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16 month old GE Profile refrigerator with bottom freezer can no longer maintain freezer temp. With control set at zero degrees, freezer temp varies from twenty down to six degrees. Both sides of cabinet around freezer door are quite warm although the ambient temperature is neither hot nor especially humid. This refrigerator has functioned perfectly up until the past week.

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  • bkbkbkt Jun 27, 2008

    Turns out the motherboard had failed and was not sending voltage to the cooling fan, but I guess not the first time GE has had this problem as they replaced the board for free and waived the service call fee even though the unit was over a year old. BTW, the online scheduling for an appointment, as well as the service call itself could not have gone any smoother. Thanks for your help.

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Greetings bkbkbt,

Many times this behavior is an early indicator that your unit either needs freon or might have a compressor issue. I would advise contacting a repair person before this problem gets worse.

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Dorothy
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