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Refrigerator will not hold temperature lower than 44 degrees!!

When I press the button to lower the temperature, 34 degrees pops up but will not stay there. Flexuates from 41 to 44 degrees. I have vacuumed the portion above the refrigerator, behind the grate. Any suggestions?

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  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith May 12, 2010

    You DO NOT HAVE A LEAK . He is not a trained GE technician , guessing at the problem , and he is trying to take your money . Find a reputable GE tech in your area .

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I bet it's a GE Monogram? I have the SAME problem. Our refrigerator is stuck at 44 degrees. It was stuck at 47 degrees, but after 6 visits from the repairman we now have it down to 44 degrees! At first we didn't realize how bad it was, and we were eating food that was making us sick! My daughter was admitted into the hospital from severe intestinal problems and without getting into details... this has cost her health, and tens of thousands in medical bills.

We have thrown out a ton of food. The repairman has replaced a bunch of parts including a fan, a thermostat, replaced a switch, cleaned, checked the gaskets, replaced a thermostat control device, and possibly other stuff as I can't keep track anymore. He's has been coming 2-3 times per week for the last 3 weeks. And now says the ONLY thing it can be is a "leak" in the copper line. Since it is a sealed system he has to tap the copper line with a valve to check the pressure, and that valve will always have to stay in place once it is tapped. And we will have to have the freon filled every so often because valves will slowly lose the freon over time.

This GE monogram is suppose to be a top of the line GE appliance. Our entire kitchen is GE Monogram, and we have had many many problems with most all of the appliances. The dishwasher was replaced at approx. 4 years due to over priced service calls, and super expensive parts. GE wanted close to $300 for an upper dishwasher rack. It was less expensive to buy a new one.

Don't these appliance manufacturer's get it? They may save money on the manufacturing side, however they lost a customer for life. Not only did they lose me, they lost my daughter, my son, and my grandson.

These GE appliances that are built to fail end up filling up our landfills. GE should be embarrassed.

Possibly have your repairman check the copper line for leaks? We're waiting to see today if that will work.

Posted on May 12, 2010

  • kkdman2 Oct 31, 2011

    I had a similar problem with my GE side by side monogram. Went from extremes of too high a temp to too low. Repair wanted to replace the fan unit that draws cold from the freezer into the rapid cool of the fridge. Someone on line mentioned it was a programing problem, just turn the unit off for a few minutes, turn it back on, hold down all four of the temp controls buttons on front of fridge for a few secs to reprogram. It has worked fine since then.

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