Question about GE 21.7 Cu. Ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator with Internal Water Dispenser - Stainless-Steel
I have a GE Top-Mount Refrigerator (model GTH22SHS), went away for weekend came back and refrigerator is room temperature top and bottom. Called GE Repair, guy came out and hooked up laptop did tests and determined that all freon had leaked out. Said would be $600-$700 (ouch) to fix and better to get a new one.
Does this sound right to the experts out there? How could all the freon disappear over a weekend? Should I get a second opinion or is it toast?
Lastly, what brand of similar size/ cost refrigerator would you suggest? Not going to get another GE, 5 yo. fridge should NOT just up and loose all its freon!
Even though technicians may wear a patch which says GE , is does not mean they are electronic refrigerator capable . Most probably know very little refrigerator repair .
From your description , it sounds like the 2 freezer thermistors could be bad . 1 is located on the freezer side panel inside a small oval housing . This thermistor tells the main control board , the actual freezer temp and when to cycle on / off . The second thermistor is located on the top of the coils , behind the inside rear freezer wall . This thermistor is " clipped " to the coils . Both are 1 " long , torpedo looking pieces , which you can easily replace ( only 2 wires to each ) . The thermistor on the coils , tell the main board the coil temperature and when to defrost .
The part number for both is WR55X10025 and cost about $10.00 each .
Posted on May 16, 2010
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It is possible to loss an entire refrigerant charge over the weekend, but usually that would involve some type of "trauma" to the unit itself. These systems are all factory sealed, and for all intents and purposes should hold a charge forever. Now that is not to say that you didn't have a leak, and that it took five years to fully empty out, but by your question it sounds like it was working normally before you left. The price for the repair doesn't sound out of the ordinary, but usually you don't just add refrigerant without fixing the leak, which could end up costing considerably more. I would suggest, in the cost is not to much, having someone else take a look at it. BTW, I personally own a Kenmore, and it has been great for me. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 15, 2010
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