Question about GE Profile 23.3 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Stainless-Steel

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I have a GE Profile side by side, model #PSC23SGPA that is roughly 6 years old. The freezer and fridge suddenly quick cooling yesterday. The system seems to be running normally - ie controls, fans motors. I need help troubleshooting the problem. From what I have read it could be any number of things - bad compressor, leak in the sealed system charge, control board problem, ect. Can you help me determine what the problem is?

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  • able_fam Sep 11, 2010

    Would dirty evaporator coils cause a sudden change in the cooling system - the electronic tempature control for the fridge went from 37 to 72 degrees in less than 24 hours. Freeezer went from 0 to around 72 degrees as well? How can I tell if the compressor is running properly - I can hear the system running but don't know how to tell whether it is the compressor or the condensor? Thanks

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Hi,

You could read the below guide :-

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3886637-refrigerator_not_cooling_enough_or_not

This is a simple DIY guide. If problem still persists, then we need to go for advance troubleshooting that would be quite a tough job and usually i personally prefer a tech to take take from that point. However, if you wish i could also guide you further .But, you need to take all the precautions .

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 11, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Dirty Coils could cause less or no cooling.So, they could cause this problem.If you have experience in repairing appliances, could take all
    precautions necessary and use multimeter - You could do a continuity
    check on compressor motor and all combination's. An infinity value on
    multimeter would confirm bad compressor.

    On the side of the compressor you will see a box
    (maybe a cover) remove the cover if it has one and then remove the wire
    harness. next you will see the relay with the capacitor mounted to it.
    give the relay a tug and pull it off the side of the compressor. once
    you have it off pull the capacitor off and then give the relay a shake.
    If it rattles the relay is bad. if the relay does not rattle the
    compressor is bad and you will need to call a service guy to replace the
    compressor.

    Other option would be - Go to a local repair shop
    and get an overload and relay ( cost around $50 ).Replace it.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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