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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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I have a GE Profile Performance side by side and I now have

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I have a GE Profile Performance side by side and I now have to put the freezer temp control to its highest setting (9) and then I get 9 degrees. Any lower than this and I get 20 degrees and water leakage at bottom of Freezer door. Any tips (unit is 12 years old)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

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  1. Can you hear a fan running in the freezer section?
  2. Can you see any frost on the back wall inside the freezer?
  3. May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Model is a GE TFX26PPDAWW. Yes I hear a fan running when I open the Freezer Door. I don't see frost on the back of the freezer but I constantly get a chunk of ice forming in the back of the ICE Maker tray. It's like some the ice cubes melted together into a ball. I have to always take out the Cube tray and break that chuck off. Otherwise the ice maker works OK.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Thank you! In the diagram at the link below, can you remove number 214, the rear panel from the inside of the freezer, to get a look at the coil to see if it is frosted up, please?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The upper coils were fine but the lower coils towards the bottom of the Freezer section have frost on them. I sent two images to show you what's happening. Also when I took out the bottom freezer food tray they was water sitting there with some frozen ice sheets semi-melted.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

You have a leak in the refrigeration system. The refrigerant level is low and the reason for your poor cooling. That repair will require specialized tools and training and a great deal of time. You can expect around $350 + parts to have it professionally repaired. Given the age of the refrigerator, I would strongly encourage you to replace it.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you sure there is no other possibility other than a refrigerant leak? Something like a bad thermostat, defrost timer etc.?
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Nope, that frost pattern is definitely low refrigerant level.