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I have had GE repair out 5X's to repair a GE bottom freeze refrigerator.  Water is collecting right below the refrigerator area and freezing interfering with a fan.  The fan can't rotate because of the build-up of ice and then the refrigerator won't cool.  So far the fan has been replaced and the thermastat.  Last "repair" the technician defrosted the icebuild-up but in a few days the ice builds back. The tech said it is common with these types of refrigerators.  The refrigerator is about 4 years old but never had this problem until recently.

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same problem although i'm not sure if the fridge is the same model but it is a GE and about the same age.

    We also have had the repairman out several times. Last time he put a small heating element in the drain pipe to see if it would prevent the ice build up. It didn't work and we just can't figure out the problem. like cimmie's fridge ours worked good for about 3 1/2 yrs before the problem started.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    I have a GE Profile Model TCX18PAAWW. Same problem. The technician added a longer metal tube, we tilted the fridge towards the back. Still freezing up. My husband takes it apart every 2-3 weeks, uses hair dryer to thaw. There is no dirt in the tube. Tech does not know what else to do. The fridge was purchased in 1998. This problem started 2 years ago. Just became frequent in last 2 months. Still no solution. Eeggman solution is not the answer. Lorraine in NB



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The styrofoam housing is more than likely saturated with water so you will have to replace this. Also, clean the drain trap and the drain hose at the back of the fridge.

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I can only wonder if the drain tube has been cleaned out to make sure water flows into the pan .Also make sure it is fully defrosted and left over water will freeze quick.


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