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GE Artica wont go below 30 in freezer has plenty of freon where i put the piercing valve in is frozen

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: ge profile artica refrigerator/freezer won't

The refridgerator was in showroom mode. I just unplugged it and plugged it back in, to correct the problem.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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It's most likely a leak in the line feeding the icemaker -- or it may just be loose. Could be the valve, but less likely. It'll have to be removed to find out.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Artica PSS29NGNA no ice is being / no water flow on ice side

It is possible the water control valve on the back of the refrigerator is defective. When the thermostat in the ice maker tells the water control valve to ope after dumping the ice. Try filling the ice maker with tap water and let it freeze and cycle one time. It is also possible that the fill tube for the ice maker has frozen shut because of the slow continious flow of a leaking water control valve. You can try to clear the ice with a hair dryer, but if the control valve continues to let water buy will have another damaged ice maker. The part number for the water control valve is WR57X10032 and you can enter parts numbers and model numbers on the search feature at the link below. Let me know how thing are and if you were able to get this under control, I am here to help if you like, sorry I just today saw your post, Thanks, Sea Breeze

http://servicepartstec.blogspot.com/

Posted on May 21, 2009

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John Tripp

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SOURCE: My freezer (ge artica) temperature goes up to 40%, then cools dow

The main problem with the Artica/Profile is that they have a main control board and a thermostat board inside the fresh food compartment. I have a repair manual and will send you a copy if you want but we are going to have to look at the control boards for burn marks. Let me know if you need me. Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

Rene J Solis

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SOURCE: My GE Profile Artica ice maker is making ice, but

Hi!!

The Ice Maker and the Freezer/Fridge part of the unit work separate, that's why you get the ice made but the freezer can't keep it frozen.

Most likely the condenser, located in the back of the freezer is all frozen and covered with ice pluggin up the air ducts to the fridge, preventing it from cooling.

One quick solution will be unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it’s own or remove the freezer's back panel and using a heat gun or hair dryer to melt the ice, this will take about 20 to 30 min..

There are various reasons this type of problem:

The temp. controls are not set properly. Set controls according to manufacturer recomendation.
The small fan in the freezer is not working,
The defros timer is not working or,
The defrost heater coil is busted.

Once the ice is melted, plug unit back in and check for unit reactions. You should be able to hear the freezer fan working. Also, you'll hear about 4 to 6 times a day the defrost heater melting the ice in the back of the freezer, if NOT, check heater coil for continuity.

Don't forget to rate this post. Good Luck.

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How do I apply refrigerant?


******This is for educational purposes only. Handling, recovery and installation of refrigerant should be done by experienced, licensed technicians.******

The first thing you want to do is very that the problem you are having is caused by failure in the sealed system or something else. There are a multitude of checks you can do but we'll take the fast track.
1) Confirm that the compressor is running. Usually when the machine is low on freon, the compressor will run but not generate a lot of heat.
2) Remove the rear wall of the freezer and check the evaporator coils. If the coils are mostly aluminum, with a small section of frost or ice, then you have a freon issue, if completely covered in frost or ice, stop this route and diagnose for defrost issues.
3) Verify all fans are running, coils are clean.
Okay, if your check list all check good, then move forward with the sealed system diagnosis. The tools you'll need for checking are as follows:
1) HVAC guages, not automotive.
2) A piercing valve, some machines have an access port already, but most don't. I use a bpv-31.
WIth the machine running, locate the suction line coming from the compressor, it will be the bigger of the two. The smaller line is called a discharge line and is part of the high side of the freon loop. DO NOT MESS WITH THIS LINE. Once located, install the piercing valve, pierce the line, attach your gauge using the blue line, and open the valve. You'll now be able to see the pressure in the machine. You'll notice the outside numbers on the blue gauge, most in blue, the lower portion in green going to 30. The green means a vacuum. Your freon level should be anywhere between 5 and 10 on the blue side.
If your number is in the blue but way past 10 with the compressor running you have a restriction and you should stop and call a tech.
If your number is in the blue but below 5, you may have a micro leak.
If your in the green, the machine is in a vacuum and has a significant leak.
********* Note that knowingly adding freon to a machine with a leak without first repairing the leak is a federal offense, and carries a major fine, like $25,000.*******

Now, lets say the machine is in a vacuum, like at -10, or 10 in the green, we'll go to the next steps. If your gauges read like 30 in the green stop because thats a major leak. The tools you'll need for the repair are as listed:
1) Gauges
2) valve (already installed)
3) vacuum/recovery pump
4) freon
5) Freon can piercing tool since your only going to be able to but the small cans without epa certification.
6) recovery bag

Okay, turn the machine off. Leave the gauges connected and connect the yellow line to the recovery pump, with the pump connected to recovery bag. Turn on and open manifold (gauges) valve and vacuum all the old Freon out of the machine. Let the pump run for about 30 minutes.
Next, close the manifold valve, then turn the pump off. The needle on the gauges should be at 30 in green and not move. If for any reason the needle moves upward toward the 0 then you have a major hole somewhere and it has to be sealed.
If the vacuum holds, take the yellow hose off the pump, pierce the Freon can with the clamp (tool) and connect yellow hose to it. You'll want to unscrew the yellow hose at the manifold for a brief second to vent the air out, leaving only Freon. You don't want any moisture in the sealed system.
Now this is the part where you should have Freon scales, or a graduated cylinder to measure the amount of Freon. On the sticker on the inside of the machine, you'll see the amount that goes in the machine. Most cans are 10 oz . Most machines don't use that much, and over charging a machine will cause it not to cool.
Add your Freon by opening the manifold valve, and be sure the piercing valve is open as well. Get as close to the amount as possible. When done, close the manifold and watch the pressure to make sure it stabilizes and doesn't drop down. With the machine off it will be pretty high.
Plug the machine in and leave the gauges connected and watch the pressure on the gauge, it will drop, your concern is that the needle finally rest between 5 -10 in the blue.
If this is the case, Close the piercing valve, remove the gauges and your done.
******* Remember this a short hand version of Freon installation. This is nothing compared to actually having the right equipment, training and experience.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jason_4570d45317834dd3

Jun 22, 2012 | Refrigerators

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Where do you get tap to add freon


I always get my tap valves at www.apdepot.com. The best ones to use are bpv-31 bullet piercing valves, because they are capable of piercing a variety of line sizes, so your not limited to your tap location and find the most accessable spot.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jason_4570d45317834dd3

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I HAVE A 5 CU. FT. FREEZER AND IT NEEDS FREON. I DONT SEE A FITTING TO INSTALL THE FREON WERE AND HOW DO I PUT THE FREON IN?


Hi, most chest type freezers do not come with service valves to add freon. Why, don't know but its frustrating to me as a commercial Refrigeration Contractor. If you are sure you have a leak, and you know its low on charge, check the data plate to see what freon it takes. Most older models have R-12. Some are 134-A, and I have had some that are R-404A. If your lucky, it will be the 134-A that you can buy at any auto store. When I come across a unit like this, I have what is called a bullet piercing valve or saddle valve that is attached to the suction line of the unit. It is a 2-piece valve that has adapters to fit lines from 1/4" to 3/8" lines. You can find ones for larger lines. They are held on with 3- Allen head screws tightened down evenly so they don't leak when you pierce it. It has a 1/4 " fitting for a service tech's manifold gauges. Your problem would be if it is 134-a, is the hose kit will not fit the valve, as they are made to fit a auto fitting. I know they sell adapters at refrigeration parts houses to convert these to fit, but you need to be a contractor. If you have a Grangers any where near you, this will be your best bet to get both the saddle valves, and the adapter you will need. If you had any way to get a regular service manifold set, that would be a plus. I know this will be your hold up, that and freon if its not the 134-a. Anyway, thats how its done by installing a bullet piercing valve. Once its clamped on the line, the larger of the 2 coming off the compressor, there is a set screw in the center of valve. With hose attached, screw the set screw down to pierce the can. Now, once it is down, it will not flow until you turn the set screw back the other way. When you know you have enough, turn it back to shut it off. Remove the hose and put the supplied cap on the valve. Thats how its done. I wish you the best of luck.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7
A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Contractor.
Please don't forget to rate me as I know you will be kind. I will check the comment box if you need more help, so leave me a comment if you do. Thank you!

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My GE Profile Artica ice maker is making ice, but when I open my freezer, there are icicles from the ice compartment one the food below the ice maker and dripping down the inside of the freezer. The ice...


Hi!!

The Ice Maker and the Freezer/Fridge part of the unit work separate, that's why you get the ice made but the freezer can't keep it frozen.

Most likely the condenser, located in the back of the freezer is all frozen and covered with ice pluggin up the air ducts to the fridge, preventing it from cooling.

One quick solution will be unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it’s own or remove the freezer's back panel and using a heat gun or hair dryer to melt the ice, this will take about 20 to 30 min..

There are various reasons this type of problem:

The temp. controls are not set properly. Set controls according to manufacturer recomendation.
The small fan in the freezer is not working,
The defros timer is not working or,
The defrost heater coil is busted.

Once the ice is melted, plug unit back in and check for unit reactions. You should be able to hear the freezer fan working. Also, you'll hear about 4 to 6 times a day the defrost heater melting the ice in the back of the freezer, if NOT, check heater coil for continuity.

Don't forget to rate this post. Good Luck.

.

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How to you put freon 134A into a GE side by side?


You will have to install a valce to hook up the hose from the can.

A piercing valve is what is typically used.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/6X898

I attatches to the low pressure line, and pierces the line at the same time sealing itself to the line. You can then hook the hose to the valve and charge the system.

**Note, any refridgerant other than 134A requires a CFC certification to buy or use.

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I have a GE Hotpoint Side by Side refrigerator Model #HSM25GFRA SA and have a problem with the water dispenser. I've switched out the filter with two new ones but still have the same problem - no water...


Alot of the GE refrigerators have problems like this. You either need to replace water valve on the back because one of the valves has stopped working OR the tube in the door has frozen and the door will need to be replaced. The best way to tell is remove the hinge cap on the bottom hinge and disconnect the little adapter put a towel down there and then trigger the water dispenser. If water comes out, the tube is frozen in the door. If not, replace the valve.

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GE Profile Artica side by side stainless steel wont get cold


The Profile and Artica are good refrigerators. the problem may be the defrost element, defrost thermostat or the mother board. Let me know if you want help on this one. Thanks Sea Breeze

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GE Artica PSS29NGNA no ice is being / no water flow on ice side


It is possible the water control valve on the back of the refrigerator is defective. When the thermostat in the ice maker tells the water control valve to ope after dumping the ice. Try filling the ice maker with tap water and let it freeze and cycle one time. It is also possible that the fill tube for the ice maker has frozen shut because of the slow continious flow of a leaking water control valve. You can try to clear the ice with a hair dryer, but if the control valve continues to let water buy will have another damaged ice maker. The part number for the water control valve is WR57X10032 and you can enter parts numbers and model numbers on the search feature at the link below. Let me know how thing are and if you were able to get this under control, I am here to help if you like, sorry I just today saw your post, Thanks, Sea Breeze

http://servicepartstec.blogspot.com/

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Water spout to ice maker frozen


defrost ice maker fill tube and replace duel water valve valve for i/m is sepping water

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Ice maker too slow


Ice makers will only drop cubes about every two hours. There is nothing you can do to speed it up. However, if you have low water pressure to the fridge, then you will have slow production. You need a minimum of 30-40 pounds (constant) of water pressure to the fridge for the ice maker to work properly. Things I typically see causing low pressure are: Self piercing saddle valves on the water line (need drill type), and reverse osmosis systems connected to the fridge. In some rare cases a very old water filter or limed up supply line.

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