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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 09:13:58 PM »
I re-read your original post. You may not have a problem other than impatience.
Many GE refrigerators may try to start,then shut off and re-start.
If you kept turning the timer,the compressor may have gone out on overload.
Let it sit for 15 minutes,then try a re-start.
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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 09:40:02 PM »
Ya, I can get it to come back on, when I wait for a while and restart the fridge. But, then it will eventually shut off again.  This is day two of this fridge shutting down long enough to melt all the food in the freezer, then it does usually turn back on, but, it is totally unpredictable.

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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011, 06:02:37 AM »
When it shuts down,ohm the cold control. If it is open and will not close,replace it.

Is the condenser fan motor working OK?

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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 08:23:47 AM »
GE had a lot of problems with those rotory compressors. You can identify which ones they were by the "X" in the model number.
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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011, 07:09:55 PM »
Ya the condenser fan is working fine, it seems.  I am starting to learn what makes what tick inside a fridge, but, just having problems figuring out what is wrong with what.  I think I have been measuring ohms incorrectly, which does not help at all.

When I have an appliance at my house I can take my time and figure out what is wrong with it.  But, now people are interested in having me go to their house and fix it.  I have come to learn that I need a lot of training.  Anyone know of any good training courses for appliance repair??

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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011, 07:18:03 PM »
Scroll through the list of manuals at this URL. There are some self study guides that you maybe interested in reading..

http://appliancedigest.com/index.php?/files/category/9-miscellaneous-service-manuals/

I also recommend this book. Seem to be the newest book you can find now days on appliance repair.

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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2011, 06:58:59 PM »
Did you get this box working?
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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2011, 08:00:46 PM »
This is a pretty basic refrigerator. In the last five or six years I've see 1 maybe 2 of those cold controls go bad and usually freezing things in the refrigeration. I've never seen one intermittent like that. If the only thing you have done so far is replace the defrost heater then look at the compressor as being the cause of your problem. FYI: When a compressor becomes inefficient or the system has a restriction in it the evaporator can have a build up of frost on it but it won't be even and it won't cover the entire evaporator. A bad evaporator fan motor can and will cause the evaporator to frost up also.
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Re: GE profile fridge repair not going so well!
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 05:34:00 PM »
Nope, never got it going.  I buy and sell used appliances for the most part so I ended up replacing the fridge with one that I had that worked. 
I started buying broken appliances in effort to learn appliance repair and the ones i get working I sell and buy more.  But, Ill tell you if it isn't just an easy fix I am lost.  I am improving everyday and I really appreciate you guys and your feedback.  I am hoping I can go fulltime into appliance repair some day soon, I just need to keep learning. 
It would be nice if I could find a company that would be willing to work with me for a little bit while I learn the ins and outs a little better.  Any ideas?  I am willing to relocate for this, so if anyone has a lead I will pursue it. 

 

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