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GE Bottom Freezer Refridgerator 7 years old freezer cold but refrigerator warm

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#1 blockisle9

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

My friends GE bottom freezer refrigerator is giving her trouble. The freezer works fine bur the refrigerator is warm. I’ve been looking around and have a good idea of what to check for.
She could not find her model number and I just wanted and get some basic information for now before I head over there.
It’s a stainless, bottom freezer that’s a drawer and a single refrigerator door no ice maker.
I was just wondering how to access the fan, ducts, defrost heaters and circuit board and anything else I need to check.
I just don’t want to disassemble more than I have to. I know the model number is needed, I was just hoping most GE units are similar.
One can hope
Thank You

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:07 PM

... I know the model number is needed,
.... I was just hoping most GE units are similar.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

Ten Commandments for Reading Appliance Model Numbers :)
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:02 PM

Fan at the compressor.
Fan in the freezer.
Beyond that you are on your own without a model number.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:33 PM

A corvette and a Vega are both made by Chevy. Try asking an auto mechanic why your Chevy is skipping.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

I was not trying to be an ass, I just haven't been to her house yet to get the model nomber.
I just thought maybe it was a common problem.
Sorry for posting with our the model #!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

... I just thought maybe it was a common problem.

yes, may be a common problem
bad Fridge Door Switch ... Fridge Light stays ON
bad Defrost Heater ... Evaporator over-frosted / air-clogged
bad Freezer Thermistor
bad Fridge Thermistor
bad Defrost Terminator Switch
bad Defrost Controller ... either mechanical Timer, or electronic ADC
bad Evaportaor Fan .. or it's electronic Controller
bad motorized or mechanical Damper Door Assembly ... or the electronic Controller
obstructed Return-Air Damper Door
bad Fridge Door Gasket
bad Spark Plug Wire ... oh.. wait, that's the Chevy :whistling:
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:50 AM

general question can lead to general and non useful answers such as "upon carefully examining the info you provided, I think your fridge is broke"

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

general question can lead to general and non useful answers such as "upon carefully examining the info you provided, I think your fridge is broke"


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

I’m back with model number, I’m sorry about my other topic with little information.

I did some searching on these forums and found the following topic that was very helpful.

http://appliantology.org/topic/29762-ge-bottom-mount-fridge-gds18sbrarss-same-problem-3x-this-year/

I melted all the ice made sure the drain tube is clear and draining properly. As of now its working fine, but I’m sure it will ice up again.

I want to check the defrost system to be sure that the defrost heaters have voltage and is drawing the proper amperage.

Any help on trouble shooting this would be greatly appreciated. I’m not sure where to find the control and if it’s even possible to put it in the defrost cycle for testing or if it’s possible to adjust defrost times.

Thank you very much

Lenny

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

Im sorry, for the lack of information, I started a new topic.
Please delete this topic if you feel the need.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

The defrost timer is item # 47 on the breakdown.

As lond as the freezer temp is below 10 degrees F.
you can advance the defrost timer slowly clockwise
click by click until you hear the fans and compressor
turn off. Now your in defrost mode. you can check
amperage / voltage at this point if you would like.

This model is known for the drain trough freezing up.
I haven't been able to find a good resolution for this
particular style of drain. You really can't go with
the copper wire technique with style. Maybe someone else
has a remendy that has been successful.


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

Thank you.
I did not see the timer when I had the freezer bottom off. Did I just not see it, or is it located someware else? Its hard to tell in that diagram.
Thanks again.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

That's not the bottom-- that section is the control panel.





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