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GE Profile pfs22sisbss freezer not staying cold


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#1 Jonathan Then

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:51 AM

so i saw from the other threads that this is a common problem but could not respond to them, I know there is something wrong with either the fan or the MB or maybe even the compressor,

GE states there is a 5 year warranty on the sealed system, are all the issues that surround this problem covered under GE's warranty?


I called and they can send out a tech for a $100.00 diagnostic fee, but if its under warranty it will all be covered.

Forgive me if this has been covered before and thanks in advance for any and all help

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:56 AM

the Fans and MotherBoard are not included in the "Sealed System"
What's your Fridge and Freezer temperatures ?
Is the Compressor running?
Are both Fans running (when the Compressor runs) ?
May need to see the frost pattern of the Freezer Evaporator Coils

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:07 PM

the Fans and MotherBoard are not included in the "Sealed System"
What's your Fridge and Freezer temperatures ? freezer right now is at 15, fridge is running ok at 35/37
Is the Compressor running? its fairly quiet so i want to say yes
Are both Fans running (when the Compressor runs) ? not sure
May need to see the frost pattern of the Freezer Evaporator Coils




i also notices the metal housing right by the freezer where the door seals against the body of the fridge are incredibly hot, as in, touch for more than 5-100 seconds and it actually hurts.... suggestions? thanks for the quick reply, its really dismal i found the receipt for this fridge, purchased 4-26-07 not even 5 years and theirs an issue

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:31 PM

... the metal housing right by the freezer where the door seals against the body of the fridge are incredibly hot,

that would indicate that the Fan by the Compressor is not running, OR those Coils are dirty

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:16 PM

that would indicate that the Fan by the Compressor is not running, OR those Coils are dirty




hmm, easy fix? i am fairly capable, but have 0 experience with refrigerator repair thanks again for all your help, Is it worth it to just look into 4th of july sales for new fridges?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

Maybe the Coils behind the Fridge just need cleaning ?
Perhaps the Fan Motor needs replacing ?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:25 PM

Maybe the Coils behind the Fridge just need cleaning ?
Perhaps the Fan Motor needs replacing ?




thanks for your help! any sites where i can source these parts that you recommend? are they model specific? or do all GE's use a universal fan? appreciate the help once again!

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

thanks for your help! any sites where i can source these parts that you recommend? are they model specific? or do all GE's use a universal fan? appreciate the help once again!


The motor is model-specific. Buy the new fan motor here ==> Condenser Fan Motor

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:31 PM

i will be purchasing this part, is there a how to to trouble shoot/take apart my fridge to see if this motor/fan is the problem? what should i be looking for?

sorry for adding another reply, but does the condenser fan run continuously or does it kick on and off?

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:46 PM

... take apart my fridge to see if this motor/fan is the problem?
... what should i be looking for?
... does the condenser fan run continuously or does it kick on and off?

1) Condenser Fan is behind the Fridge near the Compressor
2) Check to see if the Condenser Fan is running
3) Condenser Fan runs when the Compressor runs

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