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Spray lubricant onto the fan spindle close to the fan body. Check there is nothing obstructing the fan blade

GE Freezers | Answered on May 23, 2012


Remove lid, squeeze hinge back into shape and refit, adjusting screws in rear of hinge bracket as you do.

GE Freezers | Answered on May 21, 2012


If you have a fast freeze button try that and see if the alarm goes off within a few hours. It bypasses the thermostat switch. Check condenser clean etc but be prepared for compressor failure

GE Freezers | Answered on May 20, 2012


Hello,

Compressor is one reason why your freezer may not get cold. The compressor which is usually found at the back of the freezer helps to pump out gas/ cold air and the fan circulates this cold air in the freezer. If this compressor is knocked/defective, the freezer won't cool. Also, gas in the compressor sometimes get's finished and needs to be refilled. So, the compressor needs to be checked in a situation like this.

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster.

I hope the above helps.....

For further assistance, please let me know.

Regards.

GE Freezers | Answered on Sep 19, 2011


replace the ptc overload/relay on the compressor and it will cool again

GE Freezers | Answered on Sep 12, 2011


If it is still freezing, you just have a bad indicator light, which is pretty normal. You could get a replacement at Radio Shack.

GE Freezers | Answered on Aug 09, 2011


it may be froze up, and require a defrosting. use a portable fan to speed up this process , also make sure the fan in the freezer compartment is working, with a little work and a zoom spout oiler, or some light motor oil, the motor can be sparked back to life.. freeze ups are common with the high humidity we are having these days.. jay the pool pump motor repair guy longwood Florida

GE Freezers | Answered on Aug 03, 2011


Hi, The unit is sticking in defrost for too long...
Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

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heatman101

GE Freezers | Answered on Jul 05, 2011


Must be a bad board. The one I repaired and re-installed made the compressor and fans come right on.

Take a look:
GE ice box board fix

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GE Freezers | Answered on May 21, 2011


Hi,
Yes... that should work fine!!

Just make sure to follow the instructions...

heatman101

GE Freezers | Answered on May 16, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

GE Freezers | Answered on Apr 20, 2011


HI this is just a test the icemaker runs when you first turn it on, its not suppose to fill up the tray, it will fill it when the icemaker reaches the correct temperature, if its not cold enough in the freezer it wont kick on, if its been sitting for several hours and still wont fill or make ice, you need a new icemaker. The new icemaker part # is WR30X10093


Sean

GE Freezers | Answered on Mar 30, 2011


Please, please describe your problem in detail. So we can find a solution to your problem.


Thanks.

GE Freezers | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

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