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What would cause the temperature inside my GE Profile Refridgerator

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What would cause the temperature inside my GE Profile Refridgerator to soar to 60 degrees overnight and then, 24 hours later, be back at 35 degrees? Temp in Freezer soared to about 38 and 24 hours later is back at -2. I threw out all the food that had sat at the high temps for 12 hours. Now I'm afraid to buy more without knowing what happened.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.

If you did not include a model # XXXXX your question please do on you second reply if possible,this helps us serve you faster.


can you get me the model #?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Model Number is XXXXX
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
can you recheck that model # ? its not comming up, what was the part # XXXXX the control board also?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

It might be this one - and I don't have the part number for the CIRCUIT board, not a control board.

The fridge is at home and I'm at work.

Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok let me look into this, I believe however you need to replace the thermistors in this, these control the temp, I'll get back to you when I find the info, thanks Bryan
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok found the sensors, Temperature sensorthere are more than one so you should replace all of them, theres no way to test them, I'm sending you a link to all the diagrams, click this link, F2MIYCWW&productCategoryId=0161000&brandId=0432&brandDescription=GE&modelName=BOTTOM-MOUNT-REFRIGERATOR&diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=FREEZER%20SECTION&documentId=G0912114&blt=06 they are part # XXXXX and I believe there are two in the freezer and two in the fresh food section, the diagrams will show you where to look, on the diagrams they are part # XXXXX they are only $7.00 each , thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thanks Bryan this sounds very likely. But why would they not work one day and then work the next? Did the fridge need all four to be working or to fail? I'm having a repairman come out on Monday but he's going to think nothing is wrong. I have a photo of the temp display showing how high it got, but how can they substantiate that it's the thermistors and not something else?
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
well the only other things that I can think of that would cause this problem would be the light is not going out all the time when you close the door, this will raise the temp most definitely,as far as working some days and then not others is one of them may be shorted, you can try unscrewing the light bulbs over the weekend and see if it works that will tell you if thats the problem, the only other thing would be the cold control itself is going bad, do you control the temperature at the dispenser in this, is there controls for the cold on the door? its hard to tell on this model.
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