Are you stressed because your GE refrigerator is warm but freezer is cold? Nothing is worse than opening your fridge to find all your food is room temperature.

But what about your freezer? Why is it still cold, keeping your food nice and frosty, while the food in your refrigerator slowly goes bad? It’s nerve-racking wondering what to do in this situation.

Top 4 Reasons Why Your GE Refrigerator is Warm but Freezer is Cold

There are many factors that could be causing the issue, so we’ve compiled the top four reasons to troubleshoot why your fridge isn’t cold but the freezer is:

Refrigerator is Empty

What does lack of food do to your refrigerator?
This may be surprising, but the reason your refrigerator won’t get cold but freezer will is because there is too little food. The refrigerator and freezer best maintain their temperatures when there is an appropriate amount of food inside. The food absorbs the cold that’s produced by the unit and retains it, thus stabilizing the temperature inside the refrigerator.

If you notice your fridge is relatively empty and your freezer is full, this may be the reason your GE refrigerator is warm but freezer is cold. Simply add more food to solve the problem.

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Refrigerator Door Gasket is Not Tight

What does the door gasket do?
If your GE refrigerator is not cooling but freezer is working, a faulty gasket could be the cause. The door gasket plays an extremely important role in keeping your refrigerator cold by creating a seal. If it fails, the door will not seal properly, causing cold air to escape.

How does the door gasket fail? 
The most common way a door gasket fails is because it’s out of place. You can easily fix this yourself by using either your finger or a pen to gently apply pressure and run down the gasket to push it back into place.

Evaporator Coils Frosted Over

What do evaporator coils do?
Another reason for a warm fridge cold freezer is due to frosted evaporator coils. These are responsible for automatically defrosting your refrigerator so you don’t have to do it manually. It does this by running heat to get rid of any frost build up and then cooling the air back down to maintain the temperature settings.

How do evaporator coils fail?
If part of the defrost system fails, the evaporator coils could frost over. Frost buildup on the evaporator coils restricts airflow, leading to inadequate cooling and a warm refrigerator. There are a few components in the defrost system that could fail so it’s best to have a professional diagnose and repair the issue.

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Evaporator Fan Motor Not Working

What does the evaporator fan do?
Failing evaporator fans are another possible reason your GE refrigerator is warm but freezer is cold. These fans are a part of the cooling and defrosting system and draws cold air onto the evaporator coils, cooling your refrigerator.

How does the evaporator fan fail?
The main reason an evaporator fan will fail is due to a bad motor. To determine if the motor has failed, turn the fan blades by hand. If they won’t budge, the evaporator fan motor needs to be replaced.

If your troubleshooting leads you to need your refrigerator fixed, Caesar’s Appliance Service is here for all your refrigerator repair needs. From fixing a warm GE refrigerator to replacing your refrigerator water filter, we can help.