Question about GE Refrigerators
42'' side by side 10 year old ge monogram built in (no door ice/water dispenser) hot to touch between doors and in unit above. Fridge and freeezer compartments still cool.
This is typical for frost-free refridgerators/freezers. In order to keep ice from buiding up on the interior walls of the freezer section, the manufacturer installs electric defrosting elements and extra "warming" elements in the outer edges of the cabinet, normally around the door openings to help mitigate any frost/ice build up and surface condensation that typically occurs on the exterior surfaces as the doors are opened and closed frequently.
These edge warmers stay very warm to keep ice and condensation from accumulating and will become VERY very warm (hot) when the fridge/freezer is in the once a day defrost cycle.
Unless you have an energy saver switch (GE trademark) inside the fridge section, which you can turn off, there is no way to disable these added elements. If you find that you're getting ice building up in the freezer, you'll need to turn off the energy saver switch to resolve that issue.
Energy Saver switch "ON" means these elements are off, while having the ES switch "OFF" means those heaters are running all the time and costing you more in energy consumption
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 05, 2015 | GE Monogram ZISS480DRSS Stainless Steel
Nov 24, 2012 | GE Monogram ZISS420NRSS 42" Built-In...
Oct 04, 2010 | GE Monogram ZISS420NRSS 42" Built-In...
Apr 13, 2010 | GE Monogram ZISS420NRSS 42" Built-In...
Dec 03, 2009 | GE Monogram ZISx420DR 42-inch Side by Side...
Jun 10, 2017 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...
Nov 28, 2008 | GE Monogram ZISS420NRSS 42" Built-In...
Jul 09, 2008 | GE Monogram ZISS420NRSS 42" Built-In...
Jun 23, 2008 | GE Monogram ZISS420NRSS 42" Built-In...
May 24, 2018 | GE Refrigerators
May 22, 2018 | GE Refrigerators
575 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: