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Kenmore... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

You have ice buildup in your coils in the freezer. There is ice in the defroster element and the circulating fan - the fan being unable to turn is what's causing the error code.
You'll need to unplug the unit, open all the doors and allow the frozen coils to thaw.

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

GE is aware of the problem and has sent letters to customers because of a lawsuit. The settlement is that they must a) give a free home service call ($99, but no discount on labor and parts) or b) pay the $99 plus half of parts and labor or c) a discount on new GE appliances. Whichever way you choose, you pay! Even though there was a lawsuit, they do not admit that this is a GE problem, it's a case to case problem! Therefore, they won't give info on whether or not they are able to solve the problem. They won't tell what parts and labor, if any, you need, and they won't connect you with anyone that can give any info. The black mold is dangerous and constant, it takes a full day to clean it up, having to remove all parts of the fride and using all kinds of cleaning products, steam cleaners, toothbrushes and q-tips to get it out of every nook and cranny. My hands have bled from removing and cleaning sharp brackets which are now rusty from constant cleaning. All to no end, you know it will come back within a month, and be everywhere by two. My family is constantly exposed to it. GE is aware of it and knows that it's specific to their refrigerators. Because it is a serious health concern you think that they would FIX it! I will not pay $99 for a service call to be told to keep my refrigerator colder and use bleach. I'm dying to know if anyone has actually had the problem fixed!

GE Monogram... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

Just from this information I would suggest making sure the evaporator fan motor is working.

Refrigerators | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

Most likely there’s a spring broken inside the compressor. When it shuts off the internal mechanism is bouncing around. The only way to fix that is by replacing the compressor.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

Slide the frig out, (Unplug Frig. first) remove the cover so you can see the condenser, beside the condenser there is a switch that has to be carefully removed w/(fasteners) Take to your nearest appliance store, last time I did this it was like $52.00. Carefully plug-in, take not were the wiring goes usually they only fit just one way. reassemble cover, plug-in you should hear it kick on, good luck.

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

Most Kenmores have a 24 hour defrost timer that engages the defrost cycle every 24 hours.
That noise you hear is the defrost system engaging.
Since the defrost timer makes one full rotation every 24 hours the thing can repeatedly "clunk" at 2 AM night after night waking you up.
The "trick" is to turn it down to the coldest setting while placing a couple of partially filled jugs of water in the freezer section to freeze into solid ice, then turn it off for however long it takes to back-up the timer. I suggest try for a time when nobody is home like at lunch time.
The ice jugs keep your food cold while it is off for a few hours. For example if it clunks at 10 PM while everybody is in bed, turn it off (un plug it) for 12 hours then back on - it will then clunk at 10 AM.
Placing a flame-retardant door matt on top of the freezer section helps reduce the noise. Use care when dealing with electricity.

Refrigerators | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

Sounds like low Freon. Suggest refer to owner's for explanation of Error Code 4. Also suggest obtain a Chef's thermometer to monitor your temps.

Refrigerators | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

Fans circulate air . Unfortunately they use electric power to do this verses convection causing your electric meter to whirl-up watts on your bill.
Suggest replace your unit with a better quality quiet higher SEER number fridge. Since your fridge runs on and off 24/7/365 the savings should eventually pay for the new unit.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Oct 01, 2019

Take the filter out and examine the seals that are on it. Make sure there are no burrs or gouges. Put some shortning on it for lubrication, reinsert.

LG Refrigerators | Answered on Sep 30, 2019

Most freezers have a drain near the back and center, some have a plastic back cover you may need to remove to get to the drain hose area. Set the freezer to the warmest setting and use a hair dry to melt the ice away from the drain area. Continue to melt the ice away till you see the drain pan and drain hose. Sometimes the line can freeze below the bottom section of the freezer. This hose runs inside the back cover of the refrigerator to a pan under the condenser as the fan blows across the condenser the water in the pan will evaporate. If you melt the freezer drain get a funnel and put it in the drain hose and use hot water in the funnel and this will help melt the remaining ice. You should be able to see the water flow to the condenser pan. Drain is now open, don’t forget to set the freezer thermostat back to the correct temperature.

Refrigerators | Answered on Sep 30, 2019

Hi- not sure if it will help but I had issues getting it out. What I found is the plastic casing (fridge) needed a little twist/push. Play with it- hold the filter in and GENTLY push/pull/twist slightly the fridge housing.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 29, 2019

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