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I have a GE GMR04HASCS Compact Refrigerator.

I have a GE GMR04HASCS Compact Refrigerator. the fridge gets cool but the outside is really really hot to the touch. will this catch fire? I move it from my friends house to mine in my car on its side for about 25 min. I pulged it in and it stareted up fine but the sides are really hot to the touch. I am kinda scared. Whats up with that.

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froggy, First check the back panel of the freezer section and see if you have a big frost build up. If so, you probably have a defrost problem, heaters more than likely. If there is no frost build-up check to see if the fan in the freezer (evaporator fan) is running. If that's ok, next would be the automatic damper. Have someone unplug the refer. Open the refer door and listen for the damper door to open when someone plugs the refer back in. If thats operational, next would be the thermistors, you would have to ohm them out to see if they are in range. Seldom is this the problem. Check these things out and get back on what you find. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Apr 04, 2007

SOURCE: Freezer and Fridge side not cooling

check the condenser is not blocked with fluff, it is situated iether behind the lower front trim panel or in the back near the compressor depending on the exact model also ckeck the fan near the compressor in running freeley.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Fridge HOT to touch. Hot air coming from back of GE Side by Side stainless steel

clean the coils under the machine and make sure the airflow under the machine is not obstructed in any way

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor


  • The Thermostat


  • The overload, relay, or capacitor


  • The defrost timer


  • The condenser fan motor

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

SOURCE: GE side by side refrigerator. Fridge side not cooling - help!

Hi, they have changed lots of parts, were they defected, did they tested parts for faults or they just change parts, because it's available, there's always a reason why a certain part, go bad. so far you change most of parts in ref. check refrigerant (gas, freon) pressure, check compressor, for faulty suction and high side valve, it's possible your compressor loosing efficiency. or say if compressor normally pump 50 psi. now it's pumping 40 psi. is the refrigeration cycle balance ? is there restriction in your ref. system? is compressor running long enough? plug on ref. let it run for 1hr, listen to compressor for any clicking sound, fans and everything else could be working, be compressor not, compressor could be short cycling (not working long enough) also check voltage in receptacle(outlet) with digital multi-tester, get accurate voltage reading, let me know, could also be a faulty circuit breaker in house (building) not your ref. let me know, system could have very slow refrigerant leak, you could have a very small (slow) gas leak, that's why your refrigerator get hot first, then your freezer, there's a condensate line (loop) that passes through, ref body, close to doors to prevent door gasket from freezing, after few years sometimes develope leaks, cause by rusting. it's very possible there could be small leak in your system. let me know what happened.good luck.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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