Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:47 PM
My GE side by side refrigerator is not getting cold enough. I found a large amount of ice in the lower section of the freezer and determined that the lower heating mantle was not working. I replaced the heating mantle and thermostat...but the refrigerator section still seems to not be getting cold enough. In the freezer, the wall in front of the lower coil seems to start acquiring a little bit of frost, but the heating coils do kick on and melt it. Is it a possibility that the timer has gone bad and not triggering often enough? The heating mantles are turning on, but it seems like the lower coils are still frosting up. If the defrost timer is bad...would it still work at all? I was thinking it could be the coolant, but it seems to be kicking out enough cold air to form ice...its just that the refrigerator isn't getting cold enough. Please help...I have a pregnant wife and the frustration from a warm refigerator has us both annoyed! Any ideas on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated!!!!