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Refrig/Freezer not getting cold

Mt daughter cleaned out the fridge yesterday and after that the freezer and refrigerator stopped getting cold. I can feel slightly cold air on the freezer but everything defrosted overnight. Everything sounds the same only no cold.
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  • vsbj Mar 08, 2008

    things are staying frozen in the freezer except ice cream and the refrigerator is not staying cold cleaned the coils and the fan was working in the freezer

  • jayto Mar 30, 2008

    This happend to us, I was told the switch on the inside of the fridge was not working and the lights were staying on all night. A quick try is for you to tape the switch so you have no lights coming on or off and see if the temps go back to normal. good luck.

  • cjay1121 Jun 11, 2008

    My GE Profile Performance side-by-side refrigerator and freezer (TFX22PPDA WW) works for a couple of days then goes into a defrost cycle; works until more ice is built up on the inside back panel then re-enters this entire cycle. I have changed the Defrost Control, but apparently, this has not worked.

    CJ


  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    Refrigerator not cold. Ice maker not making ice. Water leaks from refrig

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If there is frost on the back wall of the freezer section a defrost is required. Defrost is normally automatic on a timed cycle. If you have frost and you know it is because of the door being open to long with the refrigerator running it could clear the coil automatically in the next 12 hours of operation. If it does not clear the frost from the coil inside the back wall you may require service to check out the timing device, heaters, and defrost thermostat.

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