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GE Fridge not blowing cold air in fridge and freezer

Model Number: gsl25ifrfbs
Brand: GE
Age: 6-10 years

My side-by-side GE fridge hasn't been blowing cold air for a month now. So I asked and they said that the thin water tube for the water dispenser had a hole (behind the fridge) and water burst out. Shortly after, the fridge didn't blow cool air.

I checked the following :

  • The condenser fan was not working, so i replaced it and it is working now. I slightly cleaned the coils next to the fan.
  • I do not hear any clicking noises with the compressor relay. I shook the relay and didn't hear anything moving or shaking inside. I checked the capacitor with a multimeter and it seems fine.
  • The compressor feels only slightly warm after turning it on for an hour. When I turn it on, the compressor is vibrating but kinda quietly I am not sure how loud it needs to sound for it to be considered "running".

Inside the fridge, even when I set it to the coldest setting, it seems to me that the fans are just blowing normal air and not cold air.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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Posted 2013-03-23T22:49:25+0000  by ghostman126 ghostman126

Hello ghostman126.  Welcome to the Community!


I think that rather than reinvent troubleshooting guides here, I will refer you to a couple of sites that have some good step-by-step procedures to help you figure this one out. 


I hope these links help,





Posted 2013-05-07T19:55:31+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
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