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Offline KevinC

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Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« on: April 17, 2012, 09:49:23 AM »

Ge Profile with bottom freezer, model number pfs22sisbss . The refrigerator won't cool under 53 degrees. Help

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 10:07:47 AM »
hows your freezer doing? is there any frost build up on back wall?

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 10:12:34 AM »
hows your freezer doing? is there any frost build up on back wall?

yes there does seem to be. Is that good or bad?

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 10:24:25 AM »
if you have frost on the back wall, then you have a defrost problem , 3 possible problems , defrost heater, thermistor or thermostat, or control. if you have a ohm meter , you can check heater & thermistor. 1st. best to defrost the evap. coil with hair dryer or steamer.

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 11:18:32 AM »
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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 11:24:20 AM »
The other day I worked on a GE ice box that had ice buildup because of defrost failure. I made a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJUV4ZWpFC8&list=UUKBjalPycKRmo4Mz9vRsydg&index=5&feature=plcp
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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 12:29:55 PM »
I'm going to defrost it with a hair dryer now. Let you know what I find.

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 07:01:51 PM »
The defrost heater is good and I think the thermostats are ok so I ordered a new control board.
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Main-Control-Board/WR55X10942/1531075?modelNumber=PFS22SISBSS

Do you guys see many problems like this with bad control boards?

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 07:17:08 PM »
I would change thermistor too!!!

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Re: Help, GE Profile runs but will not get cold enough.
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 09:19:47 AM »
Did you check the thermister?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lxOqMjFtr4
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