GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Model #gbrc0gaxarww
White GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator model gbrc0gaxarww
I bought my GE bottom freezer refrigerator (model #gbrc0gaxarww - which now called GBSC0HBXWW) in February 2008. It died 38 months later in May 2011. Click here for more Refrigerator Reviews
I bought the bottom freezer style for an elderly person because I thought it would be easier to use for them. Not so much.
The freezer compartment developed a glacier because the automatic defrost failed. Fan became unbearably noisy. I quickly bought a used Amana, drove 300km and did a swap.
I now have the GE unit and have removed the freezer back cover and the fridge top control panel. The circuit board in the top panel, if dead, will cost $250 to replace and by the looks of it, probably cost GE about $5 in Mexico.
The defrost heater is also $250. Hopefully it is the temperature sensor or the defrost thermostat. Paying someone to fix it rivals the purchase price and it will likely die again.
Despite being only 3 years old, GEappliances.com denies the existence of the model number so how can I get the repair manual.
Cheap plastic drawer support integral to a modular shelf broke due to normal weight. The duct work inside is just cheap crumbly Styrofoam and the whole thing is cheap. I am a fool guilty of false economy.
In summary, this GE bottom freezer refrigerator is cheaply built, quickly failed, GE denies the model number even exists, and I've lost not only money but time.
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I feel they are coasting on a once respected name.