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Could you please tell me why the ge refrigerator, bottom freezer i have freezes by the fan in between the freezer and refrig? ty is this a easy fix? do I replace the fan or refrig? did GE have a recall or bad design on this? please let me know, ty

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The drain is plugged,when it goes into defrost the ice melts on the evap coil,it should go down the drain line to the bottom where the compressor is and evaporate from the heat but your drain is blocked and the water is sitting there and freezing up.you have to take up the fridge floor and get at the evap coil and first melt out all the ice with a hair dryer,if you have a shop vac you can vac up the water as it's melting,watch out with the heat from the hair dryer,you can damage the blade on the fan and damage the styrofoam,don't keep the heat in one spot to long and try not to open the drain hole till last,if you do and some of the water goes down the drain the pan on the bottom will overflow from to much water,once you melt out all the ice you have to clear out the drain line,i use a steamer,it cuts through whatever is in the line,also on some of the machines if you look at the back of the fridge there's a plastic trap that you can remove and clean out that the melted water runs through,i use a plastic wire tie to snake through it but your machine might not have this,some guys say a turkey baster works to blow through the line but whatever you use when you're done pour hot water into the drain,if it goes down then you know the drain is clear.let me know what you find

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Oct 03, 2010

    also on some models the coil is behind the back wall of the freezer,next time send model number,if the evap coil is frozen and the fridge is warm you have a defrost problem,you have a bad heater,defrost thermostat,sensor or computer board,you'll have to shut down the machine, melt out all the ice and with a meter read out the heater and the t-stat,also another common problem with bottom mounts is that the door gets left open and the air ducts freeze up and you'll have ice,check the top of the door for ice,near the lite cover on the ceiling and you'll see frozen water droplets on the shelves and food,what you wrote described all of the above,without seeing it it's hard to say,if you tell me what you find and send model number i could help you out better

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