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Ge profile bottom freezer model # PGSS5NFXA SS. Got up this morning and freezer thawing both fridge and freezer same

GE profile bottom freezer model # PGSS5NFXA SS. Pulled back panel cleaned the condenser fins with compressed air. runs fun but can't get the temp to fall past 51. all the fans seem to be running but not getting colder.

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Not sure if the compressor is running. If not, you'll need a repair man. Since fans are running, most likely the thermistor. Also, if you haven't unplug from the wall, wait 10 seconds then plug back in; this may reset the control board. The link below may help. GE Refrigerator Not Cold Enough

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Ge profile bottom freezer model # PGSS5NFXA SS. Got up this morning and freezer thawing. pulleD back panel cleaned the condenser fins with compressed air. runs fun but can't get the temp to fall past


Hi and thanks for using fixya!

This could be any one of 3 problems on this french door GE refrigerator. So lets trouble shoot.

First let me say the most common problem (95% of the time) on this model refrigerator and other GE models like this one is caused by the main control board pt # WR55X10956. I'll leave a link below where you can purchase parts.

1st, (unplug unit) , pull the freezer door out and look on the back wall. (all cold air in fridge comes from the freezer behind the back wall.) Is there a snowy frosty ice build up on the back wall? If so, you have a defrost problem. In this case, remove the freezer drawers, take all food out and remove the back wall (usually 1/4 inch nut driver needed). Also look where the evaporator fan is (vents in middle-top) and you'll see a picture of flat-head screw driver. You'll need to insert screwdriver where it tells you to and pry off vent. Once you have back wall off you'll need to defrost any ice you see. After that you will notice a glass heating element at bottom with one wire connected on both sides. unplug those wires and test element for continuity. Around 0 is good. If you don't have continuity then the heating element is bad. pt# WR51X10094 Link to parts site below. Next, test the thermostat, round-cylinder thing, width of a quarter attached to the evaporator coils (usually at top right and has two wires connected to it, one yellow, one orange). You test this just like the heating element. No continuity means it's bad. pt# WR50X10069. If both test good (and most of the time they do) then you'll need to replace the control board listed above.

Here is link where you can purchase parts listed above. They have good shipping and good return policy.
Appliance Parts

Feb 03, 2015 | GE Refrigerators

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GE Profile- Freezer/ Fridge at 56 wont go cooler!


HI,

All i can say is you will require a tech to get this fixed.

check freezer for frost build up and if fan is blowing, check condenser, make sure its clean, and fan blowing,

check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, controls should be in the middle setting,
check make sure compressor is running.For this you will require a tech..

Goodluck.

May 03, 2008 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

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GE profile bottom freezer model # PGSS5NFXA SS. Got up this morning and freezer thawing. Pulled back panel cleaned the condenser fins with compressed air andchecked the connections. runs fine but can'


I had this happen with my fridge when the door was open for awhile when I was cleaning the inside. I did what you did, clean everything behind it. Pay particular attention to the circuit boards, there may be reset buttons in that area. Then unplug the freezer for 10 minutes (make sure it's for a FULL 10 minutes) then plug it back in and try it.

Feb 03, 2015 | GE Refrigerators

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GE Profile PGSS5NFXA SS Refrigerator Freezer; the frig warms up?


The problem is most likely to be the defrost heater Check the back of the freezer compartment for frost If you have frost on the back wall of the freezer compartment you will need to unplug the unit and remove everything from.it next get several towels to place on the bottom of the freezer to catch the water from the melting frost Using a hairdryer heat the frosted area to defrost remove the back panel of the freezer under it you will see a frosted up mess after defrosting you will see one or 2 heaters mounted on metal brackets they unplug and can be tested using a ohmmeter or continuity tester also check the defrost thermostat an replace defective items.put it together you should be all set

Aug 02, 2014 | GE Refrigerators

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PSS26SGRA SS GE Profile will not hold cold proper temp.


This is one of the first signs that the refrigerator is missing defrost. Open freezer door and look at the back wall of your freezer. When a refrigerator does not defrost you will see a frost layer covering the rear panel. Below is a small photo of a refrigerator freezer that has not been
defrosting.2_14_2012_7_04_09_am.jpgFor a larger photo click=> HERE Here is a=> PSS26SGRASS Service Manual Here is the defrost heater for your model=> WR51X10042 Defrost Heater and here is the WR50X10054 Defrost Thermostat, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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GE Profile refrigerator temperature problem


refrigerators have 2 coils. the evaporator coil and the condensing coil. one is on the bottom of the fridg and one is on the back or inside behind a false panel. these coils must be kept clean or if the condensing coil cannot reject the heat absorbed by the evaporator, the box temp will stay high and if the evap coil cant absorb heat the box temp stays low running the risk of freezing

Nov 26, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Have GE Profile refrigerator Quit Working


. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


How to check stuff>
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

Sep 21, 2009 | Refrigerators

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GE Profile PFSF5 NJWA BB


There is a timer that determines the defrost of the cooling coil inside the back wall of the freezer. defrost timer may be located in the area of the controls for temperature. Look for a hole in that area and recessed in that hole you may find a clutch head screw. Turn this screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one click. The freezer coil will be in the defrost mode for 18-22 minutes and then the refrigerator should return to the cooling mode. Make sure the condenser is clean and free of dust and dirt. Condenser is where the heat is removed from the refrigeration system and on most models it is located in back behind a removable panel. Reinstall the panel after cleaning the condenser.

Jun 01, 2008 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

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GE Profile Refrigerator (Model #20) w/freezer on the bottom


If the problem disappears (for a while) when the freezer reaches 32F, then I know what the problem is.

The GE Profile refrigerators (and likely other models as well) often don't defrost properly, especially in humid climates. So they can develop ice buildup internally, especially if the air vents at the back of the freezer are blocked by frozen food. Once that happens, that ice can interfere with the cold air circulation booster fan that runs when the freezer temperature is too warm. Then you get a LOUD buzzing noise from the fan blades, as they bang into the ice.

The immediate "solution" is to be sure nothing blocks the air vents, and then to melt the ice that interferes with the fan. You can turn the fridge off for a while (with the food removed so it doesn't spoil), and/or get a hair dryer and heat the inside back of the freezer, until the ice melts and falls away from the fan. (Just be careful not to block the nozzle of the hair dryer, or it may burn out from overheating!)

But the ultimate solution is to buy another refrigerator, one that is NOT a GE! And that makes me sad, because GE used to make GREAT refrigerators. My last GE refrigerator is nearly 20 years old, and still works well, and it does so QUIETLY.

May 26, 2008 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

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Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling


Same problem here with an Amana refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. I removed the back panels and vacuumed dust and cat hair out. The back panel in the freezer was frosted over with ice on the bottom. I removed the shelves and food and used a hairdryer to loosen the panel. The ice maker made it harder to remove the plastic panel so I pulled it back and saw the cooling fins frozen solid. I used the hairdryer to melt the ice and a shop vacuum to collect the water. It works like new again.

Dec 02, 2007 | Refrigerators

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