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Berkeley, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9314375

I saw the post a while ago about another problem with a GE Model. I almost have the opposite. My ice maker drips & therefore freezes in huge clumps plus the freezer is not freezing items. I took everything out yesterday, took off all the ice that had formed everywhere. Now I am getting an ice build up on the very top of the freezer. So far no ice cubes are even being made. (Some always did). The refrigerator section does not seem as cold as it should be, either. I had a repairman out & my condenser was VERY dirty, but not that's been cleaned. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9314469

I had pretty much those exact same problems with my fridge a few years ago and it was because the auto defroster was broken. I had ice buildup in the freezer, icemaker wasn't working right (no dripping, just didn't make ice properly), and fridge wasn't staying cold enough. Did the repair guy look at the defrost heater at all?
Berkeley, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9329184

It was the timer that cycles everything - _defrost, heater etc.) that was burned out.
Berkeley, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9331240

I spoke too soon! The problems are not fixed! The first repair person knew nothing. The second at least found the burned out timer. But I am still getting ice build up behind the back freezer door making the fan produce terrible noises. The freezer is presently reading 30 degrees and the refrigerator 40 degrees. All this before Thanksgiving and much of my food is prepared ahead of time! A third Sears repairman can't come out till Nov. 19! Too bad I can't use bad words here!
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9331456

Look the door seals over really well. If they aren't sealing all the way around they will let air and moisture in and cause icing problems. Particularly pay attention to the ones on the bottom because it is hard to see if they are sealing or not. If they aren't clean them really well with something like mean green.

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