GE Adora Refrigerator Problems

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Many of the problems that you might face with your refrigerator can be fixed by yourself.
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The GE Adora refrigerator is one of the Adora series of GE appliances, including the GE Adora dryer, that carries the ENERGY STAR® logo. As a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR promotes products that exhibit superior energy efficiency. But even energy-efficient appliances like the GE Adora refrigerator may experience performance problems from time to time. Many of these hiccups, however, can be adjusted or fixed with minimal effort and technical know-how.


GE Adora Refrigerator Troubleshooting

Among other problems, if your appliance is not properly cooling or making ice, using some common GE refrigerator troubleshooting tips may help you diagnose and resolve the issue. If you hit a snag, or if the problem requires an experienced refrigerator technician, you can always call GE appliance support at 1-800-626-2005 or 1-800-432-2737 to schedule a service call.


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GE Adora Refrigerator Not Cooling

If your refrigerator is plugged in and running, but it's not properly cooling, check these possible reasons:

  • Temperature control settings. Whether you have a dial control or digital setting, adjust the temperature control by setting it one number cooler. If you have an actual temperature readout model, lower the temperature by 1 degree Fahrenheit at a time. Wait 24 hours before lowering the setting again, if needed.
  • Doors. Make sure the doors to the refrigerator and freezer tightly close. If an oversized box or other item is preventing the door from closing, warm air from your kitchen can flow into the refrigerator and keep it from properly cooling. And even if the doors close all the way, large containers in the back of your fridge can block cold air from circulating, which prevents proper cooling.
  • Air clearance. Generally, your refrigerator should have 1 inch of clearance on both sides and at the top and back to ensure proper cooling. You may need to pull your fridge away from the wall or move anything that is leaning against either side and restricting its operation.


GE Refrigerator Ice Maker Troubleshooting

The GE Adora refrigerator has a Cap Touch control with ice button and dual ice maker option. First, make sure the ice maker is turned on by touching the "Ice Maker" button, which you'll find on the control panel's left side underneath the "Freezer" setting. The status of the ice maker will display to the right of where you see the words "Ice Maker." If you need to change the status, keep touching the "Ice Maker" button until the correct status is displayed.


For maximum ice production, set the temperature at 0 degrees F. If you need to adjust the current temperature, adjust by 1 degree every 24 hours until the freezer reaches 0 degrees.

Error, Fault and Function Codes

If a refrigerator detects a failure, then a green error, fault or function code will flash on the control panel's display, and a beeping noise will sound. Some codes cannot be cleared and resolved without the expertise of a certified GE refrigerator technician. But you'll be able to clear some of the codes.



First, disconnect the power to the refrigerator for 30 seconds. When you restore the power, the code may have cleared on its own. If it doesn't, check these common fault codes:

  • FF. Frozen food may be thawing because the freezer temperature is set too high.
  • PF. The power source to the refrigerator is interrupted or disconnected.
  • CC. The temperature controls are not properly set.


Normal Display Codes

If you see these codes on the refrigerator's control panel display, they do not indicate errors; they're normal:

  • tC. This may also look like EC, an upside-down F followed by C or another similar construction. This code simply indicates the Turbo Cool (tC) setting.
  • tF. This may also look like EF, an upside-down F followed by F or another similar construction. This code simply indicates the Turbo Freeze (tF) setting.



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