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Fridge is cold but freezer will not stay cold

The freezer on my GE Refrigerator with freezer on the bottom won't stay cold. The fridge works OK but the freezer gets up to 21 or 22 degrees. Even if its left closed for a few days it won't get down below about 4 or 5 degrees and the first time its opened it goes right back up. The fan seem to blow OK and its clear of dust and lint behind and underneath.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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mikedurland
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SOURCE: THE FRIGDE IS TOO WARM.

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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22yooper
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SOURCE: Refrigerator warm, freezer cold

Totally Unreasonable if you don't mind me saying so. The person who told you that story was thinking of an absorption unit more than likely.

Your proble is related to the defrost system of your refrigerator. There is a timer that automatically starts the defrost. It energizes the heaters that defrost the cooling coil. After the coil reaches a preset temperature a defrost terminator turns the heater off for the remaining time on the timer cycle. You could have a bad timer (stalled) which would not start the defrost. Locate the timer and turn the clutch head screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The defrost should take place and will be indicated by water in the drain pan under the refrigerator. If after 25 minutes it does not restart in the cooling mode turn the screw once again to the second click and replace the timer.

If the refrigerator restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place your problem is in the heater circuit. Open heater or thermostat (termination switch)

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

SOURCE: Freezer is staying cold (below 0), but Fridge won't cool

Failure to stay cold

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 795.7731 Fridge warm;freezer cold - Error er dH

just called in a sears technician 150 dollar bill that was an easy fix. he says my bottom freezer kenmore fridge with warm fridge problem was due to the pathway being blocked by ice and garbage which is common with these fridges. he took off cover from the fridge bottom and poured boiling water down to the freezer. try that before you replace any parts or call in a tech.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

SOURCE: Kitchenaid KSRA22ILSS02 fridge won't get below 41 degrees

Try shut down for overnight and turn back on next day. I had same problem - cooling air duct was blocked by ice

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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