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GE Profile Refrigerator not cooling top half - freezer running fine


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:19 AM

I've been having a problem with a three-year-old GE Profile refrigerator for about two months now.  The top half of the fridge is not cooling down.  The freezer in the bottom is working fine, and I've taken off the back (the bottom half that allows accessibility) and don't see any real problems there - everything seems to be running fine.  I took a few photos of the back area (links below), but I don't know if they'll be of any use (since I'm not sure what I really should be looking for).

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I'm suspecting that there's some sort of clogged drain that's causing, but have no idea how to go about testing that theory.  My work hours make it hard to wait for the repairman unless absolutely necessary, so I'd like to see if there's something I can do to remedy the situation myself.

Any help would be most appreciated. 

Thanks,

--Rich

 

 


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:05 PM

I would look to see if there is ice built up on the evaperator coil in the freezer, and is blocking the air flow to the food compartment.  Remove the back wall of the freezer from the inside and tell us if it is clogged with ice, indicating a defrost problem.  We will also need the Model and Serial numbers, Please.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 02:12 PM

Thanks for your quick reply!

There appears to be some ice buildup on the bottom of the freezer unit.  My wife mentioned to me that the top part of the unit does occasionally kick on, but only for a few minutes at a time (not enough, obviously to cool anything appreciably).  I also cannot seem to see anyway to access the back of the freezer ... the back wall, sides and floor seem to be all one solid panel.

The model # is PDS18LBMABB and the Serial # is FD900728V (hopefully I copied them down correctly).

Thanks!

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:34 PM

   It couln't hurt to clean that jelly roll conderser coil. 

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:15 PM

I have not had the pleasure of taking one of these apart yet,, but the evaperator is behind the wall.  Perhaps someone here who had tackled this can help, as I hear they are tricky!!  The panels do come out but there is some sort of trick to it.
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