Your questions about ge upright freezer
Upright GE freezer door keeps popping open, not overloaded. what is causing this?
That is weird… There are magnetic door seals that should keep it shut. Under the front you can alter the leg height by screwing it up or down… Screw it up so the unit is tilted slightly backwards.. That should do it.. Got to keep the beer cold.. Have a goood one..
What to do about a Replacement Freezer Seal?
We have an Old (1965 model) GE upright freezer. And yes it usually still works great! The problem is it frosts and freezes up (where we have to unplug and defrost it) every couple of months. The reason we see for this is that the door seal is not closing tightly (it’s old and seems to be compressed/broken down). We have called around to several repair shops and they said that that particularly gasket was stopped being produced 2 years ago. I’ve also done internet searches to no avail. SO now what do we do?
We don’t want to have to get a whole new freezer, but is there something else we can use to “build up” rubber seal or something to fix it? Any ideas?
Maybe you could use a gasket from a newer model?
Im no expert, but it seems to me that refrigerator gaskets would not be that specialized – the material should be the same, just the height and length would vary. So a similar sized model might have a gasket you could use.
No experience in this area – just my thoughts. )
The outside of my freezer is REALLY hot, is that dangerous?
The freezer is about four years old and is a stand alone upright GE. It was moved once from Arizona to Texas. We just defrosted it today. Two hours after we plugged it back in, the outside (except for the door) got very warm to the touch. For example if you put your hand on surface it becomes very uncomfortable after a couple of seconds. We also noticed that some of the tubes inside are a little bit corroded. I really don’t want to buy a new freezer but I want my family to be safe. Is this dangerous and should I buy a new one or repair it?
It sounds normal.More heat is inside the freezer after having it off for a while.That heat gets moved out to your condenser coil. Most freezers today dont have fans to force that heat to the outside air, they run that heat through the outer cabinet and it naturally travels to the cooler surrounding air.If there is no rear cover and no fan motor near that compressor this is how yours is designed.Just give it room the breathe and it should be fine.It might mention it in the use & care guide.
My GE side by side fridge/freezer is not working, it runs and blows air but it isn’t cool. Any suggestions?
-was in storage for 6 months prior to our purchasing it
-was transported on it’s side but set upright for 3 hrs prior to plugging in
-does it sound like it only needs a freon charge or does it sound compressor related?
-appliance dude just came out to look at it and said he couldn’t do anything since I had it unplugged, he has to see what it’s acting like after it’s been running. sounded like bs to me, why couldn’t he tell if the compressor was acting right after we plugged it in when he got here? And would it be that difficult to tell if it needed a freon charge? Just don’t see why he couldn’t help today…told me to leave it plugged in till monday (2 days) and he will be back.
LOL…..that guy was probably new and had no clue. Plug it in and pull the fridge out. There is a panel on the back. Take that off and listen to the compressor. Don’t touch it. Will be hot. Probably a scroll compressor. The top should be hot and the bottom shouldn’t. If there isn’t frost that is a good sign. Listen to it, if it is humming (will be loud) your compressor should be OK. If it isn’t working, it won’t turn on or it will make a weird sound like grinding ,rattling, or a constant buzz.
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