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Temperature going up on freezer and frig overnight

Twice in the last 6 weeks we have gotten up in hte morning to the freezer and frig temp being so high the food is spoiled in the frig then it goes back to normal. This time it got so warm, the butter melted all over the place and the shredded cheese metled into 1 large block

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  • rlpilking Dec 13, 2009

    I forgot to say it was a 5 year ago GE profile, side by side, counter depth. Does that make a difference?

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The Unit has a defrost cycle either every six,tweelve,or twentyfour hours.It sounds like the thermal cut out is faulty located in the freezer side behind the wall where the fan is situated It is usually a steel round disk shaped sensor with two wires coming out of it.It,s purpose is to shut the power off to the defrosting element once it reaches the desired temperature to melt the ice away and them the unit cycles again after defrosting.Hope this helps.

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  • stefan santuccione Dec 13, 2009

    All frost free,s have a defrost cycle and it sounds like your sensor is not turning off the power to the defrost element.Some fridges have a hot gas defrost in which case you would be looking for a solonoid valve near the compressor connected to the piping which could be sticking open,But I think your problem is the sensor.Hope this helps.

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