My GE Refrig is about 10 yrs old. The only number I can find on the back is TFX22PME. The Freezer is working but the refrigerator is not cool enough. I have tried to turn the thermostat down to coolest, the compressor is hot to the touch and the fan is running.
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Re: GE refrigerator not cooling
On most refrigeration, the refrigerant goes to the freezer first and the tail end to the fridge. it is probable that the compressor is failing. compressors are quite hotg when running but not too hot to touch. if the compressor is too hot that also indicates failure. doubt it is worth repair
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check that the compressor is working by feeling for motor vibrations at the compressor, hot compressor unit or hot fins or back wall of the fridge
if there is not heat then the compressor is not working
call a technician as it could be a start/run capacitor failed or compressor seized
get a quote as some compressor replacements cost as much as a new fridge
check that the utility power is getting to the fridge/freezer
If your refrig is 10 yrs old or les , then yes , this is normal . It pulls air in from the back over the condensor coils then compressor and out thru the front . The refrig should be 3-4 inches from the wall so it can pull fresh air thru . If any closer , the hotter the air will be causing the coils and compressor to be hotter than designed for therefore causing less life for the refrig . The WARM air is good meaning the refrig is cooling properly .
Good day, The freezer fan motor going bad, would cause all the symtoms you described. Remove it, take it to an appliance parts house, where they will be glad to test it. If bad, replace. P.S. Always replace the blade as well when replacing a GE motor.
The model number you post appears to be incorrect.
The buzzing was from the evaporator fan blade hitting on some ice build up. Getting to it on a bottom freezer refrig is a bit of a pain in the back side. If your model has a pull out freezer drawer, that has to be removed, the icemaker removed, one side of the drawer supports from the freezer wall, all to allow you to remove the back wall of the freezer to get to the fan. You may be able to just thaw out the fan and surrounding area then which will get your refrig cooling again, if the ice was just around the fan area. On the pain in the but repair scale of 1 - 10, this one rates at least a 7.