Question about GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser TFX27PRBWW

1 Answer

GE 24 Profile refrigerator: The freezer part

GE 24 Profile refrigerator: The freezer part continues to collect solid ice on the coils behind the metal back wall. What would be causing this type of ice build up on the coil, and then on the back panel in the freezer itself in about 30 days or so after last 'dethaw".?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 80 Answers

My refrigerator goes into auto defrost every 60hrs for 45 minutes or till the bi metal(defrost thermostat) says it had enough....recently i had ice built up on the coil because my defrost thermostat was stuck open...


ice builds up because the moisture that comes from opening the door or food condenses on the cold coil...tempurature of the coil is below 32 degrees which will ice up the condensed moisture...

defrost is timed to remove this build up

Posted on Oct 02, 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

Refrigerator will not stay cold and ice is building up in freezer.


your compressor or condensor or capacitor is bad, need a technician

Dec 11, 2015 | Maytag Refrigerators

1 Answer

Back wall ice buildup, fridge not cooling but freezer is fine other than ice. Back wall of refrigerator squishes with sound of water behind it. Have had it unplugged for 24 hours, ice gone.


Anytime you have ice buildup in back of freezer it indicates that the auto defrost mechanism is not working. Check the defrost timer, heater element, defrost thermostat for proper operation.

Jul 19, 2015 | GE Profile 24.7 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

GE Profile French door fridge. Water collecting below the bottom tray in the refrigerator. In addition some of the vents in the back panel are iced up. What causes this and how can I fix? Thanks


Sounds like your drain line is frozen. Every 6-8 hours your frig goes on defrost and takes the ice off the evaporator coil (the back panel you have ice on covers the evap coil). Besides the clogged drain you either 1)left the frig open and if you did turn it off for 24 hours or 2)you have a problem with your defrost system (heater, terminator, thermister, and either a defrost timer or board. It could be 1 or all of these and only using a meter will know for sure.

Aug 19, 2011 | GE Profile PSI23NCR Side by Side...

1 Answer

Refrigerator isn't cold enough, but the freezer is fine. Model number is PSS26MSWASS, Serial number is GM439772, I turned up the temp for the Refrigerator, but its not that cold.


This problem is related to defrost.The defrost cycle is not running as it should be. The other possibility can be ice blockage in the ventilations.The defrost is not working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .
Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----
First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced.
-------------------------------------------------
Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets
collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..
---------
You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.
--------
This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

Mar 01, 2011 | GE Profile 25.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

My refrigerator will not cool


if it wont cool at all,first check the ptc overload relay on the compressor to see if the compressor is running properly as in on the run windings and not just on the start/run windings if so the compressor will be very hot to the touch,then if this is o.k. then check the motherboard in the lower rear behind a cover in the back,this board controls all operations of the unit,thirdlyif it feels cool,the evaporator coil in the inside of the rear freezer wall may be iced up and you cant blow cold air thru a solid block of ice,then check the defrost heater and thermostat both on the coil for continuity if one of these is bad then it cannot defrost properly

Nov 20, 2010 | GE Profile Arctica 25.4 Cubic Feet...

1 Answer

I have a profile ge freezer on bottom and the freezer is very cold and refrig is 68


check that fan is turning.
if stopped it may be from ice behind panel.
then check for defrost issues
usually bad defrost thermostat (round disc by heating coils that melt ice

Oct 27, 2009 | GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

GE Profile stopped making ice. 2 yrs old


clean the coil behind the fridge or under the fridge (where ever they are) and make sure both fans are running, the one in the freezer and the one underneath freezer needs to be 0 degree F to start ice maker

Aug 07, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Defrost Timer Prroblem?


Refrigerator not cooling, ice forming on back of side-by-side freezer:
Turn off unit. Empty freezer section. Remove freezer back panel (4 screws) to expose iced-over coils. Use a fan to speed up defrosting. Put a towel or a plastic drip pan in the bottom of the freezer to collect melting water (rather than letting the water collect and maybe overflowing in the drip pan underneath the refrigerator).
After defrosting, by temporarily replacing the freezer back panel and turning on the unit, the refrigerator may operate OK for about 3 weeks before the next excessive ice build up.
Possible problem- a burned out Defrost Heater.
To check: After defrosting, turn off power to or unplug the refrigerator.
Unscrew the Defrost Heater bracket (2 screws). When loose, unplug the two wires connected to the unit. Have the unit checked, or use an ohm-meter to check continuity. If unit measures "open", high resistance, replace the Defrost Heater and bracket. If the heating element shows continuity (or low resistance) the heater is probably OK and you have another problem. Now you may need to contact a repair man.

Jul 08, 2009 | GE Profile PSF26NGW Side by Side...

1 Answer

GE Profile TBX22PC fridge water problems


hi thanks for the question you have a drain problem the drain tube from freezer to the drip pan behind and under neath the fridge you have to clean that drain sometimes you have to shut the fridge down for 24 hrs let the ice melt in the drain tube cause you cant get at it so let thaw and then clean out the drain hose thanks for your question the appliance doc

Sep 18, 2008 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

344 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

dweatherby

Level 2 Expert

239 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...