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My freezer is 50 degrees and my fridge is 60 degrees. i try to set the thermostat but it keeps jumping back up. what can i do?

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Because your model is a GE Artica Profile I can tell you that something simple is causing a major problem for your refrigerator.Those models come with a mother board that is sensitive to different fallures that rapidly damage the board. Sometimes a fan under the refrigerator will run and because it may be going bad will stop, When that happens the compressor gets hot and can not run and then the compressor can not remain cool by the returning cold freon from freezer, This is a Job for a honest and knowledgeable technician. If he or she should come out and just rush through the job they seem to miss the fact that other problems may be causing this, So look into the rear of freezer at 50 degrees there is no frost on the back wall meaning the compressor is not running but may sound the same.You will need service now. Do not leave it plugged in until repaired. I wish I could come by and fix that one and not be given a time line to eliminate every possibility. That is when they rush through and miss something and come back and charge you again. Your are welcome to my assistance if you have someone that can use a multi-meter and knows how to work on electronic and electrical parts, The first thing I would do is see what condition the compressor is in.Then fans and then to the board, Depending on the warranty sealed parts are 5 years on the compressor. I may be wrong but I would check into that, Most likely something like a fan, start capacitor, start relay and overload may have also damaged the motherboard. I will be back soon with a manual and a way to find me if you like, Sea Breeze

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