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I have A GE PROFILE ARTICA REFRIGERATOR MODEL

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I have A GE PROFILE ARTICA REFRIGERATOR MODEL PSC23NHN/PSC23SHN, Tthe temp is flutuating and I can't reset it what to do

Contractor's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

The Freezer is not freezing and the frig is not cool. I tried to fixed it but at this time the the temp for the frrezer is at 49 and the frig at 66 i hold the set up botton change the temp and it won't work

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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, not frost at all, etc... ? Also, is the fan above the coils running?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't see any frost
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago

OK that's a problem. Pull the refrigerator out and remove the lower back panel behind the refrigerator. Is the fan next to the big black round compressor running? And if you touch the compressor is it warm, blazing hot, or room temperature?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have already paid $ 23 and you have not answered my question
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago

I realize that.... that's because I need more information. I'm not sure why you are saying that? All I asked was:

QUOTE:

OK that's a problem. Pull the refrigerator out and remove the lower back panel behind the refrigerator. Is the fan next to the big black round compressor running? And if you touch the compressor is it warm, blazing hot, or room temperature?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I guess another message pop up saying that I can talk to you for $18 that is why . I am sorry
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am just trying to adjust the temp for both the freezer and frig
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago

sorry, sorry about those messages they are just automated options that pop up if you wanted to speak by phone instead. Anyways, if you can just do the additional check that I inquired about before we can begin to track down the problem. Pull the refrigerator out and remove the lower back panel behind the refrigerator. Is the fan next to the big black round compressor running? And if you touch the compressor is it warm, blazing hot, or room temperature?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Room temp
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago

OK and is the fan next to the compressor running?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can't say I don't even see the compressor. My panel is at the bottom of my frig and all I scan are the plug for the water and electricity
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago

You'd have to pull the refrigerator forward so you can remove the lower back access panel. These are your possibilities.

1. If the compressor is room temperature and the fan is running, the control board has a shorted relay which commonly happens on these refrigerator and it would need to be replaced. It's located behind the 8" x 10" sheet metal panel behind the refrigerator about half way up the back. Below is a link to the control board you'd need to order for your model number.

CLICK HERE for control board

2. The other option is that you have a bad compressor or a freon leak. If your compressor is warm/hot then this is not something you can fix and to call a technician out to repair the issue would be about $650 if it's a bad compressor or $450 if it's a freon leak.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Well I guess Ian going to have to call someone to fix since the problem remains the same. Thx
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I just lost my money
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago

I'm not sure what you mean. You now know the possibilities and what needs to be done to fix the problem. I can't control what fails on your appliance, all I can do is inform you of what is wrong and what needs to be done which is what I have done.

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