Issues with the defrost system, dirty condenser tubes fan failures, leaky gaskets can result in your GE freezer to fail to be sufficiently cold. The problem with cooling could appear to be located in the freezer. But, the GE fridge and freezer will likely not be cool enough. You will need to correct the problem immediately to avoid food loss.
How can you stop air from leaking into your GE freezer. If your GE freezer is not sufficiently warm to ensure that the frozen ice cream stays firm, or you notice a lot frost in the freezer the freezer, warm, humid air might be leaking from the refrigerator.
Replace damaged gaskets, and check the door gaskets
If you find that the gaskets that are in good condition aren’t sealing properly around the door openings because of gaps between them and the cabinet surrounding them, adjust your GE refrigerator’s hinges. If you notice frost accumulation just on the rear of the freezer wall, then the automatic defrost system may have failed. The defrost system works well and melts the frost off the coils of the evaporator every 8 hours to maintain clean air passages throughout the evaporator so that the freezer and refrigerator compartments are able to cool effectively. When the automatic freeze mechanism fails, the frost may accumulate on the evaporator’s and the back freezer compartment’s walls. Frost buildup can block cooling air paths through evaporator, causing GE freezers to not cool down well. What can you do to fix other issues that stop your freezer getting cold enough If you find that the evaporator fan isn’t running when you check for cooling inside the freezer compartment. If it’s not functioning you should replace the fan that is evaporating.
Condenser coils that are dirty could cause cooling issues within the freezer
Examine the GE refrigerator for dust and dirt build-up. If they’re stained, wash the coils. If you’re conducting routine GE refrigerator maintenance, continue cleaning the coils. Examine whether the condenser fan is working in the event that you notice that your freezer is not getting cold enough. If the condenser fan does not operate, it cannot cool refrigerant efficiently. If the fan stops running when it’s activated Replace it.
There Repairs May Help Solve Refrigerator Problem Replace the GE refrigerator sensor.
The GE refrigerator sensor, also known as the defrost bi-metal termination thermostat, trips when it detects that the temperature of the evaporator has reached an amount that it is at risk of overheating. The thermostat that controls defrost shuts off power to the heater when it is triggered. If the sensor for defrost is triggered due to a malfunction with its operation, then frost can buildup on the fins of the evaporator. This can cause the freezer and refrigerator to not cool properly. A volt/ohm tester is a good tool to check the continuity of the defrost sensor. If it does not show continuity at 0 degrees F then replace the defrost sensors. Clean the GE refrigerator refrigerator condenser coils. Dust can block the GE freezer and refrigerator from cooling efficiently. To clean condenser coils, consult the manual for the owner.
Prior to taking care of the coils, and accessing them, unplug the GE refrigerator. The coils can be found in the back of the majority of GE refrigerators. Use a coil brush to cleanse the coils.
Replace the GE refrigerator condenser fan:
The condenser fan is located in the machine compartment of the GE refrigerator next to the compressor. It cools the hot refrigerant by moving air across the coils. The refrigerant is chilled prior to it moving through the expansion device and into the evaporator. If the condenser fan appears to be defective, replace it.
Repair the GE refrigerator defrost system:
The GE refrigerator’s automatic defrost feature regularly melts the frost in the evaporator to improve heat exchange. The compressor stops and the defrost heating elements turns on. During defrosting the frost melts from the evaporator fins. The condensate flows to an evaporator drip tray beneath the evaporator, and later is pumped through a drain tube and into the drain pan that is close to the compressor within the machine compartment. The condensate water evaporates from the drain pan just before the next cycle of defrost. If the defrost process fails, diagnose and fix the issue.
Replace the GE refrigerator’s evaporator fan
The fan is attached to the evaporator. It moves air throughout the cabinet and across the fins of the evaporator. If the fan stops working then replace it. Repair the GE refrigerator thermostat control board. The temperature board controls the compressor, and other major components that comprise the GE Refrigerator. You can check it by following the directions in the technical sheet. If it’s not working correctly or the temperature control board stops functioning, you can replace it.
Replace the GE refrigerator’s temperature control thermostat
The thermostat is fitted with a sensor tube which detects the temperature inside the GE refrigerator. The temperature of the cabinet is controlled by the temperature control thermostat. It switches on and off the compressor based upon the temperature that is detected by the sensor tube. Replace the thermostat for temperature control in the event that it is unable to detect temperature properly or if it does not cycle the compressor correctly. Replace the GE fridge thermistor. A broken thermistor could transmit inaccurate temperature data to the thermostat.
Replace the GE refrigerator’s defrost timer
The defrost timer can be described as an electronic device that controls the intervals between defrost cycles that are automated within the GE refrigerator. The motor for the defrost timer is running and moves the control components within the device. When the defrost contact contacts move into the defrost cycles, the compressor stops. The defrost heater then is turned on for a predetermined period to melt the frost off of evaporator fins. This allows for better exchange of heat between the evaporator and. The timer for defrost will turn back after the timer expires so that normal cooling can continue in the GE refrigerator.
If the defrost temperature sensor doesn’t activate, it will need to be replaced. The defrost heater could be stopped from energized by defective contacts. In this case, you should replace your defrost thermostat. Adjust the refrigerator or freezer door: Refrigerator or freezer doors swing on hinges that could be bent or damaged.
Doors can slide over time
Warm, humid air may get into the refrigerator or freezer door and cause an excessive amount of frost to develop. Repairing or replacing the hinges of a refrigerator requires that you adjust the hinges so that them function properly and keep them aligned. Replace the GE gasket for the refrigerator. The gasket is attached to the refrigerator or freezer door panel. It prevents air from getting into the cabinet or escaping it once the door is closed. A damaged gasket allows warm, humid air into the GE refrigerator when the door is shut which can cause excessive cooling and frost problems. If your door seal is damaged or broken then you must replace it. Replace the GE refrigerator electrical control board. It transmits voltage to the fans and compressors when it detects that the refrigerator must be kept cool. The control board’s electronic circuit also receives signals from temperature sensors to monitor the temperatures inside the refrigerator and freezer. The electronic control boards controls the defrost cycles based on this information.
To determine the efficiency of your electronic control board you can perform a diagnostic test. The test is different for each model however the most commonly used is the Forced Defrost test. The instructions for running diagnostics in the tech manual. If the electronic control board you have isn’t functioning properly, you can replace it.
Routine maintenance for GE refrigerators:
Dust-covered refrigerator coils can prevent the freezer and refrigerator from operating effectively and efficiently cooling. Clean the condenser heating coils according to your owner’s guideline. Unplug the GE refrigerator before cleaning and accessing the coils. The coils can be found behind the refrigerator’s bottom grill. With a coil brush, remove the condenser coils. Other regular maintenance tasks include cleaning the water filter, changing the bottom front grille and adjustment of hinges if the doors aren’t closed securely.