Question about GE Refrigerators
Hi, If you are having frost build up, you will need to remove the rear panel inside the freezer. Unplug the refrigerator. You will need to test the bi-metal switch that is located on top of the evaporator coil and it needs to be cold when testing it. If the bi-metal switch shows an open circuit, it will need to be replaced. If the switch shows a closed circuit, test the defrost heater the same way.
If both parts show they are ok, you will need to replace the defrost control which is located inside the fresh food section in the control panel.
If it is solid ice that you find after removing the freezer panel. the drain under the evaporator coil is plugged and will need cleaned out.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Double door Maytag. Water frozen in the bottom and leaking onto the floor. Happened before and don't wish to pay the same repair person who "repaired" it 6 months ago to come out again. What can I do?
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
Hi, With the information you supplied i'm going to assume there is an ice build up at the rear of the freezer. Your problem is going to be with your defrost system. I will also assume you have the ability to repair this yourself. This is going to be one of three problems with your refridgerator, 1st thing to do is remove shelfs and panel in the back of the freezer...you should see ice build up on the evaporator...don't worry get a hair dryer and melt the ice. Next locate the wires for the heater...using a multi meter test the heater for condinuity...if the heater is bad replace it, If the heater is good replace the defrost thermostat..the stat normally is a barrel looking part clipped onto the evaporator pipe. The last possible problem could be the evaporator fan, have you heard the fan running in the past few hours?..if you are not sure pull the panel out to where you can see fan and watch it over an hour to see if it turns. I have included links with pictures of what the parts you need to check are: http://romulusappliance.com/manufacturers/maytag/refrigerators/575432.JPG defrost stat http://www.hotekalliance.com/UploadFiles/2008627111553382.jpg heaters http://www.applianceblog.com/archives/EvapMotor1018185.jpg evap fan. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. If you decide to get a repair guy in should not cost you any more then $120 - $200 depending on make/model/problem Good luck & thanks for using fixya! Mike p.s. please don't forget to rate this free solution.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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