20 Most Recent GE 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright Freezer FUF17DMRWH Questions & Answers


i need more info to determine the issue here. 1 what is the temp its achieving when it cycles off? Have you checked your condensing coil for dust and cleaned it with a vacuum?

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Apr 12, 2019


Alissa,
Try placing two or three jugs of water in the freezer and wait 36 hrs. before opening.. If the water is frozen solid you have no problems.. if its not frozen, the call a service tech..

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Jun 25, 2017


After the defrost mode, the water from the melted frost or ice should go down the drain at the bottom back of the freezer compartment. That drain is probably plugged with some gooey gunk. If its an upright freezer, there will be a hose clamped to the back that comes out of a plastic fitting.. detach it there and 'fish' into the plastic fitting with a short piece of wire then blow into it to dislodge whatever may be there. Blow downward on the hose as it too could (probably not) be plugged between there and the drain pan under the bottom of the refrigerator.

Severe cases require that the freezer back be removed and the drain thoroughly cleaned. That gets real tricky, but its doable. Ice makers in the way complicate the process too.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Dec 01, 2014


Depends on how cold it's getting. Your thermostat could be bad, or you could just be low on refrigerant. You could also have a motor problem, depends on what else it is or isn't doing.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013


Let see if by chance the defrost timer is stuck in defrost. Here is a photo of the back section of your Click Here=> FUF17DMRWH System Components Item number 121 is the defrost timer and I want you to take a flathead screwdriver and slowly turn the timer dial clockwise until the compressor starts or stops. If doing this will cause the compressor to start you will need to replace the=> WR09X10154 Defrost Timer
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If this is not the problem I want you to feel the top of the compressor to see if it is hot or too hot to keep your hand on top. This test you will need to have the freezer plugged in and set to come on. Doing this tells me that the compressor is trying to start but cannot. If this is the case then we will need to replace the start components listed as number 119=> WR08X10038 Overload
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and part listed as 128=> WR62X10058 Run Capacitor
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Let me know what you find and I will help you locate why the compressor is not running, Thanks Sea Breeze

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012


Hi, You may have defective capacitor and or overloaded compressor. Check the current draw.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Dec 15, 2010


this model has a combination freezer. Combination refrigerator-freezers are made up of two separate units that are built into the same machine. The freezer may be situated above, below or to the side.

The freezer part is insulated from the refrigerator and a thermostat controls the temperature of both sections independently without affecting the other. It is therefore possible to defrost the fridge or freezer without disrupting the functioning of the other.

This type of freezer is available as manual-defrost, frost-free or automatic defrost.

Now the issue which you have is with the thermostat. either this is not functioning properly or you have problem with the sensor.

I would suggest you to just overlook this problem at this time because it will not affect the functionality.If later there is some problem later on you may ask ham to look for this one also.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Oct 27, 2010


check the door is closing tight first,,if it is try turning the thermostat down a bit more,,if that dont work you may need a new thermostat fitted and maybe even a re-gas and a new compressor
how old is the freezer???

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Aug 21, 2010


I would replace the thermostat because is the only thing that controls the temp. , also there's a timer and a terminator but them are only for defrosting the unit.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Aug 14, 2009


HI to clean the drain tube. pull fridge away from the wall .find the drain tube, by the drain tray. push a small plastic hose, up the drain tray. blow in the hose, to clear the debris. thanks the appliance doc.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Oct 15, 2008


HI the heat on the outside of the cabinet is normal. the freezer is now working properly give it 24 hrs thanks.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Oct 15, 2008


HI thanks for your question. start the cooling cycle in the middle so start at 4 or 5 and let fridge cycle, a few times. thanks.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Oct 15, 2008


I am having the same problem. How long did it take?
I bought mine second hand and think it may be broken. I plugged it in 8 hours ago. I can hear it running but it's not cold yet.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Aug 26, 2008


5 is normal

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Jul 18, 2008


If this is a frost free model the fan could be bad. If not frost free it is probably low on freon. I don't recomment fixing this as you can never really trust the freezer again. Most of the time the leak can't be found and adding freon is only a temp solution.

GE 16.7 cu. ft.... | Answered on Jun 30, 2008

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