This GE refrigerator repair guide will help you repair GE electronic refrigerator models made after the year 2002. This includes GE profile refrigerators as well as Hotpoint refrigerator models. GE refrigerator repair is very different from other models since they came out with the electronic models. These models use main boards to control every function of the refrigerator from defrost to fan motor operation. Before the electronic models came out, defrost was controlled by a timer, which would force a defrost cycle every 6-15 hours (depending on the model). Most of the time it is unnecessary for a refrigerator to have a defrost cycle this often and since the defrost cycle burns a lot more electricity than the cooling cycle, it is more efficient to only have a defrost cycle when it needs one. This is called adaptive defrost and is one of the biggest changes with these models.
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How To Tell If Your Refrigerator Is a GE Electronic
The links on this page are specifically for GE electronic models so it is important that you know your refrigerator is an electronic model. Not all models that GE makes are these models so you need to be sure before you are led down the wrong path. All side-by-side models made after 2002 (some were made as early as 2000) are electronic models. While most of GE’s top-mount refrigerators retained the older refrigerator design some top-mount models are electronic. Although there are exceptions, most bottom-mount models are electronic.
However, the only way to know for sure is to pull the refrigerator out and look
for the main board. All GE electronic models mentioned on the links below have
the main board pictured. It will be located behind a cover on the back of the
refrigerator. These are pages that I have written about GE refrigerator Repair
for GE electronic models.
All About GE Electronic Refrigerator Models
Common Motherboard Problems GE refrigerators
GE Electronic Refrigerator Defrost Problem Repair
GE Refrigerator Not cooling
Refrigerator Defrost Problem Diagnostics
GE Refrigerator Fan Motor Diagnostics
GE Refrigerator Not Running
GE Refrigerator Freezing Fresh Food
How To Test A GE Refrigerator Thermistor
GE Refrigerator Not Dispensing Water
Ice Dispenser Repair For GE Refrigerators
GE Climate Keeper Dual Evaporator Repair
These days efficiency is a top priority when designing appliances and GE
electronic refrigerators are no different. Back when these models first came out
the goal was to make the refrigerator more efficient, which was largely (but not
limited to) achieved by adaptive defrost but then they took it a step further
with the climate keeper dual evaporator models. Unlike other models that use one
evaporator these models (as the name suggest) use two. Some models go even
further with the introduction of variable speed compressors. These compressors
vary in speed depending on the cooling needs of the refrigerator. This type of
compressor puts out very little heat and burns very little energy. The pages
below are specifically for GE refrigerator repair on Climate keeper dual
GE ClimateKeeper Dual Evaporator Freezer Not Freezing
GE ClimateKeeper Dual Evaporator Fresh Food Not Cooling
GE ClimateKeeper Dual Evaporator Refrigerator Not Cooling
(neither the fresh food or the freezer sections cooling)
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