Question about GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator
Hello, I went to take out something from the freezer this morning and noticed that everything was warm and misty. I opened the fridge to look at temp- a startling 38 degrees. The fridge temp is 56- i choose the option for cooler and it will go down for like 1 second and reset itself at a warm number. I am panicking- everything is melting. I unplugged the fridge at least 5 times to reset- no luck! we have a ge profile arctica model #PSS29NGNA BB. The freezer temp. is 25 and the fridge temp. is 44. We pulled the fridge out from the wall and cleaned the back of the fridge. We unplugged it to reset it last week and the freezer went down to 5 after a couple days and fridge went down to 38. Since then it goes back up a couple of degrees to where it is now. We had to throw away all the stuff in the freezer. When we turn the setting down they go right back up.
Things to check:
1. Is the condenser fan running and the condenser clean?
The condenser is the black coil like thing at the very bottom of your fridge, right above the floor (unless your refrigerator cools its condenser by natural-convection, in which case, the condenser would be mounted on the back of the refrigerator cabinet and you wouldn’t have a condenser fan). If the condenser fan isn’t running or the condenser is
dirty, you could have a warm fridge.
2. Is the evaporator fan running?
That’s the one in the freezer; you won’t see it but you can hear it. On some models, it stops running when the freezer door is opened, but you’ll hear it when the door is closed. All the cold air is made in the freezer and that fan blows some of it into the fridge. If this isn’t working properly, then you could have a warm fridge.
3. Does the evaporator itself look abnormal? Either too much frost build-up or too little? Too much frost indicates a defrost system failure = easy, inexpensive fix that’s definitely worth doing. Too little frost means either a freon leak or a worn compressor, which can be a bit expensive.
4. Check the thermistor.
The newer GE refrigerators use a thermistor to sense temperature. The motherboard on the back of the refrigerator sends an electrical pulse to the sensor to measure its change in resistance and thus sense the change in temperature of the refrigerated space. If this does not function properly, it could also lead to warm fridges.
You can download a copy of the service manual HERE, if you wish. But these are the 4 main things to look for. If its any one of the 4, don't attempt a Do-It-Yourself job, but get a qualified technician to service the machine.
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Posted on May 03, 2008
All i can say is you will require a tech to get this fixed.
check freezer for frost build up and if fan is blowing, check condenser, make sure its clean, and fan blowing,
check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, controls should be in the middle setting,
check make sure compressor is running.For this you will require a tech..
Posted on May 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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