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Well.. some help would be great, This is about "psc25pswc

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well.. some help would be great
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: This is about "psc25pswc ss" all good till yesterday night but the temperature is now 40 F in Freezer today
JA: What's the make and model? And have you checked the settings recently?
Customer: GE Profile
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: nothing was changed recently well, if it's simple things to check and fix, I would
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't know what helps you to help me model is "psc25pswc ss"
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'll be helping you with your appliance question today. Please wait a few moments while I review your question.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

The first thing you'll need to do is pull everything out of the freezer and remove the lower back panel inside the freezer. Look at the silver evaporator coils behind this panel and are they packed with frost, lightly frosted from top to bottom, some frost on top but not on bottom, no frost at all, etc... ? Also, is the fan above the coils running?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok, I will do that in a moment, but why would this suddenly happen? Could this be caused due to any action that I would have done by keeping something inside or taking something outside the unit and am accidentally touching / ONing / Offing anything?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

It's hard to know until you can see what everything looks like which I had you check---there are still too many possibilities.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I see an 'Integrated Cooling system" unit at the top of the freezer, then a piece covering a fan and taht's pretty much it in the freezer. What do I check on this? How?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

you don't. You need to check what what I advised you to check. If you're not going to listen to me as an expert I'm going to opt out and you can do your own thing on your own time, but right now you are taking up my time as well.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Alright, I am asking things that I didn't know how to proceed further, your response are not helping but not comfortable. We can close this discussion.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

OK good luck to you.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be! My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Can you hear a fan running in the freezer section? Can you see any frost on the back wall inside the freezer?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi Kelly
There is a fan I can hear when I close the door, but not when I keep the door open
And I see a module behind the freezer, which seems like a caged Fan, but that's not what is running when I hear this fan sound. Hope I am answering your question
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Okay, if you hold the door switch closed, do you hear the fan shown as number 610 below running?

CLICK HERE

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I was looking at the Freezer unit so far. I am trying to get pictures from you, from my unit
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Were you able to hear that fan I sent you the diagram of when you opened the freezer door? Any frost on the lower back panel inside the freezer?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I couldn't see the exact 610 fan, as it's enclosed inside a case, I guess.
am sending what I can see, when I open the door
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Do you see the number 213 cover on the back wall in the freezer?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
attaching what I could see.. this may be the 213 that you are mentioning?
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Is the model you posted the correct model number? The tag is on the ceiling in the refrigerator.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the model no, I see, inside the refrigerator is PSC25PSWC SS.
I see that inside the refrigerator wall.
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Okay, so the cover that is behind that fan assembly, is that cold to the touch, like it is frosted behind it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I didn't felt it cold.. I couldn't remove the cover, so not sure how it's behind the cover.. but I would think it's not frosted
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

It would feel very cold and "crunch" if it was, thank you. I appreciate your patience. Can you pull the refrigerator out to access the back to verify the compressor is running?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
let me try that
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it was heavy... but it's a concealed back ide for the refrigerator unit.. not sure how to confirm that compressor is running?
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

The rear cover will need to be pulled off to access the compressor.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
you want to switch off the unit, before I pull off the rear cover?
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

No, just remove that cover and fell the compressor (the large, round ball). Is it cold, hot, warm and is it vibrating?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I see that compressor is a little warm, couldn't make if it's vibrating.. there is a fan next to it, which is running
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

If it is warm, it is running. That is not good. Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Checking it again, it neither cold nor warm..
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

With the compressor running, you likely have a low refrigerant level due to a leak in the sealed system. This is a repair that will require professional service. This type of repair will need specialized tools and training. You can expect to pay about $4000 + parts to have it repaired.

Please know I am here if you have follow up questions!

You deserve 5 star service! I hope I have earned your 5 star rating using the stars at the top of the page! Please let me know if you have additional questions, I am here to help! Thank you so much!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I guess, it's neither cold or warm, when I check again.. but still nothing seem to have changed.. what else can I try before I have to go that route of repairing through someone else?
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

If it is hanging at 40*, the compressor is running and you have a low refrigerant level. I don't think there is much that you will be able to do at this point, unfortunately.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Current temp that refrigerator is showing are
Freezer - 46 F
Refrigerator - 64 F.. been that way since morning..
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

Okay, that would certainly support a sealed system issue if the evaporator coil is not all frosted up, which we have verified is not.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what do you suggest next? am a bit confused .. system was all good till yesterday night..
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

You will need to call for professional service, there is a leak in the system that has allowed refrigerant to leak out.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Alright, thank you Kelly, who would you suggest for such a repair? are there names to talk about?
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

I can send you a referral if you provide your zip code, please.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
60194
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

A list of servicers in your area is below.

CLICK HERE

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You deserve 5 star service! I hope I have earned your 5 star rating using the stars at the top of the page! Please let me know if you have additional questions, I am here to help! Thank you so much!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

You are very welcome, thank you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

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