Question about GE GBS18KBM Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
We have a ge bottom freezer fridge. about twice a day at some point in the day, the motor for the freezer clicks on and the unit proceeds to heat up to about 8 degrees, sometimes even higher. it takes about a few hours for it to get back down to 0 degrees which is what it is set at. during this time the ref tends to stay at it's set temp at 37. we've had this looked at twice and everyone says the unit is working fine. it is 3 years old and starting doing this about a year ago. we are having a heat wave and now the thing has been stuck at 14 all day and the motor is chugging away. the outside of the unit is very hot to the touch when it is working it's way down to the desired 0 degrees. is this supposed to happen?
It does sound like the normal defrost cycle. Aslong as it stays at an average below 12 degrees it is normally working fine. Check to make sure the back air vents and front grille are clean and the fan by the compressor is running when the unit is on. It has to get rid of the heat so it will freeze.
Posted on May 16, 2008
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