One of the trusted brands when it comes to compact kitchen appliances is the “General Electric” or GE, and one of their top selling products is the fridge, including the GE Profile refrigerator. They make some of the most trusted and durable refrigerator in the market today. When we say strong it doesn’t really mean they are unbreakable, one way or the other some components particularly the one that regularly moving, parts that expires and fragile parts like glass will break at some point and necessary to be changed.
Standard replacement parts including fridge water filter, defrost thermostat, control thermostat, control board and water valve assembly are simple and easy to look for and are obtainable in Ge internet site and other online stores like Amazon. Refrigerator water filter is an essential refrigerator part that will need to be replaced frequently; this is the part that has an expiration or duration, normally 6 months.
Internal compressor parts at normal operation don’t fail easily and will survive for countless years of use without breaking. Often when the compressor fails, the whole component will be totally replaced because the whole compressor is closed and you can’t easily open it without slicing the body casing by using a hack saw. However in some circumstances for example in third world countries they attempt to open and service it, changing only the broken parts like piston, piston ring, shafting, etc to cut cost.
GE refrigerator compressor parts usually are not standard parts that you can regularly obtain in a hardware shop, but if you really need them you can find them in refrigeration and air-conditioning restoration shops and a number of shops that specialize in compressors.
Other components such as evaporator and condenser which are made of soft metal like aluminum or copper tube also do not break easily except when unintentionally punctured. Some people aren’t too careful and try to take out frozen foods by means of an ice pick damaging the evaporator in the process. When this happen the Freon that requires to cool the system and lubricate the compressor in the form of pressurized gas spills out of the system leaving the compressor running without protection thus breaking it. Without refrigerant, the fridge will not be able to operate and actually useless to use. Major trouble like this needs a professional to repair, one with excellent training in Ge refrigerator troubleshooting, one with experience in Ge fridge repair and with proper tools in repairing fridges. If you have this sort of problem it is a good idea to simply leave it to professionals, bring it to authorized GE Appliance Service Centers and allow their highly qualified engineers and technician repair it, particularly if it is still covered by warranty.
There are also refrigerator parts that can easily break. Fragile parts such as the evaporator door, meat tray cover which are made of brittle plastics that can easily break if you are not careful. If you have an old model or vintage General Electric fridge and you need to have some components to restore it, it will be difficult to obtain the majority of its components, particularly new replacement components. What you can do is to search for secondhand or used GE refrigerator parts. One good place to acquire them is in eBay, people from all over the world offers all types of used items there. Instead of just sending them away to junkshop they offer their classic GE fridge by the parts.