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GE Profile PSB42YSX[SS]
 
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$5,699.00 - $7,099.00
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Summary: This 25.2 cu.-ft. built-in cabinet-depth GE Profile PSB42YSX[SS] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls on its front door
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About - GE Profile PSB42YSX[SS]

The GE Profile PSB42YSX[SS] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the Profile PSB42YSX[SS] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two refrigerators with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

The GE lines include GE, GE Profile, GE Café, and GE Monogram. GE will be offering an interactive LCD screen on some of its models, and on one Profile model there will be a refreshment center and fold-away shelves.

Features & Specs - GE Profile PSB42YSX[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.2
info Bottom-freezer No
info Side-by-side Yes
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE Profile PSB42YSX[SS]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Extreemly Unreliable
8/19/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Nice Layout Good Looking
Cons
Control System Unreliable
Has Failed Four Times In
Heats Unevenly
Noisy
Unreliable
Unstable Tray
Best Uses
Best Use Is Anchor
Totally Unreliable
Comment:
In three years the product has failed to operate four times. The control system temperature varies quite a bit. It uses a very complicated system using the freezer compartment to control the refrigerator. This system has failed four times. Three times not keeping the refrigerator cold and once failing completely Freezer and refrigerator. (we had to empty it into coolers to save the food). Once, all the food at the back of the refrigerator froze including the water coil for the dispenser. Are calling it a total loss and are in the process of replacing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
GE Profile
7/29/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
42 built in. Long history of service issues. Every working part on this refrigerator has been replaced. GE repair technicians cannot repair this Samsung-made refrigerator. Since 2010 two compressors, 1 set of evaporators and other smaller parts have been replaced. The unit continues to malfunction. GE has offered a stipend toward another GE refrigerator. Won't ever buy GE again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
A nightmare
5/9/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Immediately noticed that the doors require a lot of pull to open, and cannot be adjusted. Problems started within months: A cracked water filter leaked unnoticed until floorboards started to warp. Around the four-year mark, the refrigerator side gave out. (With two evaporators, the freezer kept going.) To fix the refrigerator took countless repairman visits: The temperature sensor was replaced, then the control board (twice),then the defrost heater and sensor. Six months later the freezer would go up to 20 F for days, and never below 10 F. After countless more repairman visits, even the GE Tech Line had no clue as to what the problem was. The refrigerator side kept going. Not well, though. With the refrigerator temperature set at 34 F (the lowest setting) and the display registering 33 - 35 F, a calibrated laboratory thermometer revealed that the actual temperature was 40 - 42 F. Fortunately I had bought an extended warranty from Lowes, and one day after I filed a claim they sent me a full refund.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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