20 Most Recent GE PFS22SISSS Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator - Page 2 Questions & Answers


HI. In order to relay proper direction and service diagrams, I will need you to post the entire model number, asap. This very important ID information is not posted in your initial question. Your control display board has failed. With that said; it may be possible to reset the chip by unplugging the unit for five minutes. This will force a hard reset and may possibly correct the chip fault, if the damage is not too severe.

If the hard reset dose not produce positive result, you will need to replaced the damaged display board. Please post the entire model number associated with the affected unit, asap.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Aug 03, 2010


Very common problem is the evap fan located in the freezer section is the cause. Sorry but this is controlled by the main board on the back and only way to fix the problem is with a new board. Sorry about the news but it is the problem.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on May 31, 2010


FF probably stands for "Frost Free". Yes. Your defrost circuit must have a temp sensor to tell it when the defrost is working. And for your fridge...it isnt.

The warm fridge/barely cold freezer are both common symptoms of extreme frosting of the cooling coils.

You need to manually defrost this unit and replace the defrost element and/or the controller board/power supply. You can buy them pretty cheaply online. Replacement is a lot easier if you just shut off the fridge and let it come to room temp before removing the coil cover.

Go to the GE website and get an online diagram of your fridge so you can see where the parts all reside. If you timer is mechanical it should have a way to manually trigger it to confirm the heater element works. IC based boards need special commands to go manual.....but you should be able to get this info from GE.

Good luck and be careful.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on May 11, 2010


Hi,
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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...

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


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010


I would call your GE service company and give them the model number and serial number of your frig. They can look up which board fits your frig.
I hope this helps.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


Good day,
This is a problem that shows up here frequently as cold weather settles in.
You have two compartments side by side that are connected by an opening at both the top and bottom.
The left compartment is normally kept at zero degrees, while the right compartment is ideally 37 degree.
All refrigeration takes place in the freezer compartment. No cooling system exists in the fresh food side.

When the machine is on and running, a fan motor circulates air throughout the freezer, and by the design of the duct work in the freezer, forces some of that zero degree air into the fresh food compartment.
That air although only a small amount, settles down through the fresh food compartment and is returned to the freezer.
When in proper balance, it allows one system to produce 2 different temperatures.

During periods of time when the temperatures in the kitchen are cooler than summer, when the machine has lighter usage, it begins running less.
That is the main problem.
When not running, and the fan not circulating, the colder air, being heavier than the warmer air in the fresh food compartment, starts pushing freezer air into the bottom return duct. If the off time is great enough,any given day, the air from the freezer will push into the bottom crisper area, and in some cases cause below freezing temperatures.

Setting the freezer, fresh food, or both to a warmer setting, can many times help offset the problem to a degree, but not always eliminate it completely.

Upscale machines such as Sub Zero, use 2 compressors, 2 fan motors and are completely isolated from each other, thus solving the problem.

Using one compressor and one fan will always be a balance problem issue, and is not limited to any particular brand.
Raising the temperature in the room, and increased usage of the fresh food side will always help.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009


HI, you will need to inspect the compressor to make sure it is cycling in intervals. if the compressor is not cycling, this will confirm compressor failure. The evaporator fan blows cold air into the freezer and from there it vents into the refrigerator. Occasionally the vents between the freezer and refrigerator can become clogged with ice, food or other debris. In most refrigerators the cold control for the refrigerator opens and closes these vents. That mechanism may become inoperative resulting in the vents becoming stuck open or closed.

Inspect the vents to determine what is preventing the free flow of air. An overcrowded refrigerator or freezer may be the cause. In other cases the vents may need to be cleaned or ice melted away. To remove a build up of ice, use a hair dryer set to "low". Using a higher setting may damage the freezer. CAUTION: Do not let melting ice drip onto the hair dryer. In some models, the vent is located under the temperature control console. The housing either snaps into place or is held in place with screws. Remove the screws, or gently depress the retaining clips with a small screwdriver. Allow the housing to hang by its wiring. A freezer vent control may also have to be removed to access the vent. In some freezer-on-top models, it may be necessary to remove the floor of the freezer to inspect for obstructions.

The condenser coils dissipate heat. If dust and debris accumulate around the coils, your refrigerator may not be able to cool properly, it may run continuously or it may stop completely as a result of an overheated compressor. You should clean rear-mounted coils once a year. Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. Refrigerators are heavy, never tip one forward or backward. Never attempt to move a refrigerator without an assistant. Vacuum or brush the coils. If coils have a filmy build-up, use warm soapy water to clean them. Take care not to spill or drip water onto the components of the refrigerator.You should clean floor level coils at least twice a year. Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. Vacuum or brush the coils. Remove the grill from the front of the refrigerator and use a vacuum with a wand attachment to remove any dust and debris. The grill should snap off and on. Pull firmly toward you and possibly upward to remove the grill. If it does not come off with a modest effort, check for screws or retaining clips that may hold it in place.

Another inspection point will be the door seals. This is a easy way for the cold air to escape from your unit as well. thsi will cause the temperature to rise. The seal should make smooth continuous contact with the refrigerator case. When the seal does not seal completely, warm air enters the appliance. This results in more frequently compressor operation and possibly the inability of the appliance to maintain proper temperature. To test the seal, use the dollar bill test. Place a a dollar bill or a piece of paper between the seal and the refrigerator and close the door. Now pull the paper out. You should feel tension as you pull. Retest along the entire door seal. Replace the seal if the test was unsuccessful.

Next will be the door switch. The interior light in most refrigerators, and the fan in some, is controlled by a door switch. When the door is closed, the switch is depressed and the interior light goes off and the fan resumes normal operation. If the door is misaligned or the switch malfunctions, the refrigerator may become warm as a result of the non-operation of the evaporator fan and the heat generated by the interior light. Test the switch for continuity using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Place a probe on each terminal. The multimeter should change from a reading of infinity to zero when the probes touch the terminals. With the probes still touching the terminals depress the switch, the reading should change back to infinity. If it does not pass both of these tests, the switch should be replaced.

Be sure to confirm evaporator fan function as well. if the fan is defective, it will prevent proper cooling as well.

This will conclude the most common issue with a under preforming unit. I would advise to check all the above and, if the unit continues to not cool after all the above adjustments are made, i will recommend replacing the cold control device,thermostat and main circuit board.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Oct 19, 2009


Check to see if the freezer fan is turning. If this fan doesn't work properly, adequate cold air is not moved from the freezer to the refrigerator.

If the fan is turning, you likely can hear it. It should be behind an access plate at the top of the freezer. If you can't hear the fan, remove this plate, and look at it. If it's not turning, you need to replace the fan motor.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Oct 14, 2009


The compressor motor has seized up and what you can hear is either the thermal overload switching off the motor when it realises that there is too much heat being generated by the stalled motor or the start relay trying to hit the start windings with a new voltage and failing to do so.

You can obtain a new compressor motor which will also mean a re-gas of the system

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Oct 05, 2009


does it run all night too?
the fridge will run as long as it needs to to obtain and maintain the selected temperature,
the freezer should be set to zero and the fridge to 38

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Sep 04, 2009


Since it's both it suggest to me that it's the water inlet valve which is on the back where the water supply hooks up. Using an amp meter see if there is voltage to it when you try the dispenser. See if there is any noise coming from the valves when you try.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Aug 16, 2009


Warm to hot water and a rag. Very simple get a pale to keep water rung out from wrag.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Aug 07, 2009


Shut the air flow into the crispers if you can. If not, turn the refrigerator temperature warmer by just a few degrees. The air into the fridge from the freezer is channeled into the crispers.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Jul 01, 2009


I take it your deg f on the thermometer would be more accurate than the unit display, it equates to 8.3 deg c this is to warm obviously.

we could have an issue with the thermostat or a refrigererant problem here, get it checked its definately not going to get over this problem without someone taking a proper look I'm afraid.
let me know if you need to talk more.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Jun 24, 2009


Your problem is not a recall it is the fan and how many items you have in your freezer. Is it stuffed pretty full?

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Jun 01, 2009


spray silicone.some are flamable,but just give a little spray and let the solvent evaporate,just takes a minute.i have done this many many times on service calls.i buy the walmart brand. God bless ,tom

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Jan 25, 2009


To reach the icemaker power switch, pull the
shelf above the ice bin straight out. Always
be sure to replace the shelf.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Jan 13, 2009


Most likely it is the Main Control Board also called the Motherboard. It is located on the rear of the unit behind the smaller axcess panel. Becareful with the wiring if you attempt to change the board. There is a slight possibilty that it is the dispay board, but it is unlikely.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Dec 29, 2008


Do a "temp" test. Put a normal thermometer in a glass of water and put it in the fridge overnight. Is the water temp matching the set point temp? It can be +/- 5 degrees (not an exact science sort of thing). But basically if the fridge is working OK and you just have a setpoint I'd say it's probably not worth the effort to change the thermistor, etc.

GE PFS22SISSS... | Answered on Jan 17, 2007

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