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Bought GE freezer @3yrs ago used for 1 yr put into storage took out this year plugged in won't start up light on inside comes on model FUF 17DMDRWH

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SOURCE: GE Upright Freezer is not freezing

It is very common for the "relays" to go out on the compressor. The relays are mounted on the left side of the compressor. You need to find an "Appliance Parts Store" and buy an "RO-41". (this is a relay) it cost no more than 10 bucks. Go home with your new bought relay and pull your refrigerator out from the wall. Don't forget to unplug it! Take off the rectangle card board cover off the bottom of the refrigerator "in back"... More than likely 1/4 nut driver. Now look for the compressor--"The Roundish black thing the size of a basketball". Next, you will see a box looking thing (black, white) mounted on the side of the compressor with 2 wires going to it. Next take it off the side of the compressor. It just pulls straight off! Sometime though it may be held in place by a little clip. Now read the instructions with the RO-41(inside cover). You will end up cutting the old relays off. Take the two wires that went to it and wire them into the relay(follow the instructions w/relay) then other wires on relay plug right into the compressor! AND THATS IT! It sounds hard but aint... goodluck!!!

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

SOURCE: Ge upright freezer, 4 years

Might be the condenser/compressor fan isn't running......

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: 10 yr old GE side by side: freezer is leaking

Your drain is frozen up and so every time unit goes into defrost the water refreezes in the freezer's bottom. You either have to shut fridge off completely and let it dethaw or use hot water and an ice pick to hurry up the process. The drain is located in the very back of freezer. You will have to pull out the bottom drawer to see it. Good luck

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: in storage 3yrs. cleaned up, plugged in and only

it may be in defrost mode   it could have been in defrost mode at the time of your unplugging it   wait 30 minutes and see if it works   if not the defrost timer may need replacing   i've bought them new for $20 for a universal one   a repair company may charge $80 to repair your fridge

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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SOURCE: @15 yr old GE top freezer fridge. Top freezer

check to see if an internal fan is fitted. This may have stopped/ burnt out. if fan is running try 24 hr defrost.

Posted on May 17, 2010

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