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GE PFS22MISBBB freezer not cold enough. Temp won't reset.

This is a 2 year old french door, bottom freezer refrig. I noticed that:
(1) the ice holder had a lot of water in the bottom, with the ice frozen together;
(2) temp setting for freezer is @ 19 deg vs recommended 0 deg (fridge part proper @ 32 deg);
(3) resetting temp to 0, it still reverts to 19 deg.; and
(4) the main housing has warm spots on right & left sides just behind the drawer front for the freezer. The comparable strips for the fridge part are cool.

I slid the whole unit out and took off the aluminum cover over the compressor motor and coils in back -- which are hot.

Can't find the manual at present. What to do?

Am I simply not resetting the temp properly?

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  • someconcerns Mar 30, 2008

    I also noticed the fan by the coils at the back is not turning. Now, the display of the temp settings is not lit up, tho it beeps when I press one of the buttons.

  • someconcerns Mar 30, 2008

    I put a table fan where it could blow on the coils in the back, running it overnight. The stuff in the freezer is now rock hard, the temperature display is back on and the perimeter of the housing next to the freezer drawer is now cold, instead of hot. The built-in fan still is inoperative.



    Does this mean it's simply the fan or are there some control electronics regulating the fan which are bad?

  • someconcerns Apr 02, 2008

    The repair guy who came out said Dawnn is right. We will see for sure when he comes back with the new control board and fan. Thank you Dawnn!!

  • roeogrady Jun 11, 2008

    Please help same problems freezer gets very warm 16-19 deg should be 0 deg, also very hot in front by freezer draw and side of fridge draw.

    Pulled out fridge to clean, still clean, but fan not turning. Do I just replace fan? Is that the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    new unit runs almost constantly, doors are fully closed, temps indicated at 0 in freezer and 40 in fridge. this is side by side with water and ice in the door.

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Replace the fan as quickly as possible it may be shorting and causing damage to your control board,

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

  • CHRIS KLINGER Apr 03, 2008

    you're very welcome, glad everything is o.k. now.

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