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Re: Adaptive DefrostGE Profile Side by Side
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009, 06:08:49 PM »
The only difference is the length of the connecting wire harness.
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Re: Adaptive DefrostGE Profile Side by Side
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 06:26:10 PM »
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Re: Adaptive DefrostGE Profile Side by Side
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2010, 11:28:01 AM »
The saga continues!!!

GE Profile refrigerators are absolute junk!!!

OK, so after replacing all three thermistors and the defrost switch, the defrost cycle ran almost perfectly! The temperatures are still a little out of spec ((-17F to 28F)OK) on the freezer and ((36F to 44F)HI) on the fresh food side. So good enough........ except this morning I checked the temperature ranges and the high on the fresh food side was 58F!!!! 

Crap! So I'm thinking it is acting like something is heating the inside of the fresh food side.... You got it, an intermittent door switch is turning on the lightbulbs sometimes!!!
DOHHHHHHHHH!

So for now I have taped the door switch closed until I can get a new switch this week. That should do it!!!

Thanks to everyone on the site for all of the help and input!!!

Tip:
Anyone wondering how I know the ranges of temperature so well? My model doesn't display the temperatures, but there are digital indoor/outdoor thermometers you can get at Lowes that track the high and low temperatures (and humidity) for the day. I bought 2 and put the outdoor probe(s) inside the freezer & fresh food sides and monitor the temperatures!

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Re: Adaptive DefrostGE Profile Side by Side
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 12:24:53 PM »
May the hinges of our friendship
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Re: Adaptive DefrostGE Profile Side by Side
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2010, 12:15:22 PM »
Finally! FYI, the final chapter of this GE Profile refrigerator.... so far!
The original problem was the fresh food side of the refrigerator temperatures went above 50F.
The refrigerator repairman came and couldn't find anything as it started working again.
After it happened again, he replaced the computer board (without troubleshooting anything). 
I took over and started troubleshooting. It appeared the adaptive defrost cycle was overheating during its cycle (Temperatures well above freezing).
Checked and replaced all three thermistors (only three on this one, Freezer, evaporator and one fresh food). Also replaced the overtemp switch on the evaporator.
Still over temperature during defrost. After realizing something was heating up inside the refrigerator, noticed the door light switch was intermittent. After replacing the door switch, notice the temperatures were still too high during defrost.
Ready to give up now, until I tried one last thing.....
The door adjustment was slightly low and after making sure the switch was being fully closed with the door adjustment, it all started to work right!!! Now the temperatures are staying within a few degrees of spec and it is DONE!The problem was the adaptive defrost logic was sensing the door was always open and it was maxing out the time estimated for defrost....
So lesson learned, check the door switch first! Hope this helps someone else!
Thanks to everyone on the site!


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Re: Adaptive DefrostGE Profile Side by Side
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 12:36:10 PM »
Good detective work.
Thanks for the follow up.
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