the panel opens up but and I am looking inside the top of the refrige but not sure what you mean by "remove the panel" can you clarify?
stuck to the compressor?
so remove that sheet metal panel (unscrew it)?
no - It appears that it was removed. The previous owner bought it from a scratch and dent place. so no info on the fridge and no #s. The unit isn't holding it's cold in the fridge. While it is set to 34 degrees it is at 47 degrees while the freezer is at -3 degree when set to 3 degree.
The GE guy was here and said they can't do anything without the numbers and won't help us and would be surprised if anyone can help us without the model number. Just call another independent appliance expert outside of GE?