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GE PRofile side by side Model psc23sgpass - the

GE PRofile side by side Model psc23sga - the temperature in the freezer is at 39 and in the refrig it is 52 - it is not cooling. I have adjusted the temp controls and it still is not getting cooler

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  • eiduff Jun 03, 2010

    I don't understand what the last expert was trying to tell me - refill the gas on the compressor?????

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    RobC Oct 24, 2013

    Our water dispenser leaks. The technician says that the heater inside the door panel that is used to prevent frost build-up on the condensor is bad and the only solution is to replace the freezer door. Does anyone have a better solution. Replace doors are $400-$500

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You do not have a gas leak . Only inexperienced persons calling themselves technicians , use that as a " scapegoat " . Pull the refrig out and remove the 8 " x 10 " panel . Behind this panel , is the main control board . Unplug the refrig . Remove the BLUE plug from the board , with 3 larger wires going to it . Looking at the blue plug , the sequence will be wire1,wire2,space,wire3 . Get a short piece of insulated wire , and strip about 1/4 inch from each end . Insert 1 end into wire2 , and the other into wire3 . Plug the refrig back in . After about 3 min , look in the freezer , at the bottom , behind the crisper , look for a red glow . If no red glow , unplug the refrig , and reassemble the plug and cover . This no glow , indicates a shorted defrost heater . It is also advisable to replace the defrost thermostat ( pt. number WR50X10068 ) when replacing the heater . To access these parts , you will have to remove the inside rear wall of the freezer . The heater , is at the bottom of the coils , held on with 2 screws , and the thermostat , is the 1 " cylinder , with a blue and pink wire going to it , clipped on the top left of the coils .
If you do get a red glow , then the # 4 thermistor is bad . This tells the main control board , the temp of the coils , if they need defrosted , when they are thru defrosting . This thermistor is the 1 " long , torpedo looking piece , clipped on the top left of the coils , with 2 white wires going to it . Part number WR55X10025 . It would be advisable to also replace the # 5 thermistor , located at the bottom of the freezer , slightly in front of the drain , also with 2 white wires going to it , slid into a housing . This thermistor , is the freezer thermistor , which tells the control board , the freezer temp and when to cycle off due to selected temp is reached .

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Hi.

The most common cause for this problem is the defrost system. The function of the defrost system, located at the back of the freezer firewall, is to prevent condenser coils at the back of the fridge from cooling down and icing up. When the defrost system is defective you get poor cooling.

You can test if the problem is the defrost system by leaving the unit disconnected or off for 24 or 48 hours.

If problem was the defrost system, then the problem will disappear after full defrost, to come back in a couple of weeks.

Other problems that can cause insufficient cooling are compressor problems, refrigerant leaks, and depending on the model, electronic control faults.

Start doing a defrost for 12 or 24 hours.

Regards.

Ginko.

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  • eiduff Jun 03, 2010

    do you know the approximate cost for fixing the condensor freon? Can someone refill the freon?

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jun 03, 2010

    To start, modern refrigerators do not use freon.

    The cost to fix a leak and refill gas starts at about $120.

    You do not know if you have a refrigerant gas leak. Follow the indications in my previous comment.

    Regards.

    Ginko.


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Hello,

what this indicate is that the compressor of your need to be reggae with some gas because the level of gas is now low then it has bee difficult for the condenser to frieze up the refrigerator

what you need to do for fixing up your fridge problem is to re feel the compressor with refrigerator gas has it was explain above the compressor is like a black at the back of the fridge while the condenser is the thin pipe connected to the compressor which transfer gas to the inner position for cooling and frizzing

please note this, before any of this function is carry out as work all form of power supply most be put OFF .

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  • Oloyede Monsuru Jun 03, 2010

    hello

    eiduff , the explanation giving is you is solution to the problem of you
    freezer whenever the temperature fall or move higher then what is
    expected is that gas will need to be refill so as function on what is
    expected of it

    thank and good luck.


  • Oloyede Monsuru Jun 03, 2010

    hello,

    what i mean is that you need to refill the compressor with gas
    so that the fridge can work fine again

    the compressor is like a black pot at the back of the fridge if you
    can carry out this advice then the problem is solve .

    thank you.


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