GE freezer refrigerator troubleshooting

GE CA10 freezer refrigerator troubleshooting

ProblemPOSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY
Freezer does not operate• Temperature control is in OFF position.
• If interior light (on models so equipped) is not on, freezer may not be plugged in at wall receptacle.
• If plug is secure and the freezer still fails to operate, plug a lamp or a omall applianco into the same outlet to determine if there is a tripped circuit breaker or burned out fuse.
Freezer starts too frequently• Package holding door open.
• Temperature control set on too high a number.
• Door was opened too frequently or too long.
Freezer operates too long• Package holding door open.
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Temperature control OGt on too high a number.
• Inadequate air circulation space around cabinet.
Noisy operation• The floor may be weak, causing the free7er to vibrate when the compressor is on.
• Legs need adjusting.
Cabinet vibrates• Weakness in room floor.
• Legs need adjusting.
Freezer temperature too warm• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Package holding door open.
Foods defrosting• Blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
• Not plugged in.
• Temperature control in OFF position.
• Package holding door open.
Freezer temperature too cold• Temperature control set on too high a number.
Foods drying out• Packages not properly wrapped or sealed.
Interior light does not light (on models so equipped)• Blown fuse or circuit breaker. 1
• Not plugged in.
• Bulb burned out.
Slow starting time after being turned off for a period of time• Built-in overload protection.
Excessive frost build-up• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Package holding door open.
• Extended hot. humid weather.

GE FUM15 freezer refrigerator troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Freezer does not operate or Power-OnTemperature control in OFF position.• Move the control to a temperature setting.
Light is not onFreezer is unplugged.• Push the plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Freezer starts/stops too frequentlyDoor/lid left open.• Check to see if package is holding door/lid open.
Too frequent or too long door/lid openings.
Temperature control set too cold.• See About the operation of your freezer.
Freezer operates too longDoor/lid left open.• Check to see if package is holding door/lid open.
Too frequent or too long door/lid openings.
Temperature control set too cold.• See About the operation of your freezer.
Inadequate air circulation space around cabinet.• See Preparing to mstoll the freezer.
Room or outside weather is hot.• It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these conditions.
Freezer has been disconnected recently for a period of time.• it takes 4 hours for the freezer to cool down completely.
Large amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently.•Warm food will cause the freezer to run more until the desired temperature is reached.
Noisy operation or cabinet vibratesFloor may be weak, causing freezer to vibrate when compressor is on.• Placing 2 X 4‘s (51 mm X102 mm] under the length of the freezer will help support it and may reduce vibration.
Cabinet is not positioned solidly on floor.•Adjust legs (on Upright models). See Preparing to instoll the freezer. Or use shims for uneven floor.
Freezer is touching the wall.• Level freezer or move slightly. See Level Freezers.
Freezer temperature too warmDoor/lid left open.• Check to see if package is holding door/lid open.
Too frequent or too long door/lid openings.
Temperature control is set too warm.• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Large amounts of water or hot food may have been stored recently.•Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
Freezer has been disconnected recently.• Freezer requires A hours to cool down completely.
Foods defrostingTemperature control in OFF position.• Move the control to a temperature setting.
Freezer is unplugged.• Push the plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Door/lid left open.• Check to see if package is holding door/lid open.
Too frequent or too long door/lid openings.
Freezer temperature too coldTemperature control set too cold.• See About the operation of your freezer.
Moisture forms on outside of cabinetNot unusual during periods of high humidity.•Wipe surface dry.
Door may not be seating properly, causing cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from the outside.• See Preparing to install the freezer.
Interior light does not work (on some models)No power at outlet.• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Freezer is unplugged.• Push the plug completely into the outlet.
Light bulb burned out.• Replace bulb.
Door/lid won't fully close by itselfLegs need adjusting. Package holding door/lid open.• See Preparing to instoll the freezer.
Slow starting time after being offBuilt-in overload protection.

GE Monogram 49-60562-2 freezer refrigerator troubleshooting

ProblemPOSSIBLE CAUSE
Refrigerator/ freezer does not operate• May be in defrost cycle when motor does not operate for about 45 minutes.
• Temperature control in the OFF position.
• If interior light is not on. refrigerator/freezer may not be plugged in at wall oudet.
• The house fuse is blown/house circuit breaker is tripped. Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
• The Sabbath Mode Kit may be installed and operating. Turn off the Sabbath Mode device.
Motor operates for long periods or cycles on and off frequently (modern refrigerators and freezers with more storage space and a larger freezer require more operating time. They start and stop often to maintain even temperatures.)• Normal when refrigerator/freezer is first plugged in. Wait 24 hours or the refrigerator/freezer to completely cool down.
• Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator/ freezer. This is normal.
• Door left open or package holding door open.
• Hot weather or frequent door openings. This is normal.
• Temperature control set at the coldest setting. See Temperature Control.
Vibration or rattling (slight vibration is normal.)• Refrigerator may not be properly installed.
Thumping sound when door is closed• This is a normal operating sound.
• The mechanism that closes the door makes a slight thumping sound as it passes over its lever point, at approximately 80 degrees.
• Closing the door slowly will minimize the sound.
Operating sounds• The variable speed compressor motor.
• Normal fan air flow—multiple fans blow cold air through the fresh food and freezer compartments—another fan cools the compressor motor.
• The fans change speeds in order to provide optimal cooling and energy savings.
• These NORMAL sounds will also be heard from time to time:
- You may hear a whooshing or gurgling sound when the door closes. This is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator.
- A water dripping sound may occur during the defrost cycle as ice melts from the evaporator and flows into the drain pan.
- The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling coils may make a gurgling sound like boiling water.
- Water dropping on the defrost heater can cause a sizzling, popping or buzzing sound during the defrost cycle.
- You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the refrigerator is first plugged in or during/after the defrost cycle. This happens as the refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
- The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping sound when attempting to restart (this could take up to 5 minutes).
- The electronic control board may cause a clicking sound when relays activate to control refrigerator components.
- Ice cubes dropping into the bin and water running in pipes as icemaker refills.
- The icemaker water valve will buzz when the icemaker fills with water.
Door not closing properly• Package may be holding door open.
• Check the door gasket; it may be out of position
• Refrigerator is not level. See Installation Instructions.
Refrigerator/ freezer too warm• Temperature control not set cold enough. See Temperature Control.
• Warm weather or frequent door openings.
• Door left open for long time.
• Package may be holding door open.
Actual temperature not equal to set temperature• Refrigerator just plugged in. Allow 24 hours for system to stabilize.
• Door open for too long. Allow 24 hours for system to stabilize.
• Warm food odded to refrigerator. Allow 24 hours for system to stabilize.
• Defrost cycle is in process. Allow 24 hours for system to stabilize.
Frost or ice crystals on frozen food (frost within package is normal.)• Door left open or package holding door open.
• Too frequent or too long door openings.
Slow ice cube freezing• Door may have been left open.
• Turn temperature control to a colder setting.
• Package may be holding door open.
Ice cubes have odor/taste• Old cubes need to be discarded.
• Ice storage bin needs to be emptied and washed.
• Unsealed packages in freezer may be transmitting odor/taste to ice cubes.
• Interior of freezer needs cleaning. See Care and Cleaning.
• Poor-tasting incoming water. Change the water filter.
Automatic icemaker does not work• Icemaker power switch is in the 0 (off) position.
• Water supply turned off or not connected.
• Freezer too warm.
• Piled up cubes in storage bin may cause icemaker to shut off too soon. Level cubes by hand.
Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator/freezer• Not unusual during periods of high humidity. Wipe surface dry.
Moisture collects inside• Too frequent or too long door openings.
• In humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator/freezer when doors are opened.
Refrigerator/ freezer has odor• Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered.
• Check for spoiled food.
• Interior needs cleaning. See Care and Cleaning.
• Defrost water system needs cleaning.
• Keep open box of baking soda in refrigerator/freezer; replace every 3 months.
Interior light does not work• No power at outlet.
• Light bulb needs replacing. See Call for service.
• Master light switch may be in the OFF position. Switch to ON.
• The Sabbath Mode Kit may be installed and operating. Turn off Sabbath Mode device.
Door difficult to reopen immediately after closing• Tight door seal is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator. After closing the door, wait 5-30 seconds to reopen.