GE refrigerator troubleshooting

Any modern refrigerator is a complex system, where the majority of parts interact with each other. In case of damage of one part, the entire system can fall out, if a breakdown is not corrected in time. The diagnostics of malfunction contributing to the further professional repairs of a refrigerator is the key objective of troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for GE refrigerators presented below.

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Refrigerator does not operateRefrigerator in defrost cycle.Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Freezer control in Off position.Move the freezer control to desired temperature setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.Make sure the refrigerator plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker Is tripped.Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Motor operates for long periodsModem refrigerators with more storage space and a larger freezer compartment require more operating time.This is normal.
Normal when refrigerator is first delivered to your home.Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.
Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator to be cooled or frozen.This is normal.
Door left open.Check to see if package is holding door open.
Hot weather or frequent door openings.This is normal.
Temperature controls set at the coldest setting.See the About the controls on the refrigerator section.
Grille and condenser need cleaning.See the Care and cleaning section.
Motor starts and stops frequentlyTemperature control starts and stops motor to maintain even temperatures.This is normal.
Refrigerator does not operateRefrigerator in defrost cycle.Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Freezer control in Off position.Move the freezer control to desired temperature setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.Make sure the refrigerator plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker Is tripped.Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Motor operates for long periodsModem refrigerators with more storage space and a larger freezer compartment require more operating time.This is normal.
Normal when refrigerator is first delivered to your home.Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.
Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator to be cooled or frozen.This is normal.
Door left open.Check to see if package is holding door open.
Hot weather or frequent door openings.This is normal.
Temperature controls set at the coldest setting.See the About the controls on the refrigerator section.
Grille and condenser need cleaning.See the Care and cleaning section.
Motor starts and stops frequentlyTemperature control starts and stops motor to maintain even temperatures.This is normal.
Ice cubes have odor/TasteIce storage bin needs cleaning.Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
Food transmitting odor/taste to ice cubes.Wrap foods well.
Interior of refrigerator needs cleaning.See the Care and cleaning section.
Poor-tasting incoming water.Install a water filter.
Cube dispenser does not work (on dispenser models)Icemaker turned off or water supply turned off.Turn on icemaker or water supply.
Ice cubes are frozen to icemaker feeler arm.Remove cubes and move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position.
Irregular ice dumps in storage container.Break up with fingertip pressure and discard remaining clumps. Freezer temperature may be too warm. Adjust the freezer control to a colder setting, one position at a time, until the clumps do not form.
Water has poor taste/odor (on dispenser models)Water dispenser not been used for a long time.Dispense water until all water in system is replenished.
Poor-tasting incoming water.Install a water filter.
Water dispenser does not work (on dispenser models)Water supply line turned off or not connected.See the Installing the water line section.
Supply line clogged with sediment.
Air may be trapped in the water system.Press the dispenser pad for at least two minutes.
Refrigerator has odorFoods transmitting odor to refrigerator.Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped. Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator; replace every three months.
Spoiled food.
Interior needs cleaning.See the Care and cleaning section.
Defrost water drainage system needs cleaning.
Moisture forms on outside of refrigeratorNot unusual during periods of high humidity.Wipe surface dry.
Moisture collects insideToo frequent or too long door openings.
In humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator when doors are opened.
Interior light does not workNo power at outlet.Check the house fuse/circuit breaker and replace fuse or reset (lie breaker.
light bulb burned out.See the Replacing the light bulbs section.
Door not closing properly or only partially closingDoor gasket on hinge side sticking or folding over.Apply petroleum jelly on face of gasket.
The doors are designed to stay open partway for ease of loading food.
Hot air from bottom of refrigeratorNormal air flow cooling motor. In the refrigeration process, it is normal that lieat be expelled in the area under the refrigerator. Some floor coverings will discolor at these normal and safe temperatures.Your floor covering supplier should lie consulted if you object to this discoloration.

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