ESF25LGRD CC Serial MH421898

by Angie
(Scottsdale, AZ)

I purchased this item in 2006. A short time after we bought it, the panel where you increase or decrease the temp had to be replaced. It would change the temp on its own from 3 to 4, so it got replaced. It was the ghost in the machine thing.

The ice maker quit making ice about 12 to eighteen months ago. One night we noticed the light on the ice maker was flashing for some reason. At first it would go through the diagnostic test. Then After filling the tray with water it would stop. Never kicking out the ice it made.

About 2 weeks ago we noticed that the fan located behind the panel on the top shelf and just under the ice bin was making a funny noise. Turns out the panel got pushed in and was preventing the fan from spinning freely. This was the first time the noise had been heard and was promply fixed.

Recently we have had difficulty keeping the freezer cold. Sometimes it will not even get cold enough to freeze ice in a tray. Now we are having problems with the freezer and now the fridg doesn't want to stay cool. We have put cokes in the fridg and left the house for 4 hours came home and they are a few degrees cooler but no where near cold. There is no frost on anything except for a slight amount of frost on the ice maker ice tray.

I've noticed veggies were too cold or partially frozen, but this has only happend twice here recently.

The water dispenser works perfect, not sure if the turbo cool is functioning or not and the water filter was just replaced. There are so many different symptoms that I don't have a clue.

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Hi Angie,

Replacement parts in General Electric ESF25LGRDCC Refrigerator
As for the icemaker problem, if the get the refrigerator back cooling and it still will not make ice replace the icemaker.

I believe you have an airflow problem. First see if the fan in the freezer is still running and if not check out this page

GE Refrigerator Fan Motor Diagnostics

Look on the back wall of the freezer. If there is heavy frost on the back wall of the freezer you have a defrost problem.

GE Refrigerator Not Cooling

Thank you,

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by: Angie

Your diagnosis was exactly right. It was the board! We replaced it and everything works great except the ice maker.

The condenser fan sounds like it is chirping. The noise is comming from the outside of the fridge. We aren't having problems with temp. variations or seeing any other symptoms to diagnosis the chirping sound.

Is this a sign that the condensor is going out, a loose nut, or what?
Should we bother fixing it or just get a new fridge?
I don't want this to turn into be one of those things where; if you replace one thing you may as well replace everything.

by: Shawn

Make sure the fan isn’t hitting anything and you may want to unplug the refrigerator and clean the lint off the blades. If this doesn’t work then you will have to replace the motor.

If the light is blinking on this icemaker then you will more than likely have to replace it. But take it out and see if it seems to be somehow stuck because that is what the flashing light usually means. If an ice cube is jamming it you could be the flashings light but typically this means new icemaker.

I hate to comment on the new refrigerator question because this is really your decision. Of course I recommend repairing (I am a repairman) but it gets to a point what you have to ask is the refrigerator worth the parts I am replacing and what if something else goes wrong? Or do you say do I want to spend $200 on parts or $1000 on a refrigerator, on one hand you are saving money and on the other you are getting something new. I still stand behind my opinion repair it but it is up to you.

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