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SOURCE: GE Profile Refrigerator PFS22SISBSS Bottom Freezer Temperature Indicators

I finally called GE about the non-working LED's and the temperature fluctuation. It's a known problem as many consumers have posted online. I called 800-386-1215 several times. What I found is I'd get different menu options nearly each time I called. The way I got to a 'helpful' human follows: Call above number; you will/may here a voice that states only 'for recalled appliances press 9' (may also have options for repair or parts) PRESS 0; next menu PRESS 5; you'll hear 'for less than 1 yr old press 1' and 'for more than 1 yr press 2'. In my case I pressed 2, then got a menu with 'for refrigerators PRESS 2'. Spoke to a woman who never denied that GE has a motherboard problem. She offered to provide a free motherboard but no labor. I asked (to be sure) if I would have to pay labor, she said yes or I could have $400 off a new crappy GE fridge. She said I would have to have a repairman come to diagnose the problem, then order the part and then come back to repair. I then said, 'You're telling me that I have to pay for TWO service calls to repair a known GE defect???? How much should I expect to pay for these TWO service calls???' She then asked me to hold, then came back on the line and told me that GE would pay the labor for the repair.
I also asked if GE was willing to do anything about the 25 cent door latch that cracked after 11 months (and is attached to the door gasket a $228.00 part) or the rusting wire freezer baskets and was told no. Hey, worth a try! The fact that they said no ensures that I will continue on my crusade to warn anyone who'll listen not to buy GE! Keep calling, after I got the right menu the wait was short the whole call was less than 15 minutes.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: GE PTS22SHS Top Freezer Refrigerator temperature problem (-43)

Its always good to have a backup , the problem with your new ge is the sensor or the whole control board , ge will most likely pay you for what you lost in the unit. The sqeeky wheel gets the oil. Sorry I know the feeling , Good luck

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: The temperature settings for the refrigerator and

I have the same problem with this refrigerator. It looks like Sears Parts Direct sells all the parts for this unit except for the printed circuit board and temperature control switches. I called my local repairman and set up an appointment. He called back to cancel his appointment because he was also unable to get the electronics. Were you able to fix your unit? What did you replace?

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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SOURCE: centrigrade to farenheit

Read the manual

Posted on Nov 01, 2010

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Why is the refrigerator side is freezing food


First some fridge 101, the refrigerator/freezer models cool by directly refrigerating the freezer section and the refrigerator section is cooled when "some" of the cold air from the freezer is directed over to the refrigerator side (typically by a fan) to keep food fresh and not frozen a temperature controlling damper opens and closes to regulate the temperature of the fridge by introducing more or below freezing air into the cabinet. In older models where the freezer was on top the air simply "gravity" drained into the refrigerator cabinet, if the food was too cold you turned the fridge knob up and less air sank from the freezer to the fridge, simple but effective.

When you adjust the temperature level it controls the freezer temperature and this turns the compressor on and off to keep the food frozen. There is typically a knob or lever and some even have electric dampers that open and close to direct more or less air from the freezer and direct it to the refrigerator cabinet based on your temperature requirements.


Now that you know how it works there are a couple things to check. If the condenser coil is plugged with dust the internal system pressure will rise and in some cases make the fridge an over achiever and can chill too much so check/clean the condenser coil. Check the freezer temperature control and turn in up, also make sure the fridge temperature control setting is not set too cold.

Finally as the temperature changes around the refrigerator it will have an effect on the inside of the fridge too so expect to turn it up and down as the environment changes, down in the summer and up in the winter.

Hope the novel helps to resolve your issues.

Nov 01, 2017 | Refrigerators

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The freezer is set at -4. How do I adjust it? Everything is freezing too much.


Hi Marisa:
Following is the instruction for adjusting the freeser temperature for your Samsung refrigerator:
You press the freezer temperature button repeatedly till you see your desired temperature. If you want to set it to -2F, stop when the display shows -2F and don't press the freezer button again. After 5 seconds this new temperature will be set.

The instructions from the Samsung manual is shown below:
Controlling the Freezer temperature:
The Freezer temperature can be set between 8°F and -14°F to suit your particular needs. Press the Freezer button repeatedly until the desired temperature is shown in the temperature display. Keep in mind that foods like ice cream may melt at 4°F. The temperature display will move sequentially from -14°F to 8°F. When the display reaches 8°F, it will begin again at -14°F. Five seconds after the new temperature is set, the display will again show the actual current freezer temperature. However, this value will be changed to the new temperature.

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Temperature


Hello R, thank you for your question! Generally speaking it is recommended that the temperature knob is set in the middle for both the refrigerator and freezer compartment for top mount refrigerators. The temperature can be adjusted by moving the knob in small increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize. If you desire a colder temperature, then turn the knob towards COLDER, or for warmer temperature, turn the knob towards COLD. Turning the refrigerator control will change temperatures in both compartments. For example, if the refrigerator control is turned to a colder setting, the freezer control may have to be adjusted to a warmer setting. Turning the freezer control will only change the freezer temperature. Hope this proves to be helpful!

Jul 22, 2013 | Refrigerators

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We cannot change the temperature of the freezer. Everything,even the water to the ice machine is so frozen (8*) that we cannot get ice. How do we change the temperature


I am not sure what model you have, but on my RF265AABP there are two buttons and digital displays at the top of the refrigerator, visible when the doors are open. One sets freezer temperature, the other refrigerator temperature. On my model if they read 88 88 with a blinking digit, it indicates a broken wire to a temperature sensor, usually the ice maker sensor since it tends to get snagged and damaged easily.

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How should I set the temperature. The refridgerator and freezer is not able to maintain a consistent temperature. What is the correct freezer and top refridgerator setting and how do I know it has accepted...


Basically the thermostat controlls the freezer temperature which turns the compressor on and off.
The refrigerator section receives cold air from the freezer to cool it down.
So when the freezer is off there may not be enough cold air left for the refrigerator.
Fridges can never give you a perfect temperature every time there will always be a drift one way or another.
Once you reset the temperature the numbers or an led should blink at you to confirm the changes you made

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GE GSS25LGMFWW side by side. Freezer will run till iced up then defrost everything in the freezer compartment. Why is it doing this?


hi, have you try adjusting the temperature:

To change the temperature, press and release the
WARMER or COLDER pad. The SET light will come
on and the display will show the set temperature.
To change the temperature, tap either the
WARMER or COLDER pad until the desired
temperature is displayed. The
freezer temperatures can be adjusted between
–6°F and +6°F.

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I have a rm2611 refrigerator which has lights, no fan


There's a capacitor by or on the compressor that probalbly needs replacing. This is the cheapest route .

Jul 05, 2009 | Dometic RM2620 Refrigerator

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GE PTS22SHS Top Freezer Refrigerator temperature problem (-43)


Its always good to have a backup , the problem with your new ge is the sensor or the whole control board , ge will most likely pay you for what you lost in the unit. The sqeeky wheel gets the oil. Sorry I know the feeling , Good luck

Dec 30, 2008 | GE PTS22SHS Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Frig freezer bosch kgv3120gb/01 with the thermostat set at no 5 the temperature in the freezer compartment is only minus 5


Hello button7
Welcome,

How old is your unit?

  1. Check if your freezer is packed so full that you have articles covering the air vents found in the rear of most freezers.
  2. This would restrict the cold air from circulating between the freezer and fridge compartments ,thus inconsistent temperatures may arise!
In today's refrigerator / freezers they share the air in a circulation process.

Or you may have this problem

Low refrigerant change
If the unit has a low refrigerant change, the freezer will not reach proper temperatures. This must be checked by a qualified technician due to EPA regulations.

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Oct 14, 2008 | Bosch Refrigerators

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MY FREEZER IS GETTING TOO COLD AND THE FRIDGE IS NOT GETTING COLD AT ALL


In most refrigerator freezers, the refrigerator gets its cold from the freezer. The evaporator fan circulates air over the coils in the freezer and cold air circulates into the refrigerator through vents. If the vents are blocked or closed, then the fridge will not get cold enough but the freezer will. If neither is cold enough, then the number of possibilities increases.
Lowering the freezer temperature will increase the cooling cycle activity. Setting the refrigerator temperature may have little affect on the cooling cycles because it simply changes the vent opening size. Decreasing the fridge temperature opens the vents more and increases air circulation from the freezer.
The temperature can be adjusted using the controls found inside the refrigerator or freezer. The ideal freezer temperature is about 0 to 5 degrees (F) and about 38 degrees (F) for the fridge.
Measure the temperature by placing a cup of water with a cooking thermometer into the refrigerator for about 2 hours or more. To test the freezer, substitute alcohol or cooking oil.

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