Troubleshooting Your GE Fridge

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If your GE fridge isn’t working as it should, you might want to try fixing the problem before buying a new appliance. It’s normal for refrigerators to break down occasionally, especially if you’ve had lots of use out of them over the years. But while it might be tempting to head to the shop to see what a new GE fridge could offer you, try and do something for the planet (and your pocket) by troubleshooting these common problems.

Lots of noise

If your GE fridge is being extra noisy, whether that’s grinding or whirring sounds, chances are your fan is the culprit. This doesn’t necessarily spell misery, as the problem could simply be that there’s something trapped in your fan and it needs a good clean. However, if you do notice that your fan is looking worse for wear or isn’t turning properly, you might need a new one. Alternatively, it might be one of the components around the fan that’s causing the issue. Luckily, you can find lots of replacement parts for GE refrigerators online, so once you know what the problem is, you can fix it right away.

A build-up of ice

Ice can be a huge problem in fridges, not because they signal that something is very wrong, but because it can spoil your food. There’s nothing worse than finding a fresh bag of salad stuck to the back of your fridge because it’s frozen solid, especially if that’s what you planned to eat for lunch. Ice is usually caused by a faulty seal on your GE fridge’s door, allowing too much moisture to get into your fridge and causing ice crystals. If the main seal of the door seems fine, inspect the hinges to see if they have come loose.

Water leak

A leaking fridge can feel alarming, especially if there’s a pool of water that’s gradually getting larger on your kitchen floor. However, a leak from your fridge is nowhere near as serious as one from your roof, so no need to panic. A lot of the time annoying leaks are simply coming from your ice dispenser (if your GE fridge has one). If not, you may need to take a closer look at your refrigerator’s tubing system.

Pools of water inside the fridge

But what should you do if the water is collecting inside your GE fridge rather than outside? This problem is usually a matter of cleaning. First, eliminate the possibility that something inside your fridge has leaked. You’d be surprised how many drinks bottles and food packets can seep moisture without you realising it. Once you’re happy that everything is tightly sealed, take a look at your drain tube. It’s all too common for this tube to become clogged with bits of food or even general grime. Giving it a good clean regularly should help you to avoid excess water in the future.

It’s always best to figure out what’s wrong with a fridge before you put it into storage, buy a new home or plan a big dinner party, so don’t hesitate to troubleshoot or call a professional before your problem escalates.