Question about GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Coils frezzing up refridgerator notworking - GE Refrigerators

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,622 Answers

Hello,
Refrigerator not working is a fridge repair job that you can do without the help of a professional. Often the fridge has a frost-free failure, or the compressor is faulty but there are many other reasons for a fridge not cooling properly.
Step 1 - Find the Problem

Your first job is to locate the source of the problem. Consider each of the following:

* Gaskets - Make sure the gaskets/seals are not torn and are sealing properly.
* Evaporator fan - Make sure it is working. If it is now working you may have a problem with the fan motor. Check for power to the motor and also examine the fan switches around the door (not all fridges have these switches).
* Air damper - Sometimes the air damper will not open up to allow the cold air from the freezer part to blow into the fridge section.
* Condenser coils - Check to see that the condenser coils don't have a dust build-up and that the condenser motor is working.
* Compressor - Make sure your compressor is working with on and off clicking noises.

Step 2 - Frost-Free Failure

This is the most common cooling problem in fridges. Expose the evaporator coils by accessing the panel in the freezer section. The coils in the freezer section can sometimes get clogged up with frost. This can stop the evaporator fan motor from blowing cold air around, or cause the fan to hit it and stop, or become noisy. The defrost timer can be a bit tricky to find but it is usually located behind the back bottom corners of the fridge, although they can sometimes be found in the ceiling of the fresh food section, or behind the cold control cover.
Step 3 - Find the Timer

When you find the timer, turn the wheel-like screw slowly with a screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. The refrigerator is now defrosting. If you find that the fridge starts now, you will need to replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer.
Step 4 - Volt Test

If the heaters do not come on, use a volt meter to ohm test the defrost heater or volt test for 120 volts to the heater. You can bypass the defrost thermostat if you haven't got power to the defrost heater to check if the defrost heater will come on. To bypass the thermostat, join the two wires together. Replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer if the heater comes on now.

If there is a ticking or squealing noise in the defrost timer, or it seems hot to touch, replace it.

Many fridges have and inline fuse on both sides of the defrost heater. You will need to replace the whole heater if one of those fuses blows. Check these fuses with a volt meter if the defrost heater doesn't work.

A quick check if you have a cooling problem is to inspect the evaporator coils. If there is a build up of white snow on the coils, this indicates a frost free problem; if there is balled ice on part of the coils with the rest bare, this indicates a system problem, like a problem with the pumping compressor.
Hope this helpout in solving the problem...

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The refridgerator compartment is freezing all the food


What is the complete model number list in the refrigerator section?

Oct 11, 2013 | Samsung RFG299AARS Stainless Steel (285 cu...

1 Answer

Freezer keeps frezzing with ice and the refrigerator is not keeping cool


I'm not a refridgerator repairman but when coils get covered with ice it is usally because the refridgerant (freon) is low. You will need a liscened repairman to fix it. If you try to do it yourself, you will be calling a repairman anyway and it will cost way more to fix it then to have repaired.

Nov 20, 2012 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

I love my refridgerator except for the fact it doesn't make enough ice.I was wondering if there is a setting to adjust the amount of ice it makes..I had a service man to come out and there is nothing wrong...


mrs. justice u should have a setting knob that says freezer colder and by adjusting that knob a little making the frezzer colder so the ice frezzes faster. the faster it frezzes the faster it will dump making more ice. but if that dont work then that box should be equiped to have the more up to date one that has a fan in the ice maker that makes it colder and makes ice faster.. remeber the colder the faster the ice should make. ok try that. later gator.

Feb 22, 2011 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

The air unit is frezzing up and the air is never under 70 degress in the house! whats making it keep frezzing up?


Hi, when the unit freezes up, it is either low on freon, a plugged a/c filter, or the evaporator coil is dirty and will need to be cleaned. When the evap. coil freezes up, the blower motor can't blow air through the coil. Check the filter, and behind the filter to see if the coil is dirty, just remove the screws to excess the evap. coil on this unit. Make sure the blower motor is running up to speed also. You will know. If the coil is dirty, try and clean it the best you can and replace the filter. If it continues to ice, you will need to have the freon level checked> These are the # 1 causes of coils icing up. Please let me know how it turns out.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7
A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration, Contractor

Aug 17, 2010 | Intertherm P3RA-048K Air Conditioner

1 Answer

The upper area were is not frezzing is not cooling


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101


sgasgaiyl

Jul 15, 2010 | LG LRBN20510WW Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

A Commercial air unit does not produce enough air and what comes out does not come out cold. it sucking enough air through the filter, but producing very little. and the whole unit is running. is there a...


If the return is pulling the proper amount of air in, and the supply side is not producing the proper amount of air, then the evaporator coil is clogged.

It could be from Ice due to freezing up, or a dirty coil, or both.

Examine the inlet side of the coil to see it's condition. Defrost/clean as needed. Then turn the unit back on and check the temperature drop. (the temp of the air going into the coil, vs the air coming out of the coil.)
It should be between 15 to 20 degreesF.
Also check the refridgerant charge. (this requires a CFC certification in the US.)

Dirty coils and low refridgerant will cause the coils to freeze up.

If the unit is low on refridgerant, it will need to be recharged.

Sep 06, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I have a frigidaire package heat pump,in heat mode it goes into defrost everytime it runs for a few minutes,no matter what the outdoor temp.is..it runs about five minutes or so and goes into defrost for...


That is usually caused by either lack of airflow through the outdoor coils. (Dirty coils, need cleaning)
Bad defrost board. (needs to be diagnosed with multimeter and extensive explinations and/or experience to be sure)
Low refridgerant, causing premature freeze up and in turn causing frequent defrost cycle. (Recharge to proper pressures with proper refridgerant type. Requires EPA certification for use of refridgerant, you would also need refridgerant guages, temperature reading device, and refridgerant.)

Dec 07, 2008 | Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding...

1 Answer

Crosley refridgerator


the only probable cause why a freezer compartment will be hot is if the heater coil that used to heat the ice is still running even there are no more ice in the evaporator.

that will only happen if the bi-metal or thermo disc is shorted.

bi metal is a part where in it would open at 4 degress celcius in order for the defrost heater to stop heating. but if it is shorted then even though the evap temp is more than 4 degrees celcius, it is still heating up ang would make the freezer compart,ment hot.

i hope i answered your problems...

pls rate e..

tnx
drcool

Jul 18, 2008 | Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side...

1 Answer

Maytag refridgerator model MSD2651HEW refridge not cooling properly


my water dispencer has a low flow after an initial regular flow. why?

Jun 20, 2008 | Maytag MSD2651 HE Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2247 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4066 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

15546 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...