You’ve just come home from a long day of work, and the last thing you want to do is figure out why your refrigerator isn’t cooling. We feel your pain. Unfortunately, this is a problem that often requires troubleshooting.
We’re here to help. Below, we’ll outline some of the most common reasons why your GE profile refrigerator might not be cooling and provide tips on troubleshooting the issue. So, if your fridge is giving you the cold shoulder, read on for some help.
GE Profile Refrigerator Not Cooling
What to Do When Your GE Profile Refrigerator Is Not Cooling
If your GE Profile refrigerator is not cooling, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the situation:
First, check to make sure the fridge is getting power. Unplug it, wait a minute, and plug it back in. Check the fuse box or circuit breaker if it still doesn’t work.
Next, make sure the refrigerator is turned on. The switch should be in the “on” position.
If the refrigerator gets power and turns on, something may block the airflow. Ensure no objects are blocking the vents and that the coils are clean.
Call GE customer service for assistance if you’ve ruled out these common issues and your refrigerator is still not cooling.
Quick Solutions to Check Before Calling a Professional
If your GE profile refrigerator isn’t cooling, you can try a few quick solutions before calling a professional.
First, ensure the freezer is cold, and the refrigerator is at the correct temperature. The compressor will shut down if it’s too warm in the fridge to prevent food spoilage. Try adjusting the temperature settings on both sections of the refrigerator.
If that doesn’t work, check if the condenser coils are clean. Dust and dirt can build up on them over time and prevent the refrigerator from cooling correctly. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean them off.
If you’ve tried these things and your refrigerator isn’t cooling, it might be time to call a professional.
Troubleshooting the Temperature Control
Sometimes, the temperature control on your GE profile refrigerator will stop working. This can be due to several reasons, but thankfully it’s a problem that can be fixed relatively easily.
First, ensure the refrigerator is plugged in and the breaker hasn’t been turned off. If it’s plugged in and the breaker is on, try to reset the refrigerator by unplugging it for a minute and plugging it back in.
You’ll want to check the temperature control settings if that doesn’t work. Sometimes they can get changed accidentally, preventing the refrigerator from cooling properly. The temperature control should be set to “cold.”
If that still doesn’t work, you may need to call a technician to come and take a look at your refrigerator.
How to Inspect Your Defrost System
There are a few different parts to your defrost system that could be the culprit, so let’s take a closer look. The first thing you’ll want to inspect is the defrost thermostat. This is the part that detects when the temperature in your refrigerator has increased to a certain level and cuts off power to the compressor so it can cycle into defrost mode.
Next, take a look at the heater element. This is designed to monitor the amount of frost buildup within your refrigerator and regulates when it needs to turn on and off throughout its cycle. If these two components are not working properly, you may need to replace them before you start seeing any cooling in your fridge again.
Finally, check out the timer motor. This is what initiates the entire process and makes sure that it runs smoothly when going through each cycle. If this part is not working correctly, it could prevent your refrigerator from reaching its desired temperatures and cause it not to cool.
Troubleshooting the Condenser Coil and Compressor
If the condenser coils and compressor are working properly, you are likely looking at a malfunctioning evaporator fan motor or a clogged defrost drain. To check the evaporator fan motor, you can remove the rear panel in the freezer and use a multimeter to test its continuity. If it is not working properly, you will need to replace it.
Looking at your defrost drain might be necessary. To get to it, open your freezer door and use a flashlight to inspect the drainage hole in the centre of the back wall below where ice is dispensed. If it’s blocked by ice, you’ll need to remove it with hot water. If that doesn’t do the trick, you may need to replace the entire GE Profile refrigerator, not the cooling assembly.
FAQs on Maintaining a GE Profile Refrigerator
Below are a few frequently asked questions about maintaining a GE Profile refrigerator.
Q: How often do I need to clean the condenser coils?
You should clean the coils at least twice a year or more if your refrigerator needs to be cooling properly.
Q: How can I tell if my refrigerator is not cooling properly?
If your refrigerator should be warmer than it is, the first thing to check is the temperature settings. If they are in the correct range, you may need to look into the condenser coils and see if they need cleaning.
Q: What should I use to clean the condenser coils?
You can use a brush or vacuum cleaner with a soft bristle attachment to eliminate any dirt or dust building up on the coils.
If your GE Profile refrigerator isn’t cooling, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem. First, make sure the compressor is running. If it’s not, check the fuse box and restart the compressor.
If the compressor is running, ensure the fan is blowing cold air. If it’s not, the fan may need to be replaced. Finally, ensure the freezer is cold, and the food is frozen. If it’s not, you may need to defrost the freezer.