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    Default GE Profile Arctica not getting cold

    Hello all. I am new to the site due to a fridge problem and doing a little research. I was given (long story) a GE Profile Arctica model # PSS25SGNABS. We moved my current fridge to the garage and plugged in this one. It has now been plugged in for several hours and will not cool. The digital displays where at 85 degrees on both sides and it only has cooled to 79 in the past 3-4 hours. Any ideas?? Thanks!!!!

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    Just an update. It has been over night, but now the freezer is 50 and the fridge side is 64.......

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    Are both fan motors running...?? The one inside the freezer section and the one in the back down by the compressor.

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    "" was given (long story) a GE Profile Arctica model "" I am so sorry.....first thing to do is check to see if the fans are running as suggested, if they are need to remove the panel covering the evaperator inside of the freezer and tell us what the frost pattern looks like with the unit running...

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    Here's the parts diagram for your model:
    PSS25SGNABS


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    First of all thanks for the quick replies and the help! I had my wife unplug it this morning when I left for work just to let it set for a bit. The quick story on this thing goes like this. My friend buys bank foreclosed houses to rent and resell and this fridge was left in one of his houses. Being a cool friend he called me and said I could have it. I'd like to change that saying "there's no such thing as a free lunch" to there is no such thing as a free fridge..... I plugged it in about an hour ago and it is at 68 on both sides. It sounds like the fans are running when the doors are shut. When you open the doors it stops; so when I push the light switch back in it sounds like the fans kick on. I was going to let it run a little longer before looking at the frost pattern.

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    Ok...this thing has been running for a week, and I am just now getting around to messing with it again. The temp is holding at 43 freezer side and 56 fridge side. The fans are running. What am I looking for as far as the frost pattern??
    Thanks, Chris

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    All the evaporator coils in your freezer should have a thin layer of frost on them.

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    I took the back part off the freezer section, and there is no frost on the coils. In fact, they are not even that cool to the touch. Still 46 freezer side and 56 fridge side. The line on the bottom left, (main line to the coils?) is covered in frost, but thats it. I took a picture, but its too large and will not upload...

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    Here is the pic of the coils, hope this helps!!
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