Question about GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator
My GE SS Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Freezer combo is new. It's had this problem since the beginning when we moved into our new home. The freezer shelves and bin are just a little too small to fit properly. When food is loaded onto them the weight of the food causes the shelf to fall... I have called GE several times on this. They have TWICE sent out new shelves, but they fit exactly like the old ones and the shelves continue to fall when loaded with food. This is a very perplexing problem and one I can not figure out. My husband tried to "bend" the shelves out a little wider, but to no avail... Appreciate any suggestions!
I had the same problem with the freezer sheles being too small in my GE Profile side by side. The shelves would simply collapse down with any weight on them.
After measurng the gap, I determined that the shelves were approximately 7/16" too narrow.
The fix I did was simple, effective, and very cheap.
I bought a roll of clear flexible polyethylene tubing at Lowes for about $5.The tubing is 3/8" outer diameter, 1/4" inner diameter (see picture below).
I cut pieces to fit along the side rails of the shelf, and then sliced the tube pieces down their length with a utility knife. I wrapped the pieces around the outside rails on each side of the shelf. It took a little work, but I got the tube pieces attached.
In a few spots, I did a double wrap of tubing.
The shelves fit tightly now and can hold significant weight without collapsing. Plus, they don't look too bad.
I hope GE fixes this simple problem in the future.
Posted on Feb 29, 2012
So I did drill some little holes in the side rails of the shelves and screw on some little nylon spacers; it works quite nicely, doesn't look too bad, and wasn't that much of a pain to do. I still think it's rediculous that I had to do it, and that the morons at Maytag couldn't even understand what my problem was. I don't think we deserve to be the leaders of the free world anymore.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Ge should have some oversize shelf kits available....If you have recieved the proper larger shelves and they still dont fit ........good question time to get creative
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
i put a piece of wood in the groove. the measuements were 12 3/4 by 4 inches. since i did this my shelve has not fallen off since. you will see on the sides two slides. (The plactic stickes out to slide shelf into.) i saw the groove in the middle of the slides of the freezer wall. i just cut a piece of wood to fit snuge across and about 4 inches in depth. i have had no problems since doing this.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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