I have an intermittent problem with mine. The temperatures in the fridge and freezer seem to fluctuate quite a bit. (I expect this since our family of four is constantly opening/closing the doors, removing food, then over-filling it with food, etc. These past couple weeks have been worse because I've been manually adjusting the temperatures wildly up and down in an attempt to compensate.) ANYWAY, I've discovered a few months back that the screw-in WATER FILTER FREEZES, preventing water flow. For some reason, the ice maker usually works while the water dispenser doesn't. (Does the ice maker get water from a different line than the drinking water dispenser?!) This past couple weeks, however, it's refused to do either. I've partially solved it by thawing the water filter in a bowl of hot water, and I once again have drinking water through the dispenser. The ICE MAKER, however, doesn't seem to want to start up again (which is the exact opposite problem from the previous problem). There are no unusual lights on the water/cube-ice/crushed-ice display to indicate a problem... The water filter is reasonably new. (Come to think of it, maybe it's time for a new one.) I'm going to check the air flow fans and make sure I haven't blocked them with food or anything. ANY INPUT? This fridge is roughly a 2000 model GE Profile Arctica.
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Re: FROZEN WATER FILTER - UNRELIABLE TEMPERATURES
About the dual water control valve the side that feeds the ice maker could be defective. Fill the ice maker with tap water and let freeze. If it dumps and does not refill the water control valve will need replaced. Here is a link to the water control valve.
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The settings are "relative". Someone with this fridge in Montana may need to run the same fridge with different settings than someone in Texas to get the same temperatures.
Many manufacturers recommend that the fresh food compartment should be 34 degrees F, and the freezer -10 to 0 degrees F. To set this properly, place a thermometer in the freezer (that can display temperatures as low as the desired temperature). Adjust the thermometer for the correct freezer temperature before going on to the fridge. A fully stocked freezer could take 12 hours or more for temperatures to stabilize after making changes to the thermostat. Once the -10 to 0 degree temperature has been achieved, set the fresh food compartment temperature.
Place a thermometer (that can display below freezing) in a 6 (or so) oz flexible plastic cup of water and place on a shelf in the fridge. A glass of water could break if the temperature gets below 32 degrees if the water turns to ice. The water acts as a buffer to rapidly changing temperatures when the door is opened to read the thermometer. If the fridge is "full", allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making changes.
If the fridge and freezer are empty, changes may be seen in just a few hours or less. Otherwise, wait the 12 / 24 hours for the freezer / fridge compartments.
The factory presets your temperatures to the MID / MID setting of 0? for the freezer and 37? for the refrigerator. Refrigerator adjustment range is -15? to +15? in the freezer and 33? to 47? in the refrigerator. Depending on ambient temperatures the temperatures will be + or - 6? the set point. Whenever you make a temperature adjustment, you need to wait 24 hours to notice any temperature difference.
To adjust your temperatures: Adjust controls according to your Use and Care guide. Start out by making sure your settings are at the factory setting of MID / MID. Make only one adjustment: Adjust one control and wait 24 hours before making another adjustment.
To measure temperatures: If you try to measure temperatures, it is important to follow these directions: Fresh Food Section: Put thermometer in a glass of water. Check the temperature during the first door opening after a long (8+hours) non-usage period (such as overnight or when you arrive home from work). Frozen Food Section: Put thermometer between two bags of vegetables. Check the temperature during the first door opening after a long (8+hours) non-usage period (such as overnight or when you arrive home from work). For more information it may be helpful to look at http://www.whirlpool.com/ or contact your local whirlpool support number
Hi, I'm Mark. Check the position of the two controls at the top of the unit inside the fresh food compartment. SET BOTH controls to the 12 o'clock position. Wait about a hour, then check temperatures. Then wait another hour and check temperatures again. Record the values on a piece of paper. When you do check fridge temperatures, do so quickly as the compartments become warm just a few seconds after the doors are opened. Please let me know what happens to the fresh food readings. Thanks, Best Regards, Mark
not a whole lot of info to go on, so you'll have to check: your water filter if you have one; check the pressure of the water going into the fridge, you will h ave to disconnect to check; check the fill tube going into the icemaker, is it frozen/ if so, your solenoid is bad; does the icemaker cycle on its own?; are your temperatures good? if your freezer is above 15° F the icemaker wont cycle.
The water dispenser on my GE profile fridge stopped working for a couple days. The refrigerator and freezer temperatures have fluctuated over the past several months causing fridge items to periodically freeze and freezer items to periodically thaw. GE tech came today identified a bad circuit board, which he replaced for a cool $300. Ouch. Fridge is only three years old. Oh yeah, the icemaker also has a broken tab which causes it to jam every couple weeks. We have GE Profile appliances throughout our kitchen and they all work great except for the fridge :-( I hope GE engineers read this post. If so, get to work! LOL
...try taking the fridge to Thredbo or some other location that gets subzero temperatures and then leaving the door open 'til the interior cools down. Canberra this time of year could work. You could also try just filling it with some frozen water. Most service stations have it in plentiful supply. Best solution for a non-hottness deficiency.
Adjust the temperature control for the freezer to a normal setting. Fast freeze is only for when new products are put in that need to be frozen. This locks the system into a continuous run mode and could be responsible for the freezing condition in the refrigerator section. Check the temperatures with a thermometer as the sensor for the freezer temperature could be bad causing the light to come on.
Yes it is very possible that exactly what you are describing can be happening. Also try a thermometer frozen in a cup of water to get more accurate temps. Also 33 in the fridge is very normal for the cold control set on max and the heater installed. Let me know the temps in the frz with the thermometer sensing product temp not air temp which fluctuates often.