it is either a refrigerant leak or something to do with the energy saving issue. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
From your description, you have a bad evaporator fan motor. The part number for a replacement motor is #5304445861.This is not a direct replacement but is more reliable.Remove everything in the freezer, take off the back panels and you will see the fan.
If there is a large frost buildup on the coils and the fan is turning you have a defrost problem. If that is the case, please call me at 334-347-0000 and I will walk you through it.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
If the problem disappears (for a while) when the freezer reaches 32F, then I know what the problem is.
The GE Profile refrigerators (and likely other models as well) often don't defrost properly, especially in humid climates. So they can develop ice buildup internally, especially if the air vents at the back of the freezer are blocked by frozen food. Once that happens, that ice can interfere with the cold air circulation booster fan that runs when the freezer temperature is too warm. Then you get a LOUD buzzing noise from the fan blades, as they bang into the ice.
The immediate "solution" is to be sure nothing blocks the air vents, and then to melt the ice that interferes with the fan. You can turn the fridge off for a while (with the food removed so it doesn't spoil), and/or get a hair dryer and heat the inside back of the freezer, until the ice melts and falls away from the fan. (Just be careful not to block the nozzle of the hair dryer, or it may burn out from overheating!)
But the ultimate solution is to buy another refrigerator, one that is NOT a GE! And that makes me sad, because GE used to make GREAT refrigerators. My last GE refrigerator is nearly 20 years old, and still works well, and it does so QUIETLY.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Check and make sure fan in frezer section works properly.you should be able to hear fan slowing down when you open freezer, or find door switch and press and hold..hope it helps you..
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: Frost forms on seal and edges of
Try Cleaning the seals and the seal surface if the seal is old and cracked it could cause the icing problem. if there is dirt on it it will not allow the door to seal properly and cause this condition, the warm air enters the unit and sucks the moisture out of the air, and since you did not mention a make or model their is nothing I can do to help. You can buy a replacement seal get back with the make and model and I will give you a web site to look for a price for the seal.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
It sounds like the fridge is not going through the defrost cylce due to a faulty defrost thermostat.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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