Cooling Issues

Having issues with your GE Refrigerator not cooling properly?

GE Refrigerator Not Cooling After Power Outage

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Cooling Issues | 1 comment

It is a common problem with GE refrigerators that the main controller board can malfunction after a power surge or power outage. This can result in the refrigerator or freezer no longer cooling or making odd surging or whining sounds from the back. Fortunately, there is a relatively simple and inexpensive solution by ordering and replacing the main controller board. It is about $130 and takes just 30-40 minutes to replace. This is much cheaper than calling the GE repairman or buying a new refrigerator. Below is the part you’ll need from amazon but be sure to enter your model number to...

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Bypass GE RPWFE Refrigerator Filter

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in Cooling Issues | 0 comments

Is your GE refrigerator no longer dispensing water or warning you that the filter needs to be replaced? Unfortunately, the new GE refrigerators use an RFID chip on the filter that tells the fridge then the filter expires, even if the filter is fine. So, you have a few options to get it working again. 1. Replace filter with the recommended GE water filter Of course, we always recommend using the recommended GE filters as listed below. As this is the simplest and quickest fix. 2. Use the GE refrigerator filter plug bypass This GE “Plug Bypass” will replace the filter and allow...

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GE Refrigerator is Clicking? You can fix it!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Cooling Issues | 5 comments

If your GE refrigerator is clicking then it is likely a sign of a more serious issue.  Generally, the clicking comes from the main controller board, the brains of the refrigerator.  Most likely the GE refrigerator will soon stop cooling, you’ll hear a howling sound or the main control panel will go blank. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple and inexpensive fix.  The main control board has been improved, available for purchase on Amazon for about $140 and is super easy to replace.   I was able to replace this on our GE refrigerator controller board in just about an hour and it is as...

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GE Refrigerator or Freezer too Warm?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Cooling Issues | 7 comments

If your GE refrigerator or freezer is suddenly warmer than it should be then you likely have an issue with the main controller board. The controller board is the brain of the entire refrigerator so if the refrigerator or freezer is too warm then it is likely an issue with the main controller board.  Buttons don’t work on the water dispenser?  Likely the main controller board. The lights work but nothing else? You guessed it. At this point, most homeowners would call the appliance or refrigerator repairman and probably spend $400 to have it fixed.  Actually you can order the controller...

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GE Refrigerator Quit Working?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Cooling Issues | 3 comments

One morning I woke up and noticed my GE refrigerator quit working.  The power was on, the light in the refrigerator was on but neither the freezer nor the fridge was cold.   Sounds bad eh? Call the refrigerator repairman? No! This is actually quite common with GE refrigerators.  Some users find that the unit quits cooling altogether while others find that just the refrigerator or freezer is no longer cold. This is almost always an issue with the main controller board which is essentially the “brains” of the refrigerator. Other symptoms for the control board issue might include...

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GE Refrigerator is Not Cooling?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Cooling Issues | 52 comments

If your GE refrigerator is not cooling consistently but the lights inside work then it may very well be an issue with the main controller board problem. The controller board is the brains of the refrigerator so it can cause a number of issues if it is defective.    Some customers complain that it’ll cool sporadically and some not at all. A few customers complain that their fridge cools but their freezer is no longer cold. Some hear a clicking sound in the back but some don’t. Others say they hear a “howling” sound from the rear. If you have an LCD panel then you might...

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