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GE side by side monogram quirk. Frustrating!

Td61 Jul 29, 2013 05:25 AM

For some reason, if the fridge door doesn't shut completely, say until temp rises to 40-45f, instead of recovering
after a time, the freezer temp plummets to 12+ below and
the fridge will not cool down, settling in around 46f.
The only fix, is to empty out the unit and shut off the breaker
for a couple days, then turn it back on and within 8 hrs. all is good.
Ge has been useless in coming up with a permanent fix.
It's an 05 built in and I have never seen such a FUSSY appliance!
We check the door with a paranoid like fervor!
Anyone out there have this problem and know of a fix?

  1. t
    Td61 Aug 17, 2013 11:14 AM

    $100.00 to tell me they can't find a problem.
    Try to call when the problem is occurring.
    We could change the control board and upper damper door
    assembly, $712.00. Looks like I'll have to wait.
    To add insult to injury, the sonovabitch recovered nicely after
    the service raised the fridge temp to 60F.!

    1. t
      Td61 Jul 30, 2013 04:27 AM

      In my opening post, I explained GE was useless.
      I also say it's an 05.
      I've already paid a GE tech to come out and tell me to empty out the unit and leave it off for 48hrs.
      That's their answer.
      Maybe a tech or owner that has dealt with issue
      will chime in.

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      1. re: Td61
        Td61 Aug 13, 2013 11:49 AM

        Happened again.
        Door not left opened.
        48hrs. could not recover from 45f.
        This time the freezer rose to 9f.
        Giving GE. another chance Friday.
        Wish me luck!

      2. t
        Td61 Jul 29, 2013 05:37 PM


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        1. re: Td61
          wincountrygirl Jul 30, 2013 04:02 AM

          I suggested calling GE............ there is clearly an issue with that fridge.

          1. re: wincountrygirl
            Uncle Bob Jul 30, 2013 12:22 PM

            There is an issue with anything that has GE on it.

            Know of no fix other than contacting GE.

            Good luck!

            oops! I missed the post below.

        2. w
          wincountrygirl Jul 29, 2013 05:31 AM

          Have you contacted GE? Seems to me that there is something very wrong with that fridge. Is it new?

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