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General Electric Appliance Parts: Facts About Refrigerator Parts

One of the reliable brands when it comes to small home equipment is the "General Electric" or GE, and one of their most popular products is the refrigerator, including the GE Profile refrigerator. They manufacture some of the most trusted and rugged fridge in the market these days. When we say strong it doesn't really suggest they are indestructible, one way or the other some components particularly the one that constantly moving, component that expires and delicate components like glass will break eventually and necessary to be changed.

Normal replacement components including fridge water filter, defrost thermostat, control thermostat, control board and water valve assembly are not difficult to look for and are readily available in General Electric website and other online merchants like Amazon. Refrigerator water filter is an important fridge part that will need to be changed frequently; this is the part that has an expiration or duration, usually 6 months.

Inner compressor parts at normal operation don't fail easily and will survive for several years of usage without breaking. Usually when the compressor breaks, the whole component will be totally changed since the whole compressor is sealed and you just can't easily open it without chopping the body housing by using a hack saw. However in some instances for example in third world countries they try to open and service it, changing only the broken components like piston, piston ring, shafting, etc to save money.

GE refrigerator compressor parts aren't common components that you can normally find in a hardware shop, but if you really need to have them you can acquire them in refrigeration and air-conditioning service shops and many shops that are experts in compressors.

Other components such as evaporator and condenser which are constructed of soft metal like aluminum or copper tube also don't fail very easily except when accidentally punctured. Many people are not too cautious and try to take out frozen foods by using an ice pick breaking 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 leaks out of the system leaving the compressor working without protection thus damaging it. Without refrigerant, the refrigerator won't have the ability to function and really useless to operate. Major trouble like this requires an expert to restore, one with good knowledge in GE refrigerator troubleshooting, one with past experiences in General Electric refrigerator repair and with appropriate tools in repairing fridges. If you have this sort of problem it is highly recommended to simply leave it to professionals, take it to authorized GE Appliance Service Centers and let their highly experienced engineers and technician fix it, particularly if it's still insured by manufacturer's warranty.

There are also refrigerator parts that can easily break. Fragile parts for example the evaporator door, meat tray cover which is made of fragile plastics that can easily break if you are not cautious. If you own an old type or vintage GE refrigerator and you need some components to fix it, it will be hard to get the majority of its parts, especially brand new replacement components. What you can do is to search for surplus or used GE fridge components. One good place to get them is in eBay, people from all over the world sell all sorts of used items there. Instead of just sending them away to junkshop they auction their antique General Electric refrigerator by the parts.

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