The fridge is arguably the largest and most important appliance in your home.
Here are some quick facts that you may not know about refrigerators:
Over time, you may notice issues with the refrigerator failing to cool your food items at the desired temperature. Here are seven common problems that you may encounter with GE refrigerators:
Several factors may cause cooling issues with your GE refrigerator. Simple steps can correct the problem, such as unblocking vents covered by overstuffed items, double-checking the thermostat settings, and ensuring the fridge is plugged into a power source.
A warm fridge caused by faulty components like clogged compressor coils or malfunctioning motors may require an expert’s intervention.
Modern fridges often run quietly. A noisy GE refrigerator may indicate issues with one of your components. The nature and loudness of the sound may help point out the exact problem.
Buzzing sounds are typically from running condenser fan motors or evaporator fan motors. If your fridge is warm and buzzing louder than usual, you may need to repair or replace one of these two motors.
Clicking sounds may be a sign of trouble for the fans, compressor, or control board. You may require a refrigerator repair professional to help you accurately troubleshoot the problem.
Too much condensation in your refrigerator can make your food go bad, or worse, damage the unit. It may result from air quality issues, excess humidity, or insufficient airflow.
You can adjust the humidity levels by setting the correct temperature settings. You may also need to replace a faulty thermostat or the broken door seal.
Your refrigerator may need to seal tightly to keep the cold air inside. A faulty door switch or worn-out door seal can cause cooling issues. You can try to rub the gasket with some oil to renew the seal. You may need to replace a twisted or damaged gasket.
Most fridges will not run the condenser until the door shuts completely. You may need to check your door’s latch doesn’t have any grime on it, preventing the fridge from sealing completely.
You may have noticed that the ice-maker compartment in your GE fridge isn’t functioning. The most common culprit is often a malfunctioning control board. You may need to get an appliance technician to replace it for you.
Water leaks on refrigerator condensers may point to an alarming problem. It may result from faulty condenser coils, damaged defrost drains, or a clogged water supply line. You may have to replace worn-out coils.
Troubleshooting the defrost compartment or water supply line may require opening up the back of your fridge. It’s advisable to leave the repair work to an expert.
A malfunctioning defrosting compartment can result in frozen evaporator coils. You can begin by checking if the thermostat has the correct temperature setting. You can also verify that the defrost timer and cycle are on. If none of these is an issue, call in a repair technician.
Your fridge may develop some complications over its service life. The tips above can help you troubleshoot and rectify some of the issues. Repairs beyond your skill level may require an expert’s input.
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