Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
JPM
Bill Traver
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 106
Share |
Default

GE Refrigerator too cold


I have a GE Profile Artica Refrigerator (model PSS25NGMA WW) that has the refrig side very cold ... about 27 degrees +/- on display. The freezer side shows it at 0.

There are only digital controls ... I can move and set the refrig side (tried moving temp higher setting but no luck) ... does not seem to allow me to adjust the freezer side. Fresh food freezes now and my wife is on me to get fixed before T-GIVING !!!

Could anyone on the site give me an idea of how to walk through diagnosing what is wrong here?

It's about a 10-14 year old fridge but has worked beautifully all these years.

Thanks,

Bill

JPM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Enid, OK
Posts: 75
Default

GE Refrigerator too cold


Bill -

You might want to try here:

http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...rator-Freezing

Pay particular attention to post #3 by "Jake". It specifically talks about freezing issues with your fridge model number (8th letter is an "M", etc). Says it might be a broken damper door. IF that's the case, there's a fix for it via a kit that GE makes.

Hope you get it fixed soon. I've got freezing problems, too, in my GE Profile Arctica, sigh....

__________________
'Twister'

"A professional is only a DIY-er with more experience."
Twister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,246
Default

GE Refrigerator too cold


http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHe...od-PSS25NGMAWW
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
JPM
Bill Traver
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 106
Default

GE Refrigerator too cold


These have helped a lot. I am having difficulty getting the codes set up to diagnose the situation ... it seems like my "+" button for the freezer is not working so I am wondering if maybe I may have to replace the control board before anything else???? Not sure what else could be causing an issue with that button?

Getting close ... you guys are a great help.

Bill
JPM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
JPM
Bill Traver
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 106
Default

GE Refrigerator too cold


With your help and a little extra thought on my end, here is the results.....

The "+" button did not work so it made self-diagnose impossible.

I then figured that I would use some duct tape to close the damper door to see if the temp in the refrigerator compartment would increase. If it did, then that would tell me that the damper door was an issue....

Well, the temp did increase when I sealed to damper door.

The button situation would require the motherboard/control board behind the button area to be replaced.

Those two items combined are about $250 plus ... figure the install time on my part and it's easier to scrap the fridge, make $20 bucks then spend $400 on a low end frididaire since this is my secondary unit in the garage and not the main kitchen one.

Thanks Guys .... your references were perfect.
JPM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Enid, OK
Posts: 75
Default

GE Refrigerator too cold


Bill -

Hey, here's one more possible cause to why your temp control buttons don't work:

http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...nning-too-cold

A "thermistor" is fairly cheap. Here they are:

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDeta...5X10025/914093

Scrap the fridge or not, obviously your call, just thought I'd share this link with you. Sounds like you at least had the broken damper door described in the link I sent above. Good thinking on the duct tape troubleshoot.

Cheers!

__________________
'Twister'

"A professional is only a DIY-er with more experience."
Twister is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold Air Return RichTibo HVAC 1 10-06-2013 09:16 AM
Hot water from cold pipes, plumbers are stumped seabeast Plumbing 74 09-23-2013 05:34 PM
Freezing storage room next to the cold room Van3 Building & Construction 2 01-23-2011 05:50 PM
Backdraft, Cold Air and Ice from Range Hood and Bath Fan Passion4Heels HVAC 13 08-19-2010 07:00 PM
No Cold Water at all - both cold and hot pipes are burning to the touch bluecifer Plumbing 12 01-19-2009 10:29 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.