Question about GE Refrigerators
Condenser fan should be moving quite a bit of air. My guess is, the
replacement motherboard was incorrect, or also defective. This is a very
common issue with GE fridges. It happened to mine too. Do a search on
this forum for GE refrigerator, and you'll find the threads.
But in order to check out the evap coils, you need to remove the plastic panel in the back of the freezer (inside the freezer). Then you can check on the two-speed evap fan as well. There is also a flap between the freezer and fridge sections that opens when the fridge needs cooling. If that's stuck open (which is also fairly common), the freezer won't stay cold enough.
To test if your condenser fan is not moving fast enough, pull the fridge out a few feet and place a box fan behind it. Turn it on, and wait a few hours. If the temps in the fridge/freezer come back to "normal" (0 in freezer, 37 in fridge), I'd say the problem is either with your condenser fan, or the fan controller on the motherboard. If nothing changes, I'd suspect the issue is on the evap side of things.
I listen that the result of freezer problem was a bad circuit board controller card. The freezer has been running around 15 to 25 degrees, depending on the air temperature. The condenser fan was moving very slowly and the condenser and condenser coils were hot. They put a box fan behind the refrigerator to cool the condenser coils and the temperature dropped to 0 degrees in the about 4-5 hours. Also, thought it must be the condenser motor. But after some on line research, including this site, and talking to service companies most problems occur in the controller board. They have already replaced the board about 2 years ago and was not confident that this was the problem again, but discovered it is not uncommon to replace a board more than once.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
Check in the main menu the evaporator mode..and put it in a higher voltage for the motor..this way will increase speed....if this fail to change than the motor is faulty ..either from bearings or from some resistance that give the voltage for the motor..
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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