Hi, I have a GE top-bottom refrigerator, I suspect it's around 10 years
old at most?
Anyways, I noticed once or twice a day, the temperature in the freezer
will go up a lot (I have a thermometer in there). It's usually at
around -10 F to 0 F, but during this time it will go up as high as 45
F, and then come back down. Usually does this for about an hour.
The fridge does the same thing, but to a lesser extent, the warmest
I've seen it get is maybe 42 F, or around there.
So the problem seems to be in the freezer, but is this a problem, or is
this just the way the auto defrost works?
It's a bit unnerving to see the temperature climb to 45 F in the
Freezer, but it doesn't seem to thaw anything out (the ice cream just
gets a tad soft), so maybe it's not a problem, but I wasn't sure if
this was normal or not.
Oh, and just in case my original post was confusing, it is the FREEZER
that is going up as high as 45 degrees. Hence why I'm so concerned.
Fridge, that would not be a big deal, but if the freezer is going up
that high, it just makes me worry something's wrong.
Stormin Mormon wrote:
I have a kenmore whirlpool side by side and the thermometer I use is
sitting on a shelf at the front middle so I can see it every time I
open the door. The defrost heaters are at the back behind a aluminum
I suppose if I stuck the thermometer against that panel, I would get
readings like yours for a few minutes, twice a day during the defrost
But in the front, on the opposite side from the defrost heater, I
never see the temp rise past 15F
The fridge side has no defroster heater so it stays between 37 and 43
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