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Old 06-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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I have a small GE fridge 4.3 cu ft.. only 15 months old
http://products.geappliances.com/App...Sku=GMR04HASCS

In order for too get it to work you have to turn the thermostat as far as it will go to coldest... if you put it to were it suppose too go, it will not run at all,.
would the thermostat need replacing...


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I have a small GE fridge 4.3 cu ft.. only 15 months old
http://products.geappliances.com/App...Sku=GMR04HASCS

In order for too get it to work you have to turn the thermostat as far as it will go to coldest... if you put it to were it suppose too go, it will not run at all,.
would the thermostat need replacing...
yes

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Can somebody tell me how these compact fridges work.. there are no coils at the back of the fridge... also i dont see any openings inside the fridge for air flow, and i also dont here any fan running.. is this possible, and how do they keep cold..
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they work on the exact same principal as a deep freeze, instead of coils in the back or below the unit they are built into the walls of the box. Next time your refrig is running feel the exterior of the refrig. it will be warm. no fans inside or out.
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they work on the exact same principal as a deep freeze, instead of coils in the back or below the unit they are built into the walls of the box. Next time your refrig is running feel the exterior of the refrig. it will be warm. no fans inside or out.
....and the back of the fridge (inside) should have a panel which is the cooling coil, feel the back of the fridge. The compressor is behind the "hump" at the bottom of the fridge and the coil is right above it.
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Ok i get it, i am still not sure the thermostat needs replacing, this fridge is my daughters so i took a look at it yesterday,,,when i got there they had the temp, as far as it could go, and it didnt feel very cold, and the fridge was running,,

I went and got a thermometer too put inside it... when i left the thermometer was in the green, ( the right Temp and the control was set back about 3/4 to full setting..I told them to leave it for a day and dont open the door, see if they need to turn the temp back more to keep the temp in the fridge normal.

One thing i did notice , which may be causing the problem, is there was some ice build up , not alot, underneath the freezer pan, at the back of the pan is the wire for the thermostat.. maybe this is effecting the temp setting..
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there should be no ice or frost build up underneath, if it is touching the temp sensor bulb then yes it will affect the temps. If ice is build up underneath it may be a sign of bigger problems tho
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Oops, I mistaken thought your refrigerator was without a freezer. Those without a freezer have the cooling coil on the inside back wall while those with a freezer do not, the bottom of the freezer is the cooling coil....so sorry.
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Oops, I mistaken thought your refrigerator was without a freezer. Those without a freezer have the cooling coil on the inside back wall while those with a freezer do not, the bottom of the freezer is the cooling coil....so sorry.
No problem, thanks for the all the information, i understand whats going on, with it..They have made this so you can keep it tight to the wall,,
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If there is an ice buildup, unplug for a day or two then plug it back in. You'll need to thaw everything out. possibly a leak or the coils are dirty.

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