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alden estey Posted on May 08, 2007

GE Monogram damper door

I suspect a problem with the damper door on my GE Monogram bottom mount(ZIC360NRRH). Before I start tearing things apart to find the damper, I'm wondering if anybody can give me some hints on where to start looking (inside, at the back, fridge section, or freeezer section?) Thanks

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  • Posted on May 18, 2009

SOURCE: need to find model # for ge monogram 42" side-by-side (1992?)

on the 42" Monograms the Model & serial nomenclature are usually located behind the top panel in the center section to the right of the compressor panel. Hope this helps....Bill



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  • Posted on Jun 11, 2009

SOURCE: GE monogram fridge: Poor Cooling after cleaning

Temporary solution.
Open the top hook. leave it open overnight.
Check in the morning if the temperatures comes back to normal. It works for me!



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  • Posted on Jul 13, 2009

SOURCE: 42'' monogram getting very hot between doors and in unit above

This is typical for frost-free refridgerators/freezers. In order to keep ice from buiding up on the interior walls of the freezer section, the manufacturer installs electric defrosting elements and extra "warming" elements in the outer edges of the cabinet, normally around the door openings to help mitigate any frost/ice build up and surface condensation that typically occurs on the exterior surfaces as the doors are opened and closed frequently.

These edge warmers stay very warm to keep ice and condensation from accumulating and will become VERY very warm (hot) when the fridge/freezer is in the once a day defrost cycle.

Unless you have an energy saver switch (GE trademark) inside the fridge section, which you can turn off, there is no way to disable these added elements. If you find that you're getting ice building up in the freezer, you'll need to turn off the energy saver switch to resolve that issue.

Energy Saver switch "ON" means these elements are off, while having the ES switch "OFF" means those heaters are running all the time and costing you more in energy consumption


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  • Posted on Aug 01, 2009

SOURCE: GE Monogram will not accept freezer/fridge

My ge monogram gets warm every year this time of year. All of a sudden no ice and everything defrosts. We vacuumed vents up top last yr and it got cold again. What the heck???


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