GE Refrigerator Repair & Dry Ice

dry ice with strawberry

East Appliance was recently called out to help with refrigerator repair on a GE Profile that was not cooling in Commack.

While over the years we have worked on this style GE refrigerator plenty, we did learn something new, interesting and helpful.

So Helpful, We Simply Had To Share!

Upon arrival our repairman started with a freezer and refrigerator temperature check to verify unit cooling capacity.

A quick check with our infrared thermometer informed us that both refrigerator & freezer sections were out of design parameters.

After verifying air flow and defrost was not the cause for no cooling, our repairman made his way to the back of the home appliance.

Our new friend Mr. Homeowner, had already taken it upon himself to clean the condenser (an idea also found on our repairman tips page) but this time a bit more was at play.

We checked fan motor operation and progressed to refrigerator amp testing – which is where we found the cause of no cooling.

Want to learn more about refrigerator amps?

refrigerator repair amp testing with fluke meter - 0.4amps on display

Enough Refrigerator Repair Mumbo – Let’s Talk Dry Ice

According to – Dry ice has a Temperature of -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit!

Did you catch that? 109.3 Degrees Fahrenheit below Zero*

Residential freezers normally operate at -5 Degrees Fahrenheit to +5 Degrees Fahrenheit

"Smoking Dry Ice Drinks"

That means dry ice is not only super cool at a party, but it also can preserve your food in a pinch.

Dry Ice / Repairman Note*

We agree using dry ice to temporarily offset downtime is a terrific idea.

An accurate refrigerator diagnosis however is often reliant on seeing the unit as is, without outside temperature influences like dry ice.

We advise to hold off on placing dry ice into the appliance until a baseline temperature reading can be taken by a trained technician.

In the least try to make contact with your repairman so that you can provide some details that will help with diagnostics.

We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about our recent GE Profile Refrigerator Repair in Commack Long Island NY.

We also trust that you may now, like us, appreciate dry ice a bit more.

If you or anybody you know has a refrigerator that is no longer cooling, not starting, not making ice or simply needs a trained appliance repairman – East Appliance want’s to help*

Have a different kitchen or laundry home appliance that needs repair in Commack? – We’ve got you covered.

We service Commack, East Islip, Sayville, Westhampton and many other Suffolk County NY towns too. 

If you have a refrigerator in Long Island that is not working remember:

“This too shall pass.”

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