Our unit is a GE Monogram side by side which is about 19 years old. About 3 weeks ago, the freezer stopped freezing and the refrigerator stopped cooling but the light inside still functioned. Cleaning the condenser and turning the electricity on and off had no effect. After a few days the freezer and refrigerator started working again and they have seemed to operate fine since then. Trying to figure out: whether to call a repair person or just replace the unit what type of repair to even suggest
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Re: GE Monogram side by side freezer and refrigerator
HI thanks for your question. the problem could have been, a defrost timer, stuck on defrost. or a failing thermostat. keep a close eye on it, if it stops again. get in touch and we fix the problem. thanks
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I just recently had that problem with a monogram, it turned out to be the temp control unit it's inside the refrigerator. It's control board gets a little corded from the moisture. You can unscrew it pretty easy, 2 screws and examine the board. If you see corrosion or burns on the solder points Just order a new one.
have the GE Monogram ZISB480 side by side.Once again I have your same problem of the freezer freezing (good), but
the refrig does not go below 45-50.All
the official repair guy did was do a quick 1 hour defrost.I did that also just two weeks ago and it was
fine.Now it is not cold enough
again.I just looked in the freezer
using a mirror I was able to push a 2"x2" trap door open towards the
fridge.It must be automated and
malfunctioning.Why the heck the repair
guy didn't work on that?This week I'll
call for another repair job ($85 for him to just come to my door) and ask him
to fix the trap door. -Bob
I had the same problem. GE Man said that since the unit had been allowed to warm so much, we needed to empty it, unplug it, and totally leave it alone for 24 hours for any excess water to drain out. Then, we needed to plug it in and let it run with NO ITEMS INSIDE AND NO OPENING OF THE DOORS AT ALL for 48 hours. After that, we started using it again and it was Perfect!! I thought it was a lost cause, so this worked and didn't cost me a dime!!
We need to have a look at the main control board part number WRO2X11838 Tell me if the compressor is running while no cooling or if stopped. Unplug refrigerator and see if the top of compressor is too hot to keep you hand on. My drawing show the control bord in the area of the compressor and inside a box. Let me know if it has burn marks on both sides. Thanks, Let me know, Sea Breeze
Did you clean the condenser? Is the unit FULLY defrosted? Defrost fully!!!!!!
Did he check the amount of gas in the unit? If your unit has low gas...it is in need of more. R12 is expensive.
Check gas level: Shut unit for at least one hour. View compressor. Several pipes...we're looking at the largest. Start the unit. This pipe will begin to frost. If it does not clear to dry, ice or wet...stays frosted...it is low. Get the repair guy back ... but ask how much he'll charge first.