Side by side is warming on a schedule


Side by side is warming on a schedule

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Here doing a little research on what could be wrong with my side by side so thanks in advance for any input. We are in an extremely rural area with the closest appliance repair guys being located about 2 hours away. They are always booked,  so it'd be good if I could figure this out rather than have to wait it out until they are available which at this rate would be end of summer. 

Model info is GE GSH22JFXL WW
Problem: Seems to be warming up every 36 hours on schedule. It appears to cool back to functioning temperatures within an hour or two.  It seems to have been happening for a bit but we didn't notice it because our food was always cold during the times we would make meals. Our jobs keep us on a very schedule specific meal prep regimen. I started noticing that dairy products seemed to go off quickly and that was my first clue. I started checking it regularly over the last week and yep, the warming is like clockwork. 

On quick examination, compressor coils are clean. The compressor seems to be  more quiet doesn't feel as warm as I was told by one repair guy they should be. Another repair guy said that it was fine and this was a function of newer models. The drain line appears free of any clogs. Motherboard is functioning appropriately. Refrigerator is plugged into a standard outlet using the attached power cord with no extension cord. Outlet and the cord seem to be working properly. I reasoned that since it was on a schedule maybe it is related to the thermostat or the automatic defrost cycle maybe? 

Any thoughts? 
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If this is happening on schedule my first thought is electronic controls... it would be helpful to use a thermometer to check the temps of the freezer and the refrigerator. If the compressor is shutting off when the unit is not yet cold enough then you are likely looking at an issue with the temp control being off.. I will say for this model these temp sensors seem to fail often and cause this type of issue this is one for your model  https://www.speedyapplianceparts.com/ge-wr55x10025-refrigerator-temperature-sensor-replacement/



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Thanks so much for this information, this is really good to know. We will start there and see if that is the right direction. 
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No problem and good luck!







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