Question about Refrigerators
The evaporator coil (the one in the freezer) has frozen up twice in the past week. We do not have kids in the house, so I am certain the door is not open too much. The door seal is in very good shape, however I cleaned it and lubricated it per instruction manual any way. Unit is only about 2 1/2 years old, it is not digital but does have an electronic control board (as most things do these days). Where should I look first? I am average in electrical skills for a homeowner. I have already cleaned the condensor coil, freezer thawed out about a month before the evaporator problem started, it was dirty but everything was good after I cleaned it. Thanks for any help, can not afford to buy a new one, and do not think that is necessary at this time but I could be wrong.
There is a pc board that senses how long the condensor motor has been running and when it gets to a certain amount of time it turns off the refridgerator condensor and turns on the heater coil that melts any ice formed on the condensor coils untill a temperature sensor says enough then it allows the condensor motor to run again. The problem is definitely in this board which is a common problem with Whirlpool and related brands. This board is about 50 to 75 dollars and can be easily replaced.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Sounds like the auto-defrost timer has gone bad. In many cases, that is the cause. Check with GE service.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
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