Question about GE 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright Freezer FUF20DPRWH

3 Answers

Freezer will not freeze

I have a 20.3 freezer ( G.E.) approx: 3 or 4 yrs old...A svc. man told me the new freon was so high it was not much difference in cost of a new one....is this true?

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Director Badge:

    Uploaded 100 video answers.

  • GE Master
  • 488 Answers

replacing leaking evaporator on GE side by side. Watch this video to understand why its so expensive to fix freon leak issues.

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 358 Answers

Before recharge the freezer they have to find the leak and repair it because this is a seal system and if it needs freon must be a leak somewhere , the problem is that the leak could be in the pipes inside the freezer walls and can not be repair or it could be in the aluminum coil which will cost a lots of money to replace it.But first you should call GE to see what's the warranty on the seal system.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 612 Answers

First of all, they man that told you about the freon. He does not know what he is talking about.
Secondly, If it's a freon issue, it is covered under warranty for 5 years. (Industry standard is 5 year on sealed systems in domestic refrigeration.) Without a model number I can't tell you what might be the problem but the last time I checked, a freezer of that size is around $500.00. I suggest that you call the manufacture and get them to send a service technicians that does their warranty work (there will be one on your area) and let them fix it under warranty. I do Whirlpool and Maycor (Maytag) warranty so I'm not sure how GE goes about doing this but I would think it's close to what the ones I work on do. DO NOT LET SOMEONE OTHER THAN A FACTORY AUTHORIZED TECHNICIAN TAP INTO THE SEALED SYSTEM. IF THEY DO, IT VOIDS THE WARRANTY.
Have a great day and good luck!
Please rate solution.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Freezer gets cold but dont freeze the food


its not cold enough, it may be low on freon, if its a chest freezer it may not be economicle to repair it. or the thermostate may be set to high... to tell the difference, if the unit cycles the compressor on and off at least every few hours (or more) then its the thermostate, if the unit runs continualy then its freon

Feb 02, 2013 | Freezers

1 Answer

Help.My Arctic Air Freezer F22CWF is not cooling. Freezer is brand new but was in storage for 4 yrs. Everything turns on, Fan, light, compressor under. but does not cool at all. Thanks


Sorry to read about your problem. you can have many different problems.
I think you have lost freon, but you could have the problems below.

1. Bad temp control
2. Defective compressor
3. Defective start cap
4. Defective overload protector
5. Defective control board

I suggest you call a service company.

I have tried to help you. Please help me, by Vote/Rate my response. Thanks.

If you live in the Denver area, I can help you.

4 Thumbs - Very Helpful
3 Thumbs - Helpful
2 Thumbs - Somewhat Helpful
1 Thumb - Not Helpful

Jan 04, 2011 | Arctic Air 22 cu. ft. Commercial Freezer...

1 Answer

New 3.6 Danby freezer not freezing


maybe you should go with a different brand???

Feb 04, 2009 | Danby 3.6 cu. ft. / 102 liter Chest...

2 Answers

GE chest freeze won't get cold


the noise your hearing indicates the possibility of a bad start relay on the comp or possibly it just came loose during the move. on the side of the compressor you will see 2-3 wires running into an electrical connection reseat this first. if still no operation replace teh relay. you can purchase thru any reputable appliance parts dealer. after replacing the relay if you have no operation then likely problem is seized comp.
domestic freezers do not have low pressure switches that indicate low freon charge.

Jan 28, 2009 | GE 14.8 cu. ft. / 419 liter Chest Freezer...

1 Answer

Hoshizaki km-1300skf 3 beep error code


The 3 beeps indicates that the freeze cycle is longer than 60 minutes. with the suction pressure at 20, it sounds like low on charge (freon). I believe this is an R 404-A unit. Other things to look for are: Stuck float switch (in the up position), Water valve leaking, hot gas valve leaking, txv not feeding properly, weak compressor. Look at high side pressure too. It should not go below 210 psi during the freeze cycle. Low pressure should be in the middle to upper 40's psi.

Let me know if you need more.

Jan 02, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

Upright Freezer not freezing,


looks like low on freon. that causes freeze up. oddly enough they freeze up when charge is low , just the opposite of what you think they would do. you have a freon leak unfortunately. probably not accessible, and therefore not repairable. i would suggest, cut your losses and buy new. unfortunately for me and all other srevice techs, the days of affordable repair are over, you can now replace cheaper than i can fix and have a warranty and its new... good luck

Nov 22, 2008 | Frigidaire 20 cu. ft. / 566 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Defaults to 0 deg. temp


I would be more worried about constant power disruptions

Jun 09, 2008 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Not Freezing, but cold


The thermostat should be a close circuit when requesting cold temps. or when asking the compressor to come on. The exterior surface on some freezers warm when asking for cold inside. Yours has a condenser coil on the back and that should warm when cooling. If compressor is runningit should be wrm if no freon has leaked from freezer somewhere.
The defrost timer should rotate clockwise during the day and give approx. 3 defrost daily or about every 8 hours. Until the thermostat is resolved and asks for a closed circuit the compressor will not come on. Unplug freezer from outlet,remove thermostat wires, then turn the thermostat to its coldest setting and check again. If no closed circuit the thermostat will need replaced first. Hope this has helped you, Sea Breeze

Nov 01, 2007 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Freezing


YOU COULD GO TO THE AUTO ZONE AND BUY A TAP VALVE AND FREON 134A CHARGE IT THROUGH THE LOW SIDE SHOULD READ 5 AND HIGH 150 USE 134A. IT MIGHT WORK FOR A FEW MONTHS TO A YEAR IF NOT LONGER BUT YES IT HAS A LEAK THE CONDENSOR IS BUILTIN AND MADE OUT OF STEEL AND IT RUST THROUGH OUT THE YEARS THEY SHOULD OF USED COPPER NOT STEEL

Aug 29, 2007 | Amana 16.8 cu. ft. / 476 liter Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright Freezer FUF20DPRWH Logo

372 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Freezers Experts

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4066 Answers

christian nielsen

Level 3 Expert

358 Answers

Victor Nwachukwu
Victor Nwachukwu

Level 2 Expert

157 Answers

Are you a GE Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...