GE
Chest Freezer

Model #FCM5SUAWW Official GE freezer - a series

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for GE FCM5SUAWW freezer - a series, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.

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Owner’s manualError Codes

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    Freezer Basket#7

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    Basket

    Part #WR21X10157
    Replaced by #WR21X10208
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    Manufacturer substitution
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    Freezer Drain Plug#11

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    Freezer drain plug

    Part #WR02X12044
    Replaced by #WR01X27970
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    Freezer Temperature Control Thermostat#17

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    Freezer temperature control thermostat

    Part #WR50X10085

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Freezer Temperature Control Knob#15

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    Refrigerator Run Capacitor#44

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    Capacitor

    Part #WR62X10053
    Replaced by #WR55X24065
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    Access Panel#48

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    Access panel

    Part #WR17X12345
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    Hinge Cover#2

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    Hinge cover

    Part #WR13X10369
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    Door#1

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    Door

    Part #WR90X00043
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    $98.99
    Hinge#5

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    Hinge

    Part #WR13X10466
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    $12.99
    Washer#33

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    Washer

    Part #WR01X10756
    This item is not returnable
    In Stock
    $4.35

    Symptoms common to all freestanding freezers

    Choose a symptom to see related freezer repairs.

    Main causes: burned out light bulb, bad door or lid switch, faulty LED light board, wiring failure, control system failure
    Main causes: lack of power, bad compressor, refrigerant leak, bad thermistor, defrost system failure, dirty condenser coils, control failure
    Main causes: leaky door or lid gasket, broken defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat, defrost control failure, faulty compressor
    Main causes: compressor failure, no refrigerant, faulty sensor, control failure, broken defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat
    Main causes: excessive frost, bad defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal, control system failure, low refrigerant charge, compressor problems
    Main causes: damaged door or lid gasket, cracked cabinet liner, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat, broken defrost heater, bad defrost timer
    Main causes: lack of power, control system failure, broken compressor start relay, locked up compressor, compressor motor failure
    Main causes: dirty condenser coils, condenser fan failure, dirty bottom front grill, leaky door or lid gasket

    Repair guides for chest freezers

    February 20, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a freezer compressor start relay

    The compressor start relay starts the compressor. If the compressor won’t start, follow these steps to replace a defective compressor start relay.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less
    How to replace a freezer temperature control thermostat

    The cold control thermostat regulates the freezer temperature. A defective cold control thermostat can prevent the compressor from cycling on or off. Follow these steps to replace a defective cold control thermostat.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less
    February 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a freezer lid gasket

    The lid gasket prevents air and moisture from entering the freezer when the lid is closed. Follow these steps to replace a torn or damaged lid gasket.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less

    Articles and videos common to all freestanding freezers

    Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your freezer.

    August 5, 2022

    Introducing new technical repair content that we’re developing for the Sears Technical Institute

    By Lyle Weischwill

    Learn about Sears Technical Institute and the advanced technical content being developed for aspiring appliance techs.

    April 12, 2021

    7 tips to prevent freezer burn

    By Lyle Weischwill

    See how you can save frozen food from freezer burn.

    December 15, 2014

    5 tips for finding food in the freezer faster

    By Lyle Weischwill

    Don't get chapped hands digging through the icy depths. Get organized! Here's how.