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    Default GE Fridge/Freezer not getting cold

    Originally posted 7-18-2013 9:19 AM
    By: cityjack


    Morning all,

    Just trying to get a starting point as to what to look at for my fridge freezer. The thing has worked great for years, both fridge and upper freezer portion both. It is a GE model TBXSASGRWH. I just recently relocated to NC and took the fridge with me so I could keep drinks cold in the garage. It was unplugged for qabout a week and never was on its side or abused during shipping. When i plugged it in here at my new place it worked great again. But for a couple months I had no reason for it in the new garage yet so I just unplugged it instead of just running it for no reason. The other day we bought a half a beef and I wanted to put some meat in the freezer so I plugged it back up a day bfore the meat arrived. The light comes on. You can hear it is running but neither the freezer or the fridge get cold at all. You have to put the settings at the coldest for both the fridge and freezer to even remotely feel any coolness in both areas. What could have happened in the time it was unplugged? There are no leaks at all. We have had a crazy amount of rain here in NC for like a month straight and the garage is EXTREMELY humid and kinda funky smelling just due to the humidity and mildew smell in the garage. Think that could have messed with something? Any troubleshooting start points would be most welcome.

    Thanks

    Sid
    Last edited by jeff1; 06-22-2019 at 10:21 PM.

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    Originally posted 7-18-2013 12:09 PM

    Hi,

    TBXSASGRWH
    Normally some #'s after the TBX (18)(22).

    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php


    The light comes on. You can hear it is running but neither the freezer or the fridge get cold at all.
    First is figure out what is or is not working.....evaporator fan motor in the freezer running, condensor fan motor ( beside the compressor ) running, compressor is running ( back bottom, usually behind a cardboard cover )?

    Has the condensor coils been cleaned recently? ( should be done once a year ).

    Some simple things to check...

    http://www.applianceaid.com/refrigerator-not-cold-enough.php

    jeff.
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    Originally posted 7-18-2013 1:21 PM
    By: cityjack


    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Hi,



    Normally some #'s after the TBX (18)(22). TBX18SASGRWH
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php

    Sorry Jeff. The numbers are a 18. Thank you for your help.

    Sid



    First is figure out what is or is not working.....evaporator fan motor in the freezer running, condensor fan motor ( beside the compressor ) running, compressor is running ( back bottom, usually behind a cardboard cover )?
    Has the condensor coils been cleaned recently? ( should be done once a year ).
    Some simple things to check...
    http://www.applianceaid.com/refriger...old-enough.php

    jeff.
    the numbers are 18.

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    Originally posted 7-18-2013 5:14 PM

    TBX18SASGRWH
    A top freezer style.

    The light comes on. You can hear it is running but neither the freezer or the fridge get cold at all
    You have confirmed what is running?

    *If* the fans and compressor are running but no cooling we inspect the frost pattern on the evaporator/cooling coils in the freezer.
    That is behind the false back wall # 201...

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    All evenly frosted, ball of ice, 1/2 frosted and 1/2 bare, etc.

    jeff.
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