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Want to access condensor coils to perform annual cleaning. GE does not indicate where the coils are or how to access. GE FCM 15PU WW

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Good day,
You can't. They are bonded to the inner walls of the machine and totally inaccessible. Normal for most freezers.

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Hello,
Check the temperature setting
Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer
Check for air flow restrictions in vents
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My GE upright frost free freezer is not cold enough to freeze food anymore.....its cold but not freezer cold....stuff is defrosting....what could be wrong. I hear it running, but I dont hear it go off...


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My freezer is blowing but not cold enough to keep it frozen


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Check the temperature setting
Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer
Check for air flow restrictions in vents
Test the temperature control
Clean the condensor coils
Check the door seals
Test the door switch
Test defrost heater
Test defrost timer
Test evaporator fan
Check for a clogged drain tube
Check for refrigerant leak
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Check the temperature setting
Test the temperature control
Clean the condensor coils
Check the outlet voltage
Test the condensor fan
Test the compressor relay
Test the overload protector
Test the compressor motor.
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Are you frosting up at the condensor or did you mean the evaporator? If its the condensor then make sure the coils are clean. Still then you will need a tech to look at the seale system. If its the evaporator and the heater is ok then it could be the timer or the terminator on the compressor. Most of the time its the timer.

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it is normal for outside to get hot. that is where the condensor coils are located. if unit is working don't worry.

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