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Refrigerator wont get cold?

I have changed the thermostat on the refrigerator side all the way to coldest: but it wont get cold. The strange things is that the Freezer works fine, it gets to normal temperatures and make ice without any problems.

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Make sure that the air flow from the fan in the freezer is getting to the fridge side. Sometimes even too many items around the vent will restrict air flow.

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Have a GE Refrigerator Model GTS22JBP or GTL22JBP freezer works but frig wont stay cold


check the cold control thermostat with a meter for both OHMS and volts ( VOLTS is a live test with fridge plugged in so be careful) It must show 110 volts. An open or thermostat that reads infinity will not allow the proper cooling and defrosting cycles to operate and may in fact stop anything from happening as if there is no power to the unit? CHECK

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ALSO CHECK THE AIR FLOW VENT SYSTEM At times it can get stuck to far closed or open. Some units feature a digital electric adjusting vent system while others are manually set. Check for any ice build up or other obstruction in the vent damper, see if u can manually open or close it. Some times when u have the settings set to the highest it closes off one area while allowing to much cold air flow to the other area!



FAN check to see if it is operating or restricted A fan that is not blowing or restricted will not circulate the cold air properly.

Often, the first thing that folks do when their refrigerator starts to feel warm is turn both controls on the coldest settings.This is exactly the WRONG thing to do.Turning the cold control to the coldest settingwillkeep the compressor running longer and make lots of cold air.

But turning the air door to the coldest settingclosesthe airway to the food section. Lots of cold air is made, but most of it stays in the freezer section, and the food section actually getswarmer.


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Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.

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Neither refrigerator or freeer is very cold despite moving controls to coldest setting. Notice some frosting on inside of freeer on back part way down.


The defrost system has failed. Most likely a bad heater and thermostat behind the freezer wall panel.
Both controls should be set to the mid-range.
If the heater and thermostat are good then the main control board is bad.

Jul 25, 2011 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

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The fridge is not cold and the freezer is not freezing. Already changed the temp to coldest.


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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.



If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Dec 21, 2010 | GE GSS25SGMBS Side by Side Refrigerator

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Refrigerator is not getting cold enough?


Hi, Please check setting of thermostat. If it is set for middle position , set it a little corder. If your thermostat has bet set for coldest, the most probably cause it your refrigerant is insufficient and need to top up.

Dec 05, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Freezer Freezes Refrigerator Barely gets cold


Hello there:
Here is a few things to check to make sure the referigerator is working properly.
The first thing to check is the overall internal refrigerator temperature (see the Appliance Accessories section for a refrigerator/freezer thermometer). The proper temperature should be between 35 and 42 degrees. Here are some things to try: If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly. If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf. If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan. The refrigerator never cycles off The thermostat cycles the refrigerator on and off. The refrigerator normally runs as long as the temperature inside the refrigerator is higher than the set temperature. If the temperature inside the refrigerator is cold enough and the thermostat still does not cycle off, the thermostat may be defective. If so, you need to replace it, because it cannot be repaired. If the thermostat is not defective, you may have a problem with the sealed (refrigerant) system,

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We have a side by side kenmore refrigerator about 13 years old.A few days ago I went into the freezer and the ice cubes were water.Turned up the thermostat to coldest,heard fridge come on,things got cold...


sounds like the problem is the cold control . I would clean the coils under neath and make sure the fans 's are both going . and then replace the cold control .. this will probably correct the problem .. ****

Jan 04, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Refrigerator side doesn't keep things cold, just cool, despite having it on the coldest setting and the cold vent open between the freezer. The freezer is working fine.


Look on the back wall of the freezer for a ice buildup. If there is ice you have a defrost problem. The defrost timer is in the fresh food section inside the control panel.The defrost heater and defrost thermostat are behind the freezer back panel inside the freezer.
Also check the freezer fan. If there is no ice buildup in the freezer the freezer fan motor could be bad.

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Refrigerator compartment not cooling properly.


Yes The circulating fan behind the rear freezer wall is waring out. The fan with labor and material cost is around $300.00.

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Not cold


you have checked the thermostat number, you have turned it up so it is the coldest? If so then it is more than likely a thermostat problem

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