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Freezer at 17, refrigerator normal. Fan behind condenser is working but blowing very warm air. When I open freezer door

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:34 PM
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Default Very hot condenser
Model Number: ZISS480NMAS   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Freezer at 17, refrigerator normal. Fan behind condenser is working but blowing very warm air. When I open freezer door and close it again, condenser makes a gurgling sound. Also, water has built up under condenser as one of the copper lines frosts up and defrosts dripping water into the basin. "radiator" cooling fins are clear of dust, compartment is clean.
I have a house fan blowing air into the upper compartment where the condenser is to generate better airflow. Temps came down a few degrees but stabilized at 13 F.

Motherboard was replaced 3 months after purchase (10 yrs ago). Refridge and freezer cooling issues have persisted over the years and seem to get worse on very warm days.

Really concerned about how hot the condenser and lower copper tube have become.

Thoughts?

Carl


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