Question about GE Freezers
I can feel it vibrate. When i take the fan and point it toward the bottom of freezer it turns on, but, when i turn it upright it shuts off.
This one sounds like the defrost timer is not working and you are not getting a defrost cycle every 6-8 hours (or when needed). Another issue could be that air (moisture) is getting in from a leaky door seal, etc. and causing the freeze up. If you have a sealed system problem where the cooling coils are not uniformly frosted up then the defrost thermostat will not "know" there is an ice condition and therefore not go into defrost mode (same issue if the defrost t-stat is bad). After you have ALL the ice out of the unit it would be a good idea to take the interior rear cover off so you can view the coils. Start the freezer back up and watch over the next 1/2 hour or so to see that the entire coil is frosting up uniformly. If it isn't you may have a plugged system, a leak causing low refrigerant, etc. If over time the coils look uniformly frosted up you may have a defective defrost heating element itself (no heat, no defrost sort of thing). The defrost elements can be checked with a multimeter for continuity if you know how to do that sort of thing. It's hard to know a person's ability by these forums or if they can tackle certain test procedures.
Posted on Nov 13, 2006
IF NOT THE THE DEFROST TIMER YOUR DEFROST HEATER OR DEFROST TERMINATOR IS BAD,REMOVE BACK PANEL INSIDE THE FREEZER YOU WILL SEE A LONG SINGLE OR DOULE POLE SHAFT THIS IS YOUR HEAT REMOVE BOTH LEADS ONE ON EACH END PUT YOUR VOLT METER ON OMES AND PUT ONE LEAD ON EACH END IF YOU GET ANY KIND OF READING YOUR HEATER IS STILL GOOD AND THE LITTLE ROUND CLIP ON TERMANATOR IS BAD, IF NO READING THE HEATER IT IS BAD,REPLACE-GET THE MODEL NUMBER INSIDE FREEZER AND GO TO LOCAL APPLIANCE PARTS STORE TO GET HEATER-REPLACE AND PUT BACK TOFETHER AND YOU SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO,ALSO MAKE SURE THE FREEZER FAN IS NOT STUCK AND TURNING,IF NOT TURNING SPIN IT WITH YOUR FINGER AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET IT GOING AGAIN,LET ME KNOW
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Sounds like the system is low on freon. The other common problem is a dirty condenser. Insure the condenser is clean, if it is. You will need to charge the system with freon. Which only a qualified refrigeration tech should do.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
SOURCE: FREEZER ALARM WILL NOT SHUT OFF
You can try 2 things. Unplug it for about 2-3 minutes and then replug it. It should reset itself. You can silence the alarm or muffle it. Silencing it should be hard. Disconnect it from its source. You may want to find out why it is alarming constantly. Have you called Sears and asked them?
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Hi, The walls are getting hot because that is where the condesor coils are. The condensor coils are where the heat is disperst that is trap as the coolant pumps through the evaporator coils inside. The fact that it is holding 0 degrees is a good sign. Is this freezer in a garage?
Check the door seals to make sure no heat is getting into the freezer other then when the door is opened.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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When the top half of a freezer is not working properly it is a sign that the air circulation within the freezer is not functioning. In other words, the freezer refrigerant is still working properly, but the cold air it produces isn't going anywhere: Instead, it is sinking to the bottom of the freezer (heat rises) where it does an excellent job of keeping that half of the freezer cold while missing the top section entirely.
The air circulation problem is usually caused by a fan issue. Find where your fan connects to the refrigerant system and pumps the air out into the freezer. If the fan blades are stuck or frozen, you may be able to loosen them or replace the fan. If the fan works mechanically but does not turn on the problem lies with the motor instead. In this case, you can replace the motor or call a professional it may also be fan or evaporator
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