Originally Posted by mls
I have looked at the compressor. The coils are clean, compressor is hot. No frost build up. The cooling fan is running, but seems at a very slow, lazy speed. Enough so I could stop it with my finger.
Does the cooling fan normally run this slow. Or is this the nature of ge profile?
When you say "no frost build-up", you're probably looking at the wrong coils.
The coils you're probably looking at are the condensor coils in front of that slow cooling fan. You should never see frost on those. It's the EVAPORATOR coils in front of the evaporator fan (and I don't know where it is on your fridge) that SHOULD have a uniform coating of frost over their entire length.
If you don't see frost forming over the whole length of the evaporator coils while the fridge compressor is operating, then you've got a serious problem.
It seems to me to be only common sense that a cooling fan isn't doing it's job if it's not turning fast enough to get a strong blow of air over those condensor coils. I would suspect that would be a big hunk of the problem if the condensor coils aren't being sufficiently cooled.
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