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DF Light is blinking and refrigerator doesn't seem cold

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I have a GE side by sude model number TFX24EH. It has a troubleshooting system and the DF (defrost) light is blinking. Also--although the freezer is working fine, the refrigerator side does not seem to be as cold as it should. The coldness knob is turned way up.

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  • aduff Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem with the blinking DF light.
    But no apparent problem with either the refrigerator or freezer.

    Did you find a solution ?

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  • TempestT-37 Jan 03, 2009

    Me too, looking for a solution

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SOURCE: DF light on continuously

HI,

Please make sure that the cold knob is turned up.Next unplug all the cords of your refrigerator for 30min and allow it to reset.

Let me know the result.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: DF light on continuously

You have a defrost problem which can be a heater, timer or defrost thermostat.

Take everything including the shelves out of the freezer and remove rear panel.

You can see a uniform frost on the coils.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

hiltonjug
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SOURCE: GE Refrigerator-Freezer side works fine/Refrigerator side not ok

You most likely have a defrost problem. Check the inside back panel of the freezer. See if there is ice built up. If so, you have a problem with the defrost. 85% of the time, it's caused by a bad heater. It could be the termination thermostat, timer or fan. If the ice is built up. Take the panel out and defrost with hair dryer. If you want, you can now check the heater and termination thermostat. It's a closed switch that opens on the rise. If you fix it your self or not, To save your food. You can replace the panel and turn the fridge back on, it will operate correctly for 3 or 4 days. This will give you time to either get the part and fix it or for someone to get out and repair.
Please rate solution and make it worth the while to summit solutions. Thanks

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: defrost heater mnot completely defrosting

unplug it and get your hair dryer remove the panel again and blow dry the entire thing untill all is melted be carefull not to over do ad not to put dryer in the freezer stand back where the water will not splash on the dryer after leave it off for 1 hour than turn back on and put setting on number 3 for 2 to 3 hours than adjust to your normal setting not higher than 5 or it will repeat problem.It is getting very well cool causing to over cool to fast.
also air spray out back side and bottom of refrigerator is always a big help
Good Luck

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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SOURCE: why does my ge fridge

I hope someone has an answer. Mine startes doing the exact same thing. I turned it off for about 20 minutes. When I turned it back on the DF is nstill blinking. I think we have a problem

Posted on Nov 19, 2010

imufo2
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SOURCE: Kenmore side by side model 106.44109300

NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.
Be sure the BACK COVER is in place and hasnt been accidently removed.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html


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NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.
Be sure the BACK COVER is in place and hasnt been accidently removed.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html


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Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article
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MORE TRICKS:
STOP PAYING FOR EXPENSIVE WATER FILTERS FOR YOUR REF. DO THIS____
http://www.fixya.com/support/r9962087-stop_paying_high_price_refrigerator
Thanks for using fixya
Leo Ponder
imufo2
Please VOTE FOR ME IF THIS WAS HELPFUL
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Please make sure that the cold knob is turned up.Next unplug all the cords of your refrigerator for 30min and allow it to reset.

Let me know the result.

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