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GE Monogram Refrigerator - lower compartments freezing foods

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.. this seems to pinpoint locations of what exactly.... perhaps where the Thermistors are located...?

model number locations:

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When you put the shelf in place, can it be lifted up from the bottom? There is no way ice can lift it up if it is properly installed. Many times I've seen customers slide the shelf on top of the rails as opposed to in the rails.

 

No.... I have the rails identified and the shelf it proprerly installed and cannot be lifted from the bottom.  In my technical idiocy I was thinking that some sort of excess humidity was causing the iceberg to form..... in the end the icemaker does stop making ice at the top... but during periods where we dispense very little ice the entire ice compartment turns into one large iceberg.  If its not humidity, I thought that maybe the freezer was operating in a range of temps that included too warm periods that led to melting and then re-freezing......  however, if the latter were the case, should I not see some other evidence of dripping water and then freezing...??? 

 

Don't want to take this to the Sherlock Holmes extreme.... just thinking out loud.

 

Thanks again,

Alejandro

 

.. this seems to pinpoint locations of what exactly.... perhaps where the Thermistors are located...?

model number locations:

 

 

Ah... yes, in my model number badge is located on the top right side in the fresh food section (top shelve area).  I have a picture of the model badge number.... cant remember now if I posted it already.  Would it help if I posted the picture of that...?

 

Thanks !!

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... model badge number.... cant remember now if I posted it already.

I don't remember seeing the model number,

(I thought you posted a similar mode number)

I have been searching for a few days, now...

all of a sudden it appears in your original post

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not sure but it could be related to the damper issue... highly unlikely but we might as well follow the general rule of thumb, repair problem#1 and it may solve problem #2.

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GE makes a crisper drawer / water tank temperature kit that I have had good results with in certain, specific situations:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Vegetable-Drawer-Insulation-Kit/WR49X10045/914072

 

If the only problem in the FF compartment is the crisper drawers freezing and not the entire compartment (especially upper compartment), your box is a good candidate for for this kit and is an easy and inexpensive solution.  

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I don't remember seeing the model number,

(I thought you posted a similar mode number)

I have been searching for a few days, now...

all of a sudden it appears in your original post

 

If I remember correctly I did post it in my original post..... did my homework and read that posting the full and unabridged model number is one of the sacred commandments around here....

 

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not sure but it could be related to the damper issue... highly unlikely but we might as well follow the general rule of thumb, repair problem#1 and it may solve problem #2.

 

Good point.... once I get the damper part I guess I will find out if the iceberg continues to form... or not.

 

Related question..... do you the Experts think that is it worth while for me to change the other 3 (three) thermistors I have in my unit....?  The factory original sensors are now 12 years old..... so given my issues, would you go ahead and change them...? 

 

Also, regarding thermistors, I change them using butt splices and then seal them off with tape... I know the standard here is using a soldering kit.  Ive never used a soldering unit before..... so it there a material difference between soldering and using the more traditional splice and tape in terms of long-term durability...?

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GE makes a crisper drawer / water tank temperature kit that I have had good results with in certain, specific situations:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Vegetable-Drawer-Insulation-Kit/WR49X10045/914072

 

If the only problem in the FF compartment is the crisper drawers freezing and not the entire compartment (especially upper compartment), your box is a good candidate for for this kit and is an easy and inexpensive solution.  

 

Thanks for posting this.... you know its funny that this would come up now... as the last technical guy I consulted here in Buenos Aires offered a home made solution similar to this....  now that you mention an actual GE kit existing for this, I am kind of seriously confused.

 

Does this mean that there is a chance that my air damper is OK and that my proper solution is to install this kit....?  Why would GE manufacture this kit in the 1st place and what is the "official GE" application for this kit....? 

 

BTW, Im having these freezing situations with the temperature settings of 3 (freezer) and 2 (refrigerator).... the settings on my unit go all the way up to 9.... don't know if this is relevant and/or useful for the diagnosis of the situation.

 

Thanks very much.

Alejandro

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Does this mean that there is a chance that my air damper is OK 

 

Yes.  You would need to visually verify.  

 

and that my proper solution is to install this kit....?  Why would GE manufacture this kit in the 1st place and what is the "official GE" application for this kit....? 

 

 

I don't know about "proper" since the kit is obviously a bandaid to fix an engineering flaw.  But, as I said, the kit works in certain, specific situations where the food freezing is limited to the crisper and deli drawers only and sometimes the water tank.  But if you're getting freezing in the upper portion of the FF compt, then this kit would not work for you. 

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