20 Most Recent GE PDS22SBRLSS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


I am wondering how often you are noticing this and if your ice cream is ok?

GE controls are different in the fact that they give you the temperature it is and if you hit the buttons then it will give you the setting you have. For example it might read 10' and you hit a button and then it will read 0' or whatever you have it set to whereas most controls only say the temperature that you want.

The fridge has an adaptive defrost and typically will go into defrost every 8-10 hours of run time. it is not uncommon for the temp to spike during this process and it is not high enough for long enough to start defrosting any food.

Ice cream is the breaking point! for most brands it will be rock solid at 0'.. soft at 5ish' and soup between 10-15'. I only buy breyers and it has a high fat content so it is usually very scoop able at 0' but most brands with ingredients you can not pronounce will be rock solid at 0'.

So.... if it is a short term thing and your ice cream is fine then I would chalk it up to opening the door during, or shorty after, a defrost cycle. But if it a regular thing and your ice cream is mush then I would start by making absolute sure that nothing is stopping that drawer. IE: look for boxes with smushed corners especially in the lower bin.check for anything under the drawer such as a pack of bacon or a lean cuisine (you would be surprised how often I see this) and lastly make sure that the coils are clean. If you have pets they can get blocked up causing inefficiency. you have to pull the unit out and take off the back panel to do this.

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Jan 28, 2018


Wow avocado green! Didn't know bottom freezer models were made that long ago. Make sure all fans and compressor is running. If all that is running and still not cooling, time to get new Fridge.

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Sep 27, 2017


It is not necessary to clean the evaporator coil.
The condenser coil underneath may need cleaning.
Use a long handle bottle brush and a vacuum cleaner.
Your refrigerator freezer temp will fluctuate from minus 5 degrees to plus 18 degrees on a regular basis.
It will not be a steady temp.

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Jul 24, 2010


Yes ! in most french door bottom freezer units there is a fan in the freezer behind the back panel that supplies air to the freezer as well as the frig. When the DC motor on the fan wares out the rpms reduce to the point that the volume of air supplied to both components is reduced to a point that the fan will support the freezer but not the frig. The price of the fan motor alone is around $80.00, if all of the components for the fan are replaced the parts will run about $200.00, if you are not going to do the work yourself it will probably cost in the neighborhood of $300.00 parts and labor.

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Jul 26, 2009


HI .did you pull the fridge, away from the wall, and clean out the drain tube ,at the back. if not pull fridge away from wall, find the drain tube, and clean. thanks the appliance doc

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Dec 12, 2008


Hi yes the dust bunnies you got out the front are at the back. clean all coil thanks the appliance doc

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Oct 30, 2008


Hi is there any ice built up at the back of the freezer. is the fan motor going if no ice or frost build up in freezer and fan motor is going . check the compressor. thanks the appliance doc

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Oct 17, 2008


yes its very important to have clean coils at the back it will run better

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Oct 16, 2008


hi is the fan motor running in the freezer. is there frost built up on the freezer wall did you pull fridge from the wall and clean the coils by the compressor

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Oct 16, 2008


i assume this is a frost free type with air drive from freezer to fridge to cool fridge.
if so, take back plate off inside freezer and you may find ice build up especially towards the top of the coils. melt off with a hairdryer carefully. the nother thing that may happen is that the return duct for air from the fridge may also become blocked with ice. this is more difficult as it is usually hidden behind the coils and the best bet in this case is to switch off for 24hrs with the door open

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Oct 08, 2008


problem is that the defrost system is not working.
remove back panel inside freezer and you will find pipework is full of ice. melt off carefully with a hairdryer. appliance will now work as this serves as a temporary repair
fault finding is not so easy but check that the defrost heater is not open circuit and check the thermal fuse in series with the heater is ok.
some frostfree are controlled by a simple mechanical timer which can also be faulty. if electronically controlled, you may be looking at a new module. get back to me if you want more help

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Aug 07, 2008


unit should shut off when temperature reached ie compressor and fan stop.
condensor is just a grid of pipework
heater only comes on when in defrost cycle

GE PDS22SBRLSS... | Answered on Jul 31, 2008

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