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Fridge and Freezer Not getting Cold

My Ge Profile side by side has frost on the back wall of freezer compartment. Freezer and Refride compartments warm

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Your defrost system is at fault.
With this brand it is most likely the defrost thermostat and defrost heater located behind the back freezer panel.
Remove the shelves and bin,then remove the freezer panel. Defrost the ice manually.
Replace the thermostat and heater assembly.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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Can you hear it trying to defrost,if not you can manually defrost it by unplugging the unit and while doing this check the defrost heater on the evaporator coil in the freezer,and the defrost thermostat and defrost control,if these are all o.k.,then check the door seals that could be letting in warm air and causing the frost build-up,if the unit continues to run warm after defrost,then you need to replace the ptc overload relay located on the compressor,this component merely unplugs off the compressor and if they go bad the compressor can start,but won't run right and overheats and this will soon ruin the compressor motor windings

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

Testimonial: "Lower Defrost Heater Failed. Could Not Locate Heater Control. Excellent Diagnosis!"

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