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GE refrigerator model GTS18DC. Freezer is as cold as it should be. The refrigerator isn't getting cold. What could this be? Thanks!

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I would suggest using a hair dryer instead of chipping ice out of the way. You can damage the tubing way to easy and then you have big problems. It sounds like you are having a defrost issue and that could be your defrost timer, the defrost heating element, or the defrost thermostat. The heating element is usually the easiest part to check and all you need to check it is a meter that you can do a continuity check. Some of the newer refrigerators have the defrost timer on a circuit board now and you can only correct that possible problem by replacing the board. The thermostat can only be properly checked for continuity while it is below freezing temperature and then warm it up to see if you loose continuity. Hope this helps!

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Freezer blows cold air to fridge, sometimes freezer freezes at back and blocks holes for outlet to fridge, defrost and restart, or take back panel off freezer and chip clear

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SOURCE: GE Model TFX25KRCGWW there is frost in the freezer

Just went throught he same thing. The evaporator coils ( the ones in the freezer section) have defrost heaters that cycle occasionally to keep them frost free and they are not working. It could be the defrost thermostat, defrost timer, or the heater elements. The timer is the first thing to check followed by the thermostat and then the heater elements. Advice, help, and parts are available along with detailed diagrams of the refrigerators at several web sites:
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator does not get cold - GE side by side

In my GE side-by-side refrigerator (model number GSS20IEMDWW), there is a motor-controlled flapper door between the freezer and fresh food side. Cold air from the freezer side cools the fresh food side when that flapper door is open.

It is located at the top of the fresh food side on the dividing wall between the fresh food side and the freezer. If this is blocked with something (large left-over container, soft drink bottles, etc), it _may_ be enough to prevent sufficient cooling of the fresh food side.

Of course, there may be a more serious problem with the flapper door mechanism or the control unit that signals the flapper door to open/close.

The vegetable and deli drawers may have a small opening (manually controlled with a wheel or a slider of some sort) that connects those drawers to the freezer side, thus explaining how those areas are still functioning as expected.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Sir, To solve this problem, you must open the compressor area at the back bottom of the refrigerator and chek the temperature of the pressure line. If the temperature is between 55celcius to 60 than its ok. Or else you need to change the refrigerant. I suggest you to contact the service authority.

Thanks for contacting Fixya.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: GE fridge/freezer on but no cold air

The main board on the back of the unit has gone bad or in lockout. Try unplugging unit for about 30 seconds. Then plug it back in. If it doesn't start the board is bad. wr55x10942 at about 169.00. Hope this helps. Very common GE problem

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: refrigerator and freezer not getting cold side by side

Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip 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...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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Posted on May 25, 2010

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