GE bottom-mount refrigerators offer the convenience of easy access to items stored in the refrigerator compartment and flexible food storage options. Innovative controls in GE bottom-mount refrigerators help keep your food at the right temperature to prevent spoilage. When your GE refrigerator isn't cooling as it should, find the parts you need to fix the problem at Sears PartsDirect.
Maintenance tips for your GE bottom-mount refrigerator
Routine maintenance helps your refrigerator run more smoothly, so it uses less energy. Clean the condenser coils regularly to help the sealed system cool down the refrigerator efficiently. The compressor won't run as frequently if you keep those condenser coils clean.
Adjust the refrigerator door(s) to prevent air leaks into the refrigerator and freezer compartments. Air leaks cause frost buildup on the evaporator, which interrupts airflow and causes cooling problems.
Routine maintenance can also help prevent odor problems. Change the air filter regularly if your model has an air filter. Clean the inside of the refrigerator so spills don't build up and cause smells. Clean the drain pan under the refrigerator regularly because that pan can attract bugs or residue that causes odors.
GE bottom-mount refrigerator common replacement parts
Water filter. The refrigerator water filter is installed in the filter housing and has carbon and/or other filter materials inside. It removes most sediment and other impurities from the water supplied to the refrigerator. Manufacturers recommend replacing the water filter every 3 to 6 months.
Water inlet valve. The water flow into the refrigerator is controlled by an electrically operated water inlet valve, which is usually located in the machine compartment at the bottom, back of the refrigerator. This valve has a coil that opens the valve and allows water to flow into the refrigerator water system when the valve is open. When voltage is shut off to the valve, the valve closes and prevents water from flowing into the water system in the refrigerator.
Evaporator fan. The evaporator fan is mounted on the evaporator assembly. It moves air across the evaporator fins and through the refrigerator cabinet for cooling.
Drain pan. The drain pan collects condensate water from the defrost cycle. It's located in the machine compartment of the refrigerator, next to the compressor. The defrost system melts frost and ice from the evaporator fins about every 8 hours to increase the efficiency of the evaporator heat exchanger. The condensate water that drips from the evaporator during that process collects in the evaporator drip tray and then is routed to the drain pan through a drain tube. The drain pan collects the condensate, which is evaporated by the heat and air flow in the machine compartment before the next defrost cycle begins.