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Ge profile fridge bottom freezing up

Hi There. we have changed the fan on the fridge due to it burning out with ice buildup' we also changed the stat as the fridge would not shut off which caused the ice buildup. the problem now is since the tech left it will still not shut off which leads me to believe that the problem was not the stat in the first place . any ideas and how to do the job myself .we have already spent $400.00 on this problem thanks for any help. Jambuttie

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  • jambuttie Mar 18, 2008

    just in case you need it model number PDA18LBMRBS

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Found the problem .the compressor is not putting out enough cold to freeze the coils' only half the coils are freezing in the bottom of the fridge. the fan draws it's cold air from these coils and pulls it up to the top of the fridge where it's dispersed into the top half of the fridge' hence the stat never see's that it's cold enough to shut off the switch . in other words if the coils down below were all working a lot more colder air would be pulled up to the top and the stat would then shut off . Solution is to seek a refund from the service tech and buy a new fridge . it's not worth putting a new compressor into this one although it is only 5 years old hope this helps someone who has the same problem

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