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GE Profile top freezer intermittently warms to 50 degrees for hours

The top freezer on my GE Profile Top-Freezer refrigerator PTS22LCRARWW will go as high as 45-50 degrees and stay there for as long as a day, then slowly cools down to as low as the 0 degree proper temp. The fridge will also warm to 45-50 degrees, but that seems to be due to the freezer warming.

My experienced independent serviceman has 1) vacuumed and cleaned the compressor and its vent, then after that didn't work, 2) changed the freezer temp sensor, then again after no change, 3) he replaced the evaporator fan motor. Still not fixed. HELP!

Many Thanks!

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mattozan
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SOURCE: Freezer stays cool but bottom stays warm.

I agree with your analysis, and recommend that you replace that fan between the two sections.

Posted on May 20, 2008

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: GE Profile PSC25 won't cool past 45 degrees

With that model that is a sign that defrost is not happening on time or the beginning of the problem. Temperatures in fresh food compartment above 38 are not safe. Look into the back of the freezer compartment and let me know if you see a frost line buildup. If yes it would be a good idea to manually defrost the freezer so you can remove the rear panel and check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. It's also important that with this model that the problem be resolved quickly. I can help you if you want. The defrost heater will be easy to see if burned out because it has a glass tube around the heating element. If you replace the defrost heater you should also change the defrost thermostat. Fan motors going bad on that refrigerator seem to always damage the control board and if the board is replaced the the fan motor should also. Let me know if you want me to help you, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Our refriderator (GE Profile) keeps losing its

With a Profile the problem is most times the defrost heater has burned out.I have yet to see the control board be the reason. Look into rear of freezer on rear panel if not defrosting it will have a frost line creeping up the panel wall. The defrost heaters for your model have glass tubes surrounding the heating element and most times one you get the ice melted away yo can see black marks inside glass where it burned out. So if you want to do this yourself unplug and remove the rear panel and defrost with a hair drier to speed things up. It may take about two more days before this begins so plan on saving all you can somewhere else. I know, yea right! Anyway things could be worse. I will list the parts you will need and contact info, Thanks Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: Weekly my top freezer warms to about 40 then

Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last 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 start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

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heatman101

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: GE Profile Arctica top freezer: freezer and fridge

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 checkout the last 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


heatman101

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

micromatikal
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SOURCE: Both sides warming up. Refrigerator freezes bottom

How old is the fridge? It sounds like the compressor itself is going bad. If you think it may still be under warranty please contact the manufacturer to file an RMA. If you happened to purchase the fridge with a major credit card (not a debit card) there is a good chance it may still be under the free extended warranty most credit cards place on electronics. Please contact your credit card company to inquire if they do this, and they will be able to file the claim and get you a refund for the fridge.

So sorry that I don't have better news but it is definitely a compressor issue and will at least need service, but I recommend checking your options so you don't need to pay for it.

Thanks
Tim

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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