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Ge side by side not cold enough in fridge or freezer

Model # GSL25JFPE. This fridge is about 3-4 yrs old. Just stopped getting
cold in both sides, its not warm, but the freezer isnt cold enough to freeze
a loaf of bread. Pulled the back off and cleaned all the dust out(there was alot)but its still the same. All the fans seem to be running, any ideas....thanks

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  • jackjozy May 17, 2008

    tapped around the control knob

  • Back yard Jo May 20, 2008

    Woke up one morning and everything was melted. 3 year old GE side by side not cooling at all, and the fan is running.

  • ivica May 21, 2008

    not cold enough on bouth side

  • siegstein Jun 03, 2008

    I have a GE side by side ref (GSV210) , about 4 yrs old, both the ref and the freezer is not functioning properly. They have pulled it out twice last month and reprocessed the system but still not working properly. A lot of meat got spoiled and so with the foods in the ref side. What could be causing this problem? I thought GE has a quality that lasts a lifetime!

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    Freezer side isn't cold enough to keep ice cream hard but still makes ice cubes. Refrigerator side is not cold enough--milk is not cold enough and sours too soon. The coils above are clean and don't know what else I can do. Anything to adjust?

  • jrhud Jun 13, 2008

    freezer fan is working. but not making ice and everything thawed out.

    started out too much ice. husband removed ice bin and dumped out the ice , put the bin back in then it quick making ice and everysthing thawed.

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    Turned up both sides to max (9) but neither side is cold enough. The freezer side is working like cool side and the cool side is barely cool. About 4yrs old and worked beautifully until 1 month ago.

  • Cholly364 Jun 17, 2008

    I have the same problem and I think the defrost cycle is not working. I took the inside rear panel off and the coils (called the evaporator coils I believe)that cool the freezer were iced up. A small heating element at the bottom is supposed to come on periodically and defrost the coils automatically. I checked the element with an ohm meter and it seems fine. I think it may be the control board but I'm not sure about that. Changing that is my next step.

  • geekbooger Jun 18, 2008

    Fridge warmed up enough to spoil food, Freezer frosted over.

    Spent $300 to get the heater/defroster replaced and one week later some problem.

    let it thaw completely and still heard whining noise from fan.

    Saw this site and tried some of the fixes - cleaned out the grill and the fan housing behind freexer, had some positive effect. however, one week later, Fridge is warm again.

    Very frustrated, looking to buy new fridge.

  • stealthfox Dec 17, 2008

    We have the same problem. Replaced mother board, 2 freezer thermostats and defrost thermostat. We have cleaned all the coils. It is still not cooling.

  • joloya Dec 26, 2008

    Has anyone found the answer for this. Mine is a GE sided by side too, 3 yrs old. It doesn't get cold enough to freezed the ice maker yet the settings is all the way to 9. This started 3 months ago and just left it alone since I was busy. I defrost it last weekend and it seemed to have work for 1 day then it went back to the same problem. It sucks nowadays, every good company just wants to cuts corners on making good products. Pls, let me know before this out of the door.



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The fan behind the freezer panel inside

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If there is no frost build up in freezer section sounds like a refrigerant leak

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