Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
I just purchased a used refrigerator (GE side-by-side). It has been plugged in for 3 days now, and the refrigerator is around 65 degrees and the freezer is down to 40 degrees. It was unplugged and sat in a garage for a few weeks. I had to throw out all my food because it all defrosted. Does anyone have any ideas? I don't want to put a lot of money into it since it is 8 years old.
Two questions need to be answered. 1) When you moved it, did you tilt it over or lay it down? I did that to a frig. I had and it wouldn't get cold after that. I fixed it by unplugging it and letting it sit for a couple of days. It worked fine after that. I'm just a consumer (not an appliance mechanic) but what I was told that when tilted lubricant flows where it shouldn't be. Then when turned on again it gets pumped everywhere. Unplugging it and waiting a few days lets it settle back to the bottom. 2) If your frig. is now in the garage and there is no climate control (the garage is hot) the frig. won't work as well.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
Make sure the condenser coils are clean and the condenser fan is running (the fan is at the back of the machine at the bottom, behind the panel). Could be that while it was being moved around, something got in the way of the blades.
There is also a fan inside the freezer, that you should check. Open the door and close the door switch and listen for a fan. Feel over the vent in the back for air flow. If this fan stops circulating air, the interior coils freeze over, and all the cold air descends to the floor of the freezer.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
Is the fan on the condenser coils spinning? (back side of unit behind the bottom access panel.)
If it is not, the heat extracted from the fresh food/freezer compartments is not being sufficiently dissipated.
As a short-term fix, you can aim a box fan (a regular ol' room/window fan) at the condenser coils.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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