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GE Profile Side by Side Refrigerator Model # PSS26LSRD SS Freezer works but the refrigerator portion got so hot it melted the butter inside and spoiled everything. I took a hair dryer and melted the ice from the coils inside freezer conpartment seemed to help some. cleaned all compartments and vacumed off compressor,Refrigerator still will not cool below 40 degrees. Freezer seems to work fine. Not sure

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  • ranburns May 28, 2011

    Can you send me diagrams or do I need to get them off the parts website.
    From what you know where would you begin?

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The temperature setting in the fridge section of your refrigerator is generated by diverting a part of the cold air generated in the freezer. This is done with the help of a fan and is controlled with a thermistor. If the temperature doesn't drop low enough then either the fan is faulty and it will have to be replaced
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3875639
or it's not properly commanded because either the thermistor is faulty
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3185407
or the control board itself has failed and it continuously activates the defrost resistance
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=4436216
If you need diagrams you can find them here
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5236940&diagram_id=23953624#d23953624

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  • Azrael SRL May 28, 2011

    Take them from the site - open the last link, click on each diagram at a time, right click on them and select Save image option - it will be a gif file. Later you can print them. I would start by testing and replacing the thermistor, then the fan and only as a last resort i would access and test the board.

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