I realize this is not a home repair board, but I’m thinking someone here might have a quick answer:
My friend has a GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, model GSH22JFTACC. He says when the power goes out and then comes back, the refrigerator does not turn on immediately, but it does eventually. The observed recovery times have been several hours-- more than
36 hours in one incident. He asked the GE tech whether the defrost cycle might be to blame, but he didn’t think so. My friend writes:
The “Use & care manual”
does mention “Setting the controls to the 0 (off) position”.
but when the freezer is dead, so is the control panel.
My refrig matches the bottom diagram on p. 5, with the control panel
on the front of the freezer.
There is a Power switch (p. 9), but it only affects the ice maker.
In the user’s manual troubleshooting section (“Before you call
for service”) there’s only one relevant entry:
Problem: Refrigerator does not operate
Possible Cause: Freezer control in 0 (off) position.
What To Do: Move the freezer control to a temperature setting.
Possible Cause: Refrigerator in defrost cycle (FrostGuard).
What To Do: Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
[The fact that it turns on eventually on its own is weird.]