GE fridge won't reach temperature


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Old 07-25-21, 04:28 PM
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GE fridge won't reach temperature

Model #DSE26JGEBCBB

This morning I found liquid water in the freezer and the unit was making an unusual noise. No indication of a problem on the panel. I cut the breaker for a minute. When it restarted it sounded normal, but after running since then the freezer stabilized at 25F and refrigerator is 44. Controls set at 0/37.

It was installed March 2014. Suggestions? Thanks
 
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Old 07-25-21, 06:55 PM
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Take the evaporator cover and inspect for ice blockage.
There's a good chance the drain is blocked at the bottom of the coil and the ice is hitting the fan.
 
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Old 06-23-22, 09:26 AM
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GE DSE26JGEBCBB diagnose evap fan

I've had occasional problems with this appliance. After taking the evaporator cover off and defrosting it--there wasn't a lot and the drain was open--there is still poor cooling and the bottom of the fridge and freezer are both cold. Since there doesn't seem to be any air flow, I'd like to know how to determine if the evaporator motor is bad before replacing it. Any other possibilities? Thanks
 
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Old 06-23-22, 10:09 AM
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Threads combined.

You should be able to hold the freezer button in and check for airflow.
If you test the fan..... the freezer and or the fridge door switch must be held in.

The orange arrow is the evap. The blue arrow is the drain. Red circle is the fan.
The fan looks to be above the coil. See video for more help.
Low voltage DC replacement motor - WR60X10318

Fan motor replacement video
Click on "Freezer Section" tab ............... Sears Parts Direct - exploded views
 
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It was installed March 2014.
Has the condenser ever been cleaned really well.
 
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Hello mtrac! I had a problem similar to yours wherein the freezer was about 20 degrees and the refrigerator section ran at 47. My GE fridge (Model # GFE29HSDHSS) is two doors on top and with a freezer drawer at the bottom. After much sleuthing it turned out to be my WR60X29099 Fresh Food Fan Motor. Mine had broken down and was not pushing cold air as it should have been. What also helped, I'm sure, was giving the condenser coils a thorough cleaning.
GE has many different part numbers for their different refrigerator/freezers so be careful if you order online. I had a great experience with this company in helping me figure out exactly which part number was correct: https://genuineparts.com/
Good luck and keep us posted.
 
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Guess I should have updated this thread: I replaced the motor last June with a GEWR60X10318 and all is well. Regarding the condenser coil, I cleaned it when I replaced the water reservoir, though probably not as well as a pro.

Will likely have either a new thread or update to this one shortly, as I have an issue with both the interior lights and the ice maker.
 
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Latest issue with DSE26JGEBCBB:

The interior lights turn on at random brightness, though are typically dim. Meanwhile, it won't dispense ice; the display will go out and then come back on. If the interior light is bright then the ice dispenser will work. Water dispenser is fine. Thanks
 
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That is a common problem. It is an indicator of a problem power supply/control board.
If you are electronically handy they can be repaired. If not.... it gets replaced.
The part number is WR55X11080.
You can search that part number for repair and replacement.

GE control board diagnostics video
 
 

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