Question about Refrigerators
In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit airflow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in the illustration, cool air from the refrigerator enters through the bottom of the freezer section and moves upward. Most of the air then flows through the freezer section vents and recirculates under the freezer floor. The rest of the air enters the refrigerator section through the top vent and flows down the back of the refrigerator compartment.
Ensure that none of the air vents are blocked. If an item is placed near a vent, it may block the flow of air to the refrigerator, which may cause temperature and moisture problems. Move the item away from the air vent.
Adding a large amount of food warms the refrigerator. It could take several hours to return to the normal temperature after food is added.
If the refrigerator is in defrost mode, the freezer compartment temperature will be warmer than usual. Allow 20 minutes, and then the freezer should be back in normal cooling mode.
Things to check: The coils underneath clean?
Is the fan in the back running. You can tell if this is not work because the middle wall will be really hot where the doors touch it. Is there frost in the back of the freezer? Do you hear the fan running in the freezer? You will only here it when the compressor is running, this is true also for the fan in the back.
these refrigerators have a damper control basically a motor with a vent that opens when its too hot in the fresh food side and closes when its too cold.its very common for the motors to go out or freeze up at short out then the fresh food side will freeze up because the vent is wide open no matter what setting.
Refrigerator air inlet cover/damper kit with fan motor. Damper and fan assembly has been updated to prevent freezing in the refrigerator.
You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on Aug 30, 2010
I'm not an appliance tech, per se, but I'm guessing that the thermostat might be bad...does the compressor come on when you turn it down? Might try to listen to what happens.
Here is an excellent site that has blowup diagrams of your unit:
This quote from repairclinic.com confirms my suspicion about the thermostat:
If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician. This is the site: http://www.repairclinic.com/Refrigerator-Troubleshooting This site will explain about the air flow, dampers, and how cooling takes place and is controlled: http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/How-refrigerators-work.html In your case, I would think the damper and fan are on longer than they should be, and that may be controlled by the thermostat. Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
Hi the flow of the cold air is from fridge to the freezer.If the freezer is defrosted then it will not allow the
pass of cold air to the refrigerator.vents at the back of the freezer that allow the cold air into the refrigerator should not be
blocked pour hot water into the hole so any blockages by the frost will melt and allow the flow of air.
This problem could occur due to various reason.First you have to resolve for the cause of the issue.
First Check the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost.The Freezer(evaporator) fan is running?.This fan problem is very hard to detect.
The DC motor for the fan wears out the RPM's are effected.It gives the illusion that it is running fine,but it don't have enough force to supply air circulation for both the freezer
and the refrigerator See weather the condenser coil for
blockage from dust and the condenser fan is running.
The defrost system could also be one of the reason:
Usually the defrost timer could solve this issue.It may be located below or back of the refrigerator.Some times it may be located in the side to for side refrigerator.
Locate the timer and rotate the clutch head screw clockwise until you hear one audible click. That puts the system into defrost mode. If the system restarts after 30-35 minutes.
Then there is no problem with Defrost timer.
2)Heater and defrost thermostat is located behind the back wall of the freezer section.
This only controls the Heat.After the Defrost timer stops it makes the system warm.
Defrost thermostat could be defective.
Defrost thermostat :
GE Profile Top-Freezer PTS22LBNARCC Unit was - 9d3e168.jpegDefrost heater:
If you have frost in the freezer:
You could defrost the freezer by disconnecting the power to the refrigerator and letting it sit for at least 24 hours with both Doors
wide open to allow the frost to melt completely but it will build up again in 1-2 weeks and start the warming up again.
Understand the flowGE Profile Top-Freezer PTS22LBNARCC Unit was - 40237ba.jpgr is from freezer this is controlled by Temperature control unit.
Remove the front knob
There will be a pair of wire type connections attached with Temperature control unit.
Set the ohms setting on your multitester to X1 and attach one probe to each terminal. Turn the temperature control to off or to the warmest setting if there is no off position. The multitester should give you a reading of infinity if the control is on off and a reading of near infinity if there is no off position. Then turn the control to the coldest setting and retest. Now, the multitester should give you a reading of zero. If both of these tests are not passed, the control needs to be replaced.
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Posted on Aug 30, 2010
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