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GE Monogram hell bent on making me broke. Fridge side won't go below 44 degrees.


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#1 mada

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

My GE Monogram (serial# ZISS420NRESS) won't go below 50. The freezer is at 1 degree. Any idea what could be causing this?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

Is the Evaporator (Freezer) Fan running ?
Is the Damper open ?
May need to see the frost pattern of the Freezer Evaporator Coils
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

I can hear the fan when I press the latch to emulate the freezer door when it's shut.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:03 PM

Is the Damper open ?
May need to see the frost pattern of the Freezer Evaporator Coils


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

Damper is operating correctly -- I've actually troubleshot a freezing in the fridge compartment issue there... so I took out the stryofoam box and saw the damper opening and closing as it should.

I don't know how (or where to look at the freezer evaporation coils. Can you tell me how to access them, and what to do once I find them? Thank you. I have the freezer food out & ready to work.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Ok, now my fridge is turning into a heater....

the freezer is at 22 and the fridge is at 60. Any thoughts?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

It may now be in a Defrost Cycle ..
If normally the Damper is opening, and the Fan is working,
then there should be cold air entering the Fridge ...
Unless the Fridge Light Bulb is staying ON.
Or the Fridge Thermistor is bad.
Or the Evaporator is air-clogged, or not freezing well.
http://fixitnow.com/...ed-thermistors/
For access to the Evaporator:
1. Remove the ice bucket.
2. Disconnect the icemaker connector.
Loosen 2 screws and remove icemaker.
3. Remove 4 screws and slide the icemaker drive motor assembly forward.
Disconnect the wiring connector and remove the assembly.
5. Remove 2 screws and wiring cover.
6. Remove 6 screws and evaporator fan cover.
then:
1. Remove the evaporator fan
(see Evaporator Fan procedure in the Airflow chapter).
2. Remove 8 screws and freezer ceiling panel.
3. Remove Styrofoam insulation from the bottom of the evaporator drain pan.
4. Loosen evaporator drain hose clamp.
5. Lower left side of evaporator drain pan and slide right side out of drain hose and remove.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:15 PM

Ok, so just go back from an ice cream run & seems it dropped a few degrees. I think I'll give it the night and see what's up in the morning.

If i'm still unable to get the fridge down to 32, then I guess I'm in over my head with the above description (not sure what to do at that point) & gonna have to call someone in to help.

This was not a great fridge -- think it was like 4k & didn't give us long enough trouble free service to warrant that steep price.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

so I wake up this morning and the freezer is at 1 and the fridge is at 32. Yeah!!!

I wonder what happened?

The only thing I did was take off the foam box to see if the damper was working. Saw that it was and just buttoned it back up again.

WEIRD...

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

Few months ago, thermistor was replaced for the same issue:

http://appliantology...low-50-degrees/

 

GE repair was here today and they told me that the computer didn't show any problems and they had no idea what was wrong. He suggested that we replace the dryer & that it was going to cost around $400. He wasn't even sure if that would fix it.

 

I'm hesitant to do anything without some advice first!

 

 



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:03 PM

http://fixitnow.com/...gerator-repair/

 


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:16 PM

forgot to add that the freezer is going bezerk at -14 to -11 degrees.

Indeed I may have had a Iazy GE repair guy show up end of day friday, but he said that everything was operating as it should and the fancy computer hook up told him the same. I guess i need to find another repair guy or tackle this myself. I'll try myself first.

 

does that freezer info change anything.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:33 PM

Your threads need to be merged for cohesion and to prevent redundant questions and answers...... merging...

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

Sounds like a mainboard/thermistor problem. I would change all thermistors then replace the board.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:33 AM

Also make sure your return duct is open. The way I check is to open the ff door and pin the fan switch closed. Put your hand in the airstream coming through the open damper and crack the Frz door open. If you feel a big increase in airflow the duct is clogged. The only solution I have found that positively solves frosted duct is unplugging box,opening both doors and giving it 24 hrs to deice.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:36 AM

Also make sure your return duct is open. The way I check is to open the ff door and pin the fan switch closed. Put your hand in the airstream coming through the open damper and crack the Frz door open. If you feel a big increase in airflow the duct is clogged. The only solution I have found that positively solves frosted duct is unplugging box,opening both doors and giving it 24 hrs to deice.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:16 PM

Sounds like a mainboard/thermistor problem. I would change all thermistors then replace the board.

 

 

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