Model #A3316ABSARBB AMERICANA (GE) Top-Mount Refrigerator

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Q:

Fridge not cooling

A:

Having your refrigerator fail to cool properly can be a real headache. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.

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Julio -
July 11, 2013
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Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. Having a refrigerator that won't cool can definitely be frustrating. I understand how important it is to be able to keep the unit at the proper temperatures for optimum use. I would first suggest cleaning the coils of the refrigerator to make sure there are no obstructions. Use a refrigerator coil brush to safely brush away dirt and build-up under and behind the refrigerator. I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link below to be taken to the page.
Coil & Lint Brush Combo
If there is no change once the coils are clean, check behind the unit for the fans and make sure there is nothing keeping them from turning.

SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

The most common internal cause for a refrigerator failing to cool is the compressor. To test the compressor, you will need an ohm meter. I have included instructions below on how to test your compressor and also included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link below to be taken to the page.
Complete Replacement Compressor for Americana (GE) Refrigerator Model # A3316ABSARBB


1. Unplug the fridge from the wall.

2. Pull the refrigerator out so you can access the back.

3. Locate the large, metal compressor unit at the bottom of the fridge.

4. Remove the cover of the compressor motor by pulling out on it.

5. Clamp two alligator clip jumper wires to each end of a 20,000 ohm wire wound resister. Clip each wire to a separate screwdriver. Hold the screwdrivers from the insulated ends and touch the metal of the screwdriver to each terminal of the capacitor. This removes any charge from the fridge.

6. Pull straight out on the compressor relay, which has exposed copper wires on it. Examine the copper for signs of corrosion. Replace it if corroded.

7. Set a multitester, a small device used to test voltage in electrical devices, to the X1 setting. Touch one probe to one of the exposed terminals in the compressor, exposed after the removal of the relay. Touch the other probe to any of the other two terminals. Your multitester should read zero ohms. Move the probes around to opposite pairs. If any have a reading other than zero, the unit is faulty.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services
If you have further questions please let me know. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
July 14, 2013
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i have a frigdaire w/digital reading on front door will this be the same

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greg -
October 15, 2013
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model#FGUS2642LFO serial# 4AO18O7288

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greg -
October 15, 2013
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Hi Greg, I would be happy to help you with your fridge. If your having the same issue you first want to make sure the coils are clean. Since you have a digital read-out, are you receiving any error codes?

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
October 16, 2013
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