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    • Part Number: AP2639498
    • MFG Part Number: WR50X55
    • Made by: GE
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I have a similar temperature fluctuation. Ice tray ice melts, then mostly freezes and starts to melt again. We have to have the coldest setting on the temperature control in the fridge section to get it to perform this way. I haven't tested that control yet. The fan inside the freezer compartment seems to run fine. Ducts are clear. There was no frost on the freezer compartment coils when I pulled the internal cover off, although a week or two ago it may have frozen up when we found the door cracked open overnite. There was a good amount of water in the condensation tray over the compressor when we first discovered the melted ice cream the other day. I checked the defrost timer with an ohm meter and switching works, 1-3 coil terminals check ok--compressor off for 20 minutes as expected when installed and tested. Compressor runs with normal hum, but is hot to the touch--can only only handle heat with hand for 5 seconds. The coils are mostly dust free on back face of unit, not underneath where the compressor is. There is no cooling fan for this model's compressor. Is it supposed to run that hot? I don't hear any unusual noises. I took the starter overload off and shook it--there was no rattling. Any ideas what is going on here? We just filled the freezer recently (Vents are not obstructed). Help! lol. Thanks.

Tom for Model Number FRT18SJGW1

ANSWER Hello Tom. If the unit needs to be set on the coldest setting to do this, it sounds like the problem is in the temperature control 5304404821. Hope this helps. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, December 16, 2011

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