My old GE side by side refrigerator/freezer stops cooling and I hit the thermostat and it comes back on and will run good for a while and does it again and I have to hit it again to get it to come back on I replaced the thermostat and still does the same thing going to try another thermostat to see if that’s the problem any suggestions?

  • Did you replace the thermostat with a new thermostat? Is the fan/blower running and just not blowing cold air? Model number or photos may help. Jun 16 at 22:05
  • Compressor motor overheating ?
    – knowitall
    Jun 16 at 22:12
  • Having to smack it for it to work sounds like a loose connection somewhere or a valve sticking. Might not be the thermostat at all, but something close by.
    – crip659
    Jun 17 at 0:58


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