February 7th, 2006, 04:27 PM
(More) Fridge problems
Here we go again! Our GE fridge (model GSS25JEPABB) is acting up - again! This time, what happens is that the freezer temp periodically spikes up above 40 F. When this happens, the evap fan and compressor / condenser are all off - just like the fridge forgot to stop cooling!
If we catch it, I can usually turn the freezer control knob momentarily all the way to nine, and then back to normal (six in our case). That will usually get the fans / compressor re-started and it cools down quickly after that. Sometimes this doesn't work, in which case I have to un-plug and re-plug the fridge back in.
Any ideas? We recently replaced the montherboard / evap fan, due to the evap fan motor shorting out. Can this be the compressor tripping out? Is there any way to get this fridge into diagnostic mode to test it? (mine is a newer one with knobs, no digital display or anything inside the fridge.
Very frustrating - we spent ~ 1000 on this $#$%^ thing, and you'd think it could last longer than two years. This is the last GE anything I'll ever buy!
February 7th, 2006, 10:49 PM
Seems your the 2nd person today with the same problem, as I told the other member, that it would be very complicated to check out, as GE has had many parts go bad on these units.
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February 11th, 2006, 08:07 PM
More Fridge Problems
Originally Posted by ggmel
On any non-digital GE refer it would be an intermittent cold control. But on the ones that have a motherboard, it is almost always that as the culprit.
Very pricey. GE has been miserable for about the last 10 years. I tell customers to avoid ANYTHING made by GE like the plague.
Hope this helps
February 12th, 2006, 04:26 PM
I would check out the evaporator thermistor as i have run into probs with them.If the thermistor has a black piece of silicon sealing it it needs to be changed.Moisture gets into the thermistor causing defrosts and also evaporators to freeze over.
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