Question about GE Freezers
A few months ago the temperature panel inside the fridge stopped working, it turns on and off when it feels like it. Apparently it did not affect the actual temp in fridge or freezer. Now, however the freezer is not cold at all, the fridge seemed to be ok , maybe a bit warmer than usual. We removed the main panel were the mother board, moved cables to make sure were connected, cleaned behind freezer, coils were warm, not frozen or cold. My husband banged around a bit, unplugged and plugged cable back in. Fridge started to make noise as f it was restarting. Then freezer started to get cold again. is this normal, what could the problem be? Oh and there has not been any ice production in a while, we did not check to see if it was turned on or not, since we do not use ice.
Check the defrost timer, rotate it until a solid click is heard. If your unit starts to work replace that timer. Good Luck
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
this is not unusual on any make. the cracking noise is the cabinet creaking with change in temperatue. don't worry about it
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
After you taken the back panel off and see a lot of ice forming on the coil before you use your hairdryer you should locate the timer and turn the center of the timer manually into defrost cycle. If you can see or hear the ice melting then your problem is the timer defective. Change the timer and that is all. But if it doesn't do anything then you will need a little bit more on electrical knowledge to deal with the rest on defrost temperature control and the element itself. Hope this help, God Bless.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
SOURCE: Freezer ok, fridge not cold
Often you can unplug it overnight and it'll melt out, correcting the problem for some time. The electric element might be burned out, although I'd suspect the defrost timer. It's usually located behind the unit, near the bottom. Often all you will see is a 3/4" hole in the back plate with a flat screwdriver slot. Turn it (only turns one direction) with a flat screwdriver, and all will work fine for some time (usually). If not, standard procedure is to replace the defrost timer assembly, as the clock motor has likely gummed up. Maybe available at http://www.repairclinic.com, or a local appliance repair shop. They're often generic, as in not specialty oem specific.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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