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No air flow at all means Fan is not working. Also check damper between freezer and fridge.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017

Replace the fan motor. Sounds like bearings are going bad.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Could be freezer fan hitting something like frost buildup or a broken fan blade hitting the shroud that holds fan blade and fan motor

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GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Sep 18, 2015


GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Jul 05, 2012

That noise is probably your evap motor. A safe oil to use on it would be Zoomspout oil. You can get it from ace hardware.themobilian_560.jpg I would try and inspect the compartment looking for reasons why that puppy was so loud. Might be a failed defrost heater has the evap iced over.themobilian_561.jpgthemobilian_563.jpgthemobilian_564.jpg


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GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

The lower hinge on each door may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ΒΌ inch when opening and this assist in closing the door. If it's wore out and doesn't work the door may not seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if it rises up when opened.

Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

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GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

The fan has got to be looed at soon, it is out of balance, Sometimes shaft play or defrost problems will allow the fan to become loose like a tire on a car that needs speed balancing. It must be fixed replace and attended to soon because soft copper will only vibrate for a short time and form a crack to cause Freon loss. Sea Breeze

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010

If all of your food is freezing in the fresh food section, everywhere. then you have a faulty cold temperature control...the unit is running pretty much non stop, except for the defrost cycle. you will need to replace

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

The defrost drain hole in the freezer is frozen over causing the defrost water to enter the refrigerator through the air duct.
Turn the refrigerator off. Remove the floor panel and the rear panel from inside the freezer compartment.
Break up and remove the ice you see. Use a hair dryer to melt the ice in the drain trough in the rear of the freezer underneath the cooling coils.
You will see a small hole in the rear center of the drain trough. It must be completely defrosted so that water drains through it.
This will take quite some time to do.
You may want to do the above steps and then just leave the refrigerator OFF for several hours to let the drain hole melt by itself.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Dec 14, 2009

There should be four screws. Two in front on each side.
The two in the back or at the fan cover. in center. take teem out. slide the fan cover up and out. now you can take out the bottom. The drain is in the middle at the back. HOPES THIS HELPS


GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Sep 24, 2009

If the other shelves are not frosty then your compressor is failing or you have lost some of the refrigerant. Usually not worth repair unless under warranty.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Sep 10, 2009

There are a few things you could try. Make sure both the gasket and the area around the opening that the gasket rests on are clean dry and not iced over. Make sure your fridge is level. If those do not work you may need a new gasket. One thing is for sure it is Not normal. You could also try contactging a supervisor at A&E and explain what happened. You may have got a repairman who was having a bad day or just plain lazy! Good Luck!

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Jul 21, 2009

When the compressor stops, the movements of the internal components are normally absorbed by the internal spring supports. If a spring breaks, etc., the inner moving part will contact the outer case and give a knocking noise or two when it stops. You can make the compressor (even a new one) do this by giving it a shake. The compressor will most likely run for years this way with no performance problems. It is rather expensive to replace a compressor, (especially for only a noise issue) so most people just live with it or get a new refrig and use their old one as a second refrig in a basement or where ever. Please don't bother to rate this, as anything but a Fix-Ya drops my score.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Jan 20, 2009

Hi there!

Unfortunately the refrigerant gas has escaped, so will no longer function.

This appliance in now unrepairable, and should be replaced.

Check your home insurance, as you may be able to claim accidental breakage or loss of food due to refrigeration failure.

Sorry I cannot suggest a quick-fix for you.

If this information resolves the issue, Please take a moment to rate as Fixya. I know it's not repairable, but you needed to clarify that.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Jun 16, 2008

If your water supply line is not pinched closed somewhere and the fridge has electricity supplied then it may be the solenoid operated water supply valve that has failed. This electric actuated valve should open when you activate the switch in the door with your glass.

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on May 03, 2008

This is not a problem..This happens sometimes when the humidity is high...Another possibility is that your fridge is set to low..try setting it to medium or high if required and it will be done for..

GE (GTS16BBS)... | Answered on Oct 27, 2007

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