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The freezer is the important side- if the unit can maintain fridge temps, but not freezer temps- you have a sealed system leak and are losing the refrigerant volume needed to create sufficient cooling. When you remove the freezer panel, there should be a fine layer of white frost across the entire length of evaporator tubing... GE Compressor WR87X20798

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Measure the temperature in your freezer- it should hover between 0-10 degrees F... Most icemakers require less than 13 degrees F to satisfy their internal thermostat. Water and most foods freeze at 32 degrees F, so if your machine is running somewhere in-between those two temp ranges, your icemaker will exhibit the symptoms you describe... If your temperature is steadily low enough, but the unit won't cycle on it's own, you will have to buy a new icemaker. GE Ice Maker Assembly IM6D This kit is great because it comes with a "free" water valve and only costs a few bucks more than a kit with no decide!

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If you mean the refrigerant, I would not recommend it. If the refrigerant has leaked out, there is a leak. The system is contaminated with moisture, and the leak needs to be repaired, filter drier replaced, a vacuum pulled on the system, and a proper charge amount put back in.

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Turn the power off to the refrigerator and manually defrost the freezer until the freezer bis no longer cold and then replug the power cord

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Frost free means there is an evaporater coil behind the backplate of the inside of your fridge.

How it works is a fan is for example installed in the lower back of your fridge and the evaporater above the fan covered by a plastic cover/steel plate and now the fan is pulling the warm air from the top over the evaporater ( the evaporater is then pulling the warm air into the evaporater without increasing the temperature of the evaporater) and dehumidify at the same time and blowing the cold air out a the bottom of the backplate while the warm air moving to the top where it could repeatedly repeat this action.

Tell me what is the condition of your freezers door seal? It can only be caused by humidity getting in so it mean the door is not sealing 100%.


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Whats happen is the machine has gone into stand by because the doors was left open to sort it out what you need to do is
turn the freezer knob to off then turn it back on again this should restore it.

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First of all, the model number you gave is not complete. But check you defrost system in the freezer, when the refer section stops cooling, your evaporator in the freezer is possibly full of ice and the fan won't move air through ice. When the refer sections fails to cool, check for a fan in the freezer. If it works, you have a defrost problem and is occurs every 3 - 5 days. The unit should defrost once or twice a day. Good Luck

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May be various things.
1.- It depends on the type of weather you're living on, maybe it's a hot weather, and it adds to the normal heating that fridges have.
2.- If you have working the fridge on it's coldest point, it demands more energy, so maybe you can lower the demand of cold level.

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No it doesn't. They either come with it, or they don't. It is not an add-on at a later date.

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I would advise getting it checked professionally, as fridge/freezer fires can be very dangerous.

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Around the bottom of the freezer evaporator.

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Usually the wiring dishes is hidden under refrigerator door hinge cap at top or inside controls inside refrigerator section.

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Defective control board

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Hi Reginald

Most refrigerator / freezer units chill the fridge area by venting some fraction of the very cold air from the freezer into the fridge compartment through a channel that has a mechanical air valve in it. In this way, it can control the chilled air flow, and aim for the set temperature, all the way down, in some cases, to freezing, or even colder, on the fridge side.

That vent unit, depending on your model, sill be somewhere in the wall that separates the freezer from the fridge. What can happen is that moisture condenses into the louver that slides to control the airflow, it freezes, and then system is stuck, since it's cold on the freezer side, and this keeps the louver frozen stuck. If that is the case, shutting the unit off for a while may recover function, though getting it to where ice is melting in an interior wall may be more risk of food spoilage than you'd want. Otherwise, use a search engine to look for 'how to test freezer / refrigerator vent in make/model', and you'll likely come across all sorts of youtube and step-by-step tutorials.

Good Luck!


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What is the model number of the fridge? I can look to see what board or control that may have been damaged.

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quite possibly the unit lost freon and then the compressor failed , call a repairman

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call a service repairman , it might need freon added

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